2021-03-30: News Headlines

John Stanton (2021-03-30). Biden's Shameful Push for War with China and Russia: Ignoring History, Denying Reality. counterpunch.org "One of the most delightful things about Americans is that they have absolutely no historical memory." — Zhou Enlai `In the autumn of 1862, the governments of France and Great Britain proposed to Russia, in a formal but not in an official way, the joint recognition by European powers of the independence of the Confederate

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-30). Actions in 60 cities in solidarity with Asian community against racism, war. peoplesdispatch.org On March 27, activists in over 60 cities and towns across the United States held actions in solidarity with the Asian community in response to the horrific, racist and misogynist massacre that took place in Atlanta on March 16…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-30). Actions in 60 cities stand with Asian community against racism, war. peoplesdispatch.org On March 27, activists in over 60 cities and towns across the United States held actions in solidarity with the Asian community in response to the horrific, racist and misogynist massacre that took place in Atlanta on March 16. The actions were organized by the ANSWER Coalition and took place across the country, from big cities like New York City to small towns like Sequim, Washington. The demonstrations drew significant …

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-03-30). Second Amendment in the Firing Line. globalresearch.ca Gun control was already a Biden Administration priority before the recent …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-30). Cancelling Art: Australia's "Dark Mofo" and the Offended Classes. globalresearch.ca Last week, Australians found themselves delighting in another fit of cancel …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-30). Increasing Nukes and Trimming the Military: Global Britain's Skewed Vision. counterpunch.org Campaigners for the abolition of nuclear weapons had every reason to clink glasses with the coming into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in January. Nuclear weapon states and their allies still persisted in calling the document unhelpful and unrealistic; the self-appointed realists have preferred the go-slow approach of disarmament, a

F. Douglas Stephenson (2021-03-30). Biden's Bandaid, or Top 8 Reasons why we need Medicare for All. juancole.com Gainesville, Florida (Special to Informed Comment) — Distinguished economist Michael Hudson writes that by "conquering the brains of a country by shaping how people think, you can twist their view into 'unreality economics' and make them think you are there to help them and not to take money out of them, then you've got them …

Ron Forthofer (2021-03-30). Reimagining US Foreign Policy. dissidentvoice.org Since the end of WWII, especially since the breakup of the Soviet Union, it appears as if US political leaders feel they are trapped in a time warp and are unable to break free. They seem to believe that they must repeat the same disastrous foreign policy of regime change over and over. Since 9/11, …

_____ (2021-03-30). The Border Patrol Is The Crisis. popularresistance.org It's no surprise that there are claims of a new crisis on our border. A new year, a new administration, new policies in regard to who can cross and how they are processed will always bring a crisis claim from one side or the other. Depending on which side you are on politically often determines how you feel about migrants coming to our country. Conservatives usually feel we allow too many migrants to enter; liberals believe we should allow more. | That is a generalized statement of course. There are all sorts of nuances about our immigration policies and what we believe to be the best course of action. In my acti…

teleSUR (2021-03-30). Guatemala Might Use Force Against Migrant Caravan. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei potentially authorized the use of force against Hondurans by declaring a "state of prevention" in five departments through which a new caravan of migrants could transit. | RELATED: | This state of prevention will be applied "urgently" for 15 days in the Izabal, Zacapa, Chiquimula, El Progreso, and Peten departments. | The new caravan could cross through Corinto or Agua Caliente border points. It is…

_____ (2021-03-30). Dominican Wall Of Anti-Haitianism Keeps Neocolonial Inequity Alive. popularresistance.org Like Palestinians in Israel and Latino, Asian and Muslim immigrants in the U.S., Haitians in the Dominican Republic are demeaned, harassed, and victimized in both extraordinary and mundane ways. | Pushed out of their homeland by centuries of neo-colonialism and exploitation, officially 751,080 Haitians call the Dominican Republic home. This is 7.3% of the official population. There are hundreds of thousands of other Haitians who are deemed "illegal" and do not appear in any statistics. | "Antihaitianismo," or anti-Haitian racism, is but one glaring symptom of the economic and political elites' mind-set in the Dom…

Liberation Staff (2021-03-30). VIDEO: "This racist violence is disgusting" — ANSWER organizer discusses success of March 27 day of action. liberationnews.org Photo: Protesters on March 27 in Honolulu, Hawaii Nicole Roussell, ANSWER Coalition national staff organizer, is interviewed by CGTN to discuss the nationwide day of protest held on Saturday, March 27 against anti-Asian violence. Roussell discusses how war-mongering propaganda and the long history of racism against Asians in the United States is fueling this crisis.

Matt Sedlar (2021-03-30). Developing Countries Need IMF Funds Now, Not Later. cepr.net Initiative for Policy Dialogue See article on original site Globalization isn't working, at least not the way it's structured now, and the pandemic has only exacerbated inequalities between countries. Most advanced economies and some of the larger emerging markets have managed to finance a strong Covid-19 response, put large stimulus measures in place and use …

_____ (2021-03-30). The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. popularresistance.org This month, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released two reports with updates on city and county jail populations nationwide: Jail Inmates in 2019 and Impact of COVID-19 on the Local Jail Population, January-June 2020. After a year of upheaval due to the pandemic, the first report is already out-of-date and mainly useful as a historical document. The second report, however, answers some important questions about the decisions local officials made when the high stakes of jail incarceration — for individual and public health — were put into stark relief by the pandemic. Their decisions, and the resulti…

WSWS (2021-03-30). The surge of COVID-19 in Florida and the disastrous reality of school reopenings in the US. wsws.org School superintendents for the largest districts in Florida recently described their reopenings last autumn as a "safe" model for the rest of the country, ignoring the fact that the state now leads the US in new cases among young people.

