Daily Archives: March 1, 2020

2020-03-01: News Headlines

Staff (2020-03-01). Refugees Mass at EU Border as Turkey-Syria Conflict Intensifies. truthdig.com KASTANIES, Greece—Thousands of migrants and refugees massed at Turkey's western frontier Sunday, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey said its borders were open to those hoping to head to Europe. In Syria, Turkish troops shot down two Syrian warplanes after the Syrian military downed a Turkish drone, a major escalation in the direct conflict between Syrian and Turkish forces. | Turkey's decision to ease border restrictions came amid a Russia-backed Syrian government offensive into Syria's northwestern Idlib province. That offensive has killed dozens of Turkish troops and led to a surge of nea…

Tom Coburg (2020-03-01). More 'bombshells' from Assange lawyers. Extradition case exposed as seriously flawed. thecanary.co A serious flaw in the US extradition case against

Craig Murray (2020-03-01). Your Man in the Public Gallery — Assange Hearing Day Four. globalresearch.ca Please try this experiment for me. | Try asking this question out loud, in a tone of intellectual interest and engagement: "Are you suggesting that the two have the same effect?" | Now try asking this question out loud, in a tone …

Makia Freeman (2020-03-01). Freedom of the Press on Trial: 10 Reasons Why Assange Is Lawfully in the Right. globalresearch.ca Freedom of the press is on trial right now in London, as the Assange case has now gone 3 days. As this massive case begins, Julian Assange has been subjected to yet more intimidation, depravation and abuse. In just the …

Philip Giraldi (2020-03-01). Seth Rich, Julian Assange and Dana Rohrabacher — Will We Ever Know the Truth About the Stolen DNC Files? globalresearch.ca The media is doing its best to make the Seth Rich story go away, but it seems to have a life of its own, possibly due to the fact that the accepted narrative about how Rich died makes no sense. …

Scott Ritter (2020-03-01). Even NATO Is Unwilling to Touch Turkey's Idlib Mess with a Ten-foot Pole. globalresearch.ca Having been hit by the Syrian Air Force in Idlib, Turkey has called on NATO's protection, but as much as the alliance would like a fight with Assad and his ally Russia, it's refused to back Ankara's questionable adventure. | Turkey …

teleSUR (2020-03-01). Turkey Announces New Operation Against Syrian Military. telesurenglish.net Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Sunday that Turkey has launched a fresh operation in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib in the wake of the recent attack of Syrian government on Turkish troops there. | RELATED: | "Operation Spring Shield, which was launched following the heinous attack on Feb. 27, is successfully being carried out," Akar said at Turkey's southern province of Hatay bordering Syria, according to semi-offic…

The Canary (2020-03-01). Refugees stranded at borders as fighting between Syria and Turkey escalates. thecanary.co Thousands of refugees massed at Turkey's western frontier on 1 March, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey

Roger D. Harris (2020-03-01). Venezuela Embassy Protectors on Trial. dissidentvoice.org Judicial proceedings are taking place in DC federal court where the judge has ruled inadmissible the question whether the democratically elected Nicolás Maduro or the Trump-chosen Juan Guaidó is the legitimate president of Venezuela. Like an emperor of yore appointing regents of vassal states, US President Trump tapped then recently seated head of the suspended …

Steve Topple (2020-03-01). The Telegraph's latest nincompoopery sums up the state of the UK media. thecanary.co We've come to expect the Telegraph not to give fair and balanced coverage to the issues facing the UK. It is, of course, a cheerleader for the Tories. But even by its pretty low standards, it just plumbed new depths. | Hell in a handcart? Not if you read the Telegraph.: | While the UK, and the world, was going to coronavirus hell in a handcart, people on social media were noticing a problem with the Telegraph's front page on Sunday 1 March: | t.co/PwS7CK1R6F | — Steve Parks (@steveparks) February 29,…

Staff (2020-03-01). Missteps at the CDC Have Set Back Its Ability to Detect Spread of Coronavirus. truthout.org As the highly infectious coronavirus jumped from China to country after country in January and February, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lost valuable weeks that could have been used to track its possible spread in the United States because it insisted upon devising its own test. | The federal agency shunned the World Health Organization test guidelines used by other countries and set out to create a more complicated test of its own that could identify a range of similar…

Paul Von Blum (2020-03-01). Herbert Marcuse's Philosophy of Liberation. truthdig.com "Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: a Graphic Biography" | Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) is the greatest but largely unknown philosopher of the mid-20th century. When I mention him in my UCLA classes today, almost no one recognizes the references. Yet when I began teaching in the late 1960s, he was a major staple of my work. For several years, at UC Berkeley, I assigned and taught "One-Dimensional Man, An Essay on Liberation, Eros and Civilization," and "Repressive Toleranc…

Staff (2020-03-01). Native Activists Are Forging a Just Transition to Renewable Energy. truthout.org Native activists and youth are shaping a clear vision for the transition necessary to guide us toward an environmentally just future — and there are more of them coming. Nationally, the Sunrise Movement and Indigenous environmental justice groups are overtaking entrenched political power with a breath of fresh air. Democrats are even talking about it. The Green New Deal policy is in Congress, but underlying it is the broader need for a just transition strategy — a plan that supports workers…

teleSUR (2020-03-01). Greek Police Clashes With Migrants as Turkey Opens Borders. telesurenglish.net On the second day of violence, Greek police fired tear gas Sunday against migrants gathered at the border with Turkey that demand entry to the European country. | RELATED: | The clashes occurred in the evening at the Kastanies crossing after riot police came to reinforce security there. No further details were immediately available as officers were keeping media away from the border, citing safety reasons. | Despit…

Stephen Lendman (2020-03-01). Dem Insider: Party Bosses Choose the Nominee, Not Voters. globalresearch.ca The notion that America is democratic is a colossal hoax — falsely claimed by the US political establishment and press agent media. | Reality is vastly otherwise. Powerful interests run the country. Ordinary people have no say whatever. | If elections changed …

Staff (2020-03-01). Virus Spreads Worldwide: Italy Cases Surge 50%; France Closes the Louvre. truthdig.com New fronts in the battle to contain the virus open rapidly, deepening a sense of crisis that has already sent financial markets plummeting.

Mubarak Awad (2020-03-01). Nonviolent Noncooperation: A Palestinian Response to the Kushner/Trump Plan. zcomm.org I call on Americans and Israelis to reject this campaign stunt and to support genuine equality and mutuality as the basis for peace…

Tony Cartalucci (2020-03-01). Thailand Protests: "Students" Fight to Save Washington's Billionaire Proxy. globalresearch.ca "Long Live Democracy!" cried "student" protesters at Thailand's Thammasat University as local and Western media organizations reported "hundreds" gathered to decry the disbanding of Thai political party, Future Forward. | However, the Western media's eager support for the small mob …

Staff (2020-03-01). California's Primary Season Comes Amid a Dramatic Battle Over Nuclear Energy. truthout.org California's Super Tuesday primary on March 3 comes amid an atomic struggle whose outcome will hugely impact the nation and world, including the global climate crisis, the Green New Deal and the outcome of the 2020 election. | Ground Zero is Diablo Canyon, nine miles west of San Luis Obispo. Ringed by earthquake faults, the two big atomic reactors there are less than 50 miles west of the infamous San Andreas Fault. Since their mid-1980s opening, the Diablo Canyon reactors have become a symbol…

Adeyinka Makinde (2020-03-01). Bernie Sanders and the Resurrected Russiagate Smear. globalresearch.ca Even after the "Russiagate" claim of supposed Russian interference in the last US Presidential Election was irrefutably debunked, members of the Democratic Party elite and sections of the US "Deep State" of National Security/Intelligence in alliance with sections of the …

John Buell (2020-03-01). Bernie Sanders and the Poor Little Rich Boys. zcomm.org Why Billionaire Financiers are Bullying the Democratic Party…

Staff (2020-03-01). Joe Biden Scores Major Victory in South Carolina Primary. truthdig.com Joe Biden scored a thundering victory Saturday in South Carolina's Democratic primary on the strength of African American support, a decisive win that could force moderate rivals out of the race and blunt the rise of progressive leader Bernie Sanders. | Biden's win came at a perilous moment in his 2020 bid as he needed an emphatic rebound after underwhelming performances this month in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. The race now pivots to the 14 states from Maine to California that vote on Tuesday in what effect will be a national primary. | "We are very much alive," Biden declared at an exuberant post-election r…

Staff (2020-03-01). Antipathy Towards Socialism Has Roots in State and Corporate Cold War Propaganda. truthout.org Bernie Sanders has emerged as the Democratic Yet even some left-leaning pundits and publications

Staff (2020-03-01). Sanders Campaign Raises Record $46 Million in February. truthout.org Again bolstering the argument that its grassroots and movement-building campaign is unique in the 2020 primary field, the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Sunday morning that it raised a record-setting $46 million in the month of February — by far the most of any Democrat so far. | "The senator's multigenerational, multiracial working class coalition keeps fueling his campaign for transformational change a few bucks at a time," said Faiz Shakir, Sanders' campaign manager, in a statement. "We're espec…

Robert Fantina (2020-03-01). Why Not Sanders? He's "Far Too Risky" globalresearch.ca An article on CNN on February 25 discusses the fear and apprehension of 'moderate' Democrats about the possibility of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic presidential nomination. "This is playing into Trump's hands!" they lament. "Downstream candidates will be …

Staff (2020-03-01). Wealthy Donors and Fossil Fuel Interests Pump Millions Into Super PACs for 2020. truthout.org Independent political spending groups are readying their arsenals to flood the airwaves with 2020 election ads praising their preferred candidates or attacking those they don't like. Right-wing millionaires and billionaires and fossil fuel corporations are helping them do so. | Leading the pack are Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein, the midwestern executives of shipping supply giant Uline, having donated a total of $19.4 million to seven super PACs from January 2019 through January 2020. | Oil…

Sam Pizzigati (2020-03-01). What Billionaires Really Love About Hard Work: Talking about it. zcomm.org Michael Bloomberg is just the latest deep pocket to laud how much he personally labors…

teleSUR (2020-03-01). Argentina's Fernandez Defends Evo Morales' Presidential Victory. telesurenglish.net The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, ratified his complaint that in Bolivia "the rule of law was violated" after the coup d'etat against Evo Morales and demanded "prompt democratization" in the country "with the full participation of the people." | RELATED: | "According to a report published by the Washington Post and made by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Evo Morales won last year's election…

