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'Breaking Through' — States Report Growing Number of COVID Cases Among Fully Vaccinated
Megan Redshaw | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-01
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced Tuesday it is …
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Georgia's new voter suppression law is rooted in Jim Crow racism
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-04-01
Georgia Rep. Park Cannon's recent arrest is just the latest example of America's long history of racist voter suppression–and Democrats have only themselves to blame if they chose to not fight back against it.
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The Tight Rope Celebrates Women's History Month
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-04-01
As Women's History Month comes to a close and Black Women's History Month begins, we revisit some of our favorite moments with the powerful women we've had on "The Tight Rope."
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US-NATO Planned Invasion and Proxy War Against Syria
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-01
The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must have looked on with some …
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The Jury's In: The Magic of Small Lit Presses Lives On
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-01
A Juror Must Fold in on Herself by Kathleen McClung Rattle Foundation (2020) Chapbook $6 Chapbooks are making a big comeback since their heyday in the 60s when they were the bread and butter of small literary presses, and bread and butter was often all their owners had to eat. And government-issued cheese. I briefly…
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Pandemia: Un año en un día
Jorge Eduardo Navarrete | globalizacion.ca | 2021-04-01
Ha transcurrido ya algo más de un año desde que la pandemia ha ocupado el centro de la atención y la preocupación mundiales. Es ya evidente que se ha constituido en el hecho dominante del primer cuarto del siglo y…
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The "Defender-Europe". US Army Arrives
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-01
Not everything in Europe is paralyzed by the anti-Covid lockdown: in …
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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Is 100% Effective in Kids Aged 12-15
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-01
The companies Pfizer and BioNTech announced their COVID-19 vaccine has demonstrated 100 percent efficacy and robust antibody responses in a Phase 3 trial in adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. | RELATED: | Pfizer Vaccine's High Cost for Latin American Countries | The trial enrolled 2,260 adolescents 12 to 15 years of age in the United States. In the trial, 18 cases of COVID-19 were observed in the placebo group versus none in the vaccinated group. | The vaccine, BNT162b2, elicited SARS-…
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The PRO Act: Labor's Catalyst or Political Stunt?
Shamus Cooke | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-01
"I urge Congress to send the PRO Act to my desk so we can summon a new wave of worker power and create an economy that works for everyone." — President Biden, March 9th 2021 "The Employee Free Choice Act will pass by the end of the year" — Vice President Biden at Pittsburg Labor…
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Volver a crecer: La mirada del Banco Mundial
Orlando Delgado Selley | globalizacion.ca | 2021-04-01
El Banco Mundial acaba de publicar el informe Volver a crecer, del que se ha destacado en la prensa la revisión al alza de las previsiones de crecimiento para América Latina. El dato de mayor peso, sin embargo, no es…
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Andrew Cuomo improperly used campaign resources to promote his book about leadership: watchdog
Jon Skolnik | salon.com | 2021-04-01
"An investigation of Cuomo for New York's conversion of campaign funds for personal use is in order"
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ISIS Vicious Cycle In Central Syria
Anonymous765 | southfront.org | 2021-04-01
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Iranian-Backed Liwa Fatemiyoun Held Live-Fire Drills In Southeastern Syria (Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-04-01
Click to see full-size image. By Mohamad Jaffari. Source: t.me/Fatemiyoun1434 | On March 29, Liwa Fatemiyoun, an Iranian-backed Afghan group, announced that its fighters had held live-fire drills in Syria. | The drills were held in a unspecified desert area in the southeastern region of Syria, likely near the town of al-Bukamal on the border with Iraq. | Liwa Fatemiyoun shared photos of the live-fire drills, which saw the group's fighters firing heavy weapons. Furthermore, the fighters used night-vision a…
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The Great Vaccine Scam: Even Establishment Experts and Scientists Admit the Jabs Are Ineffective
Vasko Kohlmayer | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-01
"New Covid vaccines needed globally within a year, say scientists," reads …
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Urgent Open Letter from Doctors and Scientists to the European Medicines Agency regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Concerns
Doctors for COVID Ethics | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-01
Emer Cooke, Executive Director, European Medicines Agency, Amsterdam, The Netherlands…
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MN groups stand in solidarity with Palestinians around the world on Land Day 2021
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-04-01
Minneapolis, MN – On March 30, over 50 activists gathered to show solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle against Israeli apartheid and occupation. They waved Palestinian flags and dropped banners on the footbridge over Interstate 94 between the Walker Sculpture Garden and Loring Park – across all eight lanes of traffic – demanding an end of U.S. aid to Israel, an end of Israeli occupation, the right of return for Palestinians, and an end to vaccine apartheid. The response from people passing by was overwhelmingly positive with a lot of honks from cars. | The action coincided with Land Day, which commemora…
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How Tax Haven States Enable Billionaires to Hide Trillions
Chuck Collins | thenation.com | 2021-04-01
How Tax Haven States Enable Billionaires to Hide Trillions…
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Propaganda By Omission: Libya, Syria, Venezuela And The UK
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-31
We live in a war-like society; one that supports, and is in league with, the world's number one terrorist threat: the United States of America. Corporate media propaganda plays a key role in keeping things that way. Ten years ago this month, the US, UK and France attacked oil-rich Libya under the fictitious cover of …
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People v. Derek Chauvin opening arguments protest
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-31
Minneapolis, MN – Hundreds of people protested on Monday, March 29, to demand justice for George Floyd and conviction of Derek Chauvin. The demonstration took place after opening statements, and the first witnesses testified in court. Many were still reeling from an emotional day in court, where videos of Floyd's murder were replayed several times, and the proceedings were broadcast live. | In opening arguments, special prosecutor Jerry Blackwell told jurors that George Floyd said he could not breathe 27 times while Chauvin kneeled on his neck and back. He played one of the bystander videos taken the day that Flo…
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Chauvin's Lawyers Are Falsely Implying That Drugs Killed George Floyd
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-31
Drugs have long been used to justify racist police-perpetrated violence, and the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the alleged murder of George Floyd on a Minneapolis street corner last May is, thus far, no different. | In his opening statement in a Minneapolis courtroom on Monday, Chauvin's defense attorney Eric J. Nelson spoke at length about Floyd's health problems and drug use in a clear attempt to cast doubt on the prosecution's central argument: Floyd was killed because Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes as Floyd pleaded for mercy and gasped, "I can't breathe." | The prosecu…
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Firefighter ready to help Floyd was blocked by police
Steve Karnowski, Amy Forliti | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-31
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis firefighter who wept as she recalled being prevented from using her EMT training to help George Floyd will be back on the stand today in the trial of the fired police officer charged in Floyd's death. Genevieve Hansen, one of several bystanders seen and heard shouting at Derek Chauvin as he …
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Cuban Foreign Minister: US Segregation and Racism Are Endemic
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
"Eighty percent of Americans consider that in the U.S. there is discrimination against blacks, 76 percent against Hispanics and 70 percent against Asians," Rodriguez wrote in a message published Tuesday on his Twitter account, about a recent study by the Pew Research Center, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, which puts it this way. | RELATED: | Former MN Police Officer Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Begins | The head of Cuban diplomacy regretted that "racism and segregation are end…
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9 minutes, 29 seconds: Derek Chauvin trial opens with full video of George Floyd's killing
Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-31
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.
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Twisting the Law
Steve Martinot | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-31
The trial of Derek Chauvin is getting started. The press writes articles searching for ways to say something unimportant about it. On Sunday, 3/28, an article in the SF Chronicle wonders if a "snap decision" defense would work, or would the defense be better off with a "trying to do his job well" approach. Six…
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Tampa rally demands justice for George Floyd, jail for killer cops
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-31
Tampa, FL – On Saturday, March 27, the Tampa Bay Community Action Committee (TBCAC) and others rallied at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa to demand a guilty verdict for killer cop Derek Chauvin. Chauvin is charged with the murder of George Floyd, whose killing inspired an unprecedented uprising last summer. | "We need to come together to stand against any attempt to let this murderer off. We need to do it for the Floyd family, and the families of all others affected by police brutality," said Jhosn Pena of TBCAC. | Protesters called attention to local cases of police brutality such as the case of Josiah Pinne…
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Global solidarity with anti-imperialist struggle in Haiti and other stories
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-31
Today we look at the global actions in solidarity with Haiti, the beginning of the trial of former police officer accused of killing George Floyd, protests against UK policing bill, and mobilizations to commemorate Land Day in Palestine.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/31/global-so…

