2021-02-26: Social Media Postees

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Another Step Back for Biden: Attack on Syria Draws Establishment Cheers
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-02-26
"This is basically the polar opposite of getting back in the peace agreement, which was what [Biden] promised to do." — Political commentator Kyle Kulinski…
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Biden bombs Syria: "Self-defense" or an act of war?
Jordan Woll | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-26
President Joe Biden engaged in his first high-profile military operation yesterday, launching an airstrike on Syria that left as many as 22 dead. This attack appears to have targeted facilities, equipment and fighters of Iraqi resistance organizations affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Forces, one of the main groups responsible for liberating much of Iraq from …
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US strike on several locations inside Syria draws global criticism
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-26
US president Joe Biden authorized the airstrikes as a response to the recent attacks on US military bases in Iraq. The move is being criticized by anti-war and progressive sections as a sign of continuation of Trump-era policies in the region…
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Biden's Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-26
The February 25 U.S. bombing of Syria immediately puts the policies of the newly-formed Biden administration into sharp relief. Why is this administration bombing the sovereign nation of Syria? Why is it bombing "Iranian-backed militias" who pose absolutely no threat to the United States and are actually involved in fighting ISIS? If this is about…
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Mismatch: Biden bombs Syria while pushing progressive economic bill at home
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-26
An old dichotomy that's haunted many Democratic administrations–pushing ostensibly progressive economic and social policies at home in the U.S. while pursuing imperialist aims abroad–has returned. In airstrikes characterized as "retaliatory action," the U.S. military on Feb. 25 bombed buildings in Syria near the Iraq border that were reportedly being used by Islamist militia groups for …
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Tell Biden: Stop Bombing Syria!
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-26
It has taken only 36 days in office for the Biden administration to show the world, through a bombing attack on Syria, that it is belligerent, aggressive and hell-bent on war. There was only a short respite from Trump's vile words and actions. Now we have to face Biden's vile deeds and resist them. | Even the excuse U.S. imperialism gave for bombing Syria was feeble. A rocket attack some weeks ago killed a mercenary in Iraq. Excuses like that open the door to new U.S. wars and interventions all over countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America where Washington has replaced official U.S. troops with soldiers of for…
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Tell Biden: Stop Bombing Syria!
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-26
It has taken only 36 days in office for the Biden administration to show the world, through a bombing attack on Syria, that it is belligerent, aggressive and hell-bent on war. There was only a short respite from Trump's vile words and actions. Now we have to face Biden's vile deeds and resist them. | Even the excuse U.S. imperialism gave for bombing Syria was feeble. A rocket attack some weeks ago killed a mercenary in Iraq. Excuses like that open the door to new U.S. wars and interventions all over countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America where Washington has replaced official U.S. troops with soldiers of for…
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Netizens Spotlight Psaki's Old 'Sovereign Country' Tweet After US Airstrikes in Syria
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-26
Earlier in the day, the Pentagon confirmed that the United States had carried out airstrikes targeting "Iranian-backed" militia assets on Syrian territory, on the order of President Joe Biden, asserting that the purpose of the strikes was to "de-escalate" the situation in Eastern Syria and Iraq.
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Biden to Provide Congress Classified Briefing on Syria Strikes Early Next Week, Reports Suggest
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-26
The US carried out an airstrike against Iran-backed militias in Syria on Thursday, marking the first military action taken by the US President Joe Biden's administration thus far. According to the Pentagon, the strike destroyed "multiple facilities."
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Lavrov: Russia Has Information that US Plans to Stay in Syria Forever, Destroy the Country
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-26
During its first month in office, the Biden administration did not reverse its predecessor's policy of keeping troops deployed in northeastern Syria to "keep the oil." On Thursday, the White House approved airstrikes against the bases of Baghdad-allied militia groups in eastern Syria following a spate of attacks on US and coalition forces in Iraq.
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Biden's Syria Airstrike Prompts Demands for Answers From Social Media, Lawmakers
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-26
Democratic lawmakers and anti-war activists have slammed the Biden administration for carrying out illegal airstrikes in Syria while abandoning progressive policy priorities. | The United States carried out an airstrike in Syria on Thursday, claiming it was targeting militias allegedly backed by Iran in what is the first known military action by President Joe Biden since he was sworn into office. | "We didn't flip Georgia Blue for Biden to air strike Syria. We flipped Georgia Blue for our $…
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Iran-backed Iraqi factions seeking de-escalation after US attack
Suadad al-Salhy | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-26
Iran-backed Iraqi factions seeking de-escalation after US attack | Despite Kataeb Hezbollah's attempts to drum up outrage, most Shia armed groups want to move on from Syria strike as soon as possible | Suadad al-Salhy | Fri, 02/26/2021 – 15: 57 | Iraqis attend a funeral procession in Baghdad of Hashed al-Shaabi fighters, who were killed in US air strikes on the border with Syria in 2019 (AFP) | Most Iran-backe…
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Biden launches deadly air strikes against Iran-backed groups in Syria
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-26
Biden launches deadly air strikes against Iran-backed groups in Syria | At least 17 pro-Iran fighters reported dead in strikes made in response to rocket attacks against US-led coalition forces in Iraq | MEE staff | Fri, 02/26/2021 – 02: 10 | Biden had vowed to revive the nuclear deal with Iran, but the two countries remain at a diplomatic impasse (AFP/File photo) | Deadly US air raids targeted the positions of Iran-backe…
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US lawmakers question legality of Biden's air strikes in Syria
Azad Essa | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-26
US lawmakers question legality of Biden's air strikes in Syria | Prominent Democratic lawmakers seek justification from Biden administration over US air strikes, with some complaining of overreach | Azad Essa | Fri, 02/26/2021 – 16: 17 | "> | US lawmakers have asked the administration of President Joe Biden to provide legal justification for its decision to launch air strikes on military targe…
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Gulf War: As Biden bombs Iraqis, 30 years on the consequences of Desert Storm are still with us
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-02-27
By Lorena De Vita and Amir Taha | — It was a short message to end a short war. On February 26 1991, Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz put his signature to a letter addressed to the United Nations Security Council: I have the honour to notify you that the Iraqi Government reaffirms its agreement …
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[World Report] Colombia grants protected status to 1 ∑7 million migrants
Joe Parkin Daniels | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
The decision will enable 950‚Äà000 undocumented Venezuelans to access the health system in Colombia. Joe Parkin Daniels reports from Bogotá.
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Yemen: a war with no military solution … and perhaps no political solution either
Brian Whitaker | juancole.com | 2021-02-27
( Al-Bab.com) — The Yemeni city of Marib lies 120 km to the east of the capital, Sana'a, with mountainous territory in between. It was from Marib, in the early stages of the six-year war, that pro-government forces hoped to launch an assault against the Houthi rebels who had seized Sana'a. Since then, though, the …
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[Correspondence] Recognising HIV infection in systems of care for stroke — Authors' reply
Jeyaraj D Pandian, Yogeshwar Kalkonde, Ivy Anne Sebastian, Jackie Bosch | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
Laura Benjamin and colleagues raise an important consideration. There are several risk factors for stroke which are locally prevalent in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Endemic infections such as HIV, rheumatic heart disease, malaria, tuberculosis, syphilis, schistosomiasis, gnathostomiasis, sickle cell disease, snake bite, scorpion stings, Chagas disease, and Takayasu's arteritis1 can trigger intracranial vessel disease and thromboembolic complications.. However, the prevalence of these risk factors is declining in most LMICs, including those in Africa,2 as a result of gradual improvement in awar…
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[Comment] The inverse care law and the potential of primary care in deprived areas
Stewart W Mercer, John Patterson, John P Robson, Susan M Smith, Elizabeth Walton, Graham Watt | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
The inverse care law, whereby health care favours more assertive interests and in doing so compounds the disadvantage of patients and communities with the poorest health,1 exists in most health systems. 50 years after Julian Tudor Hart's landmark paper in which he first described the inverse care law in England and Wales,1 it is still going strong.2,3 In The Lancet, Richard Cookson and colleagues4 provide a global re-examination of the inverse care law.
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Biden's Double Standards: Iranian Civilians under severe US Sanctions but not accused Saudi Murderer Bin Salman
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-27
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Biden administration on Friday declassified and released a CIA assessment that Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman bears responsibility for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 3, 2018. CBC: "U.S. intelligence report blames Saudi crown prince for murder of …
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'Rubin never lost a case' — Rubin Kanowitz, 1931-2021
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2021-02-27
Some younger Workers World Party members met Rubin Kanowitz for the first time when he was a communist elder, still confronting cops on recent demonstrations chanting, "Black Lives Matter." Older ones knew him from when he first joined the party in 1965. All grieved as they learned he died this . . . | Continue reading 'Rubin never lost a case' — Rubin Kanowitz, 1931-2021 at Workers.org
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Exposing Israel's vaccine apartheid in West Bank & Gaza
Reem Zubaidi | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-27
Five million Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza are excluded from vaccine rollouts while Israeli citizens, even those living in illegal settlements in the Occupied Territories, are prioritized.
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[World Report] Peruvian COVID-19 vaccine scandal spreads
Lucien Chauvin | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
Several politicians have resigned and a university has been suspended from doing clinical trials. Lucien Chauvin reports from Lima.
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[Correspondence] Historical evidence to inform COVID-19 vaccine mandates
Rajaie Batniji | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
The best comparison to the massive global vaccination effort that is now starting might be the smallpox vaccination campaigns that culminated in the eradication of the disease, as detailed by Richard Horton.1 With smallpox, vaccine mandates played a pivotal role in reducing mortality and case rates.
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Chicago City Council passes unanimous resolution to end the blockade on Cuba
Shabbir Manjee | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-27
All 50 aldermen voted to oppose the blockade, adding that normalizing relations can benefit the economic conditions of both Cubans and Chicagoans.
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Mental health effects of COVID lockdown in prison: Interview from inside SCI Albion
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2021-02-27
This telephone interview with Demitrius Grant, imprisoned at SCI Albion near Erie, Pa., was conducted by Joe Piette for Workers World newspaper on Feb. 16. Demetrius Grant: We're going to be covering the issue of COVID-19 today, as to how it impacts prisoners' mental health. About a week ago, a . . . | Continue reading Mental health effects of COVID lockdown in prison: Interview from inside SCI Albion at Workers.org
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$15 wage dropped from COVID relief plan in US Senate, progressives vow to continue fight
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-27
The Democratic Party's move to insert the USD 15 per hour wage was judged by the Senate rules arbiter to not be in line with the rules. In the meanwhile pressure is on Democratic Party legislators and leadership to ensure that the wage bill is passed…
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[World Report] New WTO leader faces COVID-19 challenges
John Zarocostas | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and the first African to lead the World Trade Organization. She already faces scrutiny over intellectual property rights in the pandemic. John Zarocostas reports.
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[Comment] Offline: Thinking the pandemic
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
The talk is now about data, not dates. But this pandemic has always been driven by facts. A rapid accumulation of evidence about the virus and the disease it causes. Layer upon layer of new information, repeatedly revising and reformulating our understanding. A steady stream of numbers, rates, and risks. Scientists and statisticians catapulted into the media to explain, expound, and explicate. Facts should indeed illuminate interpretations, guide responses, and optimise outcomes. But an emergency such as COVID-19 demands more–moments to think about what this pandemic means for us, to ask questions about its…
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[Obituary] James Gita Hakim
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
Cardiologist and HIV researcher. Born in what is now South Sudan on May 14, 1954, he died of complications from COVID-19 on Jan 25, 2021, in Harare, Zimbabwe, aged 66 years.
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Bolsonaro criticizes distancing measures despite worsening of pandemic
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-27
