2021-02-25: Social Media Postees

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Biden's Journey: Change Is Imperceptible
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-25
Biden has been a major disappointment for those who hoped that he'd change course regarding America's pathological involvement in overseas conflicts. | The new White House Team has been in place for more than a month and it is perhaps time to consider where it is going with America's fractured foreign policy. To be sure, when a new administration brings in a bunch of "old hands" who made their bones by attacking Syria and Libya while also assassinating American citizens by drone one might hope that those mistakes might have served as valuable "lessons learned." Or maybe not, since no one in the Democratic Party e…
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Democracy Now Amplifies State Department Propaganda Campaign Against China Behind Progressive Cover
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-25
By Danny HAIPHONG | While Democracy Now hosts US gov't-funded pundits to spread humanitarian interventionist propaganda about Xinjiang, an analysis by The Grayzone found most of the outlets's China coverage is sharply negative | The U.S. has claimed a humanitarian "Responsibility to Protect" to justify military operations in the name of saving civilian lives from evil dictators. Most notable have been the brutal U.S.-led wars in Libya and Syria which destabilized entire regions in the name of "civilian protection" and "promoting democracy." These operations relied heavily on self-described human rights NGO's and…
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US strike in Syria at Biden's orders destroys 'multiple facilities' of 'Iranian-backed militia' – Pentagon
rt.com | 2021-02-25
The US has targeted Iran-backed militia in Syria, the Pentagon confirmed, adding that the airstrikes were approved by US President Joe Biden and intended as reprisal for rocket attacks on US bases in Iraq. | "At President Biden's direction US military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian backed militant groups in eastern Syria," the Pentagon's spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. The attack took place around…
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Iran, Syria discuss strengthening of friendly ties
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-25
TEHRAN, Feb. 25 (MNA) — Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has exchanged views with Syria's foreign and information ministers on strengthening relations between the two countries in different fields.
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US Carries Out Airstrikes Ordered by Biden Against 'Iranian-Backed' Groups in Eastern Syria
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
The United States has troops deployed in Syria, describing the goal of its military presence in the country as fighting the remnants of the notorious Daesh terrorist group.
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Nearly 800 organizations and individuals in the United States demand the Biden administration end its support for the brutal MoàØse regime in Haiti
Ajamu Baraka and Margaret Flowers | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-25
"President Biden claims to care about racial equity but his actions in Haiti show the emptiness of that rhetoric."
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US voters want government funding to go to healthcare, education, and fighting poverty
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-25
These poll results come as President Joe Biden's American Rescue Package will be voted on tomorrow in the House.
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In Indian Country, It's Not the Weather, It's the Racism That's Leaving Thousands in the Dark
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-25
Around 30,000 homes in Texas still have no power, and millions of Texans remain under a boil-water mandate days after a deadly winter storm wiped out that state's weak water and energy systems. In Texas, president Biden has officially declared this scenario a disaster, and the state's failed leadership stands squarely under attack. Media coverage…
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Public Sector Unions Mean Middle-Class Jobs for Black Workers
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2021-02-25
Government jobs have been an important source of economic mobility for Black workers and their families for many years. The federal government was an early adopter of anti-discrimination provisions, and today about a fifth of federal workers are Black. This includes those employed by the United States Postal Service, which provided well-paying jobs and career …
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Bartenders and Pension Fund Investment Advisers
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-02-25
If you were worried that you had a drinking problem, you probably would not ask your neighborhood bartender for advice. (Let's assume the bartender owns the bar, so they pocket the cash from the drinks.) The bartender may be a very nice person, and may actually be your friend, but they obviously have a material …
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Over 800 Organizations and Individuals in the United States Demand the Biden Administration End Its Support for the Brutal MoàØse Regime in Haiti
US | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-25
Above photo: By Professor Danny Shaw who is currently in Haiti United States — Today, February 24, 72 organizations and 700 individuals published an open letter calling for the Biden administration to end its illegal and destructive intervention in Haiti. While Joe Biden and the Democrats condemned the Trump forces for not respecting the results …
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'Muscular' Foreign Policy: Media Codeword For Violence Abroad
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-25
Writing in the Washington Post , pro-war columnist Josh Rogin appeared relieved that Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his running mate for November–as opposed to a progressive like Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, who would have called for cutting military budgets, fewer US interventions and the withdrawal of troops stationed abroad. Biden and Harris, he explained, will together pursue a "robust" foreign policy agenda. | Harris is described approvingly by one source as "pragmatic" (another media codeword–FAIR.org, 8/21/19), and together, Rogin notes, she and Biden can prove that "muscular liberali…
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Half a million dead: What's the difference between Biden and Trump's COVID plans?
Chris Banks | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-25
The COVID-19 death toll in the United States has now surpassed half a million people — approximately 20 percent of all COVID-19 deaths on the planet, according to official statistics. The U.S. continues to lead the world in coronavirus deaths, with January ranking as the United States' deadliest month yet. Reflecting this monumental death toll, …
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La plaga inmerecida
Antonio García | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-25
La plaga inmerecida Nos ha llevado familiares, Amigos, enemigos. Esta plaga coronavirus No discrimina Lleva un año Ha dejado al mundo Aterrizado. Desnudó A todos Políticos Policías Sacerdotes Pastores Músicos Banqueros Vendedores de autos. La bolsa del mundo Se ha roto Nos ha enseñado Lo vulnerables que somos Los humanos Mientras que buscando Vida en …
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Half a million dead: What's the difference between Biden's and Trump's COVID plans?
Chris Banks | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-25
The COVID-19 death toll in the United States has now surpassed half a million people — approximately 20% of all COVID-19 deaths on the planet, according to official statistics. The United States continues to lead the world in coronavirus deaths, with January ranking as the United States' deadliest month yet. Reflecting this monumental death toll, …
liberationnews.org/half-a-million-dead-w…

"Not Ready to Give Up": Democrats Push Senate to Keep Popular $15 Minimum Wage in Stimulus Bill
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-25
As the House of Representatives prepares to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, a fight is brewing over the inclusion of an increase to the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The measure is at risk in the Senate, where conservative Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema oppose its inclusion in the relief bill or suggest a lower amount. Congressmember Jan Schakowsky of Illinois says Congress must pass the minimum wage hike to help address inequality in the United States. "The current minimum wage, federally, is $7.25. Now, you can't live on that. You can't raise a family…
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COVID is 'Best Thing That Ever Happened' to Biden, Campaign Aide Reportedly Says in Book
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden bombarded the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic in the US with heavy criticism, reiterating that the latter had "no plan" on combating COVID-19. After taking office, Biden continued to blast Trump's coronavirus response.
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European Council Summit Discusses Fight Against COVID-19
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
BRUSSELS (Sputnik), Luc Rivet – As the first day of the online summit of the European Council members ends on Thursday, the most daunting current topic, the immunization campaign against the coronavirus, continues to loom large.
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Philippines Offering to Deploy Additional Nurses to Britain, Germany in Exchange for COVID Vaccines
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
Carlito Galvez, a former general leading the Philippine government's COVID-19 novel coronavirus response, announced in January that the country is seeking to purchase "at least 148 million doses from seven manufacturers," but procurement will be dependent on global supply.
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Face coverings in secondary schools will not be compulsory, says minister
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-02-25
Face coverings and asymptomatic coronavirus (Covid-19) tests in secondary schools will not be compulsory when pupils in England return to class next month, the schools minister has confirmed. | Not compulsory: | Nick Gibb acknowledged that it's "more challenging" to teach with face masks, but he said wearing face coverings is "highly recommended". | He appealed to parents to allow their secondary school-age children to take part in regular voluntary rapid coronavirus tests when classrooms reopen from March 8. | He told Times Radio: Of course we can't make it mandatory on parents but we just hope that most…
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Flu gets the cold shoulder: Influenza now virtually non-existent in US as Covid-19 spread continues
rt.com | 2021-02-25
The coronavirus-battered US has enjoyed an unusually calm flu season, showing the lowest figures in decades. The lack of influenza likely stems from enduring restrictions — or Covid-19 wrestling out weaker germs, experts believe. | The ongoing pandemic has had an unexpected effect on the US healthscape, with the conventional flu being almost completely wiped out. Figures from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show a sharp drop in influenza cases occurred last April — and the figures remain extremely low ever since. | The 2020-21 flu season has essentially not even happened at a…
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Fingers crossed as India fears 2nd Covid-19 wave after inexplicable dip in infections
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
By David Asta Alares New Delhi, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- Kush Sharma, a doctor at a state-run hospital in New Delhi, expresses relief over the declining Covid-19 cases across India, with figures now hovering around 10,000 new infections a day. The head of the coronavirus task force at Lok Nayak hospital, one of the capital's leading …
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Biden, Climate Change, and China: A New Cold War equals A Scalding Planet
Michael T. Klare | juancole.com | 2021-02-26
( Tomdispatch.com ) — Slowing the pace of climate change and getting "tough" on China, especially over its human-rights abuses and unfair trade practices, are among the top priorities President Biden has announced for his new administration. Evidently, he believes that he can tame a rising China with harsh pressure tactics, while still gaining its …
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What Planet Is NATO Living On?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-25
The February meeting of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Defense Ministers, the first since President Biden took power, revealed an antiquated, 75-year-old alliance that, despite its military failures in Afghanistan and Libya, is now turning its military madness toward two more formidable, nuclear-armed enemies: Russia and China. This theme was emphasized by U.S. Secretary of…
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Former US Diplomat Urges 'Serious Repairs' at Home Before Biden Tries to 'Trip Up China'
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
A retired diplomat and academic has urged that the US cannot outcompete China militarily, it can only spark an arms race that will give Beijing a powerful military-industrial complex that will ultimately make both nations poorer in the end.
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US General Calls Moscow 'Existential Threat', Claims Russia, China Engaged In 'Nefarious Activities'
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
In its first month in office, the Biden administration has taken a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde approach to Russia, renewing a key treaty limiting the size of US and Russian strategic arsenals, while simultaneously accusing Moscow of trying to "undermine" America and to "weaken the European project and our NATO alliance".
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2/23: Vaccine Imperialism: China vs. the Western WorldÔºöÔºö
Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network | indybay.org | 2021-02-25
Vaccine Racism: How wealthy nations stockpile life-saving vaccines while poor countries and poor people within these countries are ignored. How western countries criticize China, despite China's success in containing the virus and providing vaccines to the world.
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West's Cold War Paranoia Limiting Global Pandemic Vaccination
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-25
What is thwarting an effective global strategy is a cynical Cold War mindset expressed by the likes of Ursula von der Leyen who would rather deny their own populations protection from the disease than to see Russia and China as partners… | United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has condemned the global vaccine inequality as a moral test of our time, pointing out that some 130 nations have yet to receive a single dose to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. | Western "big pharma" profit imper…
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Switzerland Sliding into Dictatorship
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-25
The first human right is the right to life. — Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Counselor of the People's Republic of China A secret paper from the Swiss Federal Council (Swiss Executive) was leaked to the Swiss Newspaper Der Blick divulging that the Federal Council is considering granting owners of restaurants, theatres, …
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Putting the anti-China campaign in perspective
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-25
Western imperialism is waging a cold war against China. Dave Holmes argues we must strongly oppose the US-led campaign — notwithstanding the repressive capitalist nature of the Chinese regime.
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Xi Jinping declares China's 'complete success' in fighting poverty
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
Beijing, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- Chinese President Xi Jinping officially said Thursday that the country has completed its "arduous task" of eradicating extreme poverty, adding that almost 99 million people have emerged from it in the last eight years. "Today we solemnly declare … a complete success in the fight against poverty in the country," Xi …
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Eulalia Reyes Whitney
Chloe de Silva | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-26
greenleft.org.au/supportEulalia Reyes WhitneyAustralia-Venezuela Solidarity Network, Brisbane CoordinatorCongratulations to Green Left! It has been a school of political, social, environmental and solidarity consciousness that has endured the test of time, and only grows stronger and more radical. I am honoured and humble in my association with such a people-powered media project.