WSWS (2021-03-30). Tennessee teachers cannot trust Governor Lee with the $4 billion in COVID-19 relief funds! wsws.org The experience of educators in Tennessee and across the US has exposed that not even the most minuscule reform will be achieved without teachers entering into struggle and putting forward their own demands.

teleSUR (2021-03-30). UN Chief Calls for Bold Measures To Tackle Debt Crisis. telesurenglish.net UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for urgent, bold measures to address an emerging debt crisis caused largely by COVID-19. | RELATED: | "We are on the verge of a debt crisis. Today's meeting, convened with our partners, the prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica, is a call for urgent action," he told a high-level event on debt and liquidity. | Six countries have already defaulted. One-third…

Brasil de Fato (2021-03-30). Brazil's deadliest weekend of the pandemic: 5,000 dead and 130,000 new cases. peoplesdispatch.org The uncontrolled advance of COVID-19 in Brazil leaves behind a tragic figure of 5,094 deaths having been reported to the National Council of Health Secretaries, Conass, this weekend alone, a sum of the fatalities that occurred on Saturday March 27 and Sunday March 28. | There were 3,438 deaths on Saturday — the third day that the 3,000 mark was surpassed since the start of the Over the last 2…

WSWS (2021-03-30). Multi-billion-pound UK track and trace system failed to reduce COVID-19 spread. wsws.org In the operation of the NHS Track and Trace system, the greed of capitalist parasites, many in the ruling conservative party, was never clearer.

lombardi (2021-03-30). 100 Days of Socialism: Afrosoc. dsausa.org Last week, DL began its unfurling of the National Political Education Committee's landmark 100 Days of Socialism, a dynamic alternative to all that chatter about the Biden Administration's "first 100 days." Exploring what the first 100 days of a socialist government might look like, we began with the NPEC's own Sanjiv Gupta and Daphna Thier;…

Juan Cole (2021-03-30). As Biden seeks 30 gigawatts in Offshore Wind, Report shows this source could Generate all US Electricity. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — President Biden has announced an enormous offshore wind corridor. So report Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis at WaPo. I wrote earlier this month about the 84-turbine Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts, which has just been permitted, which will generate 800 megawatts. Biden wants to generate nearly 40 times as much …

Vijay Prashad (2021-03-30). Despite U.S. dirty tricks, Bolivia is finding a way to stay independent. mronline.org Pressure to prevent Morales from running in the election in 2019 mounted early, but it failed. The opposition—with the full backing of the U.S. government—tried to undermine the October 2019 election by painting it as fraudulent. With no real evidence, the military—with a green light from Washington, D.C.—moved against Morales, sending him into exile. | March 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Joseph Pisani, Bill Barrow (2021-03-30). 'Lighting a fuse': Amazon vote could spark more union pushes. peoplesworld.org What happens inside a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, could have major implications not just for the country's second-largest employer but the labor movement at large. Organizers are pushing for some 6,000 Amazon workers there to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union on the promise it will lead to better working conditions, better pay, …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-03-30). 20 de marzo solidaridad con el sindicato de BAmazon. workers.org La histórica elección sindical que buscan los trabajadores mayoritariamente negros de un almacén de Amazon en Bessemer, Alabama, termina el 29 de marzo. Todo indica que la votación será reñida, y el resultado podría tardar semanas en determinarse. Monica Robinson, de la Coalición de Mujeres Sindicalistas de Filadelfia, dirige los . . . |

teleSUR (2021-03-30). Peru: Leftist Candidate Takes the Lead in Presidential Debate. telesurenglish.net Following the first presidential debate in Peru on Monday, local outlets' polls place the left-wing candidate Veronika Mendoza first in the audience's positive opinions. | RELATED: | Outlet La Republica polled 3,200 online users, 60.7 percent of whom said that the Together Peru candidate was the debate's winner. | Her closest rival was Alberto Beingolea from the Popular Christian Party, with 23.8 percent of positive opinions…

Alvaro Rodriguez (2021-03-30). Biden's National Security Guidance document reflects the old imperialist foreign policy. peoplesworld.org There was hope that after the world-wide pandemic, mutual cooperation and sharing would be the new normal among all the countries affected by the pandemic. And we have seen a few hopeful signs in this regard but there are serious concerns now that we may not see real international cooperation become the norm. If we …

teleSUR (2021-03-30). WHO Pushes International Treaty Against Future Pandemics. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that negotiations would soon begin with the 194 member states to draw up an international treaty to combat pandemics, which could be ready by May. | RELATED: | This was stated by the Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a press conference. Tedros expressed his interest in the document, including at least three key points: sharing preve…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-03-30). Opposition to Abolishing Nuclear Weapons—and What Could Help to Overcome It. counterpunch.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

Jerry Goldberg (2021-03-30). Centers for Disease Control extends foreclosure moratorium. liberationnews.org The moratorium lends an air of legality to the militant action that must be central to the fight to stop evictions.

Andrew Bacevich (2021-03-30). America Longest War: No Bang, No Whimper, No Victory. counterpunch.org "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

Marcelle Cendrars (2021-03-30). Nicaragua: Building The Good Life (Buen Vivir) Through Popular Revolution. dissidentvoice.org As I traveled in Nicaragua on the recent Sanctions Kill delegation, one thing was clear: social transformation (revolution) requires both political power and participation by the people. Without political power, revolutionary programs will not have the material resources they require. Without the participation of the people, revolutionary programs, even with resources, cannot be put into …

Editor (2021-03-30). Smash Georgia's anti-voting law. workers.org The Republican Party-dominated state government has pushed through a bill making Georgia the first state to pass a broad anti-voting law. This law drags voting protection for African Americans back to the racist norms before the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Losing the national presidential vote and two Senate seats . . . |

Eds. (2021-03-30). Stop anti-Chinese hate, but not anti-China politics? mronline.org Can we expect people of Asian and Chinese descent to unite in a broad front against American imperialism? | March 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Beau Peters (2021-03-30). Addressing Potential Bias in AI. dissidentvoice.org Image Source: Pixabay Brookings defines artificial intelligence (AI) as "a wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence." Replicating human intelligence in machines has positively influenced data collection, manufacturing processes, solving efficiency issues, and other business processes. Even with its various benefits, AI has …

Wayne Nealis (2021-03-30). Chauvin trial prosecutor to jury: 'Believe your eyes…it's murder'. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS—At the opening of the Derek Chauvin murder trial here, state prosecutor Jerry Blackwell's statement to the jury began by contrasting the oath taken by Minneapolis Police Department officers and the behavior of Chauvin as he pinned George Floyd on the pavement beneath his knee last May. Blackwell showed a photo of new MPD recruits …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-03-30). Worldwide, union leaders grapple with members backing right-wing 'populists'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—For years, union leaders on both sides of "The Pond"—also known as the Atlantic Ocean—have faced a problem: Right-wing ideologues' "populist" rhetoric sways millions of their members to vote against their own interests. And then once those putative plutocrats achieve public office, they show their true colors, by enacting and enforcing repressive pro-corporate anti-worker laws. …

Jerry Goldberg (2021-03-30). Centers for Disease Control extends eviction moratorium. liberationnews.org The moratorium lends an air of legality to the militant action that must be central to the fight to stop evictions.