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 26 (efe-epa).- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, one of the world leaders who has been most skeptical about the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic, on Friday criticized the social distancing measures that regional governments once again are imposing to deal with the crisis amid the worsening of the emergency in the South …
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[Correspondence] PREZODE: preventing zoonotic disease emergence
Marisa Peyre, Gwenaà´l Vourc'h, Thierry Lefranàßois, Yves Martin-Prevel, Jean-Franàßois Soussana, Benjamin Roche | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
As of mid February, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has killed approximately 2 million people worldwide and caused profound economic damage, with a global growth reduction of 4 ∑4% in 2020.1 The ultimate consequences of this crisis are difficult to predict but, from sanitary, economic, sociological, and ecological perspectives, the toll is already substantial. Nevertheless, this threat is not new. Concerns over a global pandemic have arisen many times before, so most countries already had emergency preparedness plans in place.
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The Human-Rightization of the Anti-Imperialist Revolutionaries' Massacre in Iran
Soheil Asefi | mronline.org | 2021-02-27
Originally published: Counterpunch (February 19, 2021) Mohajer, Nasser. Voices of a Massacre: Untold Stories of Life and Death in Iran 1988. New York: Oneworld Publications, 2020. 416 pp., hardcover ‚Ǩ28.70, electronic version available. As we marked the 32nd anniversary of mass political executions of 1988 in Iran, and the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 …
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Sojourner Truth's Massachusetts days
Michael Kowalchuk | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-27
Sojourner Truth, born into slavery in New York as "Isabella Baumfree" in 1797, was one of the most important abolitionists and feminists of the nineteenth century.
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By the End of the Year, Germany will have a Million Electric Cars on the Road out of 4.7 mn Total
Clean Energy Wire | juancole.com | 2021-02-27
By Sà∂ren Amelang | — Germany will probably reach its target of having one million fully electric or plug-in hybrid cars on the road this year, government advisors have said. The head of the country's National Platform Future of Mobility (NPM), Henning Kagermann, told business daily Handelsblatt he was pleased "that it appears we will …
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[Articles] Impact and cost-effectiveness of a lethal house lure against malaria transmission in central Cà¥te d'Ivoire: a two-arm, cluster-randomised controlled trial
Eleanore D Sternberg, Jackie Cook, Ludovic P Ahoua Alou, Serge Brice Assi, Alphonsine A Koffi, Dimi T Doudou, Carine J Aoura, Rosine Z Wolie, Welbeck A Oumbouke, Eve Worrall, Immo Kleinschmidt, Raphael N'Guessan, Matthew B Thomas | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
Screening plus Eave Tubes can provide protection against malaria in addition to the effects of insecticide-treated nets, offering potential for a new, cost-effective strategy to supplement existing vector control tools. Additional trials are needed to confirm these initial results and further optimise Eave Tubes and the lethal house lure concept to facilitate adoption.
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[Correspondence] Concerns with the new SYNTAX score
Nick Freemantle, Domenico Pagano | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
Kuniaki Takahashi and colleagues1 attempt to revitalise the SYNTAX score and argue that it has a place in clinical practice. Unfortunately, flaws and weaknesses in the derivation of the score predicate against such use.
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[Perspectives] Listening to Black women saves Black lives
Deirdre Cooper Owens | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
I am one of two African American women who are endowed professors in the history of medicine in the USA. I am the only African American woman directing a traditional medical humanities programme in the USA. When I accepted my position in 2019 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I did not know I would step into a position that would make me a historical first. Since this time, I have become preoccupied with learning about Black women who are "firsts" within the annals of US histories of medicine.
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[Correspondence] Concerns with the new SYNTAX score — Authors' reply
Kuniaki Takahashi, David van Klaveren, Ewout W Steyerberg, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W Serruys | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
We welcome the comments by Nick Freemantle and Domenico Pagano in response to our publication on the redevelopment and external valida ≠tion of the SYNTAX score II 2020 (SS II 2020) for individualised decision making in patients with de-novo three-vessel or left main coronary artery disease, or both.1…
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[Perspectives] Julian Tudor Hart: medical pioneer and social advocate
Graham Watt | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
Julian Tudor Hart is seen variously as a researcher, an expert on high blood pressure, an epidemiologist, scientist, writer, political commentator, and social advocate. But at heart he was always a practising family doctor. Few physicians manage to be expert in so many fields and none while also looking after the primary care needs of some 2100 people, which Tudor Hart did at Glyncorrwg, a former colliery village in south Wales, UK. His dedication to general practice meant his work was relevant and valued by fellow general practitioners (GPs).
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[Comment] Averting malaria transmission with lethal house lure intervention
Emmanuel Chanda | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
In 2019, malaria accounted for 229 million cases and 409‚Äà000 deaths globally, with 94% of the burden occurring in sub-Saharan Africa.1 Despite determined efforts to combat malaria through definitive diagnoses, case management, and preventive interventions, the huge disease burden persists. Although effective vector control unequivocally curtails malaria transmission, integrated vector management has faced numerous challenges,2 including diminished effectiveness and uncertain sustainability of interventions, partly caused by insecticide resistance and residual transmission.
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[Correspondence] Continue rare cancers collaboration with European Reference Networks after Brexit
Jean-Yves Blay, Pierre Fenaux, Ruth Ladenstein, Nicoline Hoogerbrugge | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
We read the Correspondence by Marc Tischkowitz and colleagues,1 signed by UK participants in the European Reference Networks (ERNs) programme and related to the risk of Brexit on patients with rare diseases.
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[Correspondence] Recognising HIV infection in systems of care for stroke
Laura A Benjamin, Tamara Phiri, Robert Simister, Tom Solomon, Victor Mwapasa | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
When it comes to making a case for the growing burden of stroke in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), specifically in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV infection has consistently been neglected. We read with interest the Lancet Series on systems of care and rehabilitation for stroke, particularly the two papers relating to LMICs. However, we were disappointed to see that HIV was overlooked again. According to statistics from WHO, 36 ∑7 million people are living with HIV and 1 ∑8 million become infected each year.
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[Perspectives] What's lurking in your electrocardiogram?
Eric J Topol | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
For decades one of my favourite tasks in medicine has been reading 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs). I've always thought the wealth of information provided was impressive–eg, conduction and heart rhythm abnormalities, lack of blood supply or damage to the heart, chamber enlargement or hypertrophy, and inflammation of the pericardium. In the 1980s, when I did emergency coronary angiograms for patients with acute myocardial infarction, I marvelled at how the ECG accurately predicted the infarct-related artery and whether the occlusion was proximal or distal.
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[World Report] Ebola returns to Guinea and DR Congo
Paul Adepoju | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
Experts hope that the capacity and infrastructure put in place for previous epidemics will help to control the new outbreaks. Paul Adepoju reports.
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[Editorial] 50 years of the inverse care law
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
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[Comment] Mini-outbreak response for malaria using indoor residual spraying
Michelle S Hsiang, Davis Mumbengegwi, John Chimumbwa | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
In malaria-endemic settings, vector control is a key public health intervention and accounts for the majority of global spending on malaria.1 Indoor residual spraying (IRS) of insecticide before peak malaria seasons is one widely used and effective approach.2 In southern Africa, IRS reduced clinical cases by 74–95% between 2000 and 2005, bringing the region to near elimination.3,4 In other parts of Africa, similarly dramatic effects have been observed in previously high-transmission settings.5 However, as transmission declines, the difficulty of widescale application for this resource-intensive intervention…
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[Comment] The inverse care law in the Anthropocene epoch
Andy Haines, Mayara Floss | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
Julian Tudor Hart described the inverse relationship between the need for effective health care and its provision in compelling terms. During his career in primary care in a former coal mining community in south Wales, UK, he showed how, by integrating clinical care with an epidemiological approach, much can be done to improve health in disadvantaged populations.1 He wrote the inverse care law2 based on an analysis of the UK National Health Service (NHS) 50 years ago and yet its importance has transcended that historical period and its national context.
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[Correspondence] Certifying Guinea worm eradication in humans and animals
Donald R Hopkins, Kashef Ijaz, Adam J Weiss, Sharon L Roy | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
The Viewpoint by David Molyneux and colleagues,1 members of the International Commission for the Certification of Dracunculiasis Eradication, notes the special challenges they face in preparing to certify that there are no Guinea worms remaining in humans or animals in the final seven countries that have not yet been certified as free of transmission, since eradication programmes detected the sustained transmission of Dracunculus medinensis among domestic dogs in Chad, Ethiopia, and Mali. We believe a comprehensive approach to evidence for certification might include a range of actions.
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Migrants stranded on Mexican border crossing into US from 3 cities
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-27
Ciudad Juarez/Matamoros/Tijuana, Mexico, Feb 26 (efe-epa).- Tijuana, Matamoros and starting Friday, Ciudad Juarez, are the three Mexican border cities where migrants are crossing into the United States to have immigration courts review their asylum requests. On Feb. 12, the US administration of Joe Biden announced the reopening — starting on the 19th — of the …
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No More Endless War! Hands Off Syria!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-26
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following February 25 statement from the Twin Cites based Anti-War Committee. | On February 25, the Biden administration launched a bombing strike in Syria. The Anti-War Committee denounces this blatant violation of Syrian sovereignty, as well as the escalation against Iran it represents, with U.S. officials claiming the target was an Iraqi militia they called "Iran-backed". With this airstrike, Biden is continuing Trump's aggressive foreign policy against Syria and Iran, now cloaked in tones of supposed reasonability. | The Pentagon claimed that bombing Syria "aims to d…
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Shamima Begum not allowed to return to UK, Supreme Court rules
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-26
Shamima Begum not allowed to return to UK, Supreme Court rules | Londoner who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State as a teenager argued she should be able to appeal stripping of citizenship in UK | Areeb Ullah | Fri, 02/26/2021 – 09: 45 | Shamima Begum, photographed in her tent at the al-Roj camp in northeastern Syria in February 2020 (Screenshot) | The UK's Supreme Court has ruled that Shamima Begum, a British wo…
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Syria strongly condemns US aggression on its sovereignty
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-26
TEHRAN, Feb. 26 (MNA) — Syria condemned in the strongest terms the US aggression on areas in Deir Ezzor near the Syrian-Iraqi border yesterday, stressing it gives a negative indication to the policies of the new American administration.
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US launches air strikes against Iran-backed groups in Syria
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-26
US launches air strikes against Iran-backed groups in Syria | Pentagon says raids were authorised by President Biden in response to rocket attacks against US-led coalition forces in Iraq | MEE staff | Fri, 02/26/2021 – 02: 10 | President Biden had vowed to revive the nuclear deal with Iran, but the two countries remain at a diplomatic impasse (AFP/File photo) | US air raids targeted the positions of Iran-backed armed grou…
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Democrat Biden Bombs Syria
Where is the Protest? | indybay.org | 2021-02-26
Democrat Biden just bombed Syria. The one month of silence on Democrat Biden being just as much a warmonger as Republican Trump has been ended. We can and must do a protest, with masks and social distancing, on the streets of San Francisco.
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Moscow Condemns US Airstrikes on Syria, Demands Respect for Arab Republic's Sovereignty
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-26
On Thursday night, the Pentagon confirmed reports that it had carried out strikes against "Iran-backed" militia assets in eastern Syria, and claimed that the strikes were conducted in response to recent attacks on US forces in Iraq. President Joe Biden is said to have personally ordered the strikes.
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Ecuador: La democracia no debe ser descarrilada por falsas denuncias de fraude
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2021-02-26
La Opinión MarketWatch, 25 de febrero de 2021 Ver artículo en el sitio original In English Cuando Donald Trump comenzó su última campaña para convencer al pueblo estadounidense y al mundo, o al menos a sus partidarios, de que le robaron la victoria en las elecciones, no recibió apoyo de la mayoría de los medios …
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To Prevent the Resurgence of the Pandemic, Can We Talk About Open-Source Research?
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-02-26
As the vaccination campaign picks up steam, we have many public health experts warning us about a possible resurgence of the pandemic due to the spread of new vaccine-resistant strains. The logic is that, as more people are protected against the predominant strain for which the vaccines were designed, it will allow room for mutations …
cepr.net/to-prevent-the-resurgence-of-th…