Biden: US has administered 50 mn anti-Covid vaccine doses
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-26
Washington, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- President Joe Biden on Thursday hailed the fact that the US has now administered 50 million doses of the vaccines against Covid-19, an achievement he said was an enormous milestone in defeating the virus. "In five weeks, America's administered the most shots of any country in the world, with among the …
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"America is Back": Joe Biden's US Foreign Policy
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-26
US President Biden bellicosely proclaimed, "American is back," in his major foreign policy priorities speech at the Munich Security Conference on February 19. Repeated twice for effect, Biden signaled the end of the Trump interregnum. No more assuring words could have been uttered for George W. Bush's former Defense Secretary Colin Powell and the 70 …
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Denver protest: 'No war on Iran!'
Viviana Weinstein | workers.org | 2021-02-26
Feb. 20, Denver.Denver Students for a Democratic Society, Jewish Voice for Peace and the Denver Peace Council held a demonstration Feb. 20 at the state capital, in cooperation with the national call to prevent Washington from instigating a war against Iran. Threats the U.S. warships would move into the Persian/Arabian . . . | Continue reading Denver protest: 'No war on Iran!' at Workers.org
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Denver protest: 'No war on Iran!'
| workers.org | 2021-02-26
By Vivian Weinstein Denver Students for a Democratic Society, Jewish Voice for Peace and the Denver Peace Council held a demonstration Feb. 20 at the state capital, in cooperation with the national call to prevent Washington from instigating a war against Iran. Threats the U.S. warships would move into the . . . | Continue reading Denver protest: 'No war on Iran!' at Workers.org
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The Pine-eyed Boy Escapes from the Belly of the Dark Night in the Fish's Tale
Edward Curtin | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-26
It's hard to say where things begin, but they do, as do we, and we are somehow in them and they in us, and a story begins. Then the story gets silently disclosed as we live it, even though most of us don't tell it until later, if we can find our tongues. But when …
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Black prisoners don't matter to Leon County jails
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-26
Tallahassee, FL – You are just a worthless Black prisoner, and we don't care about you. | That is the message that the white power structure in Leon County is sending to the prisoners in the Leon County jail. Your lives simply don't matter. | If you die from COVID-19, good riddance. It will save the public the expense involved in taking care of you. | Neither Tallahassee Mayor John Daily, County Commission Chair Rick Minor, County Administrator Vince Long, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) CEO Mark O'Bryant, the Leon County Health Department Director Claudia Blackburn, nor any lobbyist or membe…
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Oxford University COVID-19 Lab Reportedly Hacked by Cyber Gang
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-26
Researchers have been scrambling to learn more about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. So far, the deadly virus has infected more than 113 million people worldwide and killed more than 2.5 million others.
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Biden sends B-1 bombers to Norway, threatens Russia
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2021-02-26
The U.S. Air Force announced during February that it is sending four B-1 bombers and at least 200 personnel to Orland Air Base on the central coast of Norway. Pentagon officials made no secret of the fact that the deployment is meant as a threat to Russia, which is well . . . | Continue reading Biden sends B-1 bombers to Norway, threatens Russia at Workers.org
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Exposed: McDonald's surveillance operation spies on employees organizing for a living wage
Patricia Gorky | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-26
New reports show that McDonald's has spied on workers "for years" in their effort to combat the Fight for $15 movement that has been struggling for a living wage for nearly a decade. According to documents leaked to Motherboard, McDonald's hired a team of global intelligence analysts to identify and surveil workers and labor leaders …
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Riots in Ecuador's prisons leave 80 inmates dead, ombudsman's office holds Moreno's government responsible
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-26
The ombudsman's office denounced the government for failing to fulfill its role as guarantor of the rights of the people in its custody, and highlighted that the lack of design, implementation, and evaluation of public policies for citizen security is the reason for what happened in detention centers…
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Tallahassee rallies against HB1
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-26
Tallahassee, FL – Around 100 people gathered at the Florida State Capitol building, February 20, to protest the 'combating public disorder bill,' otherwise known as HB1/SB484. Speakers from organizations all over Tallahassee expressed their dissent and demanded state senators and representatives oppose the bill. | "The people are tired of marching while our cries go unheard. The people realize that in order to change the system, we must destroy the system," said Mutaquee Akbar, president of the NAACP. | Other speakers emphasized previous protests that would have been deemed criminal or illegal due to this bill.
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Facebook's news blockade in Australia shows how tech giants are swallowing the web
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-02-26
By Jennifer Grygiel | — When Facebook disabled Australians' access to news articles on its platform, and blocked sharing of articles from Australian news organizations, the company moved a step closer to killing the World Wide Web — the hyperlink-based system of freely connecting online sites created in 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Though the …
juancole.com/2021/02/facebooks-australia…

Black rage: a new 'reconstruction' in the U.S
| workers.org | 2021-02-26
The following letter from an incarcerated worker at SCI Pine Grove was received by Workers World Feb. 24. By Wesley Massey How do we make a paradigm shift to change how Blacks are viewed with pessimism, and on a good day cautious optimism? How do we change the culture in . . . | Continue reading Black rage: a new 'reconstruction' in the U.S. at Workers.org
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Truths and Myths of the Federal Reserve
Lars Schall | realprogressives.org | 2021-02-26
[Original interview published May 4, 2010] | Is the Federal Reserve an almighty-like "creature" or rather extremely limited in its essential operations? L. Randall Wray, an expert on monetary policy, answers questions with regard to the Fed and central banks in general. | L. Randall Wray is a professor of economics and research director of the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability at the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC). | The approach of the economists at UMKC, which…
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Real media diversity won't come when corporations dictate the terms
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-26
Facebook's "Zucker" punch on February 18, disabling large sections of Facebook in protest at the federal government's news media bargaining code (NMBC), which led to amendments and the bill becoming law on February 25, reveals the enormous power of the media corporations.
greenleft.org.au/content/real-media-dive…

