2021-03-24: News Headlines

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-03-24). American Encircling Strategy Forces Russia and China to Get Closer. globalresearch.ca The United States does not seem willing to change its policy …

Dr. Vandana Shiva (2021-03-24). Video: Bill Gates and "Philantro-Imperialism" globalresearch.ca The so-called philanthropists, Bill Gates in particular, are taking more and …

Aaron Maté (2021-03-24). Bellingcaught: Who is the mysterious author of Bellingcat's attacks on OPCW whistleblower? thegrayzone.com After publishing fraudulent claims in a bid to smear OPCW whistleblowers, Bellingcat has been caught in another subterfuge that contradicts its stated allegiance to "transparency and accountability": a hidden, external author writing its material. The website Bellingcat promotes itself as a collective of digital sleuths who "pledge allegiance to truth and evidence and abide by the principles of transparency and accountability." Its self-described "groundbreaking investigations," especially those aimed at Russia and Syria, have led to fawning Western media endorsements of …

Dean Baker (2021-03-24). The Debt Whiners: Fools or Liars? counterpunch.org I keep asking this question because whining over the government debt looks to be a huge growth sector in the next year or two, or perhaps until Republicans retake the White House. I regularly ridicule debt whining, because unlike its cousin, deficit whining, it has no basis in economic reality. Before again showing why the

Jessica Buxbaum (2021-03-24). Viral Video Shows IDF Arresting Vegetable-Picking Palestinian Kids at Behest of Israeli Settlers. mintpressnews.com "There were [dozens] of soldiers around, and one of the soldiers dragged one of the children to the vehicle and the other soldiers followed and started to arrest them… We begged the soldiers to wait until the children's families could come and talk to their families, but that didn't help."

Prensa Latina (2021-03-24). Serie de cómics promueve amor por animales de la Amazonia. peoplesworld.org La Paz, BOLIVIA (Prensa Latina) El nuevo número de una serie de cómics dedicada a promover el amor por los animales de la fauna silvestre llegará a comunidades y centros educativos de Bolivia, destaca hoy la prensa local. De acuerdo con el diario Página 7 en su versión digital, la historieta además estará disponible de …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-03-24). Rev. Barber to Alabama union backers: 'Bessemer is the new Selma'. peoplesworld.org BESSEMER, Ala.—Declaring "Bessemer is the new Selma," the Rev. William Barber II and union allies brought the Poor People's Campaign to a mass rally for unionizing the 5,805 workers at Amazon's mammoth shipping warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. Unity among the Black and white workers and their supporters there could lead to renewed Black-white unity for …

Liberation Staff, Birmingham (2021-03-24). Bessemer, Al. sees overwhelming support for Amazon workers' union. liberationnews.org After over a month of outreach to the community, organizers finished knocking on every door in the city of Bessemer.

Raul Diego (2021-03-24). US Gins Up a "Credible" Iranian Nuclear Menace Befitting Its Own Stockpile. mintpressnews.com With Western intelligence sources once again stoking the flames of a nuclear Iran and the secret movement of America's nuclear warheads across Europe, the war economy is up to its old tricks.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-24). Confused in Afghanistan: The Biden Administration's Latest Trick. dissidentvoice.org The Biden administration continues to engage in that favourite activity White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki can only describe as "circling back". And much circling is taking place in the context of Afghanistan. The cupboard of calamities is well stocked, with the US facing an emboldened Taliban keen to hold Washington to its word in …

Zach Farber (2021-03-24). UCSD graduate student-workers fight back against rent hikes. liberationnews.org A movement is growing at the University of California-San Diego, in opposition to rent hikes that were announced by the Graduate Family Housing Advisory Committee – Housing, Dining and Hospitality.

Juan Cole (2021-03-24). White Nationalist TV News: Even Networks and CNN are falling for 'Border Crisis' Propaganda. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The media frenzy in the US around the alleged border crisis with Mexico could have several roots. It could be an attempt to appear even-handed, in that anchors are criticizing a Democratic administration. It could be that Republican talking points are simply being given a hearing. It cannot be that …

Laurent Ross (2021-03-24). Where do capitalists come from? peoplesworld.org Where do capitalists come from? How did we get from medieval feudalism with its kings and queens, knights and ladies, and poor exploited peasantry to the economic system that now dominates most of today's world: capitalism? Ancient humans barely got by day to day. Everything the typical man and woman did during the day was …

Martha Grevatt (2021-03-24). Courageous women of the Paris Commune. workers.org This month marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Paris Commune. The Commune was established during a bloody intercapitalist conflict called the Franco-Prussian War. In 1871, Parisian workers were in revolt against France's Government of National Defense, seated in Versailles, which planned to surrender part of France and . . . |

Eds. (2021-03-24). Who are the 10 biggest pandemic profiteers? mronline.org One year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, U.S. billionaires have made out like gangbusters at the expense of workers. | Newswire…

Gloria Rubac (2021-03-24). Free Rodney Reed! workers.org Rodrick Reed stands beside Sandra Reed and Pam Perillo (above) at a rally held March 20 for Rodney Reed, an innocent man on Texas death row. The rally was held to build up support for a May 17 evidentiary hearing which could set Rodney Reed on his path to freedom. . . . |

Matthew Hole (2021-03-24). Three more Indigenous deaths in Australian police custody. peoplesworld.org SYDNEY—Three First Nations people have died in Australian police custody this month, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. These three deaths—two in the state of New South Wales (NSW) and one in the state of Victoria—add to the already 440+ Indigenous deaths …

Dave Lindorff (2021-03-24). Biden's and America's Mental Illness is on Full Display. counterpunch.org It was just three weeks ago that our new "transformative" President Joe Biden joined that long almost unbroken list of war criminal presidents stretching back to #!, George Washington. Biden joined this disgraceful list by ordering a bloody aerial bombardment by US warplanes in eastern Syria. The US bombs, which were reportedly dropped on a

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-03-24). On 10th Anniversary of the U.S.-NATO attack on Libya: Powerful perpetrators have yet to face justice. mronline.org Three Powerful American Women—Hillary Clinton, Samantha Power and Susan Rice—Pushed Obama into Destroying the Wealthiest, Healthiest and Happiest Nation in Africa. | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-03-24). Whose feminism? Palestine's feminism. mronline.org Palestinians affirm, yet again, that one cannot be a feminist while supporting gendered violence, settler-colonialism, indigenous dispossession, and apartheid. | Newswire…

