2021-03-25: News Headlines

Andy Kroll (2021-03-25). Moving on from the War on Terror? tomdispatch.com In the first two months of Joe Biden's presidency, you could feel the country holding its breath. Sheltered in place, hidden behind masks, unsure about whether to trust in a safe-from-pandemic future, we are nonetheless beginning to open our eyes collectively. As part of this reemergence, a wider array of issues — those beyond Covid-19 — are once again starting to enter public consciousness. Domestically, attempts to repress (or preserve) voting rights have been consuming activists and dominating headlines, along with this country's missing infrastructure and a need to raise the minimum wage. The fore…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-25). What can India learn from its response to the pandemic? peoplesdispatch.org It has been one year since the Narendra Modi government in India imposed a nationwide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the largest and one of the most strictest lockdowns anywhere in the world. Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about what the past year has been like in terms of India's response to the pandemic.

_____ (2021-03-25). The Rural South Lost 13 Hospitals In 2020. popularresistance.org For the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center, the last straw was the COVID-19 pandemic, which strained the critical access hospital's already-precarious finances past the breaking point. In Florida, two hospitals closed inpatient non-emergency services after being bought out by the HCA hospital chain. In Tennessee and West Virginia, financial problems combined with the strain of the pandemic led two more rural hospitals to shut their doors. | Of the 20 rural hospitals that closed in 2020, 13 were in the South, according to data from the Sheps Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which d…

H. Patricia Hynes (2021-03-25). On Tax Day, the Billionaires must Start Paying their Fair Share. juancole.com Greenfield, Mass. (Special to Informed Comment) — On Tax Day, there's more than one elephant in the room, and they're all in mansions. Elephants occupy the bulging mansions of 657 American billionaires, 43 of them new this past pandemic year. Their combined wealth soared to $4.2 trillion — up $1.3 trillion — between March 21, …

Chuck Collins (2021-03-25). Who are the 10 Biggest Pandemic Profiteers? counterpunch.org One year ago, the Institute for Policy Studies published "Billionaire Bonanza 2020: Wealth Windfalls, Tumbling Taxes and Pandemic Profiteers," and began tracking billionaire wealth gains as unemployment surged. We teamed up with Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) to track the wealth growth of America's billionaires over the last year. This report summarizes the extraordinary growth

Swiss Policy Research (2021-03-25). Facts About COVID-19. globalresearch.ca "The only means to fight the plague is honesty." (Albert Camus, …

Phillip W. Magness (2021-03-25). The Many Variants of Fauci's Mutating COVID Advice. globalresearch.ca In an explosive Senate hearing on March 18,

Telesur (2021-03-25). Video: China's COVID-19 Health Passport. globalresearch.ca This is a report by TeleSur which points to the fact …

Workers World Party (2021-03-25). PDF of March 25 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Sorrow & solidarity for Asian communities Centerfold: 50+ Actions for Bessemer Amazon workers Women's History Month: Trans & women's liberation Gender solidarity Paris Commune's courageous women. More on anti-Asian violence: Chinese workers' history in U.S. Unions denounce murders Philly Asian communities respond Editorials: The blame game; COVID . . . |

Michael Felsen (2021-03-25). Listen to Workers on COVID-19. progressive.org When workplaces become coronavirus hotspots, the virus spreads to our neighborhoods and communities.

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-03-25). For Sunday Shows, Border Is 'Political Crisis,' Not Humanitarian Emergency. fair.org Increasing numbers of migrants are attempting to cross the US/Mexico border, and unaccompanied children and teenagers are exceeding the capacities of government-run detention facilities. The right has declared a crisis, and national corporate media have largely followed suit. Department of Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas appeared on five of the six Sunday Beltway talk …

Juan Cole (2021-03-25). A New History of the Prophet of IslamÔ∑∫ — Juan Cole interviewed by Hamza Yusuf. juancole.com Juan Cole interviewed by Hamza Yusuf at Renovatio about the book: Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires Available at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor And Hachette And Barnes and Noble And Amazon Renovatio writes: Can those working in the field of modern academic historical method contribute to new ways of viewing an …

Daniel Dumbrill (2021-03-25). The Xinjiang "Genocide" dissidentvoice.org This is an excerpt from the "American/Canadian Propaganda — a Xinjiang 'Genocide' Panel" video. I encourage you to watch the whole thing, including Max Blumenthal's part. The video can be found here: youtu.be/xdw1Nc6MJRg I've decided to subtitle this portion in both English and Chinese, as I know many overseas Chinese (and Asians in general) are …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-03-25). The Nakba of Sheikh Jarrah: How Israel Uses 'the Law' to Ethnically Cleanse East Jerusalem. dissidentvoice.org A Palestinian man, Atef Yousef Hanaysha, was killed by Israeli occupation forces on March 19 during a weekly protest against illegal Israeli settlement expansion in Beit Dajan, near Nablus, in the northern West Bank. Although tragic, the above news reads like a routine item from occupied Palestine, where shooting and killing unarmed protesters is part …

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-03-25). Venezuela Welcomes UN Resolution Calling to Eliminate Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Calls for sanctions relief are also gaining steam in Washington DC.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-25). After years of blockade, Saudi-led coalition allows four ships to dock at Hodeidah in Yemen. peoplesdispatch.org Four ships carrying gas oil, LPG and fuel oil were allowed to dock at Hodeidah port. The Saudi-led Gulf military coalition's blockade of the city has led to one of the worst humanitarian crisis of the century…

Staff (2021-03-25). Bigger than Bessemer: Workers everywhere must stand up & fight back. therealnews.com Before she testified in front of the Senate Budget Committee about Amazon's exploitative and dehumanizing conditions, Jennifer Bates sat down with TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez to talk about the historic Amazon union drive in Bessemer, Alabama.

Marissa Rodriguez, Jasmin Flores,, Kyle Kennedy (2021-03-25). Workers in San Antonio, Dallas rally in support of Bamazon union. liberationnews.org "Jeff Bezos run and hide — the South is getting organized!"

Alan Macleod (2021-03-25). After 10 Years of Civil War in Syria, US (Quietly) Declares Defeat but Won't Go Home. mintpressnews.com After a decade of bombing, invasions, exoduses and economic strife, it is clear that there are precious few winners in the Syrian Civil War — or from the rest of the Arab Spring, for that matter.

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Bolivia and Mexico Align Positions on the OAS. telesurenglish.net A joint statement by the presidents of Mexico, Andrés M. López Obrador, and Bolivia, Luis Arce Catacora, expresses, concerning the Organization of American States (OAS), that they "will not tolerate interference in internal affairs." | The position of both presidents came on the occasion of the official visit that Arce has been making since yesterday to Mexico and in which the role played by the OAS—especially its Secretary-General, Luis Almagro, who has been accused of contributing to the political and social crisis which led to the coup against the then Bolivian president Evo Morales—emerged.

_____ (2021-03-25). Western Media: Prosecuting Coup Leaders Is Worse Than Leading A Coup. popularresistance.org One can imagine an editor of the London-based Guardian (3/17/21) shaking her head sadly as she typed the headline: "Cycle of Retribution Takes Bolivia's Ex-President From Palace to Prison Cell." The subhead told readers, "Jeanine àÅñez's government once sought to jail the country's former leader Evo Morales for terrorism and sedition—now she faces the same charges." | The Guardian article by Tom Phillips wants us to lament an alleged incapacity of Bolivian governments to stop persecuting opponents once they take office.