UN: Iran, China Adopt Common Stand on Behalf of Syria
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
China and the Islamic Republic of Iran have jointly expressed at the United Nations Security Council their support for Syria in its efforts to protect its sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence, stressing the need to eradicate terrorism and end all foreign occupation as elements necessary to resolve the humanitarian crisis facing the Arab Republic. | RELATED: | Iran and China Sign 25-Year $400 Billion Cooperation Agreement | Zhang Jun, China's perma…
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Global Billionaire Wealth Surges $4 Trillion Over Pandemic
RobertAlvarez | ips-dc.org | 2021-03-31
A Warren-Jayapal style wealth tax on global billionaires would raise $345 billion in its first year. The cost of vaccinating the world is estimated at $141.2 billion.
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Biden wants corporations and the rich to pay for rebuilding America
Karl Engels | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-31
Early last summer, when it was already obvious that the pandemic was making a wreck of the economy, Joe Biden appeared to have a light bulb moment. He seemed to realize that everything had changed, and that, to keep up with history, he better change as well. "The blinders have been taken off," Biden said …
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Chile Postpones Constitutional Election Due To Pandemic
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
Chile's Chamber of Deputies approved on Wednesday the bill submitted by President Sebastian Pinera to postpone municipal, regional and constituent elections to May 15 and 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Mapuche People File Genocide Lawsuit Against President Piñera | The bill was passed with 126 votes in favor, three against, and 11 abstentions. The elections were initially scheduled for April 10 and 11. Moreover, the second round of governor elections was postponed…
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Protests break out after femicide of Salvadoran migrant Victoria Salazar in Mexico
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-31
Several national and international feminist groups and human rights organizations have condemned Victoria Salazar's murder as well as the racist, classist, misogynist and xenophobic discrimination that reigns in Mexico…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/31/protests-…

Cramped Facility in Texas Shows the Reality of Migrant Children
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
Migrant children are sleeping shoulder to shoulder under metal blankets at an overcrowded facility in Donna, Texas. | RELATED: | Biden Vows to Improve Situation on U.S. Southern Border | Joe Biden's administration allowed the reporters to enter on Tuesday, and the images show more than 4,100 people cramped in a space built for 250 migrants. Furthermore, there are over 3,200 unaccompanied children. | Following the Center for Disease and Control (CDC) guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemi…
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Two Ambassadors to Syria with Wildly Different Analyses
Rick Sterling | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-31
In the past few months, Grayzone journalist Aaron Mate has interviewed two former ambassadors to Syria: former UK Ambassador Peter Ford and former US Ambassador Robert S. Ford. The two ambassadors have a common surname but dramatically different perspectives. This article will compare the statements and viewpoints of the two diplomats. UK Ambassador Peter Ford …
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Two Ambassadors to Syria with Wildly Different Analyses
Rick Sterling | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
In the past few months, Grayzone journalist Aaron Mate has interviewed …
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Mapuche People File Genocide Lawsuit Against President Piñera
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
Mapuche Indigenous people communities filed a complaint against Chile's President Sebastian Piñera for genocide crimes. | RELATED: | Chile: Piñera Proposes Delaying Elections Due To Covid-19 Surge | The lawsuit was presented before Temuco's Guarantee Court, where they denounced the militarization of Mapuche territories and human rights violations. | The complainants claim that Piñera established a "low-intensity war" by declaring the Mapuche people as an "internal enemy." | Th…
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US Church Membership falls under 50%; Are Republicans, anti-Gay Evangelicals driving Youth away?
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-03-31
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Since about 2000, Americans have begun abandoning religion in droves, especially but not only the younger generations (Millennials and younger). Now a Gallup poll finds that for the first time in seven decades, only 47% of Americans say they belong to a church, synagogue or mosque. That figure was 70% …
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Bill Gates and His Empires. "Ushering In the Great Reset"
Dr. Vandana Shiva | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
We're currently facing enormously powerful technocrats who are hell-bent on ushering …
globalresearch.ca/bill-gates-empires/574…

Eric London interviewed by comedian Lee Camp
wsws.org | 2021-03-31
World Socialist Web Site writer Eric London appeared yesterday on comedian Lee Camp's livestream program to discuss the WSWS's coverage of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's defense of Joe Biden and attacks on socialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/31/inte…

Demonstrations held across US in solidarity with Asian community
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-31
Actions were held in over 60 cities and towns across the United States in solidarity with the Asian community in response to the horrific massacre in Atlanta on March 16…
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Seattle Votes To Guarantee Lawyers For Renters Facing Eviction
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-31
The Seattle City Council unanimously voted Monday to guarantee free legal counsel to poor tenants facing eviction, a system similar to the right to representation already enshrined in the country's criminal courts. | In passing the measure, members of the council hope to keep as many people in their current homes as possible and avoid the devastating and expensive downstream consequences — including homelessness — that often follow when someone is forcibly removed from where they live. | "This legislation will not enough be itself and we know that we need a lot more," said Councilmember Kshama Sawant,…
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One-Click Shopping Has Brought American Workers To The Brink
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-31
A historic union drive at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama officially came to a close on Monday. Now comes the tallying of votes. The election represents the first large-scale effort to organize an Amazon warehouse and a landmark moment for the labor movement in the U.S. South. If the majority of votes are in favor of unionization, the roughly 6,000 workers of the facility will be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). | Predictably, Amazon‚Äâ–‚Äâthe country's second-largest employer‚Äâ–‚Äâhas…
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In the spirit of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bessemer workers fight for justice
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2021-03-31
A historic union election concluded March 29 after 5,800 Amazon warehouse workers, over 80% of them African American, voted on whether to be represented by the Retail, Warehouse and Department Store Union in Bessemer, Ala., near Birmingham. It could take weeks or even months before the outcome of the vote . . . | Continue reading In the spirit of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bessemer workers fight for justice at Workers.org
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Counting underway for historic union vote at Alabama's Amazon unit
Anish R M | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-31
The federal labor watchdog has begun counting on March 30, which could take days to finish. The unionization drive has shone light on the abysmal workplace conditions of US' largest employer…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/31/counting-…

