2021-02-23: Social Media Postees

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U.S. COVID Death Toll Hits 500,000 as Rich Nations Hoard Vaccines, Leaving Poorer Nations Without Any
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-23
The United States has passed 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, by far the highest toll in the world. The morbid milestone comes as new COVID-19 cases continue to fall across the country amid an accelerating vaccine rollout, but the head of the World Health Organization is calling on rich countries not to undermine efforts to get vaccines to poorer nations by buying up billions of doses — in some cases ordering enough to vaccinate their populations more than once. "The inequities that we've seen here are just absolutely stunning," says Dr. Craig Spencer, director of global health in emergency medicine at Columbia Uni…
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WHO Urges Rich Countries to Stop Undermining Efforts to Vaccinate Poorer Ones
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-23
The United States has passed 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, by far the highest toll in the world. The morbid milestone comes as new COVID-19 cases continue to fall across the country amid an accelerating vaccine rollout, but the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on rich countries not to undermine efforts to get vaccines to poorer nations by buying up billions of doses — in some cases ordering enough to vaccinate their populations more than once. "The inequities that we've s…
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Beyond Trump and Biden: A Progressive Party Can Rise
Jonathan H. Martin | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-23
"Once new possibilities for change that are within reach of ordinary people become evident, or at least once people think they are evident and within reach, popular aspirations also expand." — Francis Fox Piven, Challenging Authority (2006, 141–2) Crisis can open the door to opportunities previously seen as desirable but impossible. As 2021 unfolds, more…
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President Biden Honors 500K Dead. He didn't say so, but they didn't have to Die
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-23
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — President Biden on Monday honored the deaths of 500,000 Americans from COVID-19. It is a very large number, and commentator Sanjay Gupta at CNN had tears in his eyes because, he said, "they didn't have to die." President Biden clearly cares about these deaths. He commemorated their lives and their …
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Biden Betrays Promise to Fight for $15
James Dennis Hoff | zcomm.org | 2021-02-23
In a conference call with governors last week, Biden assured them that a federal increase in the minimum wage will not pass congress and that he has no intention of fighting to make it happen…
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The Fake Debate Over a Minimum Wage
Richard D. Wolff | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-23
Capitalism's "conservative" defenders yet again oppose raising the minimum wage. They fought raising it in the past much as they tried to prevent the Fair Labor Standards Act (1938) that first mandated a U.S. minimum wage. The major argument opponents have used is this: setting or raising a minimum wage threatens small employers. They may collapse or else fire employees; either way, jobs are lost. What is conveniently assumed here is a necessary contradiction between minimum wages and small business jobs. That assumption enables opponents to claim that not setting a legal minimum wage, like not raising it, saves…
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Unions, Poor People's Campaign press wage hike ahead of Congress vote
PAI | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-23
WASHINGTON (PAI)–With notable union backing, led by Service Employees President Mary Kay Henry, the New Poor People's Campaign turned up pressure on Congress to approve raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, ahead of key votes on Capitol Hill. The pressure came in nine live demonstrations from coast to coast, despite rain in …
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The Spoils of War: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the "international community".
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Andrés Arauz warns of plans to obstruct second round presidential elections in Ecuador
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-23
Progressive candidate Andrés Arauz denounced actions of the prosecutor's office and the comptroller's office to seize electronic electoral information as an attempt to prevent run-off elections from taking place.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/23/andres-ar…

How the Israeli Occupation has devastated the Palestinian Economy
Ibrahim Saleh | juancole.com | 2021-02-23
( Al-Shabakah) — The Israeli occupation has crippled Palestinian productive sectors, leading to the dominance of internal trade in the Palestinian economy. Al-Shabaka policy analyst, Ibrahim Shikaki, examines how these structural distortions developed as a result of Israel's oppressive economic policies since it occupied Palestine in 1967. He offers recommendations to the international community and …
juancole.com/2021/02/occupation-devastat…

Biden and the Iran nuclear deal: what to expect from the negotiations
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-02-23
By Ali Bilgic | — As Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, speculation was rife that one of the first things his administration would do would be to seek re-entry to the Iran nuclear deal that had been quit by his predecessor in the White House. The Joint …
juancole.com/2021/02/nuclear-expect-nego…

Reviving Iran deal is 'most urgent' priority, says EU's Josep Borrell
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-23
Reviving Iran deal is 'most urgent' priority, says EU's Josep Borrell | Top European official rejects push to expand nuclear deal beyond its current scope to address other issues with Iran | Ali Harb | Tue, 02/23/2021 – 18: 46 | Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) welcomes EU's Josep Borrell in Tehran on 3 February 2020 (AFP/File photo) | Top EU foreign policy official Josep Borrell has called reviving the Iran nuclear deal "th…
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Texas Jabberwockery — Cruz Roasted After Fleeing Blizzard
Robert S. Becker | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-23
Even worse than backing Trumpster — Glaring "dereliction of duty…"
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Wage Cap Allows Millionaires to Stop Contributing to Social Security on February 23, 2021
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2021-02-23
Today is the first day of 2021 that millionaires make no contribution to Social Security. Social Security gives retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to almost one-in-five Americans every year, many of whom are children. However, contributions to the program are capped to the first $142,800 of wage income per year. This means that someone who …
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If the Biden Administration Is Serious About Protecting Voting Rights, Here's What It Should Do Immediately
Ronald Newman | aclu.org | 2021-02-23
This op-ed was originally published by TIME Magazine and can be read in full here. | On Jan. 6, 2021, millions watched, horrified, as agitators hellbent on overturning the election results and disenfranchising Black and Brown voters staged an insurrection on the Capitol, fueled by demonstrably false allegations of voter fraud. While there are clear problems with our democracy and voting systems that must be fixed, these…
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Empire Files: Biden Sells Missiles To Fascists + US Base Destroys Ancient Coral Reef
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-23
Abby Martin covers Biden's first arms deals to major human rights abusers Chile & Egypt; another US military base in Okinawa, opposed by majority of residents, threatens unique biodiversity; militia puts US at crossroads of a new Iraq war; Ecuador's presidential election defies US imperialism. | "This is Abby Martin with your Empire update wrapping up the last week of US imperialism. The Biden administration has approved its first arms sale to a foreign government, the right wing regime of Chile. On February 6th, the State Department gave the green light to the sale of 16 advanced missiles to the Chilean military…
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Arabic press review: Egyptian judge accused of running drug-trafficking network
Mohammad Ayesh | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-23
Arabic press review: Egyptian judge accused of running drug-trafficking network | Meanwhile, Palestinians in contact with international community to pressure Israel to allow Jerusalemites to vote in elections, and Kuwait prohibits all trade in Bitcoin | Mohammad Ayesh | Tue, 02/23/2021 – 14: 58 | An Egyptian judge, the son of a senior judge at the Court of Cassation, is accused of forming a narcotics ring (AFP)…
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California petition drive on track to force recall election this year
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2021-02-23
The right-wing petition drive against California Governor Gavin Newsom, organized by the state Republican Party, is on track to reach the 1.5 million signature threshold required to force a recall election later this year.
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Outrage as Labour North West bans candidates from Liverpool mayoral elections
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-02-23
Labour North West has barred all three shortlisted candidates for the Liverpool mayoral elections, leaving many voters confused and angry. | Shortlisted candidates acting mayor Wendy Simon, current lord mayor Anna Rothery, and former deputy mayor Ann O'Byrne were supposed to be competing for Joe Anderson's vacated position from last week. | Instead, an email sent to Labour party members announced the application process would be reopened. According to the Liverpool Echo, no previous candidates are…
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Amazon tries to bribe workers to quit before union vote
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-23
Bessemer, AL – As workers at Amazon's Bessemer, Alabama warehouse have begun voting by mail on whether or not to join the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), Amazon is pulling out all of the stops to try to coerce them out of voting for the union. They are trying many tactics straight out of the age-old union busting playbook and have forced workers to attend anti-union meetings, even in violation of Amazon's own social distancing policies. | Each day Amazon workers receive text messages from the company, often many times a day. Many of these texts have implied that if the union is voted in, then…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/2/23/amazon-t…

Conservative Democrat Joe Manchin playing a dangerous game
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-23
The press is talking about how a conservative Democratic senator from West Virginia is now allegedly one of the most powerful movers and shakers in the nation's capital. Sen. Joe Manchin has been an enormous headache for President Joe Biden by threatening to sink the $15 minimum wage and by promising to vote down Biden's …
peoplesworld.org/article/conservative-de…

