Daily Archives: March 3, 2020

2020-03-03: News Headlines

South Front (2020-03-04). Video: Syrian Armed Forces Teach '2nd Strongest NATO Army' Painful Lesson in Idlib. globalresearch.ca Units of the Russian Military Police entered the town of Saraqib in eastern Idlib following the second liberation of the town from al-Qaeda terrorists and Turkish forces. According to the Russian military, the deployment took place at 5: 00pm local time …

John W. Whitehead (2020-03-04). Coronavirus vs. the Mass Surveillance State: Which Poses the Greater Threat? dissidentvoice.org If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that'll outwit the …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-03-04). Daring to Kiss: Coronavirus and the Butterfly Effect. globalresearch.ca At some point, it seemed like a slow burner, gathering attention with each press release from the World Health Organisation. When talking about a threat, language is everything. With more cases of COVID-19 being identified, the panic that comes from …

Elson Concepción Pérez (2020-03-04). From Monroe to Trump. US Sponsored Military Coups in Latin America. globalresearch.ca The current U.S. President again threatens military action against Venezuela and continues sanctioning governments and companies with ties to the Bolivarian Republic and Cuba | *** | More than 200 years have passed since James Monroe became the fifth president of the …

Fight Back (2020-03-04). Denver students celebrate Black History Month. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – Denver Students for a Democratic Society hosted local Denver activist Shareef Aleem for an event about radical Black history in the U.S., Feb. 25, as a part of Black History Month. At the event, Aleem discussed the history of radical Black activism, as well as how Black art and culture has been seized and stolen for generations. Aleem, an activist for over 20 years, has been involved in numerous groups, particularly in the peace movement and in the movement for police accountability. | "Anything Black people have in this country, somebody spilled their blood over," Aleem noted in his speech. Aleem th…

Fight Back (2020-03-04). Eyewitness Venezuela: Sanctions kill but Venezuelans stand strong. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Over 40 people gathered March 1 to hear Brad Sigal and Sarah Martin talk about their experience at the third World Anti-Imperialist Congress in Venezuela. This Congress was attended by over 1500 delegates from 73 countries in January, included a delegation from Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). The delegates were able to bring their organizational and individual experience to Caracas to work with each other on resisting imperialism. | Since Nicolás Maduro was elected president, the U.S. has ratcheted up sanctions, currency manipulation, and backed coup attempts to destabilize Venezuela…

True Publica (2020-03-04). Child Rights — Britain Plunges from 11th to 170th in Just Two Years. globalresearch.ca Britain is circling the plughole. So many things are wrong on so many levels it's difficult to know where to start. After the banks crashed the economy, austerity followed. One £trillion was added to the national debt. Half was thrown …

RT (2020-03-04). 'Unsanitary & dangerous!' Trump concern-trolls 'Mini Mike' over awkward finger-licking amid coronavirus epidemic. rt.com US President Donald Trump cautioned his billionaire Democratic rival Mike Bloomberg about the gross-out unhygienic behavior on display in a TikTok video apparently posted by his campaign. Score one for the mega-troll. | "Don't lick your dirty fingers," Trump tweeted at his adversary "Mini Mike" on Tuesday evening as voting results for Super Tuesday primaries began to surface. "Both unsanitary and dangerous to others and yourself!" | Mini Mike, don't lick your dirty fingers. Both unsanitary and dangerous to others and yourself!

RT (2020-03-04). First Super Tuesday results: Biden takes Virginia & North Carolina; Vermont called for Sanders. rt.com Joe Biden has won the Virginia primary in a landslide, and mainstream media outlets are predicting he will win the most delegates in North Carolina as well. Bernie Sanders is leading in his home state of Vermont. | At stake in the first contests on Tuesday are Virginia's 99 delegates and Vermont's 16. Polls in the two states closed at 7 pm Eastern time (midnight GMT). North Carolina has 110 delegates, and was widely expected to be a Biden pickup. | Biden has officially won the state of Virginia, easily coming out on top with 53 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting. Sanders scored just 23 percent, w…

RT (2020-03-04). Establishment Joe-mentum: Biden racks up Super Tuesday wins as party lines up behind him. rt.com Former Vice President Joe Biden has carried the South in the Super Tuesday primaries for the Democrat presidential nomination, riding the wave of endorsements and support from the party establishment. | Exit polls and projections showed Biden poised to get the most delegates from Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee, as well as scoring surprise victories in Minnesota — where Sen. Amy Klobuchar dropped out and endorsed him on the eve of the primaries — and Massachusetts, the home states of another contender, Sen. Elizabeth Warren. | His Super Tuesday victory lap — which liber…

RT (2020-03-04). Sanders leads & sues to keep LA polls open later as California turns into Super Tuesday's biggest prize. rt.com The Bernie Sanders campaign is suing to keep polling places in LA County open past 8pm as wait times of up to four hours and voting machine problems threaten a victory that exit polls place within tantalizing reach. | DETAILS TO FOLLOW | Also on rt.com | |

RT (2020-03-04). Democrat centrist darling Joe Biden sweeps southern states as polls close in AL, AR, ME, MA & OK. rt.com The second round of Super Tuesday polls for the Democrat presidential nominations have closed, with mainstream outlets calling most states for establishment favorite Joe Biden. | At stake are 52 delegates in Alabama, 31 in Arkansas, 24 in Maine, 91 in Massachusetts and 37 in Oklahoma. Voting was extended in some Tennessee counties (64 delegates) due to disruptions from Monday night's tornadoes. | Alabama was called for Biden within minutes of the polls closing, and with 25 percent of precincts reporting he leads the field with 63.4 percent of the vote. The AP called Arkansas for Biden, leading with 32.9 percen…

RT (2020-03-04). Democrat Super Tuesday: Polls close in Texas, Colorado and Minnesota. rt.com Polls are now closed in Colorado, Minnesota and all of Texas in Super Tuesday primaries for the Democratic party's presidential nomination. Joe Biden is hoping to get enough traction to overtake Bernie Sanders. | The Associated Press called Colorado for Sanders when polls closed. With 19 percent of precincts reporting, the Vermont senator has 36.3 percent of the vote, giving him a comfortable lead over second-placer Bloomberg. | Exit polls and media projections suggest Sanders will get the largest share of Colorado's 67 delegates, while Biden is expected to do the same in Minnesota (75 delegates), thanks to th…

RT (2020-03-04). Big Tech companies cancel conventions over coronavirus fears, but small business hurt the most. rt.com Small businesses catering to conventions and trade shows are feeling the pinch as major technology companies are canceling or postponing their event plans due to fears of the rapidly spreading coronavirus. | Over a dozen Big Tech organizations have either postponed, canceled, or changed their conventions to web-based events, Facebook canceled its F8 developers conference that was scheduled to take place in May in San Jose, California. Google is turni…

RT (2020-03-04). Grammys and fired female CEO locked in a battle of ugly finger-pointing. rt.com 'Get woke, go broke' might be an entertainment industry cliché, but the Grammys are getting a dose of reality, battling with a terminated first female CEO in a perfect storm of opposing narratives and discrimination accusations. | Deborah Dugan was hired in 2019 as the first female CEO and president of the Recording Academy, the organization that runs the Grammy Awards for music. The decision was hailed as a historic moment for diversity in the music industry. However, she was placed on leave in January, just five months into her tenure, with the governing board explaining that she had "consistent management d…