USA: Rights experts call for reforms to end police brutality, systemic racism
news.un.org | 2021-02-26
Independent UN human rights experts appealed on Friday for the new United States Government to adopt wide ranging reforms to end police violence and address systemic racism and racial discrimination.
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High Court: Covid self-employed support scheme does not unlawfully discriminate against women
Henry Tufnell | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-02-26
R (The Motherhood Plan and Anor) v HM Treasury [2021] EWHC 309 (Admin) — read judgment In a judgment handed down on 17 February 2021, the High Court has ruled that the Self Employment Income Support Scheme ("the Scheme") introduced during the coronavirus pandemic does not indirectly discriminate against self-employed women who have taken a …
ukhumanrightsblog.com/2021/02/26/high-co…

The Pandemic: Half a million lives lost in U.S., more than the two World Wars and Vietnam War combined
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-26
Over half a million people have died of coronavirus in the U.S. Grasping the enormity–half a million people gone–is difficult to visualize.
mronline.org/2021/02/26/the-pandemic-hal…

Why Xavier Becerra Is a Smart Pick to Run HHS
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2021-02-26
Why Xavier Becerra Is a Smart Pick to Run HHS…
thenation.com/article/politics/biden-bec…

G20 Discusses Stimulus, Climate and Aid for Developing Countries
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2021-02-26
G20 finance ministers met Friday to discuss global coronavirus response.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/26/1884033…

Progressives to VP Kamala Harris: "Use Your Power. Keep $15 in."
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-26
The attention of the Fight for $15 movement and its allies turned to Vice President Kamala Harris Thursday night after the Senate parliamentarian opined — erroneously, according to progressives — that a wage hike proposed as part of the emerging coronavirus relief package runs afoul of budget reconciliation rules and should be removed from the aid legislation.
truthout.org/articles/progressives-to-vp…

UN chief returns to the Bronx for second coronavirus shot
news.un.org | 2021-02-26
UN Secretary-General António Guterres received his second COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies in the Bronx, New York, on Friday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/02/1…

Media Completely Ignore American Secret Agent's Trial for Terrorism in Venezuela
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-02-26
One might think that a supposedly innocent American citizen on trial for terrorism inside a hostile enemy country, facing decades behind bars in Venezuela's notorious prisons, would spark a nationwide media furor.
mintpressnews.com/media-completely-ignor…

UN Report Condemns US Economic Sanctions Against Venezuela
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-26
Belarusian lawyer and academician Alena Douhan, who in 2020 became the United Nations "Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures," visited Venezuela on February 1-12. She was there "to assess the impact of unilateral [U. S.] sanctions on the enjoyment of human rights." At her press conference on the last day,…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/26/un-report-co…

Maduro's Decision To Expell European Union's Ambassador To Venezuela Was Justified
Steve Ellner | zcomm.org | 2021-02-26
Maduro's expelling of the EU's ambassador in Caracas was a response to the EU's decision to sanction 19 Venezuelans for "undermining democracy" and alleged human rights abuse…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/maduros-decision-t…

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.

