Daily Archives: March 8, 2020

2020-03-08: News Headlines

South Front (2020-03-08). Video: Syrian Army Win Battle Against Erdogan Forces in Idlib, but War Is Far from Over. globalresearch.ca The first days of March broke the dreams of the Turkish political and military leadership of a swift victory over the Syrian Armed Forces. Operation Spring Shield failed to achieve the goal officially declared by top Turkish officials — to …

Prof. Tim Anderson (2020-03-08). International Women's Day: Syria says YES to Women, and NO to Wahhabis. globalresearch.ca Image. Prof. Tim Anderson | First published by GR on March 8, 2016 | On International Women's Day — The Syrian Arab Republic — the only genuinely pluralist nation in the region — was the first country in the Middle East and …

Staff (2020-03-08). Voices From America's Brutal Prisons. truthdig.com "Prison Truth: The Story of the San Quentin News" | In 2017, Oprah Winfrey visited Pelican Bay State Prison in California for "60 Minutes" and openly empathized with an inmate's predicament. It was a departure from the standard primetime interviews with an inmate in which the journalist extracts lurid details about crimes. (Dr. Phil once asked a man convicted of murdering his mother with a sledgehammer what it sounded like.) | As celebrated journalist and UC Berkeley professor William Dr…

Tom Coburg (2020-03-08). A note reveals exactly why the Julian Assange extradition case is based on lies. thecanary.co A handwritten note by

teleSUR (2020-03-08). Mexico Vows to End Violence Against Indigenous Women. telesurenglish.net In recent years, the violence against women in Mexico has reached alarming figures, and the wave of femicides has soared to a record 1,010 victims in 2019. | RELATED: | Statistics reflect the potential danger of being a woman in Mexico, something that gets worse when women belong to an Indigenous community. | Violence against Indigenous women has increased on a daily basis, while discrimination based on gender, et…

teleSUR (2020-03-08). Erdogan Urges Greece to Take in Migrants at the Turkish Border. telesurenglish.net Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the Greek authorities Sunday to open its border gate for the passage of illegal immigrants, who have been waiting in Turkey's northwestern border for the last 10 days to enter Europe. | RELATED: | "These people will not stay in Greece. They will transit to another European country from there," Erdogan said at a meeting in Istanbul, marking International Women's Day. | H…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-03-08). COVID-19 Coronavirus: Timeline and Analysis. globalresearch.ca On January 30, a far-reaching decision was taken by the WHO without the support of expert opinion at a time when the coronavirus outbreak was limited to Mainland China. 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken, 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc. In early March, 430 cases in the US.

Staff (2020-03-08). Protests and Celebrations Mark Women's Day, Despite Threats. truthdig.com NEW YORK — From the streets of Manila to the plazas of Santiago, Chile, people around the world marked International Women's Day on Sunday with calls to end exploitation and increase equality. | But tensions marred some celebrations, with police reportedly using tear gas to break up a demonstration by thousands of women in Turkey and security forces arresting demonstrators at a rally in Kyrgyzstan. | "In many different ways or forms, women are being exploited and taken advantage of," Arlene Brosas, the representative of a Filipino advocacy group said during a rally that drew hundreds to the area near the pr…

Joe Emersberger (2020-03-08). WaPo Prints Study That Found Paper Backed an Undemocratic Bolivia Coup. zcomm.org At this point, the OAS report on Bolivia's election should be discarded, except for the purpose of a credible investigation into how such appalling work ever came to be done…

Robert Fantina (2020-03-08). Clinton and Sanders. "No Body Likes Him" Says Hillary. globalresearch.ca Former First Lady, New York State Senator, Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton continues to criticize Vermont senator Bernie Sanders whenever the opportunity to do so presents itself. 'Nobody likes him', says she, despite the millions …

Robert Scheer (2020-03-08). Bernie Sanders Is Trying to Save the Democratic Party From Itself. truthdig.com The class war that gave rise to Sanders' campaign is the fault of a long line of corporate Democrats like Joe Biden, and voters know it.

Staff (2020-03-08). Kamala Harris Endorses Joe Biden; Jesse Jackson Backs Bernie Sanders. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris endorsed Joe Biden on Sunday and said she would "do everything in my power" to help elect him, becoming the latest dropout from the Democratic race for president to line up behind the former vice president in his battle with Bernie Sanders for the nomination. | The decision by the California senator who was one of three black candidates seeking to challenge President Donald Trump further solidifies the Democratic establishment's move to close circles around Biden after his Super Tuesday success. Her endorsement comes before the next round of primaries, with six states voting Tuesd…

Stephanie K. Baer (2020-03-08). Nurses Can't Protect Themselves And Hospitals Are Unprepared. zcomm.org As the coronavirus spreads in the United States, nurses across the country have said they don't have enough resources to protect themselves from getting sick and hospitals are unprepared to treat patients who are infected…

teleSUR (2020-03-08). Iran's Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 194 Amid New Cases. telesurenglish.net The novel coronavirus has claimed 194 lives in Iran, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced Sunday amid more reports of deaths related to this illness. | RELATED: | Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the ministry, said the total number of the confirmed cases now stands at 6,566, of whom 2,134 have recovered. | The virus itself has also hit several Iranian officials and ministers, with some repo…

Jon Schwarz (2020-03-08). Coronavirus Matters, the Stock Market Doesn't. zcomm.org And Thinking It Does May Literally Kill Us…

Tina Renier (2020-03-08). Globalization and Women's Rights: Economic Restructuring, Women's Experiences and Responses to "Neoliberal Shocks" globalresearch.ca There is a critical nexus between colonial development and economic re-structuring processes in the Third world whereby globalization is an ideological weapon that extends imperial control over ex-colonies through persistent poverty and underdevelopment. | Globalization is also an external war that …

Pepe Escobar (2020-03-08). Putin Saves Erdogan from Himself. globalresearch.ca At the start of their discussion marathon in Moscow on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with arguably the most extraordinary diplomatic gambit of the young 21st century. | Putin said: | "At the beginning of …

Staff (2020-03-08). New Census Algorithm Grossly Miscounts People of Color in the Name of "Privacy" truthout.org The Census Bureau is rolling out a new algorithm intended to protect respondents' privacy — but experts warn the change will significantly miscount minority communities and rural areas. | Specifically, the Census Bureau plans to use a new

Haifa Zangana (2020-03-08). The Iraqi uprising is a quantum leap in collective awareness. zcomm.org The uprising, with the courage and sacrifices of its youth, has given the people hope for real change…

Staff (2020-03-08). Saudis' Arrest of 2 Princes Called a Warning to Royal Family. truthdig.com King Salman's brother and nephew reportedly do not support Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has consolidated power in the kingdom.

teleSUR (2020-03-08). Another Social Leader Killed in Colombia, 54 so Far in 2020. telesurenglish.net The tally of killed social leaders in Colombia continues to add up with impunity, as a local leader was murdered Saturday in the southern department of Cauca, according to authorities and media reports. | RELATED: | Jorge Macana was a promoter of the substitution of the coca leaf crops program and the sacha inchi palm oil project. He was also one of the promoters of the construction of a rural road…

teleSUR (2020-03-08). No Winner Declared for Guyanese Elections Amid Court Hearing. telesurenglish.net The Guyanese Chief Justice Roxane George said on Sunday that the High Court has jurisdiction in a case brought up by a supporter of the PPP seeking full verification of the vote for Region Four at Monday's General elections. | According to the comments from the Justice Minister, it appears that there will be no swearing in ceremony yet, as the court case must be concluded before anyone can be declared a winner. | The High Court will reconvene next Tuesday to discuss the PPP's case and decide whether or not their argument holds any merit to further delay the pronouncement of a winner for this election. | Curren…

teleSUR (2020-03-08). 8M: Latin American women prepare for record feminist marches. telesurenglish.net Millions of women are expected to hit the streets across Latin America on Sunday to mark International Women's Strike, against a backdrop of wider social unrest in the region. | RELATED: | The streets will be painted green and purple, and the shouts of "Latin America will be all feminist!" will be echoed in the main capitals of the region. | The demonstrations are marked this time by growing discontent and the demand to…

Staff (2020-03-08). Italy Quarantines More Than a Quarter of Country to Slow Virus Spread. truthdig.com The drastic step to lock down about 16 million people for nearly a month comes amid mounting restrictions on events around the globe.

Staff (2020-03-08). It's Time to Close the Loopholes That Are Harming the 2020 Election. truthout.org Super Tuesday voting last week was marred by long lines more appropriate for a theme park than a 21st century democracy. In Texas and California, primary voters in multiple polling places had to wait in lines as long as

Staff (2020-03-08). Presidential Candidates: Disclose Your Nondisclosure Agreements. truthout.org "Kill it." | That's what former Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is

Staff (2020-03-08). White House Rewrites EPA Assessment of Chemical Linked to Fetal Heart Damage. truthout.org This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at John DeSesso was on a mission when he entered the halls of the Environmental Protection Agency in late September. Inside the ornate li…

Staff (2020-03-08). Private Utility Monopolies Serve Shareholder Profits. Let's Make Power Public. truthout.org Consider a hypothetical corporation that has a monopoly over millions of people, providing a service that is indispensable to its customers. If it raises prices, customers have no choice but to pay those prices. Recognizing this, the government imposes some regulation. It cannot set arbitrarily high prices, but it negotiates with the government to obtain prices that guarantee a steady profit rate. | To the corporation, this is an acceptable bargain: Profits may not be as high as it likes, but…

RT (2020-03-08). Italy 'QUARANTINES' 16 MILLION people in Lombardy & 14 other provinces in attempt to stop coronavirus outbreak. rt.com Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has signed an emergency decree, virtually locking down the Lombardy region and 14 other provinces until April 3, to curb the spread of coronavirus that killed at least 233 across the country so far. | While the central government stopped short of enforcing a mandatory quarantine and introducing a complete travel ban, calling it a "reduced mobility" regime, the

