Monthly Archives: February 2021

2021-02-28: News Headlines

_____ (2021-02-28). Biden's First Strike. popularresistance.org The United States carried out airstrikes in Syria early Friday morning, killing several people and destroying several buildings. The Pentagon says that the airstrikes were a response to a rocket attack that occurred on Feb. 15, some 10 days earlier, at Erbil airport in northern Iraq, some 400 km away. That rocket attack killed a Filipino contractor, wounded four American contractors, and wounded a U.S. soldier. | It's not clear whether the U.S. airstrikes targeted the group responsible for the rocket attack, or other groups affiliated with it. The Pentagon says "the strikes destroyed multiple facilities located a…

_____ (2021-02-28). On Contact: Realities Of War. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the realities of war, its appeal for young men and its destruction of them, with Salar Abdoh, novelist and essayist. Abdoh's new novel, 'Out of Mesopotamia', considered one of a handful of great modern war novels, tells the story of Saleh, a jaded, middle-aged Iranian reporter who accompanies Shia militias, as Abdoh did, in Iraq and Syria during the heavy fighting between 2014 and 2017.

sputniknews (2021-02-28). Alleged Satellite Images Show Extent of Damage Done by US Airstrike in Syria Ordered by Biden. sputniknews.com After a little over a month in office, the Democratic president gave his first order for military action targeting facilities in an Arab state where American troops have been illegally deployed for years and remain under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

MEE, agencies (2021-02-28). Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: state media. middleeasteye.net Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: state media | A war monitor said the strikes hit an area where Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Lebanese Hezbollah are present | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 22: 11 | Israel is thought to have carried out hundreds of air and missile strikes on Syria since civil war broke out in 2011 (AFP/File photo) | Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles ov…

sputniknews (2021-02-28). Shamima Begum May Mount Legal Bid to Conduct Appeal Hearing From Syria, Report Says. sputniknews.com The development comes two days after Britain's Supreme Court ruled that the government is entitled to prevent Ms Begum, who in 2015 travelled to Syria to join Daesh*, from returning to the United Kingdom.

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-02-28). Biden Bombs Syria And Claims Self Defense. theantimedia.com On orders of President Biden, the United States has launched an airstrike on a facility in Syria.

Medea Benjamin (2021-02-28). Biden's Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised. globalresearch.ca The February 25 U.S. bombing of Syria immediately puts the policies …

Lee Camp (2021-02-28). It's Time for Major Wealth Redistribution. zcomm.org No need to be all apologetic about it, either, since we would just be reclaiming the trillions taken by the billionaires…

_____ (2021-02-28). Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix. popularresistance.org This latest Biden airstrike is being spun as "defensive" and "retaliatory" despite its targeting a nation the US invaded (Syria) in response to alleged attacks on US forces in another nation the US invaded (Iraq). You can't invade a nation and then claim self-defense there. That's not a thing. | If you're uncritically repeating US government claims about its justifications for acts of mass military violence, you're not doing journalism, you're writing Pentagon press releases. | It's like the Biden administration is actively trying to vindicate everyone who spent the last four years saying that as far as policy de…

sputniknews (2021-02-28). CDC Panel Recommends Use of J&J Coronavirus Vaccine. sputniknews.com Earlier, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for a third COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Johnson & Johnson-owned Belgium-based pharmaceutical company Janssen. The drug was proved to be effective to approximately 77 percent. At the same time, the jab was said to cause a number of severe side effects.

sputniknews (2021-02-28). 'SNL' Jeers at Governors Cuomo, Newsom, Whitmer in 'Fauci-Hosted' Vaccine Skit, Sending Waves Online. sputniknews.com In a game show setting, a number of contestants were to compete for a much-desired coronavirus inoculation — something that has drawn long queues of those willing to be immunised against the novel virus in a number of US states.

_____ (2021-02-28). EU in Disarray Over Russia as Brussels Begs to Be Taken Seriously. strategic-culture.org It's time the EU got its act together on Russia and accepted that Germany runs the EU and it will have its Russian gas pipeline at any cost. But don't let that stop whining MEPs throwing stones at Putin. | As a body, the EU itself doesn't fear much. It doesn't fear the bloc falling apart as already France, Spain and Italy unite in their own 'brexit' plans; it doesn't fear the extreme right gaining a majority in the European parliament in 2024 (a distinct possibility as EU citizens use the populist vote as an anti-immigration signal to the EU); it also doesn't fear that the chaos of its own making with a vaccine c…

MEE, agencies (2021-02-28). Covid-19: Israel to administer vaccines to Palestinian workers. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Israel to administer vaccines to Palestinian workers | Vaccination campaign could include around 130,000 Palestinians working inside Israel | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 15: 18 | Palestinian workers line up for a security check at the entrance to Israel's Mishor Adumim industrial zone near the Maale Adumim settlement in the occupied West Bank on 1 July 2020 (AFP) | Israel will vaccinate Pa…

Staff (2021-02-28). Under Israeli Apartheid, There Are Two Different Pandemics. truthout.org There is growing concern regarding the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine, nationally and internationally. As the rollout continues, some U.S. states are allocating more vaccines to health centers, local health providers and tribal programs, focusing on vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations, and paying attention to outreach to communities of color. | There is also serious discussion of a global approach, lifting patents for vaccines that were largely developed using governmental funding. The pandem…

RT (2021-02-28). California gov. Newsom accused of breaking own lockdown rules for 2nd time amid growing cries for him to be recalled. rt.com Embattled California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has been accused of once again breaching his own coronavirus restrictions after he was allegedly caught dining indoors. | Newsom himself posted a video with comedian George Lopez to his TikTok aimed at promoting how citizens can check their coronavirus vaccine eligibility. The video was taken inside the Los Amigos restaurant in Fresno, which is under the state's strictest lockdown restrictions, complete with a ban on indoor dining. | California Governor

Online News Editor (2021-02-28). Brussels says Covid-19 vaccine strategy to be accelerated in upcoming weeks. laprensalatina.com Brussels, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- The Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the European Union is expected to pick up speed within the coming weeks, the bloc's Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira told Efe in an interview Sunday. "We estimate that in two, three weeks everything will work normally, with production and distribution levels stronger than …

Online News Editor (2021-02-28). Argentinians protest 'VIP vaccine' scandal. laprensalatina.com By Aitor Pereira Buenos Aires, Feb 27 (efe-epa).- The streets of Buenos Aires on Saturday were the epicenter of nationwide protests against the Argentinian administration in the midst of a 'VIP vaccine' scandal after it emerged that dozens of people, including ministers and government representatives, skipped the queue. Protests took place in several parts of …

Online News Editor (2021-02-28). Thailand begins Covid-19 vaccine rollout. laprensalatina.com Bangkok, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- Thailand began its Covid-19 vaccine rollout on Sunday with government ministers and health workers receiving doses from China's Sinovac Biotech. Deputy prime minister and health minister Anutin Charnvirakul, 54, was the first in the country to receive a vaccine, ahead of other health, culture and education officials as well as medical …

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-28). Tehran thanks Beijing for donating COVID-19 vaccine to Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 28 (MNA) — Foreign Ministry Spokesman thanked the Chinese government for donating 250,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Iran.