Joyce Chediac (2021-03-30). In memoriam: Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian feminist and anti-imperialist. liberationnews.org Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi died March 21 at age 89. Neither imprisonment nor job loss, nor banning her writings, not even death threats could stop her fight for the rights of Egyptian women. She exposed both the religious and sectarian foundation of patriarchy. Her courage and uncompromising defense of women and the poor inspired …

Eds. (2021-03-30). 12 Arrested in Hebei for fabricating emission data. mronline.org Local companies were found to be collaborating with an emission monitoring company to skirt environmental standards. | March 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Crystal Moreno-Garcia (2021-03-30). PSL's Colin Dodson runs for Urbana, Illinois, City Council. liberationnews.org Allies of the PSL asked the local branch to consider running a candidate in the Urbana Ward 2 election to complete an informal progressive slate of Urbana City Council candidates.

Shawgi Tell (2021-03-30). Charter Schools: "Choice" Is Not An Argument. dissidentvoice.org Advocates of privately-operated non-profit and for-profit charter schools have long ignored serious criticisms of charter schools in a variety of ways. They have always believed, for example, that simply repeating worn-out phrases like "charter schools provide choice" will automatically cause everyone to dismiss the need for any discussion, investigation, and critical thinking about the well-documented …

Eds. (2021-03-30). "Poor rich Haiti" or how imperialists and local oligarchy have sought destroy agriculture in Haiti. mronline.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. | March 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Ted Kelly (2021-03-30). Washington's role in Berta Cáceres' 2016 murder in Honduras. workers.org It has been five years since the assassination of Berta Cáceres — an environmental activist from the Lenca people, a founder and leader of the Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras. Though some of her killers have been identified and convicted, the governments and corporations that hired and . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-03-30). Worldwide, union leaders grapple with members backing right-wing "populists" peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—For years, union leaders on both sides of "The Pond"—also known as the Atlantic Ocean—have faced a problem: Right-wing ideologues' "populist" rhetoric sways millions of their members to vote against their own interests. And then once those putative plutocrats achieve public office, they show their true colors, by enacting and enforcing repressive pro-corporate anti-worker laws. …

Pepe Escobar (2021-03-30). Iran-China: The 21st Century Silk Road Connection. globalresearch.ca Capping an extraordinary two weeks that turned 21st century geopolitics …

pyeverino (2021-03-30). Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series. dsausa.org This is a series, running every Friday 7 — 8 pm until May 7. RSVP Here Around the world, Black-led movements are raising the stakes in our collective struggles. This discussion series with leading Black and Indigenous militants from across Brazil spotlights their experiences in organizing against state violence, workplace exploitation, and structural racism everywhere…

_____ (2021-03-30). Front Lines To DC: Day Of Action Against Pipelines. popularresistance.org Five years ago on April 1st, the Sacred Stone Camp was founded and history was made as thousands of people descended to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Frontline Dakota Access and Line 3 pipeline youth and organizers are heading to D.C. Our demand is clear. Joe Biden, it's time to #BuildBackFossilFree– shutdown DAPL and Stop Line 3. For too long, Indigenous communities have been forced to bear the burden of society's addiction to fossil fuels and the devastating impacts on our land, sky, and water. It's time to honor our treaties that have been ignored and shut down DAPL and stop Line 3.

pyeverino (2021-03-30). DSA Q&A feat. the PRO Act. dsausa.org RSVP Here Interested in DSA but haven't joined yet? Looking to get involved in the fights to stop evictions, win the PRO Act, or defund the police, but unsure how to get started? Frustrated with the limited possibilities of national, top-down politics and looking for an alternative? Join DSA leaders from across the country…

WSWS (2021-03-30). Unite calls off strikes at London Sovereign and Quality Line, paving way for sell out. wsws.org Unite's horse trading with RATP has left drivers at London United out on a limb and ended the dispute at London Sovereign and Quality Line based upon rotten pay deals.

Jeffrey A. Tucker (2021-03-30). Why Is Everyone in Texas Not Dying? globalresearch.ca I'm sitting at a bar in Texas, surrounded by maskless people, …

_____ (2021-03-30). There Are So Many Lessons To Learn From Kerala. popularresistance.org Indian farmers and agricultural workers have crossed the hundred-day mark of their protest against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They will not withdraw until the government repeals laws that deliver the advantages of agriculture to large corporate houses. This, the farmers and agricultural workers say, is an existential struggle. Surrender is equivalent to death: even before these laws were passed, more than 315,000 Indian farmers had committed suicide since 1995 because of the debt burden placed on them. | Over the next one and a half months, assembly elections will take place in four Indian st…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-03-30). Banality of Evil in Neo-fascist Times. dissidentvoice.org We live in dangerous times. Neo-fascism is on the rise in many parts of the world, combining the savagery of the market with authoritarian forms of xenophobia. The combinatorial power of individualizing cultural conformism and totalizing statism has resulted in a new "culture of silence", intended to reduce citizens to passive spectators of the misery …

teleSUR (2021-03-30). Ethnic Guerrillas Give Ultimatum To Myanmar's Military Junta. telesurenglish.net The Arakan Army, the Taang National Liberation Army, and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army on Tuesday threatened to annul their cease-fire agreement if the military junta continues to kill citizens. | RELATED: | "I am delighted and grateful to our brothers and sisters… for once again showing strong leadership against this brutal and illegitimate regime," said Dr. SaSa, who is acting as spokesman for the "leg…

Richard C. Gross (2021-03-30). Good Intentions, Poor Results. counterpunch.org President Joe Biden must know now that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. All he has to do to confirm it is to look at America's mess on the southern border. It's biting him for being humane. Reverse the strict racist immigration policy of his predecessor and open the gates just a

splcenter (2021-03-30). Outrage in Georgia: Civil rights groups sue to block state's shameful new voter suppression law. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Jessica Buxbaum (2021-03-30). An Old Green Colonial Trick: Israel Masking Land Grabs as Environmental Conservation. globalresearch.ca "More and more open areas in East Jerusalem are being designated …

WSWS (2021-03-30). Murder trial begins for former officer charged in the death of George Floyd. wsws.org Derek Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder. If convicted of the most serious charge, he could face 10.5 to 15 years in prison.