RT (2020-03-08). 'Open your gates': Erdogan tells Greece how to 'fix' migrant standoff. rt.com Greece should follow Turkey's suit and simply "open the gates" for migrants amassed at the Turkish-Greek border, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, insisting that thousands of people would simply go to other EU countries. | Erdogan shared his wisdom on how to free Athens from the refugee "burden" while speaking in Istanbul on Sunday. | Hey Greece! I appeal to you… open the gates as well and be free of this burden. Let them go to other European countries. | Turkey's president also confirmed he will travel to Brussels on Monday to discuss the migrant situation with the head honchos of the EU, expressing hope…

RT (2020-03-08). 'Everything depends on where you got virus': US & Russian top specialists explain odds of catching Covid-19 & surviving. rt.com Some scientists believe coronavirus, which has already killed thousands around the world, could be a pandemic. RT talked to US & Russian medics about the challenges of containing the virus and chances of surviving the disease. | The novel coronavirus which originated in China has long expanded beyond its borders, infecting thousands in South Korea, Iran and Italy. It seems that the sometimes drastic measures taken by the Chinese and other governments to contain the deadly disease were only partly successful. | So, what exactly are we facing? And should we prepare for the worst? | What is the novel coronavi…

RT (2020-03-08). Brent, WTI futures CRASH 20% over Saudi Arabia-Russia oil price war fears & coronavirus concerns. rt.com Oil prices plunged more than 20% in chaotic market opening, with main crude benchmarks, Brent and WTI, trading below $35 a barrel amid fears of an all-out price war following the collapse of the OPEC output cut deal. | Asian markets opened with a massive gap on Monday, with Brent within seconds falling nearly 30 per cent to $32.05 per barrel, while WTI fell some 27 per cent to around $30 — the lowest since 2016 — before bouncing back slightly, to $35.3 and $32 respectively. | pic.twitter.com/4zsNwt24ud— Robert Rapier (@RRapier) RT (2020-03-08). Coronavirus scares Finnish military away from joint NATO drills in Norway. rt.com Finnish soldiers will not participate in a Cold Response exercise in Norway over coronavirus concerns. The drills were expected to bring together some 15,000 soldiers from 10 countries, but the numbers might shrink over the virus. | The decision to skip the drills was announced by the Finnish Army on Sunday. The country, which is formally not a part of the NATO, was to send 400 soldiers to partake in the alliance's war games, scheduled to take place in the northern Norwegian region of Troms for March 9-19. | "The participation of the Armed Forces in the Cold Response exercise conducted by the Norwegian Armed F…

RT (2020-03-08). 2nd regional Italian head contracts coronavirus, all cultural facilities across the country CLOSED. rt.com Gripped by the deadly coronavirus, which has infected thousands nationwide — a figure which now includes the head of its Piedmont region — Italy has shut down all of its cultural sites and iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum. | Those hoping to marvel at glorious reminders of the Roman Empire by visiting the Colosseum or walking among the ancient ruins of the Forum in central Rome won't be fulfilling their dreams any time soon. Those seeking to enjoy the masterpieces of the great Renaissance masters in Florence's Uffizi Gallery will have to shelve their plans for the time being, too. | Also on rt…

RT (2020-03-08). Coronavirus death toll in Italy rises to 366 from 233 in one day, most cases in Lombardy. rt.com The coronavirus death toll in Italy's region of Lombardy has jumped by over 100 during the past day to 257, according to local officials. Lombardy so far has been hit the worst by the outbreak plaguing Italy's north. | The Lombardy spike has drastically increased the nationwide death toll which jumped to 366. On Saturday, it stood at 233. The all-Italy figures are expected to be released shortly. | The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Italy has also spiked, jumping by over 1,500 to 7,375 affected people on Sunday. | Earlier in the day, Italy's PM Giuseppe Conte effectively put the Lombardy region and 1…

RT (2020-03-08). Does cocaine help with coronavirus? WHO has the answer, but only if you speak one of these languages… rt.com There are a lot of things that won't help you beat the Covid-19 virus: hot baths, garlic, hand dryers… But WHO's myth-busting page is noticeably missing one ineffective remedy (cocaine) in its English-language version. | The World Health Organization (WHO) produced useful

RT (2020-03-08). 'Medical terrorism': Zarif blames US sanctions for widening coronavirus outbreak that killed 145 in Iran, including top officials. rt.com As authorities struggle to contain the outbreak that infected nearly 6,000 in Iran so far, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has accused US President Donald Trump of deliberately exacerbating the crisis with mounting economic pressure. | At least 145 people have died across Iran as of Saturday, while the number of officially confirmed infections has jumped by over a thousand in just one day to 5,823 people, including several top officials. In yet another high-profile case, Fatemeh Rahbar, a newly-elected member of the Iranian Parliament, died of coronavirus on Friday — just a day after Hossein Sheikholeslam, a…

RT (2020-03-08). Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany surpasses 900. rt.com The number of Covid-19 cases in Germany surged by over 200 on Sunday. According to Robert Koch Institute figures, 902 cases have been registered nationwide, including nearly 400 in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The majority of the state's cases originate from the district of Heinsberg, which appears to be the main German hotspot for the virus. | As the numbers soar, German Health Minister Jens Spahn has called for the countrywide cancellation of any public events with more than 1,000 participants in an attempt to curb the outbreak. A number of major events — including a travel fair in Berlin &#150…

RT (2020-03-08). Pyongyang launches THREE 'unidentified projectiles' — South Korean military. rt.com North Korea has reportedly launched three projectiles towards the Sea of Japan, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. The type of missiles is so far unknown. | North Korea had fired two short-range projectiles off its eastern coast just last week, in its first missile test in 2020. | Also on rt.com | | DETAILS TO FOLLOW…

RT (2020-03-08). 'Guilt-tripping misogynist crap': Opinion in The Guardian tells of one feminist's anguish over hiring female cleaner. rt.com Author Sally Howard pondered in The Guardian whether she can have a "clean feminist conscience" if she hires a female cleaner and folks responded with pure shock at the privileged issue. | Howard lamented she used to return home to "a clean kitchen and bathroom and a drenching sense of guilt." Hiring a female to clean her home weighed on her "feminist conscience," so she was inspired to go "undercover" as a cleaner to learn more about the job firsthand for a new book. Working in office buildings and hotels, she says, "I picked used tampons off bathroom carpets and scrubbed bathtub tidemarks and sauces spattere…

RT (2020-03-08). Why hydrogen stocks are soaring. rt.com For decades climate change was a topic for predominantly environmentalists. Since the early 2010s, this has changed dramatically. | The transformation culminated in the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 where the world agreed on a comprehensive path to tackle an existential threat. Consequentially the energy transition has strongly gained in importance as countries around the world are racing to replace their carbon-intensive economies with green alternatives. | The massive installment of wind turbines and solar PVs is the first step. As the energy transition progresses, countries across the globe are confronted…

RT (2020-03-08). Protests, clashes & bare breasts: Rallies mark International Women's Day worldwide (VIDEOS). rt.com Women, and some men, have marched in capitals around the globe over issues ranging from violence against women to patriarchy to climate change. Some chose topless protests, while some others got a rough response from police. | Late on Sunday, activists took to the streets of Turkey's largest city, condemning violence against women, only to be met with a violent police response. | Clashes break out between police & activists at

RT (2020-03-08). 'Nothing but sexism' fumes Daily Mail in a report on Russian military pageants… filled with photos of Russian beauties. rt.com Few things scream 'double standards' as loudly as the Daily Mail accusing Vladimir Putin of running a sexist military in a story containing eyebrow-raising arguments and surrounded by articles that are hardly politically correct. | The Daily Mail tried its hand at being a champion of female emancipation and gender equality, producing a lengthy Russia-bashing piece. The Ruskies are now bad because they demean their brave female fighters, it seems. Their proof? The beauty pageants held for women in uniforms on the occasion of International Women's Day. | Vladimir Putin's armed forces get slammed for being 'sexis…

RT (2020-03-08). This greeting card is ALIVE! Russian soldiers find fancy way to wish female colleagues a happy Women's Day (VIDEO). rt.com Soldiers and officers from Russia's Kantemirovskaya Tank Division came up with a novel way of marking International Women's Day, using their marching skills to create a living 'post-card' for their female colleagues. | March 8 is celebrated in many countries across the world, usually by giving little gifts to women. However, the personnel of the renowned armored division stationed in the Moscow Region decided to take a slightly different path this year. | Instead of conducting a regular marching exercise, the soldiers and officers formed a figure of eight pattern on a parade ground at the division's base. Movi…

RT (2020-03-08). Huawei teaming up with Russia's largest bank to develop cloud services for businesses. rt.com Chinese technology giant Huawei announced this week a strategic partnership with Russia's Sberbank to provide cloud services for Russian businesses. | The clients of SberCloud.Advanced are projected to range from large businesses to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. They will have access to 37 new cloud services, which will be fully integrated into one system. | Also on rt.com | | According to Huawei's Director General in Russia, Wang Wei, the deal with…

RT (2020-03-08). 'My Mom is gorgeous!' Russian Olympic champion swimmer shares bikini dance with mother (VIDEO). rt.com Russian Olympic synchronized swimming champion Vlada Chigireva shared a video on social media showing her and her mother dancing in bikinis on a sandy beach in Bali, Indonesia. | The mother-daughter duo pulled off a spectacular beach performance to Ibeyi's hit 'River'. | The 25-year-old champion, who possesses 11 world and three European titles, in addition to Olympic gold, p…

RT (2020-03-08). It's 'Final Destination' but in real life: Log trailer dropping cargo filmed from oncoming car (VIDEO). rt.com A scene in horror flick 'Final Destination 2', where loose logs drop from a truck and wreak havoc on the road, was recreated in real life in Russia, albeit without a deadly outcome. | The blood-chilling dashcam video published on social media from the Kirov region shows a two-lane road, with a truck loaded with logs coming from the opposite direction. As it makes a turn, the cargo carried by the trailer becomes loose, and dozens of logs spill out right in front of the car, from which the footage was shot. | Thankfully, the timing was not quite as lethally precise as in the bizarre accidents featured in the…