_____ (2021-03-25). US Escalates New Cold War As Diplomatic Gloves Come Off. popularresistance.org The new Cold War has escalated over the past week as U.S. attempts to dominate both China and Russia backfired in embarrassing fashion for the Biden administration. Behind The Headlines' Dan Cohen is joined by "Silk and Steel" podcast host Carl Zha to discuss the diplomatic fiasco, how U.S. intelligence and media cornered Biden into denouncing Russia, and the Quad Alliance's political contradictions.

Staff (2021-03-25). Cornel West: Goodbye, Harvard; hello, Union Theological. therealnews.com In a special edition of The Tight Rope, Dr. Cornel West provides closing thoughts on his "ridiculous situation at Harvard" with respect to his being denied tenure at the institution. Join Dr. West and Professor Tricia Rose as they discuss the finality of Dr. West's decision to leave Harvard and return "home" to Union Theological Seminary.

_____ (2021-03-25). The Taliban MLB Franchise Favored To Win It All. popularresistance.org Let the record show that the almighty American military machine was soundly defeated by an enemy that didn't like fighting either in the dark or cold. Talk about bad medicine that's good for a society (somehow still) desperately in need of a decisive case study in the limits of its own power and martial prowess. Enter the tested teachers of the Taliban and Afghanistan (though, ironically, Talib vaguely translates as "student.". | Seriously though, when I commanded a sandbagged shit-hole (in 2011-12) just miles from Talib-ground zero in Kandahar province at the very crest of the Obama-surge and U.S. troop counts […

_____ (2021-03-25). Biden Plans To Stay In Afghanistan Past May 1 Deadline. popularresistance.org The Biden administration is planning to keep U.S. forces in Afghanistan past an agreed-upon May 1 deadline to withdraw, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday to a panel hosted by Foreign Policy. | "It's a general feeling that May 1 is too soon, just logistically," Rep. Adam Smith (D—Wash.) claimed, citing conversations with administration officials. "You cannot pull out ten thousand plus troops in any sort of reasonable way in just six weeks." | Under the terms of the Doha Agreement signed with the Taliban in February 2020, the United States is obligated to pull its forces out of…

Raul Diego (2021-03-25). US, Lobbyists and Arm Dealers Scramble to Reposition Amid Impending Saudi Defeat in Yemen. mintpressnews.com Recent developments in the Yemen war are increasingly pointing to the possibility that Biden's ostensible moves towards peace may simply be an attempt to control the narrative and save face around what is looking like yet another defeat in the long-running American-sponsored global war on terror.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-25). Increasing Nukes and Trimming the Military: Global Britain's Skewed Vision. globalresearch.ca Campaigners for the abolition of nuclear weapons had every reason to …

Fight Back (2021-03-25). Less than 25% of Chicago students opt to return in first month of in-person learning. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On March 19, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) issued a statement, noting, "A coalition of stakeholders – parents, students, educators, community organizations and elected officials – told Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her handpicked Chicago Board of Education for months that parents were choosing to stick with remote learning for their children, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Black and Brown communities that make up the majority of our school district. Today, after a nearly month-long delay, Chicago Public Schools released attendance figures showing that less than 25 percent of student…

Shawn Mack (2021-03-25). Is a mental health crisis the next pandemic? nationofchange.org Whether your share of damage from the pandemic is visible out in the open or not, you need to credit yourself for putting up with it.

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Problems in US Society Exposed as COVID-19 Cases Top 30 Million. telesurenglish.net The United States surpassed 30 million COVID-19 cases and 545,000 deaths on Wednesday, which highlights a catastrophic failure resulting from lack of national leadership, disrespect for science, and inadequacy of public health infrastructure. | RELATED: | Currently, President Joe Biden is trying hard to reverse the pandemic's tragic trajectory left over by Donald Trump's approach. Biden's team has, among other…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-03-25). Russia, China to Resist US but Engagement Is Preferred Option. globalresearch.ca The US President Joe Biden's "killer"

Philip Giraldi (2021-03-25). America Against the World: Everyone Is a "Frenemy". Putin is a "Killer" Russia "Must Pay the Price" globalresearch.ca There are certainly a number of reasons why the United States …

ANSWER Coalition (2021-03-25). National Day of Action March 27: Call It What It Is, a Hate Crime! Stop Anti-Asian Violence, Stop China-Bashing! liberationnews.org The following national call to action was issued by the ANSWER Coalition Join the Sat. March 27 National Day of Action! Endorse the national day of action here Organize an event in your city — register your event here Find local actions in your city: San Francisco, CA A National Day of Action; Asian Empowerment …

teleSUR Desk (2021-03-25). The U.S. knew all about the 1976 coup plot in Argentina. mronline.org "We would like you to succeed… friends should be supported. The sooner you succeed, the better," U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said. | Newswire…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-25). Jordanian security forces crack down on demonstrations on anniversary of 2011 protests. peoplesdispatch.org The protests were called to mark the 10th anniversary of anti-monarchy and pro-democracy protests. Protesters were also demanding an end to the emergency law imposed last year and addressing of several economic issues such as rising unemployment…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-03-25). Hypocrisy: Right-wing GOP liars examine high-tech liars. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Call it the height of hypocrisy: Right-wing Republicans who spread lies and disinformation about "election fraud" on social media last year—and even about fighting the coronavirus this year—are questioning the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter about…spreading lies and disinformation on social media. That's not to say Google's Sundar Pichai, Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook's …

Sameena Rahman (2021-03-25). Ruling by Brazil's highest court exposes political persecution of Lula. liberationnews.org The latest Supreme Federal Tribunal ruling dramatically strengthens the hand of those who are fighting for a Brazil where workers and oppressed people live in dignity.

Albert Bender (2021-03-25). Interior Secretary Haaland already taking giant steps forward for Native America. peoplesworld.org The confirmation on March 15, and the swearing in ceremony on March 18, of dauntless Native American standard-bearer Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI) is truly historic for a myriad of reasons, not the least of which is that historically the DOI functioned as an arm of outright genocide in …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-03-25). Almost 19m workers got jobless benefits through early March. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Almost 19 million workers got state or federal jobless benefits through March 6, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. But that figure doesn't count almost two million more who have applied for the aid in the two weeks since then. The numbers—a total of 20,892,784 workers seeking or getting the aid—show the U.S. is still …

Ariel Dorfman (2021-03-25). The Ghosts of Tortures Past. counterpunch.org It was back in 1984, in Chile, a country then suffering under the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, that I first read the sordid story of the torturer Andrés Valenzuela. A barely tolerated opposition magazine had published an excruciating interview with him, and I forced myself — having recently returned to my native land after

Jolie Huang (2021-03-25). Thousands in NYC's Chinatown say, 'End anti-Asian violence!'. liberationnews.org Holding signs emblazoned with slogans like "Call it what it is: racism and sexism," and "Anti-Asian racism is not new," protesters drew attention to the long history of violence and exclusion that Asian Americans have faced.

