2021-03-28: News Headlines

_____ (2021-03-28). At Least 36% Of Mass Shooters Have Been Trained By The US Military. popularresistance.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 do, some of them waging their own delusional wars against immigrants or other groups. But it is remarkable that at least 36% of U.S. mass shooters (and quite possibly more) have in fact been trained by the U.S. military. | It is equally remarkable that, although I've been updating and writing about this topic for years, it is vir…

_____ (2021-03-28). How Palestine Is A Critical Feminist Issue. popularresistance.org Within minutes, the signatures started coming in, not as a trickle but a surge – from the US and Palestine, but also from England, Ireland, Australia, Argentina, Sweden, Canada, Kenya, Italy and more. | On 15 March, to mark Women's History Month, the newly formed Palestinian Feminist Collective (PFC) had just launched its first public action: a pledge and open letter asking US women, feminist organisations, social and racial justice groups, and people of conscience to adopt Palestinian liberation as a critical feminist issue.

John C. A. Manley (2021-03-28). Incredible Hulk "Virus Variants" and Other COVID Science Fiction Fantasies. globalresearch.ca In

_____ (2021-03-28). Pushback: Former US Ambassador On Syria's Ten Year War. popularresistance.org Robert Ford served as US Ambassador to Syria from 2011 to 2014. On the tenth anniversary of the Syrian war, Ford speaks to Aaron Maté about the roots of the conflict; the US role; the current US sanctions that target Syria's reconstruction; chemical weapons allegations against the Syrian government; and why he now supports the withdrawal of US forces.

F. William Engdahl (2021-03-28). Will a China Real Estate Collapse Trigger the Global Financial Meltdown? globalresearch.ca Prevailing financial sector "wisdom" holds that while the bond and stock …

Mike Whitney (2021-03-28). You Refuse to Get Vaccinated, But Are You Ready to be an Outcast? globalresearch.ca "If behavioral psychologists helped to shape the government's strategy on mass …

teleSUR (2021-03-28). Ecuador: Arauz Leaps 7% Ahead of Lasso in the Runoff Campaign. telesurenglish.net Union for Hope (UNES) leftist presidential candidate Andres Arauz continues to lead his rival, Creating Opportunities (CREO), right-wing candidate Guillermo Lasso, by seven percentage points in voting intentions, according to pollster Perfiles de Opinion. | RELATED: | With only 15 days left before the ballot, Arauz has capitalized 37.87 percent of voters and Lasso 30.19 percent. | The pollster also announced that…

Bruce E. Levine (2021-03-28). U.S. Authorities Pay No Price for Acknowledged Lying. counterpunch.org "Everybody knows that the boat is leaking. Everybody knows that the captain lied. Everybody got this broken feeling, like their father or their dog just died."—Leonard Cohen Presidents and other U.S. authorities have always been liars—just ask Native Americans. While lying to Native Americans has never been politically costly for U.S. presidents, getting caught lying

John Laforge (2021-03-28). Accidental Apocalypse and Nuclear War on Drugs. counterpunch.org With existential national security threats from floods, droughts, wildfires, water pollution, sea-level rise, and peak oil,[1] the US Air Force, the Air National Guard and nuclear weapons manufacturers could do crucial defense work in the US heartland by building, installing, managing and expanding renewable (wind and solar) electric power systems — instead of polishing their

The Conversation (2021-03-28). Could Dominion and Smartmatic take down Fox News for Libel and Reckless Disregard for the Truth? juancole.com By Nancy Costello | — Free speech advocates have long believed that suing a news organization threatens free speech. Democracy needs a press to be free to report, without fear or favor, the facts as it sees them. But recent legal actions against news organizations indicate that the First Amendment provides sufficient free speech protection, …

Lautaro Rivara (2021-03-28). "Poor rich Haiti" or how imperialists and local oligarchy have sought destroy agriculture in Haiti. peoplesdispatch.org From Haiti, Lautaro Rivara unpacks the tired trope of "poor rich Haiti," highlighting the role of foreign capital and local elites in the destruction of life in the countryside…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-28). Anti-Asian racism in the US cannot be understood without taking into account imperialism. peoplesdispatch.org Kei Pritsker of BreakThrough News talks about racism against Asians in the United States, especially in the aftermath of the horrific shootings in Atlanta. He explains how such incidents cannot be separated from the larger context of US imperialism…

Eva Bartlett (2021-03-28). Western Media Quick to Accuse Syria of 'Bombing Hospitals' — But When Terrorists Really Destroy Syrian Hospitals, They Are Silent. globalresearch.ca As legacy media again bleat the unsubstantiated "Syria is bombing hospitals" …

Pepe Escobar (2021-03-28). Dangerous Crossroads: US-NATO vs. Russia-China in a "Hybrid War" to the Finish? globalresearch.ca Let's start with comic relief: the "leader of the free world" …

_____ (2021-03-28). Permanent Peoples' Tribunal Tries State Terrorism In Colombia. popularresistance.org The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT), which was established as a continuation of the Russell Tribunals on Vietnam and Latin America, began on Friday hearings to address violence in Colombia. | This Italy-based tribunal was convened by over 150 humanitarian and social organizations. Bogota, Medellin, and Bucaramanga are the cities where the international ethical judges will hear testimonies on genocide, impunity, and crimes against the Peace process. | "Genocide in Colombia is not only linked to murders or partial or total extermination.

Juan Cole (2021-03-28). Biggest East Asian move into Mideast since the Mongol Empire: In Open Challenge to US, China inks 25-year, $400 bn Deal with Iran. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Saturday, IRNA reports, Iran and China signed a 25-year cooperation agreement. The signatures were affixed in Tehran by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of modern diplomatic relations between Iran and China. …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-28). Around the World in 8 Minutes: Argentines honor martyrs of coup. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Around the World in 8 minutes, we look at the National Day of Remembrance in Argentina which marks the anniversary of the US-backed coup in 1976. We also look at the latest in the legal proceedings against Algerian journalist Khalid Drareni and the persecution of anti-racism activists in the United States…

Prof. Niels Harrit (2021-03-28). "Making Something Out of Nothing": PCR Tests, CT Values and False Positives. globalresearch.ca The efficacy of the RT-PCR test used to identify infection by …

Steven Sahiounie (2021-03-28). North-Eastern Syria: "We Will Kill You, We Have Prepared Killings for Infidels.": ISIS Childrens' Vow. globalresearch.ca

Ashley Curtin (2021-03-28). 'One of the most remarkable conservation success stories of all time:' The bald eagle quadruples population. nationofchange.org "The recovery of the bald eagle is one of the most well-known conservation success stories of all time."

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-03-28). Massive Backlash to 'No Jab, No Pub' Proposal. globalresearch.ca There has been a massive backlash in the UK to a …

Andy Kroll (2021-03-28). America's Longest War Winds Down. tomdispatch.com "Ours is the cause of freedom. We've defeated freedom's enemies before, and we will defeat them again…[W]e know our cause is just and our ultimate victory is assured…My fellow Americans, let's roll." — George W. Bush, November 8, 2001 In the immediate wake of 9/11, it fell to President George W. Bush to explain to his fellow citizens what had occurred and frame the nation's response to that singular catastrophe. Bush fulfilled that duty by inaugurating the Global War on Terror, or GWOT. Both in terms of what was at stake and what the United States intended to do, the president explicitly compared that n…

≈Ωivadin Jovanoviƒá (2021-03-28). Twenty-two Years Since the Launch of the NATO Aggression on Serbia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. globalresearch.ca The Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals, the Club of …

Global Research News (2021-03-28). We Stand in Solidarity with The People of Haiti. End Neocolonialism in Haiti. globalresearch.ca 17 years of a US-UN military occupation paved the way for 10 years of a US imposed dictatorship in our country, Haiti. | State corruption and land grabs are rampant….

teleSUR (2021-03-28). Globalink | New Yorkers Rally Against Racism: "It Is Just Prejudice" telesurenglish.net Some figures about the recent rallies in the U.S.: — 17 pct of Asian-Americans have reportedly experienced harassment — 50 pct of those said that was because of their race or ethnicity — 81 pct of Americans agreed social media should do more to combat online hate.