Olivia Rosane (2021-03-24). Australia's worst flooding in decades forces mass evacuation. peoplesworld.org Massive rainfall in Australia's most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) has brought the worst flooding in decades, forcing more than 18,000 people to flee their homes. The rain began on Thursday, but the inundation increased over the weekend, CNN reported. Currently, 38 locations in the state are considered natural disaster areas. Some areas have seen rainfall …

Earchiel Johnson (2021-03-24). Chicago activists back a new ordinance for serious police reform. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO — With the high-profile police murders of Laquan McDonald and Rekia Boyd in their past, the citizens of Chicago may be getting closer to establishing an elected police accountability council. The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability have united around a compromise ordinance they want the …

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-03-24). Sorrow and solidarity for Asian communities. workers.org Atlanta March 21 — In the days since the brutal slaying of eight people at three different Asian-owned massage businesses — one in Acworth in Cherokee County and two others, 40 miles away in Atlanta in Fulton County — there has been a maelstrom of emotions and actions. Marches, rallies . . . |

Eric A. Gordon (2021-03-24). Baritone Will Liverman dreams of a new day in CD of Black composers. peoplesworld.org Chicago-based baritone Will Liverman's Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers, a CD released on February 12 with pianist Paul Sánchez, comprises more than an hour's worth of 19 great songs by eight different composers. The senior, and probably to most listeners the most familiar name among them, is Henry Burleigh (1866-1949), whom …

The Conversation (2021-03-24). Biden immigration overhaul would reunite families split up by deportation. juancole.com By Robert McKee Irwin | — Hundreds of thousands of immigrant families have been separated by deportation from the United States, in many cases with a parent on one side of the border and children on the other, according to estimates by the Urban Policy Institute and Migration Policy Institute. Reunification is a priority in …

Bezaleel Jupiter (2021-03-24). Mississippi's renters demand relief. liberationnews.org The problems Mississippi's renters were facing existed before the pandemic.

Dave Lindorff (2021-03-24). Biden's and America's Mental Illness is on Full Display. counterpunch.org It was just three weeks ago that our new "transformative" President Joe Biden joined that long almost unbroken list of war criminal presidents stretching back to George Washington. Biden joined this disgraceful list by ordering a bloody aerial bombardment by US warplanes in eastern Syria. The US bombs, which were reportedly dropped on a a

Editor (2021-03-24). The cost of the COVID class war. workers.org By Feb. 22, COVID-19 related deaths in the U.S. surpassed 500,000. Since then, another 55,000 people have died from the virus, and numbers are trending up. More U.S. lives have been lost in this pandemic than in combat during World Wars I and II combined. U.S. combined military spending for . . . |

David Swanson (2021-03-24). At Least 36% of Mass Shooters Have Been Trained By the U.S. Military. counterpunch.org It is extremely easy in the United States to obtain guns, to find places to practice using them, and to find trainers willing to teach you to use them. There's no need to have any contact with the U.S. military in order to dress and act as if you're in the military, as many mass-shooters

Brandon Stout (2021-03-24). Lansing, Michigan rally draws radical crowd. liberationnews.org Photo: Demonstrators march through Lansing, Michigan, March 20. Photo credit: Marc Klockow Approximately 250 people gathered on March 20 for a People's March through the state capitol of Lansing, Michigan. The action was called by Solidarity & Defense and Washtenaw General Defense Committee, with 17 organizations co-sponsoring and more in attendance. The main purpose of …

Ken Bouley (2021-03-24). Point Reyes National Something-or-Other. counterpunch.org "What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet." What should we call the diverse, wild, inspiring but scarred peninsula sliding very slowly past us, jurisdictionally in West Marin County, California, but geologically across the San Andreas Fault, on the Pacific Plate, going steadily its own

Eds. (2021-03-24). Review — 'Bank Job'. mronline.org Jake Woodier reviews a new documentary film that brings heist aesthetics to a story of debt activism | Review…

Brasil de Fato (2021-03-24). Brazil's Supreme Court rules that Sérgio Moro was partial when convicting Lula. peoplesdispatch.org The 2nd Panel of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) confirmed on Tuesday March 23, with a result of 3 votes to 2, the existence misconduct by former judge Sergio Moro in the cases involving former president Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers' Party (PT) in the Operation Car Wash case. This is the latest chapter in the legal battle of Lula, following a decision on March 8 which annulled the convictions against the ex-president and opened the doors for him to be a presidential candidate in 2022. | The latest ruling was thanks to a change in vote of the minister Carmen Lucía, who had voted, in 2018, when the proc…

_____ (2021-03-24). Supreme Court Case On Farmworker Protections Could Harm All Regulation. popularresistance.org The legacy of Cesar Chavez has been getting another look in recent months. In January, President Joe Biden placed a bust of the 20th-century labor leader in the Oval Office, giving journalists the opportunity to reexamine how Chavez fought for farmworkers, while commentators on social media noted that Chavez's treatment of undocumented immigrants, at certain points during his life, complicates his image as a tireless champion of migrant laborers. | But a sinister reexamination of Chavez's legacy is also happening. A California labor regulation that resulted from his campaigning is under threat from the Supreme Co…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-24). Confused in Afghanistan: The Biden Administration's Latest Trick. globalresearch.ca The Biden administration continues to engage in that favourite activity White …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-24). Coming to the Playing Field: Biden Puts Australia First. counterpunch.org It has gotten tongues wagging in the diplomatic corps of Beijing, Washington and distant Canberra. The opening session of the two-day summit between China and the United States in Anchorage, Alaska was ill-tempered. "We do not seek conflict," insisted White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan from the outset, "but we welcome stiff competition, and

Project Censored (2021-03-24). The Biden Administration's Foreign Policy and the Complete Picture Project with Medea Benjamin, Rebecca Grace, John Gray. projectcensored.org In the first half of the program, peace organizer Medea Benjamin looks at the Biden Administration's foreign policy, and finds it mainly a disappointment. Then Rebecca Grace and John Gray…