Children's Health Defense (2021-02-28). One-Third of Deaths Reported to CDC After COVID Vaccines Occurred within 48 Hours of Vaccination. globalresearch.ca According to new data released today, as of Feb. 12, 15,923 …

2020 news (2021-02-28). Dr. Wodarg and Dr. Yeadon File Application for Suspension of All SARS CoV-2 Vaccine Studies and Call for Co-signing the Petition. globalresearch.ca First published on December 25, 2020 | On December 1, 2020, the ex-Pfizer head of respiratory research Dr. Michael Yeadon and the lung specialist and former head of the public health department Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg

Steve Watson (2021-02-28). Merkel: EU Leaders 'Have All Agreed that We Need Vaccine Passports'. globalresearch.ca After the European Commission convened to discuss the potential of so …

Adam Dick (2021-02-28). President Biden Says the Experimental Coronavirus Vaccines Are Safe. The Vaccines' Fact Sheets Say Something Very Different. globalresearch.ca Via a Monday

Peter Wahl (2021-02-28). Remembrance culture and the Cold War. indybay.org "No to racism, anti-Semitism, the production of images of the enemy, and the slandering of history!" | Russia is once again declared the enemy, but at a rapid pace now so is China. The new Cold War seems unstoppable. Enemy images are marked by a simple binary world view. The enemy is portrayed as completely evil, and we are the good guys."

Shir Hever (2021-02-28). Israeli private arms export is too terrible even for Tel Aviv. middleeasteye.net Israeli private arms export is too terrible even for Tel Aviv | Israel cracks down on sales of suicide drones to China to avoid heavy diplomatic cost in relationship with US | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 11: 17 | An Israeli UCAV IAI Harop drone displayed at Bourget airport during the International Paris Air Show on 21 June 2011 (AFP) | At least 20 Israeli arms dealers have been arrested by Israel's secret police over…

teleSUR (2021-02-28). El Salvador: Over 5.4 Million Citizens To Vote this Sunday. telesurenglish.net El Salvador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) on Sunday called on Salvadorans to cast their vote at the 8,451 polling stations set up nationwide. | RELATED: | Over 5.4 million Salvadorans are called to elect the 84 members of the Legislative Assembly, 262 mayors, and 20 deputies for the Central American Parliament (Parlacen). | Elected officials will take office on May 1 for a three-year term. A total of 17,074 candidatures…

Fight Back (2021-02-28). Illinois: Falsely imprisoned Johnnie "Khalif" Veal paroled after 50 years. fightbacknews.org Springfield, IL – By an 8-5 vote, the Illinois Parole Board issued Johnnie "Khalif" Veal parole. Johnnie "Khalif" Veal has been falsely imprisoned since 1970. He is accused of killing a Chicago police officer, but he was convicted on no evidence. | This morning's February 25 meeting was filled with reflections from the parole board members and testimony from Khalif's supporters. A dozen uniformed Chicago police officers filled the room and the area outside of the hearing, but Khalif's supporters and family remained undeterred. We knew that the evidence of the case, along with our current political…

sputniknews (2021-02-28). Unstoppable COVID Relief Bill Won't Really Boost US Economy, May Come at Price, Economist Says. sputniknews.com On 27 February, the House of Representatives passed the much-discussed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill proposed by President Joe Biden on a near party-line 219-212 vote. While no GOP lawmaker endorsed the legislation, two Democrats, Jared Golden (D-Maine) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), cast votes against the proposal.

Julie Hollar (2021-02-28). What Is 'Moderate' About Opposing a Minimum Wage Backed by 3/5ths of Voters? zcomm.org In corporate media, it seems, the minority view that opposes a living wage can also be the "moderate" one—so long as it's "pragmatically" courting business interests…

_____ (2021-02-28). Capitalism And Political Violence At Home And Abroad. popularresistance.org Question: why do both conservative and liberal governments in the U.S. install right-wing governments abroad if 'the U.S.' opposes right-wing political violence? While right and left politics may seem to have limited descriptive value in many current conflicts, the interests of capital, broadly considered, represent an unwavering motive for them. Why then would military conflict in the interests of capital not be considered a left / right concern within the American political frame? Part of the answer is the Cold War conceptual shift away from conflicts between nations to a battle of ideologies. Another is the wa…

WSWS (2021-03-01). This week in history: March 1-7. wsws.org 25 years ago: Spanish right wins narrow victory On March 3, 1996, the right-wing Popular Party won a narrow victory in Spain's national elections. It was only the second time in history that power passed from one party to another since the Spanish Civil War and the coming to power of the fascist dictator Francisco Franco.

teleSUR (2021-02-28). Irregularities Mark Election Day in El Salvador. telesurenglish.net El Salvador's Attorney General Raul Melara on Sunday warned of electoral irregularities, including reports of non-compliance with the opening hours of 38 voting centers. | RELATED: | One of the largest voting centers located in the Hipodromo boulevard in the capital registered a delay of more than 50 minutes. Officials explained that ballots and the electoral rolls of the 34 Voting Boards were not yet available. | The peo…

teleSUR (2021-02-28). Ecuador: Indigenous Organizations Announce National Strike. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's Confederation of Peoples of the Kichwa Nationality (Ecuarunari) called for a national strike to protest alleged electoral fraud committed against the presidential candidate Yaku Perez in the February 7 elections. | RELATED: | The announcement was made while the National Electoral Council (CNE) was evaluating a technical report to decide whether or not to accept the "inconsistencies" in over 20,000 electoral records…

sputniknews (2021-02-28). Trump Hints at Possible Presidential Run During CPAC Speech. sputniknews.com The former US president, who has continued to denounce the 2020 elections as "rigged", is finalising the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando with his speech.

Michael Welch (2021-02-28). Jovenel MoàØse or Freedom? The Struggle for the Soul of Haiti. globalresearch.ca "It is sheer white supremacist power that managed to undermine the second election of Aristide because what few people understand in what is happening in HaàØti today is that what we are observing is a struggle of White Supremacy against …

sputniknews (2021-02-28). 'We Secured Freedom': Highlights From Pompeo Speech at CPAC. sputniknews.com The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), held on 25-28 February has drawn wide attention as the former US president, Donald Trump, is expected to headline the event, with many conservative GOP politicians and former White House officials attending the conference.

RT (2021-03-01). Vanity Fair says Saturday Night Live sucked, and DONALD TRUMP is to blame. rt.com While Saturday Night Live's ratings fell during the Trump years, it wasn't the writers' fault for churning out 'Orange Man Bad' sketches, Vanity Fair claims. No, it was Donald Trump's fault for being so "noxious." | By the time Donald Trump left office, Saturday Night Live's reliance on the divisive president as a source of material had worn thin. 2019's season opened to the show's lowest ratings in five years, parodies of Robert Mueller, Rudy Giuliani and Jeff Sessions fell flat, and former cast member Gary Kroeger admitted last year that Alec Baldwin's Trump impersonation had been "done to death." | Also on…

RT (2021-03-01). Trump calls for breaking up Big Tech, says failure to restore freedom of speech would doom Republican Party. rt.com Former President Donald Trump has called for breaking up giant technology companies and taking away their Section 230 liability protections. He argued that the Big Tech mutes conservative voices like his own. | "The time has come to break up Big Tech monopolies and restore fair competition," Trump said Sunday at the CPAC conference in Orlando. "Republicans, conservatives must open our platforms and repeal section 230 liability protections," he added. | While in the past the public had a chance to hear both sides of the argument before making an informed decision, the big tech censorship disproportionately targ…

WSWS (2021-03-01). As schools reopen, UK educators among top groups at risk of catching COVID-19. wsws.org Schools and colleges reopen next week, beginning March 8, forcing millions of pupils and workers, including teachers, support staff, dinner ladies and caretakers into a highly dangerous environment.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-03-01). Coup Leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi Betrayed Democracy in Burma. dissidentvoice.org What is taking place in Burma right now is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an unwarranted action as the dismissal of the government by military decree and the imposition of Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, as an unelected ruler. However, despite the endless talk about democratization, …

WSWS (2021-03-01). Memoirs of ex-army commander expose drive toward dictatorship in Brazil. wsws.org The memoirs of ex-army commander Villas Bà¥as have thrown Brazilian politics into turmoil and exposed the drive towards dictatorship in the sixth most populated country in the world.