Alison Bodine (2020-03-01). Canadian Media Lies About Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Canada's public media the CBC long-ago entered the ranks of yellow journalism when it comes to its reporting on Venezuela. However, two recent reports, in particular, one on CBC radio's "The Current" and the other a CBC News article by …

The Canary (2020-03-01). Labour leads calls for Priti Patel to resign. thecanary.co Home Secretary Priti Patel faces calls for her to resign following a fall-out at the top of the Home Office. | Philip Rutnam, the department's most senior civil servant, quit on Saturday after accusing Patel of orchestrating a "vicious" campaign against him, of lying about her involvement in it and of creating a climate of fear among her officials. | Labour has ramped up the pressure on the under-fire home secretary, with shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggesting she could be forced to resign. | McDonnell, when asked if Patel could stay in her post, told Sky News' Sophy Ridge on Sunday: "I can't see it, it's bi…

The Canary (2020-03-01). Labour leads calls rise for Priti Patel to resign. thecanary.co Home Secretary Priti Patel faces calls for her to resign following a fall-out at the top of the Home Office. | Philip Rutnam, the department's most senior civil servant, quit on Saturday after accusing Patel of orchestrating a "vicious" campaign against him, of lying about her involvement in it and of creating a climate of fear among her officials. | Labour has ramped up the pressure on the under-fire home secretary, with shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggesting she could be forced to resign. | McDonnell, when asked if Patel could stay in her post, told Sky News' Sophy Ridge on Sunday: "I can't see it, it's bi…

teleSUR (2020-03-01). Israel Prepares for Unprecedented 3rd Parliamentary Elections. telesurenglish.net Israel was preparing on Sunday for unprecedented repeat parliamentary elections on Monday, for the third time in less than a year. | RELATED: | Almost 6.5 million eligible voters could cast their ballots in 10,631 ballots across the nation on Monday, according to the Central Elections Committee's figures. | Some 14 special ballots will be established for the use of hundreds of Israelis who are under mandatory self-quar…

teleSUR (2020-03-01). Children Under 13 Pick Coffee for Starbucks, Nespresso: Report. telesurenglish.net Children under 13 in Guatemala are working in the coffee farms that supply beans to giants Nespresso (owned by Nestle) and Starbucks‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã, an investigation by British television program 'Dispatches' uncovered last week. | RELATED: | During their research, Channel 4's reporters visited seven farms supplying Nespress…

teleSUR (2020-03-01). Pete Buttigieg Ends Democratic Presidential Race. telesurenglish.net Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg returned Sunday evening to his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, to announce that he was ending his bid for the nominee ticket for the 2020 election. ‚Äã‚Äã | RELATED: | "Tonight, I'm making the difficult decision to suspend my campaign for the presidency. I will no longer seek to be the 2020 Democratic nominee for President," Buttigieg said before a crowd o…

teleSUR (2020-03-01). Yemen's Houthis Seize Strategic Northern City: Officials. telesurenglish.net Yemeni fighters of the Houthi rebel group captured Sunday the strategic northern city of al-Hazm, capital of RELATED: | The capture, which followed weeks of fighting between the Houthis and forces loyal to the United Nations (U.N.) recognized government, constit…

teleSUR (2020-03-01). Fernandez Renews Commitment to Fighting Poverty in Argentina. telesurenglish.net The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, renewed on Sunday his government's fight against poverty and unemployment so that they can rebuild the income of those who have less, in addition to strengthening policies to protect wome , in particular he announced that he will send a project to legalize abortion. | RELATED: | In his speech at the opening of ordinary sessions of the Congress of Argentina, the Presi…

teleSUR (2020-03-01). Closing Rallies Ahead of Elections in Guyana. telesurenglish.net The two main political parties — the People's Progressive Party (PPP) and the A Partnership for National Unity/ Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC)— closed their campaigns Saturday, each with its final rally, marking the end of a fierce political battle between them. | RELATED: | Guyana will go to the polls on Monday in a pivotal election in one of South America's poorest nations, where a coming oil boom is set to reshape a…

Max Elbaum (2020-03-01). Keys to 2020: Antarctica 69.3 ∞, Bernie in Nevada 46%, Union Density 10.3%. zcomm.org As we approach Super Tuesday, three numbers capture the stakes, the dynamics and the limits of the 2020 election.

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2020-03-01). Video: The WHO's Vaccine Experts Inadvertently Communicate to the World that "Vaccine Hesitancy" Makes Scientific Sense. globalresearch.ca In this expose, the WHO vaccine experts admit that: | Vaccines can be fatal. | The design of safety studies makes it difficult to spot problems. | Safety monitoring is inadequate. | Vaccine adjuvants increase risk. | "The FDA receives 45% of its annual budget …

RT (2020-03-01). Turkish military shoots down 2 Syrian jets as Syria fends off Turkey's drone attack. rt.com Turkey has shot down two Syrian warplanes in Idlib as part of its offensive in the area. The Syrian Army destroyed several Turkish drones on the same day Turkey's UAVs penetrated Syria's airspace well beyond Idlib. | Turkish fighter jets intercepted two Syrian warplanes over Syria's northwestern province of Idlib and shot them down, the state-run SANA news outlet reported, adding that both planes' crews ejected and parachuted to safety. | The Turkish Defense Ministry confirmed it shot down two Syrian Su-24 bombers after one of its combat drones was destroyed by Syrian air defenses. SANA reported that several T…

RT (2020-03-01). Turkish military shoots down 2 Syrian jets, crew parachuted to safety. rt.com Turkey has shot down two Syrian warplanes in Idlib as part of its offensive in the area, while the Syrian Army destroyed at least three Turkish drone on the same day, state-run SANA news agency reported. | Turkish fighter jets intercepted two Syrian warplanes over northwestern province of Idlib and shot them down, SANA said, adding that both planes' crews ejected and parachuted to safety. | The Turkish Defense Ministry confirmed it shot down two Syrian Su-24 bombers after one of its combat drones was destroyed by Syrian air defenses. Later, SANA reported that the Syrian military shot down a total of three Turk…

RT (2020-03-01). Kremlin spokesman says Putin & Erdogan could hold talks on Idlib crisis next week. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could hold talks to defuse tensions over the Syria's northwestern Idlib province as early as the coming week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, adding that Moscow hopes the negotiations will be held on March 5 or 6. The talks will not be easy, Peskov added. Turkey launched Operation Spring Shield against the Syrian Army on Sunday as tensions escalated following Damascus' successful operation against militants in Idlib. Russia supports Syria in its quest to liberate its territories from extremists, though Moscow is also…

RT (2020-03-01). FIERCE clashes, teargas at border as Greece wows to 'turn back' flow of migrants from Turkey (VIDEOS). rt.com Athens vowed to turn back migrants coming in droves from Turkey announcing maximum "deterrence" at the border. Thousands are trying get into the EU after Ankara declared its border "open," but were met with teargas. | For the second day in row the Greek border is besieged by thousands of migrants trying to get into the EU. While some braved the waters in small dinghies to land on Greek islands, large crowds gathered at the land border crossings — only to get turned away. | "When I heard that the borders opened, I have come from Afghanistan to Turkey. Turkey border is open but Greece borders are closed," o…

RT (2020-03-01). Iran says US has no legal right to sign peace deal with Taliban and determine future of Afghanistan. rt.com Iran has said that, despite cutting a deal with the Taliban, the US has absolutely no right to decide Afghanistan's future, and that intra-Afghan peace talks should be supervised by the UN, not Washington. | Tehran views Washington's actions as "an attempt to legitimize the presence of troops in Afghanistan," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. | The United States lacks the legal standing to sign a peace deal or determine the future of Afghanistan. We believe that the United Nations has the appropriate authority to facilitate intra-Afghan negotiations, as well as to monitor them, and ensure that the a…

RT (2020-03-01). There is no commitment on the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners — Afghan president after US deal. rt.com Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that releasing up to 5,000 Taliban prisoners cannot be considered a pre-condition of peace talks. His statement comes a day after the Taliban signed a peace deal with the US. | Ghani made his comments at a press conference on Sunday. | There is no commitment to releasing 5,000 prisoners. This is the right and the self-will of the people of Afghanistan. It could be included in the agenda of the intra-Afghan talks, but cannot be a prerequisite for talks. | The Afghan leader confirmed that the US is facilitating the prisoners' release but it is ultimately up to Kabul to "decide…

RT (2020-03-01). Calm down! WHO tells global markets not to panic after coronavirus wipes $5 trillion off stocks. rt.com After a sea of red swept through the global markets, resulting in the worst week since the 2008 global financial crisis, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on investors to stop panicking and focus on facts. | "Global markets… should calm down and try to see the reality," the World Health Organization's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told CNBC on Sunday. "We need to go into the numbers, we need to go into the facts, and do the right thing instead of panicking. Panic and fear is the worst." | According to the official, the world still has a chance to contain the rapid spread of the dea…

RT (2020-03-01). Louvre closed over coronavirus concerns, leaving blindsided visitors freezing outside. rt.com France's Louvre unexpectedly kept its doors shut on Sunday, saying management is discussing the Covid-19 situation. The Twitterati were amused, unlike hundreds of people freezing in the street instead of gazing at the Mona Lisa. | To be fair to the museum, they were themselves apparently caught off guard by "ministerial instructions transmitted by the competent authorities," as a statement explained, prompting the museum to remain closed on Sunday. Three hours after the announcement, the museum said that it would not open at all on March 1, and left people in the dark regarding Monday. | The Louvre Museum cann…

RT (2020-03-01). Almost 10,000 migrants 'stopped at Greek border', but some have managed to slip through (VIDEO). rt.com The Greek government said almost 10,000 people were prevented from crossing into the country from Turkey on Saturday. Though stopped at the gate, the migrants are attempting to cut through the border fence or cross the river. | Thousands of people in Turkey rushed to the border with Greece after the government in Ankara announced this week that it will no longer stop them. Athens responded by closing the border crossing and deploying riot police and soldiers to halt the wave. | Around 9,600 attempts were made to cross the border on Saturday alone, Greek Deputy Defense minister Alkiviadis Stefanis told the medi…

RT (2020-03-01). Putin says Russia should be ready for any scenario as oil market suffers steep decline. rt.com The current crude prices are acceptable for the Russian economy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after the price of oil dramatically fell to the lowest point in more than a year. | "Today it is difficult to predict how long-term this trend [the drop in oil prices] will become, but in any case, we need to be prepared for different scenarios," the Russian leader said during a meeting with finance and energy officials as well as the heads of Russian oil and gas majors on Sunday. | Putin said that although last week was the worst for global markets since the 2008 financial crisis, Russia has enough reserves…