The Iranian (2020-03-04). Boosting Morale: Iranian medical teams launched a "dancing challenge" iranian.com Iranian medical teams launched a "dancing challenge" in social media, especially on Instagram, to revive morale in combating the Corona Virus outbreak.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). Joe Biden Campaign Rejects Ex-FBI Director James Comey's Endorsement. sputniknews.com Former Vice President Biden recently won the primary in South Carolina and has been making gains in polls ahead of Super Tuesday, but he is still behind his rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). Bloomberg Says He Did Not Realise Elizabeth Warren Was Still In Democratic Race. sputniknews.com Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has not yet won any of the primaries or caucuses, is expected to drop out of the Democratic race unless she is able to pull off a shock result in one of the states holding primaries on Super Tuesday.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). Strong Turnout for Biden, Sanders on Super Tuesday With Ex-VP Showing Slight Edge. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden had strong performances on Super Tuesday, clinching key states among the fourteen holding contests with the latter having a slight edge.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). The West Ignores Turkey's Illegal Deployment of Troops to Syria's Idlib – Russian Military. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The West continues to ignore the deployment of troops by Turkey to Syria's Idlib in violation of international law, spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). Coronavirus Death Toll in Mainland China Rises to 2,981. sputniknews.com The outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) was first registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei Province. Outside China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea have been most affected by the disease.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). China's 'Systemic, Structural Response' to COVID-19 Outpaces 'Individual' US Methods. sputniknews.com The US may not be able to contain the COVID-19 outbreak as effectively as China because of its individual rather than systemic, structural response to the coronavirus, KJ Noh, a peace activist and scholar on the geopolitics of Asia who is a frequent contributor to CounterPunch and Dissident Voice, told Sputnik.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). Number of Coronavirus Cases in South Korea Rises to 5,328, 32 Died. sputniknews.com The outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) was first registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province, later spreading to at least 72 countries, according to the WHO. Outside China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea have been most affected by the new disease.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). Pence Says Americans May Be Tested for Coronavirus Even If No Signs of Symptoms. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Vice President Mike Pence told reporters that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided that Americans may be subject to tests for the novel coronavirus even if no symptoms of the disease are visible, according to a White House press pool report.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). UNICEF Urgently Needs $64Mln for Humanitarian Aid in Yemen – Regional Spokesperson. sputniknews.com RIYADH (Sputnik) – UNICEF is in urgent need of $64 million to assist the children in need in conflict-torn Yemen, fund Middle East and North Africa communications chief Juliette Touma said.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). Calls for Referendum on Migration in Norway Triggered by Fear of New Migrant Crisis – Prof. sputniknews.com The recent calls for holding a plebiscite on immigration in Norway should be viewed in the context of a fear that the EU may face a repetition of the 2015-2016 refugee crisis, says Norwegian political scientist Jo Jakobsen, who believes a vote is highly unlikely.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). Macron, IAEA Director-General Discuss Agency's Work in Iran, North Korean Nuclear Programme. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French President Emmanuel Macron, during a meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Rafael Grossi, discussed the agency's work in Iran and the situation with North Korea's nuclear program, the Elysee Palace said in a statement.

sputniknews (2020-03-04). US Approves Israel Purchase of 8 KC-46 Tanker Aircraft for $2.4 Billion. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Department of State approved an Israeli request to buy up to eight KC-46 aerial refueling and military transport aircraft and related equipment in a deal valued at $2.4 billion, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency announced in a press release.

pip.hinman (2020-03-04). Superannuation funds targeted by climate activists. greenleft.org.au

Susan Price (2020-03-04). Germany: Far right loses support following racist attacks in Hanau. greenleft.org.au

Ralph Nader (2020-03-03). American Fuhrer—Corrupt Rampage Against Americans. counterpunch.org 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

Jennifer Matsui (2020-03-03). Masterfully Baiting the Reds for a Dick's Re-Election. counterpunch.org If we define "Russian" during this latest Red Scare as being opposed to war, and not supporting an oligarchy or its neoliberal agenda, then 'guilty as charged'. I'm a Russian. You probably are, too, if you hold certain beliefs that contradict the official corporate State/DNC narrative — particularly the one put forward by 'The Resistance'.

Shane Quinn (2020-03-03). Neoliberal Globalization Is Pushing Humanity "Towards the Edge" globalresearch.ca There have been a number of harmful consequences as a result of the neoliberal era, which emerged in the late 1970s, taking off during the tenures of Ronald Reagan (US president, 1981-1989) and Margaret Thatcher (British prime minister, 1979-1990). There …

Staff (2020-03-03). Super Tuesday Is an Election Security Acid Test. truthdig.com Tuesday's presidential primaries across 14 states mark the first major security test since the 2018 midterm elections, with state and local election officials saying they are prepared to deal with everything from equipment problems to false information about the coronavirus. | States have been racing to shore up cybersecurity defenses, replace aging and vulnerable voting equipment and train for worst-case scenarios since it became clear that Russia had launched a

George Ochenski (2020-03-03). COVID-19 Upends Political Landscape and Global Economy. counterpunch.org We knew the Democratic primary campaign was going to be exciting and sure enough, it is. Bernie Sanders is now the front-runner and, despite all efforts by the establishment Democrats to derail his campaign, he crushed the competition in the Nevada primary and shows no sign of slowing down as Super Tuesday approaches with enough

Staff (2020-03-03). Centrists Will Still Be Split on Super Tuesday, Thanks to Mike Bloomberg. truthout.org Joe Biden has had a nice couple of days for himself. His big win in the South Carolina primary — Biden's Centrist campaign rivals Tom Steyer and Pete Buttigieg stepped o…

Staff (2020-03-03). Sanders Will Likely Win Super Tuesday. The Question Is How Badly Biden Loses. truthout.org Joe Biden has had a nice couple of days for himself. His big win in the South Carolina primary — Biden's Centrist campaign rivals Tom Steyer…

Staff (2020-03-03). Democratic Centrists Line Up Behind Biden in Hopes of Defeating Sanders. truthout.org Millions of voters in 14 states are heading to the polls today for Super Tuesday, as Democratic centrists coalesce around former Vice President Joe Biden as their best shot to defeat front-runner Bernie Sanders. Just ahead of the most decisive day of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar suspended her campaign and endorsed Biden on Monday. Her endorsement came one day after former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the race. Both joined Biden on the cam…

Staff (2020-03-03). I Hope We Are Witnessing the Last Gasp of the Ruling Class, Says Cornel West. truthout.org Today people in 14 states and American Samoa go to the polls for Super Tuesday. About a third of the delegates needed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination are at stake. This comes after former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the race on Sunday and Monday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. As the race heats up, billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to stay in the race. This will be the first time he…

Staff (2020-03-03). A Final, Super Tuesday Plea to Warren Voters. truthdig.com Now is the moment to unite the progressive vote to assure a win for progressive policies. The establishment's hopes to overrule the voter results and instate a corporate candidate at a second-round brokered DNC convention makes clear that Super Tuesday is an all-progressives-hands-on-deck for this country. | If the voters fail to lock down the necessary votes when that is still possible, it will lead to a brokered convention—likely pitting Joe Biden against Bernie Sanders. | It's also likely that Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar dropped out to help the corporatists get the numbers they need. | But if you ta…

Chauncey K. Robinson (2020-03-03). What's at stake on Super Tuesday? peoplesworld.org The biggest day in the Democratic primary is here: Super Tuesday. There will be over 1,300 delegates up for grabs across 14 states. The remaining Democratic presidential candidates are hoping to grab at least one-third of these delegates, as it would give any one of them a lead that will be impossible to overcome before …

WSWS (2020-03-03). Tulsi Gabbard denounces election interference by US intelligence agencies. wsws.org The congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate attacked planted media articles claiming that Russia was backing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Eric Sommer (2020-03-03). Why the American Ruling Class Fears Bernie Sanders. globalresearch.ca The American ruling class clearly fears that Bernie Sanders might become president of the U.S.. Due to his massive victory in the Democratic primary vote in the state of Nevada, and his ever-growing support across the U.S., the American intelligence …

Sam Husseini (2020-03-03). If Sanders is Robbed of the Nomination, It's Time for the VotePact Strategy. counterpunch.org Right now, the entire Democratic Party apparatus and allied corporate media are working to ensure that Sen. Bernie Sanders does not get the Democratic nomination even if he gets a plurality of delegates and votes in the primaries. The Democratic Party establishment seems to be gearing up for a brokered convention which will anoint an establishment

Chuck Collins (2020-03-03). Why the US Would be Better Off With Fewer Billionaires. counterpunch.org When folks say that billionaires shouldn't exist, it's nothing personal. Some billionaires are nice enough. Some spend generously on philanthropy. That all sounds great. But we don't need more do-gooder billionaires that give to charity — we need fewer billionaires. The problem isn't really individuals making money. The problem is having an entire system that

Anya Parampil (2020-03-03). Inside the Assange courtroom: Kevin Gosztola explains the US-UK assault on press freedom. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with journalist Kevin Gosztola about the trial of Julian Assange. Gosztola was inside the…

WSWS (2020-03-03). Trump ordered Assange's seizure by British police and wanted him dead. wsws.org Assange is part-way through a show trial that began last week to decide on his extradition to the US, where he faces 175 years in prison on espionage charges.