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Chadwick Boseman Posthumously Receives Golden Globe Award as Best Drama Actor. sputniknews.com Chadwick Boseman, most famous for his portrayal of Marvel Cinematic Universe's King T'Challa in "Black Panther", died in August 2020 due to colon cancer complications.

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Rosamund Pike Wins Golden Globe's Best Comedy Film Actress for 'I Care A Lot'. sputniknews.com The award marks Rosamund Pike's third Golden Globe, with her previous two won in 2014 and 2018, for "Gone Girl" and "A Private War", respectively.

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Less Than 10% of World's Population Have Coronavirus Antibodies, WHO Chief Scientist Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that less than 10 percent of the global population have antibodies to the coronavirus, WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said.

Online News Editor (2021-03-01). Chelsea, Manchester United lurch lazily to scoreless draw. laprensalatina.com London, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- Chelsea and Manchester United fans were lucky on Sunday in that — due to coronavirus gathering restrictions — none of them could be on hand to watch the two teams wrestle with little enthusiasm or verve to a scoreless draw at Stamford Bridge Stadium, a result that didn't help either squad. …

RT (2021-03-01). Plane forced to land in Sudan after CAT ATTACKS pilot mid-air, 'hijacking' cockpit. rt.com A passenger plane was forced to return to the airport in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum after an angry cat, which somehow got into the cockpit, attacked the pilots shortly after takeoff, local media reports. | This Wednesday's flight of the Sudanese Tarco airline bound for Qatar's capital, Doha, was proceeding in a totally routine manner — that is, until a most unlikely passenger caused an emergency mid-air. | Having departed from the Khartoum International Airport, the plane was in the air for roughly half an hour when an unregistered passenger was spotted inside the pilot's cabin. The passenger in que…

WSWS (2021-03-01). Solidarity Greetings to sacked WISAG hunger strikers at Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport. wsws.org The following solidarity message was sent by the Network of Action Committees for Safe Workplaces to the Frankfurt WISAG workers who have been on hunger strike at Rhein-Main Airport since February 24.

WSWS (2021-03-01). Germany: Support the WISAG workers' struggle at Rhein-Main Airport against dismissals and wage theft! wsws.org The hunger strike by the WISAG ground staff at Rhein-Main Airport shows that the working class confronts political tasks. To defend their rights and independent interests, workers need their own party.

WSWS (2021-03-01). Go North West bus drivers in Manchester, UK begin indefinite strike against "fire and rehire" wsws.org On February 9, the company sent threatening hand-delivered letters to the drivers telling them that if they did not sign the contract, their employment would terminate on May 8…

Shannon Roddel (2021-02-28). Syria Airstrikes a Grave Violation of International Law, Expert Says. globalresearch.ca The United States military Thursday (Feb. 25) carried out airstrikes targeting …

sputniknews (2021-02-28). Trump Returns to US Politics With Major Speech at Conservative Forum. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – Former US President Donald Trump in a first public appearance since leaving the White House will address on Sunday a major conservative gathering to herald his return to the American political arena.

sputniknews (2021-02-28). Biden, Foes in GOP, 2024 Campaign? Key Issues Trump Might Raise in CPAC Speech. sputniknews.com The ex-president will deliver his first political speech since leaving the White House on the closing day of the key American conservative event. The topic, however, has been kept secret so far.

_____ (2021-02-28). The Party of Abraham Lincoln is Now a Cult of Conspiracists. strategic-culture.org The party that triumphed in the U.S. Civil War is racked by its own civil war, one in which the followers of Trumpism are guzzling down the kool-aid of conspiracy-thinking. And woe betide anyone who dares to question "dear leader". | Former President Donald Trump is expected to be top speaker this weekend at the rightwing Conservative Political Action Conference where he will lay claim to the Republican Party being still under his sway. | It is the first time that Trump will make a public appearance since he left the White House as a failed president on January 20. His speech to the annual CPAC, held this year in…

Laura Wells (2021-02-28). End Sanctions on the "Troika of Tyranny", and Learn from the World. indybay.org The US could learn a lot from other countries, instead of placing lethal sanctions against them. Trump ramped up sanctions against many countries including the "Troika of Tyranny" of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. Biden has been following the same dead-end path. There are healthy alternatives.

MEE, agencies (2021-02-28). Israel blames Iran for explosion on Israeli-owned ship after 'initial assessment'. middleeasteye.net Israel blames Iran for explosion on Israeli-owned ship after 'initial assessment' | The MV Helios Ray has arrived at a port in Dubai, where an Israeli delegation is to investigate the event | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 09: 37 | Tensions have risen in the Gulf of Oman after Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and other major powers (AFP) | Israel has blamed Iran as being behind an…

MEE, agencies (2021-02-28). Biden faces growing pressure to lift Trump's sanctions on ICC prosecutors. middleeasteye.net Biden faces growing pressure to lift Trump's sanctions on ICC prosecutors | International Criminal Court officials sanctioned starting probes on alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, Palestine | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 13: 46 | An Israeli soldier stands on a Merkava main battle tank stationed near the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel on 30 March 2019 (AFP) | US President Joe Biden face…

Staff (2021-02-28). Biden Won't Allow Cancellation of Standardized Testing Amid COVID-19. Trump Did. truthout.org Danny* was an active 10 year old — in class we always gave her free reign to pace the back of the classroom, play with silly putty at her desk, and take a break when she needed to. The happiest I ever saw her was when we took students to a local farm; she was at home milking cows and learning about science outside. Even though she was a city kid, she always found ways to climb trees and find and take care of wounded animals. She was a really smart kid, quick to understand hard concepts an…

RT (2021-02-28). 'United and strong like never before': Trump won't break with Republican party at CPAC speech, will back GOP. rt.com In an upcoming speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, former president Donald Trump will reportedly not announce a break from the Republican Party, and will walk "right up to the line" of announcing a 2024 run. | Trump has kept a relatively low profile since leaving the White House last month, and his public statements have been few and far between, likely owing to his deplatforming from every major social media outlet. As such, his headline appearance on Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has been hotly anticipated. | According to an excerpt from the speech obtained…

RT (2021-02-28). Epstein jokes touched a nerve? After Trump, Golden Globes host Tina Fey says 'don't expect much politics' in this year's ceremony. rt.com With Donald Trump out of office and after Ricky Gervais' take-no-prisoners performance last year, the Golden Globes won't get political this year, host Tina Fey said. "I wonder why?" commenters replied. | Tina Fey and Amy Poelher were announced last January as this year's hosts, after comedian Ricky Gervais used his hosting gig to roast the elitism of the virtue-signalling celebrities in attendance. | Also on rt.com | | Gervais' Jeffrey Epst…

Institute for Policy Studies (2021-02-28). Biden's Return to the Paris Agreement Is Just the Beginning. juancole.com By Lorah Steichen | — (Originally in National Priorities Project) (Institute for Policy Studies ) — On his first day in office, President Joe Biden made good on his campaign promise to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement on day one. On Feb. 19, the reentry formally went into effect. Amid a climate emergency that is …

Dave DeCamp (2021-02-28). Israel Very Pleased With Biden's Decision To Bomb Syria. theantimedia.com Israel is highly pleased with President Biden's decision to bomb Shia militia targets in eastern Syria.

