Daily Archives: March 10, 2020

2020-03-10: News Headlines

Xinhua (2020-03-11). Did COVID-19 Originate In China? "We must move beyond the temptation to give nationality to diseases." globalresearch.ca Italian experts have praised China's anti-virus efforts while dismissing a U.S. Fox News television host's calling for a "formal apology" from China for the coronavirus outbreak. | Last Monday, U.S. Fox News host Jesse Watters demanded China apologize for the virus …

teleSUR (2020-03-11). S.African Court Acquits Pres. Ramaphosa of Corruption Charges. telesurenglish.net The High Court in Pretoria, South Africa ruled Tuesday in favor of President Cyril Ramaphosa stating he did not lie to parliament about the donations' source of his 2017 campaign to lead the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party. | RELATED: | In July, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane had alleged in a report that Ramaphosa deceived parliament about the 500,000 rand (US$32,500) donation for his campaign to succ…

teleSUR (2020-03-11). Caricom Prime Ministers to Make Post-Elections Visit to Guyana. telesurenglish.net Caribbean Community's Chairman and Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Mottley will lead a delegation of regional Prime Ministers on a special two-day mission to Guyana, starting March 11. | RELATED: | The delegation will meet with the leadership of all parties that contested the poll, according to a statement released Tuesday by the organization. | Mottley will be joined by Prime Ministers Roosevelt Skerrit of…

teleSUR (2020-03-11). Death Toll From Brazil's Mudslides Hits 44. telesurenglish.net The death toll from the devastating mudslides that occurred one week ago in southeast Brazil's Sao Paulo state has reached 44, local authorities said Tuesday. | RELATED: Using heavy earth-moving machinery, firefighters dug up the body of a fellow rescue worker who died while trying to save a family buried under earth and rubble. | Another 34 people remain missing in the popular seaside resort town of Guaruja, whe…

RT (2020-03-11). Council on Foreign Relations cancels coronavirus-themed conference in NYC because of…coronavirus. rt.com The Council on Foreign Relations has nixed a conference on "Doing Business Under Coronavirus," apparently not wanting to risk actually doing its business under the coronavirus epidemic laying siege to New York City. | The notorious think tank cancelled the talk, scheduled for Friday, as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 crept up to 36 in New York on Tuesday. Details of the event were elusive – it's not listed on the organization's website, and it's not clear who was supposed to attend. However, after an unknown number of attendees at both the Conservative Political Action Conference and the American-Is…

RT (2020-03-11). 'Sorry hipsters!': Coachella music festival postponed for October, succumbing to coronavirus fears. rt.com Becoming the latest to fall victim to COVID-19, the Coachella music festival — along with its sister event, Stagecoach — has been delayed until October over fears of the fast-spreading coronavirus. | The original April date for the 10-day festival was pushed back some seven months, event promoter Goldenvoice announced on Tuesday, noting that local health officials in California's Riverside County had urged the move. | "We must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns," Goldenvoice said in a statement. "While this decision comes at a time of universal uncer…

RT (2020-03-11). Indian farmer DESTROYS nearly $800,000 worth of chickens & eggs over coronavirus fake news on social media. rt.com The coronavirus outbreak has not killed anyone in India so far, but it has been absolutely lethal to the poultry industry, with a false rumor leading one farmer to destroy his entire livelihood. | Dr. Suresh Bhatlekar, a poultry farmer from the town of Dahanu in the state of Maharashtra, is one of the many local poultry producers that have fallen victim to the coronavirus-linked panic, fueled by social media posts suggesting that the COVID-19 could be transmitted through white meat. | Though unfounded, the rumor has spread like wildfire on messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, prompting many to drop chicken an…

RT (2020-03-11). Elusive bipartisan cooperation spotted in House leaders' daring last-minute rescue of controversial warrantless wiretapping powers. rt.com Democrat and Republican House leaders have paused their partisan sniping to do the real work of governing: keeping unpopular surveillance programs, including roving NSA wiretaps and access to metadata, alive indefinitely. | With just four days to go before congressional authorization for the controversial provisions expires, a bipartisan contingent has swooped in to save the NSA from experiencing one second of separation anxiety from Americans' private communications. Committee heads from both sides of the aisle wrangled enough votes within their own parties to deliver a reauthorization bill on Tuesday night w…

Staff (2020-03-10). "Even a Fox News Audience Agrees": Sanders Rebuts Claims His Views Are "Extreme" truthout.org During a Fox News town hall Monday night in Dearborn, Michigan on the eve of the state's crucial Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders made the case that — far from being "radical" or "extreme" — progressive ideas like raising the minimum wage, guaranteeing healthcare to all as a right, and boldly fighting the climate crisis have broad appeal across the U.S. electorate. | "I reject the idea, I really do — it's one of the things that bothers me, and I hear it ev…

Alan MacLeod (2020-03-10). Big banks call for Wall Street deregulation to "fight Coronavirus" mronline.org As Naomi Klein laid out in her bestseller "Shock Doctrine," the wealthy elite use the confusion caused by economic and other disasters to quickly force through pro-free-market legislation. |

Ellen Brown (2020-03-10). The Fed's Baffling Response to the Coronavirus Explained. truthdig.com When the World Health Organization announced on Feb. 24 that it was time to prepare for a global pandemic, the stock market plummeted. Over the following week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 3,500 points, or 10%. Exasperated com…

South Front (2020-03-10). Video: New Idlib Ceasefire Is Already Crumbling and Nobody Is Surprised. globalresearch.ca On March 6, the Syrian region of Greater Idlib entered another ceasefire phase with al-Qaeda-linked groups breathing a sigh of relief thanks to Turkish sacrifices in the battle against the Syrian Army. However, the pause in the Turkish-Syrian military confrontation …

Brandon Turbeville (2020-03-10). 1983 CIA Document Reveals Plan to Destroy Syria, Foreshadows Current Crisis. globalresearch.ca As the Syrian crisis enters its ninth year, the Donald Trump administration is looking more and more like the Obama administration every day. With the Trump regime refusing to open useful dialogue with Russia regarding Syria, it's obvious anti-Iran and …

Steven Sahiounie (2020-03-10). Syrian Christian Village Awaits the End of Al Qaeda's Occupation of Idlib. globalresearch.ca The western media has focused on

Conn Hallinan (2020-03-10). Turkey's Failed Gamble in Syria. zcomm.org Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's latest gamble in Syria's civil war appears to have come up snake eyes…

Conn Hallinan (2020-03-10). Turkey's Erdogan faces growing resistance over involvement in Syria's civil war. peoplesworld.org Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's latest gamble in Syria's civil war appears to have come up snake eyes. Instead of halting the Damascus government's siege of the last rebel held province, Idlib, Turkey has backed off, and Ankara's Syrian adventure is fueling growing domestic resistance to the powerful autocrat. The crisis began Feb. 25, when …

Phil Barbelé (2020-03-10). The Battle for Idlib: Did Erdogan Capitulate to Putin in Moscow? mintpressnews.com There was a celebration in Syria when Russia announced a ceasefire agreement with Turkey on March 3 following a six-hour meeting between Presidents Erdogan and Putin in Moscow. Under the agreement, Erdogan agreed to pull back Turkish forces and not to contest territory that Syria had recently reclaimed from terrorist groups in eastern Aleppo and southern Idlib provinces. In fact, Turkey agreed not to intervene against Syrian troops in any of the areas from which it pulled back, in effect allowing Syrian forces to reclaim even more of its territory from terrorists in southern Idlib. | The agreement appeared to be…

Staff (2020-03-10). Activists Call for Health Measures to Prevent Coronavirus at Immigrant Jails. truthout.org As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we look at how the Trump administration's immigration policies may put everyone at risk. We go to Seattle, Washington, not far from the Life Care Center in the suburb of Kirkland, which was the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. In nearby Tacoma, Washington, our guest says she saw posters in English only when she went to visit immigrants held in the Northwest Detention Center, which is run by private prison company GEO Group. We speak with…

Mike Whitney (2020-03-10). Financial Meltdown: The Impending Credit Crunch; The Next Shoe to Drop? globalresearch.ca Last week's violent gyrations in the stock market are the result of a tug-of-war between two well-represented groups of investors. One group thinks the Coronavirus will severely impact the global economy pushing stocks further into the red, while the other …

F. William Engdahl (2020-03-10). Lock Step, This Is No Futuristic Scenario: Panic and the Post-Pandemic Future? globalresearch.ca Every day world mainstream news reports more people in more countries diagnosed "positive" for the coronavirus illness, now called COVID-19. As the reported numbers grow, so does widespread nervousness, often in the form of panic shopping for masks, disinfections, toilet …

