Daily Archives: March 2, 2020

2020-03-02: News Headlines

The Global Research Team (2020-03-03). Global Research Needs Your Help To Curb Disinformation. globalresearch.ca Curbing the tide of disinformation being pumped out by powerful and well-funded mainstream media is a considerable and costly challenge. Global Research operates on a shoe-string budget and does not accept funding from outside sources. This allows us to maintain …

RT (2020-03-03). Coronavirus is just more grist for the political mill in 2020 US election. rt.com While most Americans see coronavirus as merely a viral epidemic threatening their lives, the 2020 presidential candidates are focused on what's really important — using the virus to attack one another. | Sure, some in government have concerned themselves with pedestrian matters like ensuring hospitals are adequately supplied to deal with the epidemic and advising Americans on tips for staying healthy. But Trump and his Democratic nemeses are asking the more important question: "how can I use this epidemic to score points off my enemies?" | US President Donald Trump met his critics with an "I told you so"

RT (2020-03-03). 'Mockery of the law!' Indian gang rape & murder convicts get yet ANOTHER execution delay, trigger rage on social media. rt.com The hanging of four death row convicts behind the brutal gang rape and murder of a young woman in 2012 has been delayed by an Indian court for the third time, prompting scores of netizens to vent anger toward the legal system.

RT (2020-03-03). Revenge of the Bernie Bros? Wrath of Warren? MSNBC's Chris Matthews quits LIVE on air as Twitter swirls with theories. rt.com The sudden resignation of longtime MSNBC host Chris Matthews live on air has unleashed a spate of theories, some arguing he was chased out by scorned 'Bernie Bros' or 'Warren fans', while others praised another '#MeToo victory'. | "Tonight, I'm retiring. This is the last 'Hardball' on MSNBC, and obviously this isn't for lack of interest in politics," Matthews said on his show on Monday, explaining that his past "compliments" to female colleagues were "never ok." | pic.twitter.com/zsIwh17mL0— Chris Matthews (@HardballChris) RT (2020-03-03). Polish court orders investigation into demolition of Soviet cemetery. rt.com Hundreds of monuments to Soviet soldiers who died liberating Poland in WWII have been dismantled without much pushback in recent years — until a district judge in western Poland sided with a group of citizens who complained. | In 2017, the mayor of Trzcianka in the Greater Poland Voivodeship ordered the demolition of the Mausoleum of Soviet Soldiers, where 56 Red Army members who died in the battles to liberate the town — then known as Schönlanke — were buried. | On Monday, Judge Marcin Mackowski ordered an investigation into the demolition, based on the complaint by two descendants of the…

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2020-03-03). Happy Afghanistan Surrender Day. truthdig.com Editor's note: This article originally appeared on Antiwar.com. Happy Afghan War surrender day, fellas! So began my flippant group text yesterday — which was actually regarding a whole other topic — with the nine lieutenants who worked "for" me when I commanded a cavalry troop in Southern Afghanistan. Now these guys, some still in the …

Manlio Dinucci (2020-03-03). 30 mila soldati dagli Usa in Europa senza mascherina. globalresearch.ca Gli Stati uniti hanno alzato l'allerta Coronavirus per l'Italia a livello 3 ( ´evitare viaggi non essenziali ª), portandolo a 4 per Lombardia e Veneto ( ´non viaggiare ª), lo stesso che per la Cina. Le American Airlines e le Delta Air Lines hanno …

Manlio Dinucci (2020-03-03). Trinta mil soldados vindos dos USA na Europa, sem máscara. globalresearch.ca Os Estados Unidos subiram o alerta do Coronavírus para a Itália, do nível 3 ("evitar viagens nà£o essenciais"), elevando-o para 4, para a Lombardia e Veneto ("nà£o viajar"), o mesmo que para a China. A American Airlines e a Delta …

Staff (2020-03-02). Dem Voters in Texas and California View Socialism More Favorably Than Capitalism. truthout.org Likely Democratic presidential primary voters in Texas and California — the two states with the most pledged delegates to award on Super Tuesday — view socialism more positively than capitalism, according to a CBS News/YouGov The survey showed 56% of Democratic primary voters in Texas and 57% in California have a favorable vie…

Chauncey K. Robinson, Al Neal (2020-03-02). South Carolina primary results set stage for Super Tuesday. peoplesworld.org Joe Biden scored an expected victory Saturday in South Carolina's Democratic primary thanks to the support of Black voters. It's a campaign-changing win and one which may see the race for the Democratic Party's choice for whom to run against Donald Trump come down to two: Biden or Sanders. The former vice president's campaign needed …

Norman Solomon (2020-03-02). The Sanders Coalition Is Set to Shock the World on Super Tuesday. truthdig.com A left-wing populist movement is underway across the country, and there may be nothing our political establishment can do to stop it.

Max Elbaum (2020-03-02). Keys to 2020: Antarctica 69.3 ∞, Bernie in Nevada 46%, Union density 10.3%. peoplesworld.org An earlier version of this article was published on Organizing Upgrade before the South Carolina primary. The version presented below has been updated to reflect Bernie Sanders' loss in that state on Saturday. As we approach Super Tuesday, three numbers capture the stakes, the dynamics, and the limits of the 2020 election. The first is …

Stephen Lendman (2020-03-02). Dems and AIPAC Team Up to Stop Sanders: "Israel Prefers Trump…" "Sanders is Not a Friend of Israel" globalresearch.ca In the race to become Dem party standard bearer in November, Bernie Sanders leads rival aspirants — despite Biden now close behind in delegate count after his Saturday South Carolina primary win. | Do Dem party bosses consider Sanders not safe …

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2020-03-02). Turkey Sacrifices Their Own Troops to Protect Al-Qaeda? globalresearch.ca After 33 Turkish troops were killed in a Syrian army offensive on February 27 amidst the current Russia-backed campaign to liberate Idlib, Erdogan responded by laying the blame entirely on Russia and Syria — successfully avoiding all mention of the …

Matthew J. L. Ehret (2020-03-02). Did Turkey Just Sacrifice Their Own Troops to Protect Al-Qaeda? dissidentvoice.org After 33 Turkish troops were killed in a Syrian army offensive on February 27 amidst the current Russia-backed campaign to liberate Idlib, Erdogan responded by laying the blame entirely on Russia and Syria — successfully avoiding all mention of the uncomfortable fact that Turkey has been protecting radical terror networks not only in Idlib but …

WSWS (2020-03-02). Afghanistan peace deal begins to unravel as Kabul rejects prisoner swap. wsws.org The signing of the accord is an unmistakable admission by Washington that the nearly 19-year-long war it has waged in Afghanistan has produced a debacle.

Robert Fisk (2020-03-02). Iran's Coronavirus Outbreak Bizarrely Resembles the Black Death. counterpunch.org When the very first coronavirus reports emerged, I had a suspicion that Iran would be a target of the world's anger. The spread of Covid-19 to the Middle East was as inevitable as history because the Muslim pilgrim routes have always acted as a channel for pestilence. But however honest or dishonest Iran's response to the virus

Robert Fisk (2020-03-02). Iran's Coronavirus Outbreak Bizarrely Resembles the Black Death. counterpunch.org When the very first coronavirus reports emerged, I had a suspicion that Iran would be a target of the world's anger. The spread of Covid-19 to the Middle East was as inevitable as history because the Muslim pilgrim routes have always acted as a channel for pestilence. But however honest or dishonest Iran's response to the virus

Chris Marsden (2020-03-02). Jeremy Corbyn's Silence During Julian Assange's Extradition Hearing. globalresearch.ca Last week, Julian Assange was subjected to an extradition hearing brought by the Trump administration to bring the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face Espionage Act charges carrying a 175-year prison sentence. | Throughout the four-day proceedings in London, …

Doctors for Assange (2020-03-02). End Torture and Medical Neglect of Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca On Nov 22, 2019, we, a group of more than 60 medical doctors, wrote to the UK Home Secretary to express our serious concerns about the physical and mental health of Julian Assange.1 | In our letter,1 we documented a history …

WSWS (2020-03-02). Jeremy Corbyn's criminal silence during Julian Assange's extradition hearing. wsws.org Corbyn said nothing when he could have raised Assange's fate in Parliament every single day, informing millions of the fundamental violation of his democratic rights.

WSWS (2020-03-02). Brisbane rally calls for freedom for Assange and Manning. wsws.org Participants applauded and cheered the speakers as they denounced the Australian government's complicity in the abuses of Assange's basic legal rights.

Staff (2020-03-02). Chris Hedges: Assange's Trial Echoes Stalinist Tactics. truthdig.com In a new episode of "On Contact," the Truthdig columnist argues that Britain and the U.S. are "mocking the very concept of the rule of law."