Dave DeCamp (2021-02-28). "Biden is Not Obama": Israel Very Pleased With Biden's Decision to Bomb Syria. theantimedia.com Israel is highly pleased with President Biden's decision to bomb Shia militia targets in eastern Syria.

sputniknews (2021-02-28). New Dynamic in the Middle East: Gulf Arab States Want to be More Independent of US, Observers Say. sputniknews.com The Biden administration has begun reshuffling Washington's foreign policy priorities in the Middle East, but the power dynamic in the region has dramatically changed over the past few years, with Gulf Arab states diversifying their strategic partnerships, seeking more equal relations with the US, according to Middle Eastern observers.

Stephen Miles (2021-02-28). Biden Must Realize There Is No Winning an Endless War. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Leanna First-Arai (2021-02-28). Biden Could Hire Jobless Oil and Gas Workers to Plug Abandoned Oil Wells. zcomm.org There are 3.2 million abandoned oil and gas wells across U.S. land and waters, responsible for emitting 281 kilotons of methane in 2018 — or the equivalent of burning through 16 million barrels of crude oil…

Brett Wilkins (2021-02-28). Sanders Warns Biden About Attack on Syria. zcomm.org "Our Constitution is clear that it is Congress, not the president, who has the authority to declare war," the senator asserted.

sputniknews (2021-02-28). State Department Reportedly Dismisses Claims of Nord Stream 2 Side Deal Negotiations. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Officials from the administration of US President Joe Biden have denied negotiating with Germany over a potential side deal to allow the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project to be completed, Axios reports.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-02-28). 'Democrats Will Lose in 2022' If $15 Wage Dies in Senate: Anger Grows as Biden-Harris Bow to Unelected Parliamentarian. commondreams.org "If you were writing a Dickensian novel, it would be about millions of desperately poor people being promised a $15 starvation wage, and then watching their millionaire senators tell them that a parliamentary adviser in the palace said no." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2021-02-28). WATCH: Portland protest turns chaotic with businesses trashed, fist fights on the street and bike cops slamming into 'press'. rt.com At least two arrests were made after a mostly peaceful protest in Portland turned violent. Banks and other businesses were trashed as beleaguered residents pleaded with protesters to "go home!" and leave them in peace. | A group of dozens of people were reportedly demonstrating against immigration policy under the Biden administration in the Pearl District in downtown Portland, but quickly began vandalizing the area. | Businesses had their windows smashed, vehicles were vandalised and graffiti was sprayed over a number of walls in the area, as video uploaded to social media purports to show. | A security vehic…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-02-28). 'This Will Embolden the Murderous Prince': Biden Rebuked for Letting MBS Off Hook for Butchering of Khashoggi. commondreams.org "That President Biden has chosen not to pursue that course suggests that the 'fundamental' change he promised in U.S.-Saudi relations will not include holding to account its reckless ruler, who consequently is unlikely to be deterred from further criminal behavior." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Juan Cole (2021-02-28). Biden's Double Standards. zcomm.org Iranian Civilians under severe US Sanctions but not accused Saudi Murderer Bin Salman…

Online News Editor (2021-02-28). Biden, Lopez Obrador to seek new phase in bilateral ties. laprensalatina.com Washington, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- US President Joe Biden and his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, on Monday morning will hold their first "virtual" meeting, to be marked by policy changes in Washington with the new Democratic administration and focusing on immigration and the economy. This will be Biden's second bilateral meeting since taking office …

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-28). Tehran witnessing no change in US JCPOA policies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 28 (MNA) — Joe Biden's administration has claimed on many occasions that the US will return to JCPOA, but so far, Tehran has not seen a change in their policy towards the nuclear deal, said the Iranian envoy to UN.

Alan Macleod (2021-02-28). Media Completely Ignore American Secret Agent's Trial For Terrorism In Venezuela. theantimedia.com There is an American secret agent currently standing trial in Venezuela on charges of terrorism and weapons trafficking.

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-02-28). El drama del Brasil de Jair Bolsonaro. globalizacion.ca El pasado jueves, alrededor de las ocho de la noche se supo que en las 24 horas anteriores murieron 1.582 brasileños víctimas de covid-19. Ha sido el día más letal de la pandemia: un muerto por minuto. También se supo…

Brasil de Fato (2021-02-28). One year of COVID-19 in Brazil: from a little flu to a foreseen tragedy. peoplesdispatch.org Friday, February 26th, Brazil marked one year since the first registered infection by the coronavirus in its territory. In this period, the country became one of the three nations with the worst pandemic related numbers, with more than 10 million cases and 250 thousand dead. | The first confirmed case was in Sà£o Paulo, on February 26th of last year: A 61-year-old man, infected in Italy, developed symptoms after returning to Brazil. | About 10 days later, with 13 registered cases, the Ministry of Health announced measures to reinforce hospital care. A month after the first infection, the country already had…

_____ (2021-02-28). Mumia Abu-Jamal Has COVID-19. popularresistance.org Internationally known U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has reported to friends and family on the outside that he has contracted Covid-19 in the Pennsylvania prison where he is incarcerated, and says he is having difficulty breathing. His life is in immediate danger and he is in urgent need of hospital care. | This latest outrage was sadly predictable. Prisons across the U.S. have for years been allowing serious illness to serve as a form of "silent execution" of prisoners, many of them certainly innocent of the crimes they were convicted of. Many prisoners in the system, guilty or not, are serving unfairly…

sputniknews (2021-02-28). Another Former Aide Accuses Andrew Cuomo of Sexual Harassment. sputniknews.com Earlier, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo faced accusations of sexual harassment from a former aide. The allegations emerged amid calls to impeach Cuomo over a scandal around incorrectly reported data on COVID-19 fatalities in the state nursing homes.

sputniknews (2021-02-28). New Scottish Labour Leader Adds Voice to Calls for First Minister to Resign. sputniknews.com The newly-elected Labour leader at Holyrood also attacked the devolved Scottish National Party administration's "divisive" plan to hold a repeat of 2014's independence referendum on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic.

news.un (2021-02-28). First Person: Yemen 'cannot even afford to worry about the coronavirus'. news.un.org In Yemen, whose people are living through a long-running, brutal war, which has led to the world's worst humanitarian crisis, COVID-19 is far from being a top priority, says the top UN refugee agency (UNHCR) official in the Arabian Peninsula country.

T.J. Coles (2021-02-28). How the CIA Helped to Crush Turkey's Post-War Left. counterpunch.org After the Second World War (1939-45), the U.S. became the dominant global power and fought its rival, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) for international supremacy. Many countries became proxy battlegrounds between U.S. and Soviet influence. In addition to beating the Reds, U.S. war planners used secret militias, many of them allied with fascists

Liberation Staff (2021-02-28). The real Boston revolutionaries: three stories of Black resistance. liberationnews.org The usual "revolutionary" history taught about Boston centers colonizers, who waged war for a "democracy" that only served white land-owning men. History books often stop there.