Victor Grossman (2021-03-24). Berlin Bulletin: Scandals, Elections, Emergencies! counterpunch.org Germany, once viewed as an exaggerated model of exactitude and discipline, is currently in a muddle. Above all it's the Covid mess. Seen last spring as a model of swift, effective response, Germany is now torn by controversy, with its sixteen states and dozens of politicians squabbling about when to send which kids (if any)

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-03-24). Successful Covid Treatments Censored: Testimony of Peter McCullough, MD to Texas Senate HHS Committee. globalresearch.ca Dr. Peter McCullough explains in testimony that known successful treatments of …

Chuck Collins (2021-03-24). Billionaire Wealth: Who Are the 10 Biggest Pandemic Profiteers? globalresearch.ca A year ago, the Institute for Policy Studies published

Pepe Escobar (2021-03-24). Welcome to "Shocked and Awed" 21st Century Geopolitics. A "Real Game-Changing Moment" globalresearch.ca It took 18 years after

Andrew Korybko (2021-03-24). The China-Russia "Peaceful Proposal". "Maintaining Global Stability" globalresearch.ca Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-24). Contract teachers on strike in Morocco. peoplesdispatch.org Students, civilians and teachers in Morocco have mobilized in solidarity with teachers hired through contracts who are protesting the failure of the government to respond to their demand for integration into the public sector and end of the precarization of their profession. | On Monday and Tuesday, March 22 and 23, thousands of students marched in different cities in Morocco after the National Coordination of "forcibly contracted teachers" met on Sunday and gave a call for a three-day national strike. The call for the strike followed the brutal repression of contract teachers' protest on March 15. | Students car…

Matt Sedlar (2021-03-24). An Inclusive Child Allowance Would Strengthen the Public Child Support System. cepr.net According to Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), an inclusive child allowance will "destroy the child-support enforcement system as we know it." American Enterprise Institute's Angela Rachidi, who also opposes an inclusive child allowance, says it would "weaken the Child Support Enforcement program" and "threaten the relationship between noncustodial parents and their children." These claims are alarming …

WSWS (2021-03-24). Massive deadly fires in Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee camp. wsws.org Having been driven out of neighbouring Myanmar, nearly 900,000 refugees remain trapped in squalid and unsafe shanty towns in one of the poorest countries in the world.

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-03-24). Will Israel Use 'Bunker-Buster' Bombs Against Iran's Nuclear Program? globalresearch.ca Israel is extremely worried that Iran would develop a nuclear bomb …

_____ (2021-03-24). When Rank And File Postal Workers Whipped Bosses, Union Leaders, And Richard Nixon. popularresistance.org The day after St. Patrick's Day in New York City was often little more than an intense, city-wide hangover. But on March 18, 1970 residents of the Big Apple awoke to more than just a headache. Thousands of local Postal workers were on the picket line in defiance of both Federal Law which prohibited strikes by government employees and their own union leadership. Within days business in the commercial and financial center of the nation ground to a halt in those pre-electronic communications days and the strike spread to more than 30 cities with 200,000 off the job. It was a big deal. A very big deal.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-03-24). On 10th Anniversary of the U.S.-NATO Attack on Libya: Powerful Perpetrators Have Yet to Face Justice. globalresearch.ca On this day ten years ago, the Obama administration launched air …

_____ (2021-03-24). A Community-Centered Response To Violence Against Asian Americans. popularresistance.org On March 16, eight people were killed at three different spas in North Georgia including six Asian women. We are heartbroken by these murders, which come at a time when Asian American communities are already grappling with the traumatic violence against Asian Americans nationwide, fueled by the United States' long history of white supremacy, systemic racism, and gender-based violence. | As we collectively grieve and respond to this tragedy, we must lead with the needs of those most directly impacted at the center: the victims and their families.

Amanda Abrams (2021-03-24). A new home for activists, and a new way of building in communities. nationofchange.org "If you're really interested in changing things—if you want to say you're being proactively anti-racist—you'll have to go out of your comfort zones and the confines of the project."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-24). Nine years after family members were killed in US drone strikes, Yemeni men seek justice in Germany. peoplesdispatch.org Ahmed and Khalid bin Ali Jaber filed an appeal in the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany in a case dealing with the death of two of their family members in a US drone strike in August 2012 that was launched from a base in Germany…

Dean Baker (2021-03-24). More on Open-Source Versus Patent Monopoly Financing of Drug Development. cepr.net It is often said that intellectuals have a hard time dealing with new ideas. Unfortunately, for purposes of public debate, open-source government funding of drug development is a new idea, and people in policy positions seem to be having a very hard time understanding it. So, I will try to write this post in a …

Steven Sahiounie (2021-03-24). Terrorists Launch a Deadly Missile Attack on Aleppo. globalresearch.ca On Mother's Day in Syria, Sunday, March 21, the terrorists in …

AbolishAPD Collective (2021-03-24). Ello & the Law of the Mall. counterpunch.org This is the fourth of five AbolishAPD profiles of people constantly harassed by the Albuquerque Police Department. Our profiles are based on police records. They are stories of policing written by cops. This is how cops see their work, and we call it what it is: violence work that maintains the class & racial order

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-03-24). Despite Official Denials Racist Violence Against Asians Continues in the United States. globalresearch.ca March is International Women's History Month and the threats towards oppressed …

Editorial La Jornada (2021-03-24). Migración: Convergencia México y Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca Hoy llega a nuestro país una delegación gubernamental de alto nivel procedente de Washington con el fin de dialogar con las autoridades mexicanas sobre la definición de un curso de acción efectivo y humanitario sobre migración. | El grupo está integrado…

ARG Medios (2021-03-24). Nora Cortiñas: The mother of all struggles. peoplesdispatch.org On the anniversary of the coup d'état which installed the last civic-military dictatorship in Argentina, ARG Medios spoke to Nora Cortiñas about how waging resistance in the midst of brutal repression…

progressive (2021-03-24). Is It Still Too Soon to Reopen Schools in Chicago? progressive.org Though the Chicago Teachers Union agreed to a reopening plan in early March, many educators say that it's not enough to ensure safe classrooms.

_____ (2021-03-24). Mountain Valley Pipeline Extracts One Tree Sitter At Yellow Finch Blockade. popularresistance.org Elliston, VA – On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021, police extracted one of two tree sitters at the Yellow Finch blockade in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. A large crane was used to reach the tree sit from Yellow Finch Lane and extract the sitter, who had locked themself to the tree. They were arrested, charged with trespassing, and are being held without bond (set by the Montgomery County magistrate). Today is day 931 of the Yellow Finch Tree sits. As of 9: 00 p.m., the second tree sitter remains in their blockade.