Ecuador: Electoral Authority Does Not Authorize Computer Audits
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-23
Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) on Tuesday denied the Comptroller's Office request to audit the computer system that is being used for the ongoing electoral process. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Indigenous Caravan for Vote Recount Approaches Quito | The decision was made by the CNE plenary after a meeting in which Technology Coordinator Christian Cerda and Legal Advisor Director Enrique Vaca explained that there are both technical and legal limitations to meet Deputy Comptroll…
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Before Forcing the Vote on Medicare for All, We Must Build Power
Natalie Shure | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
Before Forcing the Vote on Medicare for All, We Must Build Power…
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We Can't Miss the Next Chance to Force the Vote on Medicare for All
Chase Iron Eyes | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
We Can't Miss the Next Chance to Force the Vote on Medicare for All…
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Does a Third Party Have a Shot at Success in the US Political System?
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
The GOP has realised that it cannot win back the US Congress without Donald Trump, while tens of millions of average American voters believe that the former president represents their values and their aims, say American observers, commenting on the recent poll showing Republican voters' loyalty to Trump.
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'Haven't thought about that': Biden's AG nominee Garland dodges question whether illegal immigration should remain a crime
rt.com | 2021-02-23
Former judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated by President Joe Biden to lead the Justice Department, seemed to say "I don't know" a lot at his Senate confirmation hearing, including when asked about illegal immigration. | Also on rt.com | | Congress rolls out Biden's immigration bill banning the term 'ILLEGAL ALIEN' and providing 'pathway' to citizenship | Senators questioned Garland on Monday ahead of the floor vote on his nomination, which appears to be a foregone conclusion. Time and again, however, he would not commit to things such as safeg…
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China slams Canada for calling treatment of Uighurs 'genocide'
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Beijing, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- China on Tuesday slammed the Canadian parliament voted to call the treatment of the Uighur minority population a "genocide." Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Beijing had lodged a formal protest with Ottawa over the move. "Facts have proven that there was no genocide in Xinjiang. This is a lie concocted …
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Top Azerbaijan official hails Turkey's Bayraktar drones
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
Speaking at a program organized by Turkey's Ankara University ahead of the 29th anniversary of the Khojaly Massacre by Armenian forces against Azerbaijanis, Emin Amrullayev said the 44-day Karabakh war that began on Sept. 27 underlined the importance of Turkish weaponry."The war of the 21st century is a technology war. Turkey's Bayraktar UAVs played a great role in our victory," he said, referring to the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and other settlements from an Armenian occupation that lasted for nearly three decades.The two countries signed a Russian-brokered agreement on Nov. 10 to end the fighting and work…
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Top Azerbaijan official hails Turkey's Bayraktar drones
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
Azerbaijan's education minister on Monday hailed the role of Turkey's Bayraktar drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in his country's recent war with Armenia over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh (Upper Karabakh).Speaking at a program organized by Turkey's Ankara University ahead of the 29th anniversary of the Khojaly Massacre by Armenian forces against Azerbaijanis, Emin Amrullayev said the 44-day Karabakh war that began on Sept. 27 underlined the importance of Turkish weaponry."The war of the 21st century is a technology war. Turkey's Bayraktar UAVs played a great role in our victory," he said, referrin…
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Bolivia to receive 500,000 doses of vaccine from China
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
A special plane of the Bolivian national airline is making its way to bring Sinopharm's coronavirus vaccines from China to its homeland, President Luis Arce has announced."We report that a [Boliviana de Aviacion] Boeing 767 plane is heading to Beijing to bring half a million Sinopharm vaccines to our country," Arce tweeted on Monday. "We appreciate President Xi Jinping's support in fighting the pandemic."The South American country has recorded more than 243,000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 11,500 related deaths, according to the latest data by its Health Ministry.The country already began inoculation in late January…
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Bolivian envoy submits credentials to Foreign Min. Zarif
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-23
TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (MNA) — Bolivia's new ambassador to Iran Romina Pérez Ramos submitted a copy of her credentials to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a Sunday meeting in Tehran.
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A People's History of Struggle: Liberty or Lockdown
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-23
UK health minister Matt Hancock has warned the government's timeline for unlocking coronavirus restrictions could be slowed as ministers remain "vigilant" against infection rates. What began in March 2020 as a three-week lockdown to 'save the NHS' has turned into a year-long clampdown on fundamental liberties with the spectre of freedom through vaccination ('COVID status …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/a-peoples-his…

Demographic characteristics of people receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-23
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with states to provide more information on the demographic characteristics of vaccinated people.
mronline.org/2021/02/23/demographic-char…

Mourning Dr. Agha Saeed, Celebrating his Life
Sami Al-Arian | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-23
Dr. Agha Saeed , a towering American-Muslim figure has passed away today in a nursing home at the age of 72, due to complications from Covid-19. He had also been silently suffering from Parkinson's for over eight years. The history of American Muslims will be incomplete and extremely inadequate without recognizing Dr. Saeed's life achievements…
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As the Pandemic Raged, Abortion Access Nearly Flickered Out
Amy Littlefield | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
As the Pandemic Raged, Abortion Access Nearly Flickered Out…
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WHO Memo Shows China Did 'Little' to Search for Covid Origin in Pandemic's Early Months, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
Earlier this month, World Health Organization investigators wrapped up a month-long probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic at its suspected Wuhan 'ground zero', concluding that it was "extremely likely" that the first coronavirus case was transmitted from an animal to a human, although the exact animal source has yet to be identified.
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FAA Administrator Warns of New Safety Risks in Aviation System In Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
US Federal Aviation Administration Director Steve Dickson said on Tuesday that as society returns to normality, airline safety measures will have to be more proactive about the industry's ability to facilitate the spread of pathogens like COVID-19.
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Scotland's Sturgeon to Unveil 'Sustainable' Plan for COVID Lockdown Exit 'Driven by Data, Not Dates'
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the Scottish parliament last week to say that while the national lockdown would continue until the beginning of March "at least", children would start to gradually return to school amid a reduction in coronavirus cases and hospitalisations.
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Over 33 Percent of Low-Paid Workers Lost Jobs During Pandemic
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-23
Economic crises shine a spotlight on a society's inequities and hierarchies, as well as its commitment to support those who are most vulnerable in such grievous moments. The calamity created by Covid-19 is no exception. The economic fallout from that pandemic has tested the nation's social safety net as never before. | Between February and May 2020, the number of unemployed workers soared more than threefold — from 6.2 million to 20.5 million. The jobless rate spiked in a similar fashion from 3.8% to…
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'The containers offer privacy!' Biden under fire for opening child detainment center, but some liberals jump to defend him
rt.com | 2021-02-23
The first child immigration detainment facility under President Joe Biden opened this week, prompting Democrats who had attacked former President Donald Trump for maintaining similar facilities to go on the defensive. | A former oil field worker camp in Carrizo Springs, Texas, it was briefly used as a detainment facility by the Trump administration in 2019 before being closed down, but is now back in operation to hold "up to 700 children," with the Biden administration saying it was needed since capacity has been cut at other facilities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. | Immigration activists were saddened to hea…
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EU Commission asks Germany again not to close borders
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
The European Commission will again remind EU member states not to close borders between member states, an EU commissioner said on Tuesday. | "The Commission wants to recall to the European member states that it is a necessity to go back to a coordinated approach on all the measures taken in relation to the free movement of people and goods," Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders explained in a video message posted on social media ahead of a virtual meeting of EU ministers. | The ministers are expected to debate the bloc's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including border closures and the vaccination campaign…
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'Ankara ready to do its part to bring Turkmen gas to Europe'
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
Highlighting close ties with Turkmenistan in various fields, including energy, Turkey's foreign minister said on Tuesday that Ankara is ready to do its part to bring Turkmenistan's natural gas through Turkish soil to Europe."Our economic relations [with Turkmenistan] are gradually increasing, our trade volume is expanding despite the [COVID-19] pandemic," Mevlut Cavusoglu told a joint news conference with his Turkmen counterpart Rashid Meredov in the capital Ankara.Mentioning that the two countries have ties on regional issues as well as energy and transportation, he noted that the cooperation in the fields will…
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Boris Johnson unveils plan to end England COVID-19 restrictions
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
The UK government on Monday said it will prioritize social contact with loved ones and the reopening of schools over the hospitality sector in its roadmap that will ease England out of its third coronavirus lockdown.Addressing MPs in parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out a four-stage plan for the easing of restrictions across England to gradually reopen the nation following three months of closure.Stage one will involve the reopening of all schools on March 8 as well as the resumption of sports and outdoor activities where up to two people will be allowed to meet in an outdoor setting. From March 29, o…
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Catholic Bishops and Jubilee USA Network Ask Biden for Global COVID Aid and Debt Relief
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2021-02-23
The Biden Administration should support the release of $3 trillion in global reserve funds to support developing countries confront the COVID pandemic, say the US Catholic Bishops and Jubilee USA Network in a letter to President Biden.
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Thursday 2/25: Let's Get It Done! The Economic COVID Relief Our Communities Need Now
People's Action | indybay.org | 2021-02-23
Online via livestream…
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Thursday 2/25: Credit Reporting During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Consumer Reports | indybay.org | 2021-02-23
Online / webinar…
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#FireFauci trends as he tells vaccinated people to remain under lockdown, blames Trump's 'denial' for massive death count
rt.com | 2021-02-23
Calls for White House adviser Anthony Fauci to be fired have intensified as he continues pushing lockdown restrictions and criticizing former President Donald Trump over Covid-19 deaths. | After cautioning vaccinated individuals from resuming normal activities like dining out or attending large group events, Fauci tried clarifying his stance in a Tuesday interview with CNN, saying more relaxed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be coming "soon." | The agency, Fauci said, needs to "sit down, talk about it, look at the data and then come out with a recommendation based on the…
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WHO warns rich nations against hoarding COVID-19 vaccines, calls for vaccine equity
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-23
"Vaccine nationalism" has made a handful of rich countries amass more doses than required while the majority of the poorer nations have not received a single dose of the different vaccines available…
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UK PM Was Warned Easter Scrapping of Lockdown Could 'Fuel Thousands of Deaths, Overwhelm NHS'
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the impending phased lifting of the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, as he addressed Parliament on Monday, with a reopening of the country hinging on the success of the vaccine roll-out, reduced COVID-19 hospitalisations, and whether risks are 'fundamentally changed' by new virus variants.
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New European Union Sanctions on Democratic Elections: 30 Venezuelan Politicians to be Sanctioned
Orinoco Tribune | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The European Union (EU) announced this Friday, February 19, that the …
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Saturday 2/27: End the Pandemic Everywhere: Global Equal Access to COVID Vaccines For All
Justice Is Global & People's Action | indybay.org | 2021-02-23
Online via livestream…
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Meghan McCain calls for firing of Fauci for 'inconsistent messaging' on Covid, gets roasted for calling vaccine rollout a disaster
rt.com | 2021-02-23
Meghan McCain was taken to the woodshed online after demanding Anthony Fauci be fired for his "inconsistent messaging" on the Covid-19 pandemic, while complaining that she — a TV host — doesn't know when she'll be vaccinated. | The pundit took aim at Fauci during a Monday segment on 'The View' over a recent appearance on CNN, where the health expert suggested those who've received an immunization may still have to practice social distancing. | "I was very frustrated when I saw this clip," she said. "The fact that Dr. Fauci is going on CNN and he can't tell me that if I get the vaccine, if I'll be a…
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President Biden wants More Vaccine Doses Sooner: Why it is Physically Impossible before Summer
ProPublica | juancole.com | 2021-02-23
By Isaac Arnsdorf and Ryan Gabrielson | — ( ProPublica ) — President Joe Biden has ordered enough vaccines to immunize every American against COVID-19, and his administration says it's using the full force of the federal government to get the doses by July. There's a reason he can't promise them sooner. Vaccine supply chains …
juancole.com/2021/02/president-physicall…