_____ (2021-02-28). Thomas Sankara: A United Front Against Debt. popularresistance.org At the 1987 summit of the Organization of African Unity, Thomas Sankara warned that he would not live to attend another meeting if Burkina Faso were alone in resisting its debt obligations. A few months later, he was murdered in a coup backed by France for calling out the neocolonialist and imperial character of the debt imposed on African countries and calling for African unity and freedom. | Mister President, Heads of Delegations, | At this moment I would like for us to speak about another pressing issue: the issue of debt, the question of the economic situation in Africa. It is an important condition of our su…

_____ (2021-02-28). How A Poor School Groundskeeper Took On Monsanto And Won. popularresistance.org If a company hides information that suggests its top money-making product is unsafe, keeps adverse findings from regulators, employs ghostwriters to gin up favorable scientific studies and media coverage, funds front groups in an attempt to discredit critics, fails to provide warnings to consumers, and, according to jurors who reviewed a mountain of evidence, is responsible for serious illnesses and death, how would you hold the people responsible to account? | If the company were Monsanto, you couldn't. | Monsanto — once one of the marquee corporate names in St. Louis — is now gone, gobbled up in 201…

_____ (2021-02-28). As Leaks Expose UK Op to 'Weaken' Russia, Suppression of Grayzone Reporting Backfires. strategic-culture.org Twitter added an unprecedented "warning" to Max Blumenthal's Grayzone article about explosive leaks revealing a massive UK government anti-Russia propaganda operation involving Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat. Instead of suppressing the article, it went viral. | By Max BLUMENTHAL, Aaron MATÉ | After The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal

Robin Scher (2021-02-28). Pandemic May Have Left Over 250 Million People With Acute Food Shortages in 2020. zcomm.org As Black and Latinx families experience disproportionate food insecurity, experts warn of famine in dozens of countries…

Ulrike Guerot (2021-02-28). Does Corona policy threaten our fundamental rights? Scientist warns of "creeping process" indybay.org The state is allowed to restrict citizens in a pandemic so as not to endanger public health. But the state doesn't have the right to harm citizens. It does not get to decide which life is worth protecting and which is not. This article was published in German on 2/22/2021.

MEE, agencies (2021-02-28). Yemen: Five civilians killed, including a child, in Hodeidah. middleeasteye.net Yemen: Five civilians killed, including a child, in Hodeidah | Warring parties accuse each other of the attack, with the Houthis threatening new attacks on Saudi Arabia | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 11: 01 | Yemen's civil war has cost the lives of thousands and displaced millions, which the UN says has led to the world's worst humanitarian crisis (AFP) | Five civilians, including a child, were kille…

Juan Cole (2021-02-28). The Clearest Example of Israeli Apartheid Yet — Juan Cole Interviewed by Robert Scheer. juancole.com Via ScheerPost — which is always essential reading, I was interviewed by the legendary journalist Robert Scheer. In a storied career, he covered the Vietnam War and southeast Asia, edited Ramparts, interviewed Jimmy Carter for Playboy and the president confessed to him that he sometimes had lust in his heart. Scheer has interviewed or met …

Online News Editor (2021-02-28). Afghanistan in clutches of violence year after US-Taliban peace pact. laprensalatina.com By Baber Khan Sahel Kabul, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- A year after the historic Afghan peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban in Doha, there are a few signs of receding violence in a country plagued by decades of war. The peace deal signed in the Qatari capital last year called for the complete …

Online News Editor (2021-02-28). Fresh arrests at pro-democracy protests in Thailand. laprensalatina.com Bangkok, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- Thai police arrested at least a dozen protesters amid fresh anti-government demonstrations in Bagnkok on Sunday. Pro-democracy protests began last July to demand the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha and the scaling down the military powers. Demonstrators on Sunday met at one of Bangkok's main roads before marching toward …

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-28). AEOI chief warns of any anti-Iran resolution by IAEA Board. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 28 (MNA) — The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says Tehran will give a proper response to any anti-Iran resolution adopted by the IAEA Board of Governors, regarding the recent JCPOA developments.

Joyce Chediac (2021-02-28). Thirty years Ago. The 1991 Gulf War: The Massacre of Withdrawing Soldiers on "The Highway of Death" globalresearch.ca First published in July 2004 I want to give testimony on what are called the "highways of death." These are the two Kuwaiti roadways, littered with remains of 2,000 mangled Iraqi military vehicles, and the charred and dismembered bodies …

James A. Lucas (2021-02-28). US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 "Victim Nations" Since World War II. globalresearch.ca Among Global Research's most popular 2020 articles | . | First published in November 2015 | GR Editor's Note | Let us put this in historical perspective: the commemoration of the War to End All Wars acknowledges that 15 million lives were lost in …

Edward Curtin (2021-02-28). Opening the CIA's Can of Worms. globalresearch.ca "The CIA and the media are part of the same criminal …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-02-28). America's "Domestic War on Terror": Under Domestic Terrorism Laws, Anyone Who Disagrees with the Government Can be Considered a Terrorist. globalresearch.ca Forget Al-Qaeda, Washington has a new domestic enemy in town and …

AIER (2021-02-28). Lockdowns Do Not Control the Coronavirus: Peer Reviewed Reports. globalresearch.ca The use of universal lockdowns in the event of the appearance …

Jackie Fox (2021-02-28). Socialists vs. Slavery. realprogressives.org One of the first challenges the first American Socialists faced was the institution of slavery. This is not to say all abolitionists were socialists, but this was the issue that America's first self-proclaimed socialists would fight. It was a crucial moment for socialism, a concept that had only been born that century. Slavery is the epitome of everything a socialist opposes, and the movement would have proven itself to be morally bankrupt had it not fought against the enterprise since even before its inception through people like Thomas Paine. If slavery was a moral test of socialism, then abolition was verif…

Soheil Asefi (2021-02-28). The Human-Rightization of the Anti-Imperialist Revolutionaries' Massacre in Iran. mronline.org Originally published: Counterpunch , (Febraury 19, 2021.) As we marked the 32nd anniversary of mass political executions of 1988 in Iran, and the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, the publication of Voices of a Massacre: Untold Stories of Life and Death in Iran 1988 as one of the first extensive …

mgrochowski (2021-02-28). Socialists on the Job: A Cross-Generation Conversation. dsausa.org In the 1970s, many left organizations encouraged their members to get traditional (however they chose to define that) working-class jobs. They hoped to play a part in amping up class struggle, leading fights against bosses, and replacing bureaucratic union leaders. They also hoped to recruit workers to socialist politics and to transform groups rooted in…

Azad Essa (2021-02-28). Palestine Is a 'Taboo Issue Among Certain Circles in High Places'. zcomm.org Cornel West says he is being denied tenure at Harvard University because of his views on Israeli occupation. There is a long history of attempts to suppress or have outspoken critics of Israel fired from academic posts…

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-28). Taliban military commission deputy killed in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 28 (MNA) — Afghan Ministry of Defense announced the killing of deputy head of Taliban Military Commission in Baghlan province.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-02-28). Video: The 2021 Worldwide Corona Crisis. "The Worst Crisis in Modern History" globalresearch.ca We bring to the attention of our readers this Global Research Video documentary produced by Ariel Noyola Rodriguez, featuring Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. | We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in World history. | We are living …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-02-28). US Sponsored Coup d'État: The Destabilization of Haiti. globalresearch.ca Of relevance to recent developments in Haiti: | This article was written in the last days of February 2004 in response to the barrage of disinformation in the mainstream media. | It was completed and published on February 29th, the day of …

Paul Street (2021-02-28). The Anatomy of Fascism Denial. counterpunch.org When I am being interviewed by a member of the old guard and point to the concrete and steel, the tiny electronic listening device concealed in the vent, the phalanx of goons peeping in at us, his barely functional plastic tape-recorder that cost him a week's labor, and point out that these are all manifestations

_____ (2021-02-28). Honduras: Solidarity Needed As More Activists Are Killed. popularresistance.org Two Indigenous activists were murdered in Honduras during December in less than a week, confirming the country as amongst the deadliest in the world for those opposing land grabs and environmental destruction. | The killing of Tolupan Indigenous leader Adan Mejia took place three days after the murder of Lenca farmer leader Felix Vazquez. They join a death toll of over a hundred Indigenous people murdered in the past decade defending their lands against illegal exploitation through dams, mining, logging and agribusiness. | An ongoing international campaign is also demanding answers from the Honduran authorities a…

Online News Editor (2021-02-28). India launches Brazil's first indigenous observation satellite. laprensalatina.com New Delhi, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- India on Sunday successfully launched Amazon 1, the first observation satellite fully designed, manufactured and operated by Brazil, as part of the close space collaboration between the two countries. The launch was carried out with a PSLVC51 polar vehicle at 10.24 am local time (4.54 GMT), from the Sriharikota base …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-02-28). Is Russia Losing Patience with the EU's Constant Provocations. globalresearch.ca Another meeting of European Union foreign minister's took place this week, …

Niko Sims (2021-02-28). Housing crisis: Pittsburgh politicians' patchwork solutions fall short. liberationnews.org In spite of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium "pausing" evictions, Pennsylvania landlords are abusing loopholes to kick people out of their homes.