Gregory Elich (2021-03-25). Reminding South Korea Who is Boss: Biden's Enforcers Pay a Visit. counterpunch.org In a Washington Post opinion piece, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spelled out their objectives in visiting Japan, South Korea, and India. "The United States is now making a big push to revitalize our ties with friends and partners," they wrote. The nature of those relationships, as perceived by Washington, is the subordination of Asian nations as junior partners in an anti-China coalition. "Our alliances are what our military calls 'force multipliers,' Blinken and Austin explain. "Our combined power makes us stronger when we must push back against China's aggression and…

Editor (2021-03-25). Biden: Who's the killer? workers.org On March 18, U.S. President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "killer." Since no one has withdrawn this gratuitous insult, we assume this was no Biden gaffe. It indicates instead increased U.S. hostility to Russia — just as the recent Alaska talks showed a developing conflict with People's . . . |

Marie Kelly (2021-03-25). On the picketline. workers.org Student workers organize Undergraduate student workers at Kenyon College in Ohio formed the Student Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) and voted to strike because of unfair labor practices by the college. On March 15, more than 120 students picketed and marched across campus in what is being hailed as the first . . . |

Jim McMahan (2021-03-25). For over a century and a half: Chinese workers abused and superexploited in U.S. workers.org Chinese railroad workers in 1869. The six Asian spa workers murdered in Atlanta March 16 were low-wage workers. They were not respected by capitalism. Their deaths came on a surge of anti-Asian violence. Anybody with an honest view of the U.S. wars against Korea and Vietnam is familiar with anti-Asian . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-03-25). Equal Pay Day used to push legislation against pay discrimination. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Advocates, from National Domestic Workers Alliance leader Ai-jen Poo to Megan Rapinoe, the outspoken leader of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, used Equal Pay Day, March 24, to again push wide-ranging legislation against pay discrimination on the job. Their testimony, before the House Oversight Committee, came as the Equal Pay Coalition, led by the …

John Winstead (2021-03-25). What Blinken promised — and refused to promise — during NATO HQ visit. liberationnews.org US Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrapped up a two-day visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels yesterday, recommitting the United States to shoring up the military alliance that has for decades played a central role in the Pentagon's efforts to dominate the globe. A wide range of issues were discussed, but perhaps most closely watched …

George Wuerthner (2021-03-25). California Coastal Commission (Finally) Bans ORVs. counterpunch.org On March 18th, the California Coastal Commission appeared to settle a long-simmering dispute over Thrillcraft use of the Oceano Dunes Vehicular Recreation Area near Pismo Beach, California. For forty years, the Coastal Commission has been arguing with the California State Parks and Recreation that thrillcraft jeopardized the area's natural values, including the destruction of nests

Andrew Korybko (2021-03-25). The Rise of the Eurasian Century. The China -India -Pakistan Triangle. globalresearch.ca Fast-moving recent developments inspire hope that the Eurasian Century is rising …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2021-03-25). Nawal El-Saadawi: (1931-2021) Radical Feminist, Writer, Critic. globalresearch.ca I often quote one simple statement by Nawal El-Saadawi— a …

Ruth Conniff (2021-03-25). There Is No 'Border Crisis'. progressive.org Wisconsin immigration lawyers worry about misinformation and backlash.

_____ (2021-03-25). Venezuelan Women Endure The 'Sanctions' With Their Bodies. popularresistance.org On February 20, the New York Times published an article titled "Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives." This article attempts to distort reality, as it completely ignores the siege and aggressions the Venezuelan people currently subjected to. | For greater context, we should note that in 2012, Venezuela granted completely free access to safe and quality contraceptives, reaching a coverage of 22.16% in the national public health system. Access was nearly universal both due to the purchasing power of Venezuelans at the time and because both private and public health networks were…

Amy Goodman (2021-03-25). How the NRA's radical anti-gun-control ideology became GOP dogma & still warps debate. nationofchange.org "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."

Carmen Rodríguez (2021-03-25). Government-Inspired Attacks on Female Journalists in El Salvador are Increasing. counterpunch.org Journalism in El Salvador is experiencing levels of hostility not seen since the 80's, during the country's bloody civil war. Threats, persecution, and false accusations against journalists are increasing in a country that paid for its young and fragile democracy with over 75 thousand lives. For the first time in the 29 years since the

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-25). Outrage and alarm after Australia's fourth aboriginal custodial death this month. peoplesdispatch.org Aboriginal rights advocates have condemned the recent spate of custodial deaths as an indication that "something is seriously wrong" with law enforcement in the country…

Fight Back (2021-03-25). Minnesota: Hennepin County union members win reinstatement of fired chief steward. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On March 10, AFSCME Local 2822 and its Co-chief Steward Regina Kittrell won an astonishing victory. Kittrell will be fully reinstated in her position and provided with back pay retroactive to her dismissal, effective January 8. This comes on the heels of an aggressive union campaign that combined community outreach and union solidarity with the union grievance process. | Kittrell was dismissed as the result of an investigation in September regarding an email petition she helped organize in July as part of an effort to ensure her employer followed Governor Tim Walz's order supporting remote work…

Sarah Lahm (2021-03-25). Midwest Dispatch: Making Them Pay for Police Violence. progressive.org Civil suits provide the accountability that the courts so far have not.

Editor (2021-03-25). Prostitution Is a Racialized Hate Crime Against Women. scheerpost.com City Walkr / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Alice Lee, Suzanne Jay, and Melissa Farley / Original to ScheerPost Racists target the humanity of those they attack. In the Atlanta spa deaths, two Chinese women and four Korean women were six of the eight people targeted for murder by a racist white man. We wonder, who are the women who were murdered? If, as the evidence below suggests, some Asian massage parlors or… |

pyeverino (2021-03-25). Student-workers of the world unite! Lessons from K-SWOC. dsausa.org Thursday, April 1st at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/6 pm MT/5 pm PT Are you an undergraduate student-worker interested in organizing your workplace? Undergraduate student workers at Kenyon College in Ohio are trying to win a union. Nearly one year ago they formed the Kenyon Student Workers Organizing to address work conditions and pay, especially in…

Kim Petersen (2021-03-25). Justice in China and the West. dissidentvoice.org To begin, it must be emphatically stated that the arrest of any person on knowingly false charges is a grave abnegation of morality and a despicable travesty of justice by whichever governmental, law enforcement, or judicial body involved. The Canadian government has upped its diplomatic pressure to secure the release of two Canadians, Michael Kovrig …

WSWS (2021-03-25). The White Tiger: A portrait of India's masters and servants. wsws.org Rahmin Bahrani's latest film The White Tiger is a devastating picture of the reality of life for vast numbers of people in contemporary India.

Ashley Curtin (2021-03-25). Virginia becomes first southern state to abolish the death penalty. nationofchange.org "With Governor Northam's signature today, Virginia has now joined 22 other states, including Washington, D.C., that have abandoned the death penalty."