Crown casino: the tip of corporate corruption
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-26
Everybody knows the gambling industry feeds on misery. We need to hold the individual fat cats accountable. But we also have to shine a spotlight on the pathway out of this systemic mess, argues Alex Bainbridge.
greenleft.org.au/content/crown-casino-ti…

Real media diversity won't come when corporations dictate the terms
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-26
Facebook's "Zucker" punch successfully forced the federal government's hand. It is another reason why we need to fight for real public interest journalism, argues Zebedee Parkes.
greenleft.org.au/content/real-media-dive…

France Increases Hostilities Against China in the South China Sea
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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 French Navy days ago announced that the Tonnerre amphibious assault …
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Biden's CIA Nominee Identifies China as Top 'Adversary'
Dave DeCamp | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | William Burns, Biden's pick for CIA chief, had tough words …
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US Sanctions On Venezuela Have Failed To Achieve Anything But Death And Misery
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-25
In its regime-change effort in Venezuela, the US has imposed devastating sanctions that have caused tens of thousands of deaths among the most vulnerable — without ever coming close to toppling the president. | Alena Douhan, the UN Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures and human rights — a new position created by the UN Human Rights Council in March of 2020 — issued a stinging preliminary report last week condemning US and EU sanctions against Venezuela. Ms. Douhan has urged the US, EU and other nations to drop all sanctions against Venezuela after her two-week fact-finding mission…
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The illegal blockade of Venezuela and the Anti-Blockade Law
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-25
On February 21, 2021, Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro made a statement in honor of the 173rd anniversary of the publication of The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. The statement was made as part of the international Red Books Day, an initiative of leftist publishers to uphold the ideas of the left against a barrage of attacks by the extreme right. Human…
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EU declares head of Venezuela's diplomatic mission 'persona non grata' in tit-for-tat after expulsion of European envoy
rt.com | 2021-02-25
The European Union has declared Venezuela's chief diplomat at the bloc "persona non grata," calling the move retaliation after Caracas expelled the EU's ambassador in protest over a new round of sanctions from Brussels. | "The Council today agreed that the head of the Mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the European Union be declared persona non grata," the European Council said in a statement on Thursday, adding "this is a res…
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EU Imposes Further Sanctions on Venezuela as Maduro Visits UN Human Rights Council
Paul Dobson | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | Venezuela has blasted the imposition of additional European Union (EU) sanctions …
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GOP Strategy: Embrace the Crazies, Suppress the Vote
Roger Bybee | progressive.org | 2021-02-25
The Republican Party focuses its efforts not on building its base but keeping the "wrong people" from the polls.
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Virginia comes out to support Alabama Amazon workers
TN Long | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-25
ARLINGTON, Va.–On Saturday, Feb. 20, the Southern Workers Assembly coordinated over 40 solidarity events around the country in support of the workers at the Bessemer, Ala., Amazon facility who are currently in the midst of a vote to unionize their workplace. The unionization campaign there, called the BAmazon Union, is organized by the Mid-South Council …
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Vote Your Voice: SPLC announces $10 million in new wave of grants to Deep South organizations for voter mobilization and civic engagement
splcenter.org | 2021-02-25
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UPS Teamsters remember sell-out contract, organize to change leadership
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-25
Chattanooga, TN – Teamsters across North America are organizing around the union's upcoming international 2021 elections to demand union leadership that fights the boss and fights for the members. | In 2018 many rank-and-file union members and leaders participated in a far-reaching campaign to win a "No" vote against a widely unpopular proposed national contract with UPS. They haven't forgotten the Hoffa administration's use of an obscure clause in the union's constitution – known as the Two-Thirds Rule – to forcibly impose the contract, despite the members voting to reject it. | Now the Teamster Convention is co…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/2/24/ups-team…

How did a fateful CIA coup–executed 55 years ago this February 24–doom much of sub-Saharan Africa?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-25
Fifty-five years ago on this day, the fate of Africa was irrevocably altered when the CIA sponsored a 1966 coup d'état against Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, former Prime Minister of Ghana and Pan-Africanist visionary who was voted as "Africa's Man of the Millennium."
mronline.org/2021/02/25/how-did-a-fatefu…

Elections Are Not Democracy: Call To Boycott Upcoming Israeli and Palestinian Votes that Don't Matter
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2021-02-25
Elections will matter in Palestine when they are called to include all people who live between the River and the Sea — one person, one vote for a single legislature and executive in a Palestine that is liberated.
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HR 1's Campaign Finance Program: A Reform that Doesn't Reform
Howie Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-25
HR 1, the For the People Act, is an omnibus voting reform bill that has many progressive measures concerning voter registration, voter roll purges, voter-verified paper ballots, early voting, no-excuse absentee ballots, presidential candidate tax returns, gerrymandering, and more. According to reports, the Democratic leadership will whip their members hard to pass the bill through…
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Lies and white supremacy fuel Republican voter suppression campaign
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-25
It is now clearer than ever that the Republican Party is carrying out a strategy of stoking the big lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump and that it is hanging its ability to make a comeback on supporting the white supremacy that was behind the right-wing insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. …
peoplesworld.org/article/lies-and-white-…

I "Zoom Bombed" the sham City Council Last Night
Not Actually Donna Meyers | indybay.org | 2021-02-25
Martin Bernal and Chief Andy Mills should be fired, Racist Mayor Donna Meyers and the other council members that voted for this egregious and unconstitutional "outdoor living ordinance" should resign or be recalled, and the people of Santa Cruz should be given a say in the future of our city. Until then, we will continue to build power outside of City Hall because it seems, as long as our system is broken, the dais can only wield an evil power that makes life better for the privileged few at the expense of the working class.
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Republicans Unite Against Stimulus Bill That Has 76 Percent Voter Support
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-25
A new poll of 2,013 registered voters has found that 76 percent of voters are supportive of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package. This is an increase from similar polls conducted last month which also indicated support for the bill. | The stimulus package enjoys wide and decisive support. Nearly 90 percent of Democratic voters are in favor of the bill, called…
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Two-Thirds of GOP Voters Still Buy Into False Claims of Election Fraud
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-25
A new poll focusing on Republican voters' attitudes on the 2020 election shows that more than two-thirds of respondents do not accept the result of the presidential race as legitimate. | R Street Institute, a policy organization which promotes "free markets and limited, effective government," found that 67 percent of Republicans believe the election was invalid, with only 23 percent…
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On Feb. 20: U.S. cities in solidarity with #BAmazon workers
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2021-02-25
Outside union-busting law firm Morgan Lewis, Philadelphia, Feb. 20. (WW Photo: Joe Piette) As Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., vote to unionize, they are gaining support. On Feb. 20, demonstrations took place in solidarity with BAmazon workers in 50+ U.S. cities in 30 states, including several in the South. The . . . | Continue reading On Feb. 20: U.S. cities in solidarity with #BAmazon workers at Workers.org
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On Feb. 20: U.S. cities in solidarity to #BAmazon workers
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2021-02-25
Outside union-busting law firm Morgan Lewis, Philadelphia, Feb. 20. (WW Photo: Joe Piette) As Amazon workers in Bessemer, Ala., vote to unionize, they are gaining support. On Feb. 20, demonstrations took place in solidarity with BAmazon workers in 50+ U.S. cities in 30 states, including several in the South. The . . . | Continue reading On Feb. 20: U.S. cities in solidarity to #BAmazon workers at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/02/54727/?utm_source=rs…

Vote socialist in the WA elections
Chloe de Silva | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-25
Vote for the Socialist Alliance in the WA elections and send a message to the big parties that you support the creation of a social power in our communities, on the streets and in our workplaces. Chloe de Silva reports.
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Bolivia extends Covid-19 vaccination to chronically ill people
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- President Luis Arce traveled to Bolivia's largest city on Thursday to see the Covid-19 vaccine administered to people with underlying health conditions, such as cancer or kidney failure, along with medical personnel who were not inoculated in the first phase of the vaccination effort. The start of expanded vaccination …
laprensalatina.com/bolivia-extends-covid…

French Experts Warn Jab Pace Too Slow to Dodge Third Spring Wave of COVID-19
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
France has avoided a third nationwide lockdown, tightening restrictions to stave off a new surge of virus cases, yet with an average number of new daily infections at about 20,000 and a slow-moving vaccine rollout linked to the EU's struggle to secure a consistent supply of jabs.
sputniknews.com/europe/20210225108218370…