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-03-30). The Hidden Danger: Digitalisation and Mind Control. "The Prerequisites For Total Dictatorship" globalresearch.ca The following commentary draws attention to a wake-up call by the …

Mike Ervin (2021-03-30). Smart Ass Cripple: You Fall, You Fail. progressive.org Biden tripped while boarding Air Force One. His ability to be President is now being questioned.

Anita McKone (2021-03-30). We Are Human, We Are Free — Building Worldwide Nonviolent Resistance to the Great Reset. globalresearch.ca In late 2020 Robert J. Burrowes and myself were asked by …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-30). Belgian workers hit the streets demanding wage hike. peoplesdispatch.org After contract negotiations in key sectors failed, major trade unions in Belgium organized a national strike demanding a wage hike for workers. They also sought the right to early retirement, and a pay rise for workers…

Dean Baker (2021-03-30). Free Trade and Free Taxes: How Our Intellectuals Help the Rich. cepr.net Since I came to Washington in 1992, I have been working alongside friends in the policy community, labor movement, and community organizations in fighting against a series of trade pacts. NAFTA was the immediate issue in 1992, but a couple of years later we had the Uruguay Round of the GATT that created the WTO. …

Orinoco Tribune (2021-03-30). New Sputnik V Shipment Arrives in Venezuela — Mass Vaccination Advances. globalresearch.ca This Monday, March 29, the third shipment of Russian Sputnik V …

Prof. Michelle Grattan (2021-03-30). Australia's Plan for Manufacturing Missiles to be Accelerated. asia-pacificresearch.com

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-03-30). Haitians hold historic mobilization in defense of their constitution. peoplesdispatch.org On the 34th anniversary of the Haitian Constitution, various social and progressive organizations from across the globe demonstrated in different parts of the world in support of the struggle of the Haitian people against the de-facto president Jovenel MoàØse…

WSWS (2021-03-30). Unite calls off strikes at London Sovereign and Quality Line, paving way for sell out across RATP. wsws.org Unite's horse trading with RATP has left drivers at London United out on a limb and ended the dispute at London Sovereign and Quality Line based upon rotten pay deals.

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-03-30). Massive fire erupts at Indonesian oil refinery. nationofchange.org "The cause of the fire is not known with certainty, but at the time of the incident, it was raining heavily accompanied by lightning."

Finian Cunningham (2021-03-30). China Aces Western Hypocrisy. dissidentvoice.org There's a new dawn evident: China is not putting up with what it sees as hypocritical Western interference in its sovereign affairs. Sanctions are being met with rapid counter-sanctions, and Chinese officials are vociferously pointing out Western double standards. There was a time when the United States and its allies could browbeat others with condemnations. …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-30). Palestinians renew their pledge to resist Israeli occupation on Land Day. peoplesdispatch.org Since 1976, March 30 is celebrated as land day (yom al-ard) by Palestinians vowing to fight against Israeli occupation of their land and for Palestinian refugees' right to return…

Jane Marsh (2021-03-30). Big food companies locking carbon into soil. nationofchange.org As food corporations come together to find sustainable fixes, we're bound to experience positive differences.

_____ (2021-03-30). While Biden Plots To Divide Iraq, Resistance To US Occupation Is Growing Stronger. popularresistance.org Last year, after the United States so brutally and openly assassinated the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and the commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, Abu Mahdi al -Muhandis, the Iraqi Parliament voted for the United States to cease its occupation of the country. The United States has not done that, but the resistance to US occupation in Iraq is growing. Clearing the FOG speaks with Iraqi sociologist Sami Ramadani about the history of internal resistance to the Saddam Hussein regime, how the devastation caused by the United States impacted that and the current state of the resistance. Ramadani de…

MEE staff (2021-03-30). Palestine elections: Marwan Barghouti announces independent election list. middleeasteye.net Palestine elections: Marwan Barghouti announces independent election list | Jailed Palestinian leader's list is 'essentially Fatah in nature' but also includes national figures and independents | Tue, 03/30/2021 – 18: 55 | Graffiti depicting popular Palestinian prisoner Marwan Barghouti can be found throughout the occupied West Bank (AFP/File photo) | Palestinian political prisoner and veteran Fatah party lead…

Staff (2021-03-30). Derek Chauvin Defense Blames "George Floyd Himself for His Own Death," Not the Police "Blood Choke" democracynow.org As the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin continues, we speak with Minneapolis civil rights lawyer Nekima Levy Armstrong, who says prosecutors in the case clearly established that "the actions of Derek Chauvin played the most critical role in cutting off the air supply of George Floyd," leading to his death, while the defense appears to be resorting to a strategy of victim-blaming. "I was really dismayed to see them try to deflect blame to bystanders and to blame George Floyd himself for his own death," says Armstrong, a former president of the Minneapolis NAACP.

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-30). Report: EU Set to Sanction Iranian Officials. news.antiwar.com According to Citing three unnamed European diplomats, the report said the sanctions are expected to be agreed on Wednesday. If implemented, the sanctions would come at a sensitive time, as a possible revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, i…

Dave McKee (2021-03-30). Dr. Norman Bethune and the Communists who fought for public healthcare in Canada. peoplesworld.org 1921 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Canada. In this article, originally published in People's Voice newspaper, PV editor Dave McKee presents the backstory of how universal public health care—essentially Medicare for All—was won in Canada. Canadian media and politicians claim that the country's public health care system is …

Fight Back (2021-03-30). Workers at 4 Allina hospitals vote to strike, strike authorization votes underway at 2 others. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – At all six Allina Hospitals in Minnesota, members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota are voting to authorize a strike after recent contract negotiations broke down around the issue of pay augments for essential workers. Union members are demanding $4 per hour pay augments, while Allina is not offering any pay augments or incentives for essential workers. | So far votes have been held at four of the Allina Hospitals, which include about 2500 of the 4000 SEIU members who work at the Allina Hospitals. The hospitals that have already voted are Abbot Northwestern, Mercy, Phillips Eye Institute, and Owatonn…

_____ (2021-03-30). Virginia Public Sector Workers Organize To Make Their New Bargaining Rights A Reality. popularresistance.org 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 here. But the change presents a substantial opening for unions. Now teachers, firefighters, and sewer workers are getting organized and pushing local governments to bargain over such issues as pay and staffing. | Bargaining is still banned for state employees. But the new law, which takes effect May 1, allows cities, counties, and towns to bargain with the…

Maya Evans (2021-03-30). Will Drones Really Protect Us? dissidentvoice.org I'm seated in the police Zoom briefing with other council representatives for my small seaside town in England. Our Chief Inspector is telling us about the crisis we have with soaring heroin addiction in the town. The recent surge is contributing to a general increase in crime. The next section of the briefing is about …

Carmen Rodríguez (2021-03-30). Four Decades of Impunity: Still No Justice in El Mozote. counterpunch.org After 30 years, the government of El Salvador continues to ensure impunity for those responsible for the worst massacre in modern Latin American history, in which 986 people were killed by the Salvadoran Armed Forces. President Nayib Bukele, who promised survivors and families of the victims at the end of 2019 he would collaborate and open the military archives to help bring justice, is currently blocking access to the documents and evidence requested by the judge overseeing the case.