John McDevitt (2021-02-28). Andre Cailloux and the Siege of Port Hudson. liberationnews.org Not widely known, and certainly not celebrated enough, Andre Cailloux was the first Black military hero functioning as an officer in the Union Army.

The Conversation (2021-02-28). How Miracle Workers made 60% of S. Australia's Electricity Green in only 20 Years. juancole.com By Michael McGreevy and Fran Baum | — Less than two decades ago, South Australia generated all its electricity from fossil fuels. Last year, renewables provided a whopping 60% of the state's electricity supply. The remarkable progress came as national climate policy was gripped by paralysis — so how did it happen? Our research set …

Jake Lindahl (2021-02-28). Amazon union struggle takes hold in Southern state with radical labor history. liberationnews.org It should be no surprise that a place like Bessemer, Alabama is exactly where Amazon's first union in the United States is likely to form–given its radical labor history.

_____ (2021-02-28). Is the American Dream Still Alive? strategic-culture.org &nbsp…

CP Editor (2021-02-28). The Final Inch. counterpunch.org

MEE, agencies (2021-02-28). Turkey and Iran summon envoys, escalating Iraq row. middleeasteye.net Turkey and Iran summon envoys, escalating Iraq row | Moves follow Iran's representative to Baghdad criticising Ankara's involvement in Iraq after Kurdish attack on Turkish forces there | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 13: 59 | The coffin and image of Turkish Lt Ertug Guler are carried during the funeral of three Turkish military personnel killed in action in northern Iraq's Gara region, on 12 February…

MEE, agencies (2021-02-28). Nuclear deal on brink of collapse as Iran rules out meeting with US. middleeasteye.net Nuclear deal on brink of collapse as Iran rules out meeting with US | Tehran has demanded Washington take the first step to revive the nuclear deal by scrapping sanctions
| Sun, 02/28/2021 – 21: 37 | Iran has suspended commitments to the 2015 deal in response to the US failure to lift its sanction (AFP) | Iran on Sunday dismissed Europe's offer for an informal meeting involving the Uni…

Staff (2021-02-28). Health Care for Trans Youth Is Under Attack in UK — and It's Impacting the US. truthout.org Fourteen years ago, Susan Evans

Staff (2021-02-28). Child of Black Activists Bombed by Police: "My Activism Is My Religion" truthout.org Last summer, as protests against police-perpetrated killings of Black people emerged across the world, Philadelphians watched as officers from the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) corralled protesters against an embankment along the side of the highway, trapping them between a wall and an onslaught of attacking police officers. Philadelphians watched as those officers continued to violently attack the panicked crush of bodies. Police officers sprayed tear gas and fired "less-than-lethal" rubber b…

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-02-28). Police forces are still unable to explain why they're so racist. thecanary.co According to a The report highlights that: Over 35 years on from the introduction of stop and search legislation, no…

Aaliyah Harris (2021-02-28). Politicians and religious groups are fuelling homophobic attacks on Ghana's LGBTQI+ community. thecanary.co On 24 February, National Security raided the offices of Sharing the incident in a At this moment, we no longer have access to o…

Tom Coburg (2021-02-28). Unsurprisingly, leaked files confirm the Foreign Office coordinates multi-agency propaganda programmes. thecanary.co A tranche of leaked files shows that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is coordinating multi-agency propaganda programmes. These files show that the programmes mainly target the authoritarian regimes in Russia and Syria. This is not unexpected. More significantly, perhaps, documents also show that these programmes are not confined to just foreign targets. | Leaked files: | The leaked files, were released to The Canary by 'Anonymous': | OP. HMG Trojan Horse. Part 4:

RT (2021-02-28). WATCH: Wild scenes in Dagestan as junior judo event descends into mass brawl. rt.com A junior judo event in Dagestan erupted into a mass melee as competitors and dozens of fans traded blows. | The tournament at the Ali Aliyev Sport Complex in Kaspiysk witnessed ugly scenes as the brawl was captured on camera and quickly shared across social media on Saturday. | Footage of the carnage starts with one of the competitors seen leaning over the barriers, throwing punches. | By that point a broader punch-up is already underway as dozens of spectators trade blows. | –î–µ—Å—è—Ç–∫–∏ –∑—Ä–&prod…

RT (2021-02-28). Widow of NBA icon Kobe Bryant rages at Hollywood actress Evan Rachel Wood over 'rapist' comment. rt.com Vanessa Bryant, the widow of late NBA icon Kobe Bryant, has hit out at actress Evan Rachel Wood over a tweet she posted in the aftermath of the basketball star's death in which Wood labeled Bryant "a rapist." | "What has happened is tragic. I am heartbroken for Kobe's family," Wood had tweeted last year in the aftermath of the helicopter crash in California which killed Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others. | "He was a sports hero. He was also a rapist. And all of these truths can exist simultaneously." | Despite the tweet being in existence for more than a year, it has only just been seen…

RT (2021-02-28). Widow of NBA icon Kobe Bryant rages at Hollywood actress Evan Rachel Wood over 'rapist' comment. rt.com Vanessa Bryant, the widow of late NBA icon Kobe Bryant, has hit out at actress Evan Rachel Wood over a tweet she posted in the aftermath of the basketball star's death in which Wood labeled Bryant "a rapist." | "What has happened is tragic. I am heartbroken for Kobe's family," Wood had tweeted last year in the wake of the helicopter crash in California which killed Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others. | "He was a sports hero. He was also a rapist. And all of these truths can exist simultaneously." | Despite the tweet being in existence for more than a year, it has only just been seen by V…

RT (2021-02-28). After backlash over 'outside review' of sexual-harassment claims, Cuomo asks AG & chief judge to pick counsel to investigate. rt.com New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, seeking to allay concerns that an investigation of sexual-harassment claims against him would be politically influenced, has called for state officials to choose a lawyer to handle the case. | The governor's office wants the review of allegations by two former staffers to be

RT (2021-02-28). Multitasking 101: California doctor appears at court hearing via Zoom DURING surgery. rt.com A plastic surgeon in California attended a virtual court hearing in relation to a traffic violation from an operating theater while a patient was on the table. The court was not exactly pleased with his multitasking, however. | The usually mundane traffic violation hearing at Sacramento Superior Court was spiced up this week when the defendant, Dr. Scott Green attended via Zoom from his surgery room, baffling other participants. The bizarre in-court surgery, which was livestreamed online, was first