Anish R M (2021-03-24). Section 112 and rubber bullets: Thai state revives tools of repression amidst growing protests. peoplesdispatch.org With the slapping of lèse-majesté charges against protesters and the use of rubber bullets, the Thai government is bringing back the usual means of repression against the new wave of protests sweeping Bangkok in 2021…

Prof. Ola Tunander (2021-03-24). Silently Disciplining Research. "Freedom of Speech Is the Right to Scrutinize Power and Society" globalresearch.ca Researchers who question the legitimacy of US wars, seem to experience …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-24). Public sector employees across India strike against govt's privatization plans. peoplesdispatch.org From March 15-18, public sector employees in India demonstrated and went on strikes against privatization and disinvestment. The Narendra Modi-led BJP govt in India announced a target of achieving disinvestment worth Rs. 1.75 trillion (~USD 24 billion) in this fiscal year. Trade unions and farmers unions also protested in solidarity against the Modi-led govt's plans of large scale disinvestment.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-24). Palestinian prisoner Maher Abu Rayan launches hunger strike against Israeli medical neglect. peoplesdispatch.org 43-year-old Maher Abu Rayan is serving a 25-year prison term and is suffering from multiple health issues as a direct result of the extremely violent fashion in which he was arrested in 2003…

splcenter (2021-03-24). Extremism in the Ranks: SPLC testifies to Congress about persistence of white supremacist activity in military. splcenter.org &nbsp…

William Boardman (2021-03-24). Yemen's Blood Is on US Hands, and Still the US Lies About the War. dissidentvoice.org Six years ago, on March 26, 2015, the US green-lighted and provided logistical support for the Saudi bombing of Yemen that continues on a daily basis. The US/Saudi war, which includes as allies the several members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, is an undeclared war, illegal under international law, and an endless crime against humanity. …

Sierra Club (2021-03-24). New report: World's 60 largest banks have poured $3.8 trillion into fossil fuels since Paris Agreement; climate groups sound alarm as financing for fossil fuel expansion continues to rise. nationofchange.org Even amidst the global economic downturn, fossil fuel financing numbers were higher in 2020 than 2016.

Johanna Kichton (2021-03-24). People's Action Announces First Slate of 2021 Municipal Endorsements. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today endorsed its first slate of 10 city-level candidates for election. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People's Action People's Platform once elected. Each of these candidates is also endorsed by one of People's Action member organizations: One People's Campaign, …

José Blanco (2021-03-24). México — Conflicto y expectativa. globalizacion.ca El panorama social, económico y político de México está, como en otros tiempos, poblado de símbolos y tensiones. Emergen salidas posibles en medio de trabazones múltiples. El nudo central de hoy es la energía eléctrica, la insolencia de las empresas…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-24). 43 coal miners killed in last 3 months in Pakistan. peoplesdispatch.org Union leaders blame institutional apathy and continued reliance on the contract system for the deaths more than forty miners in the last three months in the southwestern Balochistan province…

Utibe Effiong (2021-03-24). Raising the minimum wage is a health issue, too. nationofchange.org Study after study has linked higher income to better health.

teleSUR (2021-03-24). The Biden Administration Is Weighing Corporate Tax Increase. telesurenglish.net U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday mentioned that President Joe Biden is considering an increase in the corporate income tax rate, as one of the tax proposals to offset the cost of the upcoming long-term investment plans. | RELATED: | "I think a package that consists of investment in people, investments in infrastructure, will help to create the jobs in the American economy and changes to the tax struc…

_____ (2021-03-24). Migrant Worker Women Submit First Petition Against The US Under USMCA. popularresistance.org Maritza Perez and Adareli Ponce have filed the first-ever petition against the U.S. under the USMCA in a pivotal moment for the fight to end gender discrimination against migrant worker women on temporary labor migration programs. The petition was signed by a binational coalition of allies led by CDM. | Migrant worker women are denied jobs, channeled into lower-paying roles and exposed to gender-based violence at their workplace. They've fought for justice, demanding the U.S. government put in place enforcement measures that ensure equity and dignity for migrant worker women.

Ralph Nader (2021-03-24). Reporters' Alert: Launching a New Website Part II. counterpunch.org Reporters at major newspapers and magazines are hard to reach by telephone. Today it is increasingly hard to converse with them about timely scoops, leads, gaps in coverage, and corrections to published articles. We just started an online webpage: Reporter's Alert. From time to time, we will use Reporter's Alert to present suggestions for important reporting on topics

Lindsay Larris (2021-03-24). The Future of Wolves in the American West. counterpunch.org A series of recent events in multiple states makes far too clear that gray wolves need our help. Despite abundant scientific data indicating that this keystone species remains largely absent from much of its historic range in the American West, gray wolves were removed from the list of species protected under the Endangered Species Act

Joe Emersberger (2021-03-24). To Western Media, Prosecuting Bolivian Coup Leaders Is Worse Than Leading a Coup. zcomm.org Removing the threat of US -backed coups from the world will involve a constant struggle against Western media and the sources they present to us as reliable…

John Clamp (2021-03-24). 2021: A Global Pandemic, New Wars, and New Refugees. counterpunch.org It's been a tough year for the world's refugees. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit them hard, and not just because refugees represent a vulnerable, often closely-packed cohort. Governments the world over have pressed the pause button on their societies, imposing lockdowns and strict rules of association that even those with their own homes and stocked

Eduardo Paz Rada (2021-03-24). Las responsabilidades históricas de Evo Morales. globalizacion.ca En la actualidad política boliviana se presenta una interrogante fundamental sobre las responsabilidades de Evo Morales Ayma, Jefe Nacional del Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS), en relación al futuro del proceso de liberación nacional y de la Revolución Boliviana tomando en…

Víctor M. Toledo (2021-03-24). La nueva ciencia es subversiva. globalizacion.ca En diciembre de 2012 un investigador de sistemas complejos llamado Brad Werner, de la Uni ≠versidad de California en San Diego, presentó, con la ca ≠bellera pintada de rosa, su conferencia en el congreso anual de la Unión Geofísica Estadunidense celebrada en…