COVID-19 cases continue to drop despite variants in Spain
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
With just under 21,000 new coronavirus cases reported on Monday, Spain saw the lowest number of weekend infections so far this year.The news comes despite the Health Ministry confirming an increasing number of variants of concern from around the world.The variant first found in the UK has been sequenced nearly 900 times in Spain. The ministry said it is more contagious and could be more lethal than other strains, but will not drastically affect vaccines."It's expanding slower than expected," said Fernando Simon, Spain's chief epidemiologist. "Probably because the measures we've taken have helped prevent its sprea…
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Selected Articles: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
Over Half of Military Families Do Not Want COVID Vaccines — Employers Cannot Legally Mandate Experimental Shots | By Brian Shilhavy, February 23 2021 | The Vaccine Reaction is reporting that a…
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Nigeria confirms 23 new COVID-19 deaths
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
A total of 152,616 cases have so far been registered in the country, including 129,300 recoveries and 1,862, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in its latest update on late Monday.It said the country is scaling up its sequencing capacity to understand the ongoing transmission of the virus and impact of vaccines.The NCDC said about 100 test samples will be sent to the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) for sequencing every week.This came amid reports indicating that an unknown variant — dubbed B.1.525 — of the COVID-19 that is different from the UK…
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Argentina: Heath Minister Publishes COVID-19 Vaccination List
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-23
Argentina's Health Minister Carla Vizzotti authorized the publication of the list of citizens who have received COVID-19 vaccines so far to dispel fake news about alleged irregularities in the vaccination process. | RELATED: | Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Visit To Mexico | Most of the 70 people vaccinated at Posadas Hospital were eligible under Health Ministry Resolution 2883, which states that vaccination is allowed for anyone who performs strategic public functions. Amo…
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Covid-19: Israel donates vaccines to countries that moved embassies to Jerusalem
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-23
Covid-19: Israel donates vaccines to countries that moved embassies to Jerusalem | Czech Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, and Palestinian Authority will receive symbolic amount of vaccines, local media report | MEE staff | Tue, 02/23/2021 – 16: 57 | Israel is facing mounting criticism for not inoculating Palestinians in occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip (AFP) | The Czech Republic, Guatemala and Honduras, which have all move…
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First wave of COVID-19 vaccine syringes start journey to Maldives
news.un.org | 2021-02-23
The critical task of ensuring that all countries have enough medical equipment to vaccinate people safely against COVID-19 gathered pace on Tuesday, with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) announcing that 100,000 syringes have been sent to the Maldives, ahead of an inoculation drive there.
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Part II — Western Capital's Long Chinese Mission: From Opium to COVID Vaccine Credentials
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2021-02-23
We examine the virtually unbroken history between American power-brokers and the highest echelons of power in China — a history that harkens back to the earliest days of capitalism, slavery, and the opium trade.
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Israel's Anti-Palestine Campaign Includes Delaying Covid Vaccine and Bulldozing Olive Trees
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-23
Israel is always backed by successive administrations in Washington and can literally get away with murder in the occupied Palestinian territories. | The first weeks of this year have been lively and deadly for Palestinians, with Israeli troops and settlers continuing to burn down, bulldoze and otherwise destroy olive trees, villages and farmland in the Palestinian territory they occupy. The long-term campaign against Palestinians was given impetus by the Covid-19…
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The Vaccine (Dis)Information War
C.J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-23
So, good news, folks! It appears that GloboCap's Genetic Modification Division has come up with a miracle vaccine for Covid! It's an absolutely safe, non-experimental, messenger-RNA vaccine that teaches your cells to produce a protein that triggers an immune response, just like your body's immune-system response, only better, because it's made by corporations! OK, technically, …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/the-vaccine-d…

South Korea to begin COVID-19 vaccination on Friday
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
South Korea will launch its vaccination campaign against COVID-19 on Friday, health authorities said on Tuesday.According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Department, the drive will be launched by administering the vaccines of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca starting Friday and those of the US drugmaker Pfizer's on Saturday.South Korea has procured COVID-19 vaccines for 56 million people under the UN-led COVAX initiative and through separate contracts with foreign drug firms, according to Yonhap News Agency.The country planned to receive 2.59 million doses of vaccines by AstraZenec…
yenisafak.com/en/world/south-korea-to-be…

'Held to ransom': Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal
DFRL | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-23
"Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world."
nationofchange.org/2021/02/23/held-to-ra…

Pfizer and Moderna pledge to Congress to ramp up Covid-19 vaccine production as US death toll tops 500,000
rt.com | 2021-02-23
Pfizer and Moderna have prepared written testimonies to the US Congress, promising to boost vaccine production in the coming months, as the country's death toll from Covid-19 recently exceeded 500,000. | The companies' executives are scheduled to speak before the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce on Tuesday. | According to Pfizer Chief Business Officer John Young's written testimony, the company will have 120 million doses of the vaccine available for shipment by the end of March and an additional 80 million doses by the end of May. Pfizer expects that all 300 million contracted dose…
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Covid-19 in Lebanon: World Bank threatens to stop funding vaccinations after violations
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-23
Covid-19 in Lebanon: World Bank threatens to stop funding vaccinations after violations | Lebanon's vaccine committee said on Tuesday that a number of lawmakers had received the jab without its approval | MEE and agencies | Tue, 02/23/2021 – 14: 02 | People receive Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines at the Lebanese American University Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon, on 16 February 2021 (Reuters) | The head…
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COVID-19 infection in pregnancy not linked with still birth or baby death
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-23
COVID-19 infection in pregnancy is not associated with stillbirth or early neonatal death, according to a new study.
imperial.ac.uk/news/215533/covid-19-infection-pregnancy-linked-with-still

Matt Hancock's audacity is off the scale as he refuses to apologise for breaking the law
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2021-02-23
It should no longer come as a surprise, watching Matt Hancock give himself a pat on the back for how he's handled the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. It should also come as no surprise that he accepts zero responsibility for almost 121,000 deaths in the UK. Our death toll has shot past that of Italy, and is now by far the highest in Europe. | But Hancock's audacity flew off the chart on 23 February when he insisted that his team should be thanked, and that there had been no national shortage of PPE. Does Hancock think that a successful roll-out of vaccines…
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Experts urge the UK to follow a zero-Covid strategy to prevent more mutations
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-02-23
Stamping out coronavirus (Covid-19) means that the virus which causes the disease will have less chance to mutate, MPs have heard. | Martin McKee, professor of European public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said that he could not understand why the government had decided not to follow the path of eliminating the virus — or a zero-Covid approach — and instead accepted that it will become endemic in society. | Prof McKee said having a situation where infection rates are "yo-yoing" up and down was just creating uncertainty for the public and for the economy. | It comes afte…
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COVID-19 Rates Increased Where In-Person College Classes Were Held
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-02-23
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) incidence increased by 56% in counties where colleges held in-person classes after the start of last fall's school year, the CDC reported.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Covid-19 Communication–The Need for Humanity, Empathy, and Grace
Meeks LM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-02-23
In this narrative medicine essay, a medical school professor expresses gratitude for the caring and empathy expressed by the team caring for her mother hospitalized with COVID-19 and emphasizes the importance of humanity and compassion over facts and statistics for families physically separated from their critically ill loved ones.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Physician Videos Improve COVID-19 Knowledge Among Minorities
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-02-23
Informational videos starring physicians modestly improved coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) knowledge among US Black and Latino adults regardless of the clinician's race, according to a trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Drug-Resistant Yeast Infections Spread in COVID-19 Unit
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-02-23
Pandemic-related lapses in infection control practices may have caused an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Candida auris yeast infections in a Florida hospital's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) unit, investigators from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health reported.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

The push to administer Covid vaccines to every Holocaust survivor in Israel
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Jerusalem, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- The United Hatzalah association is trying to ensure that no Holocaust survivor in Israeli goes without a Covid-19 jab by offering transport to members of this aging population, many of whom struggle with mobility, to centers. One such person is Katrina Wolfensohn, an 80-year-old of Russian descent who was picked up …
laprensalatina.com/the-push-to-administe…

Cambodia finds cases of UK variant as community Covid cluster spreads
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Bangkok Desk, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Cambodia announced it has detected three cases of the more contagious United Kingdom Covid-19 variant among its new infections on Tuesday, which comes amid efforts to control a spreading community cluster that has risen to almost 100 cases in three days. The Ministry of Health announced 25 new cases Tuesday, …
laprensalatina.com/cambodia-finds-cases-…

Egypt receives 300,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Cairo, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Egypt has received 300,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by Chinese firm Sinopharm as a "gift" from the Asian country, health minister Hala Zayed announced on Tuesday. The delivery arrived at dawn at Cairo International Airport and was received by the undersecretary and spokesperson for the health ministry, Khalid Mujahid, …
laprensalatina.com/egypt-receives-300000…

Afghanistan begins Covid-19 vaccination drive
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Kabul, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Afghanistan began its Covid-19 vaccination drive Tuesday with the first phase immunization to inoculate frontline health workers and members of the security forces. "Today, I congratulate the whole nation of Afghanistan on the inauguration of the first phase of the corona vaccine," President Ashraf Ghani said in his speech to the …
laprensalatina.com/afghanistan-begins-co…