Cuba is one step closer to launching its own anti-COVID vaccines
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-25
Cuba is the only country in the Latin American and the Caribbean region that is working to develop its own vaccines against COVID-19. The country has four vaccine candidates. Two of them, Soberana 02 of the Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) and Abdala of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), will begin the third phase of clinical trials in March…
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PDF of February 25 issue
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-02-25
Download the PDF. Texas freeze: Rich get richer, workers suffer 50+ actions: Solidarity with #BAmazon workers BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Washerwomen Strike Steelworker resistance ALSO: Free Mumia! UAW in crisis Police repel hungry people U.S. life expectancy drops Vaccine patents = profits Editorial: Whole world is watching GLOBAL: Who is Navalny? . . . | Continue reading PDF of February 25 issue at Workers.org
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100+ Countries Push to Loosen WTO Rules on Vaccine Patents. Why Is the U.S. Still Blocking the Way?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-25
As the pandemic's death toll nears 2.5 million, stringent rules around intellectual property rights could be preventing much of the world from obtaining COVID-19 vaccines. Over 45 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of a vaccine, according to the United Nations, while 130 other countries have not received any vaccines at all, leading to what some describe as "vaccine apartheid." At the World Trade Organization, South Africa and India are leading a push by over 100 nations to waive intellectual property rules that give pharmaceutical companies monopolistic control over vaccines they…
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Friday 2/26: Virtual Town Hall: Vaccines & the Impact of COVID-19 on the Black Community
Rep. Barbara Lee | indybay.org | 2021-02-25
Virtual town hall via FB livestream…
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Single dose of vaccine acts as 'booster' in those with prior COVID-19 infection
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-25
Two new studies have revealed insights into the immune protection provided by a single dose of COVID-19 vaccination.
imperial.ac.uk/news/215793/single-dose-vaccine-acts-booster-those

Over 100 Countries Push to Loosen Rules on Vaccine Patents as US Blocks the Way
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-25
As the pandemic's death toll nears 2.5 million, stringent rules around intellectual property rights could be preventing much of the world from obtaining COVID-19 vaccines. Over 45 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of a vaccine, according to the United Nations, while 130 other countries have not received any vaccines at all, leading to what some describe as "vaccine apartheid." At the World Trade Organization, South Africa and India are leading a push by over…
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COVID Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for Blind People
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-25
Many covid vaccination registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels violate disability rights laws, hindering the ability of blind people to sign up for a potentially lifesaving vaccine, a KHN investigation has found. | Across the country, people who use special software to make the web accessible have been unable to sign up for the vaccines or obtain vital information about covid-19 because many government websites lack required accessibility features. At l…
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'The EU's Vaccine Rollout Has Been an Advert For Brexit', Political Commentator Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
In a world where they say that anything is possible, there are still many things that we think we'll never live to see. Germany's number one newspaper BILD declaring 'Dear British We Envy You' emblazoned on their front page, was certainly one such thing.
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DeSantis touts lack of vaccine plan as study finds more than 95,000 Floridians may die without one
Jon Skolnik | salon.com | 2021-02-25
Gov. Ron DeSantis defended Florida's open-ended vaccine plan. Then a data firm predicted "complete chaos"
salon.com/2021/02/25/desantis-touts-lack…

Qantas pushes resumption of international flights to October
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
Sydney, Australia, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- Qantas Airways Ltd. announced Thursday that it will resume international flights to and from Australia at the end of October, almost four months later than estimated. "The date change aligns with the expected timeframe for Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout to be effectively complete," the airlines said in a statement. Australia, …
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Altetico Madrid's stadium becomes Covid-19 vaccination hub
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
Madrid, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- The home stadium of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid opened its doors Thursday as authorities in the Spanish capital started to vaccinate teachers, police officers, firefighters and civil defense personnel against Covid-19. Teachers aged over 55 years can also receive their doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at healthcare centers in addition …
laprensalatina.com/altetico-madrids-stad…

40 minutes a jab, Portugal speeds up vaccine process amid delay fears
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
Oeiras, Portugal, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- Stand in line, get the jab and wait to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction — it takes a total of 40 minutes to get a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at one of Portugal's most efficient centers. The rhythm of the vaccination campaign has picked up speed …
laprensalatina.com/40-minutes-a-jab-port…

Merkel says EU to have Covid-19 vaccine passport by summer
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
Berlin, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- The European Union plans to institute a Covid-19 vaccine passport by summer with an eye toward enabling travel within the 27-member bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said here Thursday. The bloc's executive arm, the European Commission, has been given three months to define the technical parameters for an immunization passport, she …
laprensalatina.com/merkel-says-eu-to-hav…

Synthetic mRNA COVID Vaccines: A Risk-Benefit Analysis
Dr. Sadaf Gilani | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | With a "vaccine" based on untested technology, and safety trials still …
globalresearch.ca/synthetic-mrna-covid-v…

'It Just Never Ends': Trump's Tax Returns Handed Over to Manhattan Prosecutor After Lengthy Battle
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
On Monday, in response to a Supreme Court ruling greenlighting the disclosure of his financial records, Donald Trump lashed out at the Democrats and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, accusing them of trying to continue "the greatest political witch hunt in the history of our Country."
sputniknews.com/us/202102251082187202-it…

Trump hands over 'MILLIONS of pages' of tax returns to Manhattan DA — reports
rt.com | 2021-02-25
Former president Donald Trump has reportedly handed over his tax returns to prosecutors in New York. With Trump describing the investigation as a "fishing expedition," sifting through the "millions of pages" may take time. | The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Trump's lawyers may no longer shield the ex-president's tax returns from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who is investigating whether Trump and the Trump Organization committed any financial crimes, including his alleged inflating of property values to secure loans. | Trump's lawyers immediately handed over the returns, CNN reported on Thu…
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Outrage in US over Biden's bid to reopen immigrant child detention facilities
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-25
Two detention facilities for undocumented immigrant minors were reopened by the Biden administration. They had been shut down during the Trump administration in the face of protests…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/25/outrage-i…

Un enemigo muy rencoroso de Biden
àÅngel Guerra Cabrera | globalizacion.ca | 2021-02-25
Robert Bob Menéndez es un prominente senador cubanoestadounidense por el Partido Demócrata, pero sus lealtades están con Donald Trump en lugar de con el presidente Joe Biden. En Nueva Jersey, estado que representa en el Senado, los enterados veían con…
globalizacion.ca/un-enemigo-muy-rencoros…

Big Victory in Yellowstone Ecosystem as Biden Administration Pulls Massive Henry's Fork Logging and Burning Scheme
Mike Garrity | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-25
Last December the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Native Ecosystems Council, and Yellowstone to Uintas Connection took the Trump administration's Forest Service to federal court over plans to massively log and burn over 40,000 acres in the very headwaters of the world-famous Henry's Fork of the Snake River. We are exceptionally pleased to announce that…
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Petitions to oust Trump USPS board and postmaster DeJoy top 1.1M signatures
PAI | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-25
WASHINGTON (PAI)–Petitions to Democratic President Joe Biden and Congress' Democratic leaders to replace the Trump-named U.S. Postal Service board with a new one that would in turn fire Trumpite Postmaster General Louis DeJoy have passed 1.12 million signatures combined. And that figure may be low. The American Postal Workers Union reported their petition is just …
peoplesworld.org/article/petitions-to-ou…

Bannonism: A Clear and Present Danger to the Planet
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-25
The sooner the nations of the world awake to the threat posed by fascists abusing electoral systems to gain dictatorial power, the possibility of a repeat of the fascist rise to power during the 1920s and 1930s can be snuffed out. | With the financial support of Mercer Family Foundation far-right heiress financier Rebekah Mercer, exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui, U.S.-based Falun Gong cult leader Li Hongzhi, and the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, which is associated with the fascist Opus Dei Roman Catholic sect, Donald Trump's sporadic political adviser, Steve Bannon, has implemented a multi-pronged approach…
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"Decades in the Making": How Mainstream Conservatives & Right-Wing Money Fueled the Capitol Attack
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-25
As more details emerge about those who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, it's becoming clearer that the insurrection was not the work of a "fringe" group, but rather the result of a decades-long conservative effort to undermine democracy, according to author Brendan O'Connor. "The events of January 6 were not just months, but years, decades, in the making," says O'Connor, who notes that major Republican donors and prominent conservative groups were connected to the Trump rally that immediately preceded the Capitol riot.
www.democracynow.org/2021/2/25/brendan_o…

Were Ex-State Secretary Kerry's Iran Meetings 'Treason' or Last-Ditch Effort to Save Nuclear Deal?
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
Former Obama administration cabinet members continued to maintain ties with the Iranian government during Donald Trump's tenure, The Washington Times reported on Monday, arguing that this amounted to a "flagrant violation of the Logan Act", something which the Democrats tried to use against Trump's National Security Adviser Gen. Mike Flynn.
sputniknews.com/us/202102251082175923-we…

Rights Groups Blast Biden's 'Smart' Border Wall Idea as 'Trump's Wall by Another Name'
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
The Biden administration speedily rescinded the national emergency order used to fund Donald Trump's brick-and-mortar border wall but has proposed its own border barrier based on surveillance technologies, DNA samples, and drones.
sputniknews.com/us/202102251082187847-ri…

Trump at CPAC Address Will Reportedly Slam Biden's First Steps in Office
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
The former US president, Donald Trump, has not spoken publicly since departing the White House, and all of his accounts on major social media platforms have remained suspended following the deadly 6 January Capitol uprising. Nevertheless, Trump is considered by many in the GOP as a likely Republican candidate in the next presidential race.
sputniknews.com/us/202102251082178270-tr…