Mehmet Ozalp (2020-03-03). Turkey and Russia lock horns in Syria as fear of outright war escalates. zcomm.org As the nine-year Syrian civil war enters its final turn, Turkey and Russia, long-time allies in Syria, are on the brink of war over the Syrian province of Idlib…

South Front (2020-03-03). Video: Syrian Army Recaptures Saraqib from Erdogan Forces as Syrian-Turkish Conflict in Idlib Intensifies. globalresearch.ca Turkey and Syria are in a state of undeclared war. Ankara shied away to declare the war officially and the scale of its operations is much lower than in the event of a full-scale open conflict. However, Turkish forces, including …

Tony Cartalucci (2020-03-03). Turkey in Syria: Down a Blind Alley in an Unwinnable War? globalresearch.ca Fighting in northern Syria has escalated as Syrian forces retake the last remaining bastions of foreign-funded militants and encircle, cut-off, and in some cases catch in the crossfire their Turkish backers. | Turkey had been making some promising steps in the …

Mark Taliano (2020-03-03). Washington-led NATO's War on Syria and Syrians. globalresearch.ca Washington-led NATO and their allies support all of the terrorists in Syria, hence, the terrorists are appropriately named NATO terrorists. NATO has command and control (1) of all of the terrorists. Turkey, currently in the limelight for its supreme criminality, …

news.un (2020-03-03). UN 'determined to stand by the people of Syria' says Lowcock, as grave humanitarian crisis intensifies around Idlib. news.un.org The United Nations is "determined to stand by" civilians across Syria's war-torn northwest, as "a grave humanitarian crisis" continues, the UN emergency relief chief said on Tuesday.

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2020-03-03). Six Year Old Kaia Rolle, Handcuffed by Orlando Police and Arrested: How Many More, and for How Long Is this America? globalresearch.ca While fretting over refugee children in freezing tents along Turkey's border, or Nargis Fazili's family fleeing Afghanistan across (see

Andrew Korybko (2020-03-03). Afghan Peace Deal: Observations, Loopholes, and Expectations. globalresearch.ca The US and the Taliban signed an historic peace deal on Saturday in the Qatari capital of Doha which sets the timeline and conditions for the full withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, with this landmark agreement giving credible reasons …

Zubeida Mustafa (2020-03-03). For Afghanistan, the Doha Accord Is Just the Beginning. truthdig.com Truthdig is proud to present this article as part of Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting, a series from a network of female correspondents around the world who are dedicated to pursuing truth within their countries and elsewhere. | In normal times, Saturday would have been a red-letter day. The But these are not normal times — at least not in South Asia — and the euphoria…

WSWS (2020-03-03). Coronavirus hits Russia as further news emerges of healthcare system in crisis. wsws.org A man returning from Italy tested positive for the coronavirus in Moscow on the same day that a federal audit revealed that thousands of the country's healthcare facilities for children lack running water, heat, and sewage systems.

Staff (2020-03-03). US Is Not Prepared for Coronavirus. We Need a Massive Expansion of Health Care. truthout.org The coronavirus (COVID-19) is in its very early stages in the United States so it is too early to predict its full impacts. The World Health Organization reports that COVID-19 has Six people have already died f…

John Buell (2020-03-03). A US ruled for and by the Rich leaves Workers at Risk for Coronavirus. zcomm.org There are policy responses far short of a social revolution that would address these strains. Paid sick leave more work at home four day workweek, universal healthcare, and job guarantees would be a good start…

Andrew W. Saul (2020-03-03). China Treating Coronavirus COVID-19 with Intravenous Vitamin C. globalresearch.ca Intravenous vitamin C is already being employed in China against COVID-19 coronavirus. I am receiving regular updates because I am part of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board to the International Intravenous Vitamin C China Epidemic Medical Support Team. Its …

The Canary (2020-03-03). There is no need to 'panic buy' food, government adviser says. thecanary.co There is "absolutely no reason" for the British public to panic buy food or other supplies due to coronavirus fears, the government's chief scientific adviser has said. | Patrick Vallance said measures would be taken if homes were put under quarantine and appropriate steps taken for places such as care homes. | His comments came after Ocado warned that people are placing larger orders than usual and other supermarkets worked up contingency plans. | In some places, supermarket and pharmacy shelves have been cleared out of antibacterial gel and other supplies. | Speaking to reporters as the government's battle plan…

WSWS (2020-03-03). Lack of preparedness puts US health care workers at greatest risk from coronavirus. wsws.org The risks facing health care workers are bound up with the lack of preparedness of US hospitals and other health care facilities, the underfunding of public health and the subordination of medical care to profit.

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-03-03). The US Is Not Prepared For Coronavirus: We Need To Take Action. dissidentvoice.org The coronavirus (COVID-19) is in its very early stages in the United States so it is too early to predict its full impacts. The World Health Organization reports that COVID-19 has stricken more than 86,000 people around the world, killing nearly 3,000 and has spread to at least 60 countries. The global march of COVID-19 looks unstoppable. On …

Staff (2020-03-03). Experts Warn U.S. Health Care System Is 'Woefully Unprepared' for Coronavirus. truthdig.com In an open letter, National Nurses United members call on the federal government to increase screenings, make vaccines free and more.

WSWS (2020-03-03). Governments skimp on funds to fight the coronavirus, open cash spigots for the banks. wsws.org While only a pittance is available to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which threatens to kill millions of people, unlimited funds are being made available to bail out the financial elite.

news.un (2020-03-03). DR Congo: With Ebola on the wane, UN agencies prepare to combat coronavirus. news.un.org After more than a year of battling an Ebola virus outbreak that killed more than 2,200 people, UN officials are "cautiously optimistic" that the epidemic in the northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will soon be history as the country gears up to face the emerging threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Irwin Jerome (2020-03-03). Ancestral Lands and Canada's First Nations: Whose Ways Must Take Precedence to Heal Mother Earth. globalresearch.ca A dispute between the traditional hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suewet'en First Nation of Northern British Columbia and Government of Canada recently erupted over the construction of a TC Energy Coastal Gas pipeline through their unceded territories. This controversy is akin …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-03-03). Analysis: On Hanging from the Blades of a Bulldozer: Al-Naem is Every Palestinian. imemc.org By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle How is one to apply rational political analysis to what is inherently irrational? What kind of political theory must one consult to formulate and test hypotheses when the information at hand is so grizzly, sadistic, and reeking with unbearable contradictions? Seeing the gaunt body …

Ali Salam (2020-03-03). On Israeli Election Day, Israeli Forces Impose Total Closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip. imemc.org The Israeli army imposed a comprehensive closure on the West Bank and Gaza due to the Israeli elections on Monday. The closure was imposed from midnight on Sunday until early Tuesday morning, due to the Israelis going to the polls for the Presidential and "Knesset" elections. The Israeli army said …

splcenter (2020-03-03). Deportation is a death sentence, and our government's hands are bloody. splcenter.org Deadly violence is inescapable for hundreds of returned Salvadoran migrants. This small, Central American country is the murder capital of the world.

Stephen Lendman (2020-03-03). Are Dems Rigging Things for Biden? globalresearch.ca The hugely corrupted US political process is too debauched to fix, ordinary Americans with no say over how they're governed. | Elections when held are political theater. Back-room deal-making decides things, not voters. | Going to the polls is a waste of …

Eric A. Gordon (2020-03-03). 'Requiem: This Earth, Our Home': A high school chorus tackles climate change. peoplesworld.org VAN NUYS, Calif.—A requiem is the Latin mass for the dead. High school students at Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley know perfectly well the Earth is not dead. Yet. But the way things are going…. Requiem: This Earth, Our Home is the latest entry in the catalogue of works created …

John Talberth (2020-03-03). To Save Our Climate We Need Taller Trees Not Taller Wooden Buildings. counterpunch.org To many of us working at the intersection of forest conservation and climate stability recent opinions and news coverage of proposals to fill our cities with tall wooden buildings presents not a stirring vision of sustainability but a nightmarish scenario of a land base increasingly scarred by clearcuts, logging roads and small diameter tree plantations at a time when

Thomas Klikauer — Norman Simms (2020-03-03). The Economics of Democratic Socialism. counterpunch.org The fact that capitalism is authoritarian is nothing really new and the fact that it needs to be replaced by democratic socialism is also nothing new. What is new is that there are three new arguments that outline why such a shift is urgently needed. The first argument is that "our" (!) current economy works

George Wuerthner (2020-03-03). Water is a Privilege Not a Right: Bleeding the Deschutes River. counterpunch.org The Deschutes River was once one of the gems of the West. Due to numerous springs, its flow was nearly constant throughout the year. Clean and cold, it supported huge numbers of native trout, and other associated wildlife like the river otter, mink, bald eagles, and Oregon spotted frog. Sadly, the river has been degraded