Telesur (2021-03-25). China Dominates Global Wind Power Industry. globalresearch.ca The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published a report showing that …

WSWS (2021-03-25). New Delhi and Washington vow to strengthen anti-China military-strategic partnership. wsws.org The first high-level Biden administration official to visit India, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Myanmar Military Junta Threatens Private Banks on Strike. telesurenglish.net Myanmar's Military Junta is increasing its pressure actions against private financial institutions due to the cash shortage problems that branch closures are causing. | RELATED: | Since the coup occurred on February 1, the absence of banking activities is preventing the payment of payrolls and the completion of international transactions. | Given that customers have been withdrawing their savings from banks, the Central Bank stated that citiz…

Kelly Albrecht (2021-03-25). An Intersectional Working Class: Freeing Identity Politics from Neoliberalism. realprogressives.org Neoliberalism has been one of the prevailing political-economic theories in US domestic and foreign policy for the past 50 years. It is a word we hear all the time, but what is it really? A

Telesur (2021-03-25). The US Knew All About the 1976 Coup Plot in Argentina. globalresearch.ca On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the military coup …

FM Shakil (2021-03-25). In a Shift, Pakistan Suing for Peace with India. asia-pacificresearch.com

pyeverino (2021-03-25). Student-workers of the world unite! Lessons from K-SWOC. dsausa.org Thursday, April 1st at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/6 pm MT/5 pm PT RSVP Here Are you an undergraduate student-worker interested in organizing your workplace? Undergraduate student workers at Kenyon College in Ohio are trying to win a union. Nearly one year ago they formed the Kenyon Student Workers Organizing to address work conditions and pay,…

WSWS (2021-03-25). UFCW Local 1445 announces deal to avert a strike, isolating striking nurses in Worcester, Massachusetts. wsws.org The deal averts a strike by its 600 members, less than a week after they joined nurses already striking at the hospital in an informational picket.

U.S. Right to Know (2021-03-25). Does Weed-killing Chemical "Paraquat" Cause Parkinson's Disease? Multiple Law Suits in the U.S. globalresearch.ca Multiple lawsuits are pending in the United States alleging the …

Bobby Hoffman (2021-03-25). Amidst a Wave of Voter Suppression Bills, Some States Expand Access to the Ballot. aclu.org The struggle for the right to vote is underway at state legislatures throughout the country. Following record

_____ (2021-03-25). Colectivo Could Become The Largest Unionized Coffee Chain. popularresistance.org On March 8, Lauretta Archibald marked her three-year anniversary as a baker for Colectivo Coffee Roasters, an upscale Midwestern coffee chain based in Milwaukee and Chicago. | In her years at Colectivo, Archibald had been responsible for making artisan bread in bulk, sometimes baking 1,000 loaves a night. It was arduous work, and Archibald says that she did not always have the support‚Äâ—‚Äâor even materials‚Äâ—‚Äâthat she needed: the bakery was understaffed for stretches of time, there weren't enough cooling racks and one of the oven…

teleSUR (2021-03-25). US President Joe Biden: "My Plan Is To Run for Reelection" telesurenglish.net U.S. 78 years-old President Joe Biden confirmed that he would run for a second term in 2024, and he expects Vice-President Kamala Harris to be his running mate. | RELATED: | "Look, I view myself as a bridge, not as anything else," Biden said on March. "There's an entire generation of leaders you saw stand behind me. They are the future of this country," he added. | This afternoon, I'm holding my first formal press conference as pr…

An Thuy Nguyen (2021-03-25). On a Quilt of Oppression and Injustice: From the Vietnam War to the Murder of Asian-American Women. juancole.com An Thuy Nguyen | — Orono, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — The deadly mass shooting on March 16 targeting Asian American women working at massage parlors in Atlanta, GA is neither a tragic happenstance, nor an isolated case of a (sexually) frustrated white man having "a really bad day" — as in the words …

Jason Christensen (2021-03-25). A Rare Good Move for Grizzlies. counterpunch.org On March 12, Ashton/Island Park District Ranger Liz Davy withdrew the possibility of a permit to allow helicopter skiing on the continental divide in the Centennial Mountains on the Idaho side of this magnificent mountain range in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Ranger Davy wrote: "Research indicates use of helicopters has significant negative impacts to denning

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-25). Argentina withdraws from Lima Group and condemns blockade of Venezuela. peoplesdispatch.org The Argentine government rejected the isolation policies promoted by the Lima Group against Venezuela and proposed to promote an inclusive dialog to help the country solve its internal conflicts…

B. Prasant (2021-03-25). To save democracy, India's Communists ally with Congress Party. peoplesworld.org KOLKATA, India — Electoral politics in India entered a new phase in February when the Communist Party of India (Marxist) decided to form a political alliance in Bengal with the center-right Congress Party in the run-up to state elections. The CPI (M) has fought bitterly against Congress, which it has regarded as authoritarian since its …

CP Editor (2021-03-25). 1 in 5 Capitol Insurrectionists Tied to U.S. Military. counterpunch.org

Adv Dr Shalu Nigam (2021-03-25). India: A Year of Pandemic, Deadlock, Disaster and Dissent. asia-pacificresearch.com

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Cuba Shares Vaccine Candidates Milestones with Sao Paulo Forum. telesurenglish.net Cuban health authorities and scientists presented the country's results in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its goal of immunizing the entire population by 2021. | The Minister of Health, José Angel Portal, highlighted that the results obtained to date are favorable and praised both the health personnel's work and the management of science and innovation. | RELATED: | For his part, the president of the Busi…

_____ (2021-03-25). National Day Of Action March 27: Stop Anti-Asian Violence. popularresistance.org The ANSWER Coalition stands in solidarity with the Asian community in the midst of the horrific, racist and misogynist massacre that took place in Atlanta on March 16th. Six Asian women were among the eight shot to death at point blank range. | The alarming rise in hate crimes over the past year correlates to an increasingly hostile U.S. foreign policy towards China. The opportunistic scapegoating of China during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the intensity by which China is deemed the enemy and adversary of the United States, has driven a widespread Sinophobic sentiment nationally.

Anti-Asian Sentiment is White Supremacy (2021-03-25). No Hate Crimes Against AAPI Rally in San Francisco. indybay.org On March 20 the Asian community and allies stood up and spoke out denouncing anti-Asian hate crimes. These crimes have spiked 150 percent since the pandemic began. San Francisco's picturesque Portsmouth Square was the backdrop. | Top photo by Steve Disenhof…

Staff (2021-03-25). Pandemic Profiteers: How U.S. Billionaires Like Amazon's Jeff Bezos Saw Wealth Grow by $1.3 Trillion. democracynow.org A new report reveals that as a record number of people in the United States lost their jobs and struggled to put food on the table during the past year of the pandemic, the combined wealth of the 657 billionaires in the country grew more than $1.3 trillion, nearly 45%, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who saw his personal wealth increase by $65 billion — more than $7 million every hour. "They are often leading companies who have benefited from the pandemic conditions by having, essentially, their competition shut down," says Chuck Collins, author of the report on pandemic profiteers by the Institute for Pol…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-25). COVID-19 remote learning is an opportunity to adopt active learning in STEM. imperial.ac.uk Research published in Cell suggests online teaching presents an opportunity to develop and integrate new active learning approaches in STEM.