WSWS (2020-03-02). Rally in defence of Julian Assange held in Zurich. wsws.org In Zurich, Marianne Arens spoke on behalf of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party—SGP) and called for the mobilisation of the working class in Assange's defence.

Askiah Adam (2020-03-02). A Perfect Storm on the Horizon. Turkey's Hegemonic Ambitions. globalresearch.ca Russia is pushing back the Turkish Army in Idlib. As the Turks broke through the Syrian Arab Army's (SAA) defence the latter called for air assistance from Russia. The fighters came and victory was the SAA's. With that all …

Eric Zuesse (2020-03-02). Turkey Asks NATO to Join Its War Against Syria and Russia. globalresearch.ca The spokesperson for the Islamist party of

Tony Cartalucci (2020-03-02). Flashpoints in Southern Syria Seek to Divide/Distract Syrian Gains in Idlib. globalresearch.ca Turkey and Israel continue their aggression against Syria in an increasingly overt and direct manner — and at the cost of what little if anything remained of either nation's regional or international credibility. | Now there is news of violence erupting …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-03-02). Turkey and Syria Are at War Without a Declaration of War. globalresearch.ca Although Turkey has supported anti-Syrian government forces, especially terrorist organizations

WSWS (2020-03-02). Idlib war escalates as Turkey announces military operations against Syria. wsws.org Turkey shot down two Syrian jets after a Syrian air strike claimed the lives of 34 Turkish soldiers.

Roger Harris (2020-03-02). Venezuela Embassy Protectors on Trial. counterpunch.org US Government Suppresses Information on Illegal Regime Change Activities 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

Roger Harris (2020-03-02). Venezuela Embassy Protectors on Trial. counterpunch.org US Government Suppresses Information on Illegal Regime Change Activities 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

Stephen Lendman (2020-03-02). The Illusion of Restoring Peace and Stability in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca The US came to Afghanistan to stay, the same is true for all its war theaters by occupation and/or installed puppet regimes serving its interests. | Afghanistan's troubled history goes back centuries. John Pilger explained that "no country has been abused …

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Afghanistan Rejects Releasing Taliban Prisoners Under US Deal. telesurenglish.net Just hours after the United States announced that it would end the war in Afghanistan within 14 months, they requested, as part of the ongoing negotiations that the Afghan government, to release up to 5,000 Taliban prisoners. | RELATED: | "It is up to Afghanistan, not the United States, to decide when the Taliban prisoners will be released," Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said recently in Kabul, the country's capital. | "Afgh…

Staff (2020-03-02). US-Taliban Deal Hailed as Breakthrough, But Violence Likely to Continue. truthout.org The U.S. has signed a deal with the Taliban aimed at drawing down its military presence and ending its 18-year war in Afghanistan. The long-anticipated deal comes after a year and a half of negotiations and following a week-long partial truce. Officials hope the accord will set the stage for a more detailed peace plan that creates a power-sharing arrangement and lasting ceasefire, but the deal did not include a key player: the U.S.-backed Afghanistan government. The Taliban has long refused to speak t…

Andrew Korybko (2020-03-02). Iran: Regime Change by Coronavirus? globalresearch.ca The consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran will exacerbate the Islamic Republic's ongoing economic crisis and bring it even closer to political collapse than ever before, the outcome of which is unwittingly being facilitated by the government's mismanaged response …

Michael Stone (2020-03-02). Photo Shows Pence Team Trying to Pray Away Coronavirus. globalresearch.ca Bad Medicine: Symbolic of the moral and intellectual decay at the White House, a photo shows Vice President Mike Pence and his team trying to pray away the coronavirus. | On social media, conservative Christians cheered at the embarrassing photo showing …

Binoy Kampmark (2020-03-02). The Viral Blame Game: Xenophobia, Attribution and Coronavirus. counterpunch.org Moralising the way diseases and viruses are transferred is a very human, and particularly nasty trait. "We don't need this kind of riff-raff on our shores," screamed The New York Times in 1892 in response to Russian Jewish immigrants arriving at Ellis Island by boat. (The occupants hosted lice which, in turn, led to typhus.)

Staff (2020-03-02). Coronavirus Death Toll Rises in Iran Amid US Sanctions and Government Negligence. truthout.org The official coronavirus death toll in Iran, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, has risen to at least 54 — the highest number of fatalities outside of China, where the outbreak began. Experts say the real number of people who died from the disease may be as high as 200. This comes after Iran's deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi, posted a video on social media last week acknowledging he contracted coronavirus. Just one day before, he seemed ill at a press c…

Fight Back (2020-03-02). A progressive agenda for COVID-19 pandemic preparedness. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – As COVID-19 spreads in the United States, the potential exists for the corporate health care system to be overwhelmed. American capitalism has developed a health care system well-equipped with fancy technologies and expensive medical devices, but poorly-equipped to do basic public health. There is no profit in the basics of health care and disease prevention. | COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new type of coronavirus circulating the world. The virus, SARS-CoV-2, passed from bats to mammals to people in Wuhan China in December 2019. | For about a month the virus remained isolated in China. Chi…

WSWS (2020-03-02). Two US deaths reported amid signs coronavirus has been spreading unchecked for several weeks. wsws.org The negligence on the part of the Trump administration—in light of what medical professionals have been warning—is unconscionable.

Tim Libretti (2020-03-02). Coronavirus highlights dangers of Trump's destruction of the public sphere. peoplesworld.org It's easy to sell people on lower taxes and them to hate paying taxes altogether. Few politicians, even those who promise to provide health care, better public education, student debt relief, and so on, rarely explain in detail what Americans are getting in return for the investments their taxes fund or the bills they pay. …

Alan Macleod (2020-03-02). Media Hype Over Coronavirus is Spreading Faster Than the Virus Itself. mintpressnews.com Fear over Covid-19, the deadly strain of novel coronavirus, appears to be spreading even faster than the virus itself, as the subject continues to dominate the media. CNN, for example, has produced nearly

WSWS (2020-03-02). Coronavirus accelerates job cutting in New Zealand. wsws.org As the world economy slows and the COVID-19 virus disrupts travel and supply chains, New Zealand workers are being laid off in a range of industries.

Alan Macleod (2020-03-02). In Case of Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak, New York Plans To Use Prison Labor to Dig Mass Graves. mintpressnews.com "The city has plans to send corpses to Hart Island in the Long Island Sound where, in the late 19th century, yellow-fever patients were quarantined. Prisoners from Rikers Island would be ferried over to do the digging."

Staff (2020-03-02). Coronavirus Testing Costs Spark Calls for Full Government Coverage. truthdig.com This article originally appeared on Public health advocates, experts, and others are demanding that the federal government cover coronavirus testing and all related costs after several reports detailed how Americans in recent weeks have been saddled with exorbitant bills following medical evaluations. | Sarah Kliff of the New York Times

Fight Back (2020-03-02). Coronavirus sinks stock markets as first death reported in U.S. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – By Friday, February 28, the U.S. stock markets had their worst week since the financial crisis in 2008. Stocks closed down 15% on average from their record highs just the week before. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had lost 1000 points during the day but ended down 350 points on hopes that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates at their next meeting in mid-March. | Over the weekend the first death from the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, was reported in the state of Washington. The death was one of four cases on the West Coast which could not be traced to any international travel. From the…

Staff (2020-03-02). Accurate Virus Reporting Is a Minefield for the Media. truthdig.com NEW YORK — Covering the coronavirus story requires careful navigation and constant attention. | News organizations trying to responsibly report "It's a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week, around-the-world story," said Michael Slackman, assistant managing editor, international at The New York Times. | Related Articles<...

Staff (2020-03-02). CDC Missteps Have Left Us Vulnerable to Coronavirus. truthdig.com The agency designed a flawed test for COVID-19, then took weeks to find a fix for state and local labs. The consequences could be deadly.

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Canadian Gov't Proposes Agreement to Indigenous Communities. telesurenglish.net The Canadian government proposed a possible agreement to the Wet'suwet'en First Nation after a series nationwide protests against the construction project of a coastal pipeline whose passage affected Indigenous territories. | RELATED: | According to the official Twitter profile Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada's Minister of Indian Affairs and Reconciliation Scott Fraser and Federal Minister of Indian Affairs…

Alison Bodine (2020-03-02). Indigenous Rights Are Human Rights! RCMP Out of Wet'suwet'en! counterpunch.org In the dark early morning on February 6, 2020, the RCMP violently raided Wet'suwet'en territory in Northern British Columbia, Canada. "They're invading our people again, starting in the wee hours of the morning, arresting people who have been providing food and medical supplies to our camps, who are camped out along the side of the

Miko Peled (2020-03-02). Imagining Return: Palestinians in Jordan's Sprawling Refugee Camps Still Yearn for Home. mintpressnews.com Miko Peled recounts his visits to Jerash's Gaza Camp, a refugee camp housing tens of thousands of Palestinians just hours away from their ancestral homeland.