Rick Rozoff (2021-03-28). NATO Headquarters: Blinken Announces Last Global Crusade. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-03-28). Egypt: Ever Given To Be Refloated in the Next 24-48hr. telesurenglish.net The container ship "Ever Given" on Sunday could be ungrounded in the next 24 to 48 hours with the help of today's high tide, which will facilitate the refloating operations. | RELATED: | The ship has been stranded at the Suez Canal southern end for the past six days due to a combination of human errors and a sandstorm. | Chairman of the Egyptian Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Osama Rabie announced the ship had moved 30 degrees to the…

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein (2021-03-28). Joe Biden y el Nuevo Orden Mundial. globalizacion.ca El secretario de Estado de Estados Unidos, Antony Blinken ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de China, Wang Yi | En tan solo los dos meses de gobierno Joe Biden está logrando lo que sus cinco antecesores desde el final de la guerra…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-28). Subnational elections in Bolivia: another vote of confidence for MAS party. peoplesdispatch.org The 240 out of the 336 elected mayors and 3 of the 5 elected governors in Bolivia belong to the ruling government of the progressive Movement Towards Socialism party…

_____ (2021-03-28). Venezuelan Army Reports New Attack On Border Post With Colombia. popularresistance.org The Strategic Operational Commander of the Venezuelan Army (FANB) Admiral Remigio Ceballos reported through his Twitter account that on the night of Wednesday, March 24, "a group of Colombian criminals tried to attack a border post and several terrorists were neutralized." | "We continue to give heavy blows to Colombian irregular criminal groups that flee to Colombia, and no one stops them. Last night they tried to attack a border post and several terrorists were neutralized. Search and Attack Operations Continue! We will win!" reads the message on the social media network.

Heba Nasser (2021-03-28). Iran and China Sign 25-year Cooperation Deal. globalresearch.ca Iran and China on Saturday signed a 25-year "strategic cooperation" agreement …

Enrique Ojito (2021-03-28). Negocio y sepultura en alta mar. globalizacion.ca Sobrevivieron comiendo cocos, ratas y caracoles durante 33 días. Pilotos de la Guardia Costera de Estados Unidos relataron a EFE que el pasado 8 de febrero, mientras sobrevolaban el Anguilla Cay en una inspección de rutina, vieron a dos personas…

Capire (2021-03-28). Activist Islanda Micherline on the coup and grassroots struggle in Haiti. peoplesdispatch.org In a context of deepened political crisis in Haiti which has seen Jovenel MoàØse, of the Haitian Tèt Kale Party (Parti HaàØtien Tèt Kale—PHTK) π attempt to cling onto power after his term in office expired, the Haitian people have been engaged in important efforts of mobilization and organizing across the country. In this context, Islanda Micherline, a member of the Union of Small Producers of Haiti (Tèt Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen), CLOC-La Via Campesina, and ALBA Movements, spoke to

Fight Back (2021-03-28). Atlanta solidarity with Haiti: protest at Coca-Cola landmark. fightbacknews.org Atlanta, GA – An international day of solidarity with Haiti is being called for March 29. Protests are planned for Atlanta, New York, Miami and Washington DC. March 29 is the day on which Haiti's constitution was written. President Jovenel MoàØse wants to rewrite Haiti's constitution to maintain power and increase his term until February 7, 2022. | Since taking office in 2017, President MoàØse has been making power plays, including firing judges and parliamentary officials, while reinstating a repressive national military that collaborates with Haitian police. Together, they violently repress Haitia…

Dr. Christopher J. Portier (2021-03-28). High Probability Radio Frequency Radiation Causes Brain Tumors. Expert Report. globalresearch.ca Christopher J. Portier, Ph.D., former director of the National Center …

Fight Back (2021-03-28). Minnesota demands U.S. withdraw from Afghanistan. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On March 26, a coalition of Twin Cities area peace and anti-war groups marked 18 years of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq with a protest calling for an end to "endless U.S. wars." The crowed lined up in front of the office of Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. | MN Peace Action Coalition called for the protest and announced, "The effects of U.S. militarism around the world are felt at home with militarization of police and brutalization of communities at home. The wars abroad are felt on the streets at home, as funds for housing, jobs, health care and other human needs go to the Pentagon war…

CP Editor (2021-03-28). Courtney Barnett — So Long, Marianne. counterpunch.org

Solidarity Forever (2021-03-28). Janitors Walk Off the Job in SF for COVID Protections and More. indybay.org After months of contract negotiations broke down, over 700 janitors represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) walked off the job on March 24th. This was the start of three-day strike for improved COVID protections and other working conditions.

OtherWords (2021-03-28). The Worst Attack on Voting Rights Since Jim Crow. juancole.com By Phyllis Richardson | — ( Otherwords.org ) — Last November, despite a global pandemic, voter intimidation, and an unprecedented disinformation campaign, a record number of Americans cast a ballot in the 2020 election. Expanded voting by mail, no-excuse absentee voting, curbside voting, and early voting made the ballot box more accessible. But now, Republican …

Geraldina Colotti (2021-03-28). Contra Venezuela, el Far West "democrático" de los países imperialistas. globalizacion.ca Hay muchas buenas razones para defender el derecho a la existencia de la revolución bolivariana. Algunas de ellas se relacionan con la esencia misma del ser humano como ser social capaz de experimentar sentimientos de identificación con el dolor del…

Jorge Alemán (2021-03-28). Argentina — Populismo revisitado. globalizacion.ca La palabra Populismo ha sido tergiversada y alterada en su sentido por toda la derecha mediática neoliberal. Ha sido el término maldito tanto de las élites oligárquicas como incluso de algunos sectores denominados progresistas. | Es bastante curioso observar que no…

_____ (2021-03-28). Manifesto: Draft Proposal For The Founding Of The International Working Peoples Association, 1979. popularresistance.org Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin is probably best known for Anarchism and the Black Revolution, a fifty-six page manifesto that was arguably the first work to systematically apply the principles and theories of anarchism to the history of Black struggle and the question of Black liberation. First published in 1979, Anarchism and the Black Revolution was written while the Chattanooga-born Irvin was incarcerated in the United States Penitentiary at Marion, Illinois serving a life sentence for hijacking . Ervin was first introduced to anarchism during an interim stint in the Federal Detention Center in…

Luvis Pareja (2021-03-28). Lacalle lo logra: Caída de un 5.9% del PIB y aumento crítico del coronavirus en Uruguay. globalizacion.ca Las autoridades uruguayas estimaron la suspensión de las clases presenciales en todos los niveles de enseñanza hasta Semana Santa, mientras que el cierre de oficinas estatales y la cancelación de espectáculos públicos se extenderá hasta el 12 de abril de…

Isaac Enríquez Pérez (2021-03-28). Privatización, bursatilización y geopolítica del "oro azul" globalizacion.ca El día 22 de marzo fue declarado por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) como el Día Mundial del Agua; y más que atender la conmemoración respecto al vital líquido es importante comprender los desafíos y la conflictividad que…

Nicolás Centurión (2021-03-28). El "lastre" del Mercosur, el Uruexit y los liberales uruguayos. globalizacion.ca El cruce entre el presidente argentino Alberto Fernández y el uruguayo Luis Lacalle Pou en la Cumbre virtual por los 30 años del Mercado Común del sur (Mercosur), del que son socios con brasileños y paraguayos, es noticia en todos…

Enrique Calderón Alzati (2021-03-28). Los bucaneros del petróleo. globalizacion.ca En ocasión del pasado aniversario de la expropiación petrolera, tuve oportunidad de leer un artículo que me pareció del mayor interés para comprender algunos sucesos relacionados con el nuevo gobierno de Estados Unidos. El documento fue escrito por mi amigo…

Abel Prieto Jiménez (2021-03-28). Graziella Pogolotti: Una extraordinaria intelectual que ha puesto todo su talento al servicio de la descolonización, del mejoramiento humano. globalizacion.ca Palabras de elogio en el acto de entrega de la Orden Nacional "José Martí" a la doctora Graziella Pogolotti | Hoy es un día de alegría y orgullo para la cultura cubana y para toda Cuba. Nos hemos reunido para rendir…

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-03-28). Sunday 3/28: What's going on in Myanmar? indybay.org Zoom forum, login into at icssmarx.org

Labor Video Project (2021-03-28). Thousands March and Rally In San Francisco Protesting Racist Attacks Against Asians. indybay.org Thousands of Chinese Americans and Asians marched and rallied in San Francisco on March 27, 2021 against the racist murders and attacks in the US. Some also protested the China bashing whipped up by both the Democrats and Republicans iincluding House Leader Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco.