Joe Emersberger (2021-03-25). To Western Media, prosecuting Bolivian coup leaders is worse than leading a coup. mronline.org Brutal dictators supported by Washington have no reason to doubt that establishment journalists and big NGOs will try very hard to keep them out of jail. Removing the threat of U.S.-backed coups from the world will involve a constant struggle against Western media and the sources they present to us as reliable. | Newswire…

A Guest Author (2021-03-25). 'Long live international solidarity, dear comrades!'. workers.org By Chris Giakoumelos / WFTU These slightly edited remarks were made by Chris Giakoumelos, representing the World Federation of Trade Unions, during Workers World Party's March 11 webinar, "Stimulus Bill — Relief or Ripoff?" It's 4: 00 a.m. here in Athens, Greece, but we received your invitation, and we really wanted . . . |

Eds. (2021-03-25). Celebrating the Paris Commune of 1871. mronline.org It all began as the sun rose over the districts of Montmartre and Belleville on 18 March 1871. Army soldiers began seizing nearly 250 cannon that had been placed in these radical, working-class areas by the National Guard, a popular Parisian militia. The soldiers had been sent by the head of the new republican government, […] | Newswire…

Liaquat Ali Khan (2021-03-25). Democracy Game Theory for Pakistan. counterpunch.org The democracy game theory captures how Pakistan's democracy works in fits and starts. The people elect most (not all) political players for the game in periodic elections. Yet, the game is much more complicated than a simple representative democracy under a written constitution. The most engaging element of the game is the stealth player, known

Jason Ditz (2021-03-25). Iran Warns IAEA Chief's Comments Damage Credibility of Process. news.antiwar.com While Iran and the IAEA seemed to be on good terms in recent months, a split is starting to emerge from weekend comments by IAEA chief Rafael Grossi, who is seeking "very technical discussions" on undeclared Iranian uranium, and sites that are not listed in the official documentation. | Israel, and subsequently the US, have long accused Iran of having secret sites, but so far have not come up with solid evidence any of this has happened, and have mostly sent the IAEA to repeatedly search through an old carpet factory, finding what appeared to be trivial amounts of unprocessed uranium, hardly definitive of anyt…

Megan Redshaw (2021-03-25). U.S. Health Officials Accuse AstraZeneca of Misrepresenting Efficacy Data. globalresearch.ca In a "

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Ecuador Pushes Central Bank Bill to Meet IMF Conditionalities. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Thursday sent to Congress a new version of the "Defense of Dollarization" bill, a proposal which lawmakers have already rejected as unconstitutional on two previous occasions. | RELATED: | This bill would be one of the policy conditions the International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposed on Ecuador to grant it a US$6.5 billion loan. | Economy Minister Mauricio Pozo hopes that the bi…

Martha Stilson (2021-03-25). Truth Observation Competence Happiness 2021. indybay.org When news is presented to us, it is often in a way to intentionally cause alarm.

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Venezuela To Face Strongly Any Territorial Breach From Colombia. telesurenglish.net Venezuela ratified its commitment towards the protection of its territories in the border areas near Colombia where irregular armed groups have attempted violent actions against the population. | RELATED: | "It is a proven fact that the Colombian state has abandoned its borders and gives a tacit consent to criminal groups' actions in borders area," Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Ministry stated. | It also condemned that these…

_____ (2021-03-25). Congress Given Specific Path To Cut Pentagon Budget By $80 Billion. popularresistance.org A coalition of more than 25 groups representing a range of political perspectives sent a letter Wednesday to key congressional committees with specific suggestions for slashing the Pentagon's budget by roughly $80 billion—savings that progressives say could be redirected from war to address pressing human needs. | "Well-researched analysis from experts across the ideological spectrum show[s] that the Pentagon can dramatically reduce its spending, meet today's national security challenges, and continue supporting our troops and their families," the letter (pdf) reads.

A Guest Author (2021-03-25). Bessemer workers 'fighting against the capitalist ransom of their happiness and health'. workers.org The following remarks were given at a March 20 Harlem, N.Y., rally in solidarity with Amazon workers who are organizing a union in Bessemer, Ala. My name is Clarissa Hernandez and I'm with the Workers Assembly Against Racism — WAAR! Everyone should know that we owe most major progress we . . . |

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-25). Japan Says North Korea Launched Two Ballistic Missiles. news.antiwar.com Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga On Tuesday,

Jason Ditz (2021-03-25). Iraq Military: 27 ISIS Killed in Two Week Offensive. news.antiwar.com The Iraqi military has reported the completion of a two-week offensive against ISIS targets in Nineveh Province, The offensive was not widely reported on at the time, and appears to have relied heavily on airstrikes, with the military reporting 312 airstrikes as responsible for most of the bombardment. | The military suggested a substantial but as yet unreported death toll from the airstrikes, saying they'd killed an unknown number in the…

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-25). Israeli-Owned Ship Hit With Missile in Gulf of Oman. news.antiwar.com According to Israeli media reports, an Israeli-owned ship

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-25). The Netherlands Is Spending Millions to Expand a US Army Weapons Depot. news.antiwar.com The Netherlands is planning to spend more than $40 million to expand a US Army weapons depot that is located in the country, The depot, located in the Dutch city of Eygelshoven, was established in 2016. The Army has multiple depots across Europe where has weapons and other military hardware stored that can be accessed quickly for exercises or during a crisis. | According to the report, the Eygelshoven depot has 450,000 square feet of warehouse storage space and 50,000 square feet of paved storage for heavy vehicles. The de…

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-25). US Army Revamping How it Positions Forces to Face China and Russia. news.antiwar.com The US Army is planning "China and Russia continu…

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-25). Biden Vows 'Response' If North Korea Chooses to 'Escalate'. news.antiwar.com When asked about North Korea's latest missile tests at his first press conference, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga UN Resolution 1718 sanctioned North Kore…

Staff (2021-03-25). "Tragic Moment": Rohingya Suffer New Blow as Cox's Bazar, World's Largest Refugee Camp, Burns Down. democracynow.org We get an update on a massive fire at the world's largest refugee camp: the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The fire killed at least 15 people and displaced 45,000 this week, with hundreds possibly still missing. Bangladeshi authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, which destroyed about 17,000 shelters as the blaze ripped through the crowded camp, leaving behind scenes of utter destruction and despair as people were separated from their loved ones. Nearly a million Rohingya refugees live in southern Bangladesh, often in squalid and dangerous conditions, after fleeing a brutal militar…

Staff (2021-03-25). Yemen Enters 7th Year of U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led War That Caused the World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis. democracynow.org As the world's worst humanitarian crisis enters its seventh year in Yemen, we look at the toll of the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led air war. A new report by the Yemen Data Project summarizing the impact of air raids over the past six years finds the bombing campaign has killed almost 1,500 civilians every year on average, a quarter of them children. Journalist Iona Craig, who heads up the Yemen Data Project, says there have been almost 23,000 air raids since the war began in 2015. "We're still seeing mass civilian casualty events," says Craig. "We're still seeing a large number of airstrikes on residential areas and, of…

Staff (2021-03-25). 1 in 5 Capitol Insurrectionists Tied to U.S. Military; Soldiers "Targets" for Extremist Recruitment. democracynow.org Nearly one in five people facing charges related to the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol had some connection to the military, including at least two active-duty troops, prompting Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to order a 60-day stand-down across the services to address extremism. Ahead of the first deadline on April 6, the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing Wednesday on extremism in the U.S. military. We speak with one of the experts who testified. "People who are connected with the military are prime targets for extremists," says Lecia Brooks, chief of staff at the Southern Poverty Law Center. De…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-03-25). Sowing The Seeds of War. China and Russia's Lack of Trust. "Washington's Hegemonic Aspirations Could Result in a Devastating War" globalresearch.ca China Is Losing Patience with Washington. "You wouldn't like me when …

RT (2021-03-25). Israel election: In tight race to power, Palestinian party emerges as possible kingmaker for Netanyahu. rt.com The United Arab List (UAL), a small Palestinian-Israeli party, is set to clinch five seats in Israel's election, and though the number is small, it could cast the party as kingmaker in a race that is going down to the wire.

