Daily Archives: February 28, 2020

2020-02-28: News Headlines

Alan MacLeod (2020-02-29). Media Stoop to 'Russian Assistance' to Explain Sanders' Rise. fair.org For over three years, Russia has been an issue of great concern, if not panic, in our media. Back in 2018, FAIR (

Staff (2020-02-29). U.S., Taliban Set to Sign Afghanistan Peace Deal. truthdig.com The pact sets the stage for U.S. troop withdrawal more than 18 years after George W. Bush ordered bombing in response to the 9/11 attacks.

RT (2020-02-29). 'We've seen no evidence': Social networks blow up 'US officials' claim of 'Russian coronavirus disinformation campaign'. rt.com Social media titans Twitter and Facebook have poured cold water on the State Department's latest conspiracy theory, insisting they'd seen no sign "Russian operatives" were spreading falsehoods about COVID-19 on their platforms. | Weighing in after a number of senior State Department officials "In general, our investigation hasn't substantiated th…

RT (2020-02-29). Secretive military base outside Paris hit by coronavirus, French defense minister confirms. rt.com Several people stationed at the 110 Creil air base outside Paris have fallen ill with coronavirus, the French military confirmed, with the base effectively being placed on lockdown. So far, 57 cases have been detected in France. | Defense Minister Florence Parly

WSWS (2020-02-28). Turkey bombs Syria after losing dozens of troops to Syrian-Russian airstrike. wsws.org The danger is growing that all-out war could erupt between the NATO alliance and the Syrian government's major international backers, Iran and Russia.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-02-28). Julian Assange, the Glass Cage and Heaven in a Rage: Day Four of Extradition Hearings. globalresearch.ca Thursday, February 27, Woolwich Crown Court. The first round of extradition hearings regarding Julian Assange's case concluded a day early, to recommence on May 18th. It ended on an insensible note very much in keeping with the …

Stephen Lendman (2020-02-28). Pentagon Papers Case Vindicates Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca On June 30, 1971, the US Supreme Court ruled that the NYT and Washington Post were legally permitted to publish what's known as the Pentagon Papers — material leaked by Daniel Ellsberg. | Six justices concurred, a per curiam statement saying …

WSWS (2020-02-28). Judge rules Assange cannot sit with lawyers during extradition hearing. wsws.org The first week of the extradition hearing in USA v Julian Assange ended yesterday at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court with Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejecting a submission from Assange's lawyers that he be allowed to sit with them in court.

Derek Royden (2020-02-28). Cruel and unusual: Julian Assange's extradition hearing begins. nationofchange.org It's a slippery slope and in a world of so-called 'fake news' could have negative consequences for journalists and whistle-blowers trying to speak truth to power far into the future.

WSWS (2020-02-28). "The working class needs to demand that Assange is released, not that the ruling class do it on their behalf" wsws.org World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to some of those attending the public rally held by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) in defence of Julian Assange on Sunday in London.

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (2020-02-28). Punishing the Free Speech of Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca "Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech." — First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution | In the oral argument of the famous U.S. Supreme Court cases known collectively as the Pentagon Papers Case, the late Justice William O. …

WSWS (2020-02-28). Julian Assange's father demands immediate bail for imprisoned son. wsws.org John Shipton outlined his son's decade-long history of arbitrary detention in the UK.

Craig Murray (2020-02-28). Your Man in the Public Gallery — The Assange Hearing Day 3. globalresearch.ca In yesterday's proceedings in court, the prosecution adopted arguments so stark and apparently unreasonable I have been fretting on how to write them up in a way that does not seem like caricature or unfair exaggeration on my part. What …

WSWS (2020-02-28). Australia: Workers and youth call for intensification of Assange and Manning defence campaign. wsws.org Queensland students and workers in Parramatta denounce the escalating government attacks on democratic rights.

Pepe Escobar (2020-02-28). Assange Extradition: Can a French Touch Pierce a Neo-Orwellian Farce? globalresearch.ca It's quite fitting that the — imperially pre-determined — judicial fate of Julian Assange is being played out in Britain, the home of George Orwell. | As chronicled by the painful, searing

Corvin Russell (2020-02-28). Canada's First Nations: Ottawa Lays Bare the Lie It Calls "Reconciliation" globalresearch.ca The Canadian state today is in the throes of a historic crisis of its own making, as it stands off against the Wet'suwet'en Nation, an Indigenous nation in northern British Columbia (BC) that is blocking construction of the Coastal GasLink …

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Canada To Hold Talks with Indigenous Group About Pipeline. telesurenglish.net A Canadian government minister was scheduled to open two days of talks with a major Indigenous group on Thursday in a bid to end three weeks of rail and road blockades across the country. | RELATED: | Carolyn Bennett, the minister of crown-Indigenous relations, and Scott Fraser, the British Columbia minister of Indigenous relations and reconciliation, are due to meet Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs on Thursday and Fr…

Alison Bodine (2020-02-28). In Defense of Mother Earth: Indigenous Rights Are Human Rights! RCMP Out of Wet'suwet'en! globalresearch.ca In the dark early morning on February 6, 2020, the RCMP violently raided Wet'suwet'en territory in Northern British Columbia, Canada. | "They're invading our people again, starting in the wee hours of the morning, arresting people who have been providing food …

Jacob Hornberger (2020-02-28). Immunity for Killings by Immigration Police. counterpunch.org The American immigration police state continues to grow more tyrannical with each passing day. The latest example involves the U.S. Supreme Court, which has just issued a ruling in a case that effectively gives the Border Patrol a license to kill Mexican citizens. And guess which two magic words the Court used to justify its

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Civil Rights Advocates Reject Trump's Denaturalization Office. telesurenglish.net The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)and other NGOs defending the rights of migrants criticized the creation of a special office responsible for withdrawing citizenship because President Donald Trump administration could use it as a tool for his "xenophobic and racist" agenda. | RELATED: | "The Trump Administration creates an office to try to abuse, frighten, and intimidate Latinos and all immigrants or refugees…

Whitney Webb (2020-02-28). In Dem Debates, Corporate Media Push a Militaristic Foreign Policy: An Interview with Sam Husseini. mintpressnews.com MintPress News recently spoke to Sam Husseini about how the media promotes militaristic and even xenophobic approaches to foreign policy during the primary debates.

WSWS (2020-02-28). Spartanburg SC Amazon workers speak on brutal conditions. wsws.org A WSWS reporting team travelled to Spartanburg and met with several Amazon workers, past and present, to discuss their reactions the coverage by the WSWS of conditions at the Amazon warehouse in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2020-02-28). 'Hunters' review: Amazon's violent anti-Nazi drama has potential but needs sharper direction. peoplesworld.org "Only the dead know the end of war." — Hunters Approximately six million Jewish people, along with millions of others, perished in the World War II (WWII) genocide that we would later come to know as the Holocaust. They were targeted for racial, political, and ideological reasons by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party regime. …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-02-28). War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza's Offshore Gas Fields. globalresearch.ca The issue of sovereignty over Gaza's gas fields is crucial…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-02-28). Israel Re-Opens Gaza Crossings, Fishing Zones. imemc.org Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, reopened the two main crossings with Gaza after days of closure following the latest escalation of tensions at the beginning of this week, Arab48 reported. In a statement, the unit of the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories (COGAT) said that the …

Staff (2020-02-28). Children Are Freezing to Death in Syria as Humanitarian Crisis Intensifies. truthout.org In Syria, 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike by Russia-backed Syrian forces in rebel-held Idlib in a major escalation on Thursday. Turkey has vowed to respond in kind, as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres calls for an immediate ceasefire, saying "the risk of even greater escalation grows by the hour." Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly spoke by phone on Friday to discuss the crisis, as NATO urged rapid deescalation. The all-out…

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Bolivia: Ex-Leader of Indigenous Women Federation Detained. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Prosecutor's Office Thursday ordered the arrest of Felipa Huanca, the former leader of the Bartolina Sisa Confederation of Indigenous Women (CMCBS), a grassroots organization that has been politically close to the RELATED: | Huanca was arrested for a…

Staff (2020-02-28). Syrian Refugees Rush Greece Border as Russia and Turkey Tangle. truthdig.com REYHANLI, Turkey — The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke by phone Friday to try to defuse tensions that rose significantly in Syria after 33 Turkish troops were killed in a Syrian government airstrike, and a new wave of refugees and migrants headed for the Greek border by land and sea after Turkey said it would no longer hold them back. | The attack Thursday marked the deadliest day for the Turkish military since Ankara first entered the Syrian conflict in 2016 and also was the most serious escalation between Turkish and Russian-backed Syrian forces, raising the prospect of an all-out war with millions…