Free RunningWolf (2021-03-28). OPD team framing Indigenous Elder RunningWolf for "hate crime" includes racist killer cop. indybay.org After five months, Indigenous Elder Zachary RunningWolf is still being held as a political prisoner due to OPD interference in Berkeley's 2020 Mayoral Election. Systemic racism and corruption in the prisons & courts have undermined RunningWolf's rights to a fair trial, while corporate media circulates lies and covers up Anti-Indigenous Genocide.

Indigenous Environmental Network (2021-03-28). Thursday 4/1: DAPL & Line 3 D.C. Protest Rally: Indigenous Youth & Allies Demand Build Back Fossil Free! indybay.org Online here: www.facebook.com/ienearth/ | In-person: Army Corps of Engineers HQ, 441 G Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20314…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-03-28). Bay Area Asians Rise Up to Repudiate Hate. indybay.org In solidarity with Blacks, Latinos and others they marched down SF's Market Street…

CIIS Public Programs (2021-03-28). Wednesday 4/14: From Eco-Anxiety to Eco-Resilience. indybay.org Online…

Ekkehard Basten, Manfred Lotze (2021-03-28). Corona: When will we ever understand? indybay.org The Corona measures of those currently in power are intended to prevent great calamity. They are used to justify the most severe restrictions on constitutional rights, the likes of which have not been seen since the end of World War II.

Fresno County Bicycle Coalition (2021-03-28). Sunday 5/2: MOTHERLOAD: Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion. indybay.org

The Jamal Journal (2021-03-28). The Ballistics Evidence Used To Convict Mumia Abu-Jamal. indybay.org This article appears in the Jamal Journal issue #1 and has just been published at www.jamaljournal.com

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-03-28). Ethiopians Protest Junta and Foreign Interference. indybay.org San Francisco's Ethiopians Protest TPLF Junta and Say "hands Off" to Foreign Countries…

Restore Oakland (2021-03-28). Sunday 3/28: Fruitvale Mutual Aid Day. indybay.org 1419 39th Ave | Oakland, CA | (Restore Oakland parking lot)…

CA Voter (2021-03-28). Unrelenting e-mails from Gov. Newsom. indybay.org Unrelenting e-mails from Gov. Newsom. It's enough to make me want to support his recall!

Tenderloin Tessie & First UU Church SF (2021-03-28). Sunday 4/4: Free Easter Dinner and PPE & Clothing Giveaway w/ Tenderloin Tessie SF. indybay.org First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109…

Michael Harris (2021-03-28). Kickoff for Negro Bar State Historic Park Junior Ranger Program. indybay.org Early California Pan African Pioneers, both free and enslaved were a key part of the California Gold Rush. Our California Buffalo Soldiers were the early California Park Rangers and initial stewards of the land in an unsurpassed way.

MEE, agencies (2021-03-28). Sudan signs deal with rebel faction for future peace talks. middleeasteye.net Sudan signs deal with rebel faction for future peace talks | Khartoum has made it a priority to establish peace with the SPLM-N rebel faction and settle internal conflicts | Sun, 03/28/2021 – 15: 40 | Sudan's head of state, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, signed the "declaration of principles" with Abdelaziz al-Hilu, head of Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) (AFP) | Sudan s…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-28). Suez Canal: Sisi orders preparations to lighten stranded ship's load. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Sisi orders preparations to lighten stranded ship's load | Some movement, but experts say authorities face two-week wait if unable to dislodge ship on Sunday | Sun, 03/28/2021 – 12: 25 | A view of earth-moving equipment excavating sand near the bow of the Ever Given container ship stuck in the Suez Canal (AFP) | Egypt's President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi ordered the Suez Canal Autho…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-28). Saudi Arabia to plant 10 billion trees, as MBS launches ambitious climate plan. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia to plant 10 billion trees, as MBS launches ambitious climate plan | World's biggest oil exporter also announces plans to generate half of its energy from renewable sources over the next decade | Sun, 03/28/2021 – 11: 36 | A tree in the desert in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh (AFP/File photo) | Saudi Arabia aims to plant 10 billion trees, as part of ambitious plans launched by…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-03-28). GOP's Border Stunt 'Nothing But a Divide and Distract Tactic' Say Immigrant Rights Advocates. commondreams.org "Their focus on the border is a cynical and strategic racist play for political gain." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Adam Weinstein (2021-03-28). Failure to Take US Military Out of Afghanistan Would Make Repeal of AUMF Meaningless. commondreams.org If wars like Afghanistan are not also brought to an end, then they will inevitably be made to fit new and more narrow authorizations making it even harder to end them in the future. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Christopher Brauchli (2021-03-28). Mitch and Elaine Aren't Bothered By Their Own Hypocrisy. commondreams.org Mitch McConnell pretended to care about the appropriate use of taxpayers' dollars while his wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, was fleecing the public. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

H. Patricia Hynes (2021-03-28). Prelude to Tax Day. commondreams.org The biggest Tax Day elephant in the room resides in the 5-sided military mansion, the Pentagon, with its criminally large budget—nearly a trillion dollars each year siphoned from our tax dollars. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Chuck Collins (2021-03-28). To Fix the Nation's Woes, Tax Wealth. commondreams.org Members of the billionaire class have used their clout to rig the economy in their favor. A wealth tax could begin to reverse four decades of extreme inequality and build an economy that works for everyone. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2021-03-28). Globalink | First Batch of Chinese Coronavirus Vaccines Arrives in Uzbekistan. telesurenglish.net The first batch of Chinese coronavirus vaccines arrived in Uzbekistan Saturday. China and Uzbekistan have been providing mutual assistance to overcome the pandemic, said Chinese Ambassador to Uzbekistan.

Peter Koenig (2021-03-28). The Coronavirus Vaccine: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020". Vaccination as a Platform for "Digital Identity" globalresearch.ca What is the infamous ID2020? It's an electronic ID program that uses generalized vaccination as a platform for digital identity. The program harnesses existing birth registration and vaccination operations to provide newborns with a portable and persistent biometrically-linked digital identity.

Peter Koenig (2021-03-28). Implanted "Vaccine Package" ID: Germany's Parliament Has Ratified GAVI's Digital "Agenda ID2020" globalresearch.ca This is a centralized general electronic data collection of every citizen to which every government agency, police — and possibly also the private sector would have access. It covers all that is known about an individual, from your bank account to your shopping habits, health records and entries into your private sphere.

Achal Prabhala (2021-03-28). Denialism at an Industrial Scale. zcomm.org Interview on Intellectual Property Laws around Drugs and Vaccines…

teleSUR (2021-03-28). UK PM Urged To Share Coronavirus Vaccines With Poorer Nations. telesurenglish.net There is "high risk that the UK will be hoarding limited supply whilst health workers and the most vulnerable in low- and middle-income countries do not have access," said a letter to the prime minister by those including British government science advisor Jeremy Farrar. | "The UK will be sitting on enough surplus vaccine doses to vaccinate the world's frontline health workers twice over," it said.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-03-28). Iraq major destination for knowledge-based firms' exports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 28 (MNA) — Rouhollah Estiri, the director-general of the international business development office, says that Iraq was the major destination for the products of Iranian knowledge-based companies.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-03-28). Tehran Azadi Tower goes dark at Earth Hour. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 28 (MNA) — Along with many other landmark structures on earth, the iconic Azadi Tower went dark to mark the Earth Hour on Saturday evening.