Yemeni official calls on US, UK to end arms supply to SA
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-26
TEHRAN, Feb. 26 (MNA) — The chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of Yemen stressed the need to end British arms support to Saudi Arabia, adding "if Biden seeks peace, he must stop the activities of his military experts in Marib."
en.mehrnews.com/news/170420/Yemeni-offic…

'No one cares if we die': Ex-Syrian rebels recount Nagorno-Karabakh nightmare as 'disposable force for Turkey'
Lindsey Snell | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-26
Repurposed into a mercenary force by Erdogan's Turkey, the remnants of Syria's armed opposition were sent off to fight for Azerbaijan with promises of sweet paychecks. They met abuse, humiliation, and death instead. In the first week of October 2020, Ahmad Hadad* and more than 20 other fighters from the Hamza Division faction of the so-called Syrian National Army stood in the middle of a mountain range in Azerbaijan near the Iranian border. They were lost. After the Armenian army …
thegrayzone.com/2021/02/26/syrian-rebels…

'No one cares if we die': Ex-Syrian rebels recount Nagorno-Karabakh nightmare as 'disposable force for Turkey'
Lindsey Snell | thegrayzone.com | 2021-02-26
Repurposed into a mercenary force by Erdogan's Turkey, the remnants of Syria's armed opposition were sent off to fight for Azerbaijan with promises of sweet paychecks. They met abuse, humiliation and death instead. In the first week of October 2020, Ahmad Hadad* and more than 20 other fighters from the Hamza Division faction of the so-called Syrian National Army stood in the middle of a mountain range in Azerbaijan near the Iranian border. They were lost. After the Armenian army …
thegrayzone.com/2021/02/26/no-one-cares-…

The Time Is Now: Congress Must Pass Citizenship Legislation
Brian Tashman | aclu.org | 2021-02-26
Congress and President Biden have a mandate from the American people to fix our broken immigration system: It's time to pass legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship and legal residency for the millions of people in this country who are our neighbors, co-workers, friends and loved ones — yet are denied the ability to live freely as citizens and legal residents. The American people soundly rejected the hateful and divisive anti-immigrant policies pursued by the Trump administration. Now it's imperative for Biden and Congress to seize on this momentum to finally get citizenship legislation done.
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/the-time…

"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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/america-is-ba…

Twenty Years of Failing the Schools
Diane Ravitch | progressive.org | 2021-02-26
To fix education, Biden must not only undo Trump's legacy but reverse two decades of | a disastrous 'reform' movement.
progressive.org/magazine/twenty-years-fa…

"America is Back": Make the Best of It
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-26
America is back; Joe Biden says so. Therefore, it must be true. He seems as pleased as can be about it too. So is the entire political class, except for the miscreants wedded to Donald Trump or to rightwing views, distinguished mainly by their vileness and stupidity. There are alarmingly many Americans who hold those…
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'America Is Back' — Joe Biden's US Foreign Policy
_____ | popularresistance.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 odd Republican national security officials, who wrote an open letter endorsing Biden out of fear that Trump would upset the bipartisan foreign policy consensus of regime change, forever wars, and the NATO alliance. Republican neo-cons now shelter in the Democrat's b…
popularresistance.org/america-is-back-jo…

Joe Biden's US Foreign Policy: Return to the Old Normal?
Roger Harris | counterpunch.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 odd Republican national security officials, who wrote an open letter endorsing Biden out of fear that Trump would upset the bipartisan foreign policy consensus of regime change, forever wars, and the NATO alliance. Republican neo-cons now shelter in the Democrat's big…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/26/america-is-b…

Tell Biden: Stop bombing Syria!
Workers World Party | workers.org | 2021-02-26
It has taken only 36 days in office for the Biden administration to show the world, through a bombing attack on Syria, that it is belligerent, aggressive and hell-bent on war. There was only a short respite from Trump's vile words and actions. Now we have to face Biden's vile . . . | Continue reading Tell Biden: Stop bombing Syria! at Workers.org
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When it comes to COVID, why aren't Republicans 'pro-life' anymore?
Greg Kearney | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-26
Read: Half a million COVID dead: Trump death cult meets shock doctrine…
peoplesworld.org/article/when-it-comes-t…

What Future For Farmworker Families In The United States?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-26
Oakland, CA — As the Biden administration begins dismantling Trump's anti-immigrant legacy and contemplates reforms to US immigration policy, it will have to take the crucial decision of whether to continue or terminate the H-2A "guest worker" program. | A new report by the Oakland Institute, Dignity or Exploitation — What Future for Farmworker Families in the United States?, documents the systematic abuse of workers in the H-2A program and its impact on the resident farmworker communities, confronted with a race to the bottom in wages and working conditions.
popularresistance.org/what-future-for-fa…

Trump Donor May Shed Light on Hillary's Pay-to-Play Plot, but DoJ Appears Uninterested, Analyst Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-26
On 18 February 2021, Imaad Zuberi, a Pakistani-American venture capitalist and political fundraiser, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for falsifying records to conceal his work as a foreign agent while lobbying top-level American government officials and former presidential candidates, among other charges.
sputniknews.com/us/202102261082188401-tr…

The Taxman Cometh
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-26
The Manhattan District Attorney's Office initially began its criminal investigation into former US President Donald Trump in August 2019, when the office issued a subpoena to Trump's accounting firm, Mazars USA, that sought eight years' worth of tax returns and related documents. Since then, a nearly two-year court battle ensued.
sputniknews.com/cartoons/202102261082188…

Shocking reversal: McConnell says he'd back Trump for president in 2024
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-26
In a shocking reversal, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he would "absolutely" back Donald Trump for president in 2024 if he is the Republican nominee. He made those remarks on the same day that he joined other Republicans in Washington and around the country in minimizing the Jan. 6 attack on …
peoplesworld.org/article/shocking-revers…

McConnell says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee, as poll shows 46% of Republicans would ditch party for ex-POTUS
rt.com | 2021-02-26
Senator Mitch McConnell said he would "absolutely" support Donald Trump as his party's next presidential pick, taking a more friendly tone after a recent poll found nearly half of the GOP would dump the party for the former POTUS. | Asked whether he would support Trump as the Republican presidential nominee in 2024 during a Thursday interview, the Kentucky senator answered readily in the affirmative. | "The nominee of the party? Absolutely," McConnell told Fox's Bret Baier, but added "There's a lot to happen between now and 202…
rt.com/usa/516615-mcconnell-trump-nomine…

Bill demanding $15 minimum wage from corporate giants surprisingly comes from pro-Trump Senator Hawley
rt.com | 2021-02-26
US Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) has announced a bill requiring large employers to pay a $15 minimum wage, seemingly aligning him more with left-wing Democrats than his conservative colleagues on the issue. | Hawley, who was demonized by Democrats for challenging the validity of President Joe Biden's election victory, said Friday that his new legislation would require companies with annual revenue of $1 billion or more to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. Smaller companies would be spared the mandate, but Hawley's plan also would provide tax credits to US citizens who make less than $15 an hour, bas…
rt.com/usa/516722-hawley-minimum-wage-bi…

Trump supporters want to 'blow up' Congress: Police chief
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-26
TEHRAN, Feb. 26 (MNA) — Acting chief of the Capitol Police warned on Thursday that Donald Trump supporters have indicated they want to "blow up" the building of the US Congress and kill the members.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170423/Trump-suppor…

Biden asked not to repeat Trump's immigrant minors policy
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-26
Homestead, United States, Feb 25 (efe-epa).- With signs of frustration and disgust, activist groups asked President Joe Biden's government Thursday not to follow in the footsteps of Donald Trump, and reject reopening the Homestead detention center for undocumented minors in southeast Florida. In front of the city's municipality headquarters, activists acknowledged their disbelief in repeating …
laprensalatina.com/biden-asked-not-to-re…