Vijay Prashad (2020-02-28). Witnessing the hell that a migrant can face. mronline.org The Saudi-UAE war on Yemen has been going on for five years. Despite recent peace talks leading to an improvement in aid distribution, the violence has escalated in certain key districts of Yemen over the past two weeks. Since January, 35,000 Yemenis have been displaced from their homes, an indicator of the dangerous situation in […] |

Steve Early (2020-02-28). VoteVets for Buttigieg: Who's Really Keeping Us in the Dark About Campaign Funding? counterpunch.org In a Democratic primary field that once featured four military veterans, only two are still marching toward the White House. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's anti-war candidacy has sunk nearly out of sight, but Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, became a top tier contender in Iowa and New Hampshire. Flush with cash from nearly

Staff (2020-02-28). Study Debunks Claims That Led to Bolivian Coup. truthdig.com A new study released by a pair of MIT researchers Thursday reveals that, contrary to claims from the U.S.-backed Organization of American States, there was no fraud in Bolivia's October 20, 2019 elections—an accusation used by the OAS and others as a pretext for supporting the coup in the country that deposed President Evo Morales and replaced him with an unelected right-wing government. | "Good lord,"

Mark Gruenberg (2020-02-28). Experts: Government, business must step up fight against corona virus. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Presenting solid facts and contradicting GOP President Donald Trump's rosy assurances, federal health officials are warning the country to take precautions against the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. — and a warning signal went up just after Trump's press conference this week on the looming medical emergency. Meanwhile, two experts on infectious diseases …

Robert Scheer (2020-02-28). Julian Bond Was a Radical Long Before MLK. truthdig.com A new book shows how the activist's positions on issues like the Vietnam War and environmental justice helped move civil rights leaders left.

The Canary (2020-02-28). PM warned Brussels will not bow to 'artificial deadlines' in trade talks. thecanary.co Brussels will not be pressurised by "artificial deadlines" in…

Zoya Teirstein (2020-02-28). After Bloomberg, climate was public enemy no. 2 at Nevada Democratic debate. peoplesworld.org If you're reading this, congratulations! You've made it to the ninth — yes, the NINTH — Democratic primary debate. With each new debate, a shrinking cohort of presidential contenders has had the opportunity to make their climate pitch before millions of Americans, moderators' questions permitting. The candidates have grown increasingly adept at weaving issues like rising …

Staff (2020-02-28). Mike Bloomberg's Ties to Sackler Family Exposed. truthdig.com A new report finds that when the billionaire family behind the opioid crisis needed PR help, it turned to New York City's former mayor.

Paul Street (2020-02-28). The So-Called Party of the People: From Nevada to South Carolina. counterpunch.org My thesis on the Democratic Party's corporate-imperialist establishment had been consistent for years: it would rather lose to the right-wing party, even to an increasingly apocalyptic and fascistic right, than to the progressive, moderately social-democratic and environmentalist left wing of its own party. That was the basic story of 2016 — a tragedy the bourgeois

Andrew Levine (2020-02-28). Bloomberg: What Is He Good For? counterpunch.org After winning big in Nevada and withstanding the efforts of Democratic "moderates" to throw him off track at last Tuesday's South Carolina "debate," Bernie Sanders is now enjoying what George H.W. Bush called "the big Mo." He has the wind at his back. Those moderates — Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and, worst of all, Joe

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2020-02-28). A World no longer shaped by Atlantic powers. mronline.org The annual Munich Security Conference that took place February 14-16 this year turned out to be an iconic event, drawing comparison with the one held in the same Bavarian city on February 10, 2007, where in a prophetic speech Russian President Vladimir Putin had criticized the world order characterized by the United States' global hegemony […] |

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2020-02-28). The U.S. Military's #MeToo Reckoning That Wasn't. truthdig.com "A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do." Everyone who enters the gate at West Point Military Academy must memorize and recite these words on their first day. Failure to follow that protocol, including the "

Staff (2020-02-28). Court Puts Breaks on Move to Make Asylum Seekers Wait in Mexico. truthdig.com While it may only be temporary, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling is a major setback for Donald Trump's anti-immigration policy.

Matthew Stevenson (2020-02-28). Carolina and Super Tuesday on My Mind. counterpunch.org The fifth of a periodic series on the early primaries and caucuses, this was written before the vote in South Carolina. The other pieces can be found here. Wanting to get the lowdown on the primaries, I reached out to an insider, who sent back this reply: I don't know why you call it "a

T.J. Coles (2020-02-28). The Space Force Becomes a Weapons System, Arms Companies Profit. counterpunch.org As the world gets used to what the US military calls "Full Spectrum Dominance," the complex uplinks/downlinks, spurious RADAR returns, cyber glitches, and misinterpretations of big data bring the world closer to its ends, especially as US systems—including possibly nuclear—are orbited or put into the loop of the new Space Force. But the news isn't

Robert Hunziker (2020-02-28). Forever-Chemicals Tap Water. counterpunch.org Throughout the history of Western Civilization there are times, but only on rare occasions, when people en masse feel compelled to run into the streets, similar to the storming of the Bastille 1789, screaming at the top of their lungs: "Stop the Madness!" Now is one of those times, as only recently Feb 2020 the

Rob Urie (2020-02-28). Bernie Sanders and the Socialism Question. counterpunch.org Wherever Bernie Sanders' campaign goes from here, the left critique of establishment politics is getting empirical backing through popular support for his candidacy. The establishment's response— incredulity that the little people have the temerity to question their betters, is combined with a posture of victimhood, that blameless elites are being demonized by neo-collectivist malcontents who are too stupid to appreciate the blessing that four decades of neoliberalism has bestowed on them.

John Curiel — Jack R. Williams (2020-02-28). Analysis of the 2019 Bolivia Election: No Evidence of Irregular Trends or Fraud. counterpunch.org Disclosure: In December 2019, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) contracted with the authors to see if the numerical and statistical results of CEPR's November 2019 study could be independently verified. Any analysis and interpretation of findings in this report express the sole views of the authors, researchers at MIT Election Data and

Henry Giroux (2020-02-28). Cult-Like Ignorance is Death: Trump and the Coronavirus. counterpunch.org Trump's lies, his disparagement of science and scientists, his claim that non-political civil servants are part of the deep state, his lack of credibility, his penchant for political opportunism over the needs of the nation, his pathological embrace of hyperbole, his delight in creating confusion, and his mistaking loyalty for public service puts the nation

Staff (2020-02-28). Virus Outbreak Has Earmarks of a Global Economic Crisis. truthdig.com The list of countries touched by the illness climbs to nearly 60 as more than 83,000 people worldwide fall ill. Over 2,800 have died so far.

Eds. (2020-02-28). Trump touts biodefense strategy but slashes funding to detect and combat outbreaks like coronavirus. mronline.org t the end of January, at a time when the coronavirus outbreak that began in China was dominating international headlines, The White House announced it was forming a new task force to address the growing crisis, one headed by the secretary of health and human services, Alex Azar. |

IMEMC News (2020-02-28). Israeli Soldiers Injure 70 Palestinians Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, at least seventy Palestinians, including a child who was shot with a live round in his back, in Jabal al-'Arma Mountain, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that dozens of residents went to the mountain to protest the …

Staff (2020-02-28). Thousands Are Taking the Streets to Protest Suspension of Dominican Elections. truthout.org Thousands in the Dominican Republic took to the streets of the capital Santo Domingo Thursday to protest the abrupt suspension of local elections earlier this month and to commemorate the country's Independence Day. Protests have been ongoing since February 16, after the government suspended the municipal elections four hours after voting began, alleging there were "technical glitches" in the electronic ballot machines used. The machines were previously used in October 2019, and they cost the D…

Ben Norton (2020-02-28). US and OAS lobby for Nicaraguan 'political prisoners' who butcher their pregnant girlfriends. thegrayzone.com Ben Norton reports from Nicaragua, where the US embassy and OAS successfully lobbied for the release of violent criminals who…

Alan Macleod (2020-02-28). Months After Supporting a Deadly Coup, WaPo Admits Bolivia's Elections Were Clean. mintpressnews.com The Washington Post published an