_____ (2021-03-28). End US-UK Nuclear Collusion. popularresistance.org On March 16, the United Kingdom announced (in its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Foreign Policy and Development titled Global Britain in a Competitive Age) that it will increase the limit on its nuclear arsenal for the first time in decades. Instead of maintaining a cap of 180 warheads (as it had previously stated), the UK will increase its stockpile cap to 260 warheads — a 40% increase. The review also broadens the role of nuclear weapons to include the possible use of nuclear weapons to address emerging technologies (cyber attacks).

Ken Klippenstein (2021-03-28). Amazon and Bathroom Breaks. zcomm.org If employees actually had to pee in bottles, Amazon said, "nobody would work for us." That's a lie…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-03-28). Opposition to Abolishing Nuclear Weapons—and What Could Help to Overcome It. zcomm.org Given the fact that nuclear war means the virtual annihilation of life on earth, it's remarkable that many people continue to resist building a nuclear weapons-free world. Is the human race suicidal? Before jumping to that conclusion, let's remember that considerably more people favor abolishing nuclear weapons than oppose it. Public opinion surveys—ranging from polls

Joe DeManuelle-Hall (2021-03-28). Virginia Public Sector Workers Organize to Make New Bargaining Rights a Reality. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Labor Notes When Virginia changed its law last year to allow local government workers to bargain collectively, it was a leap forward in a time when the trend is generally in the opposite direction. As always, the devil is in the details—and there's a lot of devilry

Maya Evans (2021-03-28). Will Drones Really Protect Us? zcomm.org Drugs, Surveillance & The War on Terror…

Chuck Collins (2021-03-28). Sanders Estate Tax Bill Shuts Down Wealth Hiding Loopholes. zcomm.org The Vermont senator and former presidential candidate takes shot across the bow of the wealth defense industry…

Umme Hoque (2021-03-28). If You Want Student Loan Debt Cancellation, the Time to Act Is Here. zcomm.org Starting next week, the Debt Collective will embark on a week of action to tell the Biden administration that it's time to cancel every cent of student debt. Join us…

Siân Berry (2021-03-28). As mayor, I'll fight to fix London's broken housing system. zcomm.org Londoners need a mayor who will fight for housing reform and rent controls, argues Green Party candidate Sian Berry…

Jeremy Brecher (2021-03-28). The Future of People Power in the Coronavirus Depression. zcomm.org Direct action can play a significant role in shaping the Biden era…

_____ (2021-03-28). On Contact: Deep American Roots Of The Atlanta Shootings. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses with journalist and writer May Jeong the deep American roots of the Atlanta shootings. | May Jeong's op-ed, 'The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta Shootings – The Victims Lived at the Nexus of Race, Gender and Class', was published in the New York Times on March 19, 2021. | Jeong is a writer at Vanity Fair and an Alicia Patterson fellow. She is working on a book about sex work.

_____ (2021-03-28). All Health Is Public Health. popularresistance.org For decades, we have been sold a myth of private health. It is a myth that our health is largely a product of individual choices and personal responsibilities. It is a myth that our healthcare is a service which private corporations can provide, and for which we must pay to survive. | But the Covid-19 pandemic has blown up this myth. Our personal health cannot be separated from the health of our neighbors or our planet. Nor can it be separated from the structural factors and policy decisions that have determined our health outcomes long before we are born.

Emir Sader (2021-03-28). Con Lula da Silva vuelve el tiempo de la izquierda. globalizacion.ca El pleno regreso de Lula a la vida política cambia los términos de los enfrentamientos políticos. Hasta entonces, el centro de los choques estaba en el marco de la derecha, entre Bolsonaro y los sectores de derecha que, apoyando su…

Peter Koenig (2021-03-28). Libya — Why Was Muammar Gaddafi Killed — May We Never Forget. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on GR in May 2017. | The Text below is the transcript of the interview between Alex Knyazev of Russia TV24 and Peter Koenig. | Questions Russia TV24: What were the reasons Mr. Gaddafi was …

Eds. (2021-03-27). Amazon plays dirty in Bessemer Union Drive: Mass solidarity needed. mronline.org Everyone knew that Amazon would fight the union drive in one of its fulfillment centers in Bessemer, Alabama. But the company's union-busting tactics are drawing more scrutiny as the final days for workers to mail in ballots draw near. | March 27, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-03-27). Behind Amazon's expansion in Detroit. wsws.org The investments by Amazon in Detroit, including the construction of five new facilities in the greater metropolitan area promising to bring 2,000 jobs, is part of the giant technology company's strategy to cash in on the conditions of poverty and unemployment in the city.

WSWS (2021-03-27). COVID-19 infections shoot up in reopened UK schools. wsws.org The Johnson government is stopping at nothing to ensure that pupils remain in classrooms in order that their parents are able to go to work and churn out profits for the corporations.

teleSUR (2021-03-27). Protests in 60+ Countries Reject Genocidal US Blockade on Cuba. telesurenglish.net In a worldwide day, the initiative launched a month ago by the Europe for Cuba channel, in coordination with solidarity movements and groups in different parts of the planet, will take place today and tomorrow, Sunday, with car and bicycle caravans, rallies, marches and mountain climbing, among other diverse actions. | "The call is also to flood the social networks in days of denunciation and repudiation of the genocidal blockade imposed on the island, in which we expect a good response, despite the restrictions derived from the COVID-19 pandemic," José Antonio Toledo and Michele Mesagna, coordinators of the p…

WSWS (2021-03-27). Texas implements new CDC guidelines in public schools. wsws.org Potentially millions of schoolchildren will be packed into classrooms in the second most populous state in the US, as known COVID-19 cases among schoolchildren and staff approach 200,000.

WSWS (2021-03-27). Quebec court throws out union lawsuit calling for greater protection from COVID-19 in schools. wsws.org Justice Riordan issued his full-throated endorsement of the "open schools" policy of the Quebec government and Canadian elite amid a further surge in the pandemic, fueled by new more contagious and lethal COVID-19 variants.

Clean Energy Wire (2021-03-27). Germany sees record greenhouse gas emission fall due to pandemic, renewables. juancole.com By Kerstine Appunn and Julian Wettengel | — ( Clean Energy Wire) — Germany's greenhouse gas emissions dropped nearly nine percent in 2020 — the largest annual fall since 1990 — as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed down the use of fossil fuels and added to the effects of the shift to renewable …

Eds. (2021-03-27). Capitalizing on the COVID Crisis: the Ford Government's move to privatize Public Education for EdTech. mronline.org Recently, Klein coined the term "disaster capitalism" to describe how corporations profit from crises with help from the right-wing governments that pick up and implement the ideas that serve them. | March 27, 2021 | Newswire…

Ricardo Vaz (2021-03-27). Venezuelan Oil and Natural Gas Production Cut Down After Pipeline Explosion. venezuelanalysis.com Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami denounced a terrorist attack against the gas pipeline in eastern Venezuela.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-03-27). The US-NATO War of Aggression against Yugoslavia. globalresearch.ca The US-NATO War of Aggression against Yugoslavia : | . | by Michel Chossudovsky: | Centre for Research on Globalization, | Global Research E-Book Series, | | Montreal, March 2021 | . | Copyright, Centre for Research on Globalization. 2021 | . | . |
| . | Preface: | . | Twenty-two years ago in …

WSWS (2021-03-27). Australian government and media seek to bury Afghanistan war crimes. wsws.org Despite an official report saying "credible evidence" showed that Australian troops murdered 39 Afghans, no criminal investigations have begun.