Jorge Elbaum (2021-03-24). El escorpión y la rana: Biden, la supremacía belicista. globalizacion.ca El documento de seguridad estratégica presentado por Joe Biden y el regreso al belicismo globalista. | El último miércoles el presidente de Estados Unidos Joe Biden calificó a su par ruso Vladimir Putin como un asesino y al líder chino Xi…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-24). Prize-winning students share learning and teaching research. imperial.ac.uk Students from the MEd in University Learning and Teaching have presented their research projects to colleagues from across the College.

teleSUR (2021-03-24). The US Knew All About the 1976 Coup Plot in Argentina. telesurenglish.net On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the military coup in Argentina this Wednesday, documents declassified by the National Security Archive (NSA) indicate that the U.S. government was aware of the plots led by coup leader Jorge Videla in 1976. | RELATED: | Cables signed by the former U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Robert Hill showed early meetings with coup instigator Emilio Massera who was a member of the Mi…

Joan Walsh (2021-03-24). What Janet Yellen Can Do at Treasury. thenation.com What Janet Yellen Can Do at Treasury…

Jonathan Cook (2021-03-24). We Are Living Through a Time of Fear — Not Just of the Virus, but of Each Other. globalresearch.ca Welcome to the age of fear. Nothing is more corrosive of …

Jonathan Cook (2021-03-24). We are living through a time of fear — not just of the virus, but of each other. zcomm.org Once fear takes hold, populations risk agreeing to hand back rights, won over decades or centuries, that were the sole, meagre limit on the power of elites to ransack the common wealth…

Kenneth Surin (2021-03-24). The UK's Military Show Time. counterpunch.org Readers of any reliable news outlet will probably be aware that the UK's Brexit rollout has been little short of a disaster. Adding to the catalogue of Brexit failures, the UK is now being sued by the EU for extending unilaterally a grace period on food imports to the island of Ireland, where the EU

Manlio Dinucci (2021-03-24). Por qué la OTAN destruyó Libia ‚Äéhace 10 años‚Äé. globalizacion.ca Aunque el Pentágono ya había emprendido su estrategia de destrucción de todos ‚Äélos Estados en los países del Medio Oriente ampliado, la destrucción de Libia fue ‚Äéresultado de una maniobra urgente de orden financiero. ‚Äé | Hace 10 años, el 19…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-03-24). US Hypersonic Missiles in Europe Five Minutes from Moscow. globalresearch.ca About six years ago, when we titled "Are the missiles returning …

Peter Koenig (2021-03-24). "The Big Picture" Is Ignored in the COVID Debate. What Is the End Game? globalresearch.ca What is the "Big Picture" of Covid-19, alias SARS-CoV-2 ? — …

Peter Koenig (2021-03-24). The Big Picture is Ignored in the Covid Debate. dissidentvoice.org What is the "Big Picture" of Covid-19, alias SARS-CoV-2 ? Is it what we could also call the end-game, or what Aldous Huxley called the "Brave New World" (1932), science-fiction — gradually turning into reality in the form of the UN Agenda 2030 — with the implementing tool of the Bill Gates created Agenda ID2020 …

Peter Koenig (2021-03-24). Beware of RNA-based Vaccines. Potentially Serious Injuries. The Risk of Prion Disease. globalresearch.ca First published on March 1, 2021 | Remember "

Jim Miles (2021-03-24). "The Lion and the Eagle": The Interaction of the British and American Empires (1783-1972). globalresearch.ca The 200 year historical span of Kathleen Burk's "The Lion and …

Khaled Iskef (2021-03-24). Will Turkey Give Up and Bring Back the Syrian Militants from Libya? globalresearch.ca A security source in Tripoli said that all the Syrian mercenaries …

Staff (2021-03-24). How the NRA's Radical Anti-Gun-Control Ideology Became GOP Dogma & Still Warps Debate. democracynow.org The massacre in a Boulder grocery store came just after a Colorado judge ruled in favor of the National Rifle Association's challenge to the city's ban on assault weapons, which was passed in 2018 after this type of weapon was used in the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Despite increasingly regular mass shootings, the NRA has pushed for expanded gun rights since the 1970s and insisted that more guns, not fewer, would prevent gun deaths. "The NRA's ideology is something that they've convinced the overwhelming majority of elected officials in the GOP, especially on the national level, to believe," says investig…

Staff (2021-03-24). How Australia Ended Regular Mass Shootings: Gun Reforms After 1996 Massacre Could Be Model for U.S. democracynow.org As the United States struggles to make sense of two new mass shootings — in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado — we look at one country that fought to change its culture of gun violence and succeeded. In April of 1996, a gunman opened fire on tourists in Port Arthur, Tasmania, killing 35 people and wounding 23 more. Just 12 days after the grisly attack and the public outcry it sparked, Australia announced new gun control measures. "We had a massacre about once a year," Rebecca Peters, an international arms control advocate and one of the leaders of the campaign to reform Australia's gun laws, tol…

Washington Uranga (2021-03-24). Uniones homosexuales y moralismos clericales. globalizacion.ca El pasado 15 de marzo la Congregación para la Doctrina de la Fe (CDF) del Vaticano emitió un documento de respuesta ("responsum") aludiendo a una consulta que supuestamente se le formuló acerca de las bendiciones de "las uniones de las…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-03-24). Thursday 4/29: Aviva Chomsky & Mickey Huff: Central America's Forgotten History. indybay.org Online webinar…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-03-24). Tuesday 4/20: Dave Cook & Jeff Chang: Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Hip-Hop History. indybay.org Online webinar…

Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded by Prison Radio (2021-03-24). Mumia Abu-Jamal's Thank You Message to Supporters. indybay.org Mumia Abu-Jamal's COVID symptoms have improved but the severe debilitating skin condition persists. Mumia is now back in general population and he does not currently require hospitalization. However, Mumia needs continued monitoring, and he must not be shackled during future hospitalization.

Mario Candeias (2021-03-24). Crisis of Privatization – Return of Public Space. indybay.org The water supply for the population of Paris is to be | completely restored to public ownership from 2009 on, | as the Socialist mayor Delanoe announced on June 2nd | 2008… Adam Smith already advocated that such "public goods" have to be provided by the state.2…

Zachary Conti (2021-03-24). IMF Announces $650 Billion in Emergency Reserves Needed to Confront Pandemic Crisis. indybay.org The International Monetary Fund announced $650 billion in emergency reserve funds are needed to confront the global coronavirus health and economic crisis.