Paul Street (2020-03-03). Primary Notes from a Shit-Hole Superpower: Crashing the Party from the Top Down. counterpunch.org 12 noon: Just to be clear, the Dem establishment will gladly enable a second fascistic and ecocidal Trump term before it will get behind a progressive Dem/Sanders nomination. The neoilberal Dem masters will do everything they can, including sabotage of Sanders, to sustain the party's status as a thoroughgoing ruling class institutional asset. They are

Jonathan Latham (2020-03-03). Researchers Are Substantially Undercounting Gene-Editing Errors. counterpunch.org The standard gene-editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, frequently produces a type of DNA mutation that ordinary genetic analysis misses, claims new research published in the journal Science Advances. In describing these findings the researchers called such oversights "serious pitfalls" of gene editing (Skryabin et al., 2020). In all, the new results suggest that gene-editing is more error-prone

Tracy Keeling (2020-03-03). While everyone obsessed over Priti Patel, the Tory Party quietly revealed a scandalous fact. thecanary.co Priti Patel's behaviour towards her cabinet colleagues is a hot topic right now. The home secretary stands accused of bullying, and a number of her allies have subsequently rushed to Just as important though, if not more, is how politicians behave towards the public they are meant to represent. And although it's not getting nearly as much attenti…

Fight Back (2020-03-03). LA District Attorney Lacey's husband brandishes firearm at Black Lives Matters activists. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – For nearly three years, activists have been trying to get Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey to open her doors to them. This morning, March 2, the front door to Lacey's house was indeed opened, but with a gun pointed at the activists. | In the early morning, numerous activists from Black Lives Matter (BLM) Los Angeles staged a protest outside of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey's house. David Lacey, husband of Jackie Lacey, opened the door, and without warning aimed a gun at the activists. His finger on the trigger, Mr. Lacey repeatedly yelled, "Get off of my porch!" | Dr. Meli…

Junaid S. Ahmad (2020-03-03). The US-Taliban 'Peace Deal'? Imperial State Criminality and Terrorism, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and "Restorative Justice" globalresearch.ca March 2nd, was the birthday of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. People may be forgiven (should they be?) for forgetting about Aafia since these seventeen birthdays of hers have gone by with her incarcerated, humiliated, tortured, and God knows what in …

Johan Valentin (2020-03-03). Hundreds of Israeli Settlers Storm al-Aqsa Mosque. imemc.org On Monday, 226 Israeli Settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque while accompanied by a squadron of Israeli police. In 2016, protests erupted at the embattled area after Israeli sSettlers invaded the compound during the last 10 days of Islam's holy month of Ramadan, in contravention of tradition. The Islamic …

Staff (2020-03-03). Barred From Striking, Airline Food Workers Seek Other Ways to Protest. truthout.org Melieni Cruz, who helps prepare the meals passengers eat on airplanes, went thousands of dollars into debt because she couldn't pay her soaring medical bills. "When the doctor found cysts on my ovaries, I had to save for a year to afford the procedure, and my cysts got bigger and more painful the whole time," she said as she picketed the terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). | Cruz works for LSG Sky Chefs, and her union, UNITE HERE Local 2, has been trying to renegotiate the contract…

Reese Erlich (2020-03-03). Iran Goes from Bad to Worse. zcomm.org The hardliners, known here as principalists, won a landslide victory in Iran's February 21 parliamentary elections but without the kind of enthusiasm that marked previous campaigns…

WSWS (2020-03-03). Stop the war on refugees at the Greek-Turkish border! wsws.org The pictures seen around the world over recent days recall the darkest chapters of European history, and expose the true character of the European Union and all capitalist governments throughout the continent.

John Feffer (2020-03-03). Making America Unsafe Again. counterpunch.org Donald Trump is all about boundaries. At a personal level, he doesn't like touching strangers for fear of infection. Politically, he makes no long-lasting close alliances. And geopolitically, he obsesses over strong borders: big walls, more stringent immigration requirements, tariffs on foreign imports. But Trump is nothing if not a walking contradiction. For a guy

Ian Cobain (2020-03-03). 'Religious Operations': How British Propagandists Used Islam to Wage A "Cultural Cold War" globalresearch.ca British government propaganda unit ran covert campaigns across the Middle East for several years at the height of the Cold War, distributing Islamic messages in a bid to counter the appeal of communism. | Recently declassified official papers show that the …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-03-03). Brazil on the Brink of Environmental Collapse. globalresearch.ca A MV Stellar Banner ship with almost 300 thousand tons of iron ore is stuck on the Brazilian coast, just over 10 kilometers from the coast. There is a great risk of sinking, as its hull is on the verge …

WSWS (2020-03-03). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org More than 100,000 Brazilian postal workers are set to strike as teachers in the state of Utah rallied to demand education funding…

Staff (2020-03-03). Some Election-Related Sites Still Run on Software Older Than Many High Schoolers. truthout.org The Richmond, Virginia, website that tells people where to vote and publishes election results runs on a 17-year-old operating system. Software used by election-related sites in Johnston County, North Carolina, and the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, had reached its expiration date, making security updates no longer available. | ProPublica also spotted files that should have been kept hidden because, when identified, they could give hackers a roadmap to the computer system's weaknesses…

Fiona Edwards (2020-03-03). New study reveals that US-backed coup in Bolivia was based on lies. thecanary.co The blatant lies and hypocrisy of the US have been exposed with the publication of a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This shows there Coup 2019 was the real fraud: | The US researchers at MIT have demolished the false claims that the US administration put…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-03-03). Strong Man Legacies: Egypt's Late Hosni Mubarak. globalresearch.ca Reviled strongmen of one era are often the celebrated ones of others. Citizens otherwise tormented find that replacements are poor, in some cases even crueller, than the original artefact. Such strongmen also serve as ideal alibis for rehabilitation: Look at …

Jean Saint-Vil (2020-03-03). Ottawa "Initiative on Haiti": Petition to House of Commons. globalresearch.ca Whereas: | On January 9, 2020, Radio Canada's flagship newscast "Enquête" reported on the "Ottawa Initiative on Haiti" held at the Meech Lake Government Complex on January 31 and February 1, 2003; | No Haitian officials were reportedly invited to the private …

Eric Toussaint (2020-03-03). IMF "Economic Medicine" Imposed on Sri-Lanka: Inhuman at the Micro and Macro Levels. globalresearch.ca The For years, the IMF has been pushing for an end to customs barriers protecting local producers, whether …

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 …

Charles Bogle (2020-03-03). National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood—How the US Military and CIA Go About Their Propaganda Operations. globalresearch.ca In National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood (2017), Dr. Matthew Alford and Tom Secker offer convincing proof that the US Department of Defense, CIA and FBI have for decades used various means to manipulate …

Staff (2020-03-03). Mobile Voting Machines Are Enabling Hard-to-Reach Voters to Cast Ballots. truthout.org Instrumental string music filtered into the sprawling multipurpose room, where a dozen people rolled their hips, stretched their arms and twisted from side to side. Nearby, small groups of women huddled over elaborate needlepoint embroidery while men and women shuffled dominoes and mahjong tiles at game tables. | A crowd formed outside an adjoining room of the AltaMed Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) center in Chinatown, where several seniors, some using canes, walkers and whe…

news.un (2020-03-03). World remains a 'violent, highly discriminatory place' for girls. news.un.org Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women's conference in China — a milestone in advancing equal rights — violence against women and girls is not only common, but widely accepted, a new UN report revealed on Wednesday.