Ted Galen Carpenter (2020-03-02). Whitewashing the West's Disastrous War in Libya. globalresearch.ca A new report from the United Nations bluntly conveys the extent of the continuing chaos in Libya and the suffering it has caused. Yacoub El Hillo, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Libya, stated that the impact on civilians of the …

Vijay Prashad (2020-03-02). Remembering the Heroism of Activist Berta Cáceres Four Years After Her Assassination: an Interview With Her Daughter. counterpunch.org On July 15, 2013, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), led by Berta Cáceres Flores, went to protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River. This river, in western Honduras, is considered to be sacred by the indigenous Lenca community. No one from the company that wanted

Mnar Muhawesh (2020-03-02). Podcast: Oliver Vargas on US Election Meddling In Bolivia and the Country's Indigenous Uprising. mintpressnews.com Welcome to the re-launch of One such voice is independent Bolivian-British journalist Oliver Vargas. He joins MintCast to discuss his exclusive on the ground coverage of…

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Greek Military Shoots Dead Migrant Attempting to Enter Country. telesurenglish.net Turkish state media on Monday claimed that one illegal migrant died when he was hit by a gunshot fired by Greek security forces in Turkey's border gate with Greece. | RELATED: | According to the TRT broadcaster, Ahmed Abu Emad was killed when he was attempting to sneak into Greece from the Ipsala border gate in Turkey's northwestern province of Edirne. | Emad was shot in the back, TRT said, without revealing further de…

WSWS (2020-03-02). Federal court rulings challenge Trump immigration policies. wsws.org Several court rulings in recent days have challenged a range of policies implemented by the Trump administration since taking office as part of its war on immigrants.

Ralph Nader (2020-03-02). American Fàºhrer: Delusionary, Dictatorial Donald Trump Is Drunk on Power. globalresearch.ca The word 'corruption' cannot fully embrace how this insulting megalomaniac is tearing apart our country, our democratic practices, and our moral norms. Who will put a stop to this president's corrupt rampage against the American people? | *** | Delusionary, dictatorial Donald …

Staff (2020-03-02). Ralph Nader: Trump Is Becoming a Dictator in Real Time. truthdig.com Delusionary, dictatorial Donald Trump is drunk on power. Trump's monarchical and lawless actions are a clear and present subversion of our Republic and its Constitution. As soon as the impeachment trial ended and Trump was acquitted by the Senate's supine Republican courtiers (except for Senator Mitt Romney), vengeance flooded Trump's fevered mind. | Ignoring warnings from his advisors, Trump is lashing out in all directions, unleashing torrents of foul-mouthed tweets. Note with alarm how this American Fuhrer is consolidating control and using his presidential power to smash all opposition. Remember that last Jul…

Ed Rampell (2020-03-02). 'Show Me a Hero': Greek tragedy and valor from A to Z. peoplesworld.org NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—What I loved about playwright Willard Manus's Show Me a Hero is that it introduced me to Greek freedom fighter Alexandros Panagoulis, a significant historical figure I'd never heard of, and brought back to life the legendary journalist Oriana Fallaci, whom I was somewhat familiar with. The UK's Independent dubbed her "arguably the …

Colin Todhunter (2020-03-02). Toxic Agriculture and the Gates Foundation. counterpunch.org The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was launched in 2000 and has $46.8 billion in assets (December 2018). It is the largest charitable foundation in the world and distributes more aid for global health than any government. One of the foundation's stated goals is to globally enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty. The Gates Foundation

Sam Stearns (2020-03-02). Environmental Collusion is Corruption. counterpunch.org When I was a kid growing up in a coal mining community and regularly visiting the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois, my heroes were the guys in green uniforms who rode around in green trucks maintaining recreation areas: the U. S. Forest Service. I thought their mission was to keep the places I loved

Steven Krichbaum (2020-03-02). Noah, New and Improved: the Endangered Species Act Under Trump. counterpunch.org So now the Trump administration has got a stranglehold on the Endangered Species Act and is going to "modernize" extinction and "update" endangerment — kind of like me modernizing your home by taking a chainsaw and flamethrower to it and then updating your family by running a bulldozer over them. Not unlike how the EPA

Staff (2020-03-02). We Have the Ad Council to Thank for Socialism Being 'Un-American'. truthdig.com During World War II, the organization launched a campaign tying our national identity to capitalism. We're still living with its effects.

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Ex-Brazilian President Lula to Be Honored in Paris Ceremony. telesurenglish.net Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva, Brazilian ex-president, will receive the award "Paris's Citizen of Honor" this Monday, as the main event in his commitments agenda in the French capital. | RELATED: | This decoration is for those who advocate for human rights, equity, against poverty and on behalf of the oppressed. Lula ¥s fight against social and economic inequities during his administration and as an activist wer…

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Ex-Brazilian President Lula to Be Honored in Paris Ceremony. telesurenglish.net Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva, Brazilian ex-president, will receive the award "Paris's Citizen of Honor" this Monday, as the main event in his commitments agenda in the French capital. | RELATED: | This decoration is for those who advocate for human rights, equity, against poverty and on behalf of the oppressed. Lula's fight against social and economic inequities during his administration and as an activist were the…

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Maduro Meets With Opposition at Negotiating Table in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro held a meeting with government and opposition members of the national negotiating table at the executive's Miraflores Palace Monday. | RELATED: | "We move forward with a firm and sustained step in the dialogue with the different political sectors of the country that contribute to reaching great agreements in order to strengthen democracy and peace for the Republic," Maduro said…

L. Ali Khan (2020-03-02). Fighting Modi with a Poem. counterpunch.org Some poems capture the tyranny of the time. Sab Yaad Rakha Jaiga (All you do will be remembered), an Urdu/Hindi poem protesting the viciousness that the Modi Hindutva has unleashed in various parts of India is circulating in the social media. The author, Aamir Aziz, a young Muslim poet, lives in Delhi or Kashmir, or

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Uruguay Repudiates Chilean President's Visit to the Country. telesurenglish.net The Uruguayan people repudiated this Sunday with songs and banners the arrival of Chilean President Sebastian Piñera to the SouthAmerican country, which he attended as a guest at the inauguration of the new Uruguayan President, Luis Lacalle Pou. | RELATED: | During his first trip out of the country, after the social outburst of October 18th, 2019, the Chilean president was greeted on Uruguay's main avenues by hundreds of protesters with signs in their hands and shout…

Ben Norton (2020-03-02). Contra-supporting CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for corrupt right-wing Latin American governments. thegrayzone.com Bernie-bashing "Never Trump conservative" CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for El Salvador's right-wing government, whose president was imprisoned for corruption,…

teleSUR (2020-03-02). US Court Blocks Lawsuit Over Mexican Child Killed at Border. telesurenglish.net The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday prevented the family of a murdered 16-year-old Mexican from filing a civil rights lawsuit against the border patrol agent who shot him dead. | RELATED: | Agent Lonnie Swartz killed Mexican citizen Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in 2012, after shooting the teenager from across the border in Arizona. | Swartz, standing on an embankment on U.S. soil, shot through a border fence and struck…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-03-02). Lectures by Walter Rodney Present An African Perspective on the Russian Revolution. globalresearch.ca During the late 1960s and the 1970s, the University of Dar es Salaam in the East African state of Tanzania was a center of Marxist thought on the continent. | After the overthrow of Convention People's Party (CPP) of Ghana on …

Eric Margolis (2020-03-02). Muslim Haters Flock Together. globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump's 36-hour whirlwind visit to India this past week was designed to show Americans just how adored abroad their president really is. | Unluckily for Trump, his campaign stop at this behemoth nation of 1.3 or 1.4 billion proved …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2020-03-02). South Carolina Primary: What Does It Mean? globalresearch.ca What are the political 'takeaways' from yesterday's South Carolina primary? In just few words: not many. | None that change the fundamental dynamics that have in play throughout the primaries in general thus far to date. | Biden bought himself some time, …

Jack R. Williams (2020-03-02). Analysis of the 2019 Bolivia Election. globalresearch.ca On October 20, 2019, Bolivia held its third general election under its 2009 constitution. Nine presidential candidates competed in the presidential election, but early polling indicated a likely two- way race between President Evo Morales of the Movimiento al Socialismo …

CREW (2020-03-02). A Disgraceful Milestone: Trump's "Conflicts of Interest" globalresearch.ca A New Milestone | President Trump's unprecedented decision to retain his business interests while serving in the White House set the stage for a deluge of conflicts of interests between the government and the Trump Organization. From the beginning of President …