Norman Solomon (2021-03-24). The Urgent Need for a Biden-Putin Summit. indybay.org The current reckless abandon of diplomacy…

Michael Webster (2021-03-24). The Ultimate Gold Panning & Proespecting Guide. indybay.org First, let's talk about the proper equipment, and of course the first thing you need is a good gold pan.

David Giesen (2021-03-24). Saturday 3/27: Women's History Month film series discussion. indybay.org ZOOM: zoom.us/j/94442843563?pwd=Mk5nRE5ERnJkbT…

WSWS Repost (2021-03-24). School reopening deals approved in Los Angeles and Oakland as unions stifle opposition. indybay.org Those who did vote in "favor" were told repeatedly by the unions that they had no choice but to vote for the agreements.

CA Academy of Sciences SF (2021-03-24). Thursday 4/22: Earth Day for the People w/ California Academy of Sciences SF. indybay.org OnLine via livestream…

CCSF Cinema Department (2021-03-24). Friday 5/14: City Shorts Film Festival from CCSF Cinema Department. indybay.org Virtual Screening through the Roxie Theater!

Labor Video Project (2021-03-24). US Labor, The Fight Against Racist Attacks & Xenophobia With Kent Wong UCLA Labor Center. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews Kent Wong, Director of the UCLA Labor Center and a founder of the Asian Pacifica Labor Alliance. He discusses the growing racist attacks, the history of anti-Asian racism and xenophobia.

Common Cause (2021-03-24). Wednesday 3/24: For The People Act (S.1) Hearing Watch Party w/ Common Cause. indybay.org Online event…

_____ (2021-03-24). Garment Workers Have Won Billions In Stolen Wages. popularresistance.org In March 2020, Amanda Lee McCarty was laid off from her job. | For years, she had been working in the fashion industry as a buyer and product developer. But as COVID-19 cases surged and lockdown orders were implemented across the world, retailers were faced with a dramatic plummet in consumer demand for clothing. McCarty, who had been the sole breadwinner in her family for most of her life, was left without a steady income or health insurance. | McCarty wasn't the only one in the global apparel industry whose future was thrust into uncertainty. | Thousands of miles away, in countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka an…

MEE correspondent (2021-03-24). Suez Canal: Egypt's race to unblock the passage. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Egypt's race to unblock the passage | Canal authority tells MEE it expects traffic to resume as normal soon as global prices of oil and shipping rise | Wed, 03/24/2021 – 16: 32 | A part of the Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given (Evergreen), a 400-metre- (1,300-foot-)long and 59-metre wide vessel, lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across the Suez Canal (AFP) | Egyptian authori…

Pip Hinman (2021-03-24). Remembering Jack Mundey, father of the green bans. greenleft.org.au Former Builders Labourer's Federation leader Jack Mundey, who pioneered the green ban, was given a rousing state send off at Sydney Town Hall. Rachel Evans reports.

Pip Hinman (2021-03-24). Extinction Rebellion demands urgent action on climate. greenleft.org.au Extinction Rebellion organised a series of civil disobedience actions in Perth, calling for urgent action to stop climate change. Alex Salmon reports.

Pip Hinman (2021-03-24). Precarious workers hung out to dry. greenleft.org.au Resourcing precariously employed workers to become organised, to gain a voice and to demand change, means changing the way unions organise, writes Josh Cullinan.

Pip Hinman (2021-03-24). End the deep-seated, dangerous sexist man-bonding in federal parliament. greenleft.org.au Reporting a male Coalition staffer's bad behaviour as "lewd" downplays the systematic nature of sexism and misogyny, argues Alison Pennington.

Pip Hinman (2021-03-24). Remembering Jack Mundey father of the green bans. greenleft.org.au Former Builders Labourer's Federation leader Jack Mundey, who pioneered the green ban, was given a rousing state send off at Sydney Town Hall. Rachel Evans reports.

Pip Hinman (2021-03-24). Remembering Jack Mundey: 'The only thing standing between homes, buildings and the wrecking ball'. greenleft.org.au Former Builders Labourer's Federation leader Jack Mundey, who pioneered the green ban, was given a rousing state send off at Sydney Town Hall. Rachel Evans reports.

RT (2021-03-24). Boris Johnson says forced vaccination for care home staff 'responsible', but demanding jab certs from pub-goers 'up to landlords'. rt.com Care-home bosses mulling mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for staff are acting responsibly, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, although he refused to say whether pubs should bar punters who haven't been jabbed. | Johnson said on Wednesday the concept of vaccine certification "should not be totally alien to us" as he was asked by a committee of MPs about its use in care settings and the hospitality sector as the UK emerges from lockdown. | "We've seen what happened in care homes," the PM said, referring to the rapid spread of the virus in elderly residences, where Covid deaths accounted for as many as…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-24). COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy could lead to thousands of extra deaths. imperial.ac.uk Hesitancy around COVID-19 vaccines could lead to thousands of extra deaths over a two-year period, Imperial epidemiologists show.

Andrew Joseph (2021-03-24). Fauci and U.S. Officials Say AstraZeneca Released 'Outdated Information' from COVID-19 Vaccine Trial. globalresearch.ca This Report by Stat News focusses on statements by Anthony Fauci …

Dr. Sadaf Gilani (2021-03-24). Synthetic mRNA COVID Vaccines: A Risk-Benefit Analysis. globalresearch.ca First published in February 2021 | With a "vaccine" based on untested …

Dr. Simone Gold (2021-03-24). Video: Dr. Simone Gold — The Truth About the COVID-19 Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Dr. Simone Gold of America's Frontline Doctors shared information about the …

David Rosen (2021-03-24). Atlanta Shootings: Sex, Race & the Politics of Repression. counterpunch.org One of the earliest media reports about the Atlanta-area shootings quoted the Cherokee County spokesperson Baker who said that Long "apparently has an issue, what he considers a sex addiction, and sees these locations … [as] a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate." He noted that Long was "pretty much fed up and kind of at the end of his rope." And added, "Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did."