Staff (2020-03-10). Coronavirus Exposes the Cracks in Globalization. truthdig.com The coronavirus will eventually pass, but the same cannot be said for the Panglossian phenomenon known as "globalization." Stripped of the romantic notion of a global village, the ugly process we've experienced over the past 40 years has been a case of governmental institutions being eclipsed by multinational corporations, acting to maximize profit in support of shareholders. To billions of us, it has resembled a looting process, of our social wealth, and political meaning. Governments that wanted to stay on top would have to learn to master soft power to learn to be relevant in a globalized world, mostly acting…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-03-10). Toilet Paper Blues: Coronavirus and Pandemic Pantries. counterpunch.org Fears of imminent apocalypse tend to be midwives to absurdity. The stockpiling fever that has gripped various populaces in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has taken various forms. "Pandemic pantries" are becoming the norm, suggesting that hoarding in the crisis tends to be a precursor to petty crime. In the United Sates, the

Staff (2020-03-10). Coachella Festival Postponed Amid Virus Concerns. truthdig.com The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe: | The Coachella music festival in Southern California has been postponed amid virus concerns. | The festival is organized by concert promoter Goldenvoice, which released a statement Tuesday saying it will be rescheduled for two weekends in October. | Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean had been scheduled to headline the April festival, which attracts tens of thousands to the desert community of Indio, California, and the nearby cities of Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. | The festival is held over two weekends has a reputation for eye-po…

WSWS (2020-03-10). The coronavirus pandemic and the failure of capitalism. wsws.org The crisis produced by the coronavirus pandemic has delivered a powerful message: the capitalist system and the needs of society are fundamentally incompatible.

WSWS (2020-03-10). Prison riots erupt as Rome extends coronavirus lockdown to all of Italy. wsws.org Inmates' families protested outside prisons against the authorities' refusal to release prisoners or provide them with protection from contagion inside overcrowded prisons.

WSWS (2020-03-10). With 17 confirmed cases of coronavirus, Polish hospitals teeter on the brink of collapse. wsws.org The breakdown of the Polish health care system is a direct result of the restoration of capitalism and decades of social cuts in which all bourgeois parties have been complicit.

Janine Jackson (2020-03-10). On Coronavirus, 'You Have to Combine Economic and Public Health Measures' – CounterSpin interview with Josh Bivens on coronavirus and the economy. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed EPI's Josh Bivens about coronavirus and the economy for the Media…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Ecuadorean President Unleashes New Austerity Reform Package. telesurenglish.net Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno announced Tuesday an austerity reform package as a direct result of the oil price slump and a struggling economy caused by neoliberal policies. | RELATED: | "The global coronavirus disease is generating an economic crisis worldwide, and has hit Ecuador hard," Moreno justified his decision, explaining that production, exports, tourism, and many other commercial activities, of almost…

Marina Villeneuve, Olga R. Rodriguez (2020-03-10). New York sending in National Guard to handle virus. peoplesworld.org New York's governor announced Tuesday he is sending the National Guard into a New York City suburb to help fight what is believed to be the nation's biggest cluster of coronavirus cases — one of the most dramatic actions yet to control the outbreak in the U.S. The move came as health authorities contended with …

teleSUR (2020-03-10). China: 14 Temporary Hospitals Closed for Covid-19 Reduction. telesurenglish.net After a month of strict isolation and quarantine measures, the Chinese city of Wuhan, in Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, announced Monday the closure of 14 temporary hospitals, due to low levels of infection in the territory. | RELATED: | Although there are still 19,000 people hospitalized nationwide because of the epidemic, Wuhan authorities announced that, due to the low level of infection reported…

Staff (2020-03-10). Prisons Worldwide Face Coronavirus Crisis From Overcrowding, Lack of Sanitation. truthout.org As Italy went on lockdown, nearly 30 prisons across the country broke into riots Sunday and Monday after visitation rights were suspended in response to the outbreak. In a prison in southern Italy, a riot left at least six incarcerated people dead and caused 50 people to escape. Prisoners have reportedly lit fires, charged guards and even escaped at multiple facilities. This comes as the United Nations confirmed that coronavirus had reached Iran's prisons, as the number of cases there continue…

Eds. (2020-03-10). Testimony of a surgeon working in Bergamo, in the heart of Italy's coronavirus outbreak. mronline.org In one of the non-stop e-mails that I receive from my hospital administration on a more than daily basis, there was a paragraph on "how to be responsible on social media", with some recommendations that we all can agree on. |

John Feffer (2020-03-10). Will COVID-19 Kill Globalization? counterpunch.org At a dinner party in mid-February, an architect told me that he was having a problem finishing his building projects. It was the carpets. Most wall-to-wall carpeting for big construction projects in the United States, he explained, comes from China. The coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan — and the subsequent shutdown of many Chinese factories —

The Canary (2020-03-10). Italy in lockdown as coronavirus restrictions extended nationwide. thecanary.co Italy extended coronavirus travel restrictions previously limited to the country's north to the whole country on Tuesday, with soldiers and police enforcing bans.Some 9,172 people have been infected with Covid-19 in Italy, with 463 deaths, and there is a growing sense that the numbers will only worsen. | "We're only at the beginning," said Dr Massimo Galli, head of infectious disease at Sacco Hospital in Milan, where people at the city's main railway station were required to sign forms certifying the necessity of their travel.However, the Italian government assured its citizens that supermarkets will remain open…

Mark Gruenberg (2020-03-10). Coronavirus: Trump pushes tax cuts, lawmakers prefer helping workers, preventive measures. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—With the coronavirus threat to the U.S., including the U.S. economy, spreading, lawmakers and GOP President Donald Trump are going in two very different directions about how to help people nationwide. For lawmakers, especially the House's ruling Democrats, the chief object is to make sure there are ways to both minimize the circumstances that could …

Staff (2020-03-10). More Health Care Workers Are Self-Quarantining as Coronavirus Spreads. truthout.org As the U.S. battles to limit the spread of the highly contagious new coronavirus, the number of health care workers ordered to self-quarantine because of potential exposure to an infected patient is rising at an exponential pace. In Vacaville, California, alone, one case — the first documented instance of community transmission in the U.S. — left more than 200 hospital workers under quarantine and unable to work for weeks. | Across California, dozens more health care workers have been or…

WSWS (2020-03-10). Australian PM makes a desperate pitch to avert economic disaster. wsws.org Morrison's speech shows that his main concern is to protect corporate profits and prop up his discredited government, not protect people from the coronavirus.

Prensa Latina (2020-03-10). OMS: Covid-19 maÃÅs cerca de ser declarado pandemia. peoplesworld.org Tedros Adhanom, director general de la OMS afirmoÃÅ que 'la amenaza de que haya una pandemia se ha vuelto muy real'. 'Es preocupante que tantos paiÃÅses se hayan visto afectados tan raÃÅpidamente, el nuÃÅmero de casos muestra que la amenaza de pandemia se ha vuelto muy real, pero eÃÅsta podriÃÅa ser la primera pandemia en …

The Canary (2020-03-10). Trump's personal interests called into question as coronavirus crisis escalates. thecanary.co Donald Trump's responses to the coronavirus crisis have raised questions about the overlap of his public and personal concerns, with White House watchers asking whether the US president has a conflict of interests.One of Trump's first impulses after the outbreak of the coronavirus in China was to suggest it was a buying opportunity in the US stock market.And even as the global peril of the virus has escalated, Trump has leaned hard on his decades of experience as a businessman, keeping his focus on the economy and financial markets and urging people to continue travelling and patronising US businesses."You know,…

Stephen Wade, Graham Dunbar (2020-03-10). Impact would be global if coronavirus cancels Tokyo Olympics. peoplesworld.org

WSWS (2020-03-10). Germany sees rapid increase in coronavirus infections and first deaths. wsws.org The massive spread of the coronavirus in Germany shows both the government's indifference towards the dangers for the population and the precarious state of the country's health care system, which has been systematically run down in recent years.