True Publica (2020-03-02). Britain's Political Trajectory. globalresearch.ca For years now, as regular readers of Truepublica will know, I have consistently

Jeromy (2020-03-02). Why Do Fiber Optic Installations Increase Electrical Sensitivity? globalresearch.ca I have received dozens of emails from people in several countries who report an increase in, or initial onset of, electrical sensitivity symptoms when high-speed fiber optic internet is installed in their neighborhood. How could this be? Isn't wired fiber …

Dave DeCamp (2020-03-02). MIT Study Finds No Evidence of Fraud in Bolivian Election that Resulted in a Coup. globalresearch.ca Back in November 2019, former Bolivian President Evo Morales was ousted in a coup after claims of election fraud from the Organization for American States (OAS). A new MIT study into the October 20th presidential election

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Invasion of Venezuela Would Be Trump's Worst Mistake: Cabello. telesurenglish.net Diosdado Cabello, President of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, said that a military invasion of Venezuela could be qualified as the U.S.' "worst mistake". | RELATED: | In the context of the commemorative march on the occasion of the 31 years of El Caracazo, the severe popular repression in 1989, Cabello affirmed: "U.S. threats with more sanctions against Venezuela. I don ¥t know what else could do. The…

WSWS (2020-03-02). Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias joins state commission running Spanish intelligence. wsws.org Iglesias is sworn to secrecy as he oversees an organization with a long history of brutal repression and targeted assassinations of militant workers and left-wing groups.

WSWS (2020-03-02). Record fall in key China production index. wsws.org China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced over the weekend that the manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell to 35.7 in February, down from 50 in January, hitting an all-time low.

Mel Gurtov (2020-03-02). Embarrassing Moments from Trump's Visit to India. counterpunch.org Donald Trump abroad never ceases to entertain with his ignorance and misstatements. As India's leaders learned from Trump's previous visits to Saudi Arabia and China, all it takes is pomp and circumstance to get this president's favorable remarks. Here are a few gems from his just-concluded visit: "Someone said it was greatest greeting ever given

Jeremy Brecher (2020-03-02). First U.S. Union-Authorized Climate Strike? zcomm.org On Thursday February 27 thousands of Minneapolis cleaning workers walked off their jobs and struck their downtown commercial high-rises. Among their key demands was that their employers take action on climate change…

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Duque Asks Trump For 'Stronger' Sanctions Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Colombian President Ivan Duque made a one-day visit to the United States Monday with a full agenda that included meeting with Donald Trump to request more attacks against Venezuela, announce the reinstatement of glyphosate fumigations, and to top it all off a keynote speech at the pro-Israeli lobby AIPAC conference. | RELATED: | During his meeting with Trump, Duque immediately began by attacking Venezuela…

teleSUR (2020-03-02). FARC Denounces the Increased Violence in Colombia. telesurenglish.net The Colombian party, Alternative Revolutionary Force of the Common, (FARC) denounced the violence increment against former members of the organization in a communique on Monday. | RELATED: | In a public communication published on the party's official Twitter profile, FARC leaders pointed out the "worsening of threats and attacks against 187 former guerrilla members and more than 30 relatives, alongside the displacement of dozen of families." | In the mentioned public…

Staff (2020-03-02). Actual National Security Budget Is Nearly Twice as Much as Announced Budget. truthout.org Hold on to your helmets! It's true the White House is reporting that its proposed new Pentagon budget is only $740.5 billion, a relatively small increase from the previous year's staggering number. In reality, however, when you also include war and security costs buried in the budgets of other agencies, the actual national security figure comes in at more than $1.2 trillion, as the Trump administration continues to give the Pentagon free reign over taxpayer dollars. | You would think that the…

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Amy Klobuchar Ends Her Presidential Campaign, Will Back Biden. telesurenglish.net U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D. Minnesota) announced on Monday that she will be ending her candidacy for the 2020 Presidential Election, marking the second time in the past 24 hours that a candidate has quit the race. | RELATED: | During her visit to Dallas, Texas, on Monday, Klobuchar's campaign aide said the senator was ending her campaign, pointing out that she will now back former Vice President Joe Biden. | Klobuchar, a long-time senator from Minn…

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Guyana Polls Close, Results Not Expected Before Friday. telesurenglish.net The electoral process in the small Caribbean nation of Guyana ran "smoothly" according to Head of the European Union (EU) Observation Mission, as hundreds of thousands of Guyanese took to the polls Monday to elect a new government. | RELATED: | "My personal impression of this morning was positive. Polling stations I visited everywhere, I saw very professional attitude and all the process was so far very smooth,"

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Guyana Opens Polls to Elect Leader Amid Recent Oil Discovery. telesurenglish.net The South American nation of Guyana has opened its voting polls on Monday to elect a new leader after the recent discovery of a large amount of oil off the country's shores. | RELATED: | The top contenders for the country's leadership will be current President David Granger and his rival Irfaan Ali. | Mr Granger's coalition says that if elected, it will distribute some of the oil wealth directly to citizens thro…

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Brazil's Lula Receives Honorary Citizenship of Paris. telesurenglish.net Brazil's former President Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva received Monday Paris' Honorary Citizenship for his commitment to the fight against economic and social inequalities in his country. | RELATED: | In a ceremony at the City Hall of Paris, Mayor Anne Hidalgo awarded the honorary status to the founder of the Worker's Party (PT), who served around 20 months in prison, after a judicial maneuver to neutralize the pos…

teleSUR (2020-03-02). Chile's President Under Fire for Gender Violence Comments. telesurenglish.net Chilean President Sebastian Piñera made Monday violent gender comments suggesting that women, victims of gender violence, were somewhat responsible. | RELATED: | "Sometimes it's not just men's desire to abuse, but also the women's position to be abused," Pinera said, overturning the burden of responsibility on the victim. | "We need to punish the abuser, and we also need to tell the person abused that they cannot allow this to happen and that th…

The Canary (2020-03-02). Above-average temperatures 'likely in many parts of the world in coming months'. thecanary.co Many parts of the world are likely to see above-average temperatures over the next few months — even without a natural "El Niño" effect which pushes up the mercury, experts said. | The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) warned that the signal from human-induced climate change was now as powerful as the natural phenomenon which drives warmer temperatures. | The WMO said there was a 60% chance of a "neutral" situation, without an El Niño or its opposite La Niña, over the months from March to May. There is only a 35% chance of an El Niño developing and just 5% for a La Niña. | The El Niño Southern Oscilla…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2020-03-02). As billionaire-backed Buttigieg drops out, Sanders is even better placed to defeat Trump. thecanary.co On 1 March, right-wing

Colin Todhunter (2020-03-02). Toxic Agriculture and the Gates Foundation. counterpunch.org The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was launched in 2000 and has $46.8 billion in assets (December 2018). It is the largest charitable foundation in the world and distributes more aid for global health than any government. One of the foundation's stated goals is to globally enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty. The Gates Foundation

Sam Stearns (2020-03-02). Environmental Collusion is Corruption. counterpunch.org When I was a kid growing up in a coal mining community and regularly visiting the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois, my heroes were the guys in green uniforms who rode around in green trucks maintaining recreation areas: the U. S. Forest Service. I thought their mission was to keep the places I loved

Kim C. Domenico (2020-03-02). A Bourgeois Hero Would Be Something To See! counterpunch.org Progress is reaction. Civilization is its discontents. — Peter Lamborn Wilson, The New Nihilism …as Nietzsche said somewhere, one cannot understand disease unless one has been sick…this is the essential Nietzschean position : to have been sick and to have gotten better. — Ibid Mother, you had me But I never had you I wanted

Steven Krichbaum (2020-03-02). Noah, New and Improved: the Endangered Species Act Under Trump. counterpunch.org So now the Trump administration has got a stranglehold on the Endangered Species Act and is going to "modernize" extinction and "update" endangerment — kind of like me modernizing your home by taking a chainsaw and flamethrower to it and then updating your family by running a bulldozer over them. Not unlike how the EPA

Shawn Fremstad (2020-03-02). The Poverty Line is Too Damn Low. counterpunch.org Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced that it is seeking public comment on producing "additional measures of poverty." While the request has received little to no attention in the media, it offers an important opportunity to tell the government to adopt a modern poverty measure that reflects what it really takes to make ends

Jack Rasmus (2020-03-02). South Carolina Primary: What Does It Mean? counterpunch.org What are the political 'takeaways' from Saturday's South Carolina primary? In just few words: not many. None that change the fundamental dynamics that have in play throughout the primaries in general thus far to date. Biden bought himself some time, at the expense of Bloomberg and the other mainstream candidates like Klobuchar, Steyer, and Buttigieg.