Trump Opened the American Pandora's Box
Peter Kuper | thenation.com | 2021-02-25
Trump Opened the American Pandora's Box…
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Republicans Think Commission to Investigate January 6 Needs More Republicans
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-25
Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) began forming a commission that would investigate the Capitol breach fueled by former President Donald Trump on January 6. The commission's formation is at a standstill, however, as Republicans are insisting that they get equal representation on the committee. | The commission will be tasked with investigating the events of the at…
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Trump Cabinet Members Urged Staffers to "Be the Resistance" Within Biden Admin
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-25
Government watchdog groups are calling on congressional committees to release the names of Trump political appointees who have "burrowed" into career civil service positions over concerns they may attempt to "sabotage" the Biden administration. | Former President Donald Trump signed an executive order in October that stripped career civil servants of employment protections…
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No, Biden's Climate Plans Don't Cut It
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-25
Long before the Texas energy crisis renewed calls for dramatic action, President Biden was getting high marks right now from a climate movement that was far from enthusiastic about him during the 2020 primaries. A wide range of activists, academics and policy wonks who spent four years planning for a post-Trump reality are almost unified in their enthusiasm about Biden's early moves. | But while everyone agrees there's considerable work ahead, is the celebration of Biden's climate agenda premature? | The White House's release of a s…
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Dems Introduce Bill to Eliminate Pensions for Presidents With Felony Convictions
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-25
Two Democratic lawmakers will introduce a bill that would strip former presidents of pension and other benefits if they were convicted of a felony — legislation that seems to be aimed directly at former President Donald Trump, who is presently the subject of numerous investigations. | Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-New York) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) have authored the Restoring and Enforcing Accountability of Presidents (REAP) Act, which would change portions of the Form…
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As troop withdrawal nears, police say militias aim to blow up Capitol, 'kill as many members as possible' during Biden's SOTU
rt.com | 2021-02-25
Police have apparently found a new pretext to keep a militarized security shield around the US Capitol, warning that pro-Trump militias are plotting to bomb Congress during President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech. | "We know that members of the militia groups that were present on January 6 have stated their desire that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible with a direct nexus to the State of the Union," acting Capitol Police chief Yogananda Pittman said Thursday in testimony to a House subcommittee. | Such an attack would carry out unfinished business that the electio…
rt.com/usa/516608-militias-threaten-us-c…

Trump's failed coup continues: CPAC set to be a celebration of the Capitol insurrection
Amanda Marcotte | salon.com | 2021-02-25
CPAC sets out to defend Trump's coup, celebrate his election lies and paint him as the real victim…
salon.com/2021/02/25/trumps-failed-coup-…

Progressives Must Revitalize the Labor Movement
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2021-02-25
Trump didn't win the working class, the Democrats lost it; it's urgent that progressive organizing focus on the working class and unions — human civilization depends on it…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/progressives-must-…

Biden repeals Trump measure banning migrants over 'occupational hazards'
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
Washington, Feb 24 (efe-epa).- US President Joe Biden revoked a measure Wednesday by his predecessor Donald Trump, banning the entry of some immigrants deemed a "risk to the labor market," among them the beneficiaries of the visa lottery and relatives of permanent US residents or citizens. In a countermeasure released Wednesday by the White House, …
laprensalatina.com/biden-repeals-trump-m…

A Private Government In Honduras Moves Forward
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-25
"It's almost like an insult that this is happening to us now, after so much sacrifice to develop the community to the point it's at today," Venessa Cardenas explains, in Crawfish Rock, Roatán, as she remembers her grandmother who passed away last May at 90 years old. "She was the one who fought for us to have the road, the school, water, all of the basic projects… the government has never given us anything that we didn't fight for. She gave everything for this community. She's the reason me and my family are so firm." | Venessa's community is located between two tourism projects–Pristine Bay and Palmetto…
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Law Students Announce Boycott Of Chevron Law Firm Seward & Kissel
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-25
New York — Students from over 50 leading U.S. law schools — including Stanford, Harvard, Yale, and New York University — have announced a recruiting boycott of a prominent Chevron law firm to protest its "unethical" private prosecution of U.S. human rights lawyer Steven Donziger after he helped win a $9.5 billion pollution judgment against Chevron. | "We pledge to boycott Seward & Kissel recruitment activities in response to the firm's unethical prosecution of U.S. human rights attorney Steven Donziger," the students wrote in a letter with signatories representing 52 law schools. "Despite a significa…
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Minorities and the poor are the worst affected by COVID-19 in the US
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-25
The COVID-19 death toll in the US not only outstrips the fatalities of other badly affected nations, but also outnumbers the annual death rate of the most devastating wars and epidemics of the 19th and 20th century…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/25/minoritie…

Texas blackouts show why energy should be a universal right
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-02-25
By Gordon Walker | — An unprecedented cold wave in the US state of Texas recently left several million households without power for days on end, as temperatures dropped well below freezing. Dozens of people died from hypothermia, car crashes, house fires or carbon monoxide poisoning from running cars or generators simply to keep warm. …
juancole.com/2021/02/blackouts-energy-un…

Bolsonaro introduces Eletrobras bill: "Privatization agenda continues in full swing"
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-25
In another step forward in its privatization agenda, on Tuesday night (23rd), the Bolsonaro government handed Provisional Measure (MP) 1310 to the nation's Congress, giving the green light for research aimed at privatizing the State owned power provider, Eletrobras. | The idea is to create a path for the sale of company, which since 1962 generates, transmits and distributes electricity throughout the country. | The document was published in an off…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/25/bolsonaro…

How Rational Can the US Be in Dealing with Yemen and Iran?
William Boardman | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-25
We're also stepping up our diplomacy to end the war in Yemen — a war which has created a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe. I've asked my Middle East team to ensure our support for the United Nations-led initiative to impose a ceasefire, open humanitarian channels, and restore long-dormant peace talks…. And to underscore our commitment, …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/how-rational-…

William Z. Foster–Pioneer fighter for Black equality in organized labor
Arthur Zipser | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-25
Editor's Note: Feb. 25, 2021, marks the 140th anniversary of the birth of William Z. Foster. One of the most well-known figures of early 20th century labor history, Foster spearheaded the drive to organize the packinghouse industry during World War I and led the Great Steel Strike of 1919. He later joined the Communist Party …
peoplesworld.org/article/william-z-foste…

'No war drills on Korean Peninsula!'
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2021-02-25
Philadelphia Korea Peace Now Grassroots Network activists hold signs, Feb. 21. Annual U.S.-ROK (Republic of Korea) combined military exercises are costly and a major obstacle to achieving peace on the Korean Peninsula. And it's a provocative threat against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Korea solidarity groups in the U.S. . . . | Continue reading 'No war drills on Korean Peninsula!' at Workers.org
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Dr. Osterholm's Warning: COVID Hurricane on the Horizon
Vincent Emanuele | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-25
Twelve months ago, Dr. Michael Osterholm was interviewed on the Joe Rogan Program. At the time, he warned that anywhere from 400,000 to 1.5 million Americans would die of COVID and that the pandemic would last for many years and significantly impact our lives. So far, his predictions have been eerily accurate. Today, Dr. Osterholm is warning that a "Category 5 COVID-hurricane" is on the horizon, with the B117/UK Variant posing the greatest threat.
counterpunch.org/2021/02/25/dr-osterholm…

As leaks expose UK op to 'weaken' Russia, suppression of Grayzone reporting backfires
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-25
Twitter added an unprecedented "warning" to Max Blumenthal's Grayzone article about explosive leaks revealing a massive UK government anti-Russia propaganda operation involving Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat. Instead of suppressing the article, it went viral. After The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal reported on newly leaked documents exposing a massive UK government propaganda campaign against Russia, Twitter added an unprecedented warning label that the material "may have been obtained through hacking." Although Twitter may have intended to restrict the article, the warning had …
thegrayzone.com/2021/02/25/as-leaks-expo…

Reuters, BBC, And Bellingcat Participated In Covert UK Foreign Office-Funded Programs To 'Weaken Russia'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-25
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have sponsored Reuters and the BBC to conduct a series of covert programs aimed at promoting regime change inside Russia and undermining its government across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to a series of leaked documents. | The leaked materials show the Thomson Reuters Foundation and BBC Media Action participating in a covert information warfare campaign aimed at countering Russia. Working through a shadowy department within the UK FCO known as the Counter Disinformation & Media Development (CDMD), the media organizations operated alongside a collecti…
popularresistance.org/reuters-bbc-and-be…

As leaks expose UK op to 'weaken' Russia, suppression of Grayzone reporting backfires
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-25
Twitter added an unprecedented "warning" to Max Blumenthal's Grayzone article about explosive leaks revealing a massive UK government anti-Russia propaganda operation involving Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat. Instead of suppressing the article, it went viral. After The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal reported on newly leaked documents exposing a massive UK government propaganda campaign against Russia, Twitter added an unprecedented warning label that the material "may have been obtained through hacking." Although Twitter may have intended to restrict the article, the warning had …
thegrayzone.com/2021/02/25/as-leaks-expo…