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2020-03-03). Billionaire Power and Politics. zcomm.org I watched the last two Democratic presidential debates with heavy heart. Not a single question about the engulfing catastrophe of climate change…

Fréa Lockley (2020-03-03). To tackle climate catastrophe, our government must end the arms trade. thecanary.co An important new

Dean Baker (2020-03-03). Do Stockholders Look Forward to a Decade of Very Low Returns? counterpunch.org In spite of completely missing the crash of the stock bubble in 2000-2002 and the housing bubble in 2007-2010, people tend to think that the big actors in the stock market have great insight into the economy's prospects. While I won't claim to have a crystal ball that predicts the future of the economy (I

Joyce Nelson (2020-03-03). Bloomberg & Occupy Wall Street. counterpunch.org It is strange, to say the least, that Michael Bloomberg's role in shutting down Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has been overlooked so far during his presidential campaign. While his "stop-and-frisk" racist policies as New York City Mayor have rightly been the focus of critical attention, nothing seems to have been said about his hostility toward

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Video: Syrian Armed Forces Teach '2nd Strongest NATO Army' Painful Lesson in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-04
Units of the Russian Military Police entered the town of Saraqib in eastern Idlib following the second liberation of the town from al-Qaeda terrorists and Turkish forces. According to the Russian military, the deployment took place at 5: 00pm local time …
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Coronavirus vs. the Mass Surveillance State: Which Poses the Greater Threat?
John W. Whitehead | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-04
If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that'll outwit the …
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Daring to Kiss: Coronavirus and the Butterfly Effect
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-04
At some point, it seemed like a slow burner, gathering attention with each press release from the World Health Organisation. When talking about a threat, language is everything. With more cases of COVID-19 being identified, the panic that comes from …
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From Monroe to Trump. US Sponsored Military Coups in Latin America
Elson Concepción Pérez | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-04
The current U.S. President again threatens military action against Venezuela and continues sanctioning governments and companies with ties to the Bolivarian Republic and Cuba | *** | More than 200 years have passed since James Monroe became the fifth president of the …
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Denver students celebrate Black History Month
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-04
Denver, CO – Denver Students for a Democratic Society hosted local Denver activist Shareef Aleem for an event about radical Black history in the U.S., Feb. 25, as a part of Black History Month. At the event, Aleem discussed the history of radical Black activism, as well as how Black art and culture has been seized and stolen for generations. Aleem, an activist for over 20 years, has been involved in numerous groups, particularly in the peace movement and in the movement for police accountability. | "Anything Black people have in this country, somebody spilled their blood over," Aleem noted in his speech. Aleem th…
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Eyewitness Venezuela: Sanctions kill but Venezuelans stand strong
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-04
Minneapolis, MN – Over 40 people gathered March 1 to hear Brad Sigal and Sarah Martin talk about their experience at the third World Anti-Imperialist Congress in Venezuela. This Congress was attended by over 1500 delegates from 73 countries in January, included a delegation from Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). The delegates were able to bring their organizational and individual experience to Caracas to work with each other on resisting imperialism. | Since Nicolás Maduro was elected president, the U.S. has ratcheted up sanctions, currency manipulation, and backed coup attempts to destabilize Venezuela…
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'Unsanitary & dangerous!' Trump concern-trolls 'Mini Mike' over awkward finger-licking amid coronavirus epidemic
rt.com | 2020-03-04
US President Donald Trump cautioned his billionaire Democratic rival Mike Bloomberg about the gross-out unhygienic behavior on display in a TikTok video apparently posted by his campaign. Score one for the mega-troll. | "Don't lick your dirty fingers," Trump tweeted at his adversary "Mini Mike" on Tuesday evening as voting results for Super Tuesday primaries began to surface. "Both unsanitary and dangerous to others and yourself!" | Mini Mike, don't lick your dirty fingers. Both unsanitary and dangerous to others and yourself! pic.twitter.com/LsKLZNeZL9– Donald J. Tr…
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First Super Tuesday results: Biden takes Virginia & North Carolina; Vermont called for Sanders
rt.com | 2020-03-04
Joe Biden has won the Virginia primary in a landslide, and mainstream media outlets are predicting he will win the most delegates in North Carolina as well. Bernie Sanders is leading in his home state of Vermont. | At stake in the first contests on Tuesday are Virginia's 99 delegates and Vermont's 16. Polls in the two states closed at 7 pm Eastern time (midnight GMT). North Carolina has 110 delegates, and was widely expected to be a Biden pickup. | Biden has officially won the state of Virginia, easily coming out on top with 53 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting. Sanders scored just 23 percent, w…
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Establishment Joe-mentum: Biden racks up Super Tuesday wins as party lines up behind him
rt.com | 2020-03-04
Former Vice President Joe Biden has carried the South in the Super Tuesday primaries for the Democrat presidential nomination, riding the wave of endorsements and support from the party establishment. | Exit polls and projections showed Biden poised to get the most delegates from Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee, as well as scoring surprise victories in Minnesota

Sanders leads & sues to keep LA polls open later as California turns into Super Tuesday's biggest prize
rt.com | 2020-03-04
The Bernie Sanders campaign is suing to keep polling places in LA County open past 8pm as wait times of up to four hours and voting machine problems threaten a victory that exit polls place within tantalizing reach. | DETAILS TO FOLLOW | Also on rt.com | | Establishment Joe-mentum: Biden racks up Super Tuesday wins as party lines up behind him…
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Democrat Super Tuesday: Polls close in Texas, Colorado and Minnesota
rt.com | 2020-03-04
Polls are now closed in Colorado, Minnesota and all of Texas in Super Tuesday primaries for the Democratic party's presidential nomination. Joe Biden is hoping to get enough traction to overtake Bernie Sanders. | The Associated Press called Colorado for Sanders when polls closed. With 19 percent of precincts reporting, the Vermont senator has 36.3 percent of the vote, giving him a comfortable lead over second-placer Bloomberg. | Exit polls and media projections suggest Sanders will get the largest share of Colorado's 67 delegates, while Biden is expected to do the same in Minnesota (75 delegates), thanks to th…
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Democrat centrist darling Joe Biden sweeps southern states as polls close in AL, AR, ME, MA & OK
rt.com | 2020-03-04
The second round of Super Tuesday polls for the Democrat presidential nominations have closed, with mainstream outlets calling most states for establishment favorite Joe Biden. | At stake are 52 delegates in Alabama, 31 in Arkansas, 24 in Maine, 91 in Massachusetts and 37 in Oklahoma. Voting was extended in some Tennessee counties (64 delegates) due to disruptions from Monday night's tornadoes. | Alabama was called for Biden within minutes of the polls closing, and with 25 percent of precincts reporting he leads the field with 63.4 percent of the vote. The AP called Arkansas for Biden, leading with 32.9 percen…
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Sanders leads & sues to keep LA polls open later as California turns into Super Tuesday's biggest prize
rt.com | 2020-03-04
The Bernie Sanders campaign is suing to keep polling places in LA County open past 8pm as wait times of up to four hours and voting machine problems threaten a victory that exit polls place within tantalizing reach. | The campaign filed an emergency injunction to keep polls open an additional two hours on Super Tuesday in LA County, where the rollout of a new voting system has – unsurprisingly, perhaps – gone less than smoothly. The new system shuttered thousands of neighborhood polling places in favor of larger regional centers, leaving voters with little choice but to wait in line for up to four hours. | "Mu…
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Big Tech companies cancel conventions over coronavirus fears, but small business hurt the most
rt.com | 2020-03-04
Small businesses catering to conventions and trade shows are feeling the pinch as major technology companies are canceling or postponing their event plans due to fears of the rapidly spreading coronavirus. | Over a dozen Big Tech organizations have either postponed, canceled, or changed their conventions to web-based events, according to ZDNet. | Facebook canceled its F8 developers conference that was scheduled to take place in May in San Jose, California. Google is turni…
rt.com/usa/482249-big-tech-conventions-c…

Grammys and fired female CEO locked in a battle of ugly finger-pointing
rt.com | 2020-03-04
'Get woke, go broke' might be an entertainment industry cliché, but the Grammys are getting a dose of reality, battling with a terminated first female CEO in a perfect storm of opposing narratives and discrimination accusations. | Deborah Dugan was hired in 2019 as the first female CEO and president of the Recording Academy, the organization that runs the Grammy Awards for music. The decision was hailed as a historic moment for diversity in the music industry. However, she was placed on leave in January, just five months into her tenure, with the governing board explaining that she had "consistent management d…
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Boosting Morale: Iranian medical teams launched a "dancing challenge"
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2020-03-04
Iranian medical teams launched a "dancing challenge" in social media, especially on Instagram, to revive morale in combating the Corona Virus outbreak.
iranian.com/2020/03/03/boosting-morale-i…

Super Tuesday Affray
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
March 3, known as "Super Tuesday" in the political realm, is a crucial day for the Democratic Party. On this day, 14 US states are holding their primaries, meaning that over a third of all available delegates needed in order to become the Democratic presidential nominee are up for grabs.
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Strong Turnout for Biden, Sanders on Super Tuesday With Ex-VP Showing Slight Edge
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden had strong performances on Super Tuesday, clinching key states among the fourteen holding contests with the latter having a slight edge.
sputniknews.com/us/202003041078468936-st…