Staff (2020-03-02). New NAFTA Curtails Corporate Tribunals, But Loopholes Remain. truthout.org Improbably, the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that Congress passed in January guts the nefarious Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system, a development that has been largely left out of mainstream reporting on the deal. | ISDS empowers multinational corporations to sue governments before panels of three corporate lawyers to demand compensation for domestic policies they claim violate their investor rights. The lawyers can award the corporations unlimited sums to be paid by taxpayers,…

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Global Research Needs Your Help To Curb Disinformation
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
Curbing the tide of disinformation being pumped out by powerful and well-funded mainstream media is a considerable and costly challenge. Global Research operates on a shoe-string budget and does not accept funding from outside sources. This allows us to maintain …
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Coronavirus is just more grist for the political mill in 2020 US election
rt.com | 2020-03-03
While most Americans see coronavirus as merely a viral epidemic threatening their lives, the 2020 presidential candidates are focused on what's really important

Coronavirus is just more grist for the political mill in 2020 US election
rt.com | 2020-03-03
While most Americans see coronavirus as merely a viral epidemic threatening their lives, the 2020 presidential candidates are focused on what's really important

'Mockery of the law!' Indian gang rape & murder convicts get yet ANOTHER execution delay, trigger rage on social media
rt.com | 2020-03-03
The hanging of four death row convicts behind the brutal gang rape and murder of a young woman in 2012 has been delayed by an Indian court for the third time, prompting scores of netizens to vent anger toward the legal system. | …
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Revenge of the Bernie Bros? Wrath of Warren? MSNBC's Chris Matthews quits LIVE on air as Twitter swirls with theories
rt.com | 2020-03-03
The sudden resignation of longtime MSNBC host Chris Matthews live on air has unleashed a spate of theories, some arguing he was chased out by scorned 'Bernie Bros' or 'Warren fans', while others praised another '#MeToo victory'. | "Tonight, I'm retiring. This is the last 'Hardball' on MSNBC, and obviously this isn't for lack of interest in politics," Matthews said on his show on Monday, explaining that his past "compliments" to female colleagues were "never ok." | pic.twitter.com/zsIwh17mL0– Chris Matthews (@HardballChris)

Polish court orders investigation into demolition of Soviet cemetery
rt.com | 2020-03-03
Hundreds of monuments to Soviet soldiers who died liberating Poland in WWII have been dismantled without much pushback in recent years

Happy Afghanistan Surrender Day
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2020-03-03
Editor's note: This article originally appeared on Antiwar.com. Happy Afghan War surrender day, fellas! So began my flippant group text yesterday

30 mila soldati dagli Usa in Europa senza mascherina
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
Gli Stati uniti hanno alzato l'allerta Coronavirus per l'Italia a livello 3 ( ´evitare viaggi non essenziali ª), portandolo a 4 per Lombardia e Veneto ( ´non viaggiare ª), lo stesso che per la Cina. Le American Airlines e le Delta Air Lines hanno …
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Trinta mil soldados vindos dos USA na Europa, sem máscara
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
Os Estados Unidos subiram o alerta do Coronavírus para a Itália, do nível 3 ("evitar viagens nà£o essenciais"), elevando-o para 4, para a Lombardia e Veneto ("nà£o viajar"), o mesmo que para a China. A American Airlines e a Delta …
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Dem Voters in Texas and California View Socialism More Favorably Than Capitalism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-02
Likely Democratic presidential primary voters in Texas and California

Keys to 2020: Antarctica 69.3 ∞, Bernie in Nevada 46%, Union density 10.3%
Max Elbaum | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-02
An earlier version of this article was published on Organizing Upgrade before the South Carolina primary. The version presented below has been updated to reflect Bernie Sanders' loss in that state on Saturday. As we approach Super Tuesday, three numbers capture the stakes, the dynamics, and the limits of the 2020 election. The first is …
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The Sanders Coalition Is Set to Shock the World on Super Tuesday
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2020-03-02
A left-wing populist movement is underway across the country, and there may be nothing our political establishment can do to stop it.
truthdig.com/articles/the-sanders-coalit…

South Carolina primary results set stage for Super Tuesday
Chauncey K. Robinson, Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-02
Joe Biden scored an expected victory Saturday in South Carolina's Democratic primary thanks to the support of Black voters. It's a campaign-changing win and one which may see the race for the Democratic Party's choice for whom to run against Donald Trump come down to two: Biden or Sanders. The former vice president's campaign needed …
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Dems and AIPAC Team Up to Stop Sanders: "Israel Prefers Trump…" "Sanders is Not a Friend of Israel"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
In the race to become Dem party standard bearer in November, Bernie Sanders leads rival aspirants

Turkey Sacrifices Their Own Troops to Protect Al-Qaeda?
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
After 33 Turkish troops were killed in a Syrian army offensive on February 27 amidst the current Russia-backed campaign to liberate Idlib, Erdogan responded by laying the blame entirely on Russia and Syria

Did Turkey Just Sacrifice Their Own Troops to Protect Al-Qaeda?
Matthew J. L. Ehret | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-02
After 33 Turkish troops were killed in a Syrian army offensive on February 27 amidst the current Russia-backed campaign to liberate Idlib, Erdogan responded by laying the blame entirely on Russia and Syria

Afghanistan peace deal begins to unravel as Kabul rejects prisoner swap
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
The signing of the accord is an unmistakable admission by Washington that the nearly 19-year-long war it has waged in Afghanistan has produced a debacle.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/02/afgh…

Iran's Coronavirus Outbreak Bizarrely Resembles the Black Death
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
When the very first coronavirus reports emerged, I had a suspicion that Iran would be a target of the world's anger. The spread of Covid-19 to the Middle East was as inevitable as history because the Muslim pilgrim routes have always acted as a channel for pestilence. But however honest or dishonest Iran's response to the virus…
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Iran's Coronavirus Outbreak Bizarrely Resembles the Black Death
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
When the very first coronavirus reports emerged, I had a suspicion that Iran would be a target of the world's anger. The spread of Covid-19 to the Middle East was as inevitable as history because the Muslim pilgrim routes have always acted as a channel for pestilence. But however honest or dishonest Iran's response to the virus…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/02/irans-corona…

Jeremy Corbyn's Silence During Julian Assange's Extradition Hearing
Chris Marsden | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
Last week, Julian Assange was subjected to an extradition hearing brought by the Trump administration to bring the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face Espionage Act charges carrying a 175-year prison sentence. | Throughout the four-day proceedings in London, …
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End Torture and Medical Neglect of Julian Assange
Doctors for Assange | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
On Nov 22, 2019, we, a group of more than 60 medical doctors, wrote to the UK Home Secretary to express our serious concerns about the physical and mental health of Julian Assange.1 | In our letter,1 we documented a history | …
globalresearch.ca/end-torture-medical-ne…

Brisbane rally calls for freedom for Assange and Manning
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
Participants applauded and cheered the speakers as they denounced the Australian government's complicity in the abuses of Assange's basic legal rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/02/bris…

Rally in defence of Julian Assange held in Zurich
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
In Zurich, Marianne Arens spoke on behalf of the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party–SGP) and called for the mobilisation of the working class in Assange's defence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/02/zuri…

Chris Hedges: Assange's Trial Echoes Stalinist Tactics
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-02
In a new episode of "On Contact," the Truthdig columnist argues that Britain and the U.S. are "mocking the very concept of the rule of law."
truthdig.com/videos/chris-hedges-assange…

Jeremy Corbyn's criminal silence during Julian Assange's extradition hearing
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
Corbyn said nothing when he could have raised Assange's fate in Parliament every single day, informing millions of the fundamental violation of his democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/02/corb…

A Perfect Storm on the Horizon. Turkey's Hegemonic Ambitions
Askiah Adam | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
Russia is pushing back the Turkish Army in Idlib. As the Turks broke through the Syrian Arab Army's (SAA) defence the latter called for air assistance from Russia. The fighters came and victory was the SAA's. With that all …
globalresearch.ca/perfect-storm-horizon/…

Turkey and Syria Are at War Without a Declaration of War
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
Although Turkey has supported anti-Syrian government forces, especially terrorist organizations like ISIS and the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra and Turkistan Islamic Party, since the very beginning of the Syrian War in 2011, no declaration of war has ever been announced …
globalresearch.ca/turkey-syria-war-witho…

Turkey Asks NATO to Join Its War Against Syria and Russia
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
The spokesperson for the Islamist party of Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan has called upon all of NATO to go to war against Syria for Syria's having killed dozens of Turkey's troops in order for Syria to defeat Turkey's invasion and …
globalresearch.ca/turkey-asks-nato-join-…