Alan Macleod (2020-02-28). US Military Building Presence in Saudi Arabia for First Time in 17 Years. mintpressnews.com Amid rising tensions with Iran, the United States is increasing its military presence in Saudi Arabia- separated from the Islamic Republic by only the Persian Gulf. Some 2,500 troops have arrived at their new home, the Prince Sultan Air Base, some 60 km southeast of Riyadh. On Iran, General John Walker, commander of the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing at the base, said: "We face a thinking enemy that is playing a real regional conflict for keeps, and they're very good." | While the U.S. government has not given any indication of how long it expects its forces to be there, temporary structures are being replaced with…

Peter Bolton (2020-02-28). Here's why Bernie Sanders was spot on with his comments about Cuba. thecanary.co Bernie Sanders has recently come Red-baiting tactics: | On 23 February, Sanders said it's "unfair to simply say everything is bad" about the Cuban Revolution. Republicans and establishment Dem…

Staff (2020-02-28). DC Lobbyists Panic Over Possibility of Sanders Win. truthout.org Federal government lobbyists told The Hill Friday that they are increasingly concerned that a Bernie Sanders presidency could be "uncharted waters" for their clients given the Vermont senator's history of antipathy toward big business and the role of corporate power in U.S. politics. | "In our lifetime we have not had a [presidential candidate] so openly hostile towards corporations," said lobbyist Kevin O'Neill, a partner with D.C. firm Arnold & Porter. | Sanders, the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential…

Staff (2020-02-28). Bernie Sanders Was Right About the Cuban Literacy Campaign. truthout.org The corporate media have long been looking for ways to discredit Bernie Sanders, and they settled on a surprising statement he made in the 1980s during his tenure as mayor of Burlington when he said, "We have a lot to learn from Cuba." | Now, they have latched onto a statement he made about Cuba during an interview on "60 Minutes" after winning the Nevada caucuses: "We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad," Sanders said. "When Fidel Castr…

Pete Dolack (2020-02-28). No Thinking Please, We're Red-Baiting. counterpunch.org The red-baiting of Bernie Sanders is in full swing. From Democrats. Yes, the silly season is upon us as Senator Sanders was roundly condemned because he believes literacy campaigns are good things. I know the United States is a uniquely anti-intellectual country, but, still, you'd think teaching reading and writing might be thought of as

Scott Tucker (2020-02-28). Pete Buttigieg: The Energizer Bunny of Hegemony. counterpunch.org Pete Buttigieg's father, Joseph Anthony Buttigieg II, who died in early 2019, was a prominent scholar of the works of Antonio Gramsci, the Italian Marxist who opposed Mussolini's fascist regime. In 1926, the prosecutor at Gramsci's trial declared, "For twenty years, we must stop this brain from functioning." Yet Gramsci continued thinking and writing in

South Front (2020-02-28). Video: Fall of Saraqib: Syrian Army Retreat Under Turkish Strikes in Eastern Idlib. globalresearch.ca Members of al-Qaeda-linked groups embedded with Turkish troops have reentered the town of Saraqib in eastern Idlib following the collapse of the Syrian Army defense northwest of the town. | The attack was backed by Turkish artillery strikes on positions of …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-02-28). Washington Ponders Imposing Sanctions on Serbia for Russian Weapon Purchases. globalresearch.ca With Russia delivering another round of the Pantsir S1 anti-missile defense system to Serbia on Tuesday, EU and U.S. officials have reacted. Both Brussels and Washington have sent their warnings to Serbia, with Washington even threatening sanctions against the Balkans …

WSWS (2020-02-28). Australian spy chief reveals fascistic networks, but minister attacks "left-wing lunatics" wsws.org Dutton's response shows that the real target of the government and the state apparatus is left-wing and socialist organisations, not violent, far-right groups.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2020-02-28). Once Saudi Allies, Tribes in Eastern Yemen's Al-Mahrah Are Now Battling Saudi Forces. mintpressnews.com Saudi Arabia has long sought control over eastern Yemen for its unfettered access to the Arabian Sea. Now, after decades of exploitation and betrayal by Saudi forces, local tribesmen in the area have run out of patience.

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-02-28). If Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Are Retried, Jury Should Hear About US Crimes. globalresearch.ca On February 28, federal prosecutors will announce whether they plan to retry four people who spent 37 days in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C.,

Ebe Daems (2020-02-28). The Unspoken War against Organic Farming in Africa: Tanzanian Farmers Are Facing Heavy Prison Sentences if They Continue Their Traditional Seed Exchange. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2016. | In order to receive development assistance, Tanzania has to give Western agribusiness full freedom and give enclosed protection for patented seeds. "Eighty percent of the seeds are being shared and sold in an …

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-02-28). The War Scenario Between Israel and Hezbollah. globalresearch.ca Notwithstanding the increase in power of the "Axis of the Resistance", with its precision missiles and unrivalled accumulated warfare experience, the possibility of war is still on the table. The "Axis of the Resistance" is increasing its readiness based on …

Larry Romanoff (2020-02-28). State-Sponsored Commercial Espionage. The Global Theft of Ideas. globalresearch.ca After digesting its massive theft of ideas, things and people from Paperclip following the end of World War II, the US wasted no time in designing and implementing the world's largest network of commercial espionage that has ever existed, and …

IMEMC News (2020-02-28). Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus. imemc.org Dozens of extremist illegal Israeli colonists attacked, earlier Friday, the town of Huwwara, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before attacking homes and cars, causing damage. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that many colonists, illegally squatting on private Palestinian lands, stormed the village, and fired …

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Switzerland Suspends Public Events to Contain Covid-19 Outbreak. telesurenglish.net Switzerland's Federal Council Thursday declared that the country is in a "special situation" and announced measures to contain the progress of COVID-19, a disease that has affected 15 people in this European country. | RELATED: | "The Federal Council is aware that its decision has important consequences for the population but it will allow its effective protection," the Swiss authorities said and added t…

(2020-02-28). Endangered Species in America: "Moose, Western Bumblebee, Venus Flytrap, … Plants and Animals in Desperate Need of Help" globalresearch.ca The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today for failing to decide whether 241 plants and animals across the country — from the Midwest's golden-winged warbler to Venus flytraps in the Carolinas — should be protected under the …

WSWS (2020-02-28). US Coast Guard "doubles down" on Pacific operations targeting China. wsws.org The Coast Guard's expansion across the Western Pacific, thousands of miles from America's shores, is part of the US drive to dominate the region and intensify preparations for war.

Staff (2020-02-28). Bloomberg Wants to Woo Black Voters, But We Remember His Reign of Terror. truthout.org The Democratic primary race for president has taken an interesting and disturbing turn as we approach the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday. It's nothing new to say that money runs politics. Still, we have now reached a new level where self-funded billionaires are distorting what's left of a faulty U.S. democratic system. A process that historically and currently deters full participation in the electoral process for people of color, women, the poor and the working class is now also directl…

Signe M. Cold-Ravnkilde (2020-02-28). Providing Security in the Sahel: A 'Traffic Jam' of Military Interventions, and Al Qaeda Terrorists. globalresearch.ca Despite the presence of multiple military actors in West Africa's Sahel region, a steady growth in jihadi activity seems to thrive in the presence of foreign military operations. With their focus on fighting cross-border terrorism and reconstructing 'failed states', while …

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Nigeria Confirms 1st case of New Virus in Sub-Saharan Africa. telesurenglish.net An Italian man who has been confirmed as Nigeria's first coronavirus case after arriving from Milan was in the country for almost two full days, traveling through Lagos and visiting another state before being isolated. | RELATED: | The man works for cement company Lafarge Africa PLC in the southwestern state of Ogun, the company said in a statement. | The Ogun state governor, in a separate media briefing, said…

Eric Zuesse (2020-02-28). President Tayyip Erdogan Now Claims Syria's Idlib Province Belongs to Turkey. globalresearch.ca On February 26th, Turkey's President, told his Islamist political party that Idlib, which is the most heavily jihadist of all of Syria's provinces and the province where Syria had been sending jihadists who had been defeated but not killed by …

teleSUR (2020-02-28). French Authorities to Increase Measures to Prevent Covid-19. telesurenglish.net Due to a quick increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus, now at 57, French authorities have asked people to refrain from shaking hands to prevent infection. | RELATED: | Two days ago, France reported the second death of a patient because of respiratory infection.