Mike Walter (2021-03-25). The Heat: Israel Elections. america.cgtn.com Talks with potential partners have already begun as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears short of victory in the latest Israeli election. The results of the latest Israeli election point to yet another stalemate. Preliminary results show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's potential right-wing alliance two …

Peter Koenig (2021-03-25). "The One Who Accuses Is the One Who Is" — President Putin's Response to Biden's Calling Him a "Killer" globalresearch.ca On March 16, 2021, ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos held an exclusive …

South Front (2021-03-25). Video: The Conflict in North Syria: US Continues to Smuggle Oil, While Turkey Complains to Russia It Can't. globalresearch.ca The intensity of the conflict in Syria's northeast refuses to die …

Pip Hinman (2021-03-25). Moreland council to fly Aboriginal flag at half-mast. greenleft.org.au Moreland City Council has voted to fly the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags at half-mast each year on January 26 and National Sorry Day on May 26, reports Jacob Andrewartha.

Pip Hinman (2021-03-25). Unions and community groups form new environmental jobs alliance in Geelong. greenleft.org.au Geelong Trades Hall Council is looking to address the region's lack of jobs by issuing a call for interested parties to start an Environmental Jobs Alliance. Sue Bull reports.

Pip Hinman (2021-03-25). Union members working in federal parliament demand protection, respect at work. greenleft.org.au Community and Public Sector Union members working in Parliament House are demanding greater workplace safety and respect, reports Kerry Smith.

Pip Hinman (2021-03-25). Rodney Croome: 'Systemic anti-LGBTI prejudice must end'. greenleft.org.au LGBTI activists and supporters have vowing to continue the campaign for next-of-kin recognition for same-sex couples. Matt Haubrick and Rose Matthews report.

Global Research News (2021-03-25). Selected Articles: The Rise of the Eurasian Century. The China-India-Pakistan Triangle. globalresearch.ca By Fast-moving recent developments inspire hope that the Eurasian Century is rising a lot quicker than even the most optimistic observers could have …

Nur Ayoubi (2021-03-25). Suez Canal blockage unleashes tsunami of memes. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal blockage unleashes tsunami of memes | From pop culture references to the pandemic, here's how the internet reacted to the 'beached whale' ship blocking the vital trade route | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 13: 24 | The internet was quick to put its own spin on the images which emerged of the ship blocking the canal (AFP) | A 400-metre long container ship named Ever Given has blocked Egypt's Suez Canal since…

MEE staff (2021-03-25). Covid-19: US announces $15m aid package for Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: US announces $15m aid package for Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza | The funds will address 'most urgent, life-saving humanitarian needs', including emergency food assistance for communities struggling under pandemic | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 18: 26 | Elderly Palestinians wait to receive doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic in city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank on 24 March (AFP)…

MEE staff (2021-03-25). Saudi-led coalition has carried out at least 22,766 air raids in Yemen: Report. middleeasteye.net Saudi-led coalition has carried out at least 22,766 air raids in Yemen: Report | New data shows the number of air raids fell drastically following the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 20: 20 | Since 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has carried out a daily average of at least 10 air raids in Yemen, according to the Yemen Data Project (AFP) | Newly released data has found that the Saud…

MEE staff (2021-03-25). Saudi official denies threat to harm UN Khashoggi investigator. middleeasteye.net Saudi official denies threat to harm UN Khashoggi investigator | President of Saudi human rights commission says allegations of threats to Agnes Callamard relate to him – but that he did not make them | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 10: 56 | Awwad Alawwad, pictured here in April 2018, strongly rejects Callamard's claims (AFP) | A senior Saudi official has denied claims that he threatened the expert leading the UN investig…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-25). Suez Canal: Specialist salvage teams join efforts to refloat ship as traffic suspended. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Specialist salvage teams join efforts to refloat ship as traffic suspended | Teams from the Netherlands and Japan hired to devise a plan to refloat giant container ship blocking global trade route | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 08: 15 | Stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground in the Suez Canal (Reuters) | Salvage teams f…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-25). Suez Canal: Traffic suspended as ship stranded like 'beached whale'. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Traffic suspended as ship stranded like 'beached whale' | Company trying to free ship says operation could take weeks with owner facing millions of dollars in insurance claims | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 08: 15 | Stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground in the Suez Canal (Reuters) | The Suez Canal temporarily suspended…

MEE correspondent (2021-03-25). Yemen war: Six ways people have adapted their lives after six years of conflict. middleeasteye.net Yemen war: Six ways people have adapted their lives after six years of conflict | Amid a loss of basic services, Yemenis have had to swap houses for tents, gas for firewood and jobs for aid | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 10: 40 | Nujood Salem, a mother of four children, has been forced to use firewood instead of gas to cook her food (All photos by Khalid Al-Banna/MEE) | As Yemen marks the sixth an…

MEE staff (2021-03-25). Libya demands 'immediate' withdrawal of foreign fighters. middleeasteye.net Libya demands 'immediate' withdrawal of foreign fighters | France, Germany and Italy echo demand during visit to Tripoli in support of new unity government | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 17: 43 | Libyan Foreign Minister Najla al-Mangoush spoke at a news conference in Tripoli, joined by her French, German and Italian counterparts (AFP) | Libya's new unity government on Thursday called for the "immediate" withdrawal of all…

MEE correspondent (2021-03-25). Suez Canal: Egypt says blockage to end soon amid fears of knock-on effects. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Egypt says blockage to end soon amid fears of knock-on effects | Meanwhile, experts warn that an extended crisis could partially threaten energy supplies around the world and force international maritime lines to seek alternative routes | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 15: 26 | An Egyptian official checking the operation trying to free Taiwan-owned cargo MV Ever Given lodged sideways and…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-25). Suez Canal: Salvage teams join efforts to refloat ship as traffic suspended. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Salvage teams join efforts to refloat ship as traffic suspended | Teams from the Netherlands and Japan hired to devise a plan to refloat giant container ship blocking global trade route | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 08: 15 | Stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground in the Suez Canal (Reuters) | Salvage teams from the Net…

MEE staff (2021-03-25). Suez Canal: What you need to know about Ever Given, the ship that blocked the passage. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: What you need to know about Ever Given, the ship that blocked the passage | Divers and tugboats are trying to disloge the giant vessel, but it may be weeks before it can set sail again | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 16: 01 | Egyptian tugboats trying to help free one of the biggest vessels in the world from the banks of the Suez canal, on 25 March 2021 (Suez Canal/AFP) | A megaship, one of the largest on earth…