US exceeds 500K Covid-19 deaths
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Washington, Feb 22 (EFE).- The United States on Monday surpassed half a million deaths from Covid-19, a somber record far in excess of any other country's pandemic fatalities and which comes at a time when the Joe Biden administration is accelerating the vaccination campaign. As of 5 pm US Eastern Time, according to the independent …
laprensalatina.com/us-exceeds-500k-covid…

The Dutch dance instructor behind the anti-curfew legal challenges
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Rotterdam, Netherlands, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Dutch dance teacher Willem Engel has become the voice of the Covid denialism in the Netherlands and is the face of several legal challenges against government-mandated restrictions In an interview with Efe in his dance studio in Rotterdam, Engel celebrates his most recent victory against the current interim government — …
laprensalatina.com/the-dutch-dance-instr…

Japan prefectures want to lift emergency after Covid-19 infections decline
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Tokyo, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Three Japanese prefectures on Tuesday asked the central government to lift the state of emergency after a decline in the rate of new Covid-19 infections and serious hospitalized patients. The state of emergency was declared in 10 of the country's 47 prefectures in early January as the country struggled with a …
laprensalatina.com/japan-prefectures-wan…

Die Twilight Zone: Covid, das Weltwirtschaftsforum (WEF) und Eugenik
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | àúbrsetzt aus dem Englischen von Global Research: | | The Twilight Zone: Covid, …
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Over Half of Military Families Do Not Want COVID Vaccines — Employers Cannot Legally Mandate Experimental Shots
Brian Shilhavy | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The Vaccine Reaction is reporting that a recent survey found that …
globalresearch.ca/over-half-military-fam…

Post-Pandemic Social Landscapes: Surveillance Capitalism, Behaviour Modification as the New Consensus Reality
Dr. Kingsley Dennis | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The 'COVID Event' handed the unreal world its great coup over …
globalresearch.ca/post-pandemic-landscap…

UN Secretary General Guterres: The World Faces a Pandemic of Human Rights Abuses in the Wake of COVID-19
António Guterres | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | From the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic almost one year …
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The ZeroCovid Movement: Cult Dressed as Science
Jenin Younes | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | This past year has given rise to some strange and novel …
globalresearch.ca/zerocovid-movement-cul…

South Florida activists hold rally against sanctions, war on Iran
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-23
Fort Lauderdale, FL – A dozen activists from the South Florida area joined together outside of the Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday afternoon, February 20, to denounce U.S. sanctions and any U.S. aggression against Iran, and to urge President Biden to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action without any added stipulations. | This event was part of the "No War on Iran National Days of Action" called for by Youth Against Empire (YAE), the newest formation within the United National Antiwar Coalition. YAE is part of a national initiative by leading anti-war organizations within UNAC to place yo…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/2/23/south-fl…

'End the War on Immigrants' protest at Minnesota ICE facility, 1 month after Biden's inauguration
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-23
St. Paul, MN – On February 20, one month after President Biden's inauguration, the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) organized the first protest of their new campaign to end the war on immigrants. About 100 people gathered outside of the Bishop Henry Whipple Building, the federal building where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters are located in Minnesota. The campaign demands include, among others: "Legalization for all," "Close the camps," "No kids in cages," "No border militarization," "No wall on Native land," "End abuses in ICE jails," "No forced sterilizations," and "Imme…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/2/23/end-war-…

US accusation of "genocide" by China based on claims by far-right ideologue
Gareth Porter | zcomm.org | 2021-02-23
The Trump and Biden administrations have relied on the work of a right-wing religious extremist, Adrian Zenz, for their "genocide" accusation against China. A close review of Zenz's research reveals flagrant data abuse and outright falsehoods…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/us-accusation-of-g…

Will Biden Really End Our Endless Wars?
William D. Hartung | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
Will Biden Really End Our Endless Wars?
thenation.com/article/society/biden-mili…

President Biden, Who Controls Our Food System Matters
Bonnie Haugen, Darvin Bentlage, Barb Kalbach | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
Bonnie Haugen, Darvin Bentlage, Barb Kalbach President Biden, Who Controls Our Food System Matters…
thenation.com/article/economy/biden-vils…

UN rights experts call for US to address ongoing violations at 'Kafkaesque' Guantánamo military prison
news.un.org | 2021-02-23
In response to the Biden Administration's announced review into closing the infamous Guantánamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, independent UN human rights experts on Tuesday said it was vital to also address ongoing violations being committed against the 40 or so inmates still incarcerated there.
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UAE-owned arms company wants to help produce F-35 fighter jets
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-23
UAE-owned arms company wants to help produce F-35 fighter jets | Biden suspended the sale of weapons to the United Arab Emirates approved by Trump in his final days of office | MEE and agencies | Tue, 02/23/2021 – 10: 32 | EDGE CEO Faisal al-Bannai said his company was ready to produce missiles and parts for the F-35 fighter if sales of the warplane to the UAE were approved (AFP) | The United Arab Emirate's…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/uae-us-f-35-j…

'I Don't Know': Biden's AG Pick Dodges Issue of Whether Illegal Immigration Should Remain a Crime
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Justice Department, Judge Merrick B. Garland, who was earmarked to serve on the US Supreme Court back in 2016, only to have his nomination blocked by the Senate, has been facing two days of questioning at his confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.
sputniknews.com/us/202102231082157802-i-…

Biden's Trade Czar Reportedly Primed to Continue Trump's 'Tough on China' Approach
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
During his presidency, Donald Trump broke with nearly fifty years of US policy and started a multi-trillion-dollar trade war against China. The Republican accused Beijing of economic transgressions ranging from artificially weakening its currency to stealing US technology. Chinese officials have vocally denied all claims of wrongdoing.
sputniknews.com/business/202102231082160…

Iran's Stubbornness on Enrichment Is Understandable, but Not Wise If It Wants to Return to the JCPOA
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-23
It's easy to understand why Iran wants to play hardball with Biden now after the suffering of years of Trump's sanctions. The problem is that Biden has to see a halt to enrichment as a crucial gesture. Is there a compromise? | The news that Joe Biden took steps recently to withdraw the specific actions by Donald Trump which led the U.S. to quit the JCPOA deal signed in 2015 is welcome by anyone who hopes for peace in the Middle East, but in many respects is nothing more than a diplomatic stunt with nothing really to glean from either side. | Most keen analysts knew that this was likely and Iranian officials were…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/23/ir…

How will Biden 'reassess' US-Saudi relationship?
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
Joe Biden's pledge to "reassess" the US-Saudi relationship was one of the president's boldest campaign promises on foreign policy. Now there seems to be an impetus in the Biden White House to make good on that promise, as US policy vis-à -vis the kingdom is rapidly shifting. Biden's first moves were to announce an end to support for the controversial Saudi campaign in Yemen and to review planned arms transfers to Riyadh. But Biden will likely not stop there and will seek to construct a novel, all-encompassing approach in dealing with one of America's most controversial allies in the Middle East.In a bid to redeem…
yenisafak.com/en/news/how-will-biden-rea…

Wednesday 2/24: Community Call on Biden's New Immigration Bill w/ United We Dream CA
United We Dream California | indybay.org | 2021-02-23
Online via Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/23/1884023…

Biden's Lack of 'Decisive Action' Against Nord Stream 2 'Disappointed' Ukrainians, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
In a Monday article for the US news outlet Politico, the foreign ministers of Poland and Ukraine called upon US President Joe Biden to do his best "to put an end" to the Russian-Western European energy project Nord Stream 2, as they warned that Russia was strengthening "its grip on Europe's gas supply".
sputniknews.com/world/202102231082159005…

Reporter Asks State Department If Biden Cabinet 'Takes Credit' For Trump's Moves on Nord Stream 2
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline project that aims to deliver Russian gas to Europe, is subject to pressure from the United States, with Washington claiming that it will harm European energy security, while Moscow insists that the pipeline is a purely economic project.
sputniknews.com/us/202102231082157153-re…

Biden to Escalate War on Russia by Other Means?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | In early February, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said US …
globalresearch.ca/biden-escalate-war-rus…

Haiti: Danny Shaw Reports On The Serious Political And Social Crisis
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-23
COHA's Senior Research Fellow, professor Danny Shaw, opens a window to the mass movement in Haiti which is demanding President Jovenel MoàØse step down and cease rule by decree. | Demonstrators are also calling for the release of political prisoners, the restoration of the Supreme Court justices, Police Inspector General and other opposition figures who have been fired, and an end to U.S., United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS) intervention on behalf of foreign interests in their country. | A broad convergence of opposition parties and social movements maintain that MoàØse's te…
popularresistance.org/haiti-danny-shaw-r…

Trump Attacks Supreme Court for Allowing Probe Into His Tax Returns
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-23
On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed a New York prosecutor to obtain Donald Trump's tax returns, marking a fatal blow for his legal effort to block an accelerating criminal investigation into his business dealings. In turn, the former president lashed out at and attacked the justices, including the three nominated to the bench by him, who rebuffed his attempt to block the probe without comment. | "This investigation is a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country,"
truthout.org/articles/trump-attacks-supr…

Top court reinstates Nepal's parliament dissolved two months ago
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Kathmandu, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Nepal's Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's decision to dissolve the country's parliament two months ago. A five-member bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana ordered the government to call a meeting of the reinstated house within 13 days, court spokesperson Bhadrakali Pokhrel told EFE. "With …
laprensalatina.com/top-court-reinstates-…

What coronavirus taught us about the ruling class
Ben Hillier | mronline.org | 2021-02-23
If half a million people in the United States were murdered by an evil cult, the leaders of which said that they would keep killing thousands a day to satisfy their rapacious urge for power and money, what do you think the response would be?>…
mronline.org/2021/02/23/what-coronavirus…