Seattle Amazon workers rally for Bessemer, Ala
Jim McMahan | workers.org | 2021-03-31
Seattle Amazon warehouse workers protest, Nov. 27, 2020 Seattle The rally to "Support the Alabama Amazon Workers" was held here March 26 to boost the homestretch drive for a union by Bessemer, Ala., warehouse workers. There was a national surge of 53 support demonstrations March 20, along with worker strikes . . . | Continue reading Seattle Amazon workers rally for Bessemer, Ala. at Workers.org
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A message of love and life from Cuba to Mexico
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-03-31
President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez notes the impressive work of the third group of medical professionals from the Henry Reeve Contingent returning from Mexico, after joining the COVID-19 battle there. | March 31, 2021 | Newswire…
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China Rejects in a Joint Statement a WHO Report
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
China on Wednesday rejected a joint statement by the United States and 13 other countries that expressed "concerns" over the World Health Organization's (WHO) report on the origins of Covid-19. | RELATED: | Blinken: China Tries to Undermine US-Led World Order | Hua Chunying, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said politicizing the issue of tracing the origin was immoral and unpopular and will only hinder global cooperation in studying the origins of the coronavirus. "These countries should…
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Dozens in Central Florida Contract COVID-19 after Being Fully Vaccinated
Louis Bolden | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
They're called COVID-19 breakthrough cases — people who have been fully …
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The "Unvaccinated" Question
C.J. Hopkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-31
So, the New Normals are discussing the Unvaccinated Question. What is to be done with us? No, not those who haven't been "vaccinated" yet. Us. The "Covidiots." The "Covid deniers." The "science deniers." The "reality deniers." Those who refuse to get "vaccinated," ever. There is no place for us in New Normal society. The New …
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COVID crisis exposes prison profiteers
| workers.org | 2021-03-31
Food Not Bombs Solidarity launches campaign against prison profiteers outside Aramark in Philadelphia, March 15. By Cindy Lou Miller "If you want to understand any problem in America, you need to focus on who profits from that problem, not who suffers from that problem." — Dr. Amos Wilson. (tinyurl.com/utdbphu6) One . . . | Continue reading COVID crisis exposes prison profiteers at Workers.org
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Social reproduction and a just post-COVID world
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-03-31
After over a year of suffering, death, and profound transformations of everyday life, International Women's Day 2021 is an opportunity to take stock of the COVID-19 crisis so far and craft visions for a future centred on the value of social reproduction. | March 31, 2021 | Newswire…
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Cancelling Art, Dark Mofo and the Offended Classes
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-31
Last week, Australians found themselves delighting in another fit of cancel culture, this time in the art world. Tasmania's Dark Mofo art festival prides itself on being gritty but the mood was very much about removing any grit to begin with. Interest centred on the project of Spanish artist Santiago Sierra, who had proposed soaking…
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Hundreds rally, march against racist violence
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-03-31
Cleveland, March 28. Hundreds of Clevelanders from the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, along with multinational allies, rallied in the Asia Town neighborhood March 28. Sponsors of the "Stop Asian hate" rally were the Cleveland chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans, Ohio Progressive Asian Women's Leadership, Asian Services . . . | Continue reading Hundreds rally, march against racist violence at Workers.org
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Biden's Grand Strategy Is Delusional and Dangerous
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
The Biden Administration continues to push its delusional and dangerous grand …
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Land Day 2021: Existence, Resistance, Resurgence
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-03-31
By Benay Blend — Mar 30, 2021 | "In 2019 I went to Palestine twice," wrote Ibtisam Barakat, "one time with Palestine Festival of literature in April." When an officer informed her at the border that she didn't exist in Israeli records, Barakat started to cry. She "cried for two weeks nonstop. Nothing and no one could stop [her], not even a delicious falafel sandwich." All that time, recalled the Palestinian-American poet, she "ate falafel and cried." | On Land Day 2021, Barakat's words are more relevant than ever. Forty-five years ago, on March 30, 1976, Israeli police murdered six Palestinian protestors as…
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Palestinians commemorate Land Day across historical Palestine
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-31
Palestinians mark the land day (Yom al-Ard) on March 30 every year to reiterate the ownership of their lands. Several rallies and demonstrations were organized in different parts of historical Palestine to commemorate Land Day.
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On Land Day, Palestine Will be Free from the River to the Sea
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
30 March 2021 marks the 45th Palestinian Land Day, a day …
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Majd Barbar addresses his supporters in Palestine and internationally #WeWillNotBeDefeated
samidoun.net | 2021-03-31
Freed Palestinian prisoner Majd Barbar issued a video message to his supporters and friends in Palestine around the world who have amplified the call for his freedom and shared his reunion with his family. | The article Majd Barbar addresses his supporters in Palestine and internationally #WeWillNotBeDefeated appeared first on Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.
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On Land Day, Palestine will be free from the river to the sea #AllLandPalestine
samidoun.net | 2021-03-31
30 March 2021 marks the 45th Palestinian Land Day, a day of struggle and commitment to resisting colonization, occupation and apartheid, and to achieving victory and liberation for the land and people of Palestine. Land Day commemorates the anniversary of the mass rising in occupied Palestine '48 in 1976 in response to Israeli land confiscation targeting 20,000 dunums of Palestinian land in the Galilee. Palestinians inside occupied Palestine '48, who remained on their land after 80% of their people were expelled in the Nakba, confronted these new Zionist attacks with a general strike and mass popular protests, wh…
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#WeWillNotBeDefeated — Majd Barbar released; join the Twitterstorm! ŸÑŸÜ_ŸÜŸáÿ≤ŸÖ#
samidoun.net | 2021-03-31
We will not be defeated! Join the Twitter Storm: Wednesday, 31 March 10 am Pacific — 1 pm Eastern — 7 pm central Europe — 8 pm Palestine Sample Tweets: bit.ly/notbedefeated Use the hashtags: #WeWillNotBeDefeated ŸÑŸÜ_ŸÜŸáÿ≤ŸÖ# Freed Palestinian prisoner Majd Barbar once again proved the truth of his words — "We will not be defeated" — as he was released once again by Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday, 31 March. Barbar had refused a proposal by Israeli occupation forces to either deport him from the city of occupi…
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#MacronLibérezAbdallah — Join the Twitter storm for Georges Abdallah's birthday, 2 April!
samidoun.net | 2021-03-31
#MacronLibérezAbdallah Twitter Storm Friday, 2 April 2021 10 am Pacific — 1 pm Eastern — 7 pm central Europe — 8 pm Palestine Use the hashtags: #MacronLibérezAbdallah bit.ly/freeabdallah Tag: @EmmanuelMacron @GDarmanin to direct your demand to French officials! On the occasion of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah's 70th birthday, join the twitterstorm #MacronLibérezAbdallah (Macron, Free Abdallah!) to free this imprisoned Lebanese communist and struggler for Palestine imprisoned in France since 1984 and eligible for release since 1999! Friday, 2 April 2021 — 10 am Pacific — 1 pm Eastern &…
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Russian Senate Approves Law on Presidential Reelection
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
Russia's Senate on Wednesday passed a law that will allow President Vladimir Putin to run for re-election when his current term ends in 2024. | RELATED: | Maduro Holds Meeting With Russia's Deputy Prime Minister | While the law specifies that the same person may not hold the office of president for more than two consecutive terms, it contains an article specifying that whoever holds the presidential office at the time of the law's entry into force may be a candidate in the future. | The law also stipulate…
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Venezuela to Maintain Operations in Border Zones With Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
On Tuesday, Venezuela's Armed Forces Strategic Operational Commander Remigio Ceballos confirmed military operations in border areas with Colombia to block sabotage actions by irregular armed groups coming from this country. | RELATED: | Venezuela Is Victim of Colombian Armed Groups, Maduro Denounces | In recent days, Venezuelan authorities have denounced several aggressions committed by these groups against the civilian population in border zones such in the State of Apure.
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Disease outbreaks increase with deforestation, new study finds
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-31
The study says that monoculture plantations are also likely to increase infectious disease outbreaks. Changes in land use are a significant factor in the emergence of infectious diseases caused by zoonotic viruses…
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Statewide day of action demands freedom for longest-held political prisoner in the United States
Joshua Francis | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-31
Three rallies were held across California March 17 to commemorate the longest-held political prisoner Ruchell "Cinque" Magee's 82nd birthday. Ruchell received a tremendous outpouring of renewed support in his fight for freedom after 58 years of unjust imprisonment. These efforts are being led by the Coalition to Free Ruchell Magee, of which the Party for …
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People's Action Statement on President Biden's American Jobs Plan
Johanna Kichton | peoplesaction.org | 2021-03-31
Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.–People's Action Climate Justice Campaign Director Kaniela Ing today released the following statement in response to President Biden's American Jobs Plan: "President Biden's American Jobs Plan is a strong start. It begins to seriously address some of our government's past failures, fix our broken down physical infrastructure, and rapidly …
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US steelworkers go on strike over unfair wages and work contract
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-31
Over 1,300 workers in nine plants of Allegheny Technologies have not received a raise since 2014. They have rejected the company's offer and are seeking better terms…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/31/us-steelw…

Cuba-Russia Intergovernmental Commission Meets in Havana
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
The 18th Session of the Cuban-Russian Intergovernmental Commission for Economic-Commercial and Scientific-Technical Collaboration started on Wednesday in Havana, where participants are examining issues of bilateral interest. | RELATED: | Protests in 60+ Countries Reject Genocidal US Blockade on Cuba | The delegations are headed by the Commission's co-presidents, Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz and Mr. Yuri Ivanovich Borisov, vice-president of the Russian Federation's…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Russia-Inte…

Jordan Elgrably and Andy Lee Roth
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2021-03-31
Mickey's guest for the first half of this week's show is Jordan Elgrably, editor of The Markaz Review. They explore the importance of free speech and a free press in…
projectcensored.org/jordan-elgrably-and-…

Chicano and Black families speak out at forum to stop Los Angeles Sheriff attacks
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-31
Los Angeles, CA – Centro CSO and Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles cohosted a March 27 Zoom forum to denounce the killings of Chicanos and Blacks by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, deputy gangs like the Banditos, Executioners, and 3000 Boys that terrorize communities, and against the harassment of families who speak out against Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD). Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis and Holly Mitchell attended the meeting, listened to the families' testimonies, and committed to work with organizations to fight back against LASD and its embattled leader S…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/3/31/chicano-…

Stop Anti-Chinese Hate, but not Anti-China Politics?
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-03-31
By Yasha Levine — Mar 28, 2021 | Can we expect people of Asian and Chinese descent to unite in a broad front against American imperialism? | I've been watching the outpouring of support for people of Chinese and Asian descent suddenly flow from all corners of our mainstream media and political class. Seems everyone stands with Asians (however you define that term) now. Even Meghan McCain, the nepotistic brat who recently went off about the "Chinese virus" and whose dad was a lifelong unrepentant hater of…
orinocotribune.com/stop-anti-chinese-hat…