RT (2020-03-01). Head of Sputnik Turkey freed after brief detention, Russian agency's 3 journalists released after questioning. rt.com The head of the Turkish branch of Sputnik was released after being briefly detained amid searches at the Istanbul office of the Russian news agency. Three employees of the outlet were also freed after questioning by Ankara police. | The released journalists were met with applause from a group of supporters who had gathered outside the Hall of Justice. | According to the official report on their interrogation, Turkish prosecutors did not find any wrongdoing on the journalists' part. | The staffers were assaulted by Turkish nationalists on Saturday and went missing after turning to Ankara police for help. They h…

RT (2020-03-01). Contact lost with Russian Sputnik news agency journalists who sought police help after Turkish nationalists attacked their homes. rt.com Three employees of the Turkish branch of Sputnik News, whose apartments were attacked by Turkish nationalists on Saturday night, have been missing since going to file complaints about the incident to Turkish police. | "We have not been able to contact our employees in Ankara for nine hours now," Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of RT and Sputnik, said in a The three employees of the Russian news outlet were apparently targeted in coordinated attacks on Saturday evening. Their home…

RT (2020-03-01). Sputnik Turkey editor-in-chief detained by police, becomes 4th Russian news agency staffer in custody after nationalists' attacks. rt.com Russian news agency Sputnik has reported that police have entered its Istanbul office. Meanwhile, it is confirmed that Sputnik Turkey's editor-in-chief has been detained. | The arrest of Mahir Boztepe, the head of Sputnik's Turkish branch, was confirmed by RT and Sputnik editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan. The agency said its chief was taken to the Istanbul Police Department's main office. | This new development brings the number of detained Sputnik employees in Turkey to four. Earlier three agency staff members, who had been targeted by Turkish nationalists on Saturday and turned to police for help, ended up…

RT (2020-03-01). OSCE condemns harassment of Russian agency journalists in Turkey amid reported detention over 'professional activity'. rt.com The OSCE's media freedom spokesman condemned the harassment of three employees of Sputnik Turkey in Ankara. Contact with the journalists was lost as they went to the police after being accosted by nationalists. | Three Sputnik employees were confronted in their apartments in Ankara on Saturday night by groups of angry people who accused them of being traitors to the country. Nobody was hurt in the altercations, but after they turned to the police to investigate the incident, they went missing and have not been heard from since. | Sources in Ankara's legal organizations as well as relatives of the journalists t…

RT (2020-03-01). Sputnik Turkey under attack: Russian agency's lead editor held by police, 3 staffers questioned by after assault by nationalists. rt.com Istanbul police have detained the head of the Turkish branch of Russian news outlet Sputnik. In Ankara, three employees of the news agency were questioned by prosecutors after coming under attack by Turkish nationalists. | The arrest of Mahir Boztepe, the head of Sputnik's Turkish branch, was confirmed by RT and Sputnik editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan. The agency said its chief was taken to the Istanbul Police Department's main office. | Sputnik's office in Istanbul is being searched by the city police, Simonyan said. No immediate reason for the search has been given. | Earlier, three staff members for the…

RT (2020-03-01). Unfadable courage: Putin, Shoigu commemorate paratroopers who heroically died in battle against extremists two decades ago. rt.com Twenty years after heroic but vastly outnumbered Pskov paratroopers bravely battled jihadist forces in the Russian republic of Chechnya, President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu have honored the fallen. | "Today… we commemorate the brave paratroopers, pay honors to their courage and their heroic deed," Putin said as he reviewed the troops of the Pskov Airborne Division. He and Shoigu arrived in the northwestern Russian city of Pskov, the hometown of Russia's oldest and most elite airborne division, to lay flowers at a memorial for those who fell in Russia's second anti-terrorism campaign i…

RT (2020-03-01). Trump calls on Bloomberg to end his 'joke of a campaign' to not chip away at Biden's votes after former VP's South Carolina win. rt.com With former VP Joe Biden's campaign back from the dead after a landslide South Carolina win, US President Donald Trump appealed to another Democratic hopeful, Mike Bloomberg, to drop out of the race for the sake of Biden. | Shortly after the South Carolina primary exit polls pointed to a convincing victory for Biden in the fourth and final early voting contest ahead of Super Tuesday, Trump took to Twitter to send a 'congratulatory' message, taking aim at fellow billionaire Bloomberg in the process. | "Sleepy Joe Biden's victory in the South Carolina Democrat Primary should be the end of Mini Mike Bloomberg's J…

RT (2020-03-01). Pete Buttigieg to suspend his presidential campaign ahead of crucial Super Tuesday vote – report. rt.com The winner of the first Democratic party early voting contest in Iowa, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, will be dropping out of the race for the nomination ahead of Super Tuesday, campaign sources report. | Buttgieg, the youngest in the Democratic candidates' roster, is expected to call it quits after finishing respectable fourth in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, where he was surpassed only by former VP Joe Biden, current Democratic race frontrunner Bernie Sanders and billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who himself bowed out of the competition shortly after the results came in. | Also on…

RT (2020-03-01). One billionaire out: Tom Steyer bows out of Democratic presidential race after 3rd-place finish in South Carolina. rt.com Billionaire activist Tom Steyer has given up on his presidential bid after failing to win any delegates in South Carolina, according to projections. Steyer has been accused of buying his way into the race, having spent millions. | Steyer dug deep into his own pockets, spending about $20 million of his own money in South Carolina alone in hopes of overcoming the 15-percent threshold that would have allowed him to win delegates in the fourth and final early voting contest before Super Tuesday. | However, it was not to be, as Steyer is now projected to win less than 12 percent of the vote in the primary, dominate…

RT (2020-03-01). 'You can't win 'em all': Sanders concedes defeat in South Carolina, says he 'believes strongly' in Super Tuesday success. rt.com Senator Bernie Sanders brushed off concerns over his second-place finish in the South Carolina primary, saying he hopes to bring it home on Super Tuesday when 14 states vote for the Democratic Party nominee. | Sanders, who was busy campaigning in Norfolk, Virginia when the South Carolina primary results came in, appeared upbeat about his campaign's future, describing it as a minor setback. | "I'm very proud that in this campaign so far we have won the popular vote in Iowa, we have won the New Hampshire primary, we have won the Nevada caucus, but you cannot win them all." | Sanders said that what he believes wi…

RT (2020-03-01). Guaido says Venezuelan government tried to ASSASSINATE him after gunman spotted at opposition rally. rt.com Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has accused the government of trying to murder him, after a masked gunman was photographed at his rally and motorcycle-riding attackers reportedly shot up his motorcade. | The incident took place at an opposition rally in the city of Barquisimeto in Venezuela's northwestern Lara state on Saturday. Though no videos of the confrontation are available, a few photos from the scene were provided to the media by Guaido's team. They show an unidentified dark-clad man in a helmet pointing a gun toward a group of opposition activists and politicians, including Guaido. The gunman…

RT (2020-03-01). Will China's dominance in bitcoin mining come to an end? RT's Keiser Report investigates. rt.com China has been the undisputed leader in the global bitcoin mining market, but as the technology and business models evolve, the hash power is poised to shift to the US, the CEO of Layer1 mining startup told Max Keiser. | Around 60 percent of the hash rate is currently generated in China, as the mining industry has always been about sourcing and installing the most efficient mining hardware faster than anybody else, according to Alexander Liegl of Layer1. However, the production of new generation chips could now require a multiyear effort, making other factors like cost and efficiency more important. | "What tr…

RT (2020-03-01). 'I made many new friends!' Ivanka Trump endorses Indian 'Me & Ivanka' photoshopping spree after Taj Mahal visit. rt.com Ivanka Trump has praised the warmth of Indian social media users after endorsing an image-editing craze which began with a photoshopped picture showing her visiting the Taj Mahal with a local actor. | The photoshopping spree started when an unnamed fan of singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh inserted his image into a photo of Ivanka — US President Donald Trump's eldest daughter — enjoying a view of the iconic Taj Mahal during a trip to India earlier this week. | Dosanjh apparently liked the result so much that he shared the image on Twitter. "Me & Ivanka. She [was asking me] to take her to Taj Mahal. So I…

RT (2020-03-01). Blasts rock Baghdad's Green Zone, reports say rockets struck in vicinity of US embassy. rt.com Explosions have been reported in the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, hosting the US embassy and other foreign diplomatic and military installations. Rockets reportedly fell near the US compound. | Several rockets were reportedly launched towards the US embassy in Baghdad on Sunday evening, local media reported. | Videos have emerged online showing the moment missile alert sirens sounded off in the city. | BREAKING: Sirens go off at

RT (2020-03-01). Texas, California prefer socialism to capitalism, Sanders to Biden, new poll says. rt.com Democratic voters in America's two most populous states have indicated they actually prefer socialism to capitalism in a new poll that also showed Bernie Sanders taking over Joe Biden ahead of crucial vote. | The latest poll conducted by YouGov on behalf of the CBS says that more than half of Democratic voters in California and Texas — two states with the biggest population that also award the most delegates for the primaries — harbor "positive view" of socialism. Support for the traditional foundation of the US economy was particularly weak in Texas, where only 37 percent said they saw it as a prefe…

RT (2020-03-01). 'Apartheid-like conditions': Former UNGA president slams Trump-Netanyahu 'deal of the century' plan for Palestine. rt.com Trump's plan to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will bring anything but peace to the region, former Danish FM and UNGA President Mogens Lykketoft told RT, as it only cements apartheid-like conditions for the Palestinians. | Lykketoft is among a large group of former high-ranking European officials who published an open The plan…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-03-01). With Another Monster Win in South Carolina Primary, 'Medicare for All Is Four for Four'. commondreams.org "Support was 57 percent to 38 percent in Iowa, 58 percent to 37 percent in New Hampshire, 62 percent to 35 percent in Nevada, and 50 percent to 44 percent in South Carolina." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sputnik News (2020-03-01). Trump Says Ready to Lend Helping Hand to Coronavirus-Hit Iran 'If They Ask'. iranian.com The United States is ready to provide assistance to Iran, which is struggling with the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), US President Donald Trump announced after imposing additional travel restrictions on Iran. "If we can help the Iranians

Fight the Disease, Not the People (2020-03-01). San Francisco Chinatown Rally: "The Virus is Our Enemy, Not China" indybay.org Although there has been only one death from the coronavirus in the U.S., the nation's Chinatowns are seeing a large decline in customers as fear about the viral outbreak spreads. On February 29, hundreds rallied in Portsmouth Square, the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown, to decry anti-Chinese racism and show support for Wuhan.