Why Joe Biden Will Continue the US War on Nord Stream 2 till the Bitter End
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
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). | *** | Any doubts as to whether Joe Biden will continue Donald Trump…
globalresearch.ca/why-joe-biden-continue…

Tories investigating councillor for 'life time criminal, high on drugs' comments disparaging Black Lives Matter
Joe Glenton | thecanary.co | 2021-02-26
A Tory councillor is being investigated by his party over his comments on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. | Portsmouth's The News reported on 25 February that online comments by local councillor Ken Smith were being scrutinised. | Smith is said to have posted a comment in relations to athletes taking a knee during a recent England Vs Scotland Rugby match. The Conservative politician posted: Why are all the Scottish player…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/20…

Hundreds of law students announce boycott of Chevron law firm Seward & Kissel for "unethical" private prosecution of human rights attorney Steven Donziger
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-02-26
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.
mronline.org/2021/02/26/hundreds-of-law-…

Massive thousand-car caravan protests unsafe reopening of Montgomery County schools in Maryland
Jeremy Levine | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-26
Photo: Car that participated in the caravan On Feb. 23, the parking lot at the Montgomery County Public Schools central office in Maryland swarmed with car horns, brightly colored signs, and shouts as thousands rallied outside a closed session meeting of the Board of Education (BOE). Among the participants were residents, parents and teachers' union …
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Biden's team won't end the forever wars
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-02-26
From Afghanistan to Niger, the "new normal" of American warfare shows no signs of changing course under President Biden and his hawkish national security team. In this episode of "The Marc Steiner Show," combat veteran and writer Danny Sjursen issues a dire warning about American military policy. Tune in for new episodes of The Marc Steiner …
therealnews.com/bidens-team-wont-end-the…

Alphaeus Hunton: A life devoted to equality, liberation, and internationalism
Tony Pecinovsky | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-26
In a November 1950 article in Paul Robeson's newspaper Freedom, the scholar-activist Alphaeus Hunton noted that "the most reactionary minority of the American people," the U.S. ruling class, "has advanced from its role of silent partner of the Western European imperialist powers." No longer "content with arming and financing their wars against the colonial revolutionaries," …
peoplesworld.org/article/alphaeus-hunton…

China's Big New Market…in China
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-26
Beijing. It's over. The China threat. No Thucydides trap of rising power threatening established power. Still scope for misunderstandings, a naval clash in the South China Sea, an exchange at the border war with India, fighter jets taking matters into their hands. But the economic race with the United States is over. China has new…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/26/chinas-big-n…

Pandemic may have left over 250 million people with acute food shortages in 2020
Robin Scher | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-26
As Black and Latinx families experience disproportionate food insecurity, experts warn of famine in dozens of countries.
nationofchange.org/2021/02/26/pandemic-m…

Joe Biden Tells the World "America Is Back" — Not That It Ever Really Went Anywhere
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2021-02-26
Biden's "shifting global dynamics" are what Obama's Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel referred to as "challenging the world order that American leadership helped build after World War II." In other words, the world's sole superpower is averse to an emerging multipolar world.
mintpressnews.com/joe-biden-tells-the-wo…

Cost of War: US 'counterterrorism' activities in 85 countries
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-26
"If the U.S. is truly to end…
nationofchange.org/2021/02/26/the-cost-o…

Microchips and the Macro World: Semiconductor Shortage Ushers in East-West Tech War
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2021-02-26
If Taiwan were no longer the center of the semiconductor manufacturing universe, would the U.S. relinquish its influence over the island or would it continue to use it as a pawn against the country that is increasingly being cast as the next global nemesis of the "free world"?
mintpressnews.com/semiconductor-shortage…

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
workers.org/2021/02/54753/?utm_source=rs…

Germany: Left Party congress paving way for government participation and war
wsws.org | 2021-02-26
Germany's Left Party congress will set an even more direct course towards government participation and support for war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/26/left…

Mitch Jones on Texas Freeze-Outs, Joe Torres on News for All the People
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting | fair.org | 2021-02-26
New York Times ( 2/21/21) | This week on CounterSpin: As Texans continue to deal with impacts of a deadly combination of frigid weather and power outages, the New York Times report on the crisis allows as how "part of the responsibility for the near-collapse of the state's electrical grid can be traced to the decision in 1999 to embark on the nation's most extensive experiment in electrical deregulation." There have been multiple war…
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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
workers.org/2021/02/54758/?utm_source=rs…

Former Australian treasurer warns of market "clean out"
wsws.org | 2021-02-26
Peter Costello, now head of Australia's $135 billion Future Fund, said that rock-bottom interest rates and bond-buying programs by central banks had left both economies and markets vulnerable to a shock.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/26/cost…

North Korea Steadfastly Resisting US Hegemony
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-26
I learned a while back to be especially skeptical of western mass media and their governments.1 My experience of life in China is nothing like how western demonization portrays it to be. Therefore, I looked forward to the chance to experience North Korea first hand. I traveled there with a Chinese group departing China. Starting …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/north-korea-s…

Academics appeal to Australian historian Alison Bashford to reject Israeli award
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-26
In an open letter, close to 250 academics from around the world have called on Bashford to refuse the Israeli Dan David prize in accordance with the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement's international campaign to pressure Israel to end its illegal occupation of Palestinian territories…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/26/academics…

Scheer Intelligence: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-26
Ninety-seven-year-old Lawrence Ferlinghetti was one of the founders of the paperback bookstore City Lights in San Francisco, as well as publisher and champion of beat poets and writers including Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. In their conversation, Ferlinghetti tells Robert Scheer how his experience as a naval officer in Japan during World War II made him an "instant pacifist." Ferlinghetti discusses many in the Beat movement's surprising sympathy for Fidel Castro and Cuba in spite of their socially progressive views. Despite his lifetime of work with the Beats, Ferlinghetti never considered himself one.
popularresistance.org/scheer-intelligenc…

A New Cold War on a Scalding Planet: Biden, Climate Change, and China
Michael T. Klare | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-26
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 cooperation in areas of concern…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/26/a-new-cold-w…

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 …
juancole.com/2021/02/climate-change-scal…

FRSO condemns Biden's military strike on Syria
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-26
Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns in the strongest possible terms the February 25 attack launched by the Biden administration on Syria. There is nothing that can justify this cowardly move and it will be opposed by all who stand for peace with justice. | President Biden has been telling the world "America is back." We can now see exactly what he means. The empire of the dollar wants to control the land, labor and resources of others, and is more than willing to use military means to do so. | The cold reality is that the U.S. is the aggressor in the Middle East, and Washington is trampling on the right…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/2/26/frso-con…

Organizer LaTosha Brown on Building the New South
aclu.org | 2021-02-26
In November and January, voters across the country watched as the people of Georgia helped deliver both the presidency and the Senate to the Democrats this past election cycle, defying the perception of the state as a Republican stronghold. After Stacey Abrams' contentious loss in the 2018 race for governor, the effort to thwart voter suppression in the state and mobilize Black voters ramped up. As a result, Black Georgians showed up to the polls in droves and turned the state blue. | One of the activists responsible for thi…
aclu.org/news/racial-justice/organizer-l…

Sweden Sees 'Very Sharp' Increase in Grooming Cases Amid Judiciary Overload
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-26
While the police had warned that grooming activity tends to intensify in times of crises, the Prosecutor's Office said it is so far impossible to say whether the spike is linked to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
sputniknews.com/europe/20210226108219265…

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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/02/the-pine-eyed…

Wednesday 3/3: Organizing for Racial Justice After the Inauguration Town Hall w/ Race Forward
Race Forward | indybay.org | 2021-02-26
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/26/1884033…

Nobel laureate discusses science and ethics of genome engineering in lecture
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-02-26
Dr Jennifer Doudna, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for her work on the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system, gave Imperial's Schrà∂dinger lecture.
imperial.ac.uk/news/215993/nobel-laureate-discusses-science-ethics-genome

Is Biden's Khashoggi Report an Attempt to 'Blackmail' Crown Prince Into Accepting Iran Nuclear Deal?
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-26
US President Joe Biden has been increasing the pressure on the Saudi kingdom and its royal family over human rights issues and the death of Jamal Khashoggi. On the 2020 campaign trail, Biden vowed to make Riyadh a "pariah" unless they changed their policies. Middle East experts discuss Washington's new strategy toward the kingdom.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2021022610822…