Afghanistan Buries Another Empire
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-25
That isn't to say the Afghan war alone drove our decline. But it does stand as a relic of a past age, a manifestation of a folly that left us weaker than we were before. After all this time, after all this blood, there is only one thing left to do: Bring the troops home.
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/25/af…

'Thanks Jack!': Twitter's 'Hacked' Documents Warning Backfires, Leading to Exposé Going Viral
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
A few days after a major exposé of a UK government funded influence campaign targeting Russia, which also implicated Reuters, Bellingcat and the BBC, Twitter applied a warning label to any post sharing the article via the social media giant's platform.
sputniknews.com/news/202102251082184874-…

Men — Not Women — Discriminated Against When Looking for a Job, Swedish Study Finds
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
A research crew has discovered discrimination against men in fields such as nursing, child care, preschool education and, above all, janitorial work. By contrast, no similar discrimination was observed for female applicants vying for jobs like vehicle mechanic, truck driver, IT developer and warehouse worker, traditionally seen as "manly".
sputniknews.com/europe/20210225108217930…

Biden, King Salman Discuss Ending War in Yemen, Saudi Arabia's Defense in Thursday Phone Call
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
Reports saying that US President Joe Biden would call the Saudi king emerged on Wednesday, suggesting that the conversation was expected to take place on the same day, but no call between the leaders occurred at that time.
sputniknews.com/us/202102251082189588-bi…

Democratic lawmakers call on Biden to clarify Yemen policy
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-25
Democratic lawmakers call on Biden to clarify Yemen policy | In a letter to the president, 41 members of Congress say they support Biden's decision to end support for Saudi coalition, but ask for clarification on what that entails | MEE staff | Thu, 02/25/2021 – 17: 54 | The conflict has killed nearly 250,000 people, caused outbreaks of preventable diseases and brought Yemen to the verge of famine (AFP) | Dozens of Democr…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-war-bid…

Occupation and peace cannot co-exist, says Jordan's King Abdullah
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-25
Occupation and peace cannot co-exist, says Jordan's King Abdullah | Amman ready to play part in relaunching peace negotiations with Palestinian leadership, monarch says | MEE staff | Thu, 02/25/2021 – 16: 20 | King Abdullah said US leadership was 'essential' in peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians (AFP/File photo) | Jordan's King Abdullah II has warned that continued unilateral actions will kill any ch…
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Occupation and peace cannot coexist, says Jordan's King Abdullah
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-25
Occupation and peace cannot coexist, says Jordan's King Abdullah | Amman ready to play part in relaunching peace negotiations with Palestinian leadership, monarch says | MEE staff | Thu, 02/25/2021 – 16: 20 | King Abdullah said US leadership was 'essential' in peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians (AFP/File photo) | Jordan's King Abdullah II has warned that continued unilateral actions will kill any cha…
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Australian historian urged to return Israeli health prize by 250 academics
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-25
Australian historian urged to return Israeli health prize by 250 academics | Hundreds sign letter asking Alison Bashford to turn down Dan David prize over Israel's 'undermining of Palestine's health systems' | MEE staff | Thu, 02/25/2021 – 13: 25 | A Palestinian man demonstrates in support of BDS near Ramallah (AFP) | An Australian historian is being urged to turn down a highly lucrative Israeli award in an open letter si…
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Unemployment, redundancies and poverty soar as UK lockdown is brought to end
wsws.org | 2021-02-25
With all lockdown measures set to end by June, those who have been shielded to some extent by furlough scheme and other social support will face the class war agenda pursued by the British ruling class as it seeks to complete…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/25/unuk…

On Looting, Love and Leftism
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-25
We must love. Leftism is love. We don't have to love leftism to be left. We have to recognize that the only way to love is by going left. We have to examine our doubts about the left but ultimately we must go forward hand in hand with the left or risk not loving at…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/25/on-looting-l…

#MeWho? Former Cuomo aide's tell-all of strip poker & unwanted kisses met with crickets, proving movement killed by partisanship
rt.com | 2021-02-25
Lindsey Boylan, a former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has finally come forward with the details of her alleged harassment — only to be confronted by cricket chirps, as the #MeToo crusaders seem to have vanished. | Months after going public with the claim that she was harassed by Cuomo during her three-year stint working for the governor's office, Boylan delivered the details of the governor's alleged misconduct — from unwanted advances including a kiss and comments about her body, to an invitation to play strip poker on a private flight, to a claustrophobic interlude at the governor's off…
rt.com/usa/516587-boylan-metoo-cuomo-har…

'Not consistent with our objectives': Harvard plans event featuring expert on cancel culture… then cancels it
rt.com | 2021-02-25
Author and cancel culture critic James Lindsay was set to appear at an event for the Harvard Business School Club of New York, but in an ironic twist, organizers got cold feet and cancelled the entire event. | The event, which was set for March 11, would have featured Lindsay speaking about a book he co-authored, 'Cynical Theories', which turns a critical eye toward things like cancel culture and cultural appropriation. Lindsay is also the founder of New Discourses, a site that also takes a critical approach to social justice issues being politicized in the culture and in education. | While one would think som…
rt.com/usa/516582-james-lindsay-harvard-…

Guardian Columnist's Firing Over Israel Joke Highlights Paper's Rightward Drift
Ari Paul | zcomm.org | 2021-02-25
The Guardian has fired one of its columnists for its US edition, Nathan Robinson, because Robinson jokingly tweeted about US military aid to Israel…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/guardian-columnist…

COVID Hurricane on the Horizon
Vincent Emanuele | zcomm.org | 2021-02-25
Dr. Michael Osterholm is warning that a "Category 5 COVID-hurricane" is on the horizon, with the B117/UK Variant posing the greatest threat…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/covid-hurricane-on…

10 new albums that tackle racism, sexism and ignorance
Mat Ward | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-25
Mat Ward takes a look back at February's political news and the best new music that related to it.
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10 new albums that tackle racism, sexism and ignorance
Mat Ward | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-25
Here's a look back at February's political news and the best new music that related to it. You can also listen to a podcast of this column, including all the music, here.
greenleft.org.au/content/10-new-albums-t…

United States: Texas ice storm a climate wakeup call
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-25
The severe Arctic blast and storms that hit the central part of the United States are another example of extreme weather due to global warming, writes Barry Sheppard.
greenleft.org.au/content/united-states-t…

Neymar's PSG contract renewal 'on track,' talks ongoing with Mbappé
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
Paris, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director Leonardo on Thursday said Neymar Jr.'s contract renewal was on track and although less progress had been made in the club's attempts to hang onto 22-year-old star Kylian Mbappé, ongoing talks with the player were edging toward a decision. "A contract is only closed when it is …
laprensalatina.com/neymars-psg-contract-…

India issues new guidelines to regulate digital, social media
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
By Sarwar Kashani Srinagar, India, Feb 25 (EFE).- India on Thursday unveiled a set of new guidelines that will allow the government to regulate digital content and assert more control over online news portals, social media and video-streaming platforms. The new rules, which will have far-reaching ramifications for digital content in the country, make it …
laprensalatina.com/india-issues-new-guid…

Turkish warplanes attack multiple sites in Dohuk, N. Iraq
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-25
TEHRAN, Feb. 25 (MNA) — For the second consecutive day, Turkish warplanes attacked multiple sites in Dohuk, the capital of the Duhok Governorate in Iraq's Kurdistan Region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170387/Turkish-warp…

US Destroys Anti-fascist Forces, Stalin's Failed Efforts to Align with West
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | Despite Franco-British declarations of war on Germany during 3 September 1939, …
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The Pine-eyed Boy Escapes from the Belly of the Dark Night in the Fish's Tale
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | It's hard to say where things begin, but they do, as …
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Armenia PM fires military chief after 'attempted coup'
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
(Update: adds details from opposing rallies) Tbilisi, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Thursday fired the head of the country's armed forces after an "attempted coup." Chief of General Staff Onik Gasparyan was among dozens of senior army officials, who signed a statement Thursday calling on the prime minister to step down. …
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Armenia PM fires military chief after 'attempted coup'
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
Tbilisi, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Thursday fired the head of the country's armed forces after an "attempted coup." Chief of General Staff Onik Gasparyan was among dozens of senior army officials, who signed a statement Thursday calling on the prime minister to step down. Pashinyan has faced growing opposition after …
laprensalatina.com/armenia-pm-fires-mili…

Tehran's first reaction to Armenia's developments
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-25
TEHRAN, Feb. 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry has reacted to today's developments in neighboring Armenia.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170392/Tehran-s-fir…

COVID crisis drags down U.S. life expectancy
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2021-02-25
The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States is now over 500,000. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. life expectancy dropped by a full year from the first six months of 2019 to the first six months of 2020. This is the biggest drop . . . | Continue reading COVID crisis drags down U.S. life expectancy at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/02/54721/?utm_source=rs…