Mary Elizabeth Williams (2021-03-30). Cookie butter should be slathered on pretty much everything, including cookies. salon.com Salon chats with Hot for Food's Lauren Toyota about "accidentally vegan" snacks and other plant-based indulgences…

David Goodfriend (2021-03-30). Why Big Tech Shouldn't Be Scared of Unions. thenation.com Why Big Tech Shouldn't Be Scared of Unions…

Marcus J. Moore (2021-03-30). Pharoah Sanders's Grand Return. thenation.com Pharoah Sanders's Grand Return…

James North (2021-03-30). The Ongoing Persecution of Steven Donziger. thenation.com The Ongoing Persecution of Steven Donziger…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-03-30). Biden Is Facing a Roosevelt Moment. thenation.com Biden Is Facing a Roosevelt Moment…

Tom Tomorrow (2021-03-30). The Right To Bear Laser-Blasting Arms. thenation.com The Right To Bear Laser-Blasting Arms…

Andrew J. Bacevich (2021-03-30). America's Longest War Winds Down. thenation.com America's Longest War Winds Down…

Jonathan Cook (2021-03-30). Israel election: The Far-right is Triumphant: The Only Obstacle Left is Netanyahu. dissidentvoice.org As 13 parties struggle with Israel's complex post-election maths, seeking alliances that can assure them power, the most significant outcome of the vote is easily missed. The religious fundamentalists and settler parties — Israel's far right — won an unprecedented and clear-cut victory last week. Even on the most cautious assessment, these parties together hold 72 …

Staff (2021-03-30). 9 Minutes, 29 Seconds: Derek Chauvin Trial Opens with Full Video of George Floyd's Killing. democracynow.org The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin has begun in Minneapolis, where Chauvin is charged with second- and third-degree murder, as well as manslaughter, for killing George Floyd in May 2020 by kneeling on his neck for over nine minutes. The death of Floyd, who was a 46-year-old Black man and father originally from Houston, Texas, sparked international protests calling for racial justice. We air excerpts from the first day of the trial, including opening statements from special prosecutor Jerry Blackwell and Chauvin's attorney, Eric Nelson, and dramatic witness testimony from the Minneapolis 911 dispatch…

Staff (2021-03-30). Headlines for March 30, 2021. democracynow.org First Witnesses Testify in Murder Trial of Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin, Who Killed George Floyd, Civil Rights Groups File Second Legal Challenge to Georgia Voter Suppression Bill, WHO Says COVID-19 Pandemic Likely Began in Animal Hosts, Rather Than Laboratory Escape, CDC Director Warns of "Impending Doom" as Coronavirus Cases Rise Across U.S., CDC Extends Federal Eviction Moratorium to June 30, Wealthiest 1% of Americans Account for One-Third of Unpaid Taxes to IRS, Protests Erupt in Mexico Demanding Justice for Salvadoran Refugee Killed by Police, Suez Canal Reopens After Salvage Teams Clear Stuck Container Ship, 60 Ch…

Staff (2021-03-30). "Crisis of Capitalism": Roberto Lovato on How U.S. Policies Fuel Migration & Instability. democracynow.org We speak with Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato about how decades of U.S. military intervention in Central America have contributed to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border. Some 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children are now in U.S. custody, according to the latest figures, and more than 5,700 are in Customs and Border Protection facilities, which are not equipped to care for children. This comes as a record number of asylum seekers are arriving at the southern border, fleeing extreme poverty, violence and climate change in their home countries. "You have the ongoing epidemic of U.S. policy an…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-03-30). Nuclear Weapons Blazing: Britain Enters the US-China Fray. dissidentvoice.org Boris Johnson's March 16 speech before the British Parliament was reminiscent, at least in tone, to that of Chinese President Xi Jinping in October 2019, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China. The comparison is quite apt if we remember the long-anticipated shift in Britain's foreign policy and Johnson's conservative …

Maha Hussaini (2021-03-30). Land Day: Palestinians mark the 45th anniversary. middleeasteye.net Land Day: Palestinians mark the 45th anniversary | Palestinian farmers say they face constant threats while working on family lands due to Israel's annexation policies | Tue, 03/30/2021 – 11: 09 | Iyad Abughleiba, a Palestinian farmer, finds it increasingly difficult to work on his land in the Gaza Strip due to Israel's annexation policies. (MEE/Sanad Latifa) | On 30 March 1976, six Palestinians we…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-30). Suez Canal: Egypt's Sisi promises new equipment to prevent repeat of blockage. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Egypt's Sisi promises new equipment to prevent repeat of blockage | Egyptian president says the blocking of the waterway illustrated 'how important the canal is to the world' | Tue, 03/30/2021 – 11: 05 | Traffic in the Suez Canal has resumed after the stranded ship Ever Given, pictured, refloated (Reuters) | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi promised his government would…

Lubna Masarwa (2021-03-30). Land Day anniversary: Thousands demonstrate across Israel, Gaza, West Bank. middleeasteye.net Land Day anniversary: Thousands demonstrate across Israel, Gaza, West Bank | Thousands laid wreaths on the graves of those killed in 1976, as Israeli forces arrest dozens across the West Bank | Tue, 03/30/2021 – 13: 07 | A Palestinian demonstrator stands in front of an Israeli policeman during a protest marking Land Day in the northern occupied West Bank village of Sebastia on 30 March 2021 (Reuter…

Ali Harb (2021-03-30). US judge dismisses lawsuit linking Palestine solidarity group to 'terrorism'. middleeasteye.net US judge dismisses lawsuit linking Palestine solidarity group to 'terrorism' | Judge dismissed argument that US Campaign for Palestinian Rights was liable for militant attacks because of its support for BDS as 'not convincing' | Tue, 03/30/2021 – 23: 41 | Palestinian rights activists in Washington protest against Israel's plans to annex parts of the West Bank, 3 July 2020 (MEE/File photo) | A US judge has dismiss…