All Risk, No Reward: The Perils and Absurdity of Iraq War 4.0
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-02-26
By Maj. Danny Sjursen / Reposted with permission from AntiWar Secretary of State Anthony Blinken might have been " outraged" by a rocket attack on a U.S. base in northern Iraq — that killed a foreign contractor and wounded an American service member and several other contractors — but he shouldn't have been surprised. After all, it's the muddled US military mission and ongoing troop presence… | Source…
scheerpost.com/2021/02/26/all-risk-no-re…

Western Powers Can Save Iran Nuclear Deal — By Honoring It
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-26
Castigating Iran for alleged breaches is a cowardly distraction from the real problem. If the United States does not take the morally and legally honorable steps then the suspicion of an ulterior agenda will be fatal for resolving the impasse. | The international signatories to the nuclear accord with Iran have now a three-month window to salvage that landmark deal. The onus is on the United States to return to the Joint Comprehension Plan of Action (JCPOA) — as the accord is formally titled. Washington must do this unconditionally, beginning with lifting its economic sanctions from Iran. The European state…
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On February 4th, the greatest investigative news report that has ever been done was issued. Will it win any awards?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-26
By Eric ZUESSE | On February 4th was anonymously published online at telegra.ph not merely a data-dump such as Wikileaks famously does, but also a detailed news-report, which shows the key evidence, and which links to massive supporting evidence, proving that the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Her Majesty's Government ("HMG") has been, and is, the global operating center of a massive and deeply interconnected global conspiracy for the UK (Queen Elizabeth's Government) to defeat (conquer) Russia and any nation that is a…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/26/on…

UN climate report a 'red alert' for the planet: Guterres
news.un.org | 2021-02-26
Nations are "nowhere close" to the level of action needed to fight global warming, a UN climate action report said on Friday, urging countries to adopt stronger and more ambitious plans to reach the Paris Agreement goals, and limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, by the end of the century.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/02/1…

Myanmar Ambassador to UN denounces military coup, as envoy warns democratic processes have been 'pushed aside'
news.un.org | 2021-02-26
As the democratically elected leader of Myanmar, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is still in detention following the military takeover that triggered country-wide protests, violence and arrests, the UN envoy for the country observed on Friday, declaring that "democratic processes have been pushed aside".
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Pandemic pushing people 'even further behind', UN rights chief warns
news.un.org | 2021-02-26
As the COVID-19 pandemic gathers pace, people worldwide are "being left behind — or pushed even further behind", the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned on Friday.
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UN Security Council demands COVID-19 vaccine ceasefires; WHO pushes for more action to speed up inoculations
news.un.org | 2021-02-26
The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling on all Member States to support a "sustained humanitarian pause" to local conflicts, in order to allow for COVID-19 vaccinations. Briefing journalists afterwards, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus argued that more could be done.
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"The Whole System Needs to be Indicted": Attorney Benjamin Crump on Overhauling U.S. Policing
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-02-26
The Democratic-led House of Representatives is expected to vote next week on a sweeping police reform bill that would ban chokeholds, prohibit federal no-knock warrants, establish a National Police Misconduct Registry and other measures. The legislation, known as the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, is in response to a series of high-profile killings of Black people in 2020 and the nationwide racial justice uprising they sparked. Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who has represented the families of Floyd, Daniel Prude, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many other victims of police and racial viol…
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A Rapidly Globalizing World Needs Strengthened Global Governance
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2021-02-26
The world is currently engulfed in crises–most prominently, a disease pandemic, a climate catastrophe, and the prevalence of war–while individual nations are encountering enormous difficulties in coping with them. These difficulties result from the global nature of the problems. An individual nation is unable to institute adequate measures to safeguard public health because diseases spread Read…
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Danny Glover: Why I'm in Alabama with Amazon Workers
Sarah Anderson | zcomm.org | 2021-02-26
The Hollywood actor is mobilizing support for warehouse workers who are making their mark on the long history of southern organizing…
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Hundreds of Law Students Announce Boycott of Chevron Law Firm Seward & Kissel for "Unethical" Private Prosecution of Human Rights Attorney Steven Donziger
Stanford Environmental Law Society | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
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Counter-Terrorism'?: Two Decades after 9/11, New Interactive Map Details Footprint of US War Machine in 85 Countries
Brett Wilkins | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
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 map raises a number of questions. Why is the United …
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War Mongering for Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
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 ghost of Edward Teller must have been doing the rounds …
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Texas 'Deep Freeze': Urgent Climate Warning but "Not What You Think"
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
All Global Research articles can be read in 27 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | In the unfolding extreme winter tragedy in Texas as well as …
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Heating the Planet Through a New Cold War
Michael T. Klare | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
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). | *** | Introduction | It began with fire. It ended with ice. In between, | …
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Biden's economic rescue plan advances, but minimum wage hike more uncertain
Mark Gruenberg, C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-26
WASHINGTON (PAI)–Congressional supporters of a $15 minimum wage are not backing down, despite a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian Thursday night that the hike cannot be part of a reconciliation package in the upper chamber. The reconciliation procedure–which lets tax and budget legislation proceed with a simple majority–would have allowed the wage hike to pass …
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Fight for $15 is a struggle for dignity and equality
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-26
Eric Winston, a restaurant worker and a leader with NC Raise Up, the North Carolina branch of Fight for $15 and a Union discusses the bill tabled by the Joe Biden administration which includes the promise of a minimum wage of 15 dollars per hour by 2025. The $15 an hour minimum age is, for Eric, about guaranteeing people basic means for their survival. The workers want the bill to be passed with immediate effect, but as Winston highlights, it is just one step in a long struggle for…
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Haaland on track to make history as first Native American cabinet secretary
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-26
"This is all of our country, this is our mother. You've heard the Earth referred to as Mother Earth. It's difficult to not feel obligated to protect this land, and I feel that every Indigenous person in this country understands that," said Rep. Deb Haaland, President Joe Biden's nominee to be Secretary of Interior. "It's …
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Biden's CIA Nominee Identifies China As Top 'Adversary'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-26
William Burns, Biden's pick for CIA chief, had tough words for China during his Senate confirmation hearing and identified countering Beijing as a top priority. | "Adversarial, predatory Chinese leadership poses our biggest geopolitical test," Burns told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. He described China as "a formidable, authoritarian adversary." | "Out-competing China will be key to our national security in the days ahead," Burns said. For the CIA, he said this means "intensified focus and urgency, continually strengthening its already impressive cadre of China specialists, expanding its languag…
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Biden's CIA Nominee Identifies China As Top 'Adversary'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-26
William Burns, Biden's pick for CIA chief, had tough words for China during his Senate confirmation hearing and identified countering Beijing as a top priority. | "Adversarial, predatory Chinese leadership poses our biggest geopolitical test," Burns told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. He described China as "a formidable, authoritarian adversary." | "Out-competing China will be key to our national security in the days ahead," Burns said. For the CIA, he said this means "intensified focus and urgency, continually strengthening its already impressive cadre of China specialists, expanding its languag…
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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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Amanda Gorman at the Biden inauguration: "O sing, sweet lucre," or, The poet wore Prada
wsws.org | 2021-02-26
Gorman rose from almost total obscurity to the cover of Time magazine in the space of a single month.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/26/gorm…

Iran's Zarif Uses State Department's Own Rhetoric to Shred Biden's 'Stop Enrichment First' Stance
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-26
Tehran's hopes that the new administration in Washington would live up to Joe Biden's campaign pledge to get the US back into the nuclear deal have slowly soured over the past month. The White House now says its return to the deal hinges on Iran scaling back uranium enrichment activities. Tehran says no deal unless US sanctions are scrapped first.
sputniknews.com/world/202102261082196869…

Now That Biden Is President… It's Still Time to Abolish ICE
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández | thenation.com | 2021-02-26
Now That Biden Is President… It's Still Time to Abolish ICE…
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Elected Officials to Protect America see Biden's clean car plan can help health outcomes
Ramona du Houx | indybay.org | 2021-02-26
EOPA, as part of President Biden's overall climate agenda, supports Majority Leader Sen. Schumer's clean car plan and urges President Biden to initiate the process of making it law right after his American Rescue Plan is passed. Toxic pollution from cars and trucks are cutting lives short in communities of color and low-income communities across the U.S. Decades of vehicle emissions and other ambient pollution have created disproportionate negative impacts on the economic vitality, health, and quality of life in these frontline communities.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/26/1884032…