RT (2021-02-28). GOP NY Rep. calls on 'criminal sexual predator' Cuomo to resign after 2nd former staffer alleges sexual harassment. rt.com Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) doubled down on her call for embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to step down "immediately" after another of his former staffers, the second one since December, accused him of sexual harassment. | "Governor Cuomo is a criminal sexual predator and he must immediately resign," Stefanik said in a statement issued shortly after the New York Times published a detailed account of Cuomo's former aide Charlotte Bennett, accusing the governor of unwanted sexual advances, on Saturday. | Stefanik noted that she "was one of the first and one of the only elected officials to call on the Gove…

RT (2021-02-28). 'I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me:' 2nd former aide to NY Gov. Cuomo accuses him of sexual harassment. rt.com Another ex-aide has accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, already facing allegations of sexual harassment, of improper advances. Charlotte Bennett, 25, said he asked about her sex life and whether she ever dated an 'older man.' | Bennett joined Cuomo's administration in early 2019 and was promoted from her entry-level position to that of a senior briefer and executive assistant to the governor within several months. She told the New York Times that she was constantly grilled about her sex life by her former boss. | The former aide said that she reported Cuomo's alleged sexual overtures to his chief of staff,…

RT (2021-02-28). GOP NY representative calls on 'criminal sexual predator' Cuomo to resign after 2nd former staffer alleges sexual harassment. rt.com Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) doubled down on her call for embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to step down "immediately" after another of his former staffers, the second one since December, accused him of sexual harassment. | "Governor Cuomo is a criminal sexual predator and he must immediately resign," Stefanik said in a statement issued shortly after the New York Times published a detailed account of allegations by former aide Charlotte Bennett on Saturday, accusing the governor of unwanted sexual advances. | Stefanik noted that she "was one of the first and one of the only elected officials to call on th…

MEE, agencies (2021-02-28). Khashoggi murder: Qatar joins other Gulf states in showing support for Saudi Arabia. middleeasteye.net Khashoggi murder: Qatar joins other Gulf states in showing support for Saudi Arabia | Doha, Bahrain, UAE have stood by Riyadh after CIA report blames Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for journalist's killing | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 16: 44 | Qatar's ruler Sheikh Tamim Al Thani (L) has confirmed his support for Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the CIA's damning report naming Crown Prince Mohamme…

_____ (2021-02-28). 'Enough Is Enough', Says Julian Assange's Father. popularresistance.org John Shipton has started an eight-city speaking tour — the Home Run 4 Julian tour — in defence of his son Julian Assange who is still languishing in Belmarsh Prison. | The protest tour was launched on February 26 outside the State Library of Victoria. Shipton will travel through regional centres in New South Wales, Sydney and Canberra. | Support for Assange has been growing rapidly since a British court determined earlier this year that he should not be extradited to the United States to face 17 espionage charges arising from the Collateral Murder video release of 2010. | Shipton said he was pleased t…

Fight Back (2021-02-28). Number of workers receiving unemployment aid stays high. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – The number of people receiving unemployment aid from federal and state governments remained very high in February. Most newspapers and media hailed the decline in the number of new applications for the regular state unemployment insurance and the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, for self-employed and gig workers for last week. However, the latest week reporting the number of people receiving aid for all programs – including UI, PUA, the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation or PEUC, and the state Extended Benefits – showed an increase of 700,000. The national total i…

Lee Saunders (2021-02-28). To Honor Black History, Fund Our Front-Line Heroes. zcomm.org Over the last year, some 1.3 million public service jobs, many of them held by African Americans — including nurses, teachers, EMTs and sanitation workers — have evaporated because of holes the pandemic blew open in state and local budgets…

Dr. Stephen Malthouse (2021-02-28). Epidemiological Evidence: The "Pandemic" is Over. No "Second Wave" will Follow. globalresearch.ca This text, crossposted on GR was first published in October 2020…

_____ (2021-02-28). It's Time To Make Large Corporations Pay Living Wages. popularresistance.org Landing a job in the '80s with a large corporation was, even for blue-collar workers, a ticket to good wages, generous benefits and a secure retirement. Women and workers of color did not share fully in this bounty, but they generally did better at big firms than small ones. | All this began to unravel in the 1980s. Big business used the excuse of global competition to chip away at the living standards of the domestic workforce. | Assault on unions, which were key in bringing about job improvements, proliferated. Meatpacking, for instance, what had been high wage and high-density union, turned into a bastion of p…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-28). Belgian working class fights for fairer contracts and increase in wages. peoplesdispatch.org In the attempt to negotiate a new interprofessional agreement (IPA), major trade unions in Belgium organized a national day of action on February 25 demanding a significant increase in wages and an hourly minimum wage of 14 euros (16.91 USD)…

Ed Rampell (2021-02-28). Black Movies Matter: Pan African Film Festival Goes Virtual. progressive.org The twenty-ninth annual film festival showcases 200-plus productions by and about Black people from forty-five countries.

teleSUR (2021-02-28). The Dominican Republic To Build a Wall on the Border With Haiti. telesurenglish.net Dominican Republic's President Luis Abinader announced that he would build a border wall on the border with Haiti to reinforce security in the area. | RELATED: | Besides motion sensors, facial recognition cameras, radars, and infrared ray systems, the wall will include a double perimeter fence in "the most conflictive" spots. | The strengthening of border security is part of a series of governmental agreements reached with Hai…

Editorial La Jornada (2021-02-28). Siria: Estados Unidos, de vuelta. globalizacion.ca Estados Unidos realizó el jueves ataques aéreos en un punto de control fronterizo entre Siria e Irak. De acuerdo con el Observatorio Sirio de Derechos Humanos (OSDH, opositor al gobierno de Bashar al Assad), los bombardeos dejaron al menos 17…

Inequality (2021-02-28). Taxes on the Rich: One-Sixth of What They Used to Be. juancole.com By Bob Lord and Chuck Collins | — ( Inequality.org) — America hasn't stopped taxing its wealthiest citizens entirely. But that's where we're headed. According to a new IPS briefing paper, the richest .01 percent of Americans, about 33,000 lucky souls today, now pay just one-sixth of what they used to pay in tax, when …

Silvia Ribeiro (2021-02-28). Bill Gates: El clima de los billonarios. globalizacion.ca El 16 de febrero de 2021, Bill Gates, el tercer hombre más rico del planeta, lanzó su libro Cómo evitar un desastre climático. Gates no sabía nada de cambio climático hasta hace pocos años, aunque su huella climática personal y…

Derrick Broze (2021-02-28). As Predicted: Immunity Passports Are No Longer A Fantasy. theantimedia.com "Immunity Passports" or "Digital Certificates" will allow people who have been vaccinated to travel, work, and play.

Patricia Gorky (2021-02-28). McDonald's spies on employees organizing for a living wage. zcomm.org New reports show that McDonald's has spied on workers "for years" in their effort to combat the Fight for $15 movement that has been struggling for a living wage for nearly a decade…

Corinne Fuller (2021-02-28). Urban Royalty releases debut album 'Urban Royalty Volume 1: Price Going Up'. indybay.org Urban Royalty is the new collective from the California Bay Area. 'Urban Royalty Volume 1: Price Going Up' will be their first compilation.

Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-02-28). Enlaces Red Latina sin fronteras 28.02.2021. indybay.org ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 28.02.2021 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…

Women's Equality National Monument in D.C. (2021-02-28). Thursday 3/4: Beyond the 19th: History of Continuing Movement to Pass the Equal Rights Amdendment. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

WSWS repost (2021-02-28). San Francisco Bay Area school districts push to reopen schools. indybay.org The ruling class and its political representatives are pushing to reopen schools before it is safe. Teachers and their earnest supporters in the Bay Area need to organize to oppose this.