"Poor Rich Haiti": How Imperialists and Local Oligarchy Have Sought to Destroy Haitian Agriculture
Lautaro Rivara | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
Does the oft-repeated refrain that "Haiti is the poorest country in …
globalresearch.ca/poor-rich-haiti-how-im…

The Shaping of Things to Come
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-31
"There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false." I believe that these assertions still make sense and do still apply to the exploration of reality…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/31/the-shaping-…

Cut Off From Caregivers: The Children of Incarcerated Parents in Louisiana
splcenter.org | 2021-03-31
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Jewish Nat'l Fund Lawsuit against Palestinian Rights Advocacy in US Slapped down by Federal Judge on First Amendment Grounds
contributors | juancole.com | 2021-03-31
U.S. Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Jewish National Fund Against Palestinian Rights Nonprofit Contact: press@ccrjustice.org Lawsuit "Not Persuasive," Judge Rules ( Center for Constitutional Rights) — March 30, 2021, Washington, D.C. — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and others against a U.S.-based Palestinian rights organization. The …
juancole.com/2021/03/palestinian-advocac…

A Looming Fight Over the Future of Union Organizing
C.M. Lewis | progressive.org | 2021-03-31
The PRO Act aims to reform "the whole ecosystem of labor law."
progressive.org/dispatches/fight-future-…

Biden to unveil critical infrastructure and climate plan
Climate Nexus | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-31
Today in Pittsburgh, President Biden will outline his American Jobs Plan, proposals for major infrastructure investments in clean energy, water system updates, and other economy-growing initiatives designed to create millions of jobs, address aging infrastructure and lessen racial and other inequities throughout the economy. Biden's $2 trillion plan to fight climate change and revitalize the American …
peoplesworld.org/article/biden-to-unveil…

Germany: Airport ground workers stage protest at Verdi trade union headquarters
wsws.org | 2021-03-31
The only realistic defense of jobs requires a break not only with Verdi trade union but also with the IGL leadership, which is offering its services to the bosses as the more effective policeman.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/31/wisa…

French air strike in January killed 19 unarmed civilians in Mali, says UN report
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-31
A probe by the UN mission in Mali concluded that French airplanes attacked a wedding party in a village named Bounti on January 3, killing 22 men, only three of whom were armed…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/31/french-ai…

'We're Reversing 90 Years Of Prohibition'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-31
On Tuesday night, New York went from being the marijuana arrest capital of the world to passing one of the most progressive legalized cannabis laws in the country. Update: Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill on Wednesday morning [more details below]. | As expected, the State Assembly and the State Senate both overwhelmingly passed the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act, which permits adults 21 and over to purchase marijuana and grow the plant in their home. The legislation's two main sponsors, Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Senator Liz Krueger, had fought for the bill's passage for more than se…
popularresistance.org/were-reversing-90-…

Open-Source Versus Patent Monopoly Financing of Drug Development
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-31
It is often said that intellectuals have a hard time dealing with new ideas. Unfortunately, for purposes of public debate, open-source government funding of drug development is a new idea, and people in policy positions seem to be having a very hard time understanding it. So, I will try to write this post in a…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/31/open-source-…

New York City: 'Keep Jin Fong restaurant open!'
Editor | workers.org | 2021-03-31
A demonstration was held in New York City's Chinatown March 25 to protest the mass firings of 180 restaurant workers when the Jin Fong restaurant closed. The workers are members of the 318 Restaurant Workers Union. The owners of the restaurant are the Chu family, bankers and landlords in Chinatown . . . | Continue reading New York City: 'Keep Jin Fong restaurant open!' at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/03/55481/?utm_source=rs…

Tens of Millions in Florida Properties Linked to Ecuadorian Presidential Candidate Guillermo Lasso
Brett Heinz | cepr.net | 2021-03-31
In March 2017, ahead of Ecuador's second-round presidential election, CEPR reported that Florida-based shell companies linked to then-candidate Guillermo Lasso owned 144 properties in Broward and Miami-Dade counties valued at over $30 million. In that election, voters approved a referendum barring politicians and civil servants from holding assets in tax havens and giving them one …
cepr.net/tens-of-millions-in-florida-pro…

Raising This Tax Would Make the Ultra-Rich Pay Their Fair Share
RobertAlvarez | ips-dc.org | 2021-03-31
A reformed estate tax could reduce extreme wealth inequality and end tax breaks for dynasty trusts and other loopholes exploited by the rich.
ips-dc.org/raising-this-tax-would-make-t…

Swamp Gas Politics
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-31
Last week's astounding pronouncements from Montana's Republican congressional members, Rep. Matt Rosendale and Sen. Steve Daines, left Montanans, including their fellow Republicans, wondering what planet these guys are living on. Both protested against the practice of designating specific projects for funding instead of giving a blank check to government agencies to spend as they wish.
counterpunch.org/2021/03/31/swamp-gas-po…

One of the Great Ironies: As China Grows Richer, It Is Growing Further Apart from the US
Tom Clifford | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
In calmer times, when there is less talk of trade disputes, …
globalresearch.ca/china-grows-richer-gro…

#YemenCantWait. Hands Off Yemen!
Azza Rojbi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
February 15, 2021, marks one year since the Saudi-led coalition's horrific …
globalresearch.ca/yemencantwait-hands-of…

New York City: 'Keep Jin Fong restaurant open!'
Toni Arenstein | workers.org | 2021-03-31
A demonstration was held in New York City's Chinatown March 25 to protest the mass firings of 180 restaurant workers when the Jin Fong restaurant closed. The workers are members of the 318 Restaurant Workers Union. The owners of the restaurant are the Chu family, bankers and landlords in Chinatown . . . | Continue reading New York City: 'Keep Jin Fong restaurant open!' at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/03/55481/?utm_source=rs…

Protests in 60+ Countries Reject Genocidal US Blockade on Cuba
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-03-31
Citizens and organizations from at least 60 countries on five continents have begun activities this Saturday to demand the end of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. | 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 genoci…
orinocotribune.com/protests-in-60-countr…

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2021-03-31
Some 300 workers at the brewery have been locked out for five weeks, over demands by the company to end the defined benefit pension plan for most workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/31/wrkr…

Seriously ugly: here's how Australia will look if the world heats by 3 ∞C this century
Real Progressives | realprogressives.org | 2021-03-31
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, The University of Queensland and Lesley Hughes, Macquarie University | This is a Conversation long read, so set aside time to take it all in. | | Imagine, for a moment, a different kind of Australia. One where bushfires on the catastrophic scale of Black Summer happen almost…
realprogressives.org/australia-will-look…

Death penalty abolished in former Confederate state
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2021-03-31
Houston On March 23, I was sad and gloomy all day as I am every year on this date — the day in 1993 that I witnessed a dear friend, Carlos Santana, be legally lynched by the State of Texas. He was executed, even though he did not kill anyone. . . . | Continue reading Death penalty abolished in former Confederate state at Workers.org
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Norman Stockwell | progressive.org | 2021-03-31
The Reverend Cordy Tindell Vivian played a crucial role in many of the nation's civil rights struggles.
progressive.org/magazine/man-of-action-s…

BOOK: The Wealth Hoarders
RobertAlvarez | ips-dc.org | 2021-03-31
The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions: | Chuck collins: | Introduction: | Over the last few decades, a secret army of tax attorneys, accountants, and wealth managers has emerged as a shadowy new partner to billionaires and multi-millionaires. | Call them the wealth defense industry. They are paid millions to hide trillions for the richest 0.01 percent. | In this book, IPS inequality expert Chuck Collins interviews the leading players and gives a unique insider account of how this industry is creating and entrenching hereditary dynasties of wealth and power.
ips-dc.org/book-the-wealth-hoarders-how-…

Former deputies arrested after man dies in police custody
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-31
"While we can never take away the pain of the Ambler family, the grand jury has sent a clear message that no one is above the law."
nationofchange.org/2021/03/31/former-dep…

Striking nurses at St. Vincent Hospital starved of strike pay by MNA
wsws.org | 2021-03-31
While dozens of Massachusetts Nurses Association officials make six-figure salaries, the union does not maintain a dedicated strike fund to compensate members.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/01/vinc…

Michigan company uses eviction scare tactics on tenants
Brandon Stout | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-31
Landlords use scare tactics to force tenants to move out–tenants resist.
liberationnews.org/company-uses-eviction…