Read the US intelligence report on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-26
Read the US intelligence report on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi | Four-page executive summary says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 killing of Middle East Eye and Washington Post columnist | MEE staff | Fri, 02/26/2021 – 18: 21 | Saudi journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi government agents in Istanbul in 2018 (Reuters/File photo) | The Biden administration released a l…
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FBI looking into potential POLITICAL MOTIVE behind violent dognapping of Lady Gaga's bulldogs — reports
rt.com | 2021-02-26
The FBI is reportedly probing potential political motives behind the recent dognapping of Lady Gaga's French bulldogs. Two of her three bulldogs were snatched during an armed robbery, while her dog walker was shot. | The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has deployed a team specializing in kidnappings and ransom cases to assist the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) with the case, the Sun reported. The investigators, among other things, are looking into potential political motives behind the incident. | "Lady Gaga is high profile, of course, but she sang at President Biden's inauguration, which takes thi…
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Ukrainian government sanctions pro-Russian oligarch and opposition leader
wsws.org | 2021-02-26
The move comes amidst a deep crisis of the Zelensky government and was fully backed by the Biden administration in Washington.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/26/ukra…

Why the US needs to get out of Syria: Biden orders Bombing that kills 17 in Proxy dance with Iran
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-26
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Al-Quds al-`Arabi [Arab Jerusalem]' reports that at least seventeen fighters were killed in U.S. air strikes on Thursday night on small bases on the Syrian border with Iraq. The bases south of Al-Bu-Kamal belong to the Brigades of the Party of God [Kataeb Hezbollah] and the Brigades of the Prince …
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Path to Citizenship in New Democratic Immigration Bill
Site Administrator | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-26
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats proposed a major immigration overhaul on Thursday, February 18, that would offer an eight-year pathway to citizenship to the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally. The legislation reflects the broad priorities for immigration changes that Biden laid out on his first day in …
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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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Biden's Latest Strike on Syria. The S-300 No-Show. The Russia-Israel De Facto Alliance?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
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 Alt-Media Community is suspiciously silent about the S-300s' no-show following …
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America Condemns Putin & Xi but Supports Gangsters
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-26
If U.S. weapons are to be sold to a foreign country, then it's an 'ally' and there is no investigation into any of that leader's crimes. But if the weapons are to be used against a country, then whatever the person does is condemned-in-advance. | The U.S. regime condemns and threatens the Governments of Russia, China, and Iran, and pretends to be not a regime itself, though it is one, and so are most of its 'allies'. (Whether any of those three targeted nations of the U.S. regime — Russia, China, and Iran — is or is not a regime will not be a topic here, but my personal judgment on that would be no, b…
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Covid-19: Israel freezes programme to send vaccines abroad amid legal scrutiny
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-26
Covid-19: Israel freezes programme to send vaccines abroad amid legal scrutiny | Bid to garner international goodwill suspended after attorney general said to be seeking clarification about its legality | MEE and agencies | Fri, 02/26/2021 – 10: 32 | Palestinians have accused Israel of ignoring its duties as an occupying power by not including the Palestinians in its inoculation programme (AFP) | Israel has…
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Selected Articles: Haiti Betrayed
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
Video: The Stats on COVID-Vaccine Injury and Death Don't Add Up | By Rosemary Frei, February 26 2021 | There's a big mystery that needs to be solved. It's how many people are getting sick and dying from the Covid vaccines. | …
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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 | 2021-02-26
Virtual town hall via FB livestream…
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Cà¥te d'Ivoire takes delivery of latest COVAX vaccine shipment, in further boost for Africa
news.un.org | 2021-02-26
Cà¥te d'Ivoire received 504,000 doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine on Friday making it the second African nation in a week to benefit from the first shipments of shots from the UN-backed global COVAX initiative, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported.
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Vaccine "scavengers" are waiting outside clinics for leftover doses — and their strategy often works
Nicole Karlis | salon.com | 2021-02-26
People are lining up at vaccination sites hoping to get a leftover dose that would otherwise go in the trash…
salon.com/2021/02/26/vaccine-scavengers-…

Israel's closure of Covid clinic leaves 50,000 people at high risk
Lubna Masarwa | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-26
Israel's closure of Covid clinic leaves 50,000 people at high risk | Termination of vaccine programme for those living in Israel without legal status may be legally challenged by rights groups | Lubna Masarwa | Fri, 02/26/2021 – 13: 50 | A paramedic with Israel's Magen David Adom medical services prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for a Palestinian man in a mobile clinic on 26 February 202…
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100+ Countries Push to Loosen WTO Rules on Vaccine Patents
Mustaqeem De Gama | zcomm.org | 2021-02-26
Why Is the U.S. Still Blocking the Way?>…
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What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Site Administrator | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-26
COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Common side effects: On the arm where you got the …
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South Korea starts its vaccination campaign against COVID-19
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-26
Seoul, Feb 26 (efe-epa).- South Korea began Friday its vaccination campaign against Covid-19 more than a year after detecting its first case in the country and with the aim of having immunized the majority of its population by November and thus achieve herd immunity. The first person to be inoculated with the vaccine developed by …
laprensalatina.com/south-korea-starts-it…

Serbia embraces Chinese Covid jab as rollout leads continental Europe
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-26
Belgrade, Feb 26 (efe-epa).- Serbia is leading continental Europe's Covid-19 vaccine drive thanks to its decision to purchase millions of Chinese-produced jabs combined with a well-planned rollout strategy. The Balkan nation's health authorities on Friday said they had administered a total of 1.37 million doses to a population of around seven million, which means almost …
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Video: The Stats on COVID-Vaccine Injury and Death Don't Add Up
Rosemary Frei | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
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's a big mystery that needs to be solved. | It's how …
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UK and Greece Collude to Push New 'Vaccine Passport' on Holiday Travelers
21st Century Wire | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
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 21WIRE reported earlier this week, despite various public denials by …
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The Issue of Vaccines: Open Letter to Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal President of Germany
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
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). | *** | Sir, | Today, 25 February 2021, the German media reported that you …
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The Course of Chile's Revolt, Seen from the Streets: Interview with Victoria Garcés López
Matthew Collado | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-26
Amidst the catastrophes of 2020, events in Chile are among the precious few institutional openings for the left globally. On October 25th, the population overwhelming voted in favor of replacing the country's current constitution, which dates from the years of Augusto Pinochet's US-backed military dictatorship. This break with the country's unreformed authoritarian legacy was provoked…
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Australia: Vote "no" in ballot on Coles Smeaton Grange sell-out!
wsws.org | 2021-02-26
A continued rejection of the sell-out must be linked to the fight for a broader movement of the working class, outside the straitjacket of the unions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/26/cole…

Big Tech Shouldn't Be the Arbiter of Our Free Speech Rights
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-26
Business corporations don't need free speech rights. Nor should they have the power to deny free speech to others. But leading up to and following the 2020 election, we saw both undemocratic realities on display. | The 2020 election was largely "democratic." Due to the pandemic, more voters had more ways to cast their ballots than ever, and the elections were overall free and fair. More citizens voted than in any other election in U.S. history. | H…
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Our Fundamental Right to Vote Is Under Attack
Jesse Jackson | zcomm.org | 2021-02-26
In state after state, Republicans want to suppress voting because they know they are a minority party. It took decades to overcome the Jim Crow laws imposed at the end of Reconstruction. We can't wait decades this time…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/our-fundamental-ri…

The Mass Deception Machine of Computational Propaganda
Thomas Klikauer | zcomm.org | 2021-02-26
The US Republican Party, for example, finds it increasingly hard to win the popular vote. Consequently, it becomes ever more important for the right to win key areas to conjure up a narrow majority in the electoral college…
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A Firefighter Election: Can Veteran of Wisconsin Uprising Rescue the IAFF?
Steve Early | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-26
A rare contested race for president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has given its members a clear choice between a union traditionalist from Boston and a progressive activist who backed massive labor protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker a decade ago–and then joined electoral efforts to oust the anti-union Republican. In mail…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/26/a-firefighte…

Spain's fascistic Vox party surges in Catalan regional elections
wsws.org | 2021-02-26
Amid mass abstention, the far-right Vox party entered the Catalan parliament for the first time, while the social democrats took the most seats.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/26/cata…

Thursday 2/25: Elections, Elections: Who is the Fairest One of All?
Monterey Peace and Justice Center | indybay.org | 2021-02-26
Register to get the Zoom link: | tinyurl.com/Sharat-G-Lin-2-25-21…
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Tuesday 3/2: Swing Left SF The 2020 Election: Trends, Observations, & Where We're Headed
Swing Left San Francisco | indybay.org | 2021-02-26
Online Event…
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Arabic press review: UN official says Libya has 20,000 mercenaries
Mohammad Ayesh | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-26
Arabic press review: UN official says Libya has 20,000 mercenaries | Meanwhile, Kuwait sends letter to Qatar as part of continued effort to end Gulf tensions, and a Kuwaiti minister says country's treasury 'lacks liquidity' | Mohammad Ayesh | Fri, 02/26/2021 – 12: 26 | UN official Stephanie Williams speaks in Geneva on 5 February following the election of a new interim government for Libya (AFP) | Libya has…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/libya-mercena…