Bloomberg Says He Did Not Realise Elizabeth Warren Was Still In Democratic Race
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has not yet won any of the primaries or caucuses, is expected to drop out of the Democratic race unless she is able to pull off a shock result in one of the states holding primaries on Super Tuesday.
sputniknews.com/us/202003041078467362-bl…

Joe Biden Campaign Rejects Ex-FBI Director James Comey's Endorsement
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
Former Vice President Biden recently won the primary in South Carolina and has been making gains in polls ahead of Super Tuesday, but he is still behind his rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
sputniknews.com/us/202003041078467076-jo…

The West Ignores Turkey's Illegal Deployment of Troops to Syria's Idlib – Russian Military
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The West continues to ignore the deployment of troops by Turkey to Syria's Idlib in violation of international law, spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020030410784…

China's 'Systemic, Structural Response' to COVID-19 Outpaces 'Individual' US Methods
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
The US may not be able to contain the COVID-19 outbreak as effectively as China because of its individual rather than systemic, structural response to the coronavirus, KJ Noh, a peace activist and scholar on the geopolitics of Asia who is a frequent contributor to CounterPunch and Dissident Voice, told Sputnik.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202003041078467…

Pence Says Americans May Be Tested for Coronavirus Even If No Signs of Symptoms
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Vice President Mike Pence told reporters that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided that Americans may be subject to tests for the novel coronavirus even if no symptoms of the disease are visible, according to a White House press pool report.
sputniknews.com/us/202003041078467951-pe…

Coronavirus Death Toll in Mainland China Rises to 2,981
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
The outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) was first registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei Province. Outside China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea have been most affected by the disease.
sputniknews.com/asia/202003041078468087-…

Number of Coronavirus Cases in South Korea Rises to 5,328, 32 Died
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
The outbreak of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) was first registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province, later spreading to at least 72 countries, according to the WHO. Outside China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea have been most affected by the new disease.
sputniknews.com/asia/202003041078467937-…

UNICEF Urgently Needs $64Mln for Humanitarian Aid in Yemen – Regional Spokesperson
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
RIYADH (Sputnik) – UNICEF is in urgent need of $64 million to assist the children in need in conflict-torn Yemen, fund Middle East and North Africa communications chief Juliette Touma said.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020030410784…

Calls for Referendum on Migration in Norway Triggered by Fear of New Migrant Crisis – Prof
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
The recent calls for holding a plebiscite on immigration in Norway should be viewed in the context of a fear that the EU may face a repetition of the 2015-2016 refugee crisis, says Norwegian political scientist Jo Jakobsen, who believes a vote is highly unlikely.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202003041078464…

Macron, IAEA Director-General Discuss Agency's Work in Iran, North Korean Nuclear Programme
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French President Emmanuel Macron, during a meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Rafael Grossi, discussed the agency's work in Iran and the situation with North Korea's nuclear program, the Elysee Palace said in a statement.
sputniknews.com/world/202003041078467598…

US Approves Israel Purchase of 8 KC-46 Tanker Aircraft for $2.4 Billion
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-04
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Department of State approved an Israeli request to buy up to eight KC-46 aerial refueling and military transport aircraft and related equipment in a deal valued at $2.4 billion, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency announced in a press release.
sputniknews.com/military/202003041078467…

Superannuation funds targeted by climate activists
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-04
Climate crisis Andrew ChuterIssue 1256 Australia Divest from fossil fuels UniSuper Market ForcesMarch 4, 2020The superannuation…
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Germany: Far right loses support following racist attacks in Hanau
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-04
neo-fascismIssue 1256 Germany anti-racism far right Alternative for Germany (AfD) BerlinMarch 4, 2020In the aftermath of the recent racist a…
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MALAYSIA: PSM's Jeyakumar Devaraj on the meltdown of Pakatan Harapan govt
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-04
corruption elections Peter BoyleIssue 1256 Malaysia Pakatan Harapan backdoor coupMarch 4, 2020After a week of political crisis, betrayal…
greenleft.org.au/content/malaysia-psms-j…

Neoliberal Globalization Is Pushing Humanity "Towards the Edge"
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
There have been a number of harmful consequences as a result of the neoliberal era, which emerged in the late 1970s, taking off during the tenures of Ronald Reagan (US president, 1981-1989) and Margaret Thatcher (British prime minister, 1979-1990). There …
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American Fuhrer–Corrupt Rampage Against Americans
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-03
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…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/03/american-fuh…

Masterfully Baiting the Reds for a Dick's Re-Election
Jennifer Matsui | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-03
If we define "Russian" during this latest Red Scare as being opposed to war, and not supporting an oligarchy or its neoliberal agenda, then 'guilty as charged'. I'm a Russian. You probably are, too, if you hold certain beliefs that contradict the official corporate State/DNC narrative

Super Tuesday Is an Election Security Acid Test
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-03
Tuesday's presidential primaries across 14 states mark the first major security test since the 2018 midterm elections, with state and local election officials saying they are prepared to deal with everything from equipment problems to false information about the coronavirus. | States have been racing to shore up cybersecurity defenses, replace aging and vulnerable voting equipment and train for worst-case scenarios since it became clear that Russia had launched a sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. U.S. of…
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COVID-19 Upends Political Landscape and Global Economy
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-03
We knew the Democratic primary campaign was going to be exciting and sure enough, it is. Bernie Sanders is now the front-runner and, despite all efforts by the establishment Democrats to derail his campaign, he crushed the competition in the Nevada primary and shows no sign of slowing down as Super Tuesday approaches with enough…
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Sanders Will Likely Win Super Tuesday. The Question Is How Badly Biden Loses
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-03
Joe Biden has had a nice couple of days for himself. His big win in the South Carolina primary

Centrists Will Still Be Split on Super Tuesday, Thanks to Mike Bloomberg
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-03
Joe Biden has had a nice couple of days for himself. His big win in the South Carolina primary

I Hope We Are Witnessing the Last Gasp of the Ruling Class, Says Cornel West
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-03
Today people in 14 states and American Samoa go to the polls for Super Tuesday. About a third of the delegates needed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination are at stake. This comes after former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the race on Sunday and Monday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. As the race heats up, billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to stay in the race. This will be the first time he…
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Democratic Centrists Line Up Behind Biden in Hopes of Defeating Sanders
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-03
Millions of voters in 14 states are heading to the polls today for Super Tuesday, as Democratic centrists coalesce around former Vice President Joe Biden as their best shot to defeat front-runner Bernie Sanders. Just ahead of the most decisive day of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar suspended her campaign and endorsed Biden on Monday. Her endorsement came one day after former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the race. Both joined Biden on the cam…
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A Final, Super Tuesday Plea to Warren Voters
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-03
Now is the moment to unite the progressive vote to assure a win for progressive policies. The establishment's hopes to overrule the voter results and instate a corporate candidate at a second-round brokered DNC convention makes clear that Super Tuesday is an all-progressives-hands-on-deck for this country. | If the voters fail to lock down the necessary votes when that is still possible, it will lead to a brokered convention–likely pitting Joe Biden against Bernie Sanders. | It's also likely that Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar dropped out to help the corporatists get the numbers they need. | But if you ta…
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What's at stake on Super Tuesday?
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-03
The biggest day in the Democratic primary is here: Super Tuesday. There will be over 1,300 delegates up for grabs across 14 states. The remaining Democratic presidential candidates are hoping to grab at least one-third of these delegates, as it would give any one of them a lead that will be impossible to overcome before …
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Tulsi Gabbard denounces election interference by US intelligence agencies
wsws.org | 2020-03-03
The congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate attacked planted media articles claiming that Russia was backing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
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Why the American Ruling Class Fears Bernie Sanders
Eric Sommer | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
The American ruling class clearly fears that Bernie Sanders might become president of the U.S.. Due to his massive victory in the Democratic primary vote in the state of Nevada, and his ever-growing support across the U.S., the American intelligence | …
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If Sanders is Robbed of the Nomination, It's Time for the VotePact Strategy
Sam Husseini | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-03
Right now, the entire Democratic Party apparatus and allied corporate media are working to ensure that Sen. Bernie Sanders does not get the Democratic nomination even if he gets a plurality of delegates and votes in the primaries. The Democratic Party establishment seems to be gearing up for a brokered convention which will anoint an establishment…
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The Democratic Establishment May Fear Sanders More Than Trump
Jeff Cohen | truthdig.com | 2020-03-03
Mainstream news outlets keep pounding home the same message