Mohammad Ayesh (2021-03-30). Arabic press review: Tunisian politician accuses Egypt of spreading false rumours. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Tunisian politician accuses Egypt of spreading false rumours | Meanwhile, protest held in Gaza in solidarity with prisoner in Saudi Arabia, Libyan politicians accused of falsifying credentials and Saudi foreign reserves fall to lowest level in a decade | Tue, 03/30/2021 – 12: 31 | Tunisian Ennahda Party founder Rachid Ghannouchi gives a speech during the legislative election…

MEE staff (2021-03-30). France's attack in Mali killed 19 civilians, UN investigation finds. middleeasteye.net France's attack in Mali killed 19 civilians, UN investigation finds | The French military initially claimed it had struck militants in the region, while locals said the January strike had actually hit a wedding party | Tue, 03/30/2021 – 15: 09 | Men hold signs that read 'France get out' during a protest against French and UN forces based in Mali, in the country's capital Bamako, on 10 January (AFP/File photo)…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-30). Yemen: UN team finds Houthis behind Aden airport attack that killed 22. middleeasteye.net Yemen: UN team finds Houthis behind Aden airport attack that killed 22 | The experts say that no other Yemeni faction has the ability or the technology to carry out such an attack | Tue, 03/30/2021 – 10: 00 | Houthi soldiers march during a funeral procession for Houthi fighters killed in recent fighting against government forces in Marib province, in Sanaa (Reuters) | Yemen's Houthi group…

Earthjustice (2021-03-30). Empresa privada de prisiones envenenó a inmigrantes en Adelanto. peoplesworld.org Adelanto, CA — Luego de siete meses de investigación, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los EE. UU. (EPA) emitió un informe final y un Aviso de Advertencia Oficial al Grupo GEO por múltiples violaciones en respuesta al uso indebido del pesticida tóxico HDQ Neutral dentro del Centro de Detención de Adelanto, California. La investigación …

Anand Naidoo (2021-03-30). The Heat: Biden's domestic priorities. america.cgtn.com With both vaccinations and infections on the rise, U.S. President Joe Biden faces a growing list of other domestic issues.

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-03-30). How to Respond to the Evils of Our Age. dissidentvoice.org The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club …

John W. Whitehead (2021-03-30). Stand Up to Tyranny: How to Respond to the Evils of Our Age. globalresearch.ca "The church must be reminded that it is not the master …

G. Dunkel (2021-03-30). Capitalist greed confronts physics — and loses. workers.org The Ever Given, a Panamanian-flagged, Taiwan-operated, Japanese-owned, German-managed, Indian-crewed Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV), blocked the Suez Canal in the early morning of March 23. Each day the canal is blocked costs $10 billion in international trade. The Ever Given, aground in the Suez Canal, March 23. The only alternative . . . |

Jonathan Cook (2021-03-30). We are living through a time of fear not just of the virus but of each other. mronline.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. | March 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Jonathan Cook (2021-03-30). Five Lessons From Israel's Election. zcomm.org With the triumph of the far-right in Israel, the backing of "peace partners" in the Gulf, and no likely obstruction from the White House whoever its occupant, the Palestinians have become a non-issue…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-03-30). Iraq hopes to import more gas from Iran: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 31 (MNA) — A spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity expressed hope that the Iranian authorities would supply the gas needed by Iraqi power plants in accordance with a previously signed agreement.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-03-30). Iran-China cooperation deal to benefit region: envoy to Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 30 (MNA) — The Iranian Ambassador to Damascus said the recent comprehensive agreement between Iran and China will benefit not only Syria but also all Iran's partners in the region.

Jonah Raskin (2021-03-30). Richard Nixon, Jews, and Marijuana. counterpunch.org What is about Jews and marijuana? That's what Richard Nixon asked H. R. (Bob) Halderman 50-years ago, on May 26, 1971 to be precise. The White House tapes recorded Nixon saying, "There's a funny thing, every one of the bastards who is out there to legalize marijuana is Jewish." Nixon added, "What the Christ is the matter with the Jews." Like a lot of things that Nixon said, his comments about Jews and marijuana had little if any basis in fact.

Paul Haeder (2021-03-30). Two Degrees of Separation. dissidentvoice.org Zoom Lockup! There's this Zoom thing coming round the corner, once again — Earth Day 2021. The people on the Pacific Coast, Oregon, Central Coast with no industries, winds whipping up air vortices, and air as clean as what it might be in the middle of the ocean, and yet, we have the old white …

Andrea Germanos (2021-03-30). 'Revolutionary moment': Biden White House announces major boost for offshore wind. nationofchange.org "As our country faces the interlocking challenges of a global pandemic, economic downturn, racial injustice, and the climate crisis, we must transition to a brighter future for everyone."

Andrea Germanos (2021-03-30). Biden White House announces big boost for offshore wind. peoplesworld.org Climate action groups and ocean defenders issued strong praise Monday after the Biden administration announced its intention to boost the nation's offshore wind capacity with a number of steps including preparing for leases in an area off the coasts of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. "Today's announcement marks a revolutionary moment for offshore wind. …

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-03-30). Why the U.S. and Its Allies Are Stupid to Turn COVID-19 Vaccination Into a Geopolitical Power Play. zcomm.org The COVID-19 pandemic demands that all nations cooperate to vaccinate the entire global population—a goal that can't be achieved using the usual rules of which countries win and which ones lose…

Medea Benjamin (2021-03-30). Are Progressives Ignoring Foreign Policy? zcomm.org Many progressives are ignoring U.S. aggression around the world despite its involvement in many wars and expanding arsenal of nuclear weapons…

Robin D.G. Kelley (2021-03-30). Amazon Union Drive Builds on Decades of Black Radical Labor Activism in Alabama. zcomm.org "This is definitely the most significant labor struggle of the 21st century"

Tatiana Cozzarelli (2021-03-30). Birmingham Goes All Out for Amazon Union. zcomm.org On Sunday afternoon in Birmingham, Alabama I went canvassing for the Amazon union. The support for the union was overwhelming. The whole community is backing these workers…

Jackie Brown (2021-03-30). The Bryn Mawr Summer School Prepared Workers for the Class Struggle. zcomm.org In the 1920s and '30s, a summer schooloffered a visionary example of worker ed that emphasizes class struggle and worker empowerment.