Peoples Coalition Helps Elect New Orleans Progressive Prosecutor
Bill Quigley | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-31
On December 5, 2020, New Orleans elected its first ever progressive District Attorney. Jason Williams, who was a criminal defense lawyer for over 20 years before being elected, replaced former DA Leon Cannizzaro, described by New Orleans papers as a traditional tough on crime prosecutor. An unprecedented coalition of grassroots justice organizations came together over …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/03/peoples-coali…

Defeating the Global Elite's Coup d'État: The Great Reset
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
Worldwide, international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), governments …
globalresearch.ca/defeating-global-elite…

U.S. and NATO demand more interceptor missile destroyers to operate from Arctic to Antarctic
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-03-31
U.S. and NATO demand more interceptor-missile destroyers to operate from Arctic to AntarcticRick Rozoff The U.S. Navy announced that on March 29 the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt departed Naval Station Rota in Spain to start a Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe patrol in the Mediterranean Sea (and beyond). While operating in the Mediterranean it will be assigned …
antibellum679354512.wordpress.com/2021/0…

NATO Warplanes Intercept Russian Aircraft Ten Times in One Day from Arctic to Black Sea
Rick Rozoff | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization reports that yesterday the military bloc …
globalresearch.ca/nato-warplanes-interce…

U.S. and NATO demand more interceptor-missile destroyers to operate from Arctic to Antarctic
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-03-31
U.S. and NATO demand more interceptor-missile destroyers to operate from Arctic to AntarcticRick Rozoff The U.S. Navy announced that on March 29 the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt departed Naval Station Rota in Spain to start a Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe patrol in the Mediterranean Sea (and beyond). While operating in the Mediterranean it will be assigned …
antibellum679354512.wordpress.com/2021/0…

Canada Ties to the U.S. Empire: Lester Pearson and the Myth of Canada as "Peaceable Kingdom"
Richard Sanders | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
* | [T]here are two sides whose composition cuts across national and even …
globalresearch.ca/exclusive-series-canad…

Need A Quote From An Official Enemy Denouncing Democracy?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-31
You know you're in for a hard sell when the New York Times (3/29/21) publishes an article under the headline "An Alliance of Autocracies? China Wants to Lead a New World Order." | And Times Beijing bureau chief Steven Lee Myers doesn't disappoint. He asserts: | China hopes to position itself as the main challenger to an international order, led by the United States, that is generally guided by principles of democracy, respect for human rights and adherence to rule of law. | "Generally" is doing a lot of work in that sentence. I don't think I have to spend too much time reminding you that the United States is a ma…
popularresistance.org/need-a-quote-from-…

Egypt Keen on Combating Illegal Immigration: President
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
According to a presidency statement, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Wednesday Egypt's keenness for combating the illegal immigration and their transfer via the Mediterranean Sea. | RELATED: | Egypt: Ever Given To Be Refloated in the Next 24-48hr | In a meeting with the visiting Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic Radman, Sisi stressed the importance of tackling the immigration issues in light of joint responsibility, Bassam Rady, spokesperson of the presidency, sa…
telesurenglish.net/news/Egypt-Keen-on-Co…

Australian flood victims condemn lack of government assistance, exhorbitant insurance premiums
wsws.org | 2021-03-31
"If you are going to allow building on flood plains, then the government needs to subsidise, or put in place, measures that prevent flooding. Put in infrastructure. But like everything else, it comes down to money."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/31/floo…

'Criminalization Makes the Situation Worse': Victoria Law on Incarceration
Eleanor J. Bader | progressive.org | 2021-03-31
In an interview about her new book "Prisons Make Us Safer," the prison abolition advocate speaks on the negative impacts of prisons and jails on our communities.
progressive.org/dispatches/victoria-law-…

The complex legacy of China's cinematic pirates
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-03-31
Film and TV piracy are under increasing pressure in China. The void they're leaving behind will be hard to fill. | March 31, 2021 | Newswire…
mronline.org/2021/03/31/the-complex-lega…

China's FAST Telescope Opens To Scientists Around the World
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest filled-aperture and most sensitive radio telescope, has officially opened to the world starting on Wednesday. | RELATED: | China's Tianwen-1 Probe Enters Orbit Around Mars | Experts expect the gigantic telescope to bolster global astronomical research and find answers to some of the biggest unknowns in modern astrophysics and cosmology. | The National Astronomical Observatories (NAO) announced that astro…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chinas-FAST-Tele…

Who Owns Facebook?
Emanuel Pastreich | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
There has been much chatter in the media about the unbridled …
globalresearch.ca/who-owns-facebook/5741…

MAN Steyr plant facing closure, threatening 2,300 jobs
wsws.org | 2021-03-31
The supervisory board of truck manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus has decided to close down its plant in Steyr, Austria. The traditional plant, with over a hundred years of history, is to be shuttered if the workforce does not accept the terms of a sale to investor Siegfried Wolf.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/31/volk…

The Allure of Roberto Bolaño
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-31
Reading Roberto Bolaño is an addictive pursuit in the same way that chasing visions is a quest. There's always enough mystery left after his last tale to make one imbibe again. Perhaps this next time the truth will manifest itself in full. Yet, instead, what seems to occur is that one more layer of the…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/31/the-allure-o…

Brazilians Reject the 1964 Coup d'Etat Celebrations
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
Brazil's progressive social and political organizations on Wednesday called for protests to reject the 1964 coup d'etat celebrations and demand the resignation of President Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | Brazil's Three Top Armed Forces Officials Resign | The Causa Operaria Party (PCO) pointed out that the Brazilian right-wing and the Armed Forces continue to commemorate March 31 as if it were "a heroic deed" that could be repeated at any time. | In this sense, the new Defense Minister Walter Br…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilians-Rejec…

Biden's Ukrainian "Putin Push" Could Lead to World War III
Bruce Wilds | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
Biden was in charge of much of the "Ukraine project" during …
globalresearch.ca/biden-ukrainian-putin-…

Is the Long War Finally Ending?
RobertAlvarez | ips-dc.org | 2021-03-31
In October 1944, with the end of World War II in sight, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin passed a note back and forth to each other at a conference in Moscow. On the piece of paper, Churchill had assigned percentages to several Eastern European countries. Stalin amended the numbers, and Churchill agreed. The deal remained secret for nearly a decade. | The percentages on th…
ips-dc.org/is-the-long-war-finally-endin…

'Secretary of Labor: Which side are you on?'
Steve Gillis | workers.org | 2021-03-31
On March 23, after a bipartisan Senate backrub, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was confirmed as Biden's new Secretary of Labor. Walsh — previously president of the Boston Building Trades Council — promised "a new era of cooperation between commerce and labor." Steve Gillis (bottom row, far left) and the executive . . . | Continue reading 'Secretary of Labor: Which side are you on?' at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/03/55456/?utm_source=rs…

Housing for people, not for profit: Rights groups demand action across Europe
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-31
Rights groups organized two days of action for housing rights across major cities in Europe. The demands included affordable housing, an end to profiteering from rents and putting a stop to evictions…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/31/housing-f…

Biodiversity: How our health and happiness depend on a thriving planet
Melissa Marselle | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-31
We depend on biodiversity in the natural world for the water we drink, the food we eat and the clean air we breathe.
nationofchange.org/2021/03/31/biodiversi…

PREVIEW: What to Look for in the March Jobs Report
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2021-03-31
(The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, April 2nd at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) We should be seeing strong job gains in March and possibly some drop in the unemployment rate. The checks mostly went out after the reference week, but with infection rates dropping, more people …
cepr.net/preview-what-to-look-for-in-the…

'Secretary of Labor: Which side are you on?'
Steve Gillis | workers.org | 2021-03-31
On March 23, after a bipartisan Senate backrub, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was confirmed as Biden's new Secretary of Labor. Walsh — previously president of the Boston Building Trades Council — promised "a new era of cooperation between commerce and labor." Steve Gillis (bottom row, far left) and the executive . . . | Continue reading 'Secretary of Labor: Which side are you on?' at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/03/55456/?utm_source=rs…

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed By Jewish National Fund Against Palestinian Group
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-31
Washington, DC – A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and others against a U.S.-based Palestinian rights organization. The JNF had accused the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) of engaging in "material support for terrorism," citing their speech and expressive activity, including their support for the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. The JNF–a quasi-state institution in Israel that acquires and administers land for the sole benefit of the Jewish people–also sought to hold the USCPR liable for their participation in the "Stop the JN…
popularresistance.org/federal-judge-dism…