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Colombian Movement Defends UN Report Against Govt's Attacks. telesurenglish.net Human rights group Defendamos la Paz movement on Friday defended a RELATED: | The movement, which includes high-profile politicians such as Humb…

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Guyana Goes to the Polls Hoping to End Its Political Crisis. telesurenglish.net Guyana's oil boom will influence the results of the March 2 elections, which are called to end the long period of political instability and stagnation that the South American country has been experiencing since 2018. | RELATED: | The Guyanese people have been waiting for this day since their president David Granger received a motion of no confidence against him, which was validated by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ…

teleSUR (2020-02-28). U.S. Blockade Hinders Organ Transplant Process in Cuba. telesurenglish.net Cuba's physician Julio Cesar Sierra Friday denounced that the United States blockade against his country is hurting the population that needs vital organ transplants. | RELATED: | "The blockade prevents Cuba from acquiring the essential resources for the successful development of transplant processes on the Island," the transplant coordinator condemned. | According to Sierra, resources such as medicines, reagents, and other sup…

teleSUR (2020-02-28). WHO Recommends 10 Basic Prevention Measures Against Covid-19. telesurenglish.net The first of the ten measures is to clean hands regularly with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Touching the face after touching contaminated surfaces or sick people is one of the ways the virus can be transmitted. By cleaning the hands, one can reduce the risk.

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Brazil: Bolsonaro's Businessmen Behind Actions Against Congress. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Folha de Sao Paulo journalist Monica Bergamo Thursday revealed that entrepreneurs from the Brazil 200 Institute would be related to the media attacks that the far-right has undertaken against the Legislative Power. | RELATED: | On Wednesday,

teleSUR (2020-02-28). New Murder of Ex-Guerrilla Fighter Denounced in Colombia. telesurenglish.net The president of the Colombian party Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) Rodrigo Londoño denounced Friday, the murder of a former guerrilla; the fourteenth ex-combatant killed so far this year. | RELATED: | "Holman Fabio Montes Sánchez, 38, was shot dead in the municipality of San Vicente del Caguán, in the southern department of Caquetá," FARC President Rodrigo Londoño, known as "Timochenko" because of…

teleSUR (2020-02-28). Colombian Authorities Update on Damage Caused by Heavy Rains. telesurenglish.net Colombia remains severely affected after heavy rains and landslides that hit the country last Tuesday, leaving eight dead and 14 missing persons so far. | RELATED: | The departments of Bogota, Cauca, Caldas, Cundinamarca, and Santander have also reported landslides, collapsed roads, destroyed homes, and about a hundred evacuees. | In the Piedacuesta municipality, in the state of Santander, "a landslide caused by torrential rains devastated four roads,…

Colin Todhunter (2020-02-28). Toxic Agriculture and the Gates Foundation. dissidentvoice.org The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was launched in 2000 and has $46.8 billion in assets (December 2018). It is the largest charitable foundation in the world and distributes more aid for global health than any government. One of the foundation's stated goals is to globally enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty. The Gates Foundation …

Ron Jacobs (2020-02-28). Bloomberg's Billionaire BS. counterpunch.org We've all seen them. They are on television, on Instagram and every other social media platform. Like the flu virus, they have infected almost every facet of the public square. As the date for the Super Tuesday nears, their numbers seem like they will overwhelm the airwaves. Every day, another infected person acknowledges that they

William Hartung (2020-02-28). It's Time to Debate Pentagon Spending. counterpunch.org Despite hopes to the contrary, the Pentagon's new, $740 billion-plus budget will waste scarce tax dollars while making America less safe. With the presidential primaries accelerating, it's time for the candidates to address this urgent issue. This extraordinary spending has a direct impact on American taxpayers when it comes at the expense of diplomacy, education,

Michael Jansen (2020-02-28). Capture of M5 Hama-Aleppo Highway: One of the Most Celebrated Prizes in Damascus' Campaign to Regain Territory. globalresearch.ca As soon as the Syrian government announced that the north-south highway was open last weekend, my courageous friend Jamil drove from Damascus to Aleppo and back. "The road was fine and very quick," he told me on the phone on …

Victor Grossman (2020-02-28). Breakthroughs Against the Rightwing Menace in Germany. counterpunch.org In Germany, much as in the USA, political poles are getting more sharply defined than ever. Will the results be good or bad? There and here, certain people are nervously wringing their well-manicured hands. While in the USA it's the Bernie backers who have them worried, in Germany it's the changing scene in the off-the-mainline

Arshad Khan (2020-02-28). Trump Visits Modi and Delhi Erupts in Anti-Muslim Riots. counterpunch.org The photo of the U.S. President and the First Lady standing in front of the iconic Taj Mahal is as expected of a visit to India. It is also emblematic of Muslim rule from the late 12th century until the 18th when the Mughal Empire disintegrated, eventually enabling the British to cobble together the pieces.

Farzana Versey (2020-02-28). Who Will Douse Delhi's Flames? counterpunch.org The dead are not spared. A part of Delhi, the national capital of India, has been reduced to ashes. They've desecrated a cemetery, mangled vehicles, broken homes, injured people, killed people — 39, as I write this. North East Delhi is a lower middle-class area, the residents are mostly small shopkeepers and labourers. On February

Tom Clifford (2020-02-28). Corona and Flu in Beijing: a Report From the Chinese Capital. counterpunch.org Beijing. There is no room for complacency or outright fear. The new coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, sounds menacing and is. But there's another viral epidemic hitting countries around the world: the flu. COVID-19 has, since December, led to more than 75,000 illnesses and 2,000 deaths, primarily in mainland China. But, statistically the flu is more menacing. The Centers

Renee Parsons (2020-02-28). Further Erosion of American Civil Liberties. Why Renew the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. globalresearch.ca As a mid March deadline approaches, the mad scramble is on for Congress to rubber stamp a 'clean' renewal of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ( At every opportunity since 2001, Congress has used the re-authorization …

Wang Wen (2020-02-28). Eight Negative Arguments Smearing China's Virus Fight Must be Refuted. globalresearch.ca The COVID-19 outbreak in China has begun to decline outside Hubei Province, meanwhile in some countries it is on the rise. This fully shows that the epidemic is a challenge faced by all humanity and needs to be addressed by …

Brad Parker (2020-02-28). I Was Meant to Talk About Palestinian Kids at the UN. Israel Forced Me Out. globalresearch.ca Belgium caved into Israeli pressure to disinvite me from the Security Council. In doing so, they helped undermine human rights work for Palestinian children. | *** | Last week, the government of Belgium caved in to intense Israeli government pressure and effectively …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-02-28). US Losing Its Naval Supremacy. globalresearch.ca The science of geopolitics commonly makes use of the geographical dualism "land and sea". The great world powers are thus classified as land-based powers or sea-base powers, according to their attitudes. A country that chooses to develop on land has …

Prof Rodrigue Tremblay (2020-02-28). George W. Bush: May I Quote You, Mr. President? globalresearch.ca A selection of 50 quotes from President George W. Bush, for entertainment or meditation…

Sharon Kelly (2020-02-28). Oregon's Jordan Cove Backers Double Down on Efforts to Push Project Following Federal Permit Delay. globalresearch.ca Last Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) took the

Saed Bannoura (2020-02-28). Israel Forces A Palestinian To Demolish His Home In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli soldiers forced, Friday, a young Palestinian man to demolish his own home in Shu'fat town, in occupied Jerusalem, reportedly for being built without a permit. The Palestinian, Mohammad Abdul-Salam al-Bashti, 26, from Shu'fat town in Jerusalem, said that an Israeli court ordered him to demolish his home for being …

WSWS (2020-02-28). Coronavirus spread sparks "bloodbath" on Wall Street. wsws.org Wall Street is down more than 10 percent from the record highs of last week and the S&P 500 index has experienced its sharpest ever fall from an all-time record.