Staff (2021-03-27). This bodycam footage reveals all that is wrong with policing. therealnews.com The questionable arrest of a cab driver in Ohio, caught on body camera, shows how quickly police can be to initiate force—and what the consequences are for the victims who experience it.

Ricardo Vaz (2021-03-27). Cape Verde greenlights Venezuelan gov't envoy extradition to U.S. mronline.org The Cape Verde Supreme Court has approved a request to extradite Venezuelan government envoy Alex Saab to the U.S. | Newswire…

Litsa Chatzivasileiou (2021-03-27). The Windigo Disease of Resource Capitalism and Global Dispossession of Indigenous Peoples. dissidentvoice.org This is a version of a speech given outside the headquarters of ReconAfrica in Vancouver BC on Water Day — March 22, 2021. We are on stolen CS·∏µwxñwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó: l≈ç and S…ôlÃìiÃÅlw…ôta î/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and x ∑m…ôŒ∏k ∑…ôyÃì…ôm (Musqueam) land and what is happening here today, the assault of Indigenous peoples and the invasion of their territories by …

Liberation Staff, Atlanta (2021-03-27). Protest in Atlanta stands up to anti-Asian terror attacks. liberationnews.org On March 18, the Party for Socialism and Liberation in Atlanta responded to the massacre by organizing a protest nearby two of the targeted spas.

The Conversation (2021-03-27). Ten years after the Arab Spring, Libya has another chance for peace. juancole.com By Brian McQuinn | — Ten years ago, the United Nation's no-fly zone over Libya marked the beginning of the Libyan revolution and the West's bombing campaign. I spent much of the war embedded with the fighters in Misrata, Libya's third-largest city, studying the insurgency. The fighting stopped with the death of Col. Moammar Gadhafi, …

WSWS (2021-03-27). EU summit: Trade war instead of protection from coronavirus. wsws.org The recent EU summit has once again shown that the European Union is neither able nor willing to offer its citizens even the minimum protection against the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-03-27). Advance notice: Socialist publisher Mehring Books launches new Australian website. wsws.org The new site will enable WSWS readers in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia-Pacific region to more easily access Mehring Book's extensive range of Marxist literature and at a reduced price.

Editor (2021-03-27). Congress Demands Tech CEOs Censor the Internet in Despotic Hearing. scheerpost.com By Glenn Greenwald / Substack Over the course of five-plus hours on Thursday, a House Committee along with two subcommittees badgered three tech CEOs, repeatedly demanding that they censor more political content from their platforms and vowing legislative retaliation if they fail to comply. The hearing — convened by the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Chair Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ)… |

WSWS (2021-03-27). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

WSWS (2021-03-27). Form a Network of Rank-and-File Action Committees for Safe Workplaces! wsws.org We call on all workers, students and young people who agree with these demands to attend the April 10 online forum. Join us in building independent rank-and-file committees to wage the class struggle and take part in the fight to build a new socialist leadership.

Andrew Korybko (2021-03-27). Can Russia's S-400 Sale to India Trigger the Collapse of the US-led anti-China "Quad Alliance" globalresearch.ca The US-led anti-Chinese Quad alliance of itself, Australia, India, and Japan …

Michael Welch (2021-03-27). The Ides of March: False Pretexts Galore in the Wars on Yugoslavia and Iraq. globalresearch.ca "Biden was a man who believed in regime change. Biden was a man who believed Saddam Hussein was the personification of evil. Biden was a man who believed that we had to use whatever means necessary up to and including …

_____ (2021-03-27). Venezuela Sues The US At The WTO. popularresistance.org Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza on Friday informed that his country sued the U.S. before the World Trade Organization (WTO) for imposing unilateral coercive measures contrary to international norms and principles. | "Sooner rather than later, Venezuela will defeat through law what the U.S. intends to impose through force," he said, recalling that the U.S. blockade seeks to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's administration. | In an attempt to avoid criticism from a multilateral institution, the United States prevented Venezuela from requesting the formation of a WTO panel whose objective wou…

_____ (2021-03-27). The War Of Hunger Is Taking Over From The War Of Guns. popularresistance.org Great dollops of hypocrisy invariably accompany expressions of concern by outside powers for the wellbeing of the Syrian people. But even by these low standards, a new record for self-serving dishonesty is being set by the Caesar Civilian Protection Act, the new US law imposing the harshest sanctions in the world on Syria and bringing millions of Syrians to the brink of famine. | Supposedly aimed at safeguarding ordinary Syrians from violent repression by President Bashar al-Assad, the law is given a humanitarian garnish by naming it after the Syrian military photographer who filmed and smuggled out of the countr…

Andrew Emett (2021-03-27). Court refuses reinstatement for ex-NYPD cop who killed Eric Garner. nationofchange.org "Today we provide the people of New York City an important tool for accountability when law enforcement violates their rights."

WSWS (2021-03-27). Teachers in Los Angeles speak out as catastrophic school reopenings loom. wsws.org Details continue to emerge of the looming school reopening disaster in Los Angeles, which was crafted with the full collaboration of the United Teachers Los Angeles.

teleSUR (2021-03-27). Iran and China Sign 25-Year $400 Billion Cooperation Agreement. telesurenglish.net Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif signed a 25-year comprehensive strategic partnership agreement in Tehran on Saturday, marking a milestone in bilateral relations between the two countries. | The 25-year strategic cooperation roadmap between the two nations sets out comprehensive bilateral collaboration in many sectors. | RELATED: | According to the official Irna news age…

_____ (2021-03-27). Activists Block Rail Line Near General Dynamics Over Arms Sales. popularresistance.org London, Ontario – A small group of activists blocked a rail line in east London Friday, demanding the federal government cancel a contract to provide military vehicles to Saudi Arabia. | About 15 people from various anti-war groups demonstrated on the railroad tracks at Clarke Road and Oxford Street East in London, just west of the General Dynamics Land Systems plant, which manufactures light armoured vehicles (LAVs). | The protest was meant to stop any shipments of military vehicles bound for the middle eastern kingdom. No trains came through during the protest.

Heather Cox Richardson (2021-03-27). Voting rights IS democracy. nationofchange.org Democrats are talking about reforming the filibuster to keep Republicans from blocking the For the People Act.

WSWS (2021-03-27). Texas reports 111 dead from February winter storm that knocked out power and water for millions. wsws.org The new tally is almost twice as high as previously reported. It surpasses the death toll from Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and is expected to grow even higher.

_____ (2021-03-27). End US Support For The Brutal MoàØse Regime In Haiti! popularresistance.org March 29 is the anniversary of the 1987 Haitian Constitution written after the 1986 overthrow of the brutal Duvalier dictatorship. The 1987 Constitution was designed to create "a socially just, economically free, and politically independent Haitian nation." Those ideals are again in crisis. | The US-backed de facto president of Haiti, Jovenel MoàØse, is refusing to leave office even though his term ended on February 7. MoàØse and his Western allies – the US, Canada, Brazil, France, Spain and the European Union – are trying to push through a new constitution.

WSWS (2021-03-27). Demonstrators protest brutal removal of Los Angeles homeless encampment. wsws.org Los Angeles police officers arrested over 180 demonstrators, legal observers and journalists while city officials closed down a homeless encampment at historic Echo Park Lake.

WSWS (2021-03-27). Top US admiral warns war with China over Taiwan "much closer than most think" wsws.org By heightening tensions with China over Taiwan, the Biden administration is pouring petrol over the most dangerous flashpoint in Asia, threatening to trigger a catastrophic war between nuclear-armed powers.

WSWS (2021-03-27). After the January 6 coup attempt, Republicans escalate attack on voting rights. wsws.org On Thursday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a sweeping attack on voting rights aimed at crippling the ability of poor, minority and working class people to cast a ballot.