Brazilian Lawmakers Push For Impeachment Against Bolsonaro
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-31
The initiative is promoted by senators Randolfe Rodrigues and Jean Paul Prates and deputies Alessandro Molon, Marcelo Freixo, and Arlindo Chinaglia. | The legislators consider that the president is trying to "misappropriate the military forces in Brazil, with personal interests, posing an evident threat to democracy." | RELATED: | Brazil: Defense and Foreign Affairs Ministers Sacked | The request will be accepted during this day in the Chamber of Deputies and joins other similar nature pet…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilian-Lawmak…

Commemorating the Wisconsin Uprising
Frank Emspak | mronline.org | 2021-03-31
Thousands participated in the Sept. 19 demonstration. In a show of support, the AFL-CIO rented the then-new D.C. subway system for a day to provide free rides for the marchers. However, there was almost no on-the-ground follow up or work actions, and no coordinated response from other unions in the industry especially pilots. | March 31, 2021 | Commentary…
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64% of world's farmland at risk from pesticide pollution, study finds
Olivia Rosane | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-31
"This is important because the wider scientific literature has found that pesticide pollution can have adverse impacts on human health and the environment."
nationofchange.org/2021/03/31/64-of-worl…

Antarctica asteroid impact from 430,000 years ago discovered by scientists
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-03-31
Space scientists have discovered extra-terrestrial particles which point to a medium-sized asteroid impact in Antarctica 430,000 years ago.
imperial.ac.uk/news/218693/antarctica-asteroid-impact-from-430000-years

Supporting local female community leaders
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-03-31
Agents of Change participants share their experiences of being part of a network for women who have an active interest in driving social change.
imperial.ac.uk/news/218753/supporting-local-female-community-leaders

Waste carbon from steel production can be recycled into new products
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-03-31
Gases from steel processing can be used to make materials for products like insulation boards and wood coatings, concludes an EU-funded project.
imperial.ac.uk/news/218773/waste-carbon-from-steel-production-recycled

Emerging markets are falling behind in the race for green capital
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-03-31
Developing nations are missing out on a wave of investor interest in climate change and sustainability according to a new report released today.
imperial.ac.uk/news/218593/emerging-markets-falling-behind-race-green

Oakland schools set to reopen amid surge in pandemic
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-03-31
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/29/1884121…

Online events with Chomsky, Jeff Chang, Frida Berrigan & many others
Towards increasing Networking | indybay.org | 2021-03-31
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/30/1884121…

Thursday 4/22: Cuba's Approach to Health Care for All
David Paul | indybay.org | 2021-03-31
on line webinar…
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Unhoused of Santa Cruz Win Another Round in their Legal Struggle to Protect their Rights and Safety
Keith McHenry | indybay.org | 2021-03-31
On March 30, 2021, Federal Magistrate Susan van Keulen ruled against the City of Santa Cruz motion to vacate the injunction and ordered city officials to meet with the unhoused, the Santa Cruz Homeless Union and Food Not Bombs about the details of a new managed camp on the Benchlands.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/31/1884126…

Two Ambassadors To Syria With Wildly Different Analyses
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-31
In the past few months, Grayzone journalist Aaron Mate has interviewed two former ambassadors to Syria: former UK Ambassador Peter Ford and former U.S. Ambassador Robert S. Ford. | The two ambassadors have a common surname but dramatically different perspectives. This article will compare the statements and viewpoints of the two diplomats. Peter Ford trained as an Arabist and served in the British foreign service in numerous cities including Beirut, Riyadh, and Cairo. He was Ambassador to Bahrein from 1999 to 2003, then Syria from 2003 to 2006. From 2006 until 2014 he was a senior officer with the UN Relief Works…
popularresistance.org/two-ambassadors-to…

Overview Of Struggles And Violations Imposed Upon Palestinian Farmers, Fisherpersons, And Herders
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-31
Prior to the war of 1948, Palestinians owned approximately 78% of total area of historical Palestine, the remaining were state land "as classified by British mandate at that time. Today, in 2021, Israelis constitute 52% of total population in historical Palestine but utilizes over 85% of the total land, while Palestinians comprised 48% of population and utilize 15% of the land (PCBS, press release, 2019) this drastic change of percentages indicates actions of land theft in Palestinian lands by the "Israeli" occupation. Between the years 1967 and 2017, 200 settlements have been established, 131 of which are offici…
popularresistance.org/overview-of-strugg…

Nuclear Weapons Blazing: Britain Enters the US-China Fray
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-31
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…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/31/nuclear-weap…

The Chinese State attacks the Bar: A Call to Arms — Lord Sandhurst QC
Guest Contributor | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-03-31
On 26 March, the Government of the People's Republic of China announced sanctions against a number of British individuals and entities. Most publicity has been attracted by the inclusion of well-known politicians on the list. But the most sinister inclusion may be "Essex Court Chambers". Whereas the sanctioning of a politician, who is unlikely to …
ukhumanrightsblog.com/2021/03/31/the-chi…