Australian universities rush to enroll students and disregard COVID dangers
wsws.org | 2021-02-25
With the help of the unions, university managements are returning to face-to-face teaching and expanding class sizes amid the continuing global pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/25/unis…

COVID-19 cases in New York colleges rise as state changes guidelines to keep schools open
wsws.org | 2021-02-25
Facing an impending wave of temporary schools closures due to growing COVID-19 outbreaks, the New York government and the SUNY system have altered university guidelines to keep schools open despite rising case numbers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/25/suny…

To 'Build Back Better,' listen to those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19
Chris Hartmann | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-25
Though often ignored, communities know best what ails them. I am reminded of this often because I hear it in my classroom. I heard it before the COVID-19 pandemic, and I hear it louder now as the pandemic rages on. At the end of last term, amidst the surge in cases after Thanksgiving, I asked …
peoplesworld.org/article/to-build-back-b…

It's time to shorten the workday–and the workweek
David Cavendish | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-25
It's been nearly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic forced people in our society to "shelter in place," social distance, and wear masks. Most social activities, such as sporting events, concerts, and parades were canceled. Schools and businesses closed, forcing nearly 50 million people onto the unemployment rolls. And while in recent months the numbers …
peoplesworld.org/article/its-time-to-sho…

800,000 COVID-19 deaths in Europe: capitalism, social murder and the case for socialism
wsws.org | 2021-02-25
The catastrophic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not only a tragedy, but a comprehensive political and moral failure of the existing social order.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/25/pers…

The US To Study COVID-19 Long-Term Health Effects
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-25
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a major new initiative to study the long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and the means of prevention and treatment of individuals who have been sickened by COVID-19 but do not recover fully over a long period of time. | RELATED: | H5n8, a New Threat To Human Beings Amid COVID-19 Pandemic? | Large numbers of patients who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 continue to experience a constellation of symptoms long pas…
telesurenglish.net/news/The-US-To-Study-…

Developing Countries struggling to cope with COVID-19
Jomo Kwame Sundaram | mronline.org | 2021-02-25
SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is adversely impacting most developing countries disproportionately, especially the United Nations' least developed countries (LDCs) and the World Bank's low-income countries (LICs).
mronline.org/2021/02/25/developing-count…

How The US Fails Its Most Vulnerable
Rajan Menon | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-25
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…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/25/how-the-us-f…

The Covid Outbreak: "Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century." Report by 1500 Health Professionals
United Health Professionals | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
globalresearch.ca/the-covid-outbreak-big…

Build New Infrastructure For A Broader Movement
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-25
The huge upswing in worker organizing in 2020 often had union support, but with an experimental twist. | Over the first few months of the COVID-19 epidemic, workers from bridal shops to pizza places to supermarkets were organizing to get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and winning. They used tools like the coworker.org site, which helps anyone start up a petition in their workplace and make demands. Groups like the Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee (EWOC), a project of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the United Electrical Workers Union (UE) supported those workers taking independent act…
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Thursday 2/25: This Is Not My First Pandemic: LGBT+ Community Response to AIDS & COVID-19
UKSLNU | indybay.org | 2021-02-25
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/24/1884027…

International Cooperation Can Fight Corruption and Stop Tax Evasion, Say UN Experts
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2021-02-25
Report Asserts Trillions Available to Address Poverty, COVID and Climate Change…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/25/1884028…

WHO-backed policy brief calls for action to address 'long COVID'
news.un.org | 2021-02-25
With one in 10 people still feeling ill 12 weeks after having COVID-19, authorities must do more to support them, a UN-backed policy brief issued on Thursday argues.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/02/1…

'Industry 4.0' tech for post-COVID world, is driving inequality: UNCTAD
news.un.org | 2021-02-25
Developing countries must embrace ground-breaking technologies that have been a critical tool in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, or else face even greater inequalities than before, UN economic development experts at UNCTAD said on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/02/1…

Selected Articles: The Covid Outbreak: "Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century."
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
The Covid Outbreak: "Biggest Health Scam of the 21st Century." Report by 1500 Health Professionals | By United Health Professionals, February 25 2021 | We are health professionals of the international collective :…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-the-…

Welcome to the Real March Madness
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2021-02-25
Welcome to the Real March Madness…
thenation.com/article/society/covid-marc…

Israel approves bill allowing names of unvaccinated to be shared with authorities
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-25
Israel approves bill allowing names of unvaccinated to be shared with authorities | Legislation allows government to share identities of people not vaccinated against Covid-19 with other authorities, raising privacy concerns for those opting out of inoculation | MEE and agencies | Thu, 02/25/2021 – 16: 54 | A plenary session at the Israeli parliament in 2019 (AFP) | Israel's parliament approved a law on Wedn…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-israel-…

Olympic torch relay to start in March in Japan amid Covid-19 measures
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
Tokyo, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced Thursday that the Olympic torch relay will start as planned on Mar. 25 in Japan amid measures aimed at preventing Covid-19 infections. The torch relay will begin in a month in the northeastern Fukushima prefecture and will travel through another …
laprensalatina.com/olympic-torch-relay-t…

Indonesia vaccinates 5,000 journalists to thank their work
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-25
Jakarta, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- Some 5,000 Indonesian journalists were being vaccinated Thursday for Covid-19, in gratitude for the work of the media amid the pandemic. The first doses went to photographers, cameramen and reporters on the ground, despite not being within the priority groups of the mass vaccination campaign that began in January and will …
laprensalatina.com/indonesia-vaccinates-…

Zero Carbon — Zero Covid: Twin Phantoms of "Planetary Genocide"?
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | Within the control system's Davos engineered programme called Agenda 2030/The Great …
globalresearch.ca/zero-carbon-zero-covid…

Unrelenting, Omnipresent Covid Fear "Short Circuits the Human Brain"
Jeff Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | As we rapidly approach the one year anniversary of Covid madness …
globalresearch.ca/unrelenting-omnipresen…

Zero Carbon — Zero Covid: Twin Phantoms of "Planetary Genocide"?
Julian Rose | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | Within the control system's Davos engineered genocide programme called Agenda 2030/The …
globalresearch.ca/zero-carbon-zero-covid…

Scientists Show COVID Tests Are 'Useless', Are Based on 'Flawed Science'
Michael Haynes | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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 original scientific paper establishing RT-PCR tests as the way to …
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Thursday 2/25: Elections, Elections: Who is the Fairest One of All?
Monterey Peace and Justice Center | indybay.org | 2021-02-25
Register to get the Zoom link: | tinyurl.com/Sharat-G-Lin-2-25-21…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/23/1884024…

Tuesday 3/2: Swing Left SF The 2020 Election: Trends, Observations, & Where We're Headed
Swing Left San Francisco | indybay.org | 2021-02-25
Online Event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/24/1884027…

BJP Calls For 12-Hour Shutdown in Poll-Bound Kerala After Hindu Nationalist Worker Killed in Clash
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-25
As the election in the southern state of Kerala is scheduled to be held in April-May, more incidences of political clashes from the state are being reported. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has never won an election in the state; unlike in other states of India, Kerala politics is dominated by the Communists and Congress party.
sputniknews.com/india/202102251082179350…

Chile's 2021 forecast: clouds of unrest and a drizzle of hope
Charlie Ebert | zcomm.org | 2021-02-25
Presidential elections, a constitutional reform process and rising social tensions: 2021 is shaping up to be a critical year that will define Chile's future…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/chiles-2021-foreca…

Breaking Down Systemic Racism Through Collective Action in the South
JaTaune Bosby | aclu.org | 2021-02-25
This month, the ACLU launched its Systemic Equality agenda — an initiative designed to center equity and attack our country's legacy of systemic racism by addressing the imbalance of political power, challenging policies that ravage Black communities, and furthering efforts to advance our racial justice work. As a part of this ambitious effort, the ACLU is making an unprecedented investment in the people and region where vulnerable communities are most affected by local and national regressive policies: the South. | From Reconstruction to the attacks on democracy following the Black Lives Matter movement mo…
aclu.org/news/racial-justice/breaking-do…

#Tally19 stands with Ben Grant and against HB1
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-25
Tallahassee, FL – On February 23, at the Leon County Clerk of Courts, the Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC) held an outdoor press conference to amplify demands of the #Tally19 – activists arrested last September during and in the days following a Black Lives Matter protest to condemn a grand jury decision that let three Tallahassee killer cops walk free. | A large banner behind the press conference podium read: "#Drop the charges #Tally14 19," reflecting that on September 5, militarized police arrested and charged 14 protest attendees, and in the days after, also arrested four protesters and issued a…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/2/24/tally19-…

Republican Hypocrisy is No Reason to Support Neera Tanden
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-25
Most corporate media outlets have depicted President Biden's effort to win Senate confirmation of Neera Tanden as a battle to overcome Republican hypocrisy about her "mean tweets," name-calling and nasty partisanship. But there are very important reasons to prevent Tanden from becoming the Office of Management and Budget director. They have nothing to do with…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/25/republican-h…

The Claudius presidency
John Feffer | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-25
After four years of an American Caligula, will Joe Biden bring the United States back into the international community?>…
nationofchange.org/2021/02/25/the-claudi…