Orion the Elder (2020-03-01). Gracias Chelsea&Julian for publishing Bush's War Crimes. indybay.org fruitvale and MacArthur oakland 94602…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-03-01). 333 Billion Dollar California Working Landscape introduced at 2020 Black Expo. indybay.org CSUS Planetarium opens eyes toward new possibilities for Black Agriculture in the 333 Billion dollar California Working Landscape…

AutumnSun (2020-03-01). XR Flash Mob Dance and Action 2-28-2020. indybay.org "TELL JPMORGAN TO STOP FUNDING CLIMATE DESTRUCTION!" | "Chase is by far the worst banker of fossil fuels and fossil fuel expansion by far a wide margin!"

Michael Steinberg (2020-03-01). As Nuke Plant Demolition Begins, Catastrophe May Be Looming. indybay.org As demolition of Socal's San Onofre nuke plant begins, Watchdogs warn a disaster may be looming.

UCB Sociology Dep. (2020-03-01). Whither Turkey? Struggles, Setbacks, Possibilities A Forum. indybay.org 102 Wurster Hall | UC Berkeley…

UCB Dep. Of Sociology (2020-03-01). UCB Forum Whither Turkey? Struggles, Setbacks, Possibilities. indybay.org 102 Wurster Hall | UC Berkeley…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-03-01). COVID-19 Coronavirus: A Fake Pandemic? Who's Behind It? Global Economic, Social and Geopolitical Destabilization. globalresearch.ca The media hype and disinformation campaign regarding the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus have created a Worldwide atmosphere of fear and uncertainty following the launching of a global public health emergency by the WHO on January 30th.

yenisafak (2020-03-01). Turkey continues to destroy regime targets in Syria. yenisafak.com The Turkish Armed Forces continued Sunday to destroy regime targets in Syria, as part of an operation launched in the wake of deadly regime attack on Turkish troops in Idlib.According to the new footage shared by Turkey's National Defense Ministry, tanks, armored personnel vehicles and anti-tanks, as well as regime soldiers were neutralized in Saraqib district, a gateway to northwestern Idlib province, and some other near regions.Idlib, near Turkey's southern border, falls within a de-escalation zone laid out in a deal between Turkey and Russia in late 2018.The Syrian regime and its allies have consistently broke…

yenisafak (2020-03-01). Turkey announces Operation Spring Shield in Syria's Idlib. yenisafak.com Turkey launched a fresh Syria operation in the wake of the recent regime attack on Turkish troops in Idlib, said the country's defense chief on Sunday.Akar also said Turkey seeks to end Assad regime's massacres in Syria so that migration and radicalization could be stopped."Our expectation from Russia at this point is to fulfill its commitments as the guarantor country, and in this context, to use its influence on the regime to make it halt its attacks and withdraw to the borders set with the Sochi agreement."The minister went on to say that Turkey has no intention of confronting Russia in Syria.Turkey expects Ru…

yenisafak (2020-03-01). Turkey downs two Syrian regime jets in Idlib. yenisafak.com Turkey downed two regime fighter jets in Idlib, northwestern Syria, after assault on Turkish jets, the country's Defense Ministry said on Sunday."[…] Two SU-24 regime jets were downed after attacking our jets," the ministry said in a written statement.It added that an air-defense system, which downed a Turkish armed drone, and two other air-defense systems were also destroyed.Turkey announced Sunday that it launched Operation Spring Shield in Idlib, following a deadly regime attack on Turkish troops late Thursday.The regime airstrike martyred 34 Turkish soldiers, while injuring dozens of others.

yenisafak (2020-03-01). Iran says US has no legal basis to sign agreement about Afghanistan. yenisafak.com The United States has no legal standing to sign an agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan, Iran's Foreign Ministry said, referring to a peace deal signed between the U.S. and Taliban on SaturdayIran welcomes any initiative that helps to secure stability and peace in Afghanistan, but that will only be possible through domestic talks and by taking into consideration the interest of Afghanistan's neighbours, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.The deal, signed in Qatar, could pave the way towards a full withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Afghanistan and represent a step toward ending the 18-year-war in th…

yenisafak (2020-03-01). Abu Dhabi hotels allow some guests to leave after coronavirus scare. yenisafak.com Two luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, which had been in lockdown amid concerns about the coronavirus during a professional cycling event, allowed some guests to leave on Sunday after they tested negative for the disease, company spokespersons said.The W Abu Dhabi and the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi had been placed under lockdown on Friday as authorities screened all guests, including scores of professional cyclists. There were concerns they might have interacted with two Italian cyclists who were suspected of contracting the disease.The guests at the two hotels, on Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates' capital, included 1…

yenisafak (2020-03-01). Saudi Arabia prepares 25 hospitals to handle coronavirus cases. yenisafak.com Saudi Arabia has prepared 25 hospitals to handle any coronavirus cases that might be detected, a health ministry spokesman said on Sunday.The kingdom has not reported any cases of the virus so far.

yenisafak (2020-03-01). China says will repatriate overseas citizens if needed due to coronavirus. yenisafak.com China will take measures to repatriate its citizens in countries seriously affected by the coronavirus outbreak if necessary, an official at the country's foreign ministry said on Sunday.Cui Aiming, the foreign ministry official who spoke at a briefing in Beijing, did not name any particular countries.

yenisafak (2020-03-01). No coronavirus infection in Yemen: WHO. yenisafak.com No cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Yemen, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday."Currently, the risk of coronavirus in Yemen is low. There are no identified cases at the moment," WHO said on Twitter."However, like other countries, the scale up for preparedness and prevention is ongoing so if a case were confirmed, systems to control and contain would be in place to respond," it said.Media reports earlier suggested that an infection from the virus had been reported in the capital Sanaa.On Friday, the WHO said the risk of the new coronavirus in the world outside China had been…

yenisafak (2020-03-01). Gatherings banned, travel restricted as coronavirus cases grow worldwide. yenisafak.com Leaders in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas rolled out bans on big gatherings and stricter travel restrictions as cases of the new coronavirus spread around the world.The United States on Saturday reported its first death from the disease, a man in his 50s in Washington state, where officials said two of the state's three cases have links to a nursing home with dozens of residents showing disease symptoms.Although most Americans face a low risk from the virus, more U.S. deaths could be imminent following the nation's first, CNN quoted Vice President Mike Pence as saying."We know there will be more cases,"

yenisafak (2020-03-01). Iraqi city shuts religious shrines over coronavirus. yenisafak.com Authorities in the Iraqi city of Babel on Sunday ordered all religious shrines shut to visitors over fears of coronavirus.In a statement, the media office of the city's governor Hassan al-Mandeel said the move was taken as a "precautionary measure to preserve the safety of citizens".On Saturday, health authorities in the city confirmed the first case of coronavirus.So far, 13 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Iraq.Babel is home to dozens of Shia shrines.The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has spread to more than 30 other countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, France, Russia, Spain…

yenisafak (2020-03-01). Over 500 refugees have reached Greek islands. yenisafak.com More than 500 migrants have reached Greece's Eastern Aegean islands of Lesbos, Samos and Chios on Sunday, a Greek police official said.At least seven vessels with more than 300 migrants on board had reached the island of Lesbos, the official said. Some operations were still in progress. Another 150 migrants had reached the island of Samos.

yenisafak (2020-03-01). Climate strikes, environmental protests in February 2020. yenisafak.com In the month of February, people across the world continued to stage strikes, demonstrations and protests calling for action against human-made climate change and damage to the environment.In only the decade's second month, activists and concerned citizens alike held events at an average of every other day across a myriad of countries.They included the Fridays for Future protests sparked by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, eight-year-old Indian activist Licypriya Kangujam's protest in front of her parliament, the beginning of the first climate strikes in Mongolia and demands for 100% renewable energy…

yenisafak (2020-03-01). Another Turkish woman joins growing anti-YPG/PKK protest. yenisafak.com One more mother has joined the ongoing protest against the YPG/PKK terror group in Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey. Blamin…

yenisafak (2020-03-01). Bomb blast kills 4 soldiers in Somalia. yenisafak.com At least four Somali government soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a bomb blast targeted a military convoy near the town of Warmahan, lower Shabelle region, an official said on Sunday.Warmahan is a small agricultural town located near Afgoye, 30 kilometers (18 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu.Salad Hussein, a military official in lower Shabelle region, spoke to Anadolu Agency over the phone and confirmed the current death toll."Al-Shabaab terrorist group attacked military personnel traveling between Wanlawayn and Afgoye with a roadside blast."Reinforcements were sent to the scene and s…

sputniknews (2020-03-01). US Carrier Strike Group Enters Mediterranean – Reports. sputniknews.com The Mediterranean Sea area is home to two major conflicts — a full-blown civil war in Libya (which turned into a failed state in 2011 following NATO airstrikes) and tensions in Syria between Damascus and Washington's Turkish allies.

sputniknews (2020-03-01). Syrian Army Will Seek to Down Any Aircraft Breaching Airspace – State Media. sputniknews.com Tensions escalated in Syria's Idlib province earlier this week after 36 Turkish soldiers were killed and over 30 injured in an airstrike.

sputniknews (2020-03-01). Two Syrian Planes Downed by Turkey Over Idlib, Pilots Safe — Reports. sputniknews.com Earlier, the Syrian Army announced that the airspace over Idlib had been closed, and warned that it would down any aircraft breaching its airspace.

sputniknews (2020-03-01). Attack on Sputnik Staff an 'Orchestrated' Act to Suppress Journalism — Observers. sputniknews.com On Saturday night, multiple unidentified individuals attempted to storm into the homes of three Sputnik Turkey employees in Ankara. What appears to have been a coordinated attack came at a time of heightened tensions in Idlib between Syria and Turkey.

sputniknews (2020-03-01). Iranian Foreign Ministry: US 'Has No Legal Position' to Ink Peace Agreement With Taliban. sputniknews.com On Saturday, the US and the Taliban clinched a landmark peace agreement in Doha, which stipulates the complete withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan over a 14 month period, including cutting troop numbers to 8,600 within 135 days.

sputniknews (2020-03-01). President Ghani Denies Commitment to Release 5,000 Taliban Prisoners Before Inter-Afghan Talks. sputniknews.com On Saturday, the US and the Taliban signed a peace deal in Doha that will see US and allied troops pull out from Afghanistan over the next 14 months. The US will reduce its military presence to 8,600 troops in the next 135 days.

sputniknews (2020-03-01). Hundreds of Refugees Gather at Turkey-Greece Border — Video. sputniknews.com On Saturday, hundreds of migrants gathered near the Kastanies crossing point at the border between Turkey and Greece.

sputniknews (2020-03-01). Over 76,000 Migrants Cross Turkey-EU Border – Turkish Interior Minister. sputniknews.com ANKARA (Sputnik) – More than 76,000 migrants have crossed the Turkey-EU border following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decision to open it, Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Sunday.

sputniknews (2020-03-01). Starting Nuclear War May Be 'Devastating' for US Even If No One Retaliates, American Scientist Says. sputniknews.com In September 2019, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned of an increasing risk of a nuclear war due to the deterioration of global stability.

sputniknews (2020-03-01). US, Russian Scientists to Resume Search for Grand Duke Michael Romanov's Remains. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Scientists from Russia and the United States plan to resume the search for the remains of the Grand Duke Michael Romanov and his secretary Nicholas Johnson killed in 1918 by Bolsheviks near the Russian city of Perm, the group leader Peter Sarandinaki said.

sputniknews (2020-03-01). OSCE Slams Attack on Sputnik Turkey Journalists, Concerned About Their Detention. sputniknews.com On Saturday night, an angry mob, chanting nationalist slogans tried to break into the apartments of three Sputnik employees in the Turkish capital. Sputnik Turkey has not been able to make contact with the journalists since they filed complaints against their attackers.