Thomas Knapp (2020-03-10). Coronavirus: Politically Created Panic is the Real Pandemic. counterpunch.org As of early March, there were fewer than 200 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the United States. Nonetheless Congress passed, and US president Donald Trump signed, an $8.3 billion "emergency funding" bill theoretically related to containing the disease. Had the federal government done nothing at all, the "beer flu" might have conceivably have

teleSUR (2020-03-10). 'Coronavirus Kills Slowly, Is Highly Invasive': Cuban Expert. telesurenglish.net For the latest edition of his show Talking with Correa (Conversando con Correa), Ecuador's former President Rafael Correa hosted Cuban specialist in ‚Äã‚Äãgenetic engineering Luis Herrera, who provided some details about the novel coronavirus. | RELATED: | "It belongs to the family of RNA viruses," the expert said, recalling that this kind of disease has precedents. "One of the first epidemics, which be…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). US Sick-Leave Policies, Healthcare Hinder Coronavirus Efforts. telesurenglish.net The presence of the novel coronavirus in the United States, a country where crowdfunding platform GoFundMe is used as a health-care lifeline and even insured patients can face hefty co-payments when visiting the doctor for minor ailments, poses a major challenge for an inequality-riddled system. | RELATED: | The viral outbreak has revealed gaping holes in healthcare coverage at a time when people may need it most…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Europe Confronts COVID-19, Economic Impact Likely. telesurenglish.net European countries are tightening their measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected some 15,000 people across the European continent with about 40 countries reporting cases. | RELATED: | Apart from Italy, the hardest-hit country outside China, France, Germany, and Spain have reported more than 1,000 cases. | The rapid increase has forced many European countries to adopt stricter measures, i…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Chile Denounces Government Repression During Feminist Strike. telesurenglish.net The feminist general strike called in Chile on Monday as part of the celebrations of International Women's Day was repressed by the police of President Sebastian Piñera's government, according to the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH). | RELATED: | "Even though this was a peaceful day, which called to defend gender equality, the carabineros (Chilean police) attacked the demonstrators," the INDH president Sergio Micco to…

Stephen Lendman (2020-03-10). IDF Knee-Capping Besieged Gazans. Hundreds of Palestinians Killed. globalresearch.ca Live fire by Israeli soldiers, police, and other security forces against defenseless Palestinians threatening no one is official Jewish state policy. | What was instituted on the pretext of preventing harm to Israelis is systematically and repeatedly breached by IDF and …

Jonathan Ofir (2020-03-10). Israeli IDF Snipers Boast of Shooting 'Ducks' in Gaza'. Boasting About Their Hits. Unspoken Crimes against Humanity. globalresearch.ca Two days ago (Friday) a These accounts are …

Laura Carlsen (2020-03-10). The Organization of American States Is Eroding Faith in Democracy. counterpunch.org The actions of the OAS Electoral Mission in Bolivia, headed by the Costa Rican Manuel González Sanz, triggered a break with the democratic order, leading not only to the coup but the subsequent killings of pro-Morales protesters by security forces, who specifically targeted indigenous supporters of the nation's first indigenous president.

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Brazil: Feminist Farmers Start 'Seeds of Resistance' Campaign. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Movement of Female Farmers (MMC) Monday started the "Seeds of Resistance" national campaign as a way to highlighting social fights for gender equity, respect for Indigenous cultures, and defense of local producers. | RELATED: | This campaign also pursues to make visible the experience and wisdom of the Brazilian small farmers, who are permanently under attack from large companies, which are backed up by the far-right Pres…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Sanders and Biden Battle to Win New Democratic Primary in US. telesurenglish.net The United States celebrates another day of Democratic primaries this Tuesday, with former Vice President Joe Biden at the top of all polls, ahead of leftist Senator RELATED: | Millions of people in six states will vote this Tuesday for their favorite candidate in the race for the Democratic nomination, which will challenge Republican President Donald Tr…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). New Caravan of Honduran Migrants Advances to the United States. telesurenglish.net Honduras' social movements and civil organizations called for a new caravan of migrants that will leave this Tuesday from San Pedro Sula province, in the north of the country, towards the U.S.-Mexico border. | RELATED: | For the third time this year, hundreds of migrants will try to reach the United States by land, after trespassing Guatemala and Mexico. | In this country, the National Guard could block their way, once…

Stephen Lendman (2020-03-10). Dems Rigging Things for Establishment Figure "Moderate Jo" Biden? globalresearch.ca The myth of moderate Joe belies his hardline agenda throughout a near-half century of public life as US senator and vice president. | Along with most others on both sides of the aisle, his political record shows full support for endless …

Vijay Prashad (2020-03-10). Elon Musk is acting like a neo-Conquistador for South America's lithium. mronline.org Elon Musk, the head of Tesla, wants to build an electric car factory in Brazil. He was supposed to meet Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, in Miami in early March, but he was too busy; instead, Musk will go to Brazil sometime this year. |

Robert Hunziker (2020-03-10). Global Warming on a Rampage. counterpunch.org Global warming is not waiting around for the signatories to the Paris climate accord '15 to go to net zero emissions 2030/50. Sorry, those bold plans are way too little way too late. Already, across the board, the planet is on a hot streak that defies all projections. It's starting to look downright scary! Listen…

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (2020-03-10). Farmers say fight climate change by investing in sustainable family agriculture. peoplesworld.org The following op-ed is based on an open letter from National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), whose vision of agriculture is one where a safe, nutritious, ample, and affordable food supply is produced by a legion of family farmers who make a decent living pursuing their trade, while protecting the environment, and contributing to the strength …

The Canary (2020-03-10). Seabird numbers decline as climate breakdown bites, experts warn. thecanary.co Many seabirds are struggling in the face of food shortages and storms brought on by

Ben Cowles (2020-03-10). Interview: Somali captive exposes conditions in bogus "refugee camp" peoplesworld.org I spoke with an enslaved person last week. An African man from Somalia trapped in a detention center in Libya. He told me his name, but I promised not to mention it. He fears the guards will kill him if they know he has spoken out. So let's call him Hufan. Several months ago, Hufan …

The Canary (2020-03-10). Contaminated water at nuclear plant still an issue ahead of Tokyo Olympics. thecanary.co Work to deal with contaminated water at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant continues as the Olympic Games approach.Inside a giant decontamination facility at the destroyed plant, workers in hazmat suits monitor radioactive water pumped from three damaged reactors.The decontamination process is a key element of a contentious debate over what should be done with the nearly 1.2 million tons of still-radioactive water being closely watched by governments and organisations around the world ahead of this summer's Tokyo Olympics.The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, or Tepco, says it needs to free up sp…

Dean Baker (2020-03-10). Jobs Before COVID-19: Strong Employment Numbers, Weak Wage Growth. counterpunch.org Wage growth slowed further in February to just 3.0 percent over the last year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 273,000 jobs in February. The January figure was revised up to the same number, which, along with an upward revision to December's number, brought the three-month average to a very strong

Staff (2020-03-10). Would Reinstating the Draft End Our Forever Wars? truthdig.com What to make of the often-repeated claim that if only we did have a draft, this country might be far less eager to march into war?

The Canary (2020-03-10). Flood alerts issued as more heavy rain predicted. thecanary.co The Environment Agency has issued more than 30 flood warnings and 150 flood alerts with heavy rain predicted to affect areas of the country badly hit by last month's storms.Flood barriers are being deployed to protect Hereford, three weeks after a record high on the River Wye of 6.11 metres — more than two metres above the level which leads to minor flooding in the city.The Environment Agency said the River Wye was expected to peak in Hereford on Tuesday night at around five metres, while the Met Office has warned of heavy rain in parts of Wales and northern England. | There are currently 31 flood warnings.

Elliot Sperber (2020-03-10). The Messiah Wears a Corona. counterpunch.org The Messiah Wears a Corona Walking 'round the Navy Yard A baking pan in hand — both Shield and sword against the cars Among the stars Messiah wears a crown — a corona The virus among us, they say may Not be all that bad Killing off only the old world. We Will wake to

Staff (2020-03-10). Italy Locks Down Entire Country; Israel Tightens Entry. truthdig.com Virus fears also cause biggest drop in Wall Street stocks since 2008, and global oil prices suffer their worst percentage losses since 1991.

WSWS (2020-03-10). Afghanistan "peace" deal stalls as Kabul rivals are both sworn in as president. wsws.org The swearing in of two rival presidents of the US-backed puppet regime has upended so-called intra-Afghan talks set to begin today.

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Venezuela: Pro-Gov't and Opposition Hold Rallies in Caracas. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan pro-government protesters and sectors of the opposition took Tuesday to the streets of the capital, Caracas, staging parallel rallies led by both sides' main leaders. | RELATED: | Leading the pro-government march, Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Diosdado Cabello gave a speech in which he rejected the anti-democratic stance of a certain sector of the opp…

Ramzy Baroud (2020-03-10). Abuse, Oppression and Murder: The PA Does Israel's Dirty Work in the West Bank. mintpressnews.com Arbitrary arrests, torture, and violence are regular occurrences in occupied Palestine. While Israel is responsible for the greater share of the violation of Palestinian human rights, the PA is part and parcel of that same Israeli strategy.