RT (2020-03-08). Facebook controlled by right-wing echo chamber, Clinton claims blaming social media for bias against her. rt.com Despite numerous accusations from conservatives of censorship, Hillary Clinton is claiming right-wing outlets have "mastered" Facebook and used it against her. | In a Sunday interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Clinton was asked about a Vox article presenting research claiming the story on Facebook to receive the most interactions on Super Tuesday was one about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. | "Fox and the sort of right-wing echo chamber has mastered Facebook, aided and abetted, might I say, from Facebook," Clinton responded. | She claims "algorithms" used by Facebook are k…

Zero Hedge (2020-03-08). MbS Widens Purge: Dozens Of Royals, Officers Swept Up After Powerful Princes Arrested. iranian.com Yesterday we predicted a return to MbS' infamous Ritz-Carlton Riyadh shakedown of 2017 after a dramatic Friday morning raid on the homes of King Salman's brother, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al Saud, and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al Saud. All eyes are on the spread of the deadly coronavirus, so what better time to initiate a broader crackdown (or at …

Sputnik News (2020-03-08). Iran Air Stops All Flights to Europe — Report. iranian.com Iran Air has stopped all flights to Europe, Reuters said, quoting the country's state-run IRNA news agency. "With attention to the restrictions that have been placed on (IranAir) flights by Europe for unclear reasons all IranAir flights to European destinations have been suspended until further notice," IRNA reported, citing the statement from the Civil Aviation …

Emily Apple (2020-03-08). One tweet shows exactly why Dominic Raab shouldn't be foreign secretary. thecanary.co One country is showing its intent to create chaos in the Middle East. From sparking conflict in the one area in Syria where there was previously peace, to creating a humanitarian crisis in an attempt to bribe Europe to support its war in the region, Turkey is engaged in a dangerous power game that is killing people and putting lives at risk. | But Turkey is a NATO ally. And the UK is desperate for post-Brexit trade partners. So it's perhaps no surprise that foreign secretary Dominic Raab is sucking up to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. And in one tweet, Raab showed dangerous contempt for the thousands of…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-03-08). Crimes in Afghanistan: Fatou Bensouda's Investigative Mission. globalresearch.ca It seemed an unlikely prospect. The International Criminal Court has tended to find itself accused of chasing up the inhumane rogues of Africa rather than those from any other continent. It has also been accused of having an overly burdensome …

The Canary (2020-03-08). Boris Johnson 'to be investigated' by Parliament watchdog over Caribbean holiday. thecanary.co Boris Johnson is to be investigated by Parliament's sleaze watchdog over his £15,000 winter break to the Caribbean, according to reports.Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds accepted accommodation for a private break in St Vincent and the Grenadines as a post-election victory escape.But confusion reigned after Johnson declared in the register of MPs' interests that he had accepted "accommodation for a private holiday for my partner and me, value £15,000", citing businessman David Ross as the provider.A spokesman for Ross then denied that the co-founder of the Carphone Warehouse had stumped up any mo…

Organizing Committee of March 11 Anti-Nuclear (2020-03-08). Japanese PM Abe & Capitalist Governments Helped Escalate Coronavirus Epidemic. indybay.org The Organizing Committee of March 11 Anti-Nuclear Power Plant Fukushima Action has warned that the Coronavirus outbreak is a man made disaster which is being used by the reactionary Abe government to prevent mass testing of the population. It has also stopped testing the people of Fukushima.

No Nukes Action (2020-03-08). On 9th Anniversary of The Nuclear Explosions At Fukushima Speak Out At Japanese Consulate. indybay.org Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery/California | San Francisco…

Stephen Lendman (2020-03-08). Trump Regime Blocks UN Security Council Support for Syria Ceasefire Already Breached. globalresearch.ca The US under both right wings of its war party wants endless conflict, instability, and chaos continuing in all its war theaters — peace considered detrimental to its imperial ambitions. | On Friday, the Trump regime blocked a Security Council statement, …

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Syrians Pelt Stones at US Convoy to Stop It From Entering Village in Country's Northeast – Report. sputniknews.com Earlier this week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin reached an agreement that envisages a ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province starting 6 March.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Topless Femen Activists Protest 'Patriarchvirus' in Paris on International Women's Day – Video. sputniknews.com Femen, a Paris-based feminist group which was founded in Ukraine in 2008, has become famous for its activists protesting topless against a wide range of issues, including gender, religion, homophobia and sexism.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Indian Police Arrests Two Daesh Operatives Instigating Anti-Citizenship Law Protests. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik) – Indian security and intelligence agencies have been monitoring the involvement of some subversive elements in triggering violence during the ongoing agitation against the controversial citizenship law. Earlier India's economic intelligence agency informed the government that an Islamist group was behind the protests.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Iran Sees Deadliest Day of Coronavirus Outbreak With 49 Fatalities. sputniknews.com TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Iran saw the steepest rise in coronavirus-related deaths overnight, with 49 people dying from the COVID-19 disease, the Health Ministry spokesman said Sunday.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Coronavirus Cases Climb by Dozens in Germany, Austria. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of infected with the new coronavirus in Germany and Austria is rising steadily, with dozens of new cases reported on Sunday.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Head of Italy's Piedmont Becomes Second Governor to Contract Coronavirus in 24 Hours – Reports. sputniknews.com Italy remains the most heavily-hit country in the European Union. It has registered at least 5,883 cases of the virus, of which 233 have proved fatal.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). How Cities Deserted Amid Coronavirus Spread Look From Space. sputniknews.com How the impact of coronavirus appears from outer space in the cities of China, Japan, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Iran – in a series of satellite images.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Elon Musk Fuels Coronavirus Debate Online by Claiming Infection's 'Virality is Overstated'. sputniknews.com The first cases of the new COVID-19 coronavirus were detected in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan, with the pathogen then spreading across the globe and infecting thousands of people.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Iran Air Suspends All Flights to Europe – Report. sputniknews.com This comes amid an increase in confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Iran, with more than 5,800 people infected and 145 deaths.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Number of COVID-19 Cases in Saudi Arabia Rises to 11 – Health Ministry. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Saudi Arabia has risen to 11, the kingdom's Health Ministry said on Sunday.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Number of New COVID-19 Cases in China Outside Hubei Province Drops to 3 – Health Commission. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – Just a week ago, there were 41,625 recovered individuals in China. The total death toll in China now stands at 3,097. As of Sunday, there have been a total of 80,695 confirmed coronavirus cases in mainland China.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Lombardy, 14 Additional Italian Provinces on Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Outbreak — Video. sputniknews.com Earlier, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday signed a decree on the restriction of movement in the Lombardy region and 14 provinces in other regions of the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Nazi Photo Album Made From Human Body Parts Found at 'Polish Antiques Market'. sputniknews.com The artifact, which provides yet another proof of Nazi crimes during World War II, was presumably created in Buchenwald, one of the Third Reich's largest death camps.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Refugees Gather Near Turkey-Greece Border — Video. sputniknews.com Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered the Turkish coast guard to bar refugees from crossing the sea border with Greece, which claimed its national security was threatened.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). President Vladimir Putin Wishes Ladies a Happy International Women's Day – Video. sputniknews.com The eighth of March is an important, official national holiday in Russia and elsewhere celebrating womanhood. It is often regarded as a day dedicated to spring, female beauty, tenderness and wisdom.

sputniknews (2020-03-08). Huawei Phone Sales May Drop 20% or More Due to US Sanctions, COVID-19 — Reports. sputniknews.com The US government slapped the Chinese tech giant with restrictions last May, and has accused the company of everything from technology theft to embedding spying tools inside its products. Huawei has vigorously denied these claims, and boasted 16.8 percent year-on-year growth in its smartphone division in 2019.

Orion the Elder (2020-03-08). Gracias Chelsea&Julian for publishing Bush's War Crimes. indybay.org Fruitvale and MacArthur oakland 94602…

Julia Conley, Common Dreams (2020-03-08). Coronavirus Epidemic Bolsters Case for Medicare for All and Universal Paid Sick Leave. indybay.org The global coronavirus outbreak which also threatens the United States—and the widely criticized effort by the Trump administration to address it—is offering advocates of both paid sick leave and Medicare for All an opportunity to make the case that such universal social programs are not only morally right but would also serve a key public health function.

Lynda Carson (2020-03-08). Oakland to become dumping ground for coronavirus infected Grand Princess cruise ship. indybay.org Reportedly, there are 21 people, including 19 crew members aboard the cruise ship that have tested positive for the coronavirus, with many others aboard that have not yet been tested. The ship will dock at a terminal in the Outer Harbor in Oakland on Sunday afternoon. The coronavirus infected cruise ship includes around 3,500 passengers according to reports.

David R. Kimball (2020-03-08). Delays in Testing Allow Coronavirus to Spread. indybay.org In the U.S., delays in testing for coronavirus are enabling the disease to spread rapidly and undetected.