WSWS (2021-03-27). Sound of Metal: Searching for relief in "a damn cruel place" wsws.org The story follows a musician couple, Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke), who play in a "sludge metal" band. Tragically, Ruben's hearing begins to deteriorate rapidly.

WSWS (2021-03-27). Australian Treasury flags 150,000 job losses as JobKeeper ends. wsws.org With 1.1 million workers still depending on the wage subsidy, the real impact will likely be far greater.

WSWS (2021-03-27). Morenoite CRT offers political alliance with Spain's PSOE-Podemos government. wsws.org As anger mounts at the government's "herd immunity" and police state policies, the Morenoite Workers' Revolutionary Current is offering a political alliance with Podemos.

WSWS (2021-03-27). Evanston, Illinois city council votes to enact racial reparations program. wsws.org The Chicago suburb's plan, like other such schemes that have been floated or are currently being introduced, is reactionary in its attempt to divide the working class on racial lines, and moreover, will do nothing to address the deep poverty and inequality suffered by black workers.

_____ (2021-03-27). Next Indo-Pacific US Commander Warns Of China's Threat To Taiwan. popularresistance.org During his confirmation hearing to head the command that covers 51 percent of the globe, U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Admiral John Aquilino told the Senate Armed Services Committee that "the most dangerous concern is that of a military force against Taiwan." Aquilino told the committee that the "annexation of Taiwan is the number one priority of China" and asked the Senate committee to fund the $27.3 billion Pacific Deterrence Initiative. | Aquilino's comment echoed the March 2, 2021 assessment of retired Lt. General H.R. McMaster, one of the Trump administration's national security advisers.

teleSUR (2021-03-27). Myanmar: 100+ People Killed in the Bloodiest Day of the Coup. telesurenglish.net Over 100 unarmed civilians were killed by security forces in Myanmar on Saturday, which marks the bloodiest day of protests since last month's coup. | RELATED: | Protesters against the February 1 military coup came out on the streets of Yangon, Mandalay, and other towns, defying a military warning that they could be shot "in the head and back." | At least 40 people, including a 13-year-old girl, were killed in Mandalay, and a…

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-03-27). As US loses its edge, game of cyber chicken could have deadly consequences. peoplesdispatch.org Cybersecurity threats are emerging as one of the most serious challenges of the 21st century. The US and its NATO allies have turned down every attempt within the UN framework for banning cyber weapons…

teleSUR (2021-03-27). Kim Janey Becomes Boston's First Black and First Female Mayor. telesurenglish.net Former Boston council president Kim Janey became the first woman and Black person to lead the city of Boston after 199 years of white men's control on the city's mayorship. | RELATED: | She was sworn in by the first Black woman to lead Massachusetts' highest court, Kimberly Budd, and the first Black Massachusetts congresswoman, Ayanna Pressley, who are symbols of Black women's new role in U.S. politics. | Jany asce…

WSWS (2021-03-27). Virginia's state government abolishes capital punishment. wsws.org The abolition of the death penalty makes Virginia the first Southern US state to remove the barbaric punishment from its books.

WSWS (2021-03-27). Determined opposition to 12-hour day at Sterling Heights Assembly as April 5 start date approaches. wsws.org Stellantis is seeking to ramp up production at SHAP even as five assembly plants face temporary closure due to a shortage of computer chips.

WSWS (2021-03-27). German train drivers union head calls for massive staff cuts. wsws.org The chairman of the German Train Drivers' Union (GDL), Claus Weselsky, has called for massive staff cuts in the administration of Germany's main rail company, Deutsche Bahn (DB).

Ellie Baron (2021-03-27). War in Yemen: Grassroots Mobilization Pressured Biden Administration to Pledge End of U.S. Involvement. globalresearch.ca Grassroots mobilization has led the Biden administration to pledge to end …

WSWS (2021-03-27). Columbia graduate workers hold the line, set to continue strike into third week. wsws.org The greatest danger facing the strike is its systematic isolation by the UAW, which is aimed at wearing down the strikers, while negotiations are being conducted behind the backs of the rank-and-file.

teleSUR (2021-03-27). Mercosur Holds Tense Virtual Summit on 30th Anniversary. telesurenglish.net The presidents of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) member states held a virtual summit on Saturday where they celebrated 30 years of the integration mechanism and discussed the bloc's tariff policy. | RELATED: | MERCOSUR is currently formed by five permanent members: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela, which did not take part in the summit. Venezuela was suspended in August 2017 after its National Asse…

teleSUR (2021-03-27). Car Bombing Leaves 43 Injured in Cauca, Colombia. telesurenglish.net In Colombia, twelve officials and over thirty civilians on Friday were wounded after a car bomb explosion in front of Corinto's City Hall in the department of Cauca. | RELATED: | "Terrorism is cowards' weapon. We will fight it relentlessly wherever it is," said Colombia's President Ivan Duque. | The terrorist attack occurred at 15H30 (local time), and immediately after, police and army forces arrived on the scene to…

_____ (2021-03-27). The Fairy Creek Blockaders. popularresistance.org Simon Frankson emerged from his sleeping bag at 4 a.m., just in time to join the fray. | The day before, a balmy afternoon in early August, he and about a dozen campers had studied a satellite photo of the area: a mountainside sheathed in deep green cedars and Douglas fir trees, many of them hundreds or thousands of years old, in a watershed known as Fairy Creek in the southwest corner of Vancouver Island. The telling grey stripe of a logging road was creeping up from the left side of the image. It was the same kind of road that has, over the past century, made way for logging companies to cut down 80 per cent of…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-27). The heavy cost of 'insulting' monarchy in Thailand. peoplesdispatch.org Thailand has been witnessing massive protests over the past few months and one of the key demands has been the repeal of the draconian lèse-majesté law. Unsurprisingly, the government has used this provision indiscriminately against protesters…

_____ (2021-03-27). Organizations Petition High Court Of Justice Demanding Vaccines For Palestinians. popularresistance.org Six Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations petitioned the High Court of Justice on Thursday demanding that Israel take immediate steps to ensure regular supply of vaccines to the Palestinian population under its occupation, control and influence, in the West Bank and Gaza. The petitioners also demand that the state transfer its surplus vaccines to the Palestinians immediately. | The petition was submitted by Adv. Adi Lustigman on behalf of Physicians for Human Rights Israel; HaMoked: Center for the Defense of the Individual; Al Mezan Center for Human Rights…

Fight Back (2021-03-27). Minneapolis for Community Control of Police launches petition to change city charter. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Nearly 150 people rallied in North Minneapolis, March 25, to launch a massive voter petition campaign to amend the city charter and establish an all-elected Civilian Police Accountability Commission (CPAC). | They began outside the Minneapolis Police Department 4th Precinct building on Plymouth Avenue. Once the site of an 18-day occupation demanding justice for Jamar Clark in 2015, the precinct building is now surrounded by barricades, fencing and barbed wire, like other police precincts and government buildings in the city where killer cop Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of George Floy…

_____ (2021-03-27). New Global Alliance Defends UN Charter. popularresistance.org A new alliance called the "Groups of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations" has formed in a clear act of resistance to the unilateral and aggressive policies of the United States and its junior partners. Representatives of the alliance reside fully in the Global South. Nations spearheading the initiative include the DPRK, Iran, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cuba, Eritrea, Laos, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Syria, Venezuela, and Palestine in addition to the largest of the developing countries, Russia and China.

Danny Glover (2021-03-27). Amazon Union Drive & the Power of Organized Labor. zcomm.org "Once unions are there, once workers have representation on all levels, once they have a seat at the bargaining table, it's another kind of expression and a new relationship"

Gwenetta Curry (2021-03-27). [Perspectives] Your health is my health: how everyone's health is interconnected. thelancet.com People who provide health and social care services, transport, food, and other essential services have maintained the economy, vital services, and crucial support systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of these workers have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. In many countries the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted pre-existing racial and social inequalities. Health inequalities have been driven by structural factors that limit resources in deprived areas, leaving some more vulnerable to disease than others.