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Refugees Mass at EU Border as Turkey-Syria Conflict Intensifies
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-01
KASTANIES, Greece–Thousands of migrants and refugees massed at Turkey's western frontier Sunday, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey said its borders were open to those hoping to head to Europe. In Syria, Turkish troops shot down two Syrian warplanes after the Syrian military downed a Turkish drone, a major escalation in the direct conflict between Syrian and Turkish forces. | Turkey's decision to ease border restrictions came amid a Russia-backed Syrian government offensive into Syria's northwestern Idlib province. That offensive has killed dozens of Turkish troops and led to a surge of nea…
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More 'bombshells' from Assange lawyers. Extradition case exposed as seriously flawed
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-03-01
A serious flaw in the US extradition case against Julian Assange has been exposed by lawyers representing the WikiLeaks founder. Consequently, the defence has called for the extradition to be denied.In the course of the proceedings, the defence also revealed more "bombshells", including how witnesses will be called to back up claims…
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Freedom of the Press on Trial: 10 Reasons Why Assange Is Lawfully in the Right
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-01
Freedom of the press is on trial right now in London, as the Assange case has now gone 3 days. As this massive case begins, Julian Assange has been subjected to yet more intimidation, depravation and abuse. In just the …
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Even NATO Is Unwilling to Touch Turkey's Idlib Mess with a Ten-foot Pole
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-01
Having been hit by the Syrian Air Force in Idlib, Turkey has called on NATO's protection, but as much as the alliance would like a fight with Assad and his ally Russia, it's refused to back Ankara's questionable adventure. | Turkey | …
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Israel Prepares for Unprecedented 3rd Parliamentary Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-01
Israel was preparing on Sunday for unprecedented repeat parliamentary elections on Monday, for the third time in less than a year. | RELATED: | Syria: Israel Drone Attack Kills 1 in Occupied Golan Heights | Almost 6.5 million eligible voters could cast their ballots in 10,631 ballots across the nation on Monday, according to the Central Elections Committee's figures. | Some 14 special ballots will be established for the use of hundreds of Israelis who are under mandatory self-quar…
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Turkey Announces New Operation Against Syrian Military
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-01
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Sunday that Turkey has launched a fresh operation in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib in the wake of the recent attack of Syrian government on Turkish troops there. | RELATED: | Airstrike in Syria's Idlib Kills 33 Turkish Soldiers | "Operation Spring Shield, which was launched following the heinous attack on Feb. 27, is successfully being carried out," Akar said at Turkey's southern province of Hatay bordering Syria, according to semi-offic…
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Refugees stranded at borders as fighting between Syria and Turkey escalates
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-01
Thousands of refugees massed at Turkey's western frontier on 1 March, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey said its borders were open to those hoping to head to Europe.Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's decision to declare his country's borders with Europe open made goo…
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Venezuela Embassy Protectors on Trial
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-01
Judicial proceedings are taking place in DC federal court where the judge has ruled inadmissible the question whether the democratically elected Nicolás Maduro or the Trump-chosen Juan Guaidó is the legitimate president of Venezuela. Like an emperor of yore appointing regents of vassal states, US President Trump tapped then recently seated head of the suspended …
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The Telegraph's latest nincompoopery sums up the state of the UK media
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-03-01
We've come to expect the Telegraph not to give fair and balanced coverage to the issues facing the UK. It is, of course, a cheerleader for the Tories. But even by its pretty low standards, it just plumbed new depths. | Hell in a handcart? Not if you read the Telegraph.: | While the UK, and the world, was going to coronavirus hell in a handcart, people on social media were noticing a problem with the Telegraph's front page on Sunday 1 March: | t.co/PwS7CK1R6F |

Missteps at the CDC Have Set Back Its Ability to Detect Spread of Coronavirus
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-01
As the highly infectious coronavirus jumped from China to country after country in January and February, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lost valuable weeks that could have been used to track its possible spread in the United States because it insisted upon devising its own test. | The federal agency shunned the World Health Organization test guidelines used by other countries and set out to create a more complicated test of its own that could identify a range of similar…
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Native Activists Are Forging a Just Transition to Renewable Energy
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-01
Native activists and youth are shaping a clear vision for the transition necessary to guide us toward an environmentally just future

Greek Police Clashes With Migrants as Turkey Opens Borders
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-01
On the second day of violence, Greek police fired tear gas Sunday against migrants gathered at the border with Turkey that demand entry to the European country. | RELATED: | Greece Closes Turkey Border to Prevent Refugees From Crossing | The clashes occurred in the evening at the Kastanies crossing after riot police came to reinforce security there. No further details were immediately available as officers were keeping media away from the border, citing safety reasons. | Despit…
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Dem Insider: Party Bosses Choose the Nominee, Not Voters
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-01
The notion that America is democratic is a colossal hoax

Nonviolent Noncooperation: A Palestinian Response to the Kushner/Trump Plan
Mubarak Awad | zcomm.org | 2020-03-01
I call on Americans and Israelis to reject this campaign stunt and to support genuine equality and mutuality as the basis for peace…
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Thailand Protests: "Students" Fight to Save Washington's Billionaire Proxy
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-01
"Long Live Democracy!" cried "student" protesters at Thailand's Thammasat University as local and Western media organizations reported "hundreds" gathered to decry the disbanding of Thai political party, Future Forward. | However, the Western media's eager support for the small mob complete | …
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California's Primary Season Comes Amid a Dramatic Battle Over Nuclear Energy
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-01
California's Super Tuesday primary on March 3 comes amid an atomic struggle whose outcome will hugely impact the nation and world, including the global climate crisis, the Green New Deal and the outcome of the 2020 election. | Ground Zero is Diablo Canyon, nine miles west of San Luis Obispo. Ringed by earthquake faults, the two big atomic reactors there are less than 50 miles west of the infamous San Andreas Fault. Since their mid-1980s opening, the Diablo Canyon reactors have become a symbol…
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Bernie Sanders and the Resurrected Russiagate Smear
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-01
Even after the "Russiagate" claim of supposed Russian interference in the last US Presidential Election was irrefutably debunked, members of the Democratic Party elite and sections of the US "Deep State" of National Security/Intelligence in alliance with sections of the …
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Bernie Sanders and the Poor Little Rich Boys
John Buell | zcomm.org | 2020-03-01
Why Billionaire Financiers are Bullying the Democratic Party…
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Joe Biden Scores Major Victory in South Carolina Primary
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-01
Joe Biden scored a thundering victory Saturday in South Carolina's Democratic primary on the strength of African American support, a decisive win that could force moderate rivals out of the race and blunt the rise of progressive leader Bernie Sanders. | Biden's win came at a perilous moment in his 2020 bid as he needed an emphatic rebound after underwhelming performances this month in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. The race now pivots to the 14 states from Maine to California that vote on Tuesday in what effect will be a national primary. | "We are very much alive," Biden declared at an exuberant post-election r…
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Antipathy Towards Socialism Has Roots in State and Corporate Cold War Propaganda
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-01
Bernie Sanders has emerged as the Democratic front-runner in the race for the presidential nomination. | Yet even some left-leaning pundits and publications are concerned about what they see as Sande…
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Sanders Campaign Raises Record $46 Million in February
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-01
Again bolstering the argument that its grassroots and movement-building campaign is unique in the 2020 primary field, the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Sunday morning that it raised a record-setting $46 million in the month of February

Why Not Sanders? He's "Far Too Risky"
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-01
An article on CNN on February 25 discusses the fear and apprehension of 'moderate' Democrats about the possibility of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic presidential nomination. "This is playing into Trump's hands!" they lament. "Downstream candidates will be …
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Virus Spreads Worldwide: Italy Cases Surge 50%; France Closes the Louvre
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-01
New fronts in the battle to contain the virus open rapidly, deepening a sense of crisis that has already sent financial markets plummeting.
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Wealthy Donors and Fossil Fuel Interests Pump Millions Into Super PACs for 2020
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-01
Independent political spending groups are readying their arsenals to flood the airwaves with 2020 election ads praising their preferred candidates or attacking those they don't like. Right-wing millionaires and billionaires and fossil fuel corporations are helping them do so. | Leading the pack are Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein, the midwestern executives of shipping supply giant Uline, having donated a total of $19.4 million to seven super PACs from January 2019 through January 2020. | Oil…
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What Billionaires Really Love About Hard Work: Talking about it
Sam Pizzigati | zcomm.org | 2020-03-01
Michael Bloomberg is just the latest deep pocket to laud how much he personally labors…
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Argentina's Fernandez Defends Evo Morales' Presidential Victory
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-01
The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, ratified his complaint that in Bolivia "the rule of law was violated" after the coup d'etat against Evo Morales and demanded "prompt democratization" in the country "with the full participation of the people." | RELATED: | Añez Criticized for Sexist Stereotypes In Presidential Spot | "According to a report published by the Washington Post and made by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Evo Morales won last year's election…
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Canadian Media Lies About Venezuela
Alison Bodine | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-01
Canada's public media the CBC long-ago entered the ranks of yellow journalism when it comes to its reporting on Venezuela. However, two recent reports, in particular, one on CBC radio's "The Current" and the other a CBC News article by …
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Labour leads calls rise for Priti Patel to resign
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-01
Home Secretary Priti Patel faces calls for her to resign following a fall-out at the top of the Home Office. | Philip Rutnam, the department's most senior civil servant, quit on Saturday after accusing Patel of orchestrating a "vicious" campaign against him, of lying about her involvement in it and of creating a climate of fear among her officials. | Labour has ramped up the pressure on the under-fire home secretary, with shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggesting she could be forced to resign. | McDonnell, when asked if Patel could stay in her post, told Sky News' Sophy Ridge on Sunday: "I can't see it, it's bi…
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Labour leads calls for Priti Patel to resign
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-01
Home Secretary Priti Patel faces calls for her to resign following a fall-out at the top of the Home Office. | Philip Rutnam, the department's most senior civil servant, quit on Saturday after accusing Patel of orchestrating a "vicious" campaign against him, of lying about her involvement in it and of creating a climate of fear among her officials. | Labour has ramped up the pressure on the under-fire home secretary, with shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggesting she could be forced to resign. | McDonnell, when asked if Patel could stay in her post, told Sky News' Sophy Ridge on Sunday: "I can't see it, it's bi…
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Closing Rallies Ahead of Elections in Guyana
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-01
The two main political parties