Climate health now (2020-03-08). CalGEM prerulemaking hearing about the health harms of fossil fuel extraction. indybay.org Greenlining Institute, | 360 14th St., Oakland‚Äã, ca…

Peter Melton (2020-03-08). What Now? A Community Response to the Climate Emergency. indybay.org Inner Light Ministries | 5630 Soquel Dr | Soquel, CA…

Lynda Carson (2020-03-08). China uses forced labor in factories making American products. indybay.org Forced labor in factories that make products for American companies, including some of the companies listed further below such as GAP Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, Apple which is headquartered in nearby Cupertino, Cisco Systems which is headquartered in San Jose, or Google which is headquartered in Mountain View!

yenisafak (2020-03-08). Two YPG/PKK terrorists surrender to Turkish forces. yenisafak.com Two YPG/PKK terrorists surrendered to security forces in southeastern Turkey, the National Defense Ministry said on Sunday. Terrorists deserting the terror group in northern Syria turned themselves in at border posts in Suruc of the Sanliurfa province, the ministry said on Twitter.As of Feb. 27, a total of 48 terrorists have surrendered this year after being persuaded by Turkish security forces, according to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.Turkish officials have cited rising numbers of desertions and dwindling recruitment as signs of the terrorist group's disintegration.In its more than 30-year terror campaign a…

yenisafak (2020-03-08). Turkey rescues 60 migrants from boats off Aegean coast. yenisafak.com A total of 60 asylum seekers — over half of them children — were rescued off Turkey's Aegean coast, security sources said on Sunday.Turkish Coast Guard teams said in a statement that a group of Afghans in a rubber boat, including 33 children, were rescued while attempting to cross to Greek islands.Turkey has been a key transit point for hundreds of thousands of irregular migrants aiming to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution.Last week, Turkish officials announced that they would no longer try to stop asylum seekers from reaching Europe, but added that boa…

yenisafak (2020-03-08). Bulgaria confirms first 4 coronavirus cases. yenisafak.com A 27-year-old who was treated at the Lung Diseases Hospital in the central Gabrovo province and 61-year-old who had contact with the patient both tested positive for the virus, officially known as COVID-19, according to Bulgarian health officials.In addition, a 75-year-old woman who was treated for respiratory diseases and a female medical staffer at in the city hospital in the northern Pleven province were also diagnosed.First detected in Wuhan, China, in December, COVID-19 has spread to more than 80 countries.The global death toll is around 3,500, with more than 100,000 confirmed cases, according to the World H…

yenisafak (2020-03-08). Death toll in Iran from coronavirus reaches 194. yenisafak.com The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Iran rose to 194 on Sunday, the country's Health Ministry has announced.Authorities said 49 people died in the last 24 hours, while 743 new cases were found, pushing up the total number of confirmed cases to 6,566, spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a news conference in the capital Tehran.At least 22,177 people are currently under medical care, while the number of discharged patients stands at 55,404, he said.Turkey — where there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus — last month closed its land borders and suspended air travel to Iran.Besides China, Ital…

yenisafak (2020-03-08). Six die at collapsed China quarantine site; virus spread slows ex-Wuhan. yenisafak.com Six people have died and 28 remain trapped after the collapse of a hotel that was being used to quarantine people under observation for the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, authorities said on Sunday.More than 70 people were believed to have been initially trapped in the seven storey building, which collapsed on Saturday evening.As of 10: 30 a.m. Beijing time on Sunday, authorities had rescued 43 people, with 36 of them sent to hospital, the Ministry of Emergency Management said.Pictures from the site showed rescue workers clad in hard hats, googles and face masks carrying injured people away to waitin…

yenisafak (2020-03-08). IranAir stops all flights to Europe. yenisafak.com IranAir has stopped all flights to European destinations, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, citing a statement from the Civil Aviation Organization."With attention to the restrictions that have been placed on (IranAir) flights by Europe for unclear reasons all IranAir flights to European destinations have been suspended until further notice," IRNA reported, citing the statement.Iran is in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak, with 5,823 infections and 145 deaths, one of the highest rates of fatality from the illness outside of China, where the virus originated.

yenisafak (2020-03-08). Moldova reports first coronavirus case. yenisafak.com Moldova has reported its first confirmed coronavirus case, the Moldovan health ministry said late on Saturday.The 48-year-old woman was hospitalised on Saturday after she arrived from Italy, the ministry said in a statement."The person was taken from the airport … with bilateral pneumonia, acute respiratory failure, fever, cough, general weakness," it said.

yenisafak (2020-03-08). Japan's sumo wrestlers face off for spring tournament in front of empty seats. yenisafak.com Japan's sumo wrestlers faced off for the spring grand tournament on Sunday in front of empty seats in Osaka, western Japan, with fans asked to stay away to help limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.Japan Sumo Association Chairman Hakkaku said it would be difficult for wrestlers to prepare mentally for the tournament without spectators but that they would nevertheless compete to the utmost of their ability during matches."All of the wrestlers will hear fans cheering in their hearts and do their best to meet expectations," he said."I hope the power of sumo will bring courage and emotionally move people not…

yenisafak (2020-03-08). Saudi Arabia, Gulf neighbours report more cases of coronavirus. yenisafak.com Saudi Arabia's authorities have recorded four news cases of the coronavirus, taking the total of infections to 11, the kingdom's health ministry said on Twitter on Sunday.The new four individuals, which include three women, have interacted with another case reported previously who had been in Iran but did not disclose his travel details to the authorities.The individual traveled from Iran via the United Arab Emirates, the ministry said.Iran has emerged as an epicentre for the disease in the Middle East. The Islamic republic has reported 145 deaths from the virus on March 7, putting it on a par with Italy as the c…

yenisafak (2020-03-08). Women contribute to Turkey's foreign trade. yenisafak.com Nineteen women, working under the umbrella of Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), manages Turkey's foreign trade relations with several countries, the group said Saturday.DEIK's 19 country-based business councils include Canada, Italy, Brazil, and Mozambique."DEIK supports the rise of women in all areas of the business world," the group said.Chairwomen represent the commercial diplomacy mission of DEIK and the power of Turkish businesswomen in the world, it added.Nail Olpak, the head of DEIK, said the board is more powerful with chairwomen.The number of chairwomen rose to 19 from 14 in the last gene…

yenisafak (2020-03-08). Turkey: Conservation, not excavation, focus in Gà∂beklitepe. yenisafak.com Efforts at the ancient site of Gobeklitepe, known as the world's oldest temple, now must focus on conservation rather expanding excavation, said Turkish and German archeologists working at the 12,000-year-old dig site in southeastern Turkey."We believe it is more beneficial to excavate areas determined to be problematic rather than digging the whole site," Celal Uludag, head of the excavation team at Gobeklitepe, told Anadolu Agency ahead of the anniversary of the ancient site's official public opening last March 8.Necmi Karul, an archeologist at Istanbul University, agreed with Uludag, saying that since the cons…

yenisafak (2020-03-08). Turkish president, first lady mark Women's Day. yenisafak.com Turkey's president and his wife on Sunday marked the occasion of March 8, International Women's Day."I congratulate our women, who play a vital role in shaping our future with their sacrifices, efforts, love, and struggle, and are the first teachers of humanity, on March 8, International Women's Day," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote on Twitter.First lady Emine Erdogan also posted a message on Twitter congratulating all women on March 8, International Women's Day, and voicing hope that they all reach their full rights."All our shelters are women, such as motherland, mother tongue, 'mother home,' and Anatolia,…

yenisafak (2020-03-08). Saudi Arabia to hike oil output above 10 mln bpd in April after OPEC+ deal collapse. yenisafak.com Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, plans to raise its crude oil production significantly above 10 million barrels per day (bpd) in April, after the collapse of the OPEC supply cut agreement with Russia, two sources told Reuters on Sunday.State oil giant Aramco will boost its crude output after the current OPEC+ cut deal expires at the end of March, the sources said.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-03-08). COVID-19 Coronavirus: Time Line and Analysis. globalresearch.ca Background | On January 30th 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) categorized as a viral pneumonia. The virus outbreak was centred in Wuhan, a city …

Julie Lévesque (2020-03-07). From Afghanistan to Syria: Women's Rights, War Propaganda and the CIA. globalresearch.ca Western heads of state, UN officials, military spokespersons will invariably praise the humanitarian dimension of the October 2001 US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan, which allegedly was to fight religious fundamentalists, help little girls go to school, liberate women subjected to the yoke of the Taliban.

South Front (2020-03-07). Video: Turkish Drones Falling in Idlib. 'Moderate Rebels' Gas Themselves by Mistake. globalresearch.ca Early on March 5, the Israeli Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes on targets in the Syrian provinces of Homs and Quneitra. According to the Syrian military, the attack was conducted from Lebanese airspace at 00: 30 local time. …

WSWS (2020-03-07). Australia: "Teachers for Assange and Manning" campaign in Melbourne. wsws.org The active intervention of teachers and education support staff is just one indication of the growing concern among millions of people that Assange's persecution has immense implications.

WSWS (2020-03-07). Australian Labor MP feigns concern over US extradition of Julian Assange. wsws.org Penny Wong did not differ with government representatives, who explicitly endorsed the British judiciary's brutal attacks on Assange's legal and democratic rights.