Max Parry (2020-03-10). SYRIZA's Betrayal of Greece is a Spectre haunting the Left. dissidentvoice.org 'Super Tuesday' in the 2020 presidential election season is over and Senator Bernie Sanders's time as the unlikely frontrunner for the Democratic nomination may have stopped just as quick as it began. Despite an unprecedented smear campaign coordinated by the party leadership and corporate media against him, the self-described "democratic socialist" not only managed to …

Nick Licata (2020-03-10). Does the Scandinavian Model Support Bernie's Socialist Message? counterpunch.org Washington Post Columnist Fareed Zakaria in an op-ed accused Bernie Sanders's repeated exultation of the Northern Europe countries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway as examples of the kind of economic system he wants to bring to the United States as being an unrealistic fantasy; Sanders either ignores or misunderstands their policies. When it comes to supporting working

Andrew Korybko (2020-03-10). Saudi Arabia's Oil Price War Could Very Easily Backfire. globalresearch.ca Russia's rejection of its OPEC+ partners' request to further reduce oil production in response to slumping demand prompted Saudi Arabia to unwisely initiate an oil price war over the weekend as revenge, one which the Gulf country is ill-equipped to …

Andrew Korybko (2020-03-10). Russia's Rejection of OPEC+ Was the Result of Cold Geostrategic Calculations. globalresearch.ca Russia rejected its OPEC+ partners' request late last week to further curtail its oil production next month because it understood that doing so would make its American shale rivals more competitive, which would in turn empower the US to continue …

Staff (2020-03-10). Team Trump Tried to Bully the ICC Into Dropping War Crimes Probe But Failed. truthout.org After the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) found a reasonable basis to believe that U.S. military and Apparently succumbing to th…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-03-10). Time to Stop Pretending People With Serious Psychosis Can be "Independent" counterpunch.org On 30 March last year, a man suffering from severe mental illness walked out of his flat in north London and stabbed a woman in the back with a knife, inflicting injuries that left her paralysed for life. She was a complete stranger to him, as were the four other people whom he met by

H. Patricia Hynes (2020-03-10). Civil Disobedience in the Time of Climate Crisis. zcomm.org The judge ruled that the potential environmental and public health impacts of the pipeline — including the risk of climate change — had made civil disobedience legally necessary…

Jane McAlevey (2020-03-10). Climate Movement Needs to Talk With Union Members About Green Jobs. zcomm.org Source: The Intercept The 2020 election is the first presidential race with climate at its center. Throughout the Democratic primary, the potential loss of good construction and fossil fuel industry jobs has helped prevent moderate Democratic candidates, including frontrunner Joe Biden, from taking policy positions that would aggressively confront the fossil fuel industry and the

Claire Robinson (2020-03-10). The Adverse Effects of Genetically Modified Maize. Call for Retraction of EU-funded G-TwYST Study. globalresearch.ca Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen has published a peer-reviewed The EU-funded study was published in 2019 …

Reuters (2020-03-10). Fire Destroys Most Voting Machines in Venezuela's Capital. globalresearch.ca Venezuela's elections council said on Sunday that a fire over the weekend destroyed most of the voting machines stored in its main warehouse in the capital, Caracas, potentially complicating parliamentary elections scheduled for this year. | Nearly 50,000 voting machines and …

(2020-03-10). Palestinian Rights Organization Challenges Meritless Lawsuit Filed Against It. globalresearch.ca Last night, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) moved to dismiss a meritless lawsuit filed against it by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and several individuals. Human rights attorneys say the lawsuit targets USCPR's support of Palestinian rights and …

Lauren Smith (2020-03-10). The Big Heist: U.S. Imposed Economic Sanctions on One Third of Humanity. globalresearch.ca The US has become increasingly dependent on the use of unilateral economic sanctions to achieve its policy objectives against its declared targets since the start of the great recession in 2008. Presently, sanctions impact one-third of humanity in 39 countries. …

The Global Research Team (2020-03-10). Global Research: Pull-No-Punches Reporting on Global Power Relations. globalresearch.ca "Global Research provides penetrating analysis of world events. The articles published by this invaluable website pull no punches in reporting on global power relations." | — "Global Research is one of …

Larry Romanoff (2020-03-10). COVID-19 Marketing in the USA: Misinformation, Incompetence and Buffoonery. globalresearch.ca The content of this article will make little sense to you. The purpose in your reading it is to appreciate how little sense it makes. | The WHO described worldwide virus cases passing the 100,000-mark as a "somber moment". | The AFP …

Jacob G. Hornberger (2020-03-10). Lift the U.S. Embargo on Cuba. globalresearch.ca The U.S. embargo on Cuba has been in effect for 60 years. It's time to end it. | The embargo makes it a criminal offense for any American to spend money in Cuba or to do business in Cuba. If an …

Granma (2020-03-10). Western Union Suspends Family Remittances to Cuba, Except from the U.S. globalresearch.ca This is sanction number 191 imposed by the U.S. government on the Cuban people, with the purpose of causing discouragement and despair, while portraying revolutionary authorities as responsible for the damage caused by its aggressive policy | *** | The Donald Trump …

WSWS (2020-03-10). Trump picks ultra-right congressman Mark Meadows as new chief of staff. wsws.org The incoming chief of staff, Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina, was the leader of the ultra-right House Freedom Caucus.

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Russia: Lower House Approves 169 Constitutional Amendments. telesurenglish.net Russia's Lower House of the Federal Assembly Tuesday unanimously approved 169 amendments to the Constitution, which were proposed by RELATED: | During the debate, Alexander Karenlin, a lawmaker of the ruling party United Russia (UR), proposed advancin…

Gaither Stewart (2020-03-10). The Most Hated Man Who Ever Lived. counterpunch.org Western journalists covering the Euromaidan riots and murders in Kiev in late February of 2014 encountered a historical figure few recognized. The black-and-white image of pasty-faced Stepan Bandera was plastered everywhere in the Ukraine capital— on barricades, over the entrance to Kiev's city hall, and on the placards held by demonstrators calling for the overthrow

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Bachelet Condemns US Coercive Actions Against Venezuelan People. telesurenglish.net The RELATED: | In the oral update on the human rights situation in Venezuela, which took place at the UN H…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Uruguay Withdraws From Unasur and Returns to the US-Backed TIAR. telesurenglish.net Uruguay's Foreign Minister Ernesto Talvi Tuesday announced that his country withdraws from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and returns to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR). | RELATED: | "The Government of Uruguay decided to withdraw from Unasur, which has already been abandoned by most countries in the region with the exception of Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. It…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's RELATED: | "The White House is developing a chain of command t…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Merkel, Macron, Erdogan to Analyze Migration Crisis on March 17. telesurenglish.net Turkey's President

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Colombia: Ivan Cepeda Accuses Right-Wing Parties of Buying Vote. telesurenglish.net Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda presented his formal accusation against Maria Claudia Daza, the former adviser to ex-President Alvaro Uribe's, due to her implication in vote buying during the 2018 elections on behalf of current mandatary Ivan Duque. | RELATED: | Cepeda, who also was a representative or the Colombian government chamber, denounced the right-wing functionary to the General Prosecutor, Francisco Barbosa Delgado. | These a…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Bolivia: Congress Summons 3 Ministers to Explain Their Actions. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Plurinational Legislative Assembly (ALP) invited three ministers of RELATED: | This meeting should be attended by Communication Minister Maria Fernandez, Environment Minister Maria Pinckert, and Ru…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Brazil Only Buying Scrap Metal From US, Says Celso Amorim. telesurenglish.net Brazilian ex-chancellor Celso Amorim said that the South American nation would only buy scrap metal from the U.S. after the military agreement. | RELATED: | According to the former diplomatic, Trump pursues to align Brazil to his politics as an ally in the region. Amorim added: "If to do so, it is needed to do small buys or sell second hand, they will do it. We cannot be naàØve about that." | The ex-Foreign Minister pointed ou…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). Death Toll Rises in Italy's Prison Riots Over Virus Measures. telesurenglish.net The number of dead from riots in Italy's overcrowded prisons over RELATED: | Seven inmates died in the Modena prison on Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday, two others were found dead there as well as three imprisoned in Rieti, north…

teleSUR (2020-03-10). MAS Presents New Legal Resort To Enable Evo Morales' Candidacy. telesurenglish.net The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) presented a new legal recourse to qualify ex-president Evo Morales as a candidate for the first senatorship in Cochabamba, informed political secretary Froilan Fulguera on Tuesday. | RELATED: | In statements to Radio Fides, Fulguera said that the appeal was submitted to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), which he hopes will analyze and give viability "for brother Juan Evo Morales to continue…

Arshad Khan (2020-03-10). If You Like War, You'll Love Joe. counterpunch.org Like a cat with nine lives, Joe Biden keeps returning to the presidential race with a consistency akin to his votes for war — hard to find a war Joe did not like. He voted for the Iraq war, still running in one form or another with American troops on the ground — despite a

WSWS (2020-03-10). Macron government, #MeToo witch-hunters step up campaign against Roman Polanski after César award for J'accuse. wsws.org The night after the César awards, the same official upholders of "morality" in the French government announced the passage of massive cuts to the population's pensions.

Staff (2020-03-10). Congress Wary of Trump's Tax Break Plan to Address Virus Upheaval. truthdig.com The president, feeling pressure over outbreak and its financial fallout, meets with GOP allies who aren't inclined to spend more as of now.

WSWS (2020-03-10). Washington increases pressure on Beijing over Chinese media. wsws.org The demonization of China by Washington and its allies is part of a broader campaign to deflect social tensions outwards and to prepare for war.