Yemen's Houthis Seize Strategic Northern City: Officials
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-01
Yemeni fighters of the Houthi rebel group captured Sunday the strategic northern city of al-Hazm, capital of al-Jawf province, according to officials. | RELATED: | Yemen's Warring Sides to Exchange Thousands of Prisoners | The capture, which followed weeks of fighting between the Houthis and forces loyal to the United Nations (U.N.) recognized government, constit…
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Pete Buttigieg Ends Democratic Presidential Race
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-01
Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg will end Sunday his presidential bid, CNN reported. | RELATED: | Sanders Raised $46.5m in February, Warren $29m, Biden $18m | Buttigieg told reporters during a flight from Selma, Alabama, to Dallas, Texas, that he would be flying back Sunday to his home town of South Bend, Indiana, to make an announcement on the future of his campaign. | Aides on his campaign told CNN the announcement is that he is ending his presidential race. | The former mayor took…
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Children Under 13 Pick Coffee for Starbucks, Nespresso: Report
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-01
Children under 13 in Guatemala are working in the coffee farms that supply beans to giants Nespresso (owned by Nestle) and Starbucks‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã, an investigation by British television program 'Dispatches' uncovered last week. | RELATED: | Child Labor Behind Chocolate Ferrero Rocher: UK Rights Group | During their research, Channel 4's reporters visited seven farms supplying Nespress…
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Pete Buttigieg Ends Democratic Presidential Race
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-01
Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg returned Sunday evening to his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, to announce that he was ending his bid for the nominee ticket for the 2020 election. ‚Äã‚Äã | RELATED: | Sanders Raised $46.5m in February, Warren $29m, Biden $18m | "Tonight, I'm making the difficult decision to suspend my campaign for the presidency. I will no longer seek to be the 2020 Democratic nominee for President," Buttigieg said before a crowd o…
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Fernandez Renews Commitment to Fighting Poverty in Argentina
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-01
The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, renewed on Sunday his government's fight against poverty and unemployment so that they can rebuild the income of those who have less, in addition to strengthening policies to protect wome , in particular he announced that he will send a project to legalize abortion. | RELATED: | Argentina's Fernandez Defends Evo Morales' Presidential Victory | In his speech at the opening of ordinary sessions of the Congress of Argentina, the Presi…
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Keys to 2020: Antarctica 69.3 ∞, Bernie in Nevada 46%, Union Density 10.3%
Max Elbaum | zcomm.org | 2020-03-01
As we approach Super Tuesday, three numbers capture the stakes, the dynamics and the limits of the 2020 election.
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Video: The WHO's Vaccine Experts Inadvertently Communicate to the World that "Vaccine Hesitancy" Makes Scientific Sense
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-01
In this expose, the WHO vaccine experts admit that: | Vaccines can be fatal. | The design of safety studies makes it difficult to spot problems. | Safety monitoring is inadequate. | Vaccine adjuvants increase risk. | "The FDA receives 45% of its annual budget …
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Turkish military shoots down 2 Syrian jets as Syria fends off Turkey's drone attack
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Turkey has shot down two Syrian warplanes in Idlib as part of its offensive in the area. The Syrian Army destroyed several Turkish drones on the same day Turkey's UAVs penetrated Syria's airspace well beyond Idlib. | Turkish fighter jets intercepted two Syrian warplanes over Syria's northwestern province of Idlib and shot them down, the state-run SANA news outlet reported, adding that both planes' crews ejected and parachuted to safety. | The Turkish Defense Ministry confirmed it shot down two Syrian Su-24 bombers after one of its combat drones was destroyed by Syrian air defenses. SANA reported that several T…
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Turkish military shoots down 2 Syrian jets, crew parachuted to safety
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Turkey has shot down two Syrian warplanes in Idlib as part of its offensive in the area, while the Syrian Army destroyed at least three Turkish drone on the same day, state-run SANA news agency reported. | Turkish fighter jets intercepted two Syrian warplanes over northwestern province of Idlib and shot them down, SANA said, adding that both planes' crews ejected and parachuted to safety. | The Turkish Defense Ministry confirmed it shot down two Syrian Su-24 bombers after one of its combat drones was destroyed by Syrian air defenses. Later, SANA reported that the Syrian military shot down a total of three Turk…
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Kremlin spokesman says Putin & Erdogan could hold talks on Idlib crisis next week
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could hold talks to defuse tensions over the Syria's northwestern Idlib province as early as the coming week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, adding that Moscow hopes the negotiations will be held on March 5 or 6. The talks will not be easy, Peskov added. Turkey launched Operation Spring Shield against the Syrian Army on Sunday as tensions escalated following Damascus' successful operation against militants in Idlib. Russia supports Syria in its quest to liberate its territories from extremists, though Moscow is also…
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FIERCE clashes, teargas at border as Greece wows to 'turn back' flow of migrants from Turkey (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Athens vowed to turn back migrants coming in droves from Turkey announcing maximum "deterrence" at the border. Thousands are trying get into the EU after Ankara declared its border "open," but were met with teargas. | For the second day in row the Greek border is besieged by thousands of migrants trying to get into the EU. While some braved the waters in small dinghies to land on Greek islands, large crowds gathered at the land border crossings

Iran says US has no legal right to sign peace deal with Taliban and determine future of Afghanistan
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Iran has said that, despite cutting a deal with the Taliban, the US has absolutely no right to decide Afghanistan's future, and that intra-Afghan peace talks should be supervised by the UN, not Washington. | Tehran views Washington's actions as "an attempt to legitimize the presence of troops in Afghanistan," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. | The United States lacks the legal standing to sign a peace deal or determine the future of Afghanistan. We believe that the United Nations has the appropriate authority to facilitate intra-Afghan negotiations, as well as to monitor them, and ensure that the a…
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Calm down! WHO tells global markets not to panic after coronavirus wipes $5 trillion off stocks
rt.com | 2020-03-01
After a sea of red swept through the global markets, resulting in the worst week since the 2008 global financial crisis, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on investors to stop panicking and focus on facts. | "Global markets… should calm down and try to see the reality," the World Health Organization's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told CNBC on Sunday. "We need to go into the numbers, we need to go into the facts, and do the right thing instead of panicking. Panic and fear is the worst." | According to the official, the world still has a chance to contain the rapid spread of the dea…
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Louvre closed over coronavirus concerns, leaving blindsided visitors freezing outside
rt.com | 2020-03-01
France's Louvre unexpectedly kept its doors shut on Sunday, saying management is discussing the Covid-19 situation. The Twitterati were amused, unlike hundreds of people freezing in the street instead of gazing at the Mona Lisa. | To be fair to the museum, they were themselves apparently caught off guard by "ministerial instructions transmitted by the competent authorities," as a statement explained, prompting the museum to remain closed on Sunday. Three hours after the announcement, the museum said that it would not open at all on March 1, and left people in the dark regarding Monday. | The Louvre Museum cann…
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Louvre closed over coronavirus concerns, leaving blindsided visitors freezing outside
rt.com | 2020-03-01
France's Louvre unexpectedly kept its doors shut on Sunday, saying management is discussing the Covid-19 situation. The Twitterati were amused, unlike hundreds of people freezing in the street instead of gazing at the Mona Lisa. | To be fair to the museum, they were themselves apparently caught off guard by "ministerial instructions transmitted by the competent authorities," as a statement explained, prompting the museum to remain closed on Sunday. Three hours after the announcement, the museum said that it would not open at all on March 1, and left people in the dark regarding Monday. | pic.twitter.com/kRbaUt…
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Almost 10,000 migrants 'stopped at Greek border', but some have managed to slip through (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-03-01
The Greek government said almost 10,000 people were prevented from crossing into the country from Turkey on Saturday. Though stopped at the gate, the migrants are attempting to cut through the border fence or cross the river. | Thousands of people in Turkey rushed to the border with Greece after the government in Ankara announced this week that it will no longer stop them. Athens responded by closing the border crossing and deploying riot police and soldiers to halt the wave. | Around 9,600 attempts were made to cross the border on Saturday alone, Greek Deputy Defense minister Alkiviadis Stefanis told the medi…
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Pete Buttigieg to suspend his presidential campaign ahead of crucial Super Tuesday vote – report
rt.com | 2020-03-01
The winner of the first Democratic party early voting contest in Iowa, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, will be dropping out of the race for the nomination ahead of Super Tuesday, campaign sources report. | Buttgieg, the youngest in the Democratic candidates' roster, is expected to call it quits after finishing respectable fourth in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, where he was surpassed only by former VP Joe Biden, current Democratic race frontrunner Bernie Sanders and billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who himself bowed out of the competition shortly after the results came in. | Also on…
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Pete Buttigieg to suspend his presidential campaign ahead of crucial Super Tuesday vote – report
rt.com | 2020-03-01
The winner of the first Democratic party early voting contest in Iowa, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, will be dropping out of the race for the nomination ahead of Super Tuesday, campaign sources report. | Buttgieg, the youngest in the Democratic candidates' roster, is expected to call it quits after finishing respectable fourth in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, where he was surpassed only by former VP Joe Biden, current Democratic race frontrunner Bernie Sanders and billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who himself bowed out of the competition shortly after the results came in. | Buttgie…
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One billionaire out: Tom Steyer bows out of Democratic presidential race after 3rd-place finish in South Carolina
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Billionaire activist Tom Steyer has given up on his presidential bid after failing to win any delegates in South Carolina, according to projections. Steyer has been accused of buying his way into the race, having spent millions. | Steyer dug deep into his own pockets, spending about $20 million of his own money in South Carolina alone in hopes of overcoming the 15-percent threshold that would have allowed him to win delegates in the fourth and final early voting contest before Super Tuesday. | However, it was not to be, as Steyer is now projected to win less than 12 percent of the vote in the primary, dominate…
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Guaido says Venezuelan government tried to ASSASSINATE him after gunman spotted at opposition rally
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has accused the government of trying to murder him, after a masked gunman was photographed at his rally and motorcycle-riding attackers reportedly shot up his motorcade. | The incident took place at an opposition rally in the city of Barquisimeto in Venezuela's northwestern Lara state on Saturday. Though no videos of the confrontation are available, a few photos from the scene were provided to the media by Guaido's team. They show an unidentified dark-clad man in a helmet pointing a gun toward a group of opposition activists and politicians, including Guaido. The gunman…
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'Apartheid-like conditions': Former UNGA president slams Trump-Netanyahu 'deal of the century' plan for Palestine
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Trump's plan to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will bring anything but peace to the region, former Danish FM and UNGA President Mogens Lykketoft told RT, as it only cements apartheid-like conditions for the Palestinians. | Lykketoft is among a large group of former high-ranking European officials who published an open letter warning about the dangers of the Trump plan and urging the EU to firmly reject any US attempts to somehow implement it. | The plan…
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'You can't win 'em all': Sanders concedes defeat in South Carolina, says he 'believes strongly' in Super Tuesday success
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Senator Bernie Sanders brushed off concerns over his second-place finish in the South Carolina primary, saying he hopes to bring it home on Super Tuesday when 14 states vote for the Democratic Party nominee. | Sanders, who was busy campaigning in Norfolk, Virginia when the South Carolina primary results came in, appeared upbeat about his campaign's future, describing it as a minor setback. | "I'm very proud that in this campaign so far we have won the popular vote in Iowa, we have won the New Hampshire primary, we have won the Nevada caucus, but you cannot win them all." | Sanders said that what he believes wi…
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Texas, California prefer socialism to capitalism, Sanders to Biden, new poll says
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Democratic voters in America's two most populous states have indicated they actually prefer socialism to capitalism in a new poll that also showed Bernie Sanders taking over Joe Biden ahead of crucial vote. | The latest poll conducted by YouGov on behalf of the CBS says that more than half of Democratic voters in California and Texas