Alex MacDonald (2021-03-25). Turkey: Saturday Mothers to appear in court charged with illegal gathering. middleeasteye.net Turkey: Saturday Mothers to appear in court charged with illegal gathering | Campaigners for disappeared spent 25 years fighting to uncover whereabouts of relatives killed and kidnapped in the 80s and 90s | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 09: 00 | Saturday Mothers gather on a side street as they try to march to Galatasaray Square, where they meet every week, demanding to know the fate of their missing relativ…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-25). Suez Canal: Ship stuck like a 'beached whale' as rescue efforts continue. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Ship stuck like a 'beached whale' as rescue efforts continue | Company trying to free ship says operation could take weeks with owner facing millions of dollars in insurance claims | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 08: 15 | The ship is blocking transit in both directions through one of the world's busiest shipping channel (AFP/Planet Labs) | Efforts to dislodge the 400m long container vessel…

MEE correspondent (2021-03-25). Suez Canal: Dislodging the Ever Given could take 'weeks', says salvage company. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Dislodging the Ever Given could take 'weeks', says salvage company | Experts warn delays could threaten energy supplies around the world and force international maritime lines to seek alternative routes | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 15: 26 | An Egyptian official checking the operation trying to free Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given, which is lodged sideways and impeding all traffic through…

Sheren Khalel (2021-03-25). US senator defends proposal to ban voting on Sundays over religious reasons. middleeasteye.net US senator defends proposal to ban voting on Sundays over religious reasons | Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith slammed for defending a bill that would disrupt Black voting traditions | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 15: 56 | Cindy Hyde-Smith is a Republican senator from Mississippi (AFP) | US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has come under fire for stating that voting should not take place on Sunday because of the significance…

MEE staff (2021-03-25). 'A killer walks free': Anger erupts over new images of sanctioned Saudi official. middleeasteye.net 'A killer walks free': Anger erupts over new images of sanctioned Saudi official | Ahmed al-Asiri, former deputy chief of Saudi intelligence, seen for first time since being sanctioned by the US over Jamal Khashoggi's murder | Thu, 03/25/2021 – 17: 10 | The images of Ahmed al-Asiri shared online have raised a number of questions (Screengrab/Twitter) | New images of Ahmed al-Asiri, Saudi Arabia's deputy head of…

RT (2021-03-25). Thought double face masks & goggles were enough? Enter NOSE MASKS. rt.com Mexican researchers have solved the problem of eating and drinking while keeping the mouth-space hermetically sealed against viral contamination. A new mask design blocks nasal exhalation, supposedly saving the wearer and others. | Restaurant patrons thoughtlessly breathing out while unmasked have long been the bane of the restaurant owner's existence, preventing the once-lucrative establishments from returning to their status as the social hubs they were once considered prior to the onset of the 'new normal.' | But with the arrival of Covid-19, no face mask was considered protective enough — stores even…

Fight Back (2021-03-25). Japanese American community gathers to mourn elder deaths and mass evictions. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – A candlelight memorial took place on March 20 for 118 Japanese elders who died of COVID-19 at Pacifica Kei-Ai assisted living facility in Lincoln Heights, which is rated the worst in California. The event was organized by Save Our Seniors, a broad coalition of Japanese American groups. The vigil also brought attention to the alarming threat of evictions of these elders from Sakura Gardens which is located in Boyle Heights. | Centro CSO delegation members attended and have been supporting the fight to stop Pacifica Corporation from converting the Sukara Gardens assisted living facilities to marke…

RT (2021-03-25). Pyongyang says it fired NEW tactical guided missile as it ramps up testing with a flurry of launches. rt.com North Korea has said it test-fired an upgraded tactical guided missile, which South Korean and Japanese military earlier described as a short-range ballistic missile. The launch was Pyongyang's second in a week. | The test-fire was carried out on Thursday, according to the state-affiliated KNCA, | Two of the new munitions were tested, which are said to use improved solid fuel engines and heavier warheads weighing 2.5 tons. | The projectiles "accurately hit the target set in waters 600 kilometers off the east coast of Korea," the report said, adding that the test was overseen by Ri Pyong Chol, a member of the p…

Brahna Yassky (2021-03-25). Gathering, grief and the pandemic Passover. salon.com We are still in the desert of COVID, traveling towards the time when we can laugh, hug & eat in the same room again…

_____ (2021-03-25). End Vaccine Apartheid. popularresistance.org The latest in a series of proposals brought by India and South Africa to the World Trade Organization (WTO), backed by over 100 countries, to temporarily suspend COVID-19 vaccine patents was blocked by western powers, namely the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union. The patents that give monopoly rights over the manufacture and sale of drugs like the COVID-19 vaccines are protected globally by The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), signed in 1994 by the WTO.

Tatiana Cozzarelli (2021-03-25). Bessemer Opens the Floodgates. zcomm.org Amazon Workers All Over the Country Are Trying to Unionize…

Daniel A. Medina (2021-03-25). Some Younger Amazon Workers in Bessemer, New to Unions, Are Still Undecided. zcomm.org Older workers, who had experience with labor organizing at now-closed plants in the area, are leading the Amazon union push…

Paul Buchheit (2021-03-25). The Boundless Advantages of the Welfare State—for the Rich. zcomm.org Robbing the rest of us blind, wealthy Americans benefit from a wide array of tax breaks and government subsidies that are hidden behind the constant Republican blather about entitlements for the poor…

Gayle Greene (2021-03-25). The Country Moves Forward, Education Falls Back. zcomm.org What test scores measure is family income; they correlate so closely that there's a term for it—the zip code effect…

Stacey Abrams (2021-03-25). 'They Are Doing What the Insurrectionists Sought'. zcomm.org The 'coordinated onslaught' of bills touts the big lie of voter fraud that fueled the January 6 insurrection, says the former Georgia candidate for governor…

Sharon Zhang (2021-03-25). White House Eyes Funding Free Community College With Tax Increase on the Rich. zcomm.org The centerpiece of the tax increases would be a rise in corporate taxes from 21 to 28 percent…

Alice Herman (2021-03-25). Colectivo Could Soon Become the Largest Unionized Coffee Chain in the U.S. zcomm.org Workers at the coffee chain are resisting an aggressive union-busting campaign in their fight to organize…

Andrea Guzman (2021-03-25). Activists Decry a Different Border Surge in Texas: Cops and Troops. zcomm.org Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's Operation Lonestar is the latest move in a long tradition of border militarization…

Tom Wetzel (2021-03-25). Political and Economic Power in a Period of Social Transformation. zcomm.org How does the working class liberate itself from being a subordinate and exploited class?

H. Patricia Hynes (2021-03-25). On Tax Day, the Billionaires must Start Paying their Fair Share. zcomm.org On Tax Day, there's more than one elephant in the room, and they're all in mansions.