Staff (2020-02-28). Pence Hates Science. Tasking Him With Coronavirus Response Could Cost Lives. truthout.org The world has been watching the encroachment of the coronavirus closely ever since it emerged from Wuhan, China. Tens of thousands have been infected in

2020-02-28: Social Media Postees

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U.S., Taliban Set to Sign Afghanistan Peace Deal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-29
The pact sets the stage for U.S. troop withdrawal more than 18 years after George W. Bush ordered bombing in response to the 9/11 attacks.
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'We've seen no evidence': Social networks blow up 'US officials' claim of 'Russian coronavirus disinformation campaign'
rt.com | 2020-02-29
Social media titans Twitter and Facebook have poured cold water on the State Department's latest conspiracy theory, insisting they'd seen no sign "Russian operatives" were spreading falsehoods about COVID-19 on their platforms. | Weighing in after a number of senior State Department officials told AFP that thousands of "Russian malign actors" were hawking "disinformation about coronavirus" on social media, two of the largest networks have cast serious doubt on the assertion. | "In general, our investigation hasn't substantiated th…
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Secretive military base outside Paris hit by coronavirus, French defense minister confirms
rt.com | 2020-02-29
Several people stationed at the 110 Creil air base outside Paris have fallen ill with coronavirus, the French military confirmed, with the base effectively being placed on lockdown. So far, 57 cases have been detected in France. | Defense Minister Florence Parly confirmed on Friday that a number of coronavirus cases have been registered at the military facility, located to the north of the French capital. While Parly did not provide the exact tally, earlier reports by local media suggested that at least four p…
rt.com/news/481965-french-air-base-coron…

Media Stoop to 'Russian Assistance' to Explain Sanders' Rise
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2020-02-29
For over three years, Russia has been an issue of great concern, if not panic, in our media. Back in 2018, FAIR ( 7/27/18) warned that if Bernie Sanders or another progressive movement picked up steam, corporate media would claim that "any challenge to the establishment is likely a Kremlin-funded astroturf effort." For establishment Democrats, we wrote: Russiagate allows them to ignore calls for change and not scrutinize why they lost to the most unpopular presidential candidate in…
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Turkey bombs Syria after losing dozens of troops to Syrian-Russian airstrike
wsws.org | 2020-02-28
The danger is growing that all-out war could erupt between the NATO alliance and the Syrian government's major international backers, Iran and Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/28/turk…

Julian Assange, the Glass Cage and Heaven in a Rage: Day Four of Extradition Hearings
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
Thursday, February 27, Woolwich Crown Court. The first round of extradition hearings regarding Julian Assange's case concluded a day early, to recommence on May 18th. It ended on an insensible note very much in keeping with the …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-day-fou…

Julian Assange, the Glass Cage and Heaven in a Rage: Day Four of Extradition Hearings
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-28
Thursday, February 27, Woolwich Crown Court. The first round of extradition hearings regarding Julian Assange's case concluded a day early, to recommence on May 18th. It ended on an insensible note very much in keeping with the woolly-headed reasoning of Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is of the view that a WikiLeaks publisher in a cage …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/julian-assang…

Julian Assange, the Glass Cage and Heaven in a Rage: Day Four of Extradition Hearings
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-28
Thursday, February 27, Woolwich Crown Court. The first round of extradition hearings regarding Julian Assange's case concluded a day early, to recommence on May 18th. It ended on an insensible note very much in keeping with the woolly-headed reasoning of Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is of the view that a WikiLeaks publisher in a cage …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/julian-assang…

Pentagon Papers Case Vindicates Julian Assange
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
On June 30, 1971, the US Supreme Court ruled that the NYT and Washington Post were legally permitted to publish what's known as the Pentagon Papers

Judge rules Assange cannot sit with lawyers during extradition hearing
wsws.org | 2020-02-28
The first week of the extradition hearing in USA v Julian Assange ended yesterday at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court with Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejecting a submission from Assange's lawyers that he be allowed to sit with them in court.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/28/assa…

Cruel and unusual: Julian Assange's extradition hearing begins
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2020-02-28
It's a slippery slope and in a world of so-called 'fake news' could have negative consequences for journalists and whistle-blowers trying to speak truth to power far into the future.
nationofchange.org/2020/02/28/cruel-and-…

Julian Assange's father demands immediate bail for imprisoned son
wsws.org | 2020-02-28
John Shipton outlined his son's decade-long history of arbitrary detention in the UK.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/28/ship…

Assange Extradition: Can a French Touch Pierce a Neo-Orwellian Farce?
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
It's quite fitting that the

Punishing the Free Speech of Julian Assange
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
"Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech."

"The working class needs to demand that Assange is released, not that the ruling class do it on their behalf"
wsws.org | 2020-02-28
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to some of those attending the public rally held by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) in defence of Julian Assange on Sunday in London.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/28/ints…

Australia: Workers and youth call for intensification of Assange and Manning defence campaign
wsws.org | 2020-02-28
Queensland students and workers in Parramatta denounce the escalating government attacks on democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/28/sepi…

Cruel and unusual: Julian Assange's extradition hearing begins
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2020-02-28
It's a slippery slope and in a world of so-called 'fake news' could have negative consequences for journalists and whistle-blowers trying to speak truth to power far into the future.
nationofchange.org/2020/02/28/cruel-and-…

Canada's First Nations: Ottawa Lays Bare the Lie It Calls "Reconciliation"
Corvin Russell | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
The Canadian state today is in the throes of a historic crisis of its own making, as it stands off against the Wet'suwet'en Nation, an Indigenous nation in northern British Columbia (BC) that is blocking construction of the Coastal GasLink …
globalresearch.ca/canada-lays-bare-lie-c…

Canada To Hold Talks with Indigenous Group About Pipeline
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
A Canadian government minister was scheduled to open two days of talks with a major Indigenous group on Thursday in a bid to end three weeks of rail and road blockades across the country. | RELATED: | Canada: 1,000 Rail Employees Laid-off Due to Railway Blockade | Carolyn Bennett, the minister of crown-Indigenous relations, and Scott Fraser, the British Columbia minister of Indigenous relations and reconciliation, are due to meet Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs on Thursday and Fr…
telesurenglish.net/news/Canada-To-Hold-T…

In Defense of Mother Earth: Indigenous Rights Are Human Rights! RCMP Out of Wet'suwet'en!
Alison Bodine | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
In the dark early morning on February 6, 2020, the RCMP violently raided Wet'suwet'en territory in Northern British Columbia, Canada. | "They're invading our people again, starting in the wee hours of the morning, arresting people who have been providing food …
globalresearch.ca/indigenous-rights-huma…

Immunity for Killings by Immigration Police
Jacob Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
The American immigration police state continues to grow more tyrannical with each passing day. The latest example involves the U.S. Supreme Court, which has just issued a ruling in a case that effectively gives the Border Patrol a license to kill Mexican citizens. And guess which two magic words the Court used to justify its…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/immunity-for…

Civil Rights Advocates Reject Trump's Denaturalization Office
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)and other NGOs defending the rights of migrants criticized the creation of a special office responsible for withdrawing citizenship because President Donald Trump administration could use it as a tool for his "xenophobic and racist" agenda. | RELATED: | Federal Judge Finds US in Contempt for Deporting Minors | "The Trump Administration creates an office to try to abuse, frighten, and intimidate Latinos and all immigrants or refugees…
telesurenglish.net/news/Civil-Rights-Adv…

In Dem Debates, Corporate Media Push a Militaristic Foreign Policy: An Interview with Sam Husseini
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-28
MintPress News recently spoke to Sam Husseini about how the media promotes militaristic and even xenophobic approaches to foreign policy during the primary debates.
mintpressnews.com/sam-husseini-media-pro…

In Dem Debates, Corporate Media Push a Militaristic Foreign Policy: An Interview with Sam Husseini
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-28
MintPress News recently spoke to Sam Husseini about how the media promotes militaristic and even xenophobic approaches to foreign policy during the primary debates.
mintpressnews.com/sam-husseini-media-pro…

'Hunters' review: Amazon's violent anti-Nazi drama has potential but needs sharper direction
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-28
"Only the dead know the end of war."