Brazil approves definitive use of Pfizer virus vaccine
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
Brazil's health regulator, Anvisa, approved a definitive use of the coronavirus vaccine Tuesday developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.The decision came more than two weeks after Pfizer applied to Anvisa for permission on Feb 6."The immunizer from the Pfizer/BioNTech Laboratory had its safety, quality and efficacy, assessed and certified by the technical team of Anvisa that continues its work to protect the health of the Brazilian citizens," Anvisa said in a statement.The Chinese CoronaVac and Oxford's AstraZeneca from the UK are among vaccines that have emergency use authorization in Brazil.The South American nation i…
yenisafak.com/en/life/brazil-approves-de…

Naruhito thanks Japanese for 'perseverance and strength' during pandemic
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Tokyo, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- In a message on his 61st birthday, Japan's emperor on Tuesday thanked the country for its "perseverance and strength" during the coronavirus pandemic. Emperor Naruhito also expressed appreciation for the work of healthcare professionals and offered his condolences to those who have lost their loved ones to the virus. His message …
laprensalatina.com/naruhito-thanks-japan…

Trump campaign paid millions to Jan. 6 Capitol riot
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-23
"It was his duty as commander-in-chief to stop the violence. And he alone had that power because they believed that they were following his orders. They said so."
nationofchange.org/2021/02/23/trump-camp…

Capitol Riots Were a Dark Day for American Journalism
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-23
By Patrick COCKBURN | The invasion of the Capitol on 6 January now stands alongside 9/11 as an act of war against American democracy. Unsurprisingly, news coverage of the incursion has come to resemble war propaganda. All facts, true or false, are pointed in the same direction with the aim of demonising the enemy and anybody who minimises its demonic nature. | The three-hour takeover of the Capitol building by a pro-Trump mob is portrayed as a "coup" or an "insurrection"
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/23/ca…

GOP Senator on Investigations Committee Blames "Fake Trump Supporters" for Jan 6
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-23
During a hearing on Tuesday examining the attack on the Capitol building that took place early last month, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) read into the record a widely debunked conspiracy theory, falsely alleging that the attacks themselves were incited not by former President Donald Trump, but by members of the crowd who were there to … Continued…
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Trump Salary Donation Was 0.1 Percent of Reported $1.6 Billion He Made in Office
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-23
According to a review of Donald Trump's financial disclosures by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Trump reported at least $1,613,583,013 in revenue from outside sources during his presidency. | Trump famously touted donating his $400,000 a year presidential salary back to the government while he was in office, but…
truthout.org/articles/trump-salary-donat…

Ex-VP Pence snubs annual conservative conference where his former boss Trump is due to speak, prompting speculations
rt.com | 2021-02-23
While ex-president Donald Trump will be speaking at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), he will not be joined by Mike Pence, a fact that has both sides of the political aisle talking theories as to why. | Matt Schlapp, one of the main organizers for the event, has said Pence's refusal to speak at the conference is a "mistake." | "His conservative record is well respected, and conservatives want to hear his take on the current threats posed by socialism and this radicalized Democrat party," he said. | Trump's speech will, meanwhile, be his most public event since leaving office. While…
rt.com/usa/516383-mike-pence-cpac-trump/

United States: Anti-Klan Act of 1871 takes on the enemy from within
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-23
Civil rights activists are engaging an 1871 law against Ku Klux Klan terrorism to try to bring former president Donald Trump and other white supremacists to account for the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, writes Malik Miah.
greenleft.org.au/content/united-states-a…

A year on, India communal riot survivors struggle to piece together lives
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
By Moncho Torres New Delhi, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- A year ago on Tuesday, hours before then American President Donald Trump landed in India, religious riots in New Delhi claimed 53 lives and displaced hundreds of families who struggle to rebuild their lives in an endless wait for justice. Among the dead in the worst in …
laprensalatina.com/a-year-on-india-commu…

Notes on Black History Month, 2021: No More Black Messiahs, Please
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-23
The sign in the window of my neighborhood food store reads, "Black Lives Matter." I have shopped there at least once a week over the past year. I have never seen a Black person in the store or a Black person working there. That is not strange or unusual. There aren't many Black people in all of northern California. Indeed, there are fewer Blacks in the Bay Area than there were in the 1940s and 1950s. They've been pushed out.
counterpunch.org/2021/02/23/notes-on-bla…

Coalition Pushes For 50% Carbon Cut By 2030
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-23
The United States officially rejoined the Paris Agreement Friday, with climate envoy John Kerry warning that high-stakes negotiations at COP 26 in Glasgow this fall represent the "last, best hope" to avert catastrophic climate change. | "This is a significant day, a day that never had to happen," Kerry said. "It's so sad that our previous president, without any scientific basis or any legitimate economic rationale, decided to pull America out. It hurt us and it hurt the world." | Now, he added, the U.S. is re-entering the landmark 2015 accord "with a lot of humility, for the agony of the last four years". | The e…
popularresistance.org/coalition-pushes-f…

Remembering Octavia Butler: Black Sci-Fi Writer Shares Cautionary Tales in Unearthed 2005 Interview
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-23
As Democracy Now! marks 25 years on the air, we are revisiting some of the best and most impactful moments from the program's history, including one of the last television interviews given by the visionary Black science-fiction writer Octavia Butler. She spoke to Democracy Now! in November 2005, just three months before she died on February 24, 2006, at age 58. Butler was the first Black woman to win Hugo and Nebula awards for science-fiction writing and the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur "genius" fellowship. Her best-known books include the classics "Kindred," as well as "Parable of the Sowe…
www.democracynow.org/2021/2/23/octavia_b…

Climate crisis and economic shocks leave millions food insecure across Central America
news.un.org | 2021-02-23
Reporting that hunger has increased almost fourfold in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in the past two years, the World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that 1.7 million people are in the 'emergency' category of food insecurity, calling for $47.3 million now, to provide urgent food assistance.
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Erbil attack a warning to Iraqi Kurds, not the US, say Shia commanders
Suadad al-Salhy | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-23
Erbil attack a warning to Iraqi Kurds, not the US, say Shia commanders | With tensions over Sinjar sky high, Iran-backed groups say they are happy to see the Kurdish authorities under pressure but not sure who fired the rockets | Suadad al-Salhy | Tue, 02/23/2021 – 09: 22 | A gun and bullets belonging to a Yazidi militia affiliated with the PKK in the border area near Sinjar in 2016 (Reuters) | The recent miss…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraq-kurds-er…

Qatar: More than 6,500 south Asian migrant workers have died since 2011, says report
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-23
Qatar: More than 6,500 south Asian migrant workers have died since 2011, says report | Data compiled from government sources reveals thousands dead since Qatar awarded Fifa World Cup in December 2010 | MEE staff | Tue, 02/23/2021 – 08: 14 | Migrant workers are seen walking next to a construction site in the Qatari capital Doha on 6 December 2016 (AFP) | At least 6,500 migrant workers from south Asian countries have died i…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/qatar-world-c…

Facebook Wins a Battle with Aussies But May Lose the War in Long-Term, Observers Say
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
The Australian government has struck a deal with Facebook under which Canberra has agreed to make amendments to its landmark media bargaining legislation, while the tech firm will restore news to Australian pages in the next few days. But the question remains, who gains to gain the most from the pact?
sputniknews.com/asia/202102231082163043-…

Nearly One Third of Fresh Water Fish Face Extinction, Putting Millions of Lives at Risk, WWF Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
A "devastating combination" of factors such as overfishing, intensive agriculture, global warming and toxic run-off from mining and industry is threatening thousands of species of fish with extension, the WWF says.
sputniknews.com/environment/202102231082…

Robert Kagan Sticks to His Guns
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-23
Urging his countrymen to support the then-forthcoming U.S. invasion of Iraq, Robert Kagan insisted in 2002 that "No step would contribute more toward shaping a world order in which our people and our liberal civilization can survive and flourish." The latest issue of Foreign Affairs features a new rendering of what we have come to expect from Kagan.
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/23/ro…

Bill Gates admits his 'large carbon footprint' makes him a 'strange person' to pressure others — as he plugs climate-change book
rt.com | 2021-02-23
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has admitted his private jet and billionaire lifestyle make him a "strange person" to advocate against climate change, but insists he's doing his part bankrolling obscure tech years away from adoption. | While Gates acknowledged his critics had good reason to question why a man with "the biggest carbon footprint west of the Mississippi" was "preaching" to them about climate change, the software magnate-turned climate crusader insisted he was sincere about trying to shrink even his own massive consumption levels. | In a chummy discussion with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Tuesday, Gate…
rt.com/usa/516398-gates-green-hypocrisy-…

Greek jets harass Turkish research ship in Aegean Sea
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
One of four Greek fighter jets approaching the TCG Cesme in the west of Lemnos Island launched a chaff cartridge from two nautical miles (2.3 miles) away, according to security sources.The TCG Cesme was engaged in hydrographic surveying activities during the incident and is slated to continue its scientific and technical research in the region until March 2 under its annual activity schedule.Sources from Turkey's National Defense Ministry said the ship had given the necessary response to harassing Greek warplanes flying at an altitude of 1,000 meters (3,280 feet).Chaff prevention systems are found in most militar…
yenisafak.com/en/news/greek-jets-harass-…

New Deal means The Courage to Conflict
Steffen Lehndorff | indybay.org | 2021-02-23
What we can learn from Roosevelt's reform policies of the 1930s today | From 1929 onwards, as in many other capitalist countries, the US | economy plunged into disaster.2 Between 1929 and 1933, GDP | halved and unemployment rose eightfold to 12.8 million. This | equated to an unemployment rate of almost 25%.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/22/1884021…

World risks 'collapse of everything' without strong climate action, Attenborough warns Security Council
news.un.org | 2021-02-23
More collective action is needed to address the risks climate change poses to global peace and security, the UN Secretary-General told a high-level Security Council debate on Tuesday, as renowned natural historian David Attenborough warned countries that the planet faces total 'collapse'.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/02/1…