RT (2021-03-24). Plastics, other chemical pollutants are SHRINKING PENIS SIZES and reducing fertility, imperiling human race, scientist claims. rt.com Exposure to plastics and other chemical hazards of modern life is reducing penis sizes and sperm counts, eroding fertility to the extent that the future of the human race is imperiled, a top epidemiologist claims in her new book. | "Simply put, we're living in an age of reproductive reckoning that is having reverberating effects across the planet," Dr Shanna Swan wrote in her book 'Count Down.' She added, | "The current state of reproductive affairs can't continue much longer without threatening human survival." | Swan is a leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologist who has studied declining sperm…

South Front (2021-03-24). Video: The Brand New Space Race. "Who Will Reach Mars First, Who Will Colonize the Moon" globalresearch.ca The brand-new space race is upon us. | It moves into two …

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-03-24). After a Year Under Lockdown, Will Our Freedoms Survive the Tyranny of COVID-19? dissidentvoice.org The remedy is worse than the disease. — Francis Bacon One way or another, the majority of Americans will survive COVID-19. It remains to be seen, however, whether our freedoms will survive the tyranny of the government's heavy-handed response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, now that the government has gotten a taste for flexing its …

John W. Whitehead (2021-03-24). After a Year Under Lockdown, Will Our Freedoms Survive the Tyranny of COVID-19? globalresearch.ca "The remedy is worse than the disease."—Francis Bacon | One way or …

Lily Galili (2021-03-24). Israel elections: Netanyahu has to marry strange bedfellows if he wants to form a government. middleeasteye.net Israel elections: Netanyahu has to marry strange bedfellows if he wants to form a government | The prime minister's chances of forming a government appear pinned on a Palestinian party and a racist Jewish supremacist | Wed, 03/24/2021 – 13: 29 | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud party, addresses supporters at the party campaign headquarters in Jerusalem (AFP) | The unbelievab…

MEE staff (2021-03-24). US urges Turkey to give up Russian S-400 missile defence system. middleeasteye.net US urges Turkey to give up Russian S-400 missile defence system | Secretary of State Antony Blinken tells Turkish counterpart to scrap air defence system in first face-to-face meeting at Nato summit | Wed, 03/24/2021 – 16: 04 | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken greets Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the Nato headquarters on 23 March (AFP/File photo) | US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has t…

MEE staff (2021-03-24). US to begin strategic talks with Iraq, plan combat troop pullout. middleeasteye.net US to begin strategic talks with Iraq, plan combat troop pullout | First bilateral meetings between Washington and Baghdad under Biden administration will focus on security and trade | Wed, 03/24/2021 – 18: 37 | American soldiers taking position around US embassy in Baghdad during a protest against US air strikes in western Iraq, on 31 December 2019 (AFP photo/HO/US embassy) | The United States is to resume st…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-24). Egypt: Giant container ship still stuck in Suez Canal. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Giant container ship still stuck in Suez Canal | The incident has brought marine traffic to a halt along one of the world's busiest trade routes | Wed, 03/24/2021 – 07: 29 | Images showed the Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given, a 400m long and 59m wide vessel, lodged sideways and impeding all traffic (AFP) | The container ship stranded in the Suez Canal is still grounded and canal authoriti…

MEE staff (2021-03-24). Saudi-led coalition allows fuel ships to dock at Yemen's Hodeidah port. middleeasteye.net Saudi-led coalition allows fuel ships to dock at Yemen's Hodeidah port | Move comes after renewed calls from US lawmakers for Saudi Arabia to lift its air and sea blockade | Wed, 03/24/2021 – 15: 07 | UN data shows food imports through ports of Hodeidah and Saleef dropped by 200,000 tonnes a month in February (AFP) | The Saudi-led coalition has cleared four fuel ships to dock at Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeida…

MEE staff (2021-03-24). Gunmen assassinate ICC-wanted commander in Libya's Benghazi. middleeasteye.net Gunmen assassinate ICC-wanted commander in Libya's Benghazi | Mahmoud al-Werfalli had been indicted by the International Criminal Court over war crimes | Wed, 03/24/2021 – 17: 42 | Werfalli was a top commander in Khalifa Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (AFP) | A prominent Libyan commander who was wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes was assassinated on Wednesday, local medi…

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-03-24). Mansour Abbas, the Islamist leader who could be Israel's kingmaker. middleeasteye.net Mansour Abbas, the Islamist leader who could be Israel's kingmaker | Abbas has called on Palestinians inside Israel to rethink their political alliances and be open to Jewish parties | Wed, 03/24/2021 – 15: 43 | Mansour Abbas, head of a conservative Islamic party, the United Arab List, or Raam, in its Hebrew acronym, 23 March 2021 (AFP) | Mansour Abbas, the Islamist, conservative…

Alex MacDonald (2021-03-24). Egypt's Suez Canal: Why does its closure matter? middleeasteye.net Egypt's Suez Canal: Why does its closure matter? | Grounding of massive container vessel Ever Given in the Suez Canal once again highlights importance of shipping route | Wed, 03/24/2021 – 09: 40 | Undated photo of freighters passing through the Suez Canal (AFP) | The Suez Canal has played a major role in world affairs for many decades now. | Ownership of the canal has been an important symbol o…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-24). Egypt's Suez Canal blocked as tug boats work to free giant ship. middleeasteye.net Egypt's Suez Canal blocked as tug boats work to free giant ship | The incident has brought marine traffic to a halt along one of the world's busiest trade routes | Wed, 03/24/2021 – 07: 29 | Images showed the Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given, a 400m long and 59m wide vessel, lodged sideways and impeding all traffic (AFP) | Eight tug boats were attempting on Wednesday to free a 400m-long containe…

Ian Cobain (2021-03-24). UK terrorism watchdog defends journalists' right to refuse police demands. middleeasteye.net UK terrorism watchdog defends journalists' right to refuse police demands | Independent reviewer cites concerns over police use of court orders to demand reporters' footage and notes of interviews with suspected Islamic State members | Wed, 03/24/2021 – 17: 20 | Neil Basu, head of counter-terrorism policing in the UK, addresses journalists outside Metropolitan Police's New Scotland Yard headquarters in 2018…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-24). Egypt: Container ship blocks Suez Canal due to 'gust of wind'. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Container ship blocks Suez Canal due to 'gust of wind' | The incident has brought marine traffic to a halt along one of the world's busiest trade routes | Wed, 03/24/2021 – 07: 29 | Images showed the Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given, a 400m long and 59m wide vessel, lodged sideways and impeding all traffic (AFP) | A giant container ship has ran aground in the Suez Canal after a gust of wi…