Spartanburg SC Amazon workers speak on brutal conditions
wsws.org | 2020-02-28
A WSWS reporting team travelled to Spartanburg and met with several Amazon workers, past and present, to discuss their reactions the coverage by the WSWS of conditions at the Amazon warehouse in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/28/gsp1…

War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza's Offshore Gas Fields
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
The issue of sovereignty over Gaza's gas fields is crucial…
globalresearch.ca/war-and-natural-gas-th…

Israel Re-Opens Gaza Crossings, Fishing Zones
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-28
Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, reopened the two main crossings with Gaza after days of closure following the latest escalation of tensions at the beginning of this week, Arab48 reported. In a statement, the unit of the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories (COGAT) said that the …
imemc.org/article/israel-re-opens-gaza-c…

Children Are Freezing to Death in Syria as Humanitarian Crisis Intensifies
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-28
In Syria, 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike by Russia-backed Syrian forces in rebel-held Idlib in a major escalation on Thursday. Turkey has vowed to respond in kind, as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres calls for an immediate ceasefire, saying "the risk of even greater escalation grows by the hour." Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly spoke by phone on Friday to discuss the crisis, as NATO urged rapid deescalation. The all-out…
truthout.org/video/children-are-freezing…

Bolivia: Ex-Leader of Indigenous Women Federation Detained
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
Bolivia's Prosecutor's Office Thursday ordered the arrest of Felipa Huanca, the former leader of the Bartolina Sisa Confederation of Indigenous Women (CMCBS), a grassroots organization that has been politically close to the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS). | RELATED: | A Washington Post Survey Rules out Electoral Fraud in Bolivia | Huanca was arrested for a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Ex-Leade…

Witnessing the hell that a migrant can face
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-02-28
The Saudi-UAE war on Yemen has been going on for five years. Despite recent peace talks leading to an improvement in aid distribution, the violence has escalated in certain key districts of Yemen over the past two weeks. Since January, 35,000 Yemenis have been displaced from their homes, an indicator of the dangerous situation in […] | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/28/witnessing-the-h…

Syrian Refugees Rush Greece Border as Russia and Turkey Tangle
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-28
REYHANLI, Turkey

VoteVets for Buttigieg: Who's Really Keeping Us in the Dark About Campaign Funding?
Steve Early | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
In a Democratic primary field that once featured four military veterans, only two are still marching toward the White House. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's anti-war candidacy has sunk nearly out of sight, but Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, became a top tier contender in Iowa and New Hampshire. Flush with cash from nearly…
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VoteVets for Buttigieg: Who's Really Keeping Us in the Dark About Campaign Funding?
Steve Early | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
In a Democratic primary field that once featured four military veterans, only two are still marching toward the White House. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's anti-war candidacy has sunk nearly out of sight, but Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, became a top tier contender in Iowa and New Hampshire. Flush with cash from nearly…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/votevets-for…

Julian Bond Was a Radical Long Before MLK
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2020-02-28
A new book shows how the activist's positions on issues like the Vietnam War and environmental justice helped move civil rights leaders left.
truthdig.com/articles/julian-bond-was-a-…

George Monbiot nails why trolls are hell bent on vilifying people like Greta Thunberg
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-02-28
Greta Thunberg joined climate strikers in Bristol on 28 February. The trolls came out in force on Twitter to complain about the ideas and actions of the well-known climate activist. | Reading tweets from boomers complaining about #GretaThunberg is exactly why this planet is fucked |

George Monbiot nails why trolls are hell bent on vilifying people like Greta Thunberg
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-02-28
Greta Thunberg joined climate strikers in Bristol on 28 February. The trolls came out in force on Twitter to complain about the ideas and actions of the well-known climate activist. | Reading tweets from boomers complaining about #GretaThunberg is exactly why this planet is fucked |

A Difficult Peace
Sean Reynolds | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-28
Nearly a thousand of us were gathered in Chicago beneath the alarming edifice of Chicago's "Trump Tower." Iran's General Qassem Soleimani had been brutally murdered the day before in Iraq, with several of his associates; and the welcome surprise of Iran's relatively measured response was yet a few days off. A region-wide conflagration seemed just …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/a-difficult-p…

A Difficult Peace
Sean Reynolds | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-28
Nearly a thousand of us were gathered in Chicago beneath the alarming edifice of Chicago's "Trump Tower." Iran's General Qassem Soleimani had been brutally murdered the day before in Iraq, with several of his associates; and the welcome surprise of Iran's relatively measured response was yet a few days off. A region-wide conflagration seemed just …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/a-difficult-p…

Israeli Soldiers Injure 70 Palestinians Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-28
Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, at least seventy Palestinians, including a child who was shot with a live round in his back, in Jabal al-'Arma Mountain, south of Nablus, in northern West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that dozens of residents went to the mountain to protest the …
imemc.org/article/113014/

Thousands Are Taking the Streets to Protest Suspension of Dominican Elections
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-28
Thousands in the Dominican Republic took to the streets of the capital Santo Domingo Thursday to protest the abrupt suspension of local elections earlier this month and to commemorate the country's Independence Day. Protests have been ongoing since February 16, after the government suspended the municipal elections four hours after voting began, alleging there were "technical glitches" in the electronic ballot machines used. The machines were previously used in October 2019, and they cost the D…
truthout.org/video/thousands-are-taking-…

US and OAS lobby for Nicaraguan 'political prisoners' who butcher their pregnant girlfriends
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-28
Ben Norton reports from Nicaragua, where the US embassy and OAS successfully lobbied for the release of violent criminals who…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/28/us-oas-nicara…

The So-Called Party of the People: From Nevada to South Carolina
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
My thesis on the Democratic Party's corporate-imperialist establishment had been consistent for years: it would rather lose to the right-wing party, even to an increasingly apocalyptic and fascistic right, than to the progressive, moderately social-democratic and environmentalist left wing of its own party. That was the basic story of 2016

The So-Called Party of the People: From Nevada to South Carolina
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
My thesis on the Democratic Party's corporate-imperialist establishment had been consistent for years: it would rather lose to the right-wing party, even to an increasingly apocalyptic and fascistic right, than to the progressive, moderately social-democratic and environmentalist left wing of its own party. That was the basic story of 2016

Months After Supporting a Deadly Coup, WaPo Admits Bolivia's Elections Were Clean
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-28
The Washington Post published an op-ed yesterday from a research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showing that there was no fraud in the October elections in Bolivia after all.
mintpressnews.com/after-supporting-coup-…

Months After Supporting a Deadly Coup, WaPo Admits Bolivia's Elections Were Clean
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-28
The Washington Post published an op-ed yesterday from a research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showing that there was no fraud in the October elections in Bolivia after all.
mintpressnews.com/after-supporting-coup-…

US Military Building Presence in Saudi Arabia for First Time in 17 Years
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-28
Amid rising tensions with Iran, the United States is increasing its military presence in Saudi Arabia- separated from the Islamic Republic by only the Persian Gulf. Some 2,500 troops have arrived at their new home, the Prince Sultan Air Base, some 60 km southeast of Riyadh. On Iran, General John Walker, commander of the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing at the base, said: "We face a thinking enemy that is playing a real regional conflict for keeps, and they're very good." | While the U.S. government has not given any indication of how long it expects its forces to be there, temporary structures are being replaced with…
mintpressnews.com/us-military-building-p…

Here's why Bernie Sanders was spot on with his comments about Cuba
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-02-28
Bernie Sanders has recently come under fire for statements about the government of Cuba. The attacks have been vicious, and they need calling out. Because his comments are not only perfectly accurate but also shine an important light on a gaping blind spot in the US political psyche. | Red-baiting tactics: | On 23 February, Sanders said it's "unfair to simply say everything is bad" about the Cuban Revolution. Republicans and establishment Dem…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2020/…

DC Lobbyists Panic Over Possibility of Sanders Win
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-28
Federal government lobbyists told The Hill Friday that they are increasingly concerned that a Bernie Sanders presidency could be "uncharted waters" for their clients given the Vermont senator's history of antipathy toward big business and the role of corporate power in U.S. politics. | "In our lifetime we have not had a [presidential candidate] so openly hostile towards corporations," said lobbyist Kevin O'Neill, a partner with D.C. firm Arnold & Porter. | Sanders, the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential…
truthout.org/articles/dc-lobbyists-panic…

Bernie Sanders Was Right About the Cuban Literacy Campaign
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-28
The corporate media have long been looking for ways to discredit Bernie Sanders, and they settled on a surprising statement he made in the 1980s during his tenure as mayor of Burlington when he said, "We have a lot to learn from Cuba." | Now, they have latched onto a statement he made about Cuba during an interview on "60 Minutes" after winning the Nevada caucuses: "We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad," Sanders said. "When Fidel Castr…
truthout.org/articles/bernie-sanders-was…

Bloomberg: What Is He Good For?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
After winning big in Nevada and withstanding the efforts of Democratic "moderates" to throw him off track at last Tuesday's South Carolina "debate," Bernie Sanders is now enjoying what George H.W. Bush called "the big Mo." He has the wind at his back. Those moderates