Business School wins prestigious award for diversity and inclusion
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-23
Imperial College Business School has won an award for Best Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative at the AMBA & BGA Excellence Awards.
imperial.ac.uk/news/215513/business-school-wins-prestigious-award-diversity

The UK continues controversial arms sales as families in Yemen are on the brink of starvation
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-02-23
Nearly 40% of families in Yemen are living in debt to buy essentials, according to research by Oxfam, under the shadow of the ongoing civil war. | This comes as millions of Yemenis are reported to be living in food insecurity, a situation that the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) said could become famine ver…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2021/02/2…

Friendly fire in the war on climate change
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-23
Hans Baer reviews a new book by Michael E Mann, a world-renowned climate scientist, the principal inventor of the hockey stick hypothesis and a central figure in the "Climategate" affair,…
greenleft.org.au/content/friendly-fire-w…

Currency (and imperialism) matters
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-23
Currency battles are a symptom of the race towards global inter-imperialist war, write Graham Drew and Kelvin McQueen…
greenleft.org.au/content/currency-and-im…

Are UN climate talks leading to a global dictatorship?
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-23
Climate Leviathan warns that a worldwide imperial state is on the agenda, but provides no credible arguments or evidence, writes Simon Butler.
greenleft.org.au/content/are-un-climate-…

"Angels Do Not Die" wins two awards at BIMIFF
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-23
TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (MNA) — The short film "Angels Do Not Die" directed by Alireza Biglari won two awards at Brazil International Monthly Film Festival (BIMIFF).
en.mehrnews.com/news/170307/Angels-Do-No…

Snowstorms, the Breach of the Arctic Vortex and the Effects of Ice Meltwater on the Oceans
Dr. Andrew Glikson | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Warnings by leading climate scientists regarding the high sensitivity of the …
globalresearch.ca/snowstorms-breach-arct…

The Ascendency and Mainstay of Participatory Economic and Social Development
Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Participatory community movements found a contemporary impetus in post-World War II …
globalresearch.ca/ascendency-mainstay-pa…

Neither Washington Nor Beijing?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-23
A newcomer to politics would likely assume that members of the global left support the People's Republic of China. It is after all led by a communist party, with Marxism as its guiding ideology. During the period since the Communist Party of China (CPC) came to power in 1949, the Chinese people have experienced an unprecedented improvement in their living standards and human development. Life expectancy has increased from 361 to 772 years. Literacy has increased from an estimated 20 percent3 to 97 percent.4 The social and economic position of women has improved beyond recognition (one example being that, before t…
popularresistance.org/neither-washington…

The Heat: China-U.S. relations
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2021-02-23
Putting relations back on the right track. China makes the case for cooperation, instead of confrontation, with the United States.
america.cgtn.com/2021/02/23/the-heat-chi…

American Exceptionalism: Private Wealth and Public Squalor
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-23
A December 2017 statement from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights notes that, while the US manages to spend "more [money] on national defence than China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, United Kingdom, India, France, and Japan combined", US infant mortality rates were, as of 2013, "the highest in the developed world". …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/american-exce…

China says global 5G development impossible without collaboration
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Shanghai, China, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- China said Tuesday that the development of fifth generation (5G) networks at a global level will not be possible without collaboration or consultation between the various players in the sector due to the "complex" international situation. In a speech at the opening ceremony of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in …
laprensalatina.com/china-says-global-5g-…

Self-defense patrol forms in Oakland's Chinatown amid crime wave
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
By Marc Arcas Oakland, California, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Thefts, armed robberies and inexplicable attacks on elderly people are a cause of growing concern in Chinese immigrant neighborhoods across the United States and have led some residents of this Northern California city to form foot patrols to protect local business owners. In the Oakland Chinatown, an …
laprensalatina.com/self-defense-patrol-f…

US-China Win-Win Cooperation? The Competitive Mindset is Destined to Fail
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The simple solution to "winning the competition of the future" with …
globalresearch.ca/heres-what-us-new-chin…

EU imposes further sanctions on Venezuela as Maduro visits UN Human Rights Council
Venezuela Analysis | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-23
Venezuela has blasted the imposition of additional European Union (EU) sanctions against nineteen politicians, state officials and security chiefs. | According to an EU statement released Monday, the individuals are penalized for their alleged role in "acts and decisions undermining democracy and the rule of law" or "as a result of serious human rights violations." | Similarly, the EU accused some of the targeted figures of "undermining the oppositions' electoral rights and the…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/23/eu-impose…

Caracas, a city without running water
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Caracas, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Jeanette Celis yearns for the rain to fall on the impoverished Caracas neighborhood of La Vega by the end of February in the hope that it could fill half a dozen containers she has around her house. Like many in Venezuela, she has been without running water for months. A sheet …
laprensalatina.com/caracas-a-city-withou…

Morons, Vaccines and Tennis: Booing at the Australian Open
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-23
It was a fittingly poor conclusion to a tournament that risked being cancelled, run to ground, or even rendered stillborn. The tennis world number one, Novak Djokovic, had captured his eighteenth grand slam against would be usurper Daniil Medvedev, whose winning streak of twenty matches was conclusively blotted. The victory was achieved before a crowd …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/morons-vaccin…

Morons, Vaccines and Tennis: Booing at the Australian Open
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-23
It was a fittingly poor conclusion to a tournament that risked being cancelled, run to ground, or even rendered stillborn. The tennis world number one, Novak Djokovic, had captured his eighteenth grand slam against would be usurper Daniil Medvedev, whose winning streak of twenty matches was conclusively blotted. The victory was achieved before a crowd filled…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/23/morons-vacci…

At least 11,000 doses of Ebola vaccine arrive in Guinea: WHO
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
A supply of over 11,000 Ebola vaccines have reached Conakry, the capital of Guinea, the WHO said on Tuesday."The cargo was transported from Senegal by government plane after bad weather caused a stop-over in Dakar. Timely vaccination will be crucial in curbing the Ebola outbreak," WHO Africa Region tweeted.Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO's Africa director, said a vaccination team has been deployed to N'Zerekore, the country's second-largest city, and is ready to rollout vaccinations soon.Last week, the WHO said more than 100 workers are expected to be part of the Ebola response team in Guinea by the end of February.A n…
yenisafak.com/en/world/at-least-11000-do…

Texas Deep Freeze
Rob Rogers | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
Texas Deep Freeze…
thenation.com/article/world/the-year-of-…

[Commentary] From hesitancy to hope: One physician's experience with the Moderna trial
Louito C. Edje | thelancet.com | 2021-02-23
I opened the door to the sound of a gasp that the patient quickly stifled with both of her hands. Through her tears she declared, "I've never had a Black doctor before!" We hugged because in that moment, there were shared experiences that we had as Black women living in America which obviated the need to expend energy explaining those to each other. This became even more important as the mRNA vaccine candidates were approved for emergency use authorization (EUA) and physicians would have to start addressing vaccine hesitancy.
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White House Enlists Social Media Giants to Suppress Vaccine 'Misinformation'
Megan Redshaw | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The White House is asking Big Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and …
globalresearch.ca/white-house-enlists-so…

adrienne maree brown: Octavia Butler's Visions of the Future Have Transformed Generation of Readers
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-23
The visionary Black science-fiction writer Octavia Butler died 15 years ago on February 24, 2006, but her influence and readership has only continued to grow since then. In September, Butler's novel "Parable of the Sower" became her first to reach the New York Times best-seller list. We speak with adrienne maree brown, a writer and Octavia Butler scholar, who says Butler had a remarkable talent for universalizing Black stories. "She wrote about Black women and about Black feminism, about Black futures, but she wrote in a way that appealed to all human beings," says brown.
www.democracynow.org/2021/2/23/octavia_b…

Red Lines: Vijay Prashad Explains Myanmar Coup
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-23
Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Vijay Prashad, historian and Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter, about the military's recent takeover in Myanmar. | "The first thing that people should know is that Aung San was the state councilor based on an agreement made between the military in Myanmar, the opposition movements that had been built after the Great Saffron Revolution, the protest movement of people who were young at that time – now 13, 14 years ago. It was an agreement also which included western capitals, including the United States of America, the Obama administration played a role in it later, but i…
popularresistance.org/red-lines-vijay-pr…

Join the tweet storm now opposing Neera Tanden
Repost | indybay.org | 2021-02-23
Roots Action and Norman Solomon are asking everyone with a tweeter account to tweet their Senators opposing Neera Tandens OMB nomination.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/22/1884021…

Video: The 2021 Worldwide Corona Crisis. "The Worst Crisis in Modern History"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
We bring to the attention of our readers this Global Research Video documentary produced by Ariel Noyola Rodriguez, featuring Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. | We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in World history. | We are living …
globalresearch.ca/video-the-2001-worldwi…

Snap Decisions: Victoria's Third Lockdown
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-23
The Queen Victoria Market in Australia's second largest city, Melbourne, is usually a thriving affair. Like any ancient agora, people travel to meet there, purchase fresh produce, and natter. The fruit and vegetable vendors are all colour, a profusion of smells and noise. The meat market heaves with patrons keen to snap up deals; the…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/23/snap-decisio…

FROM THE FIELD: Poor and vulnerable bear brunt of climate change
news.un.org | 2021-02-23
People living in low-income countries are at least four times more likely to be displaced by extreme weather compared to people in rich countries, despite being the least responsible for climate change, that's according to the UN's humanitarian office, OCHA.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/02/1…

At least 25 killed in Ebonyi communal clashes in Nigeria
yenisafak.com | 2021-02-23
At least 25 people were killed and over 125 houses burned down in armed communal fighting in southeastern Nigeria, local media reported Monday.A lingering communal conflict in the Ebonyi State between the Effium and Ezza Effium peoples turned violent, resulting into the killings, local news website This Day reported Monday, citing Ebonyi Governor David Umahi."Officially, we have recorded about 25 deaths. Over 26 arms were recovered from the hoodlums. About 125 houses were burnt, and fuel and gas stations damaged," This Day quoted Umahi as saying."I have written to minister for humanitarian services to come to our…
yenisafak.com/en/world/at-least-25-kille…