Unfadable courage: Putin, Shoigu commemorate paratroopers who heroically died in battle against extremists two decades ago
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Twenty years after heroic but vastly outnumbered Pskov paratroopers bravely battled jihadist forces in the Russian republic of Chechnya, President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu have honored the fallen. | "Today… we commemorate the brave paratroopers, pay honors to their courage and their heroic deed," Putin said as he reviewed the troops of the Pskov Airborne Division. He and Shoigu arrived in the northwestern Russian city of Pskov, the hometown of Russia's oldest and most elite airborne division, to lay flowers at a memorial for those who fell in Russia's second anti-terrorism campaign i…
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OSCE condemns harassment of Russian agency journalists in Turkey amid reported detention over 'professional activity'
rt.com | 2020-03-01
The OSCE's media freedom spokesman condemned the harassment of three employees of Sputnik Turkey in Ankara. Contact with the journalists was lost as they went to the police after being accosted by nationalists. | Three Sputnik employees were confronted in their apartments in Ankara on Saturday night by groups of angry people who accused them of being traitors to the country. Nobody was hurt in the altercations, but after they turned to the police to investigate the incident, they went missing and have not been heard from since. | Sources in Ankara's legal organizations as well as relatives of the journalists t…
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Putin says Russia should be ready for any scenario as oil market suffers steep decline
rt.com | 2020-03-01
The current crude prices are acceptable for the Russian economy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after the price of oil dramatically fell to the lowest point in more than a year. | "Today it is difficult to predict how long-term this trend [the drop in oil prices] will become, but in any case, we need to be prepared for different scenarios," the Russian leader said during a meeting with finance and energy officials as well as the heads of Russian oil and gas majors on Sunday. | Putin said that although last week was the worst for global markets since the 2008 financial crisis, Russia has enough reserves…
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Sputnik Turkey editor-in-chief detained by police, becomes 4th Russian news agency staffer in custody after nationalists' attacks
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Russian news agency Sputnik has reported that police have entered its Istanbul office. Meanwhile, it is confirmed that Sputnik Turkey's editor-in-chief has been detained. | The arrest of Mahir Boztepe, the head of Sputnik's Turkish branch, was confirmed by RT and Sputnik editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan. The agency said its chief was taken to the Istanbul Police Department's main office. | This new development brings the number of detained Sputnik employees in Turkey to four. Earlier three agency staff members, who had been targeted by Turkish nationalists on Saturday and turned to police for help, ended up…
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Sputnik Turkey under attack: Russian agency's lead editor held by police, 3 staffers questioned by after assault by nationalists
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Istanbul police have detained the head of the Turkish branch of Russian news outlet Sputnik. In Ankara, three employees of the news agency were questioned by prosecutors after coming under attack by Turkish nationalists. | The arrest of Mahir Boztepe, the head of Sputnik's Turkish branch, was confirmed by RT and Sputnik editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan. The agency said its chief was taken to the Istanbul Police Department's main office. | Sputnik's office in Istanbul is being searched by the city police, Simonyan said. No immediate reason for the search has been given. | Earlier, three staff members for the…
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Head of Sputnik Turkey freed after brief detention, Russian agency's 3 journalists released after questioning
rt.com | 2020-03-01
The head of the Turkish branch of Sputnik was released after being briefly detained amid searches at the Istanbul office of the Russian news agency. Three employees of the outlet were also freed after questioning by Ankara police. | The released journalists were met with applause from a group of supporters who had gathered outside the Hall of Justice. | According to the official report on their interrogation, Turkish prosecutors did not find any wrongdoing on the journalists' part. | The staffers were assaulted by Turkish nationalists on Saturday and went missing after turning to Ankara police for help. They h…
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Contact lost with Russian Sputnik news agency journalists who sought police help after Turkish nationalists attacked their homes
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Three employees of the Turkish branch of Sputnik News, whose apartments were attacked by Turkish nationalists on Saturday night, have been missing since going to file complaints about the incident to Turkish police. | "We have not been able to contact our employees in Ankara for nine hours now," Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of RT and Sputnik, said in a tweet on Sunday morning. | The three employees of the Russian news outlet were apparently targeted in coordinated attacks on Saturday evening. Their home…
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Trump calls on Bloomberg to end his 'joke of a campaign' to not chip away at Biden's votes after former VP's South Carolina win
rt.com | 2020-03-01
With former VP Joe Biden's campaign back from the dead after a landslide South Carolina win, US President Donald Trump appealed to another Democratic hopeful, Mike Bloomberg, to drop out of the race for the sake of Biden. | Shortly after the South Carolina primary exit polls pointed to a convincing victory for Biden in the fourth and final early voting contest ahead of Super Tuesday, Trump took to Twitter to send a 'congratulatory' message, taking aim at fellow billionaire Bloomberg in the process. | "Sleepy Joe Biden's victory in the South Carolina Democrat Primary should be the end of Mini Mike Bloomberg's J…
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Will China's dominance in bitcoin mining come to an end? RT's Keiser Report investigates
rt.com | 2020-03-01
China has been the undisputed leader in the global bitcoin mining market, but as the technology and business models evolve, the hash power is poised to shift to the US, the CEO of Layer1 mining startup told Max Keiser. | Around 60 percent of the hash rate is currently generated in China, as the mining industry has always been about sourcing and installing the most efficient mining hardware faster than anybody else, according to Alexander Liegl of Layer1. However, the production of new generation chips could now require a multiyear effort, making other factors like cost and efficiency more important. | "What tr…
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'I made many new friends!' Ivanka Trump endorses Indian 'Me & Ivanka' photoshopping spree after Taj Mahal visit
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Ivanka Trump has praised the warmth of Indian social media users after endorsing an image-editing craze which began with a photoshopped picture showing her visiting the Taj Mahal with a local actor. | The photoshopping spree started when an unnamed fan of singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh inserted his image into a photo of Ivanka

Blasts rock Baghdad's Green Zone, reports say rockets struck in vicinity of US embassy
rt.com | 2020-03-01
Explosions have been reported in the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, hosting the US embassy and other foreign diplomatic and military installations. Rockets reportedly fell near the US compound. | Several rockets were reportedly launched towards the US embassy in Baghdad on Sunday evening, local media reported. | Videos have emerged online showing the moment missile alert sirens sounded off in the city. | BREAKING: Sirens go off at #US embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone after two large explosions heard near heavi…
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With Another Monster Win in South Carolina Primary, 'Medicare for All Is Four for Four'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-01
"Support was 57 percent to 38 percent in Iowa, 58 percent to 37 percent in New Hampshire, 62 percent to 35 percent in Nevada, and 50 percent to 44 percent in South Carolina." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump Says Ready to Lend Helping Hand to Coronavirus-Hit Iran 'If They Ask'
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2020-03-01
The United States is ready to provide assistance to Iran, which is struggling with the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), US President Donald Trump announced after imposing additional travel restrictions on Iran. "If we can help the Iranians