President Biden: Stop Funding the Policing of Our Students
West Resendes | aclu.org | 2021-02-25
Over 150,000 Black and Brown children, disproportionately children with disabilities, are handcuffed, restrained, referred to law enforcement, and arrested in schools across the nation each year. Placing police in our schools perpetuates a chilling pattern of racial and disability discrimination that endangers and traumatizes our children and funnels them into the school to prison pipeline. School policing is a threat to our students' civil rights and to their right to learn in safe and supportive school environments. This…
aclu.org/news/disability-rights/presiden…

Midwest Dispatch: Biden Is Upholding Standardized Testing
Sarah Lahm | progressive.org | 2021-02-25
The new administration is renewing Betsy DeVos's decision to resume school testing requirements, despite disruptions from the ongoing pandemic.
progressive.org/dispatches/biden-upholdi…

Leading Progressive Drug Policy Orgs Cheer Reintroduction of Bipartisan MAT Act
Johanna Kichton | peoplesaction.org | 2021-02-25
In Letter Last Month, 192 Orgs Called on Biden to Save Lives by Removing Barriers to Life-Saving Treatment and Passing MAT Act Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.–Leading harm reduction, drug policy, and health care organizations People's Action, VOCAL-NY, the Drug Policy Alliance, and National Harm Reduction Coalition today released the following statement in response to …
peoplesaction.org/2021/02/leading-progre…

The $15 minimum wage scam
wsws.org | 2021-02-25
Despite the dire conditions facing workers, President Joe Biden has already given numerous indications that the meager minimum wage increase proposal will likely be stripped from the bill.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/25/wage…

Harvard newspaper to Biden: Cancel more than $10k in student debt and don't use Ivy League as excuse not to
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-25
"It's not our student debt–but we still want Biden to forgive it."
nationofchange.org/2021/02/25/harvard-ne…

Tim Kirby, Joaquin Flores — The Strategy Session, Episode 7
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-25
The legacy from events a decade ago still reverberate to this day. Several members of the current Biden administration bear responsibility for the destruction, including the present Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Finian Cunningham writes. Tim and Joaquin discuss his article.
strategic-culture.org/video/2021/02/25/t…

Republicans introduce bill opposing lifting Iran sanctions
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-25
Republicans introduce bill opposing lifting Iran sanctions | US lawmakers say Biden must maintain sanctions until Iran 'ends its support for violence and terror around the region' | MEE staff | Thu, 02/25/2021 – 21: 00 | The resolution led by Tom Cotton in the Senate was co-sponsored by 25 other senators (AFP) | Republican Senator Tom Cotton and more than 40 other lawmakers have introduced bicameral legislation that oppos…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/republican-la…

Biden calls Saudi King Salman ahead of release of Khashoggi report
Ali Harb | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-25
Biden calls Saudi King Salman ahead of release of Khashoggi report | White House statement on call did not mention Jamal Khashoggi, but the impending release of US report on the murder is expected to shake US-Saudi ties | Ali Harb | Thu, 02/25/2021 – 22: 46 | The Biden administration has said it will release the US intelligence community's findings on the murder (AFP/File photo) | President Joe Biden held his first phone ca…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/khashoggi-rep…

Biden's transgender assistant health secretary nominee REFUSES questions on child sex changes in confirmation hearing
rt.com | 2021-02-25
Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden's nominee for assistant health secretary, evaded questioning on her past support for child sex changes during her Senate confirmation hearing, a move that left GOP Senator Rand Paul "outraged." | Dr. Richard Levine had a long and successful career as a pediatrician before undergoing gender reassignment surgery in 2011 and taking the name Rachel. Since then, Rachel Levine has transitioned to politics, becoming Pennsylvania's health secretary in 2017, before being tapped by President Biden earlier this month to become the next US Assistant Secretary for Health, as well as the h…
rt.com/usa/516599-rand-paul-rachel-levin…

Asian-American civil rights group blasts critical race theory as 'hateful, divisive fraud' in fiery letter
rt.com | 2021-02-25
The New York chapter of the oldest US Asian-American civil rights group has denounced critical race theory as actual racism and urged its members to resist, as the Biden administration seeks to mandate CRT-based 'equity'. | CRT "is a hateful, divisive, manipulative fraud," the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) of Greater New York said in a statement on Tuesday. It is "racist, repressive, discriminatory, and divisive" from its very roots, while pos…
rt.com/usa/516508-chinese-letter-critica…

Biden's New Mideast: In Nadir of US-Saudi Relations, release planned of CIA report Accusing Crown prince of Murder
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-25
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Biden administration will release a Central Intelligence Agency report concluding that crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman, 35, of Saudi Arabia, masterminded the assassination on October 2, 2018, of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. I'm not sure even an old foreign policy hand like President Biden understands how explosive this …
juancole.com/2021/02/mideast-relations-a…

Nearly 800 Organizations and Individuals in the U.S. Demand the Biden Administration End Its Support for the Brutal MoàØse Regime in Haiti
Margaret Flowers | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | Today, February 24, 72 organizations and 700 individuals published an open …
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Tensions Between US and Saudi Arabia on the Rise
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | Joe Biden's ideological commitment to Western liberal values promised to recover …
globalresearch.ca/tensions-us-saudi-arab…

Democrats Ask Biden to Surrender Keys on Nuclear Weapons Launches
Jordan Lancaster | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | House Democrats have asked President Joe Biden to give other officials …
globalresearch.ca/democrats-ask-biden-su…

Your Privileges Are Not Universal
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2021-02-25
We praise the hopes and struggles of the people, whose desire to advance history will cut through your repression…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/your-privileges-ar…

Human nature is no barrier to socialism
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-25
Of all the reasons to be angry during the pandemic–the profit-first response of governments, the neglected state of the health system, the environmental crisis underpinning the disaster, the millions dead–it has been people buying extra toilet paper that has elicited the most outrage.
mronline.org/2021/02/25/human-nature-is-…

South American states militarize borders against refugees
wsws.org | 2021-02-25
Conditions for refugees residing in Latin American countries have only deteriorated during the pandemic as millions have been laid off, evicted and made homeless.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/25/mili…

The Pandemic, Newsom, The Recall & The Working Class
UFCFLP | indybay.org | 2021-02-25
The bankrupt and corrupt policies of California Gavin Newsom and the Democratic Party are fueling the Republican funded efforts to have another recall in California. The last recall of Gray Davis was because of his support of deregulation of energy and putting Enron and other crooks in charge of the energy grid similar to what is happening in Texas…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/23/1884023…

Let Us Put an End to the Corona Pandemic Hoax: We Are Victims and Perpetrators at the Same Time
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | "There exists an unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and …
globalresearch.ca/see-through-corona-pan…

Lets Us Put an End to the Corona Pandemic Hoax: We Are Victims and Perpetrators at the Same Time
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-25
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). | *** | "There exists an unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and …
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Sunday 3/7: Not A Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure
UUSF | indybay.org | 2021-02-25
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700+ children remain in detention at US border, 200 for over 48 hours, amid spike in unaccompanied crossings — media
rt.com | 2021-02-25
Hundreds of unaccompanied minors have been held at the US border waiting to be processed, Axios reported. Almost a third of them have been lingering in detention for more than two days, as the backlog piles up. | Around 700 minors who crossed into the US on their own were kept in Border Patrol Custody as of Sunday, Axios reported on Wednesday, citing an internal Customs and Border Protection document. | By that time, around 200 children had already been held up for over 48 hours, a…
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Suspended and expelled members win victory over Labour in the courts
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-02-25
Labour members expelled or suspended over antisemitism allegations will have their day in court, a judge has ruled. The decision to take the cases to a full hearing came on Wednesday 24 February after resistance from Keir Starmer's Labour Party. | Speaking about his victory at the High Court, journalist Sameh Habeeb said: I joined the Labour Party after I came to the UK as a refugee from Gaza. I thought it shared my values, but the Party has let me down. I've been suspended for over two years and have been…
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Suspended and expelled members win victory over Labour in the courts
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-02-25
Labour members expelled or suspended over antisemitism allegations will have their day in court, a judge has ruled. The decision to take the cases to a full hearing came on Wednesday 24 February after resistance from Keir Starmer's Labour Party. | Speaking about his victory at the High Court, journalist Sameh Habeeb said: I joined the Labour Party after I came to the UK as a refugee from Gaza. I thought it shared my values, but the Party has let me down. I've been suspended for over two years and have been…
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Mayim Bialik: 'S*** got deep with me and Cornel West'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-02-25
Mayim Bialik delves into the long history of solidarity amongst the Jewish people and Black Americans, and details her dismay at the state of racism in America, her upbringing as a staunch advocate for social justice, and her perspective on the apparent contradictions between her faith and her political ideologies.
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Is Harvard denying Tenure to Cornel West over his views on Palestine?
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-02-25
West is convinced that his views on the Palestine issue are the real reason for which Harvard will not give him a permanent job…
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