WSWS (2020-03-10). WHO warns again of Covid-19 pandemic as Italy imposes nationwide lockdown. wsws.org At a press conference yesterday, WHO Director General Tedros raised the concern that governments and authorities are "not taking the deaths of elderly and senior citizens as a serious issue."

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Did COVID-19 Originate In China? "We must move beyond the temptation to give nationality to diseases."
Xinhua | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-11
Italian experts have praised China's anti-virus efforts while dismissing a U.S. Fox News television host's calling for a "formal apology" from China for the coronavirus outbreak. | Last Monday, U.S. Fox News host Jesse Watters demanded China apologize for the virus …
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Death Toll From Brazil's Mudslides Hits 44
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-11
The death toll from the devastating mudslides that occurred one week ago in southeast Brazil's Sao Paulo state has reached 44, local authorities said Tuesday. | RELATED: Brazil Only Buying Scrap Metal From US, Says Celso Amorim | Using heavy earth-moving machinery, firefighters dug up the body of a fellow rescue worker who died while trying to save a family buried under earth and rubble. | Another 34 people remain missing in the popular seaside resort town of Guaruja, whe…
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Caricom Prime Ministers to Make Post-Elections Visit to Guyana
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-11
Caribbean Community's Chairman and Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Mottley will lead a delegation of regional Prime Ministers on a special two-day mission to Guyana, starting March 11. | RELATED: | Caricom Urges Transparent Elections in Guyana To Avoid More Victims | The delegation will meet with the leadership of all parties that contested the poll, according to a statement released Tuesday by the organization. | Mottley will be joined by Prime Ministers Roosevelt Skerrit of…
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S.African Court Acquits Pres. Ramaphosa of Corruption Charges
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-11
The High Court in Pretoria, South Africa ruled Tuesday in favor of President Cyril Ramaphosa stating he did not lie to parliament about the donations' source of his 2017 campaign to lead the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party. | RELATED: | South African President Vows to Quell Attacks on Foreigners | In July, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane had alleged in a report that Ramaphosa deceived parliament about the 500,000 rand (US$32,500) donation for his campaign to succ…
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Indian farmer DESTROYS nearly $800,000 worth of chickens & eggs over coronavirus fake news on social media
rt.com | 2020-03-11
The coronavirus outbreak has not killed anyone in India so far, but it has been absolutely lethal to the poultry industry, with a false rumor leading one farmer to destroy his entire livelihood. | Dr. Suresh Bhatlekar, a poultry farmer from the town of Dahanu in the state of Maharashtra, is one of the many local poultry producers that have fallen victim to the coronavirus-linked panic, fueled by social media posts suggesting that the COVID-19 could be transmitted through white meat. | Though unfounded, the rumor has spread like wildfire on messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, prompting many to drop chicken an…
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'Sorry hipsters!': Coachella music festival postponed for October, succumbing to coronavirus fears
rt.com | 2020-03-11
Becoming the latest to fall victim to COVID-19, the Coachella music festival

Council on Foreign Relations cancels coronavirus-themed conference in NYC because of…coronavirus
rt.com | 2020-03-11
The Council on Foreign Relations has nixed a conference on "Doing Business Under Coronavirus," apparently not wanting to risk actually doing its business under the coronavirus epidemic laying siege to New York City. | The notorious think tank cancelled the talk, scheduled for Friday, as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 crept up to 36 in New York on Tuesday. Details of the event were elusive – it's not listed on the organization's website, and it's not clear who was supposed to attend. However, after an unknown number of attendees at both the Conservative Political Action Conference and the American-Is…
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Elusive bipartisan cooperation spotted in House leaders' daring last-minute rescue of controversial warrantless wiretapping powers
rt.com | 2020-03-11
Democrat and Republican House leaders have paused their partisan sniping to do the real work of governing: keeping unpopular surveillance programs, including roving NSA wiretaps and access to metadata, alive indefinitely. | With just four days to go before congressional authorization for the controversial provisions expires, a bipartisan contingent has swooped in to save the NSA from experiencing one second of separation anxiety from Americans' private communications. Committee heads from both sides of the aisle wrangled enough votes within their own parties to deliver a reauthorization bill on Tuesday night w…
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"Even a Fox News Audience Agrees": Sanders Rebuts Claims His Views Are "Extreme"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-10
During a Fox News town hall Monday night in Dearborn, Michigan on the eve of the state's crucial Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders made the case that

Nowhere Else to Go
Scott Owen | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
Let's get this straight, progressives want to get rid of Trump just as bad as anyone. Progressives hate Trump. Trump, the Republican Party and all that they represent is the antithesis of everything that progressives fight for and they are fighting now to get him out. The Democratic Party failed to keep him out and now they are heading right towards that same cliff. Progressives think they know why the Democrats lost to Trump, not because of Russians or third party voters but Democrats have closed their ears and minds to their allies, the progressives, and to any self-realization. Democrats are proving themselves…
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Big banks call for Wall Street deregulation to "fight Coronavirus"
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-03-10
As Naomi Klein laid out in her bestseller "Shock Doctrine," the wealthy elite use the confusion caused by economic and other disasters to quickly force through pro-free-market legislation. | Source…
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The Fed's Baffling Response to the Coronavirus Explained
Ellen Brown | truthdig.com | 2020-03-10
When the World Health Organization announced on Feb. 24 that it was time to prepare for a global pandemic, the stock market plummeted. Over the following week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 3,500 points, or 10%. In an attempt to contain the damage, the Federal Reserve on March 3 slashed the fed funds rate from 1.5% to 1.0%, in its first emergency rate move and biggest one-time cut since the 2008 financial crisis. But rather than reassuring investors, the move fueled another panic sell-off. | Exasperated com…
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Video: New Idlib Ceasefire Is Already Crumbling and Nobody Is Surprised
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
On March 6, the Syrian region of Greater Idlib entered another ceasefire phase with al-Qaeda-linked groups breathing a sigh of relief thanks to Turkish sacrifices in the battle against the Syrian Army. However, the pause in the Turkish-Syrian military confrontation …
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Syrian Christian Village Awaits the End of Al Qaeda's Occupation of Idlib
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
The western media has focused on Idlib as the last 'rebel' held area in Syria; however, it is held by Al Qaeda, not Syrian rebels. The Syrian rebels, aka " Free Syrian Army" , ceased to exist years …
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1983 CIA Document Reveals Plan to Destroy Syria, Foreshadows Current Crisis
Brandon Turbeville | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
As the Syrian crisis enters its ninth year, the Donald Trump administration is looking more and more like the Obama administration every day. With the Trump regime refusing to open useful dialogue with Russia regarding Syria, it's obvious anti-Iran and …
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The Battle for Idlib: Did Erdogan Capitulate to Putin in Moscow?
Phil Barbelé | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-10
There was a celebration in Syria when Russia announced a ceasefire agreement with Turkey on March 3 following a six-hour meeting between Presidents Erdogan and Putin in Moscow. Under the agreement, Erdogan agreed to pull back Turkish forces and not to contest territory that Syria had recently reclaimed from terrorist groups in eastern Aleppo and southern Idlib provinces. In fact, Turkey agreed not to intervene against Syrian troops in any of the areas from which it pulled back, in effect allowing Syrian forces to reclaim even more of its territory from terrorists in southern Idlib. | The agreement appeared to be…
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Russia: Lower House Approves 169 Constitutional Amendments
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Russia's Lower House of the Federal Assembly Tuesday unanimously approved 169 amendments to the Constitution, which were proposed by President Vladimir Putin and give Parliament more powers. | RELATED: | Russia, Turkey Agree Ceasefire Deal for Syria's Idlib | During the debate, Alexander Karenlin, a lawmaker of the ruling party United Russia (UR), proposed advancin…
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Merkel, Macron, Erdogan to Analyze Migration Crisis on March 17
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Emmanuel Macron will meet him in Istanbul on March 17 to discuss the migration crisis generated by the Syrian war an…
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Turkey's Failed Gamble in Syria
Conn Hallinan | zcomm.org | 2020-03-10
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's latest gamble in Syria's civil war appears to have come up snake eyes…
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Turkey's Erdogan faces growing resistance over involvement in Syria's civil war
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-10
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's latest gamble in Syria's civil war appears to have come up snake eyes. Instead of halting the Damascus government's siege of the last rebel held province, Idlib, Turkey has backed off, and Ankara's Syrian adventure is fueling growing domestic resistance to the powerful autocrat. The crisis began Feb. 25, when …
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China: 14 Temporary Hospitals Closed for Covid-19 Reduction
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
After a month of strict isolation and quarantine measures, the Chinese city of Wuhan, in Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, announced Monday the closure of 14 temporary hospitals, due to low levels of infection in the territory. | RELATED: | First Case of Coronavirus Reported in Colombia and Peru | Although there are still 19,000 people hospitalized nationwide because of the epidemic, Wuhan authorities announced that, due to the low level of infection reported…
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'Coronavirus Kills Slowly, Is Highly Invasive': Cuban Expert
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
For the latest edition of his show Talking with Correa (Conversando con Correa), Ecuador's former President Rafael Correa hosted Cuban specialist in ‚Äã‚Äãgenetic engineering Luis Herrera, who provided some details about the novel coronavirus. | RELATED: | Europe Confronts COVID-19, Economic Impact Likely | "It belongs to the family of RNA viruses," the expert said, recalling that this kind of disease has precedents. "One of the first epidemics, which be…
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Ecuadorean President Unleashes New Austerity Reform Package
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno announced Tuesday an austerity reform package as a direct result of the oil price slump and a struggling economy caused by neoliberal policies. | RELATED: | Oil Falls 30% As Saudi Arabia Slashes Prices, Sparks Price War | "The global coronavirus disease is generating an economic crisis worldwide, and has hit Ecuador hard," Moreno justified his decision, explaining that production, exports, tourism, and many other commercial activities, of almost…
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Financial Meltdown: The Impending Credit Crunch; The Next Shoe to Drop?
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
Last week's violent gyrations in the stock market are the result of a tug-of-war between two well-represented groups of investors. One group thinks the Coronavirus will severely impact the global economy pushing stocks further into the red, while the other …
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Lock Step, This Is No Futuristic Scenario: Panic and the Post-Pandemic Future?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
Every day world mainstream news reports more people in more countries diagnosed "positive" for the coronavirus illness, now called COVID-19. As the reported numbers grow, so does widespread nervousness, often in the form of panic shopping for masks, disinfections, toilet …
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Prisons Worldwide Face Coronavirus Crisis From Overcrowding, Lack of Sanitation
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-10
As Italy went on lockdown, nearly 30 prisons across the country broke into riots Sunday and Monday after visitation rights were suspended in response to the outbreak. In a prison in southern Italy, a riot left at least six incarcerated people dead and caused 50 people to escape. Prisoners have reportedly lit fires, charged guards and even escaped at multiple facilities. This comes as the United Nations confirmed that coronavirus had reached Iran's prisons, as the number of cases there continue…
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With 17 confirmed cases of coronavirus, Polish hospitals teeter on the brink of collapse
wsws.org | 2020-03-10
The breakdown of the Polish health care system is a direct result of the restoration of capitalism and decades of social cuts in which all bourgeois parties have been complicit.
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US Sick-Leave Policies, Healthcare Hinder Coronavirus Efforts
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
The presence of the novel coronavirus in the United States, a country where crowdfunding platform GoFundMe is used as a health-care lifeline and even insured patients can face hefty co-payments when visiting the doctor for minor ailments, poses a major challenge for an inequality-riddled system. | RELATED: | Italy, Israel, Others Take Extensive Measures as Virus Spreads | The viral outbreak has revealed gaping holes in healthcare coverage at a time when people may need it most…
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Death Toll Rises in Italy's Prison Riots Over Virus Measures
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
The number of dead from riots in Italy's overcrowded prisons over measures imposed to contain the coronavirus rose to 12 on Tuesday, officials said. | RELATED: | Guatemala Announces New Reforms to Prison System | Seven inmates died in the Modena prison on Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday, two others were found dead there as well as three imprisoned in Rieti, north…
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More Health Care Workers Are Self-Quarantining as Coronavirus Spreads
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-10
As the U.S. battles to limit the spread of the highly contagious new coronavirus, the number of health care workers ordered to self-quarantine because of potential exposure to an infected patient is rising at an exponential pace. In Vacaville, California, alone, one case