Flashpoints in Southern Syria Seek to Divide/Distract Syrian Gains in Idlib
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
Turkey and Israel continue their aggression against Syria in an increasingly overt and direct manner

Idlib war escalates as Turkey announces military operations against Syria
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
Turkey shot down two Syrian jets after a Syrian air strike claimed the lives of 34 Turkish soldiers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/02/turk…

Venezuela Embassy Protectors on Trial
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
US Government Suppresses Information on Illegal Regime Change Activities 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…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/02/venezuela-em…

The Illusion of Restoring Peace and Stability in Afghanistan
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
The US came to Afghanistan to stay, the same is true for all its war theaters by occupation and/or installed puppet regimes serving its interests. | Afghanistan's troubled history goes back centuries. John Pilger explained that "no country has been abused …
globalresearch.ca/illusion-restoring-pea…

US-Taliban Deal Hailed as Breakthrough, But Violence Likely to Continue
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-02
The U.S. has signed a deal with the Taliban aimed at drawing down its military presence and ending its 18-year war in Afghanistan. The long-anticipated deal comes after a year and a half of negotiations and following a week-long partial truce. Officials hope the accord will set the stage for a more detailed peace plan that creates a power-sharing arrangement and lasting ceasefire, but the deal did not include a key player: the U.S.-backed Afghanistan government. The Taliban has long refused to speak t…
truthout.org/video/us-taliban-deal-haile…

Afghanistan Rejects Releasing Taliban Prisoners Under US Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
Just hours after the United States announced that it would end the war in Afghanistan within 14 months, they requested, as part of the ongoing negotiations that the Afghan government, to release up to 5,000 Taliban prisoners. | RELATED: | The United States and the Taliban Sign a Peace Agreement | "It is up to Afghanistan, not the United States, to decide when the Taliban prisoners will be released," Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said recently in Kabul, the country's capital. | "Afgh…
telesurenglish.net/news/afghanistan-reje…

Photo Shows Pence Team Trying to Pray Away Coronavirus
Michael Stone | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
Bad Medicine: Symbolic of the moral and intellectual decay at the White House, a photo shows Vice President Mike Pence and his team trying to pray away the coronavirus. | On social media, conservative Christians cheered at the embarrassing photo showing …
globalresearch.ca/photo-shows-pence-team…

Iran: Regime Change by Coronavirus?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
The consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran will exacerbate the Islamic Republic's ongoing economic crisis and bring it even closer to political collapse than ever before, the outcome of which is unwittingly being facilitated by the government's mismanaged response …
globalresearch.ca/iran-regime-change-cor…

The Viral Blame Game: Xenophobia, Attribution and Coronavirus
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
Moralising the way diseases and viruses are transferred is a very human, and particularly nasty trait. "We don't need this kind of riff-raff on our shores," screamed The New York Times in 1892 in response to Russian Jewish immigrants arriving at Ellis Island by boat. (The occupants hosted lice which, in turn, led to typhus.)…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/02/the-viral-bl…

The Viral Blame Game: Xenophobia, Attribution and Coronavirus
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
Moralising the way diseases and viruses are transferred is a very human, and particularly nasty trait. "We don't need this kind of riff-raff on our shores," screamed The New York Times in 1892 in response to Russian Jewish immigrants arriving at Ellis Island by boat. (The occupants hosted lice which, in turn, led to typhus.)…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/02/the-viral-bl…

A progressive agenda for COVID-19 pandemic preparedness
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-02
Minneapolis, MN – As COVID-19 spreads in the United States, the potential exists for the corporate health care system to be overwhelmed. American capitalism has developed a health care system well-equipped with fancy technologies and expensive medical devices, but poorly-equipped to do basic public health. There is no profit in the basics of health care and disease prevention. | COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new type of coronavirus circulating the world. The virus, SARS-CoV-2, passed from bats to mammals to people in Wuhan China in December 2019. | For about a month the virus remained isolated in China. Chi…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/3/1/progressi…

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises in Iran Amid US Sanctions and Government Negligence
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-02
The official coronavirus death toll in Iran, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, has risen to at least 54

A progressive agenda for COVID-19 pandemic preparedness
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-02
Minneapolis, MN – As COVID-19 spreads in the United States, the potential exists for the corporate health care system to be overwhelmed. American capitalism has developed a health care system well-equipped with fancy technologies and expensive medical devices, but poorly-equipped to do basic public health. There is no profit in the basics of health care and disease prevention. | COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new type of coronavirus circulating the world. The virus, SARS-CoV-2, passed from bats to mammals to people in Wuhan China in December 2019. | For about a month the virus remained isolated in China. Chi…
fightbacknews.org/2020/3/1/progressive-a…

Coronavirus highlights dangers of Trump's destruction of the public sphere
Tim Libretti | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-02
It's easy to sell people on lower taxes and them to hate paying taxes altogether. Few politicians, even those who promise to provide health care, better public education, student debt relief, and so on, rarely explain in detail what Americans are getting in return for the investments their taxes fund or the bills they pay. …
peoplesworld.org/article/coronavirus-hig…

Coronavirus accelerates job cutting in New Zealand
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
As the world economy slows and the COVID-19 virus disrupts travel and supply chains, New Zealand workers are being laid off in a range of industries.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/02/nzvi…

Media Hype Over Coronavirus is Spreading Faster Than the Virus Itself
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-02
Fear over Covid-19, the deadly strain of novel coronavirus, appears to be spreading even faster than the virus itself, as the subject continues to dominate the media. CNN, for example, has produced nearly 1,200 articles mentioning the outbreak, Fox News over 1,300. NBC News has added a coronavirus tab to its homepage, putting it on equal footing as business, world and sports And at the time of writing, two-thirds of the stories on Reuters' new…
mintpressnews.com/the-media-hype-over-co…

Coronavirus sinks stock markets as first death reported in U.S
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-02
San José, CA – By Friday, February 28, the U.S. stock markets had their worst week since the financial crisis in 2008. Stocks closed down 15% on average from their record highs just the week before. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had lost 1000 points during the day but ended down 350 points on hopes that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates at their next meeting in mid-March. | Over the weekend the first death from the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, was reported in the state of Washington. The death was one of four cases on the West Coast which could not be traced to any international travel. From the…
fightbacknews.org/2020/3/1/coronavirus-s…

In Case of Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak, New York Plans To Use Prison Labor to Dig Mass Graves
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-02
"The city has plans to send corpses to Hart Island in the Long Island Sound where, in the late 19th century, yellow-fever patients were quarantined. Prisoners from Rikers Island would be ferried over to do the digging."
mintpressnews.com/coronavirus-outbreak-n…

Coronavirus Testing Costs Spark Calls for Full Government Coverage
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-02
This article originally appeared on Common Dreams. | Public health advocates, experts, and others are demanding that the federal government cover coronavirus testing and all related costs after several reports detailed how Americans in recent weeks have been saddled with exorbitant bills following medical evaluations. | Sarah Kliff of the New York Times reported Saturday that Pe…
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Two US deaths reported amid signs coronavirus has been spreading unchecked for several weeks
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
The negligence on the part of the Trump administration–in light of what medical professionals have been warning–is unconscionable.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/02/coro…

Coronavirus sinks stock markets as first death reported in U.S
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-02
San José, CA – By Friday, February 28, the U.S. stock markets had their worst week since the financial crisis in 2008. Stocks closed down 15% on average from their record highs just the week before. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had lost 1000 points during the day but ended down 350 points on hopes that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates at their next meeting in mid-March. | Over the weekend the first death from the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, was reported in the state of Washington. The death was one of four cases on the West Coast which could not be traced to any international travel. From the…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/3/1/coronavir…

Accurate Virus Reporting Is a Minefield for the Media
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-02
NEW YORK

CDC Missteps Have Left Us Vulnerable to Coronavirus
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-02
The agency designed a flawed test for COVID-19, then took weeks to find a fix for state and local labs. The consequences could be deadly.
truthdig.com/articles/cdc-missteps-has-l…

America Faces an Epidemic of Retirement Insecurity
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-02
The Dow Jones Industrial Average just dropped nearly 1,200 points in a single day because of the coronavirus's impact on global trade, leaving many Americans sick with worry. | It's not just a rapidly spre…
truthdig.com/articles/america-faces-an-e…

Canadian Gov't Proposes Agreement to Indigenous Communities
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
The Canadian government proposed a possible agreement to the Wet'suwet'en First Nation after a series nationwide protests against the construction project of a coastal pipeline whose passage affected Indigenous territories. | RELATED: | Canada To Hold Talks with Indigenous Group About Pipeline | According to the official Twitter profile Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada's Minister of Indian Affairs and Reconciliation Scott Fraser and Federal Minister of Indian Affairs…
telesurenglish.net/news/canadian-governm…