Why the US Would be Better Off With Fewer Billionaires
Chuck Collins | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-03
When folks say that billionaires shouldn't exist, it's nothing personal. Some billionaires are nice enough. Some spend generously on philanthropy. That all sounds great. But we don't need more do-gooder billionaires that give to charity

Inside the Assange courtroom: Kevin Gosztola explains the US-UK assault on press freedom
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-03-03
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with journalist Kevin Gosztola about the trial of Julian Assange. Gosztola was inside the…
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Trump ordered Assange's seizure by British police and wanted him dead
wsws.org | 2020-03-03
Assange is part-way through a show trial that began last week to decide on his extradition to the US, where he faces 175 years in prison on espionage charges.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/03/assa…

Turkey and Russia lock horns in Syria as fear of outright war escalates
Mehmet Ozalp | zcomm.org | 2020-03-03
As the nine-year Syrian civil war enters its final turn, Turkey and Russia, long-time allies in Syria, are on the brink of war over the Syrian province of Idlib…
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Turkey in Syria: Down a Blind Alley in an Unwinnable War?
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
Fighting in northern Syria has escalated as Syrian forces retake the last remaining bastions of foreign-funded militants and encircle, cut-off, and in some cases catch in the crossfire their Turkish backers. | Turkey had been making some promising steps in the …
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Video: Syrian Army Recaptures Saraqib from Erdogan Forces as Syrian-Turkish Conflict in Idlib Intensifies
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
Turkey and Syria are in a state of undeclared war. Ankara shied away to declare the war officially and the scale of its operations is much lower than in the event of a full-scale open conflict. However, Turkish forces, including …
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Washington-led NATO's War on Syria and Syrians
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
Washington-led NATO and their allies support all of the terrorists in Syria, hence, the terrorists are appropriately named NATO terrorists. NATO has command and control (1) of all of the terrorists. Turkey, currently in the limelight for its supreme criminality, …
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UN 'determined to stand by the people of Syria' says Lowcock, as grave humanitarian crisis intensifies around Idlib
news.un.org | 2020-03-03
The United Nations is "determined to stand by" civilians across Syria's war-torn northwest, as "a grave humanitarian crisis" continues, the UN emergency relief chief said on Tuesday.
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Six Year Old Kaia Rolle, Handcuffed by Orlando Police and Arrested: How Many More, and for How Long Is this America?
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
While fretting over refugee children in freezing tents along Turkey's border, or Nargis Fazili's family fleeing Afghanistan across (see this), or lone migrant children caged in U.S. detention centers, we may barely register what happens to American children like …
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Afghan Peace Deal: Observations, Loopholes, and Expectations
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
The US and the Taliban signed an historic peace deal on Saturday in the Qatari capital of Doha which sets the timeline and conditions for the full withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, with this landmark agreement giving credible reasons …
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For Afghanistan, the Doha Accord Is Just the Beginning
Zubeida Mustafa | truthdig.com | 2020-03-03
Truthdig is proud to present this article as part of Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting, a series from a network of female correspondents around the world who are dedicated to pursuing truth within their countries and elsewhere. | In normal times, Saturday would have been a red-letter day. The deal signed by the Taliban and the U.S. in Doha, Qatar, promised peace to a land torn by war for over four decades. | But these are not normal times

Coronavirus hits Russia as further news emerges of healthcare system in crisis
wsws.org | 2020-03-03
A man returning from Italy tested positive for the coronavirus in Moscow on the same day that a federal audit revealed that thousands of the country's healthcare facilities for children lack running water, heat, and sewage systems.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/03/covr…

A US ruled for and by the Rich leaves Workers at Risk for Coronavirus
John Buell | zcomm.org | 2020-03-03
There are policy responses far short of a social revolution that would address these strains. Paid sick leave more work at home four day workweek, universal healthcare, and job guarantees would be a good start…
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Why Are Stocks Crashing?
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
There are three main reasons why stocks are falling hard. | 1– Uncertainty. It's impossible for investors to gauge the economic impact of the rapidly-spreading coronavirus or its effect on stock prices. Investors buy stocks with the expectation that their investment …
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Lack of preparedness puts US health care workers at greatest risk from coronavirus
wsws.org | 2020-03-03
The risks facing health care workers are bound up with the lack of preparedness of US hospitals and other health care facilities, the underfunding of public health and the subordination of medical care to profit.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/03/heal…

China Treating Coronavirus COVID-19 with Intravenous Vitamin C
Andrew W. Saul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
Intravenous vitamin C is already being employed in China against COVID-19 coronavirus. I am receiving regular updates because I am part of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board to the International Intravenous Vitamin C China Epidemic Medical Support Team. Its …
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DR Congo: With Ebola on the wane, UN agencies prepare to combat coronavirus
news.un.org | 2020-03-03
After more than a year of battling an Ebola virus outbreak that killed more than 2,200 people, UN officials are "cautiously optimistic" that the epidemic in the northeast Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will soon be history as the country gears up to face the emerging threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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US Is Not Prepared for Coronavirus. We Need a Massive Expansion of Health Care
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-03
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is in its very early stages in the United States so it is too early to predict its full impacts. The World Health Organization reports that COVID-19 has stricken more than 90,000 people around the world, killing nearly 3,110 and has spread to at least 62 countries. The global march of COVID-19 looks unstoppable. | Six people have already died f…
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Experts Warn U.S. Health Care System Is 'Woefully Unprepared' for Coronavirus
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-03
In an open letter, National Nurses United members call on the federal government to increase screenings, make vaccines free and…
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The US Is Not Prepared For Coronavirus: We Need To Take Action
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-03
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is in its very early stages in the United States so it is too early to predict its full impacts. The World Health Organization reports that COVID-19 has stricken more than 86,000 people around the world, killing nearly 3,000 and has spread to at least 60 countries. The global march of COVID-19 looks unstoppable. On …
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Governments skimp on funds to fight the coronavirus, open cash spigots for the banks
wsws.org | 2020-03-03
While only a pittance is available to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which threatens to kill millions of people, unlimited funds are being made available to bail out the financial elite.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/03/pers…