Bloomberg: What Is He Good For?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
After winning big in Nevada and withstanding the efforts of Democratic "moderates" to throw him off track at last Tuesday's South Carolina "debate," Bernie Sanders is now enjoying what George H.W. Bush called "the big Mo." He has the wind at his back. Those moderates

Bernie Sanders and the Socialism Question
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
Wherever Bernie Sanders' campaign goes from here, the left critique of establishment politics is getting empirical backing through popular support for his candidacy. The establishment's response— incredulity that the little people have the temerity to question their betters, is combined with a posture of victimhood, that blameless elites are being demonized by neo-collectivist malcontents who are too stupid to appreciate the blessing that four decades of neoliberalism has bestowed on them.
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/bernie-sande…

No Thinking Please, We're Red-Baiting
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
The red-baiting of Bernie Sanders is in full swing. From Democrats. Yes, the silly season is upon us as Senator Sanders was roundly condemned because he believes literacy campaigns are good things. I know the United States is a uniquely anti-intellectual country, but, still, you'd think teaching reading and writing might be thought of as…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/no-thinking-…

Bernie Sanders and the Socialism Question
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
Wherever Bernie Sanders' campaign goes from here, the left critique of establishment politics is getting empirical backing through popular support for his candidacy. The establishment's response— incredulity that the little people have the temerity to question their betters, is combined with a posture of victimhood, that blameless elites are being demonized by neo-collectivist malcontents who are too stupid to appreciate the blessing that four decades of neoliberalism has bestowed on them.
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/bernie-sande…

Pete Buttigieg: The Energizer Bunny of Hegemony
Scott Tucker | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
Pete Buttigieg's father, Joseph Anthony Buttigieg II, who died in early 2019, was a prominent scholar of the works of Antonio Gramsci, the Italian Marxist who opposed Mussolini's fascist regime. In 1926, the prosecutor at Gramsci's trial declared, "For twenty years, we must stop this brain from functioning." Yet Gramsci continued thinking and writing in…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/pete-buttigi…

Video: Fall of Saraqib: Syrian Army Retreat Under Turkish Strikes in Eastern Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
Members of al-Qaeda-linked groups embedded with Turkish troops have reentered the town of Saraqib in eastern Idlib following the collapse of the Syrian Army defense northwest of the town. | The attack was backed by Turkish artillery strikes on positions of …
globalresearch.ca/video-fall-saraqib-syr…

Washington Ponders Imposing Sanctions on Serbia for Russian Weapon Purchases
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
With Russia delivering another round of the Pantsir S1 anti-missile defense system to Serbia on Tuesday, EU and U.S. officials have reacted. Both Brussels and Washington have sent their warnings to Serbia, with Washington even threatening sanctions against the Balkans …
globalresearch.ca/washington-ponders-imp…

A World no longer shaped by Atlantic powers
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2020-02-28
The annual Munich Security Conference that took place February 14-16 this year turned out to be an iconic event, drawing comparison with the one held in the same Bavarian city on February 10, 2007, where in a prophetic speech Russian President Vladimir Putin had criticized the world order characterized by the United States' global hegemony […] | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/28/a-world-no-longe…

Australian spy chief reveals fascistic networks, but minister attacks "left-wing lunatics"
wsws.org | 2020-02-28
Dutton's response shows that the real target of the government and the state apparatus is left-wing and socialist organisations, not violent, far-right groups.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/28/asio…

Once Saudi Allies, Tribes in Eastern Yemen's Al-Mahrah Are Now Battling Saudi Forces
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-28
Saudi Arabia has long sought control over eastern Yemen for its unfettered access to the Arabian Sea. Now, after decades of exploitation and betrayal by Saudi forces, local tribesmen in the area have run out of patience.
mintpressnews.com/al-mahrah-yemen-tribes…

If Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Are Retried, Jury Should Hear About US Crimes
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
On February 28, federal prosecutors will announce whether they plan to retry four people who spent 37 days in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C., in the spring of 2019 to protect it from an illegal invasion by the U.S. …
globalresearch.ca/venezuelan-embassy-pro…

Study Debunks Claims That Led to Bolivian Coup
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-28
A new study released by a pair of MIT researchers Thursday reveals that, contrary to claims from the U.S.-backed Organization of American States, there was no fraud in Bolivia's October 20, 2019 elections–an accusation used by the OAS and others as a pretext for supporting the coup in the country that deposed President Evo Morales and replaced him with an unelected right-wing government. | "Good lord," tweeted MSNBC journalist Chris Hayes. "Given the fact the entire Morales government was toppled over accusations of election fraud, the…
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Study Debunks Claims That Led to Bolivian Coup
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-28
A new study released by a pair of MIT researchers Thursday reveals that, contrary to claims from the U.S.-backed Organization of American States, there was no fraud in Bolivia's October 20, 2019 elections–an accusation used by the OAS and others as a pretext for supporting the coup in the country that deposed President Evo Morales and replaced him with an unelected right-wing government. | "Good lord," tweeted MSNBC journalist Chris Hayes. "Given the fact the entire Morales government was toppled over accusations of election fraud, the…
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Guyana Goes to the Polls Hoping to End Its Political Crisis
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
Guyana's oil boom will influence the results of the March 2 elections, which are called to end the long period of political instability and stagnation that the South American country has been experiencing since 2018. | RELATED: | Venezuela: US Comments on Guyana Affair are Interventionist | The Guyanese people have been waiting for this day since their president David Granger received a motion of no confidence against him, which was validated by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ…
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State-Sponsored Commercial Espionage. The Global Theft of Ideas
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
After digesting its massive theft of ideas, things and people from Paperclip following the end of World War II, the US wasted no time in designing and implementing the world's largest network of commercial espionage that has ever existed, and …
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US Coast Guard "doubles down" on Pacific operations targeting China
wsws.org | 2020-02-28
The Coast Guard's expansion across the Western Pacific, thousands of miles from America's shores, is part of the US drive to dominate the region and intensify preparations for war.
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Endangered Species in America: "Moose, Western Bumblebee, Venus Flytrap, … Plants and Animals in Desperate Need of Help"

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today for failing to decide whether 241 plants and animals across the country

PM warned Brussels will not bow to 'artificial deadlines' in trade talks
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-28
Brussels will not be pressurised by "artificial deadlines" in…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/02/2…

The Unspoken War against Organic Farming in Africa: Tanzanian Farmers Are Facing Heavy Prison Sentences if They Continue Their Traditional Seed Exchange
Ebe Daems | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
This article was originally published in 2016. | In order to receive development assistance, Tanzania has to give Western agribusiness full freedom and give enclosed protection for patented seeds. "Eighty percent of the seeds are being shared and sold in an …
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Colombian Authorities Update on Damage Caused by Heavy Rains
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
Colombia remains severely affected after heavy rains and landslides that hit the country last Tuesday, leaving eight dead and 14 missing persons so far. | RELATED: | UN Warns About Colombia's Endemic Violence | The departments of Bogota, Cauca, Caldas, Cundinamarca, and Santander have also reported landslides, collapsed roads, destroyed homes, and about a hundred evacuees. | In the Piedacuesta municipality, in the state of Santander, "a landslide caused by torrential rains devastated four roads,…
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Experts: Government, business must step up fight against corona virus
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-28
WASHINGTON–Presenting solid facts and contradicting GOP President Donald Trump's rosy assurances, federal health officials are warning the country to take precautions against the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S.