F. William Engdahl (2021-03-24). "El gran reinicio" está aquí: siga el dinero. "Bloqueo demencial" de la economía global, "La agenda verde" globalizacion.ca La reorganización de arriba hacia abajo de la economía mundial por parte de una camarilla de corporativistas tecnocráticos, liderada por el grupo alrededor del Foro Económico Mundial de Davos, el llamado Gran Reinicio o Agenda 2030 de la ONU, no…

Lee Siu Hin (2021-03-24). Vacunas: China contra el mundo occidental. workers.org 23 de febrero — China y Rusia se encuentran entre los primeros países del mundo en vacunar a las personas [contra COVID-19], según el sitio web Our World in Data. Para el 15 de diciembre de 2020, al menos 1,5 millones de chinos habían recibido un golpe. Estados Unidos y . . . |

Aram Aharonian (2021-03-24). Mercosur, 30 años de manoseos del ideal integracionista. globalizacion.ca Con la excusa de la emergencia de la pandemia del Covid-19, la presidencia protempore argentina del Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosur) comunicó a los mandatarios de Brasil, Paraguay y Uruguay que el encuentro por la conmemoración de los 30 años…

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein (2021-03-24). En contra del despotismo y en defensa de la Carta de Naciones Unidas. globalizacion.ca En fechas recientes, varios países de la región han sido estremecidos por violentas manifestaciones de descontento social que han conllevado a la movilización de centenares de miles de ciudadanos que protestan por la ausencia o carencia de libertades democráticas, el…

Jorge Marchini (2021-03-24). 30 años del Mercosur, hora de balance y reconsideración de sus perspectivas. globalizacion.ca Un aniversario que completa una década siempre puede ser una oportunidad o una excusa para el balance y la reflexión de evolución, resultados y perspectivas de sueños y proyectos de una sociedad. Puede ser por ello particularmente atinado hacer un…

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-03-24). Una injusticia contra Bolsonaro (una gota de ironía en medio del horror). globalizacion.ca A raíz de la precipitación de los medios brasileños, o quizá su incapacidad de comprensión, el ultraderechista presidente Jair Bolsonaro se transforma cada vez más en una evidente víctima de una seguidilla de injusticias. | Este lunes, por ejemplo, fue unánime…

Fernando del Corro (2021-03-24). A 45 años del inicio del período más trágico de la historia argentina. globalizacion.ca Desde el día anterior seguramente muchos ya lo sabíamos. Un ya fallecido integrante de las Fuerzas Armadas me lo había confiado. Me citó en un bar de Corrientes y Leandro N. Alem, a pocas cuadras de la Casa de Gobierno….

Peter Boyle (2021-03-24). Podcast: Why is Australia so soft in its response to the military coup in Myanmar? greenleft.org.au Why is Australia so soft in its response to the military coup in Myanmar? Jamie Parker speaks to Green Left about this question.

Emir Sader (2021-03-24). El gobierno de Bolsonaro ha terminado øY ahora qué? globalizacion.ca En este artículo el autor sostiene que el gobierno de Bolsonaro ha llegado a su fin por incapacidad e ineptitud… | Bolsonaro atraviesa su peor momento -hasta ahora- en la presidencia de Brasil. La convergencia de varios factores proyecta una perspectiva…

Global Research News (2021-03-24). Selected Articles: Who Are the 10 Biggest Pandemic Profiteers? globalresearch.ca By A year ago, the Institute for Policy Studies published "Billionaire Bonanza 2020: Wealth Windfalls, Tumbling Taxes and Pandemic Profiteers," and began tracking billionaire wealth …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-24). Podcast: COVID-19 human trials, air pollution monitoring and better plastics. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: Launching human challenge trials for COVID-19, a new air pollution monitoring network for London, and fully biodegradable plastics.

Lisa Torio (2021-03-24). 'Hopefully This Will All Be Over Soon' and Other Evasions. thenation.com 'Hopefully This Will All Be Over Soon' and Other Evasions…

Katie Fitzpatrick (2021-03-24). Kazuo Ishiguro at the End of the End of History. thenation.com Kazuo Ishiguro at the End of the End of History…

Dave Zirin (2021-03-24). Appreciating the Legend of Elgin Baylor. thenation.com Appreciating the Legend of Elgin Baylor…

Ullekh N.P. (2021-03-24). The Modi Government Is a Regime of Low-Intensity Terror. thenation.com The Modi Government Is a Regime of Low-Intensity Terror…

Colin Todhunter (2021-03-24). Walmart, Amazon and the Colonial Deindustrialization of India. zcomm.org The government is facilitating the dominance of giant corporations, not least through digital or e-commerce platforms, to control the entire value chain…

Scott Cooper (2021-03-24). Teamsters Strike Detroit-Area Bottling Plant. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Left Voice Teamsters have been on strike at the Keurig/Dr. Pepper/7-Up Bottling Company for more than a week in a suburb that borders on the western edge of Detroit. The workers of Local 337 — who have been working throughout the Covid-19 pandemic — began picketing

William rivers Pitt (2021-03-24). Don't Prolong COVID by Pretending It Is Over. zcomm.org We could wind up all the way back to where we started, but with a million dead to contemplate in the obsidian darkness of another long winter…

Todd Miller (2021-03-24). The Greater the Disaster, the Greater the Profits. zcomm.org The Border-Industrial Complex in…

Brett Wilkins (2021-03-24). Activists Welcome Cancellation of Texas LNG Terminal. zcomm.org "There's more work to do to ensure other proposed fracked gas export terminals… are never built, but today we celebrate this important victory for our people and our environment."

Stephen Soldz (2021-03-24). American Psychological Association, Guantanamo, and Torture. zcomm.org It is vital for the profession of psychology to learn lessons from the involvement of APA leaders and some of its members in the abusive and otherwise problematic activities of the military and intelligence community post-9/11…

Anand Naidoo (2021-03-24). The Heat: Afghanistan Crisis. america.cgtn.com Afghan President Ashraf Ghani reportedly balks at a U.S. proposal that would replace the current administration with an interim government.