'Junk idea of Islamophobia' says adviser to Conservative racism inquiry
Basit Mahmood | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-31
'Junk idea of Islamophobia' says adviser to Conservative racism inquiry | Wasiq Wasiq, advising lead investigator Swaran Singh, has questioned whether Muslims can be considered victims of racism because of their religion | Basit Mahmood | Wed, 03/31/2021 – 12: 40 | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has been mired in complaints of Islamophobia (AFP) | The Conservative Party's investigation i…
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Biden's Bandaid, or Top 8 Reasons why we need Medicare for All
F. Douglas Stephenson | zcomm.org | 2021-03-31
The USA is a country where health insurance for medical and mental health care is a function of socio-economic status…
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Dispatches from the Amazon Warehouse in Bessemer
Tatiana Cozzarelli | zcomm.org | 2021-03-31
The unionization efforts at Bessemer are bigger than just Amazon. In this dispatch from the ground, Uber drivers, healthcare workers, and young Birmingham residents stand in solidarity…
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Lula Returns as Covid Runs Wild in Brazil
Lorena Barberia | zcomm.org | 2021-03-31
Brazil's president Bolsonaro continues to deny the Covid crisis, as Lula's return to politics creates shockwaves from the favelas to Wall St.
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America Radiates Violence
Henry A. Giroux | zcomm.org | 2021-03-31
Challenging the Politics of Isolated Incidents…
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Residents of Chicago's Southeast Side Are Rising up Against Polluters
William Lee | zcomm.org | 2021-03-31
Residents are tired of being the city's dumping ground, so they are fighting back…
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Benefits of 'Drastic' Climate Action Outweigh Costs of Status Quo
Jessica Corbett | zcomm.org | 2021-03-31
"People who spend their careers studying our economy are in widespread agreement that climate change will be expensive, potentially devastatingly so."
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Will Biden's Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)?
Aviva Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2021-03-31
The New Border Politics of the Biden Era Are Actually Ancient History…
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The Left Needs to Engage Members if We Want to Win Big
Marybeth Seitz-Brown | zcomm.org | 2021-03-31
If we want to win big, we will need to take collective risks. To do that, we need to build structures that strengthen our relationships with one another, educate each other on what is possible when we organize, and develop the leadership of many more people through escalating campaigns…
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Biden Needs to Treat the Climate as an Emergency — Starting Now
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2021-03-31
We have proven to ourselves once again that solutions are there to be seized…
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øArrancó la "Internacional Bolsonarista"?
José Steinsleger | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-31
La vida del activista estadunidense Jake Angeli (alias de Jacob Anthony Angeli Chensley) corre peligro: el servicio gastronómico de la cárcel donde fue recluido después de su participación en el asalto al Capitolio no incluye comida orgánica. | Conocido en las…
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White supremacy and the filibuster: From John C. Calhoun to Mitch McConnell
Carl Pope | salon.com | 2021-03-31
Conservatives simply don't want majority rule. Since before the Civil War, the filibuster has been their weapon…
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Saudi Arabia plans economic overhaul with $3.2 trillion investment
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-31
Saudi Arabia plans economic overhaul with $3.2 trillion investment | Analysts have expressed skepticism about the plans, as Saudi Aramco's CEO says it was not forced into the initiative | MEE and agencies | Wed, 03/31/2021 – 14: 28 | Unemployment in the kingdom touched 14.9 percent in the third quarter of 2020 (Reuters) | Saudi Arabia unveiled plans on Tuesday to pump investments worth $3.2 trillion into the…
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US and NATO Demand More Interceptor-Missile Destroyers to Operate From Arctic to Antarctic
Rick Rozoff | news.antiwar.com | 2021-03-31
The U.S. Navy announced that on March 29 the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt departed Naval Station Rota in Spain to start a Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe patrol in the Mediterranean Sea (and beyond). While operating in the Mediterranean it will be assigned to the U.S. Sixth Fleet whose area of responsibility the sea is, and will … Continue reading…
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With Eyes on China, Indonesia and Japan Boost Military Ties
Dave DeCamp | news.antiwar.com | 2021-03-31
On Tuesday, Japan and Indonesia signed a deal to boost security ties that will facilitate the transfer of Japanese-made military equipment to Jakarta. The agreement comes after the two countries agreed to conduct joint military exercises in the South China Sea, which is part of an effort to present a united front against China in the region. | While Japan has no claims to the South China Sea, T…
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Biden Administration Slams China in Annual Human Rights Report
Dave DeCamp | news.antiwar.com | 2021-03-31
Continuing the hostile rhetoric against Beijing, Secretary of State Antony Blinken slammed China on Tuesday for a series of alleged human rights abuses while announcing the release of the State Department's annual report on global human rights. | In the summary of the massive China section in the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, the US accuses Beijing of carrying out a "genocide" against the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, reaffirming that the Biden…
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Iran's President Sees 'No Serious Efforts' From Biden to Revive Nuclear Deal
Dave DeCamp | news.antiwar.com | 2021-03-31
On Wednesday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani expressed his growing frustration with the US and said he has seen "no serious efforts" from the Biden administration to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA. | Rouhani's comments come after media reports said the US is preparing to offer a new proposal to Iran related to the JCPOA. But Rouhani pointed out…
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46 Million in US Say They Would Not Be Able to Afford Needed Health Care
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-31
A new study released Wednesday morning shows that nearly 50 million Americans would be unable to afford quality healthcare should the need for treatment suddenly arise, a finding seen as further evidence of the immorality of a for-profit insurance system that grants or denies coverage based on a person's ability to pay. | "People can't afford their goddamn healthcare," Tim Faust, a proponent of sing…
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Covid-19: Yemen receives first vaccines through Covax initiative
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-31
Covid-19: Yemen receives first vaccines through Covax initiative | Hundreds of thousands of doses arrive a week after country's coronavirus committee warned of public health 'emergency' | MEE and agencies | Wed, 03/31/2021 – 10: 00 | Yemen has officially recorded more than 4,000 virus cases among its 30 million people, including 863 deaths – but experts say the real toll is likely higher (AFP) | War-torn Yem…
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Palestine elections: Talks collapse over formation of joint left-wing list
Adam Khalil | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-31
Palestine elections: Talks collapse over formation of joint left-wing list | Sources at the talks blamed the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine for scuppering negotiations to take part in upcoming elections on a joint slate | Adam Khalil | Wed, 03/31/2021 – 09: 51 | Palestinians dance during a party on the occasion of the 49th anniversary of the creation of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine…
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Israeli forces rearrest Palestinian man celebrating release after 20 years in prison
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-31
Israeli forces rearrest Palestinian man celebrating release after 20 years in prison | Magd Barbar's welcome home party raided by the Israeli military, who wounded several Palestinians, before releasing him again on Wednesday | MEE staff | Wed, 03/31/2021 – 13: 39 | Magd Barbar, a Palestinian prisoner from the occupied East Jerusalem, reunited with his wife Fatmeh, and his son and daughter after 20 years in Israeli jails…
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US receives $335m from Sudan as compensation for militant attacks
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-31
US receives $335m from Sudan as compensation for militant attacks | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he hopes payments for victims' families would start a 'new chapter' between Khartoum and Washington | MEE staff | Wed, 03/31/2021 – 16: 08 | Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is leading the transitional government in Sudan in a power-sharing agreement with the military (MEE/File photo) | The United States has received…
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Tunisian police fire tear gas at protesters in southern city
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-31
Tunisian police fire tear gas at protesters in southern city | Move came after hundreds of demonstrators tried to storm a government building in Tataouine over lack of jobs | MEE and agencies | Wed, 03/31/2021 – 07: 59 | Tunisia saw violent protests in January and February but had been comparatively quiet in March (File pic/AFP) | Tunisian police fired tear gas on protesters on Tuesday after hundreds tried t…
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The Heat: China's role in the Middle East
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2021-03-31
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wraps up a six-country tour of the Middle East. We'll discuss China's economic and political role in the region.
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Biden Picks Kamala Harris to Carry the Carrot and Stick in Central America
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2021-03-31
WASHINGTON — The White House announced recently that Vice President Kamala Harris would take charge of the Biden administration's "efforts to deter migration to the southwestern border by working to improve conditions in Central America." The effort would oversee an infusion of billions of dollars into the "ravaged economies" of the so-called Northern Triangle of Central America ( NTCA), comprising th…
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Stopgap Methods Won't Fix Migration Challenge
W. T. Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-31
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 seek collaboration in "reducing the violence and poverty" that predispose to migration.
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WFTU Solidarity message to the workers and employees of Amazon in Germany
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-31
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following March 30 statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions expressing the voice of more than 105 million workers in 132 countries, stands in solidarity with the workers of Amazon in their four days strike demanding the recognition of collective bargaining agreements, health and safety measures and salary increase. The strikes are taking place in warehouses in Rheinberg, Werne, Koblenz, Leipzig and two sites in Bad Hersfeld. | The international class-oriented trade union movement supports the fair demands of the…
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EpicVacCorona Vaccine to be Incorporated into Venezuela's Vaccination Plan (after Medical Trials)
orinocotribune.com | 2021-03-31
Venezuelan vice president Delcy Rodríguez reported on Monday, March 29, that the EpiVacCorona has arrived in the country. It is the second vaccine developed in Russia that has reported 100% effectiveness against COVID-19. | "The EpiVacCorona vaccine has arrived in Venezuela and will be authorized for trials. We are currently in the process of ensuring its supply to Venezuela," said Vice President Rodríguez. She added that after the protocols for its authorization and testing, it will be incorporated into the national immunization plan, once local medical trials have concluded. | She commented that a new batch of…
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Bloody Crackdown in Burma Since Feb. 1 Military Coup Kills 500+ Amid Resistance from Youth, Women
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-31
More than 500 people have been killed in Burma during protests against the February 1 military coup that toppled Burma's democratically elected civilian government. At least 141 people were killed over the weekend alone, when soldiers opened fire on civilians demonstrating against military rule in dozens of cities and towns across the country. Children were among the dead, including a 5-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, according to Amnesty International. Burmese troops also fired on a funeral service for a 20-year-old student protester. "We wake up to more bad news every morning, more deaths," says Aron Aung,…