Italy in lockdown as coronavirus restrictions extended nationwide
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-10
Italy extended coronavirus travel restrictions previously limited to the country's north to the whole country on Tuesday, with soldiers and police enforcing bans.Some 9,172 people have been infected with Covid-19 in Italy, with 463 deaths, and there is a growing sense that the numbers will only worsen. | "We're only at the beginning," said Dr Massimo Galli, head of infectious disease at Sacco Hospital in Milan, where people at the city's main railway station were required to sign forms certifying the necessity of their travel.However, the Italian government assured its citizens that supermarkets will remain open…
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Coronavirus: Trump pushes tax cuts, lawmakers prefer helping workers, preventive measures
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-10
WASHINGTON–With the coronavirus threat to the U.S., including the U.S. economy, spreading, lawmakers and GOP President Donald Trump are going in two very different directions about how to help people nationwide. For lawmakers, especially the House's ruling Democrats, the chief object is to make sure there are ways to both minimize the circumstances that could …
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The coronavirus pandemic and the failure of capitalism
wsws.org | 2020-03-10
The crisis produced by the coronavirus pandemic has delivered a powerful message: the capitalist system and the needs of society are fundamentally incompatible.
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On Coronavirus, 'You Have to Combine Economic and Public Health Measures' – CounterSpin interview with Josh Bivens on coronavirus and the economy
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2020-03-10
Janine Jackson interviewed EPI's Josh Bivens about coronavirus and the economy for the March 6, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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Coronavirus: Politically Created Panic is the Real Pandemic
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
As of early March, there were fewer than 200 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the United States. Nonetheless Congress passed, and US president Donald Trump signed, an $8.3 billion "emergency funding" bill theoretically related to containing the disease. Had the federal government done nothing at all, the "beer flu" might have conceivably have…
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Coronavirus Exposes the Cracks in Globalization
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-10
The coronavirus will eventually pass, but the same cannot be said for the Panglossian phenomenon known as "globalization." Stripped of the romantic notion of a global village, the ugly process we've experienced over the past 40 years has been a case of governmental institutions being eclipsed by multinational corporations, acting to maximize profit in support of shareholders. To billions of us, it has resembled a looting process, of our social wealth, and political meaning. Governments that wanted to stay on top would have to learn to master soft power to learn to be relevant in a globalized world, mostly acting…
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Germany sees rapid increase in coronavirus infections and first deaths
wsws.org | 2020-03-10
The massive spread of the coronavirus in Germany shows both the government's indifference towards the dangers for the population and the precarious state of the country's health care system, which has been systematically run down in recent years.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/10/germ…

Will COVID-19 Kill Globalization?
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
At a dinner party in mid-February, an architect told me that he was having a problem finishing his building projects. It was the carpets. Most wall-to-wall carpeting for big construction projects in the United States, he explained, comes from China. The coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan

Testimony of a surgeon working in Bergamo, in the heart of Italy's coronavirus outbreak
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-03-10
In one of the non-stop e-mails that I receive from my hospital administration on a more than daily basis, there was a paragraph on "how to be responsible on social media", with some recommendations that we all can agree on. | Source…
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Australian PM makes a desperate pitch to avert economic disaster
wsws.org | 2020-03-10
Morrison's speech shows that his main concern is to protect corporate profits and prop up his discredited government, not protect people from the coronavirus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/10/morr…

Trump's personal interests called into question as coronavirus crisis escalates
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-10
Donald Trump's responses to the coronavirus crisis have raised questions about the overlap of his public and personal concerns, with White House watchers asking whether the US president has a conflict of interests.One of Trump's first impulses after the outbreak of the coronavirus in China was to suggest it was a buying opportunity in the US stock market.And even as the global peril of the virus has escalated, Trump has leaned hard on his decades of experience as a businessman, keeping his focus on the economy and financial markets and urging people to continue travelling and patronising US businesses."You know,…
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Coachella Festival Postponed Amid Virus Concerns
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-10
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe: | The Coachella music festival in Southern California has been postponed amid virus concerns. | The festival is organized by concert promoter Goldenvoice, which released a statement Tuesday saying it will be rescheduled for two weekends in October. | Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean had been scheduled to headline the April festival, which attracts tens of thousands to the desert community of Indio, California, and the nearby cities of Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. | The festival is held over two weekends has a reputation for eye-po…
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New York sending in National Guard to handle virus
Marina Villeneuve, Olga R. Rodriguez | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-10
New York's governor announced Tuesday he is sending the National Guard into a New York City suburb to help fight what is believed to be the nation's biggest cluster of coronavirus cases

Europe Confronts COVID-19, Economic Impact Likely
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
European countries are tightening their measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected some 15,000 people across the European continent with about 40 countries reporting cases. | RELATED: | China: 14 Temporary Hospitals Closed for Covid-19 Reduction | Apart from Italy, the hardest-hit country outside China, France, Germany, and Spain have reported more than 1,000 cases. | The rapid increase has forced many European countries to adopt stricter measures, i…
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Activists Call for Health Measures to Prevent Coronavirus at Immigrant Jails
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-10
As the world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we look at how the Trump administration's immigration policies may put everyone at risk. We go to Seattle, Washington, not far from the Life Care Center in the suburb of Kirkland, which was the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. In nearby Tacoma, Washington, our guest says she saw posters in English only when she went to visit immigrants held in the Northwest Detention Center, which is run by private prison company GEO Group. We speak with…
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Impact would be global if coronavirus cancels Tokyo Olympics
Stephen Wade, Graham Dunbar | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-10
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Prison riots erupt as Rome extends coronavirus lockdown to all of Italy
wsws.org | 2020-03-10
Inmates' families protested outside prisons against the authorities' refusal to release prisoners or provide them with protection from contagion inside overcrowded prisons.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/10/ital…