There is no need to 'panic buy' food, government adviser says
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-03
There is "absolutely no reason" for the British public to panic buy food or other supplies due to coronavirus fears, the government's chief scientific adviser has said. | Patrick Vallance said measures would be taken if homes were put under quarantine and appropriate steps taken for places such as care homes. | His comments came after Ocado warned that people are placing larger orders than usual and other supermarkets worked up contingency plans. | In some places, supermarket and pharmacy shelves have been cleared out of antibacterial gel and other supplies. | Speaking to reporters as the government's battle plan…
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Ancestral Lands and Canada's First Nations: Whose Ways Must Take Precedence to Heal Mother Earth
Irwin Jerome | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
A dispute between the traditional hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suewet'en First Nation of Northern British Columbia and Government of Canada recently erupted over the construction of a TC Energy Coastal Gas pipeline through their unceded territories. This controversy is akin …
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Analysis: On Hanging from the Blades of a Bulldozer: Al-Naem is Every Palestinian
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-03-03
By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle How is one to apply rational political analysis to what is inherently irrational? What kind of political theory must one consult to formulate and test hypotheses when the information at hand is so grizzly, sadistic, and reeking with unbearable contradictions? Seeing the gaunt body …
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On Israeli Election Day, Israeli Forces Impose Total Closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-03-03
The Israeli army imposed a comprehensive closure on the West Bank and Gaza due to the Israeli elections on Monday. The closure was imposed from midnight on Sunday until early Tuesday morning, due to the Israelis going to the polls for the Presidential and "Knesset" elections. The Israeli army said …
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Deportation is a death sentence, and our government's hands are bloody
splcenter.org | 2020-03-03
Deadly violence is inescapable for hundreds of returned Salvadoran migrants. This small, Central American country is the murder capital of the world.
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Are Dems Rigging Things for Biden?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
The hugely corrupted US political process is too debauched to fix, ordinary Americans with no say over how they're governed. | Elections when held are political theater. Back-room deal-making decides things, not voters. | Going to the polls is a waste of …
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LA District Attorney Lacey's husband brandishes firearm at Black Lives Matters activists
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-03
Los Angeles, CA – For nearly three years, activists have been trying to get Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey to open her doors to them. This morning, March 2, the front door to Lacey's house was indeed opened, but with a gun pointed at the activists. | In the early morning, numerous activists from Black Lives Matter (BLM) Los Angeles staged a protest outside of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey's house. David Lacey, husband of Jackie Lacey, opened the door, and without warning aimed a gun at the activists. His finger on the trigger, Mr. Lacey repeatedly yelled, "Get off of my porch!" | Dr. Meli…
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The US-Taliban 'Peace Deal'? Imperial State Criminality and Terrorism, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and "Restorative Justice"
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
March 2nd, was the birthday of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. People may be forgiven (should they be?) for forgetting about Aafia since these seventeen birthdays of hers have gone by with her incarcerated, humiliated, tortured, and God knows what in …
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Hundreds of Israeli Settlers Storm al-Aqsa Mosque
Johan Valentin | imemc.org | 2020-03-03
On Monday, 226 Israeli Settlers stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque while accompanied by a squadron of Israeli police. In 2016, protests erupted at the embattled area after Israeli sSettlers invaded the compound during the last 10 days of Islam's holy month of Ramadan, in contravention of tradition. The Islamic …
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Barred From Striking, Airline Food Workers Seek Other Ways to Protest
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-03
Melieni Cruz, who helps prepare the meals passengers eat on airplanes, went thousands of dollars into debt because she couldn't pay her soaring medical bills. "When the doctor found cysts on my ovaries, I had to save for a year to afford the procedure, and my cysts got bigger and more painful the whole time," she said as she picketed the terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). | Cruz works for LSG Sky Chefs, and her union, UNITE HERE Local 2, has been trying to renegotiate the contract…
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While everyone obsessed over Priti Patel, the Tory Party quietly revealed a scandalous fact
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2020-03-03
Priti Patel's behaviour towards her cabinet colleagues is a hot topic right now. The home secretary stands accused of bullying, and a number of her allies have subsequently rushed to Twitter to declare that they 'stand with' Patel. | Just as important though, if not more, is how politicians behave towards the public they are meant to represent. And although it's not getting nearly as much attenti…
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Primary Notes from a Shit-Hole Superpower: Crashing the Party from the Top Down
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-03
12 noon: Just to be clear, the Dem establishment will gladly enable a second fascistic and ecocidal Trump term before it will get behind a progressive Dem/Sanders nomination. The neoilberal Dem masters will do everything they can, including sabotage of Sanders, to sustain the party's status as a thoroughgoing ruling class institutional asset. They are…
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Iran Goes from Bad to Worse
Reese Erlich | zcomm.org | 2020-03-03
The hardliners, known here as principalists, won a landslide victory in Iran's February 21 parliamentary elections but without the kind of enthusiasm that marked previous campaigns…
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Stop the war on refugees at the Greek-Turkish border!
wsws.org | 2020-03-03
The pictures seen around the world over recent days recall the darkest chapters of European history, and expose the true character of the European Union and all capitalist governments throughout the continent.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/03/comm…

Making America Unsafe Again
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-03
Donald Trump is all about boundaries. At a personal level, he doesn't like touching strangers for fear of infection. Politically, he makes no long-lasting close alliances. And geopolitically, he obsesses over strong borders: big walls, more stringent immigration requirements, tariffs on foreign imports. But Trump is nothing if not a walking contradiction. For a guy…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/03/making-ameri…

'Religious Operations': How British Propagandists Used Islam to Wage A "Cultural Cold War"
Ian Cobain | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
British government propaganda unit ran covert campaigns across the Middle East for several years at the height of the Cold War, distributing Islamic messages in a bid to counter the appeal of communism. | Recently declassified official papers show that the …
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Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2020-03-03
More than 100,000 Brazilian postal workers are set to strike as teachers in the state of Utah rallied to demand education funding…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/03/wrkr…

Brazil on the Brink of Environmental Collapse
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
A MV Stellar Banner ship with almost 300 thousand tons of iron ore is stuck on the Brazilian coast, just over 10 kilometers from the coast. There is a great risk of sinking, as its hull is on the verge …
globalresearch.ca/brazil-brink-environme…

Some Election-Related Sites Still Run on Software Older Than Many High Schoolers
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-03
The Richmond, Virginia, website that tells people where to vote and publishes election results runs on a 17-year-old operating system. Software used by election-related sites in Johnston County, North Carolina, and the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, had reached its expiration date, making security updates no longer available. | ProPublica also spotted files that should have been kept hidden because, when identified, they could give hackers a roadmap to the computer system's weaknesses…
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New study reveals that US-backed coup in Bolivia was based on lies
Fiona Edwards | thecanary.co | 2020-03-03
The blatant lies and hypocrisy of the US have been exposed with the publication of a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This shows there was no fraud in Bolivia's presidential election last October. | Coup 2019 was the real fraud: | The US researchers at MIT have demolished the false claims that the US administration put…
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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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National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood–How the US Military and CIA Go About Their Propaganda Operations
Charles Bogle | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
In National Security Cinema: The Shocking New Evidence of Government Control in Hollywood (2017), Dr. Matthew Alford and Tom Secker offer convincing proof that the US Department of Defense, CIA and FBI have for decades used various means to manipulate …
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Strong Man Legacies: Egypt's Late Hosni Mubarak
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
Reviled strongmen of one era are often the celebrated ones of others. Citizens otherwise tormented find that replacements are poor, in some cases even crueller, than the original artefact. Such strongmen also serve as ideal alibis for rehabilitation: Look at …
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Ottawa "Initiative on Haiti": Petition to House of Commons
Jean Saint-Vil | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-03
Whereas: | On January 9, 2020, Radio Canada's flagship newscast "Enquête" reported on the "Ottawa Initiative on Haiti" held at the Meech Lake Government Complex on January 31 and February 1, 2003; | No Haitian officials were reportedly invited to the private …
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Mobile Voting Machines Are Enabling Hard-to-Reach Voters to Cast Ballots
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-03
Instrumental string music filtered into the sprawling multipurpose room, where a dozen people rolled their hips, stretched their arms and twisted from side to side. Nearby, small groups of women huddled over elaborate needlepoint embroidery while men and women shuffled dominoes and mahjong tiles at game tables. | A crowd formed outside an adjoining room of the AltaMed Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) center in Chinatown, where several seniors, some using canes, walkers and whe…
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World remains a 'violent, highly discriminatory place' for girls
news.un.org | 2020-03-03
Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women's conference in China

To Save Our Climate We Need Taller Trees Not Taller Wooden Buildings
John Talberth | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-03
To many of us working at the intersection of forest conservation and climate stability recent opinions and news coverage of proposals to fill our cities with tall wooden buildings presents not a stirring vision of sustainability but a nightmarish scenario of a land base increasingly scarred by clearcuts, logging roads and small diameter tree plantations at a time when…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/03/to-save-our-…

'Requiem: This Earth, Our Home': A high school chorus tackles climate change
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-03
VAN NUYS, Calif.–A requiem is the Latin mass for the dead. High school students at Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley know perfectly well the Earth is not dead. Yet. But the way things are going…. Requiem: This Earth, Our Home is the latest entry in the catalogue of works created …
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Billionaire Power and Politics
Evaggelos Vallianatos | zcomm.org | 2020-03-03
I watched the last two Democratic presidential debates with heavy heart. Not a single question about the engulfing catastrophe of climate change…
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To tackle climate catastrophe, our government must end the arms trade
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2020-03-03
An important new report calls on the government to end its focus on military power in order to deal with the climate crisis. On 3 March, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) will present the report to parliament. As the group notes, the UK government "spends more than twice as much on military" as it does on taking climate action. The report calls for a radical change in the way the government allocates money, in order to tackle climate crisis: "the most urgent threat to human security worldwide". |
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/03/03/to-t…

Researchers Are Substantially Undercounting Gene-Editing Errors
Jonathan Latham | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-03
The standard gene-editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, frequently produces a type of DNA mutation that ordinary genetic analysis misses, claims new research published in the journal Science Advances. In describing these findings the researchers called such oversights "serious pitfalls" of gene editing (Skryabin et al., 2020). In all, the new results suggest that gene-editing is more error-prone…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/03/researchers-…

Bloomberg & Occupy Wall Street
Joyce Nelson | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-03
It is strange, to say the least, that Michael Bloomberg's role in shutting down Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has been overlooked so far during his presidential campaign. While his "stop-and-frisk" racist policies as New York City Mayor have rightly been the focus of critical attention, nothing seems to have been said about his hostility toward…
counterpunch.org/2020/03/03/bloomberg-oc…