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Ecuador: Lenin Moreno and the CIA against Andres Arauz
Katu Arkonada | orinocotribune.com | 2021-03-31
By Katu Arkonada — Mar 29, 2021 | The second round of the Ecuadorian election between the candidate of the pro-Correa citizen revolution Arauz and the banker Lasso is approaching, and things are accelerating in the axis formed by Lenin Moreno and the United States, with its intelligence services at the forefront. | Recently, a secret meeting took place in the Galapagos Islands between the Ecuadorian and US governments. On the Ecuadorian side, President Lenin Moreno, Vice President María Alejandra Muñoz, and the Secretary-General of the Cabinet of the Presidency Jorge Wated took part; on the US side, its Amba…
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Amid Ongoing Push for $15 Wage, Service Workers Challenge Lawmakers to Be a #ServerForAnHour
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-31
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Video: Strikes at US Positions in Iraq, Chaos in Northern Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
One of the most common occurrences in Iraq in 2021 is …
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The EU-UK Phony War on Vaccines
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-31
The EU's vaccine rollout has been on the equivalent of life-support since its inception. Likewise, the UK's Brexit rollout has also been on life-support, if not in a hospital bed immediately adjacent to the EU's– sisterly/brotherly love between the two not quite being what the doctor has been able to prescribe. When it comes camouflaging their respective debacles with spin and PR, the UK has an easier time of it, since all it needs to do is cast Brussels as the villain responsible for its Brexit plight.
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Selected Articles: The Vaccine Passport Propaganda Template
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-31
The Vaccine Passport Propaganda Template | By Adam Dick, March 31 2021 | With reports that President Joe Biden's administration is planning for imposing a vaccine passport mandate in America, expect to see in the media a deluge of vaccine passport | …
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Solar Swells as Coal Collapses: Analysis Shows Rapid Shift to Renewables Underway
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-31
"Cleaner and lower-cost wind and solar, coupled with battery storage, will drive fossil fuels out of the market." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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John Kerry Urged to Help End Flow of Finance From Wall Street to Industries Fueling Climate Crisis
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-31
"A climate action approach that seeks to partner with Wall Street without also holding it accountable is no longer credible in 2021." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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El juego de la culpa
Editor | workers.org | 2021-03-31
De los dos partidos políticos del gran capital en Estados Unidos, los demócratas han sido considerados durante más de medio siglo como los más "liberales", y los republicanos como los más reaccionarios. Pero cuando se trata de su actitud hacia la China Popular, ambos irradian hostilidad. El gobierno de Biden . . . | Continue reading El juego de la culpa at Workers.org
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Bolsonaro, gobierno agotado
Editorial La Jornada | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-31
Un día después de haber cesado al ministro de Defensa, el presidente brasileño, Jair Bolsonaro, anunció la destitución del pleno de la cúpula de las fuerzas armadas, una decisión sin precedente en la historia de Brasil. | A las salidas del…
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Israeli election: Fundamentalist Mansour Abbas emerges as possible first Muslim kingmaker in nation's history
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-03-31
By John Strawson | — For Israel, this has been the "no change, all change" election. No change in that the result appears inconclusive — just like the three previous elections. It's also all change, as we are seeing the beginnings of the political normalisation between Jews and Arabs for the first time since the …
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Headlines for March 31, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-31
Eyewitnesses Give Chilling Testimony of Police Killing of George Floyd, Brazil in Crisis as COVID Deaths Soar & Military Chiefs Quit in Protest, U.S. COVID Deaths Top 550,000; Florida Undercounted Thousands of Deaths, Bloomberg Employees Got Special Access to Vaccines at NYU Hospitals, China Delivers 100,000 COVID Vaccines to Palestine, White House Unveils $2 Trillion Jobs & Infrastructure Plan, Two Police Deputies Indicted in Texas for Killing Javier Ambler After Traffic Stop, Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump as GOP Welcomes Oath Keepers Founder in Texas, Man Arrested for Viciously Attacking Filipino Woman in N…
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New York Ordered to Vaccinate Incarcerated People; Will Gov. Sign Bill Curbing Solitary Confinement?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-31
A New York judge has ordered the state to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all incarcerated people, saying that officials "irrationally distinguished between incarcerated people and people living in every other type of adult congregate facility, at great risk to incarcerated people's lives during this pandemic." Soffiyah Elijah, executive director of the Alliance of Families for Justice, says advocates have been pushing the state "since the beginning of the pandemic to prioritize the health and safety of incarcerated people," but those efforts were met with silence. "It's unfortunate that it took court intervention i…
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Aging Former Black Panthers Mumia Abu-Jamal & Sundiata Acoli Got COVID-19 & Could Die in Prison
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-31
We get an update on political prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal and Sundiata Acoli, who contracted COVID-19 but have yet to be released. Acoli is a former member of the Black Panther Party who is now 84 years old and has been in prison in New Jersey for nearly half a century, even though he has been eligible for parole for almost three decades. He was denied parole again in February. His crime involved the killing of a state trooper. Last year, he contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized, and he reportedly has early-stage dementia. We speak with his longtime advocate, Soffiyah Elijah with Alliance of Families for Justice…
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If the Minimum Wage Had Increased as Much as Wall Street Bonuses Since 1985, It Would Be Worth $44 Today
Sarah Anderson | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-31
While low-wage workers are still waiting for a raise in the minimum wage, Wall Street employees enjoyed a 10 percent bump in their bonuses in the first year of the pandemic, according to new data from the New York State Comptroller. Wall Street pay v. the minimum wage + Since 1985, the average Wall Street…
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Finland's govt backs down on plan to lock city dwellers in their homes as proposed anti-Covid measures deemed unconstitutional
rt.com | 2021-03-31
Finland's government has withdrawn a proposal to impose strict lockdowns in five cities, including the capital Helsinki. PM Sanna Marin has accepted the measures were deemed illegal by the country's constitutional law committee. | Due to objections by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, "the government is of the opinion that… the proposal for temporary restriction of freedom of movement and close contacts must be withdrawn from the Parliament," Marin announced in a Twitter post on Wednesday. | The PM added…
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France shuts schools for three weeks and whole country heads for lockdown amid Covid-19 spike as Macron defends measures
rt.com | 2021-03-31
From Saturday, France will widen regional lockdown measures to the entire country in a bid to halt rising Covid-19 infections, President Emmanuel Macron has said, while defending his government's approach to tackling the virus. | All face-to-face teaching in schools will be suspended from Monday for a week ahead of the two-week spring break, with schools set to return on April 26, Macron announced, in a televised national address on Wednesday evening. | The tougher lockdown measures, which had been in place in 19 areas including Paris, will now be extended to the whole of France for four weeks. | From Saturday…
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Joe Biden is a war president — fighting plague, economic crisis and fascism
Chauncey DeVega | salon.com | 2021-03-31
Biden has made rapid progress on the pandemic and the economy. But the fight for democracy will be his legacy…
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Judge voids Trump campaign non-disclosure agreement he used to silence employees
Igor Derysh | salon.com | 2021-03-31
Attorneys say they believe the ruling voids every campaign NDA and will allow former employees to speak out…
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Afghan Security Forces Eliminated Top Taliban Commanders
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-03-31
Click to see full-size image | On March 30th, the Afghan National Security Directorate claimed the elimination of two militant field commanders who provided liaison between al-Qaeda and the Taliban. | ÿØ ŸÖŸÑ€å ÿߟ֟ܟäÿ™ ÿØŸÑŸà€å ÿ±Ÿäÿßÿ≥ÿ™ ⁄ÅÿߟÜ⁄´⁄ì&Yum…
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A Flying Disaster: F-35B Jet Shoots Itself With Its Own 25mm Gun
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Azerbaijan Proves Armenia Used Iskander Missiles In Nagorno-Karabakh (Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-03-31
Armed Forces control the loading of the transport rocket-loading machine on a self-propelled launcher operational-tactical missile complex Iskander-M. Sergei Orlov/RIA Novosti | Armenia used 9K720 Iskander tactical ballistic missiles during the recent conflict in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) confirmed on March 31. | According to the agency, fragments of two exploded Iskander missiles were uncovered during a combing operation in the town of Shusha on March 15.
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Endless Thunder In Central Syria: Russian Forces Carried Out Up To 1,400 Airstrikes On ISIS Last Month
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-03-31
The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 1,380 airstrikes on ISIS cells in central Syria over the last…
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A Spring Promise Of War Dawns In Eastern Ukraine
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Large Convoy Of Russian PMCs Spotted On Central African Republic Border With Sudan (Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-03-31
Click to see full-size image, Source: facebook.com/Birao-info-pages-officiel-1… | On March 29, a large convoy transporting Russian private military contractors (PMS) arrived at the Central African Republic (CAR). | The convoy entered the country through the Amdafock border crossing with Sudan. It was last spotted in the town of Birao. The convoy's final destination is reportedly the northern town of Bamingui. | According to local sources, a convoy of approximately 50 R…
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The Post-Pandemic Epidemic That Is Right On Our Doorstep
Stephanie Porta | commondreams.org | 2021-03-31
The pandemic exacerbated an already dire housing situation, with millions struggling to find and keep shelter. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Biden Administration Deports Human Trafficking Victims, Expels Immigrants to Countries They've Never Visited
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Saunders: President's Bold Infrastructure Plan Will Benefit All Communities, Working People
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Amnesty International USA Statement on White House's Support of Community Violence Prevention Programs
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Hundreds of Groups Urge Kerry to Push for Wall St. Climate Regulation, Not Partnership
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Was Albert Einstein an Anti-Semite?
Neve Gordon, Mark LeVine | commondreams.org | 2021-03-31
Neve Gordon and Mark LeVine explain why the IHRA definition of antisemitism has been so successful. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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At Net Zero Summit, IEA Receives Clear Call to Put 1.5 ∞C at Heart of the World Energy Outlook (WEO)
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Care Workers Are Essential But Severely Undervalued
Rebekah Entralgo | commondreams.org | 2021-03-31
Care workers are more essential than ever, but most don't get a living wage or even a single sick day. It's time to fix that. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Senate War Room Launches Hall of Shame Awarding Republican Senators Top Spots for Historic Obstruction of Biden Nominees
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Biden's Moves on Anti-Asian Violence Applauded
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Sunrise Movement Responds to Biden's Infrastructure Plan: It's a Start, Demands Stronger Package and Quick Passage to Tackle Full Scale of Climate Crisis
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People's Action Statement on President Biden's American Jobs Plan
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