Toilet Paper Blues: Coronavirus and Pandemic Pantries
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
Fears of imminent apocalypse tend to be midwives to absurdity. The stockpiling fever that has gripped various populaces in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has taken various forms. "Pandemic pantries" are becoming the norm, suggesting that hoarding in the crisis tends to be a precursor to petty crime. In the United Sates, the…
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Chile Denounces Government Repression During Feminist Strike
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
The feminist general strike called in Chile on Monday as part of the celebrations of International Women's Day was repressed by the police of President Sebastian Piñera's government, according to the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH). | RELATED: | Chile: General Strike on Second Day of Feminist Protests | "Even though this was a peaceful day, which called to defend gender equality, the carabineros (Chilean police) attacked the demonstrators," the INDH president Sergio Micco to…
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US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced that the United States, Colombia, and Brazil have established an alliance to increase the aggression against the Bolivarian people through a naval blockade. | RELATED: | Venezuela's Multiparty Committee Tasked to Appoint New Electoral Officials In Session | "The White House is developing a chain of command t…
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Israeli IDF Snipers Boast of Shooting 'Ducks' in Gaza'. Boasting About Their Hits. Unspoken Crimes against Humanity
Jonathan Ofir | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
Two days ago (Friday) a piece came out in Haaretz by Ido Glazer, featuring stories from five anonymous snipers who told how they gunned down unarmed protesters at the March of Return near the Gaza perimeter fence. | These accounts are …
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IDF Knee-Capping Besieged Gazans. Hundreds of Palestinians Killed
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
Live fire by Israeli soldiers, police, and other security forces against defenseless Palestinians threatening no one is official Jewish state policy. | What was instituted on the pretext of preventing harm to Israelis is systematically and repeatedly breached by IDF and …
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The Organization of American States Is Eroding Faith in Democracy
Laura Carlsen | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
The actions of the OAS Electoral Mission in Bolivia, headed by the Costa Rican Manuel González Sanz, triggered a break with the democratic order, leading not only to the coup but the subsequent killings of pro-Morales protesters by security forces, who specifically targeted indigenous supporters of the nation's first indigenous president.
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Brazil: Feminist Farmers Start 'Seeds of Resistance' Campaign
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Brazil's Movement of Female Farmers (MMC) Monday started the "Seeds of Resistance" national campaign as a way to highlighting social fights for gender equity, respect for Indigenous cultures, and defense of local producers. | RELATED: | US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela | This campaign also pursues to make visible the experience and wisdom of the Brazilian small farmers, who are permanently under attack from large companies, which are backed up by the far-right Pres…
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Sanders and Biden Battle to Win New Democratic Primary in US
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
The United States celebrates another day of Democratic primaries this Tuesday, with former Vice President Joe Biden at the top of all polls, ahead of leftist Senator Bernie Sanders. | RELATED: | Super Tuesday: 'At Stake Is the Soul of the Democratic Party' | Millions of people in six states will vote this Tuesday for their favorite candidate in the race for the Democratic nomination, which will challenge Republican President Donald Tr…
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New Caravan of Honduran Migrants Advances to the United States
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Honduras' social movements and civil organizations called for a new caravan of migrants that will leave this Tuesday from San Pedro Sula province, in the north of the country, towards the U.S.-Mexico border. | RELATED: | Migrant Caravan Gathers on Guatemala Border To Enter Mexico | For the third time this year, hundreds of migrants will try to reach the United States by land, after trespassing Guatemala and Mexico. | In this country, the National Guard could block their way, once…
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The Immigration Churn
Doug Noble | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
Rochester NY pastor Katie Jo Suddaby was recently on the Southern border and witnessed first-hand the horrors the US is perpetrating on Central American migrants there. She reported about this at The Historic Calvary at Andrews Church; what follows is my writeup of her talk. Rev Suddaby started with the central, chilling point she wanted us,…
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Dems Rigging Things for Establishment Figure "Moderate Jo" Biden?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
The myth of moderate Joe belies his hardline agenda throughout a near-half century of public life as US senator and vice president. | Along with most others on both sides of the aisle, his political record shows full support for endless …
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Elon Musk is acting like a neo-Conquistador for South America's lithium
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-03-10
Elon Musk, the head of Tesla, wants to build an electric car factory in Brazil. He was supposed to meet Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, in Miami in early March, but he was too busy; instead, Musk will go to Brazil sometime this year. | Source…
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Afghanistan "peace" deal stalls as Kabul rivals are both sworn in as president
wsws.org | 2020-03-10
The swearing in of two rival presidents of the US-backed puppet regime has upended so-called intra-Afghan talks set to begin today.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/10/afgh…

Venezuela: Pro-Gov't and Opposition Hold Rallies in Caracas
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Venezuelan pro-government protesters and sectors of the opposition took Tuesday to the streets of the capital, Caracas, staging parallel rallies led by both sides' main leaders. | RELATED: | Venezuela's Multiparty Committee Tasked to Appoint New Electoral Officials In Session | Leading the pro-government march, Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Diosdado Cabello gave a speech in which he rejected the anti-democratic stance of a certain sector of the opp…
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Time to Stop Pretending People With Serious Psychosis Can be "Independent"
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
On 30 March last year, a man suffering from severe mental illness walked out of his flat in north London and stabbed a woman in the back with a knife, inflicting injuries that left her paralysed for life. She was a complete stranger to him, as were the four other people whom he met by…
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SYRIZA's Betrayal of Greece is a Spectre haunting the Left
Max Parry | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-10
'Super Tuesday' in the 2020 presidential election season is over and Senator Bernie Sanders's time as the unlikely frontrunner for the Democratic nomination may have stopped just as quick as it began. Despite an unprecedented smear campaign coordinated by the party leadership and corporate media against him, the self-described "democratic socialist" not only managed to …
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Bachelet Condemns US Coercive Actions Against Venezuelan People
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Tuesday reiterated her concern about the new unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against the Venezuelan people. | RELATED: | US, Colombia, Brazil Hold Alliance to Attack Venezuela | In the oral update on the human rights situation in Venezuela, which took place at the UN H…
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Team Trump Tried to Bully the ICC Into Dropping War Crimes Probe But Failed
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-03-10
After the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) found a reasonable basis to believe that U.S. military and CIA leaders committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, Team Trump threatened to ban ICC judges and prosecutors from the U.S. and warned it would impose economic sanctions on the Court if it launched an investigation. | Apparently succumbing to th…
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Abuse, Oppression and Murder: The PA Does Israel's Dirty Work in the West Bank
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-10
Arbitrary arrests, torture, and violence are regular occurrences in occupied Palestine. While Israel is responsible for the greater share of the violation of Palestinian human rights, the PA is part and parcel of that same Israeli strategy.
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Does the Scandinavian Model Support Bernie's Socialist Message?
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
Washington Post Columnist Fareed Zakaria in an op-ed accused Bernie Sanders's repeated exultation of the Northern Europe countries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway as examples of the kind of economic system he wants to bring to the United States as being an unrealistic fantasy; Sanders either ignores or misunderstands their policies. When it comes to supporting working…
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Russia's Rejection of OPEC+ Was the Result of Cold Geostrategic Calculations
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
Russia rejected its OPEC+ partners' request late last week to further curtail its oil production next month because it understood that doing so would make its American shale rivals more competitive, which would in turn empower the US to continue …
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Saudi Arabia's Oil Price War Could Very Easily Backfire
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
Russia's rejection of its OPEC+ partners' request to further reduce oil production in response to slumping demand prompted Saudi Arabia to unwisely initiate an oil price war over the weekend as revenge, one which the Gulf country is ill-equipped to …
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Global Research: Pull-No-Punches Reporting on Global Power Relations
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
"Global Research provides penetrating analysis of world events. The articles published by this invaluable website pull no punches in reporting on global power relations." |