San Francisco Chinatown Rally: "The Virus is Our Enemy, Not China"
Fight the Disease, Not the People | indybay.org | 2020-03-01
Although there has been only one death from the coronavirus in the U.S., the nation's Chinatowns are seeing a large decline in customers as fear about the viral outbreak spreads. On February 29, hundreds rallied in Portsmouth Square, the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown, to decry anti-Chinese racism and show support for Wuhan.
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Free the Freeway 9
Curt Wechsler | indybay.org | 2020-03-01
RefuseFascism.org defendants face three years in jail for peaceful political protest in the face of LAPD & prosecutorial harassment. We demand charges be dropped.
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Gracias Chelsea&Julian for publishing Bush's War Crimes
Orion the Elder | indybay.org | 2020-03-01
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333 Billion Dollar California Working Landscape introduced at 2020 Black Expo
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-03-01
CSUS Planetarium opens eyes toward new possibilities for Black Agriculture in the 333 Billion dollar California Working Landscape…
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XR Flash Mob Dance and Action 2-28-2020
AutumnSun | indybay.org | 2020-03-01
"TELL JPMORGAN TO STOP FUNDING CLIMATE DESTRUCTION!" | "Chase is by far the worst banker of fossil fuels and fossil fuel expansion by far a wide margin!"
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As Nuke Plant Demolition Begins, Catastrophe May Be Looming
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2020-03-01
As demolition of Socal's San Onofre nuke plant begins, Watchdogs warn a disaster may be looming.
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Whither Turkey? Struggles, Setbacks, Possibilities A Forum
UCB Sociology Dep. | indybay.org | 2020-03-01
102 Wurster Hall | UC Berkeley…
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UCB Forum Whither Turkey? Struggles, Setbacks, Possibilities
UCB Dep. Of Sociology | indybay.org | 2020-03-01
102 Wurster Hall | UC Berkeley…
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COVID-19 Coronavirus: A Fake Pandemic? Who's Behind It? Global Economic, Social and Geopolitical Destabilization
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-01
The media hype and disinformation campaign regarding the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus have created a Worldwide atmosphere of fear and uncertainty following the launching of a global public health emergency by the WHO on January 30th.
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Turkey continues to destroy regime targets in Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
The Turkish Armed Forces continued Sunday to destroy regime targets in Syria, as part of an operation launched in the wake of deadly regime attack on Turkish troops in Idlib.According to the new footage shared by Turkey's National Defense Ministry, tanks, armored personnel vehicles and anti-tanks, as well as regime soldiers were neutralized in Saraqib district, a gateway to northwestern Idlib province, and some other near regions.Idlib, near Turkey's southern border, falls within a de-escalation zone laid out in a deal between Turkey and Russia in late 2018.The Syrian regime and its allies have consistently broke…
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Turkey announces Operation Spring Shield in Syria's Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
Turkey launched a fresh Syria operation in the wake of the recent regime attack on Turkish troops in Idlib, said the country's defense chief on Sunday.Akar also said Turkey seeks to end Assad regime's massacres in Syria so that migration and radicalization could be stopped."Our expectation from Russia at this point is to fulfill its commitments as the guarantor country, and in this context, to use its influence on the regime to make it halt its attacks and withdraw to the borders set with the Sochi agreement."The minister went on to say that Turkey has no intention of confronting Russia in Syria.Turkey expects Ru…
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Turkey downs two Syrian regime jets in Idlib
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
Turkey downed two regime fighter jets in Idlib, northwestern Syria, after assault on Turkish jets, the country's Defense Ministry said on Sunday."[…] Two SU-24 regime jets were downed after attacking our jets," the ministry said in a written statement.It added that an air-defense system, which downed a Turkish armed drone, and two other air-defense systems were also destroyed.Turkey announced Sunday that it launched Operation Spring Shield in Idlib, following a deadly regime attack on Turkish troops late Thursday.The regime airstrike martyred 34 Turkish soldiers, while injuring dozens of others.
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Iran says US has no legal basis to sign agreement about Afghanistan
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
The United States has no legal standing to sign an agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan, Iran's Foreign Ministry said, referring to a peace deal signed between the U.S. and Taliban on SaturdayIran welcomes any initiative that helps to secure stability and peace in Afghanistan, but that will only be possible through domestic talks and by taking into consideration the interest of Afghanistan's neighbours, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.The deal, signed in Qatar, could pave the way towards a full withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Afghanistan and represent a step toward ending the 18-year-war in th…
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Abu Dhabi hotels allow some guests to leave after coronavirus scare
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
Two luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, which had been in lockdown amid concerns about the coronavirus during a professional cycling event, allowed some guests to leave on Sunday after they tested negative for the disease, company spokespersons said.The W Abu Dhabi and the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi had been placed under lockdown on Friday as authorities screened all guests, including scores of professional cyclists. There were concerns they might have interacted with two Italian cyclists who were suspected of contracting the disease.The guests at the two hotels, on Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates' capital, included 1…
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Saudi Arabia prepares 25 hospitals to handle coronavirus cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
Saudi Arabia has prepared 25 hospitals to handle any coronavirus cases that might be detected, a health ministry spokesman said on Sunday.The kingdom has not reported any cases of the virus so far.
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Iraqi city shuts religious shrines over coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
Authorities in the Iraqi city of Babel on Sunday ordered all religious shrines shut to visitors over fears of coronavirus.In a statement, the media office of the city's governor Hassan al-Mandeel said the move was taken as a "precautionary measure to preserve the safety of citizens".On Saturday, health authorities in the city confirmed the first case of coronavirus.So far, 13 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Iraq.Babel is home to dozens of Shia shrines.The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has spread to more than 30 other countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, France, Russia, Spain…
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China says will repatriate overseas citizens if needed due to coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
China will take measures to repatriate its citizens in countries seriously affected by the coronavirus outbreak if necessary, an official at the country's foreign ministry said on Sunday.Cui Aiming, the foreign ministry official who spoke at a briefing in Beijing, did not name any particular countries.
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Gatherings banned, travel restricted as coronavirus cases grow worldwide
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
Leaders in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas rolled out bans on big gatherings and stricter travel restrictions as cases of the new coronavirus spread around the world.The United States on Saturday reported its first death from the disease, a man in his 50s in Washington state, where officials said two of the state's three cases have links to a nursing home with dozens of residents showing disease symptoms.Although most Americans face a low risk from the virus, more U.S. deaths could be imminent following the nation's first, CNN quoted Vice President Mike Pence as saying."We know there will be more cases,"
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No coronavirus infection in Yemen: WHO
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
No cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Yemen, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Sunday."Currently, the risk of coronavirus in Yemen is low. There are no identified cases at the moment," WHO said on Twitter."However, like other countries, the scale up for preparedness and prevention is ongoing so if a case were confirmed, systems to control and contain would be in place to respond," it said.Media reports earlier suggested that an infection from the virus had been reported in the capital Sanaa.On Friday, the WHO said the risk of the new coronavirus in the world outside China had been…
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Over 500 refugees have reached Greek islands
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
More than 500 migrants have reached Greece's Eastern Aegean islands of Lesbos, Samos and Chios on Sunday, a Greek police official said.At least seven vessels with more than 300 migrants on board had reached the island of Lesbos, the official said. Some operations were still in progress. Another 150 migrants had reached the island of Samos.
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Climate strikes, environmental protests in February 2020
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
In the month of February, people across the world continued to stage strikes, demonstrations and protests calling for action against human-made climate change and damage to the environment.In only the decade's second month, activists and concerned citizens alike held events at an average of every other day across a myriad of countries.They included the Fridays for Future protests sparked by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, eight-year-old Indian activist Licypriya Kangujam's protest in front of her parliament, the beginning of the first climate strikes in Mongolia and demands for 100% renewable energy…
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Another Turkish woman joins growing anti-YPG/PKK protest
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
One more mother has joined the ongoing protest against the YPG/PKK terror group in Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey. Blamin…
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Bomb blast kills 4 soldiers in Somalia
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-01
At least four Somali government soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a bomb blast targeted a military convoy near the town of Warmahan, lower Shabelle region, an official said on Sunday.Warmahan is a small agricultural town located near Afgoye, 30 kilometers (18 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu.Salad Hussein, a military official in lower Shabelle region, spoke to Anadolu Agency over the phone and confirmed the current death toll."Al-Shabaab terrorist group attacked military personnel traveling between Wanlawayn and Afgoye with a roadside blast."Reinforcements were sent to the scene and s…
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US Carrier Strike Group Enters Mediterranean – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-01
The Mediterranean Sea area is home to two major conflicts

Syrian Army Will Seek to Down Any Aircraft Breaching Airspace – State Media
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-01
Tensions escalated in Syria's Idlib province earlier this week after 36 Turkish soldiers were killed and over 30 injured in an airstrike.
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Iranian Foreign Ministry: US 'Has No Legal Position' to Ink Peace Agreement With Taliban
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-01
On Saturday, the US and the Taliban clinched a landmark peace agreement in Doha, which stipulates the complete withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan over a 14 month period, including cutting troop numbers to 8,600 within 135 days.
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President Ghani Denies Commitment to Release 5,000 Taliban Prisoners Before Inter-Afghan Talks
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-01
On Saturday, the US and the Taliban signed a peace deal in Doha that will see US and allied troops pull out from Afghanistan over the next 14 months. The US will reduce its military presence to 8,600 troops in the next 135 days.
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Over 76,000 Migrants Cross Turkey-EU Border – Turkish Interior Minister
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-01
ANKARA (Sputnik) – More than 76,000 migrants have crossed the Turkey-EU border following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decision to open it, Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Sunday.
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US, Russian Scientists to Resume Search for Grand Duke Michael Romanov's Remains
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-01
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Scientists from Russia and the United States plan to resume the search for the remains of the Grand Duke Michael Romanov and his secretary Nicholas Johnson killed in 1918 by Bolsheviks near the Russian city of Perm, the group leader Peter Sarandinaki said.
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Starting Nuclear War May Be 'Devastating' for US Even If No One Retaliates, American Scientist Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-01
In September 2019, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned of an increasing risk of a nuclear war due to the deterioration of global stability.
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OSCE Slams Attack on Sputnik Turkey Journalists, Concerned About Their Detention
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-01
On Saturday night, an angry mob, chanting nationalist slogans tried to break into the apartments of three Sputnik employees in the Turkish capital. Sputnik Turkey has not been able to make contact with the journalists since they filed complaints against their attackers.
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Vatican Unseals Archives on Controversial WWII Pontiff Accused of Reluctance to Condemn Holocaust
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-01
In 2019 Pope Francis announced that the Vatican archives on Pope Pius XII, the controversial wartime pontiff who has been accused of failing to condemn the Holocaust, would be unsealed in March 2020, after pressure from campaigners and historians, saying the Roman Catholic Church was "not afraid of history".
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Space X Lands $117 Million NASA Contract for Mission to a Metal World
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-01
NASA first approved a mission to explore 16 Psyche, an iron-rich asteroid whose contents are said to be worth over 100 thousand times the value of the entire world economy, in January 2017, with a craft set to launch in 2023.
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Detention of Sputnik Turkey Employees a Gross Violation of Rights of Journalists – Moscow
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-01
On Saturday night, the homes of three Sputnik Turkey staffers in Ankara were attacked by angry mobs. Later, the agency lost contact with the journalists after they went to the police to report on the raid on their homes.
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