Rami Almeghari (2020-03-07). Unemployment Among Gaza Women Hits Record High of 90%. imemc.org In new remarks by the Gaza-based head of the Popular Committee for Breaking the Israel-imposed Blockade of Gaza, Dr. Jamal Alkhodary said that Palestinian women in Gaza have been badly affected by the Israeli blockade, in terms of labor. The statement, released Saturday by Alkhudary to local media outlets, suggested …

The Canary (2020-03-07). Refugee women face horrifying conditions as aid workers flee Lesbos. thecanary.co Aid workers in Lesbos have warned that refugee women are facing even harsher conditions this International Women's Day. An escalation in violence has forced many humanitarian workers to withdraw.Evacuations from Lesbos have drastically reduced access to food, sanitary products and medical help for desperate refugee women, aid workers told the PA news agency.Clashes erupted between refugees and Greek authorities earlier this week, after Turkey opened its borders for people trying to cross into Europe.: Confrontation between a refugee and a Greek policeman during clashes at the port of Mytilene (Panagiot…

Staff (2020-03-07). Anti-Mask Bills Targeting Leftists Ignore the Real Perpetrators of Violence. truthout.org While politically motivated violence in the U.S. has been an overwhelmingly far right phenomenon, Republicans around the country are building up credibility with their base by playing to false fears about masked leftists. State bills are popping up that attempt to rein in the use of masks or face covers during protests, either by increasing penalties for actions taken while wearing a mask or banning the public use of masks altogether. | Oregon Republicans recently introduced House Bill 4126 on…

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Video: Syrian Army Win Battle Against Erdogan Forces in Idlib, but War Is Far from Over
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-08
The first days of March broke the dreams of the Turkish political and military leadership of a swift victory over the Syrian Armed Forces. Operation Spring Shield failed to achieve the goal officially declared by top Turkish officials

International Women's Day: Syria says YES to Women, and NO to Wahhabis
Prof. Tim Anderson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-08
Image. Prof. Tim Anderson | First published by GR on March 8, 2016 | On International Women's Day

A note reveals exactly why the Julian Assange extradition case is based on lies
Tom Coburg | thecanary.co | 2020-03-08
A handwritten note by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that simply says "emergency" could prove pivotal in demonstrating how deceitful the prosecution is in its determination to extradite him to the USA. The note features in film footage and reveals how certain charges against Assange are highly questionable. In doing so, it exposes the fragility of the extradition case.This assessment is backed by another film that includes rare footage of Assang…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/03/08/a-no…

Mexico Vows to End Violence Against Indigenous Women
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-08
In recent years, the violence against women in Mexico has reached alarming figures, and the wave of femicides has soared to a record 1,010 victims in 2019. | RELATED: | 150,000-Plus Students March Against Violence in Central Mexico | Statistics reflect the potential danger of being a woman in Mexico, something that gets worse when women belong to an Indigenous community. | Violence against Indigenous women has increased on a daily basis, while discrimination based on gender, et…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-Vows-to-E…

Erdogan Urges Greece to Take in Migrants at the Turkish Border
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-08
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the Greek authorities Sunday to open its border gate for the passage of illegal immigrants, who have been waiting in Turkey's northwestern border for the last 10 days to enter Europe. | RELATED: | Greece Blocks 35,000 Migrants in a Week, Will Deport Hundreds | "These people will not stay in Greece. They will transit to another European country from there," Erdogan said at a meeting in Istanbul, marking International Women's Day. | H…
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COVID-19 Coronavirus: Timeline and Analysis
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-08
On January 30, a far-reaching decision was taken by the WHO without the support of expert opinion at a time when the coronavirus outbreak was limited to Mainland China. 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken, 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc. In early March, 430 cases in the US.
globalresearch.ca/ncov-2019-coronavirus-…

Protests and Celebrations Mark Women's Day, Despite Threats
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-08
NEW YORK

Bernie Sanders Is Trying to Save the Democratic Party From Itself
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2020-03-08
The class war that gave rise to Sanders' campaign is the fault of a long line of corporate Democrats like Joe Biden, and voters know it.
truthdig.com/articles/bernie-sanders-is-…

WaPo Prints Study That Found Paper Backed an Undemocratic Bolivia Coup
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-03-08
At this point, the OAS report on Bolivia's election should be discarded, except for the purpose of a credible investigation into how such appalling work ever came to be done…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/wapo-prints-study-…

Kamala Harris Endorses Joe Biden; Jesse Jackson Backs Bernie Sanders
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-08
WASHINGTON

Clinton and Sanders. "No Body Likes Him" Says Hillary
Robert Fantina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-08
Former First Lady, New York State Senator, Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton continues to criticize Vermont senator Bernie Sanders whenever the opportunity to do so presents itself. 'Nobody likes him', says she, despite the millions …
globalresearch.ca/clinton-sanders/570581…

Another Social Leader Killed in Colombia, 54 so Far in 2020
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-08
The tally of killed social leaders in Colombia continues to add up with impunity, as a local leader was murdered Saturday in the southern department of Cauca, according to authorities and media reports. | RELATED: | UN Observer Presents Report on Colombia's Human Rights | Jorge Macana was a promoter of the substitution of the coca leaf crops program and the sacha inchi palm oil project. He was also one of the promoters of the construction of a rural road…
telesurenglish.net/news/Another-Social-L…

Voices From America's Brutal Prisons
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-08
"Prison Truth: The Story of the San Quentin News" | Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar | In 2017, Oprah Winfrey visited Pelican Bay State Prison in California for "60 Minutes" and openly empathized with an inmate's predicament. It was a departure from the standard primetime interviews with an inmate in which the journalist extracts lurid details about crimes. (Dr. Phil once asked a man convicted of murdering his mother with a sledgehammer what it sounded like.) | As celebrated journalist and UC Berkeley professor William Dr…
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Saudis' Arrest of 2 Princes Called a Warning to Royal Family
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-08
King Salman's brother and nephew reportedly do not support Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has consolidated power in the kingdom.
truthdig.com/articles/saudis-arrest-of-2…

Putin Saves Erdogan from Himself
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-08
At the start of their discussion marathon in Moscow on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with arguably the most extraordinary diplomatic gambit of the young 21st century. | Putin said: | "At the beginning of | …
globalresearch.ca/putin-saves-erdogan/57…

Globalization and Women's Rights: Economic Restructuring, Women's Experiences and Responses to "Neoliberal Shocks"
Tina Renier | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-08
There is a critical nexus between colonial development and economic re-structuring processes in the Third world whereby globalization is an ideological weapon that extends imperial control over ex-colonies through persistent poverty and underdevelopment. | Globalization is also an external war that …
globalresearch.ca/women-experiences-resp…

Women in Pakistan are fearlessly marching for their rights on International Women's Day
Afroze Fatima Zaidi | thecanary.co | 2020-03-08
International Women's Day has become a national event in Pakistan. Women and non-binary people have taken to the streets along with men in marches coordinated nationally under the banner 'Aurat March' (Urdu for 'Women's March'). | Marches have taken place in Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore among other cities. They may be happening in different places throughout the country, but the atmosphere is consistent

New Census Algorithm Grossly Miscounts People of Color in the Name of "Privacy"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-08
The Census Bureau is rolling out a new algorithm intended to protect respondents' privacy

On International Women's Day, we need to remember the women at the bottom of UK society
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2020-03-08
International Women's Day 2020 (IWD) is promoted as a chance to 'celebrate' those who have made real advances for all women. People are rightly recognising individuals and groups who have helped increase equality and move women's rights forward. But, it's also worth remembering that in the UK, too many women are still in poverty; clinging onto the lowest rungs of society. And aside from celebrating, we should be forcing bottom-up change right across society. | Disabled women: the worst off?: | As the London School of Economics…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2020/03/08/on-i…

Coronavirus Matters, the Stock Market Doesn't
Jon Schwarz | zcomm.org | 2020-03-08
And Thinking It Does May Literally Kill Us…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/coronavirus-matter…

The Iraqi uprising is a quantum leap in collective awareness
Haifa Zangana | zcomm.org | 2020-03-08
The uprising, with the courage and sacrifices of its youth, has given the people hope for real change…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-iraqi-uprising…

Nurses Can't Protect Themselves And Hospitals Are Unprepared
Stephanie K. Baer | zcomm.org | 2020-03-08
As the coronavirus spreads in the United States, nurses across the country have said they don't have enough resources to protect themselves from getting sick and hospitals are unprepared to treat patients who are infected…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/nurses-cant-protec…

Iran's Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 194 Amid New Cases
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-08
The novel coronavirus has claimed 194 lives in Iran, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced Sunday amid more reports of deaths related to this illness. | RELATED: | Death Toll from Coronavirus Rises to 26 in Iran | Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the ministry, said the total number of the confirmed cases now stands at 6,566, of whom 2,134 have recovered. | The virus itself has also hit several Iranian officials and ministers, with some repo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Irans-Coronaviru…

Italy Quarantines More Than a Quarter of Country to Slow Virus Spread
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-08
The drastic step to lock down about 16 million people for nearly a month comes amid mounting restrictions on events around the globe.
truthdig.com/articles/italy-quarantines-…

8M: Latin American women prepare for record feminist marches
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-08
Millions of women are expected to hit the streets across Latin America on Sunday to mark International Women's Strike, against a backdrop of wider social unrest in the region. | RELATED: | Chile Senate Approves Gender Parity For Constitutional Process | The streets will be painted green and purple, and the shouts of "Latin America will be all feminist!" will be echoed in the main capitals of the region. | The demonstrations are marked this time by growing discontent and the demand to…
telesurenglish.net/news/8M-Latin-America…

No Winner Declared for Guyanese Elections Amid Court Hearing
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-08
The Guyanese Chief Justice Roxane George said on Sunday that the High Court has jurisdiction in a case brought up by a supporter of the PPP seeking full verification of the vote for Region Four at Monday's General elections. | According to the comments from the Justice Minister, it appears that there will be no swearing in ceremony yet, as the court case must be concluded before anyone can be declared a winner. | The High Court will reconvene next Tuesday to discuss the PPP's case and decide whether or not their argument holds any merit to further delay the pronouncement of a winner for this election. | Curren…
telesurenglish.net/news/No-Winner-Declar…

It's Time to Close the Loopholes That Are Harming the 2020 Election
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-08
Super Tuesday voting last week was marred by long lines more appropriate for a theme park than a 21st century democracy. In Texas and California, primary voters in multiple polling places had to wait in lines as long as three to seven hours before casti…
truthout.org/articles/its-time-to-close-…

White House Rewrites EPA Assessment of Chemical Linked to Fetal Heart Damage
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-08
This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast. | John DeSesso was on a mission when he entered the halls of the Environmental Protection Agency in late September. Inside the ornate li…
truthout.org/articles/white-house-rewrit…

Presidential Candidates: Disclose Your Nondisclosure Agreements
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-08
"Kill it." | That's what former Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is alleged to have said to Sekiko Sakai, a Bloomberg LP employee, after she told him she was pregnant. While the conversation took place in 1995, it's a topic of conversation now because of the nondisclosure agreement (NDA) Sakai signed after bringing a lawsuit against the co…
truthout.org/articles/presidential-candi…