Lift the U.S. Embargo on Cuba
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
The U.S. embargo on Cuba has been in effect for 60 years. It's time to end it. | The embargo makes it a criminal offense for any American to spend money in Cuba or to do business in Cuba. If an …
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The Big Heist: U.S. Imposed Economic Sanctions on One Third of Humanity
Lauren Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
The US has become increasingly dependent on the use of unilateral economic sanctions to achieve its policy objectives against its declared targets since the start of the great recession in 2008. Presently, sanctions impact one-third of humanity in 39 countries. …
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The Adverse Effects of Genetically Modified Maize. Call for Retraction of EU-funded G-TwYST Study
Claire Robinson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen has published a peer-reviewed paper criticising the EU-funded 2-year feeding study on GM maize that claimed to show no adverse effects from the GM diet. | The EU-funded study was published in 2019 …
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COVID-19 Marketing in the USA: Misinformation, Incompetence and Buffoonery
Larry Romanoff | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
The content of this article will make little sense to you. The purpose in your reading it is to appreciate how little sense it makes. | The WHO described worldwide virus cases passing the 100,000-mark as a "somber moment". | The AFP …
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Fire Destroys Most Voting Machines in Venezuela's Capital
Reuters | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
Venezuela's elections council said on Sunday that a fire over the weekend destroyed most of the voting machines stored in its main warehouse in the capital, Caracas, potentially complicating parliamentary elections scheduled for this year. | Nearly 50,000 voting machines and …
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Western Union Suspends Family Remittances to Cuba, Except from the U.S
Granma | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
This is sanction number 191 imposed by the U.S. government on the Cuban people, with the purpose of causing discouragement and despair, while portraying revolutionary authorities as responsible for the damage caused by its aggressive policy | *** | The Donald Trump …
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Palestinian Rights Organization Challenges Meritless Lawsuit Filed Against It

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-10
Last night, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) moved to dismiss a meritless lawsuit filed against it by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and several individuals. Human rights attorneys say the lawsuit targets USCPR's support of Palestinian rights and …
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Interview: Somali captive exposes conditions in bogus "refugee camp"
Ben Cowles | peoplesworld.org | 2020-03-10
I spoke with an enslaved person last week. An African man from Somalia trapped in a detention center in Libya. He told me his name, but I promised not to mention it. He fears the guards will kill him if they know he has spoken out. So let's call him Hufan. Several months ago, Hufan …
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The Most Hated Man Who Ever Lived
Gaither Stewart | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
Western journalists covering the Euromaidan riots and murders in Kiev in late February of 2014 encountered a historical figure few recognized. The black-and-white image of pasty-faced Stepan Bandera was plastered everywhere in the Ukraine capital– on barricades, over the entrance to Kiev's city hall, and on the placards held by demonstrators calling for the overthrow…
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Bolivia: Congress Summons 3 Ministers to Explain Their Actions
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Bolivia's Plurinational Legislative Assembly (ALP) invited three ministers of the coup-born regime lead by Jeanine Añez to attend a hearing session on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Parliament Censors Jeanine àÅñez's Allies Minister | This meeting should be attended by Communication Minister Maria Fernandez, Environment Minister Maria Pinckert, and Ru…
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Contaminated water at nuclear plant still an issue ahead of Tokyo Olympics
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-10
Work to deal with contaminated water at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant continues as the Olympic Games approach.Inside a giant decontamination facility at the destroyed plant, workers in hazmat suits monitor radioactive water pumped from three damaged reactors.The decontamination process is a key element of a contentious debate over what should be done with the nearly 1.2 million tons of still-radioactive water being closely watched by governments and organisations around the world ahead of this summer's Tokyo Olympics.The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, or Tepco, says it needs to free up sp…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2020/03/1…

Brazil Only Buying Scrap Metal From US, Says Celso Amorim
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Brazilian ex-chancellor Celso Amorim said that the South American nation would only buy scrap metal from the U.S. after the military agreement. | RELATED: | Brazil: Feminist Farmers Start 'Seeds of Resistance' Campaign | According to the former diplomatic, Trump pursues to align Brazil to his politics as an ally in the region. Amorim added: "If to do so, it is needed to do small buys or sell second hand, they will do it. We cannot be naàØve about that." | The ex-Foreign Minister pointed ou…
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Washington increases pressure on Beijing over Chinese media
wsws.org | 2020-03-10
The demonization of China by Washington and its allies is part of a broader campaign to deflect social tensions outwards and to prepare for war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/10/usch…

Jobs Before COVID-19: Strong Employment Numbers, Weak Wage Growth
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
Wage growth slowed further in February to just 3.0 percent over the last year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 273,000 jobs in February. The January figure was revised up to the same number, which, along with an upward revision to December's number, brought the three-month average to a very strong…
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WHO warns again of Covid-19 pandemic as Italy imposes nationwide lockdown
wsws.org | 2020-03-10
At a press conference yesterday, WHO Director General Tedros raised the concern that governments and authorities are "not taking the deaths of elderly and senior citizens as a serious issue."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/10/viru…

Flood alerts issued as more heavy rain predicted
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-10
The Environment Agency has issued more than 30 flood warnings and 150 flood alerts with heavy rain predicted to affect areas of the country badly hit by last month's storms.Flood barriers are being deployed to protect Hereford, three weeks after a record high on the River Wye of 6.11 metres

Macron government, #MeToo witch-hunters step up campaign against Roman Polanski after César award for J'accuse
wsws.org | 2020-03-10
The night after the César awards, the same official upholders of "morality" in the French government announced the passage of massive cuts to the population's pensions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/03/10/jacc…

Congress Wary of Trump's Tax Break Plan to Address Virus Upheaval
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-10
The president, feeling pressure over outbreak and its financial fallout, meets with GOP allies who aren't inclined to spend more as of now.
truthdig.com/articles/congress-wary-of-t…

If You Like War, You'll Love Joe
Arshad Khan | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
Like a cat with nine lives, Joe Biden keeps returning to the presidential race with a consistency akin to his votes for war

Global Warming on a Rampage
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
Global warming is not waiting around for the signatories to the Paris climate accord '15 to go to net zero emissions 2030/50. Sorry, those bold plans are way too little way too late. Already, across the board, the planet is on a hot streak that defies all projections. It's starting to look downright scary! Listen…
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MAS Presents New Legal Resort To Enable Evo Morales' Candidacy
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) presented a new legal recourse to qualify ex-president Evo Morales as a candidate for the first senatorship in Cochabamba, informed political secretary Froilan Fulguera on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Congress Summons 3 Ministers to Explain Their Actions | In statements to Radio Fides, Fulguera said that the appeal was submitted to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), which he hopes will analyze and give viability "for brother Juan Evo Morales to continue…
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Global Warming on a Rampage
Robert Hunziker | zcomm.org | 2020-03-10
The year 2019 is the 43rd consecutive year, since 1977, with both land and ocean temperatures above the global 20th century average…
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Seabird numbers decline as climate breakdown bites, experts warn
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-10
Many seabirds are struggling in the face of food shortages and storms brought on by climate breakdown, conservationists have warned.The warning comes as the latest report on breeding seabirds from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee reveals significant declines in species such as Arctic skuas, kittiwakes and northern fulmars in the past two decades.Numbers of black legged kittiwakes are estimated to have halved since 2000, when the last major census of breeding seabirds took place, while Arctic skuas are down 70% and northern fulmars are down 36…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/03/10/seabird-…

Flood alerts issued as more heavy rain predicted
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-03-10
The Environment Agency has issued more than 30 flood warnings and 150 flood alerts with heavy rain predicted to affect areas of the country badly hit by last month's storms.Flood barriers are being deployed to protect Hereford, three weeks after a record high on the River Wye of 6.11 metres

Global Warming on a Rampage
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-10
Global warming is not waiting around for the signatories to the Paris climate accord '15 to go to net zero emissions 2030/50. Sorry, those bold plans are way too little way too late. Already, across the board, the planet is on a hot streak that defies all projections. It's starting to look downright scary! | …
counterpunch.org/2020/03/10/global-warmi…

Progressives Warn Biden Is Anything but a Safe Choice
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-10
As voters head to the polls, Naomi Klein argues that Democrats can't afford to nominate a candidate committed to preserving the status quo.
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Would Reinstating the Draft End Our Forever Wars?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-03-10
What to make of the often-repeated claim that if only we did have a draft, this country might be far less eager to march into war?
truthdig.com/articles/would-reinstating-…

Colombia: Ivan Cepeda Accuses Right-Wing Parties of Buying Vote
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda presented his formal accusation against Maria Claudia Daza, the former adviser to ex-President Alvaro Uribe's, due to her implication in vote buying during the 2018 elections on behalf of current mandatary Ivan Duque. | RELATED: | Violence Against Women Leaders Increases in Colombia | Cepeda, who also was a representative or the Colombian government chamber, denounced the right-wing functionary to the General Prosecutor, Francisco Barbosa Delgado. | These a…
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Uruguay Withdraws From Unasur and Returns to the US-Backed TIAR
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-10
Uruguay's Foreign Minister Ernesto Talvi Tuesday announced that his country withdraws from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and returns to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR). | RELATED: | Uruguay: Lacalle's Investiture Ceremony Alined With US Biases | "The Government of Uruguay decided to withdraw from Unasur, which has already been abandoned by most countries in the region with the exception of Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela. It…
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Civil Disobedience in the Time of Climate Crisis
H. Patricia Hynes | zcomm.org | 2020-03-10
The judge ruled that the potential environmental and public health impacts of the pipeline