Amazon faces a day of reckoning for its treatment of workers
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-02-23
Amazon workers and their allies rallied last weekend to support the union drive at the Bessemer, Alabama, facility. Workers say the company has failed to protect worker safety or improve working conditions even while Amazon and Jeff Bezos profited from the pandemic.
therealnews.com/amazon-faces-a-day-of-re…

As Pandemic Profits Put Bezos on Track for Trillionaire Status, Tish James Asks: At What Cost?
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
As Pandemic Profits Put Bezos on Track for Trillionaire Status, Tish James Asks: At What Cost?
thenation.com/article/economy/amazon-bez…

Amazon mysteriously pulls book critical of transgender movements, gets accused of 'digital book burning'
rt.com | 2021-02-23
Author Ryan T. Anderson has blasted Amazon for removing his latest book on the rise of the transgender movement without explanation, a move that has many criticizing the company for playing politics and accusing it of censorship. | "I hope you've already bought your copy, cause Amazon just removed my book 'When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment' from their cyber shelves…. my other four books are still available (for now)," Anderson tweeted about the removal. | 'When Harry Became Sally' had p…
rt.com/usa/516390-amazon-transgender-boo…

In Memory of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the Immortal Beat
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-02-23
Christopher Michel / CC BY 2.0] By Robert Scheer and Stephen French Editor's Note: Throughout the week, this page will be updated to include more tributes to City Lights founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti. You can also listen to this "Scheer Intelligence" episode featuring Ferlinghetti, which first aired on January 6, 2017. In the conversation above, ScheerPost Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with… | Source…
scheerpost.com/2021/02/23/in-memory-of-l…

Unintended Consequences and the Texas 'Big Freeze' Energy Disaster
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Last week Texas experienced a cold snap that resulted in serious …
globalresearch.ca/unintended-consequence…

What to Do About Israel?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Critics of U.S. policy with and about Israel like myself have …
globalresearch.ca/what-do-about-israel/5…

Video: Turkey's Eternal Crusade on the Kurdistan PKK Continues
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Turkey is unrelenting in its crusade against the Kurdistan Worker's Party …
globalresearch.ca/video-turkey-eternal-c…

Neoliberals Seek to Establish Their Own Brand of Fascism
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | The US State "is using the so-called insurrection at the Capitol…to …
globalresearch.ca/neoliberals-seek-estab…

Massacres doubled last year in Colombia, UN says
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-23
Bogota, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Colombia suffered 76 massacres resulting in 292 deaths last year, more than doubling the number in 2020 and the highest one-year total since 2014, according to a report from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) presented here Tuesday. Though the Andean nation's homicide rate declined …
laprensalatina.com/massacres-doubled-las…

Why Texas Needs the Green New Deal
Naomi Klein | zcomm.org | 2021-02-23
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-texas-needs-th…

How do you market sex work?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-02-23
We're back with Part II of our special mini-series on work and politics in the sex industry, guest-hosted by friend of the show Jessie Sage. Jessie is a writer, podcaster, phone sex operator, clip artist, and co-owner of Peepshow Media. In this rich and expansive two-part series, Jessie interviews sex worker, activist, writer, undocumented migrant, and DACA recipient from Honduras, Maya Morena. In Part II of their conversation, Maya and Jessie pick up where they left off last week and discuss the day-to-day labor that goes into being a sex worker, the images that sex workers have to maintain, and much…
therealnews.com/how-do-you-market-sex-wo…

Capitol Riots were a Dark Day for American Journalism
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-23
What is reported matters and particularly so when it risks exaggerating violence or deepening fear and a sense of threat. If the US government really was the target of an armed insurrection, then this will be used to justify repression, as it was after 9/11, and not just against right wing conspiracy theorists. By becoming partisan instruments for spreading fake news, the media undermines its own credibility.
counterpunch.org/2021/02/23/capitol-riot…

'Truth to Power: Barbara Lee Speaks for Me' at Pan African Film Festival
Ed Rampell | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-23
Undaunted, the pandemic can't stop the Pan African Film Festival. In that immortal show biz tradition, the show must go on! Albeit virtually, as this year, in order to stay cinematically safe, America's largest and best annual Black-themed filmfest since 1992 is moving online and starting later than usual, kicking off on the last day …
peoplesworld.org/article/truth-to-power-…

Republicans oppose the American Rescue Plan at their peril
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-23
With Republicans scrambling to block emergency economic assistance to millions, the Democratic-led House of Representatives is moving quickly to approve the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) this week. The measure, which links the pandemic, economic crisis, and racial justice, then goes to the Senate. The Democratic majority is expected to pass it via the …
peoplesworld.org/article/republicans-opp…

The Good, The Bad and the Profound
Saskia Hostetler Lippy | zcomm.org | 2021-02-23
It turns out aligning your moral values with your lived values is good for mental health, especially in a pandemic…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-good-the-bad-a…

Private School Staff Rally Against 30% Tuition Fee Cut in India's Karnataka
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
In January, the Karnataka government announced a compulsory 30 percent cut in tuition fees across all private schools in the state for the current academic year (2020-21). The decision came after several protests held by parents' associations claiming they could not afford school fees due to the pandemic.
sputniknews.com/india/202102231082159294…

Forget Roadmaps, Who's Driving the Car?
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-23
Boris Johnson's snail-paced roadmap out of the pandemic reminds me of my childhood trips to Cornwall.
sputniknews.com/columnists/2021022310821…

Poverty, profits and the pandemic
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-23
The government is crowing about the economic recovery. But when the pandemic supplement is cut at the end of March, people will be trying to survive on $43 a day. Graham Mathews reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/poverty-profits…

Poverty, profits and the pandemic
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-23
The government is crowing about the economic recovery, and has announced a tiny rise in the JobSeeker amount. But when the pandemic supplement is cut at the end of March, people will be trying to surive on $43 a day. Graham Mathews reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/poverty-profits…

Plutonium in Space: What Are the Odds of a Catastrophe?
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-23
With all the media hoopla last week about the Perseverance rover, going almost totally unreported was that its energy source is plutonium–considered the most lethal of all radioactive substances–and nowhere in media that NASA projected 1-in-960 odds of the plutonium being released in an accident on the mission.
counterpunch.org/2021/02/23/plutonium-in…

Student activists in Weymouth, Mass. vs the cult of 'blue lives matter'
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-23
The rhetoric surrounding "blue lives matter" isn't new. Similar dogwhistles have been used to defend hate symbols such as the confederate flag, the Gadsden flag, and even the swastika.
liberationnews.org/student-activists-in-…

'This is unacceptable': Progressives reject Manchin plan to cut $15 minimum wage proposal to $11
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-23
The $15 minimum wage is overwhelmingly popular with the American people. One person should not be allowed to hold relief hostage.
nationofchange.org/2021/02/23/this-is-un…

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: A Champion for the Beats
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-02-23
voxtheory) Editor's Note: In honor of the legendary City Lights founder, who died Tuesday at the age of 101, we are republishing this "Scheer Intelligence" episode, which first aired on January 6, 2017. You can also find a more recent conversation between lifelong friends Ferlinghetti and Scheer here, along with other tributes which will be added throughout the week. Click to subscribe on: Apple / | Source…
scheerpost.com/2021/02/23/lawrence-ferli…

Crediting Xenophobia–rather than organizing–with raising workers' wages
David L. Wilson | mronline.org | 2021-02-23
The Economist (2/15/20) ran a brief article last year with a startling headline: "Immigration to America Is Down. Wages Are Up. Are the Two Related?" Maybe, the article's anonymous author answered, at least for the short term.
mronline.org/2021/02/23/crediting-xenoph…

Profiles in pusillanimity
Tom H. Hastings | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-23
Getting honest uncorrupted replacements is a two-year priority if we hope to get some of the moral compass corrected in our national politics.
nationofchange.org/2021/02/22/profiles-i…

Fallout of snowstorm in US continues, death toll is estimated at 70
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-23
Initial estimates show 70 people died due to the storm while thousands were left without water and millions without electricity. Activists allege that the impact of the storm was exacerbated due to the mismanagement of power companies…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/23/fallout-o…

Welcoming a Return to Sanity
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-23
In the old days, specifically during the presidency of another actor, Ronald Reagan, Republican falsehoods seemed so quaint that Americans dismissed them as such, relegating them to sloganeering. "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem," the conservative president charged during his first inaugural address in 1981. Nonsense. Reagan's phrase was…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/23/welcoming-a-…

Facebook and Australian govt strike deal, to insert amendments to media code
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-23
The government has agreed to four amendments to the contentious News Media Bargaining Code, allowing platforms like Google and Facebook to bypass the code…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/23/facebook-…

Killer cop still not on trial almost 3 years after killing Daniel Hambrick in Tennessee
Ronda Shelton | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-23
As made clear by the video footage, when Delke was unable to catch his victim on foot, he stopped running, assumed a firing position, and shot Hambrick three times, including once in the back of the head.
liberationnews.org/killer-cop-still-not-…

Use of Algorithms Can Perpetuate Bias
Vinhcent Le | progressive.org | 2021-02-23
Our anti-discrimination laws must be updated to properly regulate algorithmic bias and discrimination.
progressive.org/op-eds/algorithms-perpet…

From the People's World archives: W.E.B. DuBois joins the Communist Party
W.E.B. DuBois, Gus Hall | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-23
Editor's Note: Dr. William E. Burghhardt DuBois was born Feb. 23, 1868. Near the end of his life, in 1961, he applied for membership in the Communist Party USA. His letter, and the response from Gus Hall, leader of the party at that time, were published for the first time in the pages of The …
peoplesworld.org/article/from-the-people…