IJV Canada (2021-03-30). IJV Welcomes New Antisemitism Definition Signed by 200 Global Experts. zcomm.org "It takes much more than definitions to effectively dismantle antisemitism. But if governments and institutions feel the need to endorse a definition, the JDA is undoubtedly a far better option."

Laura Flanders (2021-03-30). A Culture of Violence? The US Can Switch. zcomm.org The white, male, militarist culture of violence isn't inevitable. It's a societal choice. Let's switch…

Henry A. Giroux (2021-03-30). America Radiates Violence. zcomm.org Challenging the Politics of Isolated Incidents…

Mat Ward (2021-03-30). 10 new albums from strong women (and woke men). greenleft.org.au Here's a look back at March's political news and the best new music that related to it. You can also listen to a podcast of this column, including all the music,

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-03-30). Stopgap methods won't fix migration challenge. peoplesworld.org The continuing press of migrants from Mexico and Central America arriving at the U.S.' southern border has forced the Biden administration to send Vice President Kamala Harris south on a negotiating mission. According to The New York Times, "She will work with the leaders of Central American governments." Armed with "billions of dollars," she will …

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2021-03-30). Dr. Mike Yeadon: The Devastating Impacts of the Covid Vaccine. globalresearch.ca America's Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) spoke to former Pfizer Vice President and …

teleSUR (2021-03-30). Venezuela and Russia Set High-Level Cooperation Meetings. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Tuesday inaugurated technical meetings to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Russia as part of high-level intergovernmental talks. | RELATED: | He thanked the Russian assistance in the fight against the pandemic, including the access to Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona COVID-19 vaccines. | Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov welcomed the 76th anniversary of cooperation and political dia…

Towards increasing Networking (2021-03-30). Starting Tomm (Wed): Online events with Chomsky, Jeff Chang, Frida Berrigan & many others. indybay.org Here are some 17 online events taking place over the coming month (and starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 31), featuring people such as Noam Chomsky, Jeff Chang, Frida Berrigan, Hazel Henderson, Dave Zirin, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, Ireland, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-30). Iran Rejects Ending 20% Enrichment for Some Sanctions Relief. news.antiwar.com A report from Politico on Monday said the Biden administration was ready An unnamed Iranian official responded to the report and

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-30). New Report Reaffirms US Recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli Territory. news.antiwar.com On Tuesday, the State Department

Jason Ditz (2021-03-30). Pentagon Would Face Costly Lawsuits If US Ended Afghanistan War. news.antiwar.com Since February 29 of 2020, the US has had a peace deal in place, intending to withdraw from Afghanistan on May 1 of 2021. The US military was always averse to that, but seems to have been basing its contracts on the idea it wouldn't happen. | Former financial officials are warning that if the US does leave Afghanistan, either on May 1 or any time in 2021, the Pentagon would be facing down a "

Rick Rozoff (2021-03-30). NATO Warplanes Intercept Russian Aircraft Ten Times in One Day From Arctic to Black Sea. news.antiwar.com The North Atlantic Treaty Organization reports that yesterday the military bloc scrambled fighter jets ten times over the North Atlantic (for once adhering to its name), North Sea, Baltic Sea and Black Sea, intercepting a reported six groups of Russian bombers and fighters. That is, across the entire western flank of Russia. Although the North …

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-30). Classified War Games to Simulate Global Conflict With China and Russia. news.antiwar.com According to Pentagon officials told CNN that the war games will be headed by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Miley. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will be briefed as the exercises play out. | The scenarios that could be simulated in the war games include major cyberattacks, a Russian advance…

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-30). Report: US Preparing to Offer New Proposal to Iran. news.antiwar.com According to Citing people "familiar with the matter," the report said the proposal could be put forward as early as this week. One source said the proposal asks Iran to halt some nuclear activity, such as new advanced centrifuges and the enrichment of uranium at 20 percent, in exchange for some relief from US sanctions, although details are still being worked out…

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-30). US Ambassador to Palau Travels to Taiwan in First Envoy Visit Since 1979. news.antiwar.com The US ambassador to Palau Palauan President Surangel Whipps arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a five-day with US Ambassador John Hennessey-Niland. Palau, unlike the US, is one of the few countries that have formal diplomatic relations with Taipei. | Unsurprisingly, Beijing denounced the visit from Hennessey-Niland and said it hurts US-China…

The Conversation (2021-03-30). How the Imperial past set the Stage for Nile Dam Conflicts between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. juancole.com By Mahemud Tekuya | — Ever since construction began a decade ago, there's been serious contention between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a huge project straddling the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. For Ethiopia, the project is meant to offer a solution to its severe power problem, providing electricity access …

Khaled Iskef (2021-03-30). WHO Postpones the Delivery of "AstraZeneca" Vaccine to Syria. globalresearch.ca The World Health Organization (WHO) has postponed the

WSWS repost (2021-03-30). Pelosi names D.C. National Guard Commander William Walker to be House Sergeant-at-Arms. indybay.org The naming of military members to head the security of the House and Senate speaks to the intense crisis still roiling the capitalist state and the ongoing lack of trust between its security apparatus and Congress.

Zachary Conti (2021-03-30). IMF Head: Global Recovery Uncertain as People Face Income Drops. indybay.org International Monetary Fund head Kristalina Georgieva warned of an uncertain global recovery as the world struggles with the COVID spurred economic crisis. The IMF Managing Director stated concern that average incomes in developing countries faced drops of 20% and 11% in advanced economies. "This loss of income means millions of people will face destitution, homelessness, and hunger," reported Georgieva during her curtain raiser speech ahead of the Spring IMF and World Bank meetings.

WSWS repost (2021-03-30). Oakland schools set to reopen amid surge in pandemic. indybay.org After a narrow ratification of the Oakland Education Association's sellout agreement to resume in-person instruction, teachers are facing a dangerous end to the school year.

Labor Video Project (2021-03-30). Blowing The Whistle At Cal-OSHA! Newsom, Murder On The Job & Cal-OSHA's Destruction. indybay.org Charles Rachlis, a Cal-OSHA inspector blew the whistle on the massive failure of the agency which is supposed to protect the health and safety of workers in California. Governor Newsom ordered a hiring freeze in the middle of the pandemic and the agency has less than 200 inspectors for the 18 million workers of California. Rachlis spoke at a labor community rally on February 15, 2021.