Sophie Mylan, Charlotte Hardman (2021-03-27). [Correspondence] COVID-19, cults, and the anti-vax movement. thelancet.com Rochelle Burgess and colleagues1 eloquently described participatory community engagement as essential for successful COVID-19 vaccination, which involves appreciating the heterogeneous public and working with communities and their leaders to enable bottom-up approaches. They suggested that COVID-19 has drawn attention to the structural violence that is embedded within society, with the pandemic furthering the marginalisation of historically oppressed and excluded groups. Burgess and colleagues1 drew attention to how people who might have suffered disproportionate economic and health consequences from COVID-19 are…

_____ (2021-03-27). Argentina Withdraws From Lima Group. popularresistance.org Argentina has withdrawn from the Lima Group of countries established in 2017 to push for regime change in Venezuela. | Buenos Aires withdrew symbolically on March 24 — the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, which commemorates victims of Argentina's "dirty war" on the anniversary of the 1976 coup d'etat. | It condemned the group's support for sanctions on Venezuela in the midst of a global pandemic and its treatment of the self-proclaimed Juan Guaido administration, a US-backed body with no territory, as Venezuela's representative within it.

WSWS (2021-03-27). UK councils funding crisis threatens essential services. wsws.org The National Audit Office warned that 25 local authorities are verging on bankruptcy, while almost all will implement swingeing cuts to produce legally required balanced budgets.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2021-03-27). As Tide Turns, Houthis Reject US, Saudi "Peace" Deals for the Recycled Trash They Are. mintpressnews.com The Houthis — empowered by six years of perseverance amid one of the most violent wars against some of the world's most powerful military forces, not to mention the ability to reject the proposals set forth by those same powers — have little incentive to accept Riyadh or Washington's "peace" offers.

Ralph Lopez (2021-03-27). Former Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, "Pandemic Is Over" globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on September 24, 2020, this analysis of former Pfizer V-P Michael Yeadon has been the object of censorship. | In a stunning development, a former Chief Science Officer for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says "there is …

WSWS (2021-03-27). US-backed UNHRC resolution puts Sri Lanka on notice. wsws.org The resolution is not just about Sri Lanka but reveals the heavy diplomatic and geo-strategic pressures being exerted by the US on its allies in preparation for war against China.

Labor Video Project (2021-03-27). The War Against Italian Fed-Ex & Amazon Logistics Workers Who Face Police & Government Repression. indybay.org FedEx in collusion with the police and government is attacking the workers and also using fascist laws against them. There is also an attack on all logistics workers and privatization of the economy. Roberto Luzzi with Si Corbus talks about the attacks.

Marsha Feinland (2021-03-27). Saturday 4/3: Amazon, the New Economy, and Labor Organizing. indybay.org online…

WSWS Repost (2021-03-27). Biden silent on rise in COVID-19 cases, justifies attacks on immigrants. indybay.org Seasoned Political analyst Patrick Martin at the World Socialist Web Site describes Biden's first press conference as president.

Pacifica Fight Back (2021-03-27). Saturday 3/27: Stop the Take-Over! Fight for Democracy & Diversity at Pacifica Radio! indybay.org Pacifica Membership Rally…

Staff (2021-03-27). Cops Hired by Amazon Are Intimidating Workers and Supporters of the Union Drive. truthout.org We came down from New York City to cover the historic struggle of Amazon workers to form a union and to amplify the stories of the nearly 6,000 workers who are putting their livelihoods on the line to fight for their right to collectively organize. If this union vote is successful, it will be the first union of Amazon workers in the United States. There is great potential in this union drive — an effort that is being waged by a primarily Black workforce in a virulently racist and ant…

Staff (2021-03-27). Sanders Plans Push to Expand and Enhance Medicare in the Infrastructure Bill. truthout.org Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is

Staff (2021-03-27). Progressive Lawmakers Met With the White House to Discuss Action on Filibuster. truthout.org White House chief of staff Ron Klain

Staff (2021-03-27). In Louisiana, Activists May Be Winning a Battle Against Environmental Racism. truthout.org Energy industry analysts have declared that the massive petrochemical complex proposed by Formosa Plastics in Louisiana's St. James Parish is "financially unviable" due to market conditions, legal and regulatory uncertainty, and a groundswell of political opposition and accusations of environmental racism that are gaining

Lydia DePillis (2021-03-27). How a federal agency excluded thousands of viable businesses from pandemic relief. salon.com The SBA refuses to give PPP loans to people who have filed for bankruptcy, even if their businesses can survive…

Audrey G. Bennett (2021-03-27). The African roots of Swiss design and art theories. salon.com "We care about 'who was first' only because we live in a system obsessed with proclaiming some people winners"

Igor Derysh (2021-03-27). Conservative groups are writing GOP voter suppression bills — and spending millions to pass them. salon.com Right-wing groups like Heritage and ALEC are crafting model legislation as GOP pushes over 250 restrictions…

Paula Disbrowe (2021-03-27). How to smoke a brisket (plus, a pitmaster-approved shortcut). salon.com Award-winning author and grilling expert Paula Disbrowe walks through her Texas-style smoked brisket recipe…

Melanie McFarland (2021-03-27). HBO's celebratory Tina Turner doc gives her the final word on the woman behind the iconic name. salon.com In the film, the artist proves she's more than "the worst parts" of her life, even if others find inspiration there…

Valerio Farris (2021-03-27). Our new favorite charoset is from the biggest Jewish deli in Texas. salon.com This is the sweet and chunky condiment that every Seder needs…

Nicole Michael (2021-03-27). Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go's on her Beatles love and bass player parallels with Paul McCartney. salon.com On this episode of "Everything Fab Four," host Ken Womack interviews the Go-Go's bassist about her life in rock…

Diletta De Cristofaro (2021-03-27). "Generation X": Its tales about McJobs and information overload feel as poignant now as in 1990s. salon.com Three decades later, "Generation X" is a literary classic that still speaks to issues central to today's world…

Paul Rosenberg (2021-03-27). Can a "true" conservatism be redeemed after Trump? Maybe — if it embraces liberalism. salon.com Conservative ideas still have value — but conservative politics has gone insane. Maybe there's a way out…

Maggie Hennessy (2021-03-27). Let's griddle every sandwich, from ham and cheese to peanut butter and honey. salon.com Griddled sandwiches have punctuated my life like crunchy applause ever since my first oozing grilled cheese…

Lucian K. Truscott IV (2021-03-27). America's gun madness: How guns went from tools to ideology to identity. salon.com I was taught to handle and shoot guns as a boy. But the insane, murderous gun culture of today is something new…

RT (2021-03-27). Attack by ISIS-linked militants traps over 180 people, including foreigners, in Mozambique hotel for days. rt.com Foreign employees working on French Total's LNG terminal construction project are among those trapped in a hotel in northern Mozambique which has been besieged by militants for three days. | The coastal town of Palma in northern Mozambique located not far from the Tanzanian border was overrun by Islamist insurgents earlier this week. A local extremist group, known as al-Shabab (and not linked to its Somali namesake), launched a coordinated three-pronged assault on the town on Wednesday, reportedly involving some 100 militants. | Mozambique's Defense Ministry confirmed the attack on March 25 and said its forces…

RT (2021-03-27). Water fight: Israel turns off Jordan's water supply amid drought and 'personal frictions'. rt.com Already in trouble with Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu escalated tensions with his country's closest Arab ally on Friday by unilaterally rejecting its request to increase water supply to the drought-hit kingdom. | Netanyahu's decision — reportedly influenced by a souring of his personal relationship with Jordanian King Abdullah II — went against the security services recommendation to avoid risking historic water-sharing agreements critical to peace in the region. | According to the Haaretz newspaper, Netanyahu did not "respond positively even though professionals in water matters…