India's Farm Crisis: "They Sell Our Wheat to Us at Thrice the Price"
Sanket Jain | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-23
Laxmibai Kale has been losing a portion of her harvest every year. That's not been due to excessive rainfall or drought or poor farming techniques. "Our crops are destroyed," said 60-year-old Laxmibai, "because thepanchayat allows animals to graze on the land. I've lost count of the losses we've suffered." The five-acre plot in Mohadi village…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/23/indias-farm-…

Haitians Continue To Resist Dictatorship And Imperialist Forces
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-23
Protests continue in Haiti against the dictatorship of Jovenel MoàØse and the neo-colonialist, imperialist forces that back him. | Tens of thousands took to the streets in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, on February 21, two weeks after the official end of the presidential term of Jovenel MoàØse. However, MoàØse has refused to hand over power alleging discrepancies in the interpretation of the Constitution and with regard to the official start of his time in office. Protestors are demanding that MoàØse resign for illegally overstaying his mandate in office, redrafting the Constitution a…
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Rohingya: The Sufis of Arakan
John Clamp | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-23
'It was absolutely shocking, how children aged five or six were hunted down and had their throats slit. I was thinking 'this is ISIS-type stuff'. I told Aung San Suu Kyi 'you have moral standing in this country. You have to stop this. Why are you hiding it?' She said [the United Nations] needed to…
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Fossil Fuels Caused the Texas Freeze
Basav Sen | progressive.org | 2021-02-23
The state's fossil-fuel heavy electric power grid simply couldn't handle the peak load.
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The Race to Save the Vaquita Porpoise From Extinction
Talli Nauman | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-23
San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. The long-running global struggle to prevent extinction of the world's most endangered marine mammal claimed its first human life here on Jan. 2, in the conflict between illegal fishing and conservation of the vaquita porpoise. Fisherman Mario Garcia Toledo, 56, died after suffering massive injuries when his skiff collided with…
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Florida: Tally19 press conference demands 'Drop the felony charges against protester'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-23
Tallahassee, FL – On February 11, several Tally19ers planned an 11 a.m. press conference downtown at the Clerk of Courts across from the Capitol, in support of Tally19er Ben Grant, who is the only one still facing felony charges. Grant was due in court that morning. | Trish Brown said, "We are here to demand that Jack Campbell, the state attorney, drop the charges against community member Ben Grant." | Brown continued, "We are coming together to show solidarity, love and support. We also have to remind the city that our fight is nowhere near over." | Recently, Tally19ers, fellow protesters, and loved ones took so…
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Protest rallies held across Algeria on second anniversary of Hirak movement
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-23
According to Algerian prisoners' rights group, the National Committee for the Liberation of Detainees, security forces arrested approximately 26 people in Algiers and 59 others across the country during the protests for unspecified reasons…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/23/protest-r…

Corporations, lawmakers collude in new multi-state 'right to work' offensive
Tom Conway | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-23
Dave Dell Isola, the son and grandson of union members, grew up grateful for the family-sustaining wages and benefits that organized labor won for working people. But he never fully grasped the might of solidarity until he and his wife, Barbara, and their two sons lost everything in an apartment fire. Dell Isola's brothers and …
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Argentina's President Seeks To Boost Cooperation With Mexico
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-23
Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez on Tuesday will meet Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) as part of his official visit to the Central American country. | RELATED: | Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Visit To Mexico | "Fernandez is our special guest at the 200th anniversary of Mexico's Independence celebration," said AMLO, who also highlighted the excellent cooperation on economic and health issues held between both countries in the past year. | This mo…
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Let the Sunshine In, for the Benefit of All
Julia Travers | progressive.org | 2021-02-23
Proven strategies can make solar power available to lower income people.
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Building Black Working Class Power In Maryland
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-23
The state of Maryland and Baltimore City in particular have been dominated by Democratic Party politics for decades, yet many residents struggle under a repressive police force, a lack of affordable housing, gentrification, inadequate investment in schools and in majority black communities, environmental pollution, and more. Black workers in the state have spent the past ten years building their own political structure, the Ujima People's Progress Party, to challenge the Democrats and now having established a base of support, they are working to achieve ballot access. Clearing the FOG speaks with the state organi…
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Why Aren't There More Black Teachers?
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2021-02-23
Less than 7 percent of teachers are Black. That needs to change.
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Erdogan slammed, will open a fascist 'Grey Wolves' school in occupied Artsakh
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-23
Anti-fascist forces in Turkey blasted authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's links to right-wing paramilitary death squads today after reports that he will open a new Grey Wolves school in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh. He will lay the foundation for the building alongside Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev in the city of Shushi, which was taken by Azeri forces …
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FBI, NYPD exposed: Deathbed confession shines new light on assassination of Malcolm X
Sameena Rahman | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-23
Fifty-six years after the assasination of Malcolm X, new details from a former New York Police Department officer's deathbed confession has further implicated the NYPD and FBI in the killing. Raymond Wood, the former NYPD officer, requested the letter be publicized only after his death due to fears of retaliation. Wood's cousin, Reggie Wood, read …
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Bhima Koregaon: Varavara Rao gets bail on medical grounds for six months
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-23
Just as the Bombay HC pronounced the verdict, the additional solicitor general sought a stay on the order for three weeks. However, the court rejected it.
mronline.org/2021/02/23/bhima-koregaon-v…

Non c'è crisi per l'Italia militare nella Nato
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-23
Mentre l'Italia è paralizzata dalla ´crisi economica che la pandemia ha scatenato ª (come la definisce Draghi nel discorso programmatico), c'è un settore che non ne risente ma anzi è in pieno sviluppo: quello militare nella Nato. | Il 17-18 febbraio, nel …
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Review — Tracksuits, Traumas and Class Traitors
Liam Kennedy | zcomm.org | 2021-02-23
D Hunter's 'Tracksuits, Traumas and Class Traitors' is an exploration of working-class struggle and strength…
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Build New Infrastructure for a Broader Movement
Jeff Ordower | zcomm.org | 2021-02-23
There is need to invest in different structures, organizing alongside or outside of the traditional unions, base-building and nonprofit organizations for multi-year struggles, especially worker organizing and scaled disruptive direct action…
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A Big Victory at FERC
Ted Glick | zcomm.org | 2021-02-23
Electrification of power sources, transportation vehicles and heating and cooling systems is absolutely essential to make a clean energy revolution in enough time to prevent escalating and massive, worldwide climate catastrophe…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-big-victory-at-f…

Mexican feminists raise their voices against patriarchy
Natalia Gutiérrez | zcomm.org | 2021-02-23
Faced with an epidemic of femicides and government inaction, Mexican feminists are turning to increasingly radical tactics in their collective quest for justice…
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'Drug Use For Grown-Ups'
Fred Gardner | zcomm.org | 2021-02-23
Dr. Carl Hart, a neuroscientist on the Columbia University faculty, is the most audaciously radical thinker in the drug-policy-reform field, and the bravest…
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Saving the Classics from Blindness
M. G. Piety | zcomm.org | 2021-02-23
However much our own society continues to be characterized by brutality and, in particular, by brutal racism, humanity as a whole has made progress…
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Student activists in Weymouth, Mass. vs the cult of 'blue lives matter'
Liberation Staff | zcomm.org | 2021-02-23
It's refusal to take any concrete political stance "points out a flaw in the way schools are managed. One person or a few people at the top make decisions for all students [who] at the end of the day, hold no power."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/student-activists-…

The GOP Intends to Entrench Its Shrinking Minority Over the Majority
Robert Reich | commondreams.org | 2021-02-23
Here's their playbook—and what the rest of us can do to stop them. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Here's What Leaders Facing Global Crises Can Learn From Mikhail Gorbachev
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
Here's What Leaders Facing Global Crises Can Learn From Mikhail Gorbachev…
thenation.com/article/world/heres-what-l…

A Defense of Neera Tanden's Tweets (but Not of Neera Tanden)
David Klion | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
A Defense of Neera Tanden's Tweets (but Not of Neera Tanden)…
thenation.com/article/politics/neera-tan…

What Comes After Meritocracy?
Elizabeth Anderson | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
The long-standing focus by liberals on meritocratic advancement has isolated the working class.
thenation.com/article/society/sandel-tyr…

It Was Garland's Hearing–but Women of Color Were on Trial
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
It Was Garland's Hearing–but Women of Color Were on Trial…
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What Comes After Meritocracy?
Elizabeth Anderson | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
The long-standing focus by liberals on meritocratic advancement has isolated the working class, but instead of trying to recover a 2oth century social democracy, we must embrace a political project that recognizes the increasing diversity of work and workers in the United States.
thenation.com/article/society/sandel-tyr…

Letters From the March 8/15, 2021, Issue
Our Readers | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
Letters From the March 8/15, 2021, Issue…
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Nobody Deserves a Vacation More Than Ted Cruz
Tom Tomorrow | thenation.com | 2021-02-23
Nobody Deserves a Vacation More Than Ted Cruz…
thenation.com/article/politics/ted-cruz-…

'Disturbing spike' in Afghan civilian casualties after peace talks began: UN report
news.un.org | 2021-02-23
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan witnessed a sharp rise since peace negotiations started in September last year, even though overall deaths and injuries dropped in 2020, compared to the previous year, according to a UN human rights report launched Tuesday.
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ILO urges better policies to protect workers, businesses, as digital platforms proliferate
news.un.org | 2021-02-23
The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday highlighted the need for enhanced international policy cooperation to provide decent work opportunities and foster sustainable business growth in the digital economy.
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Outcry in Kuwait over suicide of stateless Bidoon child
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-23
Outcry in Kuwait over suicide of stateless Bidoon child | Thousands of people are highlighting the case online and demanding an end to the community's marginalisation | Nadda Osman | Tue, 02/23/2021 – 14: 07 | An illustration of the child has been shared online with the caption 'you have returned to God, the most merciful, Ali' (Screengrab/Twitter) | Reports of a 12-year-old child's suicide from Kuwait's stateless pop…
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