U.S.-Backed Ecuador Government Tries Stopping Socialist Electoral Victory
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-26
If Arauz wins the presidency, he may appoint an important economist and ideologist of the "Citizens Revolution" to a government post, Ron Ridenour writes. | U.S.-backed Lenin Moreno government is trying to stop the new socialistic UNES political party candidate, Andres Arauz, from winning the national elections underway. | Andres Arauz, won first place, 32.7%, on the first round of national elections, February 7. Arauz is the first presidential candidate of UNES, Union of Hope. | Former president Rafael Correa led the formation of this party, Union of Hope (UNES) after he had backed Moreno for president in 2017.
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/26/us…

Palestinian elections raise hopes for two-State solution, Middle East Coordinator tells Security Council
news.un.org | 2021-02-26
The holding of free and fair elections in the Occupied Palestinian Territory will help "clear the path" for restoring a legitimate political horizon to realize a long sought two-State solution, the leading UN diplomat for the region told the Security Council on Friday.
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Myanmar military junta annuls November poll results
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-26
Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 26 (efe-epa).- Myanmar's military junta-appointed poll body on Friday invalidated the results of general elections held in November. Deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party had won the elections by a landslide. "The National League for Democracy's 2020 election result is no longer valid," Election Commission chief Thein …
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People's Action Statement on Senate Parliamentarian Decision to Block Minimum Wage Hike in COVID Relief Bill
Johanna Kichton | peoplesaction.org | 2021-02-26
Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.–People's Action today released the following statement by Campaign Director Sondra Youdelman in response to the Senate Parliamentarian blocking a minimum wage increase from being included in the COVID relief package moving through Congress: "Republicans will stop at nothing to do the bidding of corporate America and the ultra …
peoplesaction.org/2021/02/peoples-action…

Estallidos o levantamientos frente a la COVID-19
Raúl Zibechi | globalizacion.ca | 2021-02-26
Un reciente informe del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) revela que las clases dominantes, a las que el organismo sirve, esperan estallidos sociales en todo el mundo como consecuencia de la pandemia. El trabajo Repercusiones sociales de la pandemia, publicado en…
globalizacion.ca/estallidos-o-levantamie…

San Francisco school board pauses reactionary school renaming campaign to focus on forcing schools open
wsws.org | 2021-02-26
Despite widespread transmission of COVID-19 and news of more infectious and deadly variants of the virus within San Francisco, the school district alongside the educator and school worker unions are pushing ahead with reopening plans.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/26/scho…

Calif. essential workers and supporters call for extended COVID-related sick leave
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2021-02-26
Essential workers, labor advocates, and legislators are joining together to urge the California legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom to act immediately to expand emergency paid sick days and paid family and medical leave protection for workers in the state's 2021-2022 early action budget. Both federal and California emergency paid sick leave mandates on employers expired …
peoplesworld.org/article/calif-essential…

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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/2/25/black-pr…

Majority Leader Schumer and Sen. Sanders Join People's Action Town Hall to Call for Real COVID Relief
Johanna Kichton | peoplesaction.org | 2021-02-26
As COVID Deaths Pass Half a Million, People's Action Calls On Congress to Deliver Immediate, Just, and Comprehensive COVID Relief for All Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.–As Congress works through the reconciliation process and the nation passes 500,000 COVID deaths, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders joined People's Action …
peoplesaction.org/2021/02/majority-leade…

'Stealth Tax' Raid on Pensioners Reportedly in Pipeline as UK Treasury Faces Soaring COVID-19 Debts
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-26
On 3 March the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will deliver the Spring Budget in the House of Commons, aimed to focus on "the next stage" of the COVID-19 while looking further ahead to secure…
sputniknews.com/uk/202102261082191937-st…

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.
sputniknews.com/science/2021022610821901…

Reckoning With a Year of Shared Isolation, Pandemic, and Protest
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2021-02-26
Reckoning With a Year of Shared Isolation, Pandemic, and Protest…
thenation.com/article/society/covid-anni…

The Pandemic Tested Our Social Safety Net. It Failed
Rajan Menon | thenation.com | 2021-02-26
The Pandemic Tested Our Social Safety Net. It Failed.
thenation.com/article/economy/covid-unem…

International Cooperation Can Fight Corruption and Stop Tax Evasion, Say UN Experts
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2021-02-26
Report Asserts Trillions Available to Address Poverty, COVID and Climate Change…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/25/1884028…

Sanders Blasts Parliamentarian's Ruling Dropping Wage Hike From COVID Bill
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-26
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and several other Democratic lawmakers are lambasting a decision by the Senate parliamentarian, a nonpartisan referee in that legislative body, who determined on Thursday that a provision to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the COVID economic relief package does not align with the rules for the reconciliation process. | But while Democrats appear upset over the decision, the party may be disunited on what path they should take next to raise the minimum wag…
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Iraq: Protesters killed in clashes with security forces in Nasiriyah
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-26
Iraq: Protesters killed in clashes with security forces in Nasiriyah | At least five demonstrators have been killed over the past week as activists defied a Covid-19 lockdown to take to the streets | MEE and agencies | Fri, 02/26/2021 – 16: 00 | Iraqi protesters are pictured next to burning tyres during clashes with police during anti-government demonstrations in the city of Nasiriyah in the Dhi Qar province…
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Thursday 2/25: This Is Not My First Pandemic: LGBT+ Community Response to AIDS & COVID-19
UKSLNU | indybay.org | 2021-02-26
Online event…
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A year of Covid pandemic has pushed Mexicans into dire economic straits
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-26
By Miquel Muñoz Mexico City, Feb 26 (efe-epa).- The losses of many hundreds of thousands of jobs, a spike in informal work and businesses on the verge of collapse are hallmarks of the Covid-19 pandemic in Mexico, a country that has seen millions of its citizens pushed into dire economic straits over the past year. …
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Saving restaurants to feed New York's health workers
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-26
New York, Feb 26 (EFE).- Luis and Alex work from the Addictive Wine and Tapas Bar in New York preparing 250 trays of bolognese for health workers at the Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. It is part of an initiative by Spanish chef Jose Andrés that provides a service for medical workers during the Covid-19 …
laprensalatina.com/saving-restaurants-to…

Politicians Shouldn't be Managing Pandemics They Will Bend Science to Fit Their Political Objectives
Bill Sardi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
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 politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic has not been overlooked in …
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Video: Two Truths and a Lie: US Patriot Missiles Leave Saudi Arabia for Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-26
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 United States has deployed a Patriot defense battery to Syria's …
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Bus drivers speak on London strikes: "This is just the spark of a broader fight"
wsws.org | 2021-02-26
"The pandemic has created a gaping hole between the companies and management on one side and the workers who have lost their lives and wages. This is the same around the world."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/26/inte…

US universities have cut 650,000 jobs, a 13 percent workforce reduction, since the onset of the pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-02-26
Thousands of adjunct faculty members have seen their courses canceled and their paychecks eliminated as programs are consolidated and courses move online.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/26/high…

The disaster of Andrew Cuomo and New York's pandemic response
Derek Royden | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-26
If the failures of this pandemic have taught us anything, it's that when we finally come out of it we need a new normal.
nationofchange.org/2021/02/26/the-disast…

Your Privileges Are Not Universal
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-26
Stencilled in red on the walls of Santiago, Chile is a statement of fact: 'your privileges are not universal' (tus privilegios no son universales). This is a factual declaration because the privileges of power and property are not shared across the gaping class divide. Consider the fact that before the pandemic struck last year, over 3 billion people — or half the world's population — had no access to health care. This data appears in a 2017 World Health Organisation (WHO) report that tracks important matters such as access to basic household sanitation (lacked by 2.3 billion people) and medical care…
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No to school reopenings in Turkey before the pandemic is contained!
wsws.org | 2021-02-26
We call on all educators, parents and students who support this initiative to contact us to establish rank-and-file committees for safe education and to expand this struggle, which is vital for public health.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/26/turk…

The Heat: One scientist's fight against disease & Racism against Asian-Americans
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2021-02-26
As the pandemic continues to take its toll, we'll talk to one of America's leading science pioneers. Plus — what's behind the alarming rise in violence against Asian Americans?>…
america.cgtn.com/2021/02/26/the-heat-one…

Small Towns and Rural Communities Need Transit, Too
Kayla Soren | zcomm.org | 2021-02-26
Millions of rural Americans don't have a car. With the pandemic battering transit agencies, they're being totally isolated…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/small-towns-and-ru…