David Paul (2021-03-30). Thursday 4/22: Cuba's Approach to Health Care for All. indybay.org on line webinar…

JBLM COP WATCH (2021-03-30). JBLM Soldiers Kidnapping Civilians in the Local Community. indybay.org Corruption and abuse at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA poses a growing threat to the surrounding civilian community. JBLM has a long history of criminal activity and misconduct targeting the civilian community… and now KIDNAPPING!

Labor Video Project (2021-03-30). Stealing The Park! SF Golden Gate Park Stables, Nepotism, Privatization & Parks Alliance. indybay.org Author Steve Hill discusses the systemic sell off of Golden Gate Park by the "non-profit" Parks Alliance with the corrupt SF City and County politicians.

Pam Africa, SFBV reposted by Jamal Journal (2021-03-30). Pam Africa responds to DA Krasner's Feb. 3 brief. indybay.org This article by Pam Africa, coordinator of the uncompromising International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (ICFFMAJ) is a direct response to Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's Feb. 3 brief. Pam asks DA Krasner: Do You Oppose Lynchings?>

Jens Berger (2021-03-30). Release the vaccines and put an end to the lockdown. indybay.org If we were to discard the rigid vaccination plan, which is divided into priority groups, and simply release the vaccines to all interested parties, this would be a golden way out of the whole nightmare.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (2021-03-30). Thursday 4/8: Yom HaShoah: National Holocaust Remembrance Day Virtual Ceremony 2021. indybay.org Online remembrance event…

Sarah Anderson (2021-03-30). If the minimum wage had increased as much as Wall Street bonuses since 1985, it would be worth $44 today. nationofchange.org The 2020 bonus pool for 182,100 securities industry employees could pay for more than 1 million jobs paying $15 per hour for a year.

South Front (2021-03-30). "American Style": US-backed Fighters Seize US-made Missiles Heading to Other US-backed Fighters in Syria. globalresearch.ca In an unusual turn of events in Syria, militants once backed …

South Front (2021-03-30). Video: No Time for Israel to Celebrate Election "Victory" globalresearch.ca Israel had no time to enjoy the successful election and Benjamin …

Manlio Dinucci (2021-03-30). Arriva l'esercito Usa "Difensore" dell'Europa. globalresearch.ca Non tutto in Europa è paralizzato dai lockdown anti-Covid: si è infatti messa in moto la mastodontica esercitazione annuale dell'Esercito Usa, Defender-Europe, che fino a giugno mobilita sul territorio europeo, e al di là di questo, decine di migliaia di …

Manlio Dinucci (2021-03-30). In Europa i missili ipersonici degli Usa . àà corsa al riarmo. globalresearch.ca Quando circa sei anni fa titolammo su il manifesto (9 giugno 2015) ´Ritornano i missili a Comiso? ª, la nostra ipotesi che gli Usa volessero riportare i loro missili nucleari in Europa fu ignorata dall'intero arco politico-mediatico. Gli avvenimenti successivi hanno …

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-03-30). Guns and Drugs Don't Mix: Psychiatric Medications and Violent Behavior. globalresearch.ca First published on July 26, 2012, revised on March 29, 2021….

Global Research News (2021-03-30). Selected Articles: Can We Trust America's COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Statistics? globalresearch.ca By The following commentary draws attention to a wake-up call by the renowned medical…

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-03-30). Deadly Blood Clots Caused by COVID-19 Vaccine. globalresearch.ca As of March 16, 2021, 19 European countries plus Thailand1…

Richard Gale (2021-03-30). Can We Trust America's COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Statistics? globalresearch.ca According to the latest figures derived from the European Medicines Agency's …

Helen Yaffe (2021-03-30). Cuba Libre to be COVID-Libre: Five Vaccines and Counting… counterpunch.org By reacting quickly and decisively, by mobilising its public healthcare system and world-leading biotech sector, Cuba has kept contagion and fatalities low. In 2020 Cuba confirmed a total of 12,225 coronavirus cases and 146 deaths in a population of 11.2 million, among the lowest rates in the Western Hemisphere. In November 2020, the airports were opened, leading to a surge with more infections in January 2021 than the whole of the previous year. By 24 March 2021, Cuba had registered fewer than 70,000 cases and 408 deaths. The death rate was 35 per million and the fatality rate was just 0.59% (2.2% worldwide; 2.9…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-30). Palestine receives critical batch of 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses from China. peoplesdispatch.org China on Monday, March 29, donated 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to the occupied Palestinian territories. The Chinese Sinopharm vaccine will primarily be used to vaccinate medical workers, the elderly and the people in the high-risk category. Besides China, the Palestinian Authority (PA), which runs the administration in the occupied West Bank, has also received vaccines from other sources, including 60,000 doses from the United Nations COVAX initiative and 60,000 Russian Sputnik V doses which were delivered to Hamas-run Gaza via the United Arab Emirates. | The PA's health minister Mai al-Kaila said that "these…

WSWS (2021-03-30). India suspends export of COVID-19 vaccines. wsws.org The Modi government's shutoff of vaccine exports will severely impact vaccination programs in lower- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America and the rest of Asia, contributing to the further spread of the pandemic and its new more lethal variants.

Matt Sedlar (2021-03-30). In Brazil, Vaccine Diplomacy Can Help Save the Climate. cepr.net Foreign Policy See article on original site On March 18, the Biden administration confirmed that it was finalizing a plan to send 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Mexico, just as the U.S. government petitions its southern neighbor for assistance with managing a record rate of migration through Central America. This might be …

Staff (2021-03-30). Will we stand up for Black trans lives, too? therealnews.com Last summer, during what some have called the largest social justice uprising in United States history, the lives of Black trans people were ignored. While many rightly raged against the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, few know the names of Black trans people like Kim Wirtz, who have also been murdered by a racist policing and prison system. In Baltimore, trans activists from the LGBTQ organization Baltimore Safe Haven protested, demanding an end to police violence and an end to the erasure of the Black trans community. The Real News' Eddie Conway talks to activists on the ground in Baltimore ab…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-30). Mobility trial to offer staff free bike loan and car club. imperial.ac.uk Imperial is partnering with Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Brompton Bikes on a pilot mobility hub designed to empower greater choice in urban transport.

Karen J. Greenberg (2021-03-30). Will We Ever Move on from the War on Terror? counterpunch.org 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