Private Utility Monopolies Serve Shareholder Profits. Let's Make Power Public
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-08
Consider a hypothetical corporation that has a monopoly over millions of people, providing a service that is indispensable to its customers. If it raises prices, customers have no choice but to pay those prices. Recognizing this, the government imposes some regulation. It cannot set arbitrarily high prices, but it negotiates with the government to obtain prices that guarantee a steady profit rate. | To the corporation, this is an acceptable bargain: Profits may not be as high as it likes, but…
truthout.org/articles/private-utility-mo…

Italy 'QUARANTINES' 16 MILLION people in Lombardy & 14 other provinces in attempt to stop coronavirus outbreak
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has signed an emergency decree, virtually locking down the Lombardy region and 14 other provinces until April 3, to curb the spread of coronavirus that killed at least 233 across the country so far. | While the central government stopped short of enforcing a mandatory quarantine and introducing a complete travel ban, calling it a "reduced mobility" regime, the bill virtually banned citizens from entering or leaving the "red zones" unless for an emergency or "essential work reason…
rt.com/news/482590-italy-quarantine-lomb…

'Open your gates': Erdogan tells Greece how to 'fix' migrant standoff
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Greece should follow Turkey's suit and simply "open the gates" for migrants amassed at the Turkish-Greek border, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, insisting that thousands of people would simply go to other EU countries. | Erdogan shared his wisdom on how to free Athens from the refugee "burden" while speaking in Istanbul on Sunday. | Hey Greece! I appeal to you… open the gates as well and be free of this burden. Let them go to other European countries. | Turkey's president also confirmed he will travel to Brussels on Monday to discuss the migrant situation with the head honchos of the EU, expressing hope…
rt.com/news/482606-erdogan-greece-open-b…

Protests, clashes & bare breasts: Rallies mark International Women's Day worldwide (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Women, and some men, have marched in capitals around the globe over issues ranging from violence against women to patriarchy to climate change. Some chose topless protests, while some others got a rough response from police. | Late on Sunday, activists took to the streets of Turkey's largest city, condemning violence against women, only to be met with a violent police response. | Clashes break out between police & activists at #Istanbul #WomensDay marc…
rt.com/news/482625-womens-day-rallies-cl…

'Everything depends on where you got virus': US & Russian top specialists explain odds of catching Covid-19 & surviving
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Some scientists believe coronavirus, which has already killed thousands around the world, could be a pandemic. RT talked to US & Russian medics about the challenges of containing the virus and chances of surviving the disease. | The novel coronavirus which originated in China has long expanded beyond its borders, infecting thousands in South Korea, Iran and Italy. It seems that the sometimes drastic measures taken by the Chinese and other governments to contain the deadly disease were only partly successful. | So, what exactly are we facing? And should we prepare for the worst? | What is the novel coronavi…
rt.com/news/482612-coronavirus-specialis…

'My Mom is gorgeous!' Russian Olympic champion swimmer shares bikini dance with mother (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Russian Olympic synchronized swimming champion Vlada Chigireva shared a video on social media showing her and her mother dancing in bikinis on a sandy beach in Bali, Indonesia. | The mother-daughter duo pulled off a spectacular beach performance to Ibeyi's hit 'River'. | READ MORE: Russian Olympic champion swimmer shares naked pic to congratulate men on 'Defender of the Fatherland Day' (PHOTOS) | The 25-year-old champion, who possesses 11 world and three European titles, in addition to Olympic gold, p…
rt.com/sport/482613-synchronized-swimmer…

This greeting card is ALIVE! Russian soldiers find fancy way to wish female colleagues a happy Women's Day (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Soldiers and officers from Russia's Kantemirovskaya Tank Division came up with a novel way of marking International Women's Day, using their marching skills to create a living 'post-card' for their female colleagues. | March 8 is celebrated in many countries across the world, usually by giving little gifts to women. However, the personnel of the renowned armored division stationed in the Moscow Region decided to take a slightly different path this year. | Instead of conducting a regular marching exercise, the soldiers and officers formed a figure of eight pattern on a parade ground at the division's base. Movi…
rt.com/news/482592-russia-womens-day-gre…

'Nothing but sexism' fumes Daily Mail in a report on Russian military pageants… filled with photos of Russian beauties
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Few things scream 'double standards' as loudly as the Daily Mail accusing Vladimir Putin of running a sexist military in a story containing eyebrow-raising arguments and surrounded by articles that are hardly politically correct. | The Daily Mail tried its hand at being a champion of female emancipation and gender equality, producing a lengthy Russia-bashing piece. The Ruskies are now bad because they demean their brave female fighters, it seems. Their proof? The beauty pageants held for women in uniforms on the occasion of International Women's Day. | Vladimir Putin's armed forces get slammed for being 'sexis…
rt.com/news/482610-daily-mail-russia-sex…

Huawei teaming up with Russia's largest bank to develop cloud services for businesses
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Chinese technology giant Huawei announced this week a strategic partnership with Russia's Sberbank to provide cloud services for Russian businesses. | The clients of SberCloud.Advanced are projected to range from large businesses to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. They will have access to 37 new cloud services, which will be fully integrated into one system. | Also on rt.com | | Chinese tech titan Huawei buys Russian facial recognition technology | According to Huawei's Director General in Russia, Wang Wei, the deal with…
rt.com/business/482308-huawei-sberbank-c…

It's 'Final Destination' but in real life: Log trailer dropping cargo filmed from oncoming car (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-03-08
A scene in horror flick 'Final Destination 2', where loose logs drop from a truck and wreak havoc on the road, was recreated in real life in Russia, albeit without a deadly outcome. | The blood-chilling dashcam video published on social media from the Kirov region shows a two-lane road, with a truck loaded with logs coming from the opposite direction. As it makes a turn, the cargo carried by the trailer becomes loose, and dozens of logs spill out right in front of the car, from which the footage was shot. | Thankfully, the timing was not quite as lethally precise as in the bizarre accidents featured in the…
rt.com/russia/482600-final-destination-r…

This greeting card is ALIVE! Russian soldiers find fancy way to wish female colleagues a happy Women's Day (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Soldiers and officers from Russia's Kantemirovskaya Division came up with a novel way of marking International Women's Day, using their marching skills to create a living 'post-card' for their female colleagues. | March 8 is celebrated in many countries across the world, usually by giving little gifts to women. However, the personnel of the renowned Kantemirovskaya Tank Division stationed in Moscow Region decided to take a slightly different path this year. | Instead of conducting a regular marching exercise, the soldiers and officers formed a figure-eight pattern on a parade ground at the division's base. Mov…
rt.com/news/482592-russia-womens-day-gre…

'Guilt-tripping misogynist crap': Opinion in The Guardian tells of one feminist's anguish over hiring female cleaner
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Author Sally Howard pondered in The Guardian whether she can have a "clean feminist conscience" if she hires a female cleaner and folks responded with pure shock at the privileged issue. | Howard lamented she used to return home to "a clean kitchen and bathroom and a drenching sense of guilt." Hiring a female to clean her home weighed on her "feminist conscience," so she was inspired to go "undercover" as a cleaner to learn more about the job firsthand for a new book. Working in office buildings and hotels, she says, "I picked used tampons off bathroom carpets and scrubbed bathtub tidemarks and sauces spattere…
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Coronavirus scares Finnish military away from joint NATO drills in Norway
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Finnish soldiers will not participate in a Cold Response exercise in Norway over coronavirus concerns. The drills were expected to bring together some 15,000 soldiers from 10 countries, but the numbers might shrink over the virus. | The decision to skip the drills was announced by the Finnish Army on Sunday. The country, which is formally not a part of the NATO, was to send 400 soldiers to partake in the alliance's war games, scheduled to take place in the northern Norwegian region of Troms for March 9-19. | "The participation of the Armed Forces in the Cold Response exercise conducted by the Norwegian Armed F…
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Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany surpasses 900
rt.com | 2020-03-08
The number of Covid-19 cases in Germany surged by over 200 on Sunday. According to Robert Koch Institute figures, 902 cases have been registered nationwide, including nearly 400 in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The majority of the state's cases originate from the district of Heinsberg, which appears to be the main German hotspot for the virus. | As the numbers soar, German Health Minister Jens Spahn has called for the countrywide cancellation of any public events with more than 1,000 participants in an attempt to curb the outbreak. A number of major events

Does cocaine help with coronavirus? WHO has the answer, but only if you speak one of these languages
rt.com | 2020-03-08
There are a lot of things that won't help you beat the Covid-19 virus: hot baths, garlic, hand dryers… But WHO's myth-busting page is noticeably missing one ineffective remedy (cocaine) in its English-language version. | The World Health Organization (WHO) produced useful tips regarding fact and fiction relevant to the rampaging disease (garlic, going for walks in cold weather, hand dryers, antibiotics, and children's urine can't save you from the virus, it said), but in a…
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2nd regional Italian head contracts coronavirus, all cultural facilities across the country CLOSED
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Gripped by the deadly coronavirus, which has infected thousands nationwide

Coronavirus death toll in Italy rises to 366 from 233 in one day, most cases in Lombardy
rt.com | 2020-03-08
The coronavirus death toll in Italy's region of Lombardy has jumped by over 100 during the past day to 257, according to local officials. Lombardy so far has been hit the worst by the outbreak plaguing Italy's north. | The Lombardy spike has drastically increased the nationwide death toll which jumped to 366. On Saturday, it stood at 233. The all-Italy figures are expected to be released shortly. | The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Italy has also spiked, jumping by over 1,500 to 7,375 affected people on Sunday. | Earlier in the day, Italy's PM Giuseppe Conte effectively put the Lombardy region and 1…
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'Medical terrorism': Zarif blames US sanctions for widening coronavirus outbreak that killed 145 in Iran, including top officials
rt.com | 2020-03-08
As authorities struggle to contain the outbreak that infected nearly 6,000 in Iran so far, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has accused US President Donald Trump of deliberately exacerbating the crisis with mounting economic pressure. | At least 145 people have died across Iran as of Saturday, while the number of officially confirmed infections has jumped by over a thousand in just one day to 5,823 people, including several top officials. In yet another high-profile case, Fatemeh Rahbar, a newly-elected member of the Iranian Parliament, died of coronavirus on Friday