Indigenous Rights Are Human Rights! RCMP Out of Wet'suwet'en!
Alison Bodine | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
In the dark early morning on February 6, 2020, the RCMP violently raided Wet'suwet'en territory in Northern British Columbia, Canada.
counterpunch.org/2020/03/02/indigenous-r…

Indigenous Rights Are Human Rights! RCMP Out of Wet'suwet'en!
Alison Bodine | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
In the dark early morning on February 6, 2020, the RCMP violently raided Wet'suwet'en territory in Northern British Columbia, Canada.
counterpunch.org/2020/03/02/indigenous-r…

Imagining Return: Palestinians in Jordan's Sprawling Refugee Camps Still Yearn for Home
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-02
Miko Peled recounts his visits to Jerash's Gaza Camp, a refugee camp housing tens of thousands of Palestinians just hours away from their ancestral homeland.
mintpressnews.com/palestinian-refugees-y…

Whitewashing the West's Disastrous War in Libya
Ted Galen Carpenter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
A new report from the United Nations bluntly conveys the extent of the continuing chaos in Libya and the suffering it has caused. Yacoub El Hillo, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Libya, stated that the impact on civilians of the …
globalresearch.ca/whitewashing-west-disa…

Remembering the Heroism of Activist Berta Cáceres Four Years After Her Assassination: an Interview With Her Daughter
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
On July 15, 2013, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), led by Berta Cáceres Flores, went to protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River. This river, in western Honduras, is considered to be sacred by the indigenous Lenca community. No one from the company that wanted…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/02/remembering-…

Remembering the Heroism of Activist Berta Cáceres Four Years After Her Assassination: an Interview With Her Daughter
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
On July 15, 2013, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), led by Berta Cáceres Flores, went to protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River. This river, in western Honduras, is considered to be sacred by the indigenous Lenca community. No one from the company that wanted…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/02/remembering-…

Podcast: Oliver Vargas on US Election Meddling In Bolivia and the Country's Indigenous Uprising
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-02
Welcome to the re-launch of MintCast, the official weekly MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists who the establishment would rather silence. | One such voice is independent Bolivian-British journalist Oliver Vargas. He joins MintCast to discuss his exclusive on the ground coverage of…
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Podcast: Oliver Vargas on US Election Meddling In Bolivia and the Country's Indigenous Uprising
Mnar Muhawesh | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-02
Welcome to the re-launch of MintCast, the official weekly MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists who the establishment would rather silence. | One such voice is independent Bolivian-British journalist Oliver Vargas. He joins MintCast to discuss his exclusive on the ground coverage of…
mintpressnews.com/podcast-oliver-vargas-…

US Court Blocks Lawsuit Over Mexican Child Killed at Border
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday prevented the family of a murdered 16-year-old Mexican from filing a civil rights lawsuit against the border patrol agent who shot him dead. | RELATED: | Mexico Halts Migrant Caravan by Closing Border With Guatemala | Agent Lonnie Swartz killed Mexican citizen Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in 2012, after shooting the teenager from across the border in Arizona. | Swartz, standing on an embankment on U.S. soil, shot through a border fence and struck…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-court-blocks-…

Greek Military Shoots Dead Migrant Attempting to Enter Country
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
Turkish state media on Monday claimed that one illegal migrant died when he was hit by a gunshot fired by Greek security forces in Turkey's border gate with Greece. | RELATED: | Greek Police Clashes With Migrants as Turkey Opens Borders | According to the TRT broadcaster, Ahmed Abu Emad was killed when he was attempting to sneak into Greece from the Ipsala border gate in Turkey's northwestern province of Edirne. | Emad was shot in the back, TRT said, without revealing further de…
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Federal court rulings challenge Trump immigration policies
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
Several court rulings in recent days have challenged a range of policies implemented by the Trump administration since taking office as part of its war on immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/02/immi…

American Fàºhrer: Delusionary, Dictatorial Donald Trump Is Drunk on Power
Ralph Nader | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
The word 'corruption' cannot fully embrace how this insulting megalomaniac is tearing apart our country, our democratic practices, and our moral norms. Who will put a stop to this president's corrupt rampage against the American people? | *** | Delusionary, dictatorial Donald …
globalresearch.ca/american-fuhrer-delusi…

Ralph Nader: Trump Is Becoming a Dictator in Real Time
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-02
Delusionary, dictatorial Donald Trump is drunk on power. Trump's monarchical and lawless actions are a clear and present subversion of our Republic and its Constitution. As soon as the impeachment trial ended and Trump was acquitted by the Senate's supine Republican courtiers (except for Senator Mitt Romney), vengeance flooded Trump's fevered mind. | Ignoring warnings from his advisors, Trump is lashing out in all directions, unleashing torrents of foul-mouthed tweets. Note with alarm how this American Fuhrer is consolidating control and using his presidential power to smash all opposition. Remember that last Jul…
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Ex-Brazilian President Lula to Be Honored in Paris Ceremony
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva, Brazilian ex-president, will receive the award "Paris's Citizen of Honor" this Monday, as the main event in his commitments agenda in the French capital. | RELATED: | Lula Counters Bolsonaro's and General's Call Against Democracy | This decoration is for those who advocate for human rights, equity, against poverty and on behalf of the oppressed. Lula's fight against social and economic inequities during his administration and as an activist were the…
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Ex-Brazilian President Lula to Be Honored in Paris Ceremony
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva, Brazilian ex-president, will receive the award "Paris's Citizen of Honor" this Monday, as the main event in his commitments agenda in the French capital. | RELATED: | Lula Counters Bolsonaro's and General's Call Against Democracy | This decoration is for those who advocate for human rights, equity, against poverty and on behalf of the oppressed. Lula ¥s fight against social and economic inequities during his administration and as an activist wer…
telesurenglish.net/news/–lula-to-be-hon…

Maduro Meets With Opposition at Negotiating Table in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro held a meeting with government and opposition members of the national negotiating table at the executive's Miraflores Palace Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Negotiation Table Appoints New Electoral Commission | "We move forward with a firm and sustained step in the dialogue with the different political sectors of the country that contribute to reaching great agreements in order to strengthen democracy and peace for the Republic," Maduro said…
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Fighting Modi with a Poem
L. Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
Some poems capture the tyranny of the time. Sab Yaad Rakha Jaiga (All you do will be remembered), an Urdu/Hindi poem protesting the viciousness that the Modi Hindutva has unleashed in various parts of India is circulating in the social media. The author, Aamir Aziz, a young Muslim poet, lives in Delhi or Kashmir, or…
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Fighting Modi with a Poem
L. Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
Some poems capture the tyranny of the time. Sab Yaad Rakha Jaiga (All you do will be remembered), an Urdu/Hindi poem protesting the viciousness that the Modi Hindutva has unleashed in various parts of India is circulating in the social media. The author, Aamir Aziz, a young Muslim poet, lives in Delhi or Kashmir, or…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/02/fighting-mod…

Uruguay Repudiates Chilean President's Visit to the Country
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
The Uruguayan people repudiated this Sunday with songs and banners the arrival of Chilean President Sebastian Piñera to the SouthAmerican country, which he attended as a guest at the inauguration of the new Uruguayan President, Luis Lacalle Pou. | RELATED: | Uruguay: Lacalle's Investiture Ceremony Alined With US Biases | During his first trip out of the country, after the social outburst of October 18th, 2019, the Chilean president was greeted on Uruguay's main avenues by hundreds of protesters with signs in their hands and shout…
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Invasion of Venezuela Would Be Trump's Worst Mistake: Cabello
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
Diosdado Cabello, President of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, said that a military invasion of Venezuela could be qualified as the U.S.' "worst mistake". | RELATED: | Juan Guaido Stars Venezuela's Biggest Corruption Case Ever | In the context of the commemorative march on the occasion of the 31 years of El Caracazo, the severe popular repression in 1989, Cabello affirmed:…
telesurenglish.net/news/diosdado-cabello…

Contra-supporting CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for corrupt right-wing Latin American governments
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-03-02
Bernie-bashing "Never Trump conservative" CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for El Salvador's right-wing government, whose president was imprisoned for corruption,…
thegrayzone.com/2020/03/01/contras-cnn-a…

Lectures by Walter Rodney Present An African Perspective on the Russian Revolution
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
During the late 1960s and the 1970s, the University of Dar es Salaam in the East African state of Tanzania was a center of Marxist thought on the continent. | After the overthrow of Convention People's Party (CPP) of Ghana on …
globalresearch.ca/lectures-walter-rodney…