RT (2021-03-27). Water fight: Israel turns off Jordan's water supply amid drought and 'personal frictions', media reports. rt.com Already in trouble with Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu escalated tensions with his country's closest Arab ally on Friday by unilaterally rejecting its request to increase water supply to the drought-hit kingdom. | Netanyahu's decision — reportedly influenced by a souring of his personal relationship with Jordanian King Abdullah II — went against the security services recommendation to avoid risking historic water-sharing agreements critical to peace in the region. | According to the Haaretz newspaper, Netanyahu did not "respond positively even though professionals in water matters…

MEE correspondent (2021-03-27). Stolen limbs: Yemenis disabled by war see little hope for the future. middleeasteye.net Stolen limbs: Yemenis disabled by war see little hope for the future | Yemen's conflict has stolen many things from its people, but for the country's disabled it has taken away their future, freedom and independence | Sat, 03/27/2021 – 10: 25 | In Yemen, on average, 50 children are killed and 90 are wounded or permanently disabled each month (MEE/Khalid al-Banna) | Hope is the only thin…

MEE correspondent (2021-03-27). Upper Egypt in agony as families mourn victims of train crash. middleeasteye.net Upper Egypt in agony as families mourn victims of train crash | Egyptians unite in solidarity amid slow and insufficient government response | Sat, 03/27/2021 – 14: 49 | People inspect the damage after two trains collided near the city of Sohag, Egypt, 26 March 2021 (Reuters) | Dozens of families from across impoverished Upper Egypt stood for hours in front of the Tahta General Hospital…

Eds. (2021-03-27). If Israel accuses Iran of doing something, Israel is likely already doing it. mronline.org Israel has accused Iran of doing many nefarious things. But the historical record shows that whatever Israel accuses Iran of, it is likely that Israel is already doing it. | Newswire…

Anand Naidoo (2021-03-27). The Heat: South Africa's high court to rule in Jacob Zuma case. america.cgtn.com South Africa's highest court will decide whether former President Jacob Zuma can be jailed for contempt.

MEE, agencies (2021-03-27). Suez Canal: Strong winds 'not main reason' behind ship's grounding claims official. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Strong winds 'not main reason' behind ship's grounding claims official | Authorities in Egypt said some of the thousands of containers onboard could be removed to refloat the 220,000-tonne ship | Sat, 03/27/2021 – 10: 50 | Smit Salvage said it hopes heavier tugboats, dredging, and a high tide will free the vessel (Reuters) | The chief of Egypt's Suez Canal Authority said on Sat…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-27). Suez Canal: Dutch firm hopes to free ship by early next week. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Dutch firm hopes to free ship by early next week | Authorities in Egypt called in Smit Salvage this week to free the 400-metre-long Ever Given container ship | Sat, 03/27/2021 – 10: 50 | Smit Salvage said it hopes heavier tugboats, dredging, and a high tide will free the vessel (Reuters) | A Dutch firm tasked with moving a giant container ship stuck in the Suez Canal has said i…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-27). Building collapse in Egypt's Cairo leaves at least 18 dead. middleeasteye.net Building collapse in Egypt's Cairo leaves at least 18 dead | The collapse comes a day after a train collision killed 19 people in southern Sohag governorate | Sat, 03/27/2021 – 23: 14 | Egypt has suffered several deadly building collapses and industrial fire accidents in recent years (Reuters) | The death toll from a building collapse in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday has risen to…

Juan Cole (2021-03-27). Scotland is First Industrialized country to generate 97.4% of Electricity From Wind and Solar. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In 2011, Scotland's government, urged on by visionaries like Richard Dixon, set itself the ambitious goal to get 100% of its electricity from renewables by 2020. At that time, it only only got about a fourth from clean energy sources, and a lot of that was hydro. The report card …

Reese Erlich (2021-03-27). This May Be This Foreign Correspondent's Final Column. commondreams.org We all have to go sometime. But knowing approximately when doesn't make it easier. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Fran Quigley (2021-03-27). Celebrating Women Leaders of the Religious Socialism Movement. commondreams.org The movement to connect the socialist cause with religious beliefs in the human right to shelter, healthcare, and necessities owes a great debt to many women. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Laleh Khalili (2021-03-27). What the 2021 Suez Canal Blockage Reveals About the History and Politics of Global Shipping. commondreams.org In the longer term, much as it did in the mid-20th century, the recent obstruction of the Suez Canal, combined with the effects of the pandemic, may precipitate a reckoning in how maritime transport operates. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mark Brenner (2021-03-27). How Public Sector Workers Are Fighting to Prevent More Job Losses. commondreams.org The current stimulus is a one-time infusion into city and state coffers. That's why union activists around the country are focused on fixing our upside-down tax system and making corporations and the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-03-27). 'Way Past Time to Fire Mr. DeJoy' Says Sanders After House Dems Unveil Bill to Stop Assault on USPS. commondreams.org "We will not allow Trump's handpicked Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to slow down mail delivery, cut hours at post offices, and sabotage…

Umme Hoque (2021-03-27). We Can Win Student Loan Debt Cancellation—If We Organize Together. commondreams.org From March 29 through April 4, debtors and our allies will be taking part in the Debt Collective's week of action to cancel ALL student loan debt. Now is the time to get involved. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

An Thuy Nguyen (2021-03-27). On a Quilt of Oppressions and Injustices. commondreams.org Last Tuesday's mass shooting targeting Asian American women working at massage parlors in Atlanta was a horrific manifestation of historically rooted and systematically sustained racism, xenophobia, anti-Asian rhetoric, hypersexualization of Asian women, and misogyny. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Michael Spence, Joseph Stiglitz, Jayati Ghosh (2021-03-27). Rich Countries Can—And Should—Help the Rest of the World With Vaccines and Debt Relief. commondreams.org Political leaders in the developed world must recognize that no one is safe until everyone is safe, and that a healthy global economy is not possible without a strong recovery everywhere. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-03-27). As Junta Kills Over 100 in Myanmar, UN Expert Says It Is 'Past Time for the World to Respond'. commondreams.org "The military celebrated Armed Forces Day by committing mass murder against the people it should be defending," said United Nations special rapporteur Tom Andrews. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Lancet (2021-03-27). [Editorial] COVID-19: building a stronger Europe. thelancet.com Europe is facing serious third waves of COVID-19 and vaccine roll-out has been fraught. But while much of the focus has been on western Europe, little attention has been paid to central and eastern Europe. This region is large, politically diverse, and historically complex, spanning EU member countries like the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and the Baltic states, the non-EU western Balkans, and Ukraine further east. It is unclear how some of these countries managed to keep cases low during the first part of 2020.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-03-27). [World Report] Uncertainties over EU COVID-19 vaccine sharing scheme. thelancet.com Legal hurdles and political questions remain over a European Commission mechanism for donating COVID-19 vaccines to other nations. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

Andrea Germanos (2021-03-27). WHO Chief Blasts 'Grotesque' Vaccine Inequality. zcomm.org Rich Nations Block Speedy End of Global Pandemic…

Brian Wakamo (2021-03-27). As rich nations protect corporate patents, the global vaccine divide is widening. nationofchange.org Corporate profits are not more important than the lives of millions of poor people around the globe.

Greg Kaufmann (2021-03-27). Stacy Abrams Aims to Vaccinate Rural Georgia. zcomm.org "We saw a huge difference when we engaged and organized communities in terms of the [election] turnout in Southwest Georgia. The same can be done with accessing the vaccine."

Betsey Piette (2021-03-27). Philadelphia Asian community speaks. workers.org Philadelphia In response to the brutal murders in Atlanta March 16, this statement was issued March 17 by members of the Philadelphia's Asian community including Woori Center, VietLead, Asian Americans United, API PA, City Council Member Helen Gym, Modero & Co., Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, Pejuang, CAIR Philadelphia, APALA . . . |

Karen J. Greenberg (2021-03-27). Moving on from the War on Terror? zcomm.org Checking in After Six Months…