Israeli Colonists Attack Palestinian Homes Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-02-28
Dozens of extremist illegal Israeli colonists attacked, earlier Friday, the town of Huwwara, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before attacking homes and cars, causing damage. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that many colonists, illegally squatting on private Palestinian lands, stormed the village, and fired …
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Oregon's Jordan Cove Backers Double Down on Efforts to Push Project Following Federal Permit Delay
Sharon Kelly | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
Last Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) took the highly unusual step of declining to move forward on permits for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal in Coos County, Oregon. If built, the $10 billion Jordan …
globalresearch.ca/jordan-cove-backers-do…

Switzerland Suspends Public Events to Contain Covid-19 Outbreak
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
Switzerland's Federal Council Thursday declared that the country is in a "special situation" and announced measures to contain the progress of COVID-19, a disease that has affected 15 people in this European country. | RELATED: | WHO Warns Against Danger of Complacency in Global Coronavirus Fight | "The Federal Council is aware that its decision has important consequences for the population but it will allow its effective protection," the Swiss authorities said and added t…
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Nigeria Confirms 1st case of New Virus in Sub-Saharan Africa
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
An Italian man who has been confirmed as Nigeria's first coronavirus case after arriving from Milan was in the country for almost two full days, traveling through Lagos and visiting another state before being isolated. | RELATED: | WHO Warns Against Danger of Complacency in Coronavirus Fight | The man works for cement company Lafarge Africa PLC in the southwestern state of Ogun, the company said in a statement. | The Ogun state governor, in a separate media briefing, said…
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The War Scenario Between Israel and Hezbollah
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
Notwithstanding the increase in power of the "Axis of the Resistance", with its precision missiles and unrivalled accumulated warfare experience, the possibility of war is still on the table. The "Axis of the Resistance" is increasing its readiness based on …
globalresearch.ca/war-scenario-between-i…

PM warned Brussels will not bow to 'artificial deadlines' in trade talks
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-28
Brussels will not be pressurised by "artificial deadlines" in…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/02/2…

Bloomberg Wants to Woo Black Voters, But We Remember His Reign of Terror
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-28
The Democratic primary race for president has taken an interesting and disturbing turn as we approach the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday. It's nothing new to say that money runs politics. Still, we have now reached a new level where self-funded billionaires are distorting what's left of a faulty U.S. democratic system. A process that historically and currently deters full participation in the electoral process for people of color, women, the poor and the working class is now also directl…
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Providing Security in the Sahel: A 'Traffic Jam' of Military Interventions, and Al Qaeda Terrorists
Signe M. Cold-Ravnkilde | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
Despite the presence of multiple military actors in West Africa's Sahel region, a steady growth in jihadi activity seems to thrive in the presence of foreign military operations. With their focus on fighting cross-border terrorism and reconstructing 'failed states', while …
globalresearch.ca/traffic-jam-military-i…

After Bloomberg, climate was public enemy no. 2 at Nevada Democratic debate
Zoya Teirstein | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-28
If you're reading this, congratulations! You've made it to the ninth

President Tayyip Erdogan Now Claims Syria's Idlib Province Belongs to Turkey
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
On February 26th, Turkey's President, told his Islamist political party that Idlib, which is the most heavily jihadist of all of Syria's provinces and the province where Syria had been sending jihadists who had been defeated but not killed by | …
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New Murder of Ex-Guerrilla Fighter Denounced in Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
The president of the Colombian party Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) Rodrigo Londoño denounced Friday, the murder of a former guerrilla; the fourteenth ex-combatant killed so far this year. | RELATED: | Pot-Banging in Colombia Against Government's Political Genocide | "Holman Fabio Montes Sánchez, 38, was shot dead in the municipality of San Vicente del Caguán, in the southern department of Caquetá," FARC President Rodrigo Londoño, known as "Timochenko" because of…
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Colombian Movement Defends UN Report Against Govt's Attacks
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
Human rights group Defendamos la Paz movement on Friday defended a UN report on the human rights situation in Colombia during 2019 that was recently refected by the conservative government as interference in domestic affairs. | RELATED: | Pot-Banging in Colombia Against Government's Political Genocide | The movement, which includes high-profile politicians such as Humb…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombian-Moveme…

French Authorities to Increase Measures to Prevent Covid-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
Due to a quick increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus, now at 57, French authorities have asked people to refrain from shaking hands to prevent infection. | RELATED: | Switzerland Suspends Public Events to Contain Covid-19 Outbreak | Two days ago, France reported the second death of a patient because of respiratory infection. Jerome Salomon, the country's director-general of health, told Al Jazeera that the diseased had tra…
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Brazil: Bolsonaro's Businessmen Behind Actions Against Congress
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
Brazil's Folha de Sao Paulo journalist Monica Bergamo Thursday revealed that entrepreneurs from the Brazil 200 Institute would be related to the media attacks that the far-right has undertaken against the Legislative Power. | RELATED: | Lula Counters Bolsonaro's and General's Call Against Democracy | On Wednesday, President Jair Bolsonaro posted a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Bolsonaro…

WHO Recommends 10 Basic Prevention Measures Against Covid-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
The first of the ten measures is to clean hands regularly with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Touching the face after touching contaminated surfaces or sick people is one of the ways the virus can be transmitted. By cleaning the hands, one can reduce the risk.
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U.S. Blockade Hinders Organ Transplant Process in Cuba
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-28
Cuba's physician Julio Cesar Sierra Friday denounced that the United States blockade against his country is hurting the population that needs vital organ transplants. | RELATED: | US Prevents Medical Supplies From Reaching Cuba | "The blockade prevents Cuba from acquiring the essential resources for the successful development of transplant processes on the Island," the transplant coordinator condemned. | According to Sierra, resources such as medicines, reagents, and other sup…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-blockade-hind…

Bloomberg's Billionaire BS
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
We've all seen them. They are on television, on Instagram and every other social media platform. Like the flu virus, they have infected almost every facet of the public square. As the date for the Super Tuesday nears, their numbers seem like they will overwhelm the airwaves. Every day, another infected person acknowledges that they…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/bloombergs-b…

Mike Bloomberg's Ties to Sackler Family Exposed
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-28
A new report finds that when the billionaire family behind the opioid crisis needed PR help, it turned to New York City's former mayor.
truthdig.com/articles/mike-bloombergs-ti…

Toxic Agriculture and the Gates Foundation
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-28
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was launched in 2000 and has $46.8 billion in assets (December 2018). It is the largest charitable foundation in the world and distributes more aid for global health than any government. One of the foundation's stated goals is to globally enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty. The Gates Foundation …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/toxic-agricul…

It's Time to Debate Pentagon Spending
William Hartung | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
Despite hopes to the contrary, the Pentagon's new, $740 billion-plus budget will waste scarce tax dollars while making America less safe. With the presidential primaries accelerating, it's time for the candidates to address this urgent issue. This extraordinary spending has a direct impact on American taxpayers when it comes at the expense of diplomacy, education,…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/its-time-to-…

More Than 9 Million People Are Freecycling Instead of Buying New
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-28
Our global landfills are overwhelmed, and the U.S. shows no signs of slowing its huge contribution to the trash pile-up at home and abroad. The global trash crisis is real, with 2 billion tons of trash produced per year. The U.S. recycles just around 35 percent of its trash, and…
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Capture of M5 Hama-Aleppo Highway: One of the Most Celebrated Prizes in Damascus' Campaign to Regain Territory
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-28
As soon as the Syrian government announced that the north-south highway was open last weekend, my courageous friend Jamil drove from Damascus to Aleppo and back. "The road was fine and very quick," he told me on the phone on …
globalresearch.ca/capture-m5-one-most-ce…

Court Puts Breaks on Move to Make Asylum Seekers Wait in Mexico
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-28
While it may only be temporary, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling is a major setback for Donald Trump's anti-immigration policy.
truthdig.com/articles/court-puts-breaks-…

Carolina and Super Tuesday on My Mind
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
The fifth of a periodic series on the early primaries and caucuses, this was written before the vote in South Carolina. The other pieces can be found here. Wanting to get the lowdown on the primaries, I reached out to an insider, who sent back this reply: I don't know why you call it…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/carolina-and…

Will it be a Sanders bandwagon rolling into Super Tuesday?
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-28
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Forever-Chemicals Tap Water
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
Throughout the history of Western Civilization there are times, but only on rare occasions, when people en masse feel compelled to run into the streets, similar to the storming of the Bastille 1789, screaming at the top of their lungs: "Stop the Madness!" Now is one of those times, as only recently Feb 2020 the…
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Forever-Chemicals Tap Water
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
Throughout the history of Western Civilization there are times, but only on rare occasions, when people en masse feel compelled to run into the streets, similar to the storming of the Bastille 1789, screaming at the top of their lungs: "Stop the Madness!" Now is one of those times, as only recently Feb 2020 the…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/forever-chem…

The Space Force Becomes a Weapons System, Arms Companies Profit
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-28
As the world gets used to what the US military calls "Full Spectrum Dominance," the complex uplinks/downlinks, spurious RADAR returns, cyber glitches, and misinterpretations of big data bring the world closer to its ends, especially as US systems–including possibly nuclear–are orbited or put into the loop of the new Space Force. But the news isn't…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/the-space-fo…