Why hydrogen stocks are soaring
rt.com | 2020-03-08
For decades climate change was a topic for predominantly environmentalists. Since the early 2010s, this has changed dramatically. | The transformation culminated in the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 where the world agreed on a comprehensive path to tackle an existential threat. Consequentially the energy transition has strongly gained in importance as countries around the world are racing to replace their carbon-intensive economies with green alternatives. | The massive installment of wind turbines and solar PVs is the first step. As the energy transition progresses, countries across the globe are confronted…
rt.com/business/482204-why-hydrogen-stoc…

Facebook controlled by right-wing echo chamber, Clinton claims blaming social media for bias against her
rt.com | 2020-03-08
Despite numerous accusations from conservatives of censorship, Hillary Clinton is claiming right-wing outlets have "mastered" Facebook and used it against her. | In a Sunday interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Clinton was asked about a Vox article presenting research claiming the story on Facebook to receive the most interactions on Super Tuesday was one about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. | "Fox and the sort of right-wing echo chamber has mastered Facebook, aided and abetted, might I say, from Facebook," Clinton responded. | She claims "algorithms" used by Facebook are k…
rt.com/usa/482630-hillary-clinton-facebo…

MbS Widens Purge: Dozens Of Royals, Officers Swept Up After Powerful Princes Arrested
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2020-03-08
Yesterday we predicted a return to MbS' infamous Ritz-Carlton Riyadh shakedown of 2017 after a dramatic Friday morning raid on the homes of King Salman's brother, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al Saud, and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz al Saud. All eyes are on the spread of the deadly coronavirus, so what better time to initiate a broader crackdown (or at …
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Gracias Chelsea&Julian for publishing Bush's War Crimes
Orion the Elder | indybay.org | 2020-03-08
Fruitvale and MacArthur oakland 94602…
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China uses forced labor in factories making American products
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-03-08
Forced labor in factories that make products for American companies, including some of the companies listed further below such as GAP Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, Apple which is headquartered in nearby Cupertino, Cisco Systems which is headquartered in San Jose, or Google which is headquartered in Mountain View!
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Coronavirus Epidemic Bolsters Case for Medicare for All and Universal Paid Sick Leave
Julia Conley, Common Dreams | indybay.org | 2020-03-08
The global coronavirus outbreak which also threatens the United States–and the widely criticized effort by the Trump administration to address it–is offering advocates of both paid sick leave and Medicare for All an opportunity to make the case that such universal social programs are not only morally right but would also serve a key public health function.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/06/1883132…

Japanese PM Abe & Capitalist Governments Helped Escalate Coronavirus Epidemic
Organizing Committee of March 11 Anti-Nuclear | indybay.org | 2020-03-08
The Organizing Committee of March 11 Anti-Nuclear Power Plant Fukushima Action has warned that the Coronavirus outbreak is a man made disaster which is being used by the reactionary Abe government to prevent mass testing of the population. It has also stopped testing the people of Fukushima.
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Delays in Testing Allow Coronavirus to Spread
David R. Kimball | indybay.org | 2020-03-08
In the U.S., delays in testing for coronavirus are enabling the disease to spread rapidly and undetected.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/08/1883135…

Oakland to become dumping ground for coronavirus infected Grand Princess cruise ship
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-03-08
Reportedly, there are 21 people, including 19 crew members aboard the cruise ship that have tested positive for the coronavirus, with many others aboard that have not yet been tested. The ship will dock at a terminal in the Outer Harbor in Oakland on Sunday afternoon. The coronavirus infected cruise ship includes around 3,500 passengers according to reports.
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Watsonville Youth Rally
Regeneration-Pájaro Valley Climate Action | indybay.org | 2020-03-08
Watsonville Plaza | 350 Main St, Watsonville…
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CalGEM prerulemaking hearing about the health harms of fossil fuel extraction
Climate health now | indybay.org | 2020-03-08
Greenlining Institute, | 360 14th St., Oakland‚Äã, ca…
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What Now? A Community Response to the Climate Emergency
Peter Melton | indybay.org | 2020-03-08
Inner Light Ministries | 5630 Soquel Dr | Soquel, CA…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/03/05/1883132…

On 9th Anniversary of The Nuclear Explosions At Fukushima Speak Out At Japanese Consulate
No Nukes Action | indybay.org | 2020-03-08
Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery/California | San Francisco…
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Crimes in Afghanistan: Fatou Bensouda's Investigative Mission
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-08
It seemed an unlikely prospect. The International Criminal Court has tended to find itself accused of chasing up the inhumane rogues of Africa rather than those from any other continent. It has also been accused of having an overly burdensome …
globalresearch.ca/crimes-afghanistan-fat…

Boris Johnson 'to be investigated' by Parliament watchdog over Caribbean holiday
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-08
Boris Johnson is to be investigated by Parliament's sleaze watchdog over his £15,000 winter break to the Caribbean, according to reports.Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds accepted accommodation for a private break in St Vincent and the Grenadines as a post-election victory escape.But confusion reigned after Johnson declared in the register of MPs' interests that he had accepted "accommodation for a private holiday for my partner and me, value £15,000", citing businessman David Ross as the provider.A spokesman for Ross then denied that the co-founder of the Carphone Warehouse had stumped up any mo…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/03/08/boris-jo…

Syrians Pelt Stones at US Convoy to Stop It From Entering Village in Country's Northeast – Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
Earlier this week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin reached an agreement that envisages a ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province starting 6 March.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020030810785…

Topless Femen Activists Protest 'Patriarchvirus' in Paris on International Women's Day – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
Femen, a Paris-based feminist group which was founded in Ukraine in 2008, has become famous for its activists protesting topless against a wide range of issues, including gender, religion, homophobia and sexism.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200308107851075…

Indian Police Arrests Two Daesh Operatives Instigating Anti-Citizenship Law Protests
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
New Delhi (Sputnik) – Indian security and intelligence agencies have been monitoring the involvement of some subversive elements in triggering violence during the ongoing agitation against the controversial citizenship law. Earlier India's economic intelligence agency informed the government that an Islamist group was behind the protests.
sputniknews.com/india/202003081078510901…

How Cities Deserted Amid Coronavirus Spread Look From Space
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
How the impact of coronavirus appears from outer space in the cities of China, Japan, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Iran – in a series of satellite images.
sputniknews.com/photo/202003081078509349…

Number of New COVID-19 Cases in China Outside Hubei Province Drops to 3 – Health Commission
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
BEIJING (Sputnik) – Just a week ago, there were 41,625 recovered individuals in China. The total death toll in China now stands at 3,097. As of Sunday, there have been a total of 80,695 confirmed coronavirus cases in mainland China.
sputniknews.com/asia/202003081078511281-…

Number of COVID-19 Cases in Saudi Arabia Rises to 11 – Health Ministry
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Saudi Arabia has risen to 11, the kingdom's Health Ministry said on Sunday.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020030810785…

President Vladimir Putin Wishes Ladies a Happy International Women's Day – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
The eighth of March is an important, official national holiday in Russia and elsewhere celebrating womanhood. It is often regarded as a day dedicated to spring, female beauty, tenderness and wisdom.
sputniknews.com/russia/20200308107850938…

Nazi Photo Album Made From Human Body Parts Found at 'Polish Antiques Market'
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
The artifact, which provides yet another proof of Nazi crimes during World War II, was presumably created in Buchenwald, one of the Third Reich's largest death camps.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200308107850854…

Iran Sees Deadliest Day of Coronavirus Outbreak With 49 Fatalities
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Iran saw the steepest rise in coronavirus-related deaths overnight, with 49 people dying from the COVID-19 disease, the Health Ministry spokesman said Sunday.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020030810785…

Head of Italy's Piedmont Becomes Second Governor to Contract Coronavirus in 24 Hours – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
Italy remains the most heavily-hit country in the European Union. It has registered at least 5,883 cases of the virus, of which 233 have proved fatal.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200308107851082…

Iran Air Suspends All Flights to Europe – Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
This comes amid an increase in confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Iran, with more than 5,800 people infected and 145 deaths.
sputniknews.com/world/202003081078510461…

Coronavirus Cases Climb by Dozens in Germany, Austria
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of infected with the new coronavirus in Germany and Austria is rising steadily, with dozens of new cases reported on Sunday.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200308107851095…

Elon Musk Fuels Coronavirus Debate Online by Claiming Infection's 'Virality is Overstated'
sputniknews.com | 2020-03-08
The first cases of the new COVID-19 coronavirus were detected in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan, with the pathogen then spreading across the globe and infecting thousands of people.
sputniknews.com/viral/202003081078511352…

Two YPG/PKK terrorists surrender to Turkish forces
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
Two YPG/PKK terrorists surrendered to security forces in southeastern Turkey, the National Defense Ministry said on Sunday. Terrorists deserting the terror group in northern Syria turned themselves in at border posts in Suruc of the Sanliurfa province, the ministry said on Twitter.As of Feb. 27, a total of 48 terrorists have surrendered this year after being persuaded by Turkish security forces, according to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.Turkish officials have cited rising numbers of desertions and dwindling recruitment as signs of the terrorist group's disintegration.In its more than 30-year terror campaign a…
yenisafak.com/en/news/two-ypg-pkk-terror…

Turkey rescues 60 migrants from boats off Aegean coast
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
A total of 60 asylum seekers