Victor Grossman (2021-03-25). Scandals, Elections, Emergencies. zcomm.org Germany, once viewed as an exaggerated model of exactitude and discipline, is currently in a muddle…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-25). First volunteers on COVID-19 human challenge study leave quarantine. imperial.ac.uk The UK's COVID-19 human challenge study has reached its first milestone after administering virus to three volunteers in a controlled clinical setting…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-25). More evidence needed to back cannabis as pain treatment, says review. imperial.ac.uk An international review has found a lack of scientific evidence to support the use of cannabis in treating pain.

Jonathan Cook (2021-03-25). We are Living Through a Time of Fear — Not Just of the Virus, But of Each Other. counterpunch.org Welcome to the age of fear. Nothing is more corrosive of the democratic impulse than fear. Left unaddressed, it festers, eating away at our confidence and empathy. We are now firmly in a time of fear — not only of the virus, but of each other. Fear destroys solidarity. Fear forces us to turn inwards

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-03-25). Anthony Blinken at NATO Summit: Nord Stream 2 Is "Bad for Europe", "Bad for the US" globalresearch.ca U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was categorical; At the NATO …

Joan Walsh (2021-03-25). Retire, Justice Breyer? It's Complicated. thenation.com It's tough to call for a SCOTUS resignation just so a president can nominate a replacement. But given the GOP's ruthlessness over the past five years, it's tough not to.

Joan Walsh (2021-03-25). Biden Meets, and Defeats, the Press. thenation.com Biden Meets, and Defeats, the Press…

RT (2021-03-25). Media blame Iran as missile hits Israeli-owned ship in Arabian Sea. rt.com An Israeli-owned container ship was hit and damaged by an Iranian missile in the Arabian Sea on Thursday, unconfirmed reports by the Israeli media claim. | The ship was reportedly struck as it traveled from Tanzania to India, Israel's Channel 12 reported. The broadcaster said the ship was targeted by an Iranian missile, but did not give more information. | The vessel in question was the Lori, a container ship sailing under the Liberian flag, but owned by Haifa-based company XT Management, other reports said.It was heading from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to India's Port of Mundra. | The route taken by the Israel…

Norman Solomon (2021-03-25). The Urgent Need for a Biden-Putin Summit. counterpunch.org Last week's outbreak of rhetorical hostilities between the White House and the Kremlin has heightened the urgent need for a summit between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. The spate of mutual denunciations is catnip for mass media and fuel for hardliners in both countries. But for the world at large, under the doomsday shadow of nuclear arsenals

Elie Mystal (2021-03-25). The Supreme Court May Be About to Blast Another Hole in Gun Control. thenation.com The Supreme Court May Be About to Blast Another Hole in Gun Control…

Todd Miller (2021-03-25). Why Did Border Security Firms Bet on Biden in 2020? thenation.com Why Did Border Security Firms Bet on Biden in 2020?

Michael T. Klare (2021-03-25). National Security AI Commission Recommends Ramping Up a Military Tech Race with China. thenation.com National Security AI Commission Recommends Ramping Up a Military Tech Race with China…

Kaleem Hawa (2021-03-25). The Debt We Owe Edward Said. thenation.com The Debt We Owe Edward Said…

Tim Street (2021-03-25). New Details of US Drone Flights in UK this Summer Raise Concerns over Safety and Corporate Cronyism. globalresearch.ca New details about the British government's plans to allow US defence …

Jake Richards (2021-03-25). Jehovah's Witnesses congregation vicariously liable. ukhumanrightsblog.com In The Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses v BXB [2021] EWCA Civ 356, the Court of Appeal has offered further guidance on vicarious liability following Supreme Court decisions last year in VM Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12 and Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13. As set …

Zachary Conti (2021-03-25). 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.

Labor Video Project (2021-03-25). Seven Hundred SEIU 87Janitors In SF Strike For PPE & A Contract: 26 Have Died From Covid. indybay.org Seven hundred SEIU 87 janitors have gone on strike for a contract. The contractors have failed to provide proper amount of PPE and 26 janitors have died from Covid.

Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded by Prison Radio (2021-03-25). 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.

WSWS repost (2021-03-25). Biden administration to use San Diego Convention Center to detain 1,400 migrant children. indybay.org The opening of a detention center in downtown San Diego is an attempt to give the US government's anti-immigrant policies a facelift as more than 14,000 children remain in federal custody.

Abolish All Guns (2021-03-25). USA Allowing Mentally Ill to Buy and Use Guns. indybay.org We have had 2 mentally ill people in 2 weeks engage in massacres, using guns they bought recently with no background checks. There are now 400 million guns in civilian hands in the USA, a country of 332 million people. Most of the guns are unregistered. The USA is the worst in the world in gun ownership with 120 guns per capita. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estimated_number_o…

Human Rights Lab, White Snake Projects (2021-03-25). Tuesday 4/6: Art and Imagination Inside Prisons: Making, Learning, & Teaching Art Behind Bars. indybay.org Online event…

Human Rights Lab, White Snake Projects (2021-03-25). Tuesday 4/13: Freedom-Making in an Age of Mass Incarceration. indybay.org Online event…

Lawrence Hamm, reposted by the Jamal Journal (2021-03-25). Newark NJ's P.O.P. letter for Mumia Abu-Jamal to PA Gov. Tom Wolf. indybay.org This March 17 letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal was written by Lawrence Hamm, Chair of the People's Organization for Progress (POP), based out of Newark, New Jersey. POP is one of the organizers for the upcoming Friday, March 26 Mumia Protest at 12 NOON, beginning at Newark City Hall and March to DA Honig's Office.

Revolution Books (2021-03-25). Monday 3/29: Dr. Nicole Fleetwood Tour of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Human Rights Lab, White Snake Projects (2021-03-25). Tuesday 3/30: Art as Transformation: Music and Drama for Incarcerated Youth. indybay.org Online event…

Hate Has No Place Here (2021-03-25). Brisbane Pacific Islanders, Asians and Allies Rally. indybay.org Over 500 people gathered in the Brisbane Community Park on March 20 to say "hate has no place here."

Michael Webster (2021-03-25). 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.

Asian Americans in Santa Cruz (2021-03-25). Saturday 3/27: Candlelight Vigil & Remembrance #StopAAPIHate. indybay.org Santa Cruz County Government Center | 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz…

David Giesen (2021-03-25). Saturday 3/27: Women's History Month film series discussion. indybay.org ZOOM: zoom.us/j/94442843563?pwd=Mk5nRE5ERnJkbT…

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2021-03-25). Saturday 4/24: Panel: Perspectives from Asian American Community Organizing. indybay.org Online…

khubaka, michael harris (2021-03-25). 2021 Congressional Black Farmer Hearings and California Black Agriculture Summit. indybay.org &nbsp…

CA Academy of Sciences SF (2021-03-25). Thursday 4/22: Earth Day for the People w/ California Academy of Sciences SF. indybay.org OnLine via livestream…

Labor Video Project (2021-03-25). 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.

Matt Sedlar (2021-03-25). Covid-19: øBill Gates es un imbécil? cepr.net Sin Permiso, 20 de marzo, 2021 Ver artículo en el sitio original In English A medida que avanzan los planes de vacunación, varios expertos en salud pública nos advierten que la pandemia puede resurgir por la aparición de nuevas cepas resistentes a las vacunas. La lógica dice que cuanto más personas estén protegidas contra la …