Class: The Little Word the Elites Want You to Forget
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2020-03-02
Our oligarchic rulers are determined to ban all discussion of class warfare, which is why they are trying to block the nomination of Sanders.
truthdig.com/articles/class-the-little-w…

Media stoop to 'Russian assistance' to explain Sanders' rise
Alan MacLeod | nationofchange.org | 2020-03-02
Corporate media are doing their best to smear the progressive candidate that threatens their own business interests.
nationofchange.org/2020/03/02/media-stoo…

South Carolina Primary: What Does It Mean?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
What are the political 'takeaways' from yesterday's South Carolina primary? In just few words: not many. | None that change the fundamental dynamics that have in play throughout the primaries in general thus far to date. | Biden bought himself some time, …
globalresearch.ca/south-carolina-primary…

Analysis of the 2019 Bolivia Election
Jack R. Williams | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
On October 20, 2019, Bolivia held its third general election under its 2009 constitution. Nine presidential candidates competed in the presidential election, but early polling indicated a likely two- way race between President Evo Morales of the Movimiento al Socialismo | …
globalresearch.ca/analysis-2019-bolivia-…

Why Do Fiber Optic Installations Increase Electrical Sensitivity?
Jeromy | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
I have received dozens of emails from people in several countries who report an increase in, or initial onset of, electrical sensitivity symptoms when high-speed fiber optic internet is installed in their neighborhood. How could this be? Isn't wired fiber …
globalresearch.ca/why-fiber-optic-instal…

MIT Study Finds No Evidence of Fraud in Bolivian Election that Resulted in a Coup
Dave DeCamp | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
Back in November 2019, former Bolivian President Evo Morales was ousted in a coup after claims of election fraud from the Organization for American States (OAS). A new MIT study into the October 20th presidential election does not support …
globalresearch.ca/mit-study-finds-no-evi…

Muslim Haters Flock Together
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
President Donald Trump's 36-hour whirlwind visit to India this past week was designed to show Americans just how adored abroad their president really is. | Unluckily for Trump, his campaign stop at this behemoth nation of 1.3 or 1.4 billion proved …
globalresearch.ca/muslim-haters-flock-to…

A Disgraceful Milestone: Trump's "Conflicts of Interest"
CREW | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
A New Milestone | President Trump's unprecedented decision to retain his business interests while serving in the White House set the stage for a deluge of conflicts of interests between the government and the Trump Organization. From the beginning of President …
globalresearch.ca/trump-3000-conflicts-i…

Britain's Political Trajectory
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-02
For years now, as regular readers of Truepublica will know, I have consistently warned that Britain will be moving from a system of liberal democracy towards authoritarianism and that it would only take a few short years to achieve. As …
globalresearch.ca/britain-political-traj…

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias joins state commission running Spanish intelligence
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
Iglesias is sworn to secrecy as he oversees an organization with a long history of brutal repression and targeted assassinations of militant workers and left-wing groups.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/02/pode…

Embarrassing Moments from Trump's Visit to India
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
Donald Trump abroad never ceases to entertain with his ignorance and misstatements. As India's leaders learned from Trump's previous visits to Saudi Arabia and China, all it takes is pomp and circumstance to get this president's favorable remarks. Here are a few gems from his just-concluded visit:…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/02/embarrassing…

Record fall in key China production index
wsws.org | 2020-03-02
China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced over the weekend that the manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell to 35.7 in February, down from 50 in January, hitting an all-time low.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/02/chin…

Embarrassing Moments from Trump's Visit to India
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-02
Donald Trump abroad never ceases to entertain with his ignorance and misstatements. As India's leaders learned from Trump's previous visits to Saudi Arabia and China, all it takes is pomp and circumstance to get this president's favorable remarks. Here are a few gems from his just-concluded visit:…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/02/embarrassing…

First U.S. Union-Authorized Climate Strike?
Jeremy Brecher | zcomm.org | 2020-03-02
On Thursday February 27 thousands of Minneapolis cleaning workers walked off their jobs and struck their downtown commercial high-rises. Among their key demands was that their employers take action on climate change…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/first-u-s-union-au…

Duque Asks Trump For 'Stronger' Sanctions Against Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
Colombian President Ivan Duque made a one-day visit to the United States Monday with a full agenda that included meeting with Donald Trump to request more attacks against Venezuela, announce the reinstatement of glyphosate fumigations, and to top it all off a keynote speech at the pro-Israeli lobby AIPAC conference. | RELATED: | Colombian Congress to Investigate Duque Over Electoral Fraud Allegations | During his meeting with Trump, Duque immediately began by attacking Venezuela…
telesurenglish.net/news/Duque-Asks-Trump…

FARC Denounces the Increased Violence in Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
The Colombian party, Alternative Revolutionary Force of the Common, (FARC) denounced the violence increment against former members of the organization in a communique on Monday. | RELATED: | Colombian Movement Defends UN Report Against Govt's Attacks | In a public communication published on the party's official Twitter profile, FARC leaders pointed out the "worsening of threats and attacks against 187 former guerrilla members and more than 30 relatives, alongside the displacement of dozen of families." | In the mentioned public…
telesurenglish.net/news/farc-denounces-t…

Actual National Security Budget Is Nearly Twice as Much as Announced Budget
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-02
Hold on to your helmets! It's true the White House is reporting that its proposed new Pentagon budget is only $740.5 billion, a relatively small increase from the previous year's staggering number. In reality, however, when you also include war and security costs buried in the budgets of other agencies, the actual national security figure comes in at more than $1.2 trillion, as the Trump administration continues to give the Pentagon free reign over taxpayer dollars. | You would think that the…
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Chile's President Under Fire for Gender Violence Comments
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera made Monday violent gender comments suggesting that women, victims of gender violence, were somewhat responsible. | RELATED: | 2019 Marked by Crackdowns in Latin America: Amnesty | "Sometimes it's not just men's desire to abuse, but also the women's position to be abused," Pinera said, overturning the burden of responsibility on the victim. | "We need to punish the abuser, and we also need to tell the person abused that they cannot allow this to happen and that th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chiles-President…

Brazil's Lula Receives Honorary Citizenship of Paris
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
Brazil's former President Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva received Monday Paris' Honorary Citizenship for his commitment to the fight against economic and social inequalities in his country. | RELATED: | Brazil: Bolsonaro's Businessmen Behind Actions Against Congress | In a ceremony at the City Hall of Paris, Mayor Anne Hidalgo awarded the honorary status to the founder of the Worker's Party (PT), who served around 20 months in prison, after a judicial maneuver to neutralize the pos…
telesurenglish.net/news/Lula-Receives-th…

Guyana Opens Polls to Elect Leader Amid Recent Oil Discovery
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
The South American nation of Guyana has opened its voting polls on Monday to elect a new leader after the recent discovery of a large amount of oil off the country's shores. | RELATED: | Guyana: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Prior to 2020 Elections | The top contenders for the country's leadership will be current President David Granger and his rival Irfaan Ali. | Mr Granger's coalition says that if elected, it will distribute some of the oil wealth directly to citizens thro…
telesurenglish.net/news/Guyana-Opens-Pol…

Amy Klobuchar Ends Her Presidential Campaign, Will Back Biden
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D. Minnesota) announced on Monday that she will be ending her candidacy for the 2020 Presidential Election, marking the second time in the past 24 hours that a candidate has quit the race. | RELATED: | Pete Buttigieg Ends Democratic Presidential Race | During her visit to Dallas, Texas, on Monday, Klobuchar's campaign aide said the senator was ending her campaign, pointing out that she will now back former Vice President Joe Biden. | Klobuchar, a long-time senator from Minn…
telesurenglish.net/news/Amy-Klobuchar-En…

Guyana Polls Close, Results Not Expected Before Friday
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-02
The electoral process in the small Caribbean nation of Guyana ran "smoothly" according to Head of the European Union (EU) Observation Mission, as hundreds of thousands of Guyanese took to the polls Monday to elect a new government. | RELATED: | Guyana: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Prior to 2020 Elections | "My personal impression of this morning was positive. Polling stations I visited everywhere, I saw very professional attitude and all the process was so far very smooth,"
telesurenglish.net/news/Guyana-Polls-Clo…

Above-average temperatures 'likely in many parts of the world in coming months'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-02
Many parts of the world are likely to see above-average temperatures over the next few months

Above-average temperatures 'likely in many parts of the world in coming months'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-02
Many parts of the world are likely to see above-average temperatures over the next few months

As billionaire-backed Buttigieg drops out, Sanders is even better placed to defeat Trump
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-03-02
On 1 March, right-wing sweetheart Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the Democratic Party contest to face Donald Trump in this year's US presidential election. This was after suffering another loss in a…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/03/02/as-bill…