Bulgaria confirms first 4 coronavirus cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
A 27-year-old who was treated at the Lung Diseases Hospital in the central Gabrovo province and 61-year-old who had contact with the patient both tested positive for the virus, officially known as COVID-19, according to Bulgarian health officials.In addition, a 75-year-old woman who was treated for respiratory diseases and a female medical staffer at in the city hospital in the northern Pleven province were also diagnosed.First detected in Wuhan, China, in December, COVID-19 has spread to more than 80 countries.The global death toll is around 3,500, with more than 100,000 confirmed cases, according to the World H…
yenisafak.com/en/world/bulgaria-confirms…

Six die at collapsed China quarantine site; virus spread slows ex-Wuhan
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
Six people have died and 28 remain trapped after the collapse of a hotel that was being used to quarantine people under observation for the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, authorities said on Sunday.More than 70 people were believed to have been initially trapped in the seven storey building, which collapsed on Saturday evening.As of 10: 30 a.m. Beijing time on Sunday, authorities had rescued 43 people, with 36 of them sent to hospital, the Ministry of Emergency Management said.Pictures from the site showed rescue workers clad in hard hats, googles and face masks carrying injured people away to waitin…
yenisafak.com/en/world/six-die-at-collap…

Death toll in Iran from coronavirus reaches 194
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Iran rose to 194 on Sunday, the country's Health Ministry has announced.Authorities said 49 people died in the last 24 hours, while 743 new cases were found, pushing up the total number of confirmed cases to 6,566, spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a news conference in the capital Tehran.At least 22,177 people are currently under medical care, while the number of discharged patients stands at 55,404, he said.Turkey

IranAir stops all flights to Europe
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
IranAir has stopped all flights to European destinations, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, citing a statement from the Civil Aviation Organization."With attention to the restrictions that have been placed on (IranAir) flights by Europe for unclear reasons all IranAir flights to European destinations have been suspended until further notice," IRNA reported, citing the statement.Iran is in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak, with 5,823 infections and 145 deaths, one of the highest rates of fatality from the illness outside of China, where the virus originated.
yenisafak.com/en/world/iranair-stops-all…

Women contribute to Turkey's foreign trade
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
Nineteen women, working under the umbrella of Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), manages Turkey's foreign trade relations with several countries, the group said Saturday.DEIK's 19 country-based business councils include Canada, Italy, Brazil, and Mozambique."DEIK supports the rise of women in all areas of the business world," the group said.Chairwomen represent the commercial diplomacy mission of DEIK and the power of Turkish businesswomen in the world, it added.Nail Olpak, the head of DEIK, said the board is more powerful with chairwomen.The number of chairwomen rose to 19 from 14 in the last gene…
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Saudi Arabia to hike oil output above 10 mln bpd in April after OPEC+ deal collapse
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, plans to raise its crude oil production significantly above 10 million barrels per day (bpd) in April, after the collapse of the OPEC supply cut agreement with Russia, two sources told Reuters on Sunday.State oil giant Aramco will boost its crude output after the current OPEC+ cut deal expires at the end of March, the sources said.
yenisafak.com/en/world/saudi-arabia-to-h…

Saudi Arabia, Gulf neighbours report more cases of coronavirus
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
Saudi Arabia's authorities have recorded four news cases of the coronavirus, taking the total of infections to 11, the kingdom's health ministry said on Twitter on Sunday.The new four individuals, which include three women, have interacted with another case reported previously who had been in Iran but did not disclose his travel details to the authorities.The individual traveled from Iran via the United Arab Emirates, the ministry said.Iran has emerged as an epicentre for the disease in the Middle East. The Islamic republic has reported 145 deaths from the virus on March 7, putting it on a par with Italy as the c…
yenisafak.com/en/world/saudi-arabia-gulf…

Turkey: Conservation, not excavation, focus in Gà∂beklitepe
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
Efforts at the ancient site of Gobeklitepe, known as the world's oldest temple, now must focus on conservation rather expanding excavation, said Turkish and German archeologists working at the 12,000-year-old dig site in southeastern Turkey."We believe it is more beneficial to excavate areas determined to be problematic rather than digging the whole site," Celal Uludag, head of the excavation team at Gobeklitepe, told Anadolu Agency ahead of the anniversary of the ancient site's official public opening last March 8.Necmi Karul, an archeologist at Istanbul University, agreed with Uludag, saying that since the cons…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-conservatio…

Turkish president, first lady mark Women's Day
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
Turkey's president and his wife on Sunday marked the occasion of March 8, International Women's Day."I congratulate our women, who play a vital role in shaping our future with their sacrifices, efforts, love, and struggle, and are the first teachers of humanity, on March 8, International Women's Day," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote on Twitter.First lady Emine Erdogan also posted a message on Twitter congratulating all women on March 8, International Women's Day, and voicing hope that they all reach their full rights."All our shelters are women, such as motherland, mother tongue, 'mother home,' and Anatolia,…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-president-…

Moldova reports first coronavirus case
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
Moldova has reported its first confirmed coronavirus case, the Moldovan health ministry said late on Saturday.The 48-year-old woman was hospitalised on Saturday after she arrived from Italy, the ministry said in a statement."The person was taken from the airport … with bilateral pneumonia, acute respiratory failure, fever, cough, general weakness," it said.
yenisafak.com/en/world/moldova-reports-f…

Japan's sumo wrestlers face off for spring tournament in front of empty seats
yenisafak.com | 2020-03-08
Japan's sumo wrestlers faced off for the spring grand tournament on Sunday in front of empty seats in Osaka, western Japan, with fans asked to stay away to help limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.Japan Sumo Association Chairman Hakkaku said it would be difficult for wrestlers to prepare mentally for the tournament without spectators but that they would nevertheless compete to the utmost of their ability during matches."All of the wrestlers will hear fans cheering in their hearts and do their best to meet expectations," he said."I hope the power of sumo will bring courage and emotionally move people not…
yenisafak.com/en/sports/japans-sumo-wres…

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Time Line and Analysis
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-08
Background | On January 30th 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) categorized as a viral pneumonia. The virus outbreak was centred in Wuhan, a city …
globalresearch.ca/ncov-2019-coronavirus-…

Trump Regime Blocks UN Security Council Support for Syria Ceasefire Already Breached
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-08
The US under both right wings of its war party wants endless conflict, instability, and chaos continuing in all its war theaters

One tweet shows exactly why Dominic Raab shouldn't be foreign secretary
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-03-08
One country is showing its intent to create chaos in the Middle East. From sparking conflict in the one area in Syria where there was previously peace, to creating a humanitarian crisis in an attempt to bribe Europe to support its war in the region, Turkey is engaged in a dangerous power game that is killing people and putting lives at risk. | But Turkey is a NATO ally. And the UK is desperate for post-Brexit trade partners. So it's perhaps no surprise that foreign secretary Dominic Raab is sucking up to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. And in one tweet, Raab showed dangerous contempt for the thousands of…
thecanary.co/opinion/2020/03/08/one-twee…

Video: Turkish Drones Falling in Idlib. 'Moderate Rebels' Gas Themselves by Mistake
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-07
Early on March 5, the Israeli Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes on targets in the Syrian provinces of Homs and Quneitra. According to the Syrian military, the attack was conducted from Lebanese airspace at 00: 30 local time. …
globalresearch.ca/video-turkish-drones-f…

From Afghanistan to Syria: Women's Rights, War Propaganda and the CIA
Julie Lévesque | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-07
Western heads of state, UN officials, military spokespersons will invariably praise the humanitarian dimension of the October 2001 US-NATO led invasion of Afghanistan, which allegedly was to fight religious fundamentalists, help little girls go to school, liberate women subjected to the yoke of the Taliban.
globalresearch.ca/from-afghanistan-to-sy…

Australian Labor MP feigns concern over US extradition of Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2020-03-07
Penny Wong did not differ with government representatives, who explicitly endorsed the British judiciary's brutal attacks on Assange's legal and democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/07/assa…

Australia: "Teachers for Assange and Manning" campaign in Melbourne
wsws.org | 2020-03-07
The active intervention of teachers and education support staff is just one indication of the growing concern among millions of people that Assange's persecution has immense implications.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/07/cfpe…

Unemployment Among Gaza Women Hits Record High of 90%
Rami Almeghari | imemc.org | 2020-03-07
In new remarks by the Gaza-based head of the Popular Committee for Breaking the Israel-imposed Blockade of Gaza, Dr. Jamal Alkhodary said that Palestinian women in Gaza have been badly affected by the Israeli blockade, in terms of labor. The statement, released Saturday by Alkhudary to local media outlets, suggested …
imemc.org/article/unemployment-among-gaz…

Refugee women face horrifying conditions as aid workers flee Lesbos
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-07
Aid workers in Lesbos have warned that refugee women are facing even harsher conditions this International Women's Day. An escalation in violence has forced many humanitarian workers to withdraw.Evacuations from Lesbos have drastically reduced access to food, sanitary products and medical help for desperate refugee women, aid workers told the PA news agency.Clashes erupted between refugees and Greek authorities earlier this week, after Turkey opened its borders for people trying to cross into Europe.: Confrontation between a refugee and a Greek policeman during clashes at the port of Mytilene (Panagiot…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Anti-Mask Bills Targeting Leftists Ignore the Real Perpetrators of Violence
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-07
While politically motivated violence in the U.S. has been an overwhelmingly far right phenomenon, Republicans around the country are building up credibility with their base by playing to false fears about masked leftists. State bills are popping up that attempt to rein in the use of masks or face covers during protests, either by increasing penalties for actions taken while wearing a mask or banning the public use of masks altogether. | Oregon Republicans recently introduced House Bill 4126 on…
truthout.org/articles/anti-mask-bills-ta…

Tear Gas Sprayed Across Migrants at Turkey-Greece Border
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-07
EDIRNE, Turkey

Trump administration moves forward with unconstitutional DNA testing of immigrants
wsws.org | 2020-03-07
The Trump administration's plan to collect DNA samples from immigrants in US custody has proceeded while nothing has been done to prepare for the spread of the coronavirus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/07/immi…