Pip Hinman (2021-02-28). Gendered violence 'a disease in our workplaces'. greenleft.org.au The link between gender inequality and women's experiences of violence at work needs to be broken, argues Sarah Hathway.

Rod Driver (2021-02-28). The Billionaire Syndrome: How Individuals Become Excessively Wealthy. globalresearch.ca "A billion dollars is wildly more than anyone needs, even …

Global Research News (2021-02-28). This Month's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Emily Spilman (2021-02-28). "Environmental Racism" in America: A Public Health Crisis. globalresearch.ca Last month, after a year-long investigation, former

Anum A. Khan (2021-02-28). Analysis of India's Nuclear Weapons Program. globalresearch.ca It is India, not Pakistan with the oldest and fastest growing …

Sameena Rahman (2021-02-28). FBI, NYPD Exposed: Deathbed Confession Shines New Light on Assassination of Malcolm X. globalresearch.ca Fifty-six years after the assassination of Malcolm X, new details …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-02-27). Biden's Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised. dissidentvoice.org Photo: CODEPINK The February 25 U.S. bombing of Syria immediately puts the policies of the newly-formed Biden administration into sharp relief. Why is this administration bombing the sovereign nation of Syria? Why is it bombing "Iranian-backed militias" who pose absolutely no threat to the United States and are actually involved in fighting ISIS? If this …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-02-27). Biden's reckless Syria bombing is not the diplomacy he promised. nationofchange.org This is not what he promised in his campaign and it is not what the American people voted for.

WSWS (2021-02-27). With US missile strike on Syria, Biden escalates US aggression in the Middle East. wsws.org The act of aggression against Syria and the global escalation of US militarism constitute the foundation of bipartisan unity between Biden and the Republican Party.

RT (2021-02-27). US airstrikes 'strengthen & expand' terrorist activities in the region, Iran says. rt.com The recent US airstrikes on Iran-backed militias in Syria has shown that Washington is seeking to "revive" terrorism in the region and support now-shattered Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), a senior Iranian official has said. | The airstrike on militias stationed on Syria's border with Iraq commissioned by US President Joe Biden earlier this week, was harshly criticized by the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani on Saturday. | "America's recent action strengthens and expands the activities of the terrorist Daesh [IS] in the region," Shamkhani stated as he met visiting Iraqi F…

Mike Walter (2021-02-27). The Heat: U.S. intelligence report on Khashoggi's death. america.cgtn.com A U.S. intelligence report concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the operation to murder a prominent journalist. And U.S. President Biden orders airstrikes in Syria targeting Iranian-backed militias.

Mehr News Agency (2021-02-27). US Syria airstrikes proved US hypocrisy in fighting terror. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Feb. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs said that the White House is a hypocrite vis-a-vis terrorism.

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2021-02-27). U.S. bombs Syria and ridiculously claims self defense. mronline.org On orders of President Biden, the United States has launched an airstrike on a facility in Syria. As of this writing the exact number of killed and injured is unknown, with early reports claiming "a handful" of people were killed.

The Conversation (2021-02-27). Gulf War: As Biden bombs Iraqis, 30 years on the consequences of Desert Storm are still with us. juancole.com By Lorena De Vita and Amir Taha | — It was a short message to end a short war. On February 26 1991, Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz put his signature to a letter addressed to the United Nations Security Council: I have the honour to notify you that the Iraqi Government reaffirms its agreement …

Where is the Protest? (2021-02-27). Democrat Biden Bombs Syria. indybay.org Democrat Biden just bombed Syria. The one month of silence on Democrat Biden being just as much a warmonger as Republican Trump has been ended. We can and must do a protest, with masks and social distancing, on the streets of San Francisco.

sputniknews (2021-02-27). US Regulator Set to Approve J&J COVID-19 Jab Despite Severe Reactions in Patients. sputniknews.com South Africa, where two severe allergic reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine came to light on Friday, received a second batch of 80,000 doses from Belgium on Saturday morning for use in a mass clinical trial of up to half-a-million healthcare workers.

WSWS (2021-02-27). Delays to Big Three auto companies' vaccination program highlight profit motive driving pandemic response. wsws.org The question raised is why has the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines been left up to private corporations who are driven primarily by profit considerations?

Reem Zubaidi (2021-02-27). Exposing Israel's vaccine apartheid in West Bank & Gaza. liberationnews.org Five million Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza are excluded from vaccine rollouts while Israeli citizens, even those living in illegal settlements in the Occupied Territories, are prioritized.

Nick Dearden (2021-02-27). Charity Won't End Vaccine Apartheid—Only Challenging Big Pharma's Patents and Profits Will. commondreams.org It is time to put an end to an international patent system that has wreaked havoc on the world's ability to deal with health emergencies and put hundreds of millions of people across the Global South at the mercy of these powerful corporations. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2021-02-27). US FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine. sputniknews.com Earlier, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the emergency use of two vaccines against coronavirus made by Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna.

Rajaie Batniji (2021-02-27). [Correspondence] Historical evidence to inform COVID-19 vaccine mandates. thelancet.com The best comparison to the massive global vaccination effort that is now starting might be the smallpox vaccination campaigns that culminated in the eradication of the disease, as detailed by Richard Horton.1 With smallpox, vaccine mandates played a pivotal role in reducing mortality and case rates.

Lucien Chauvin (2021-02-27). [World Report] Peruvian COVID-19 vaccine scandal spreads. thelancet.com Several politicians have resigned and a university has been suspended from doing clinical trials. Lucien Chauvin reports from Lima.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-02-27). With $15 Wage Included, House Dems Fulfill Election Promise With Passage of Sweeping $1.9 Trillion Covid-19 Relief Package. commondreams.org "House passage today of President Biden's American Rescue Plan moves us one step closer to the investments needed to crush this virus, distribute the vaccine, reopen our schools and revitalize the economy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Maryam Jameela (2021-02-27). Mainstream media says there's 'BAME vaccine hesitancy', but the experts tell a different story. thecanary.co The last few months has seen a As the vaccine rollout continues, there hav…

Online News Editor (2021-02-27). First batch of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines arrive in Hong Kong. laprensalatina.com Shanghai, China, Feb 27 (efe-epa).- The first batch of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday, a day after authorities kicked off a mass vaccination campaign. According to a statement issued by the local government, the former British colony on Saturday received 585,000 of the 1 million doses as a part of the …

Peter Koenig (2021-02-27). The Coronavirus Vaccine: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020". Vaccination as a Platform for "Digital Identity" globalresearch.ca What is the infamous ID2020? It's an electronic ID program that uses generalized vaccination as a platform for digital identity. The program harnesses existing birth registration and vaccination operations to provide newborns with a portable and persistent biometrically-linked digital identity.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-02-27). China declares end of absolute poverty in the country a decade ahead of the UN schedule. peoplesdispatch.org Through state-led initiatives it has lifted more than 770 million people out of poverty since 1979, which accounts for more than 70% of total global poverty reduction…

WSWS (2021-02-27). Tokyo gives coast guard authorization to fire on foreign vessels. wsws.org The Japanese government's decision will only heighten the danger of a clash with China over disputed territories in the East China Sea.

RT (2021-02-27). China's Xiaomi wants to create global manufacturing hub in India. rt.com Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is planning to boost its presence in India by building three new facilities there. When it meets growing local demand, the firm may use India's production capacities for exports. | Xiaomi teamed up with two local companies, BYD and DBG, to set up mobile phone manufacturing plants, the Chinese firm announced on Thursday. One of the facilities, located in the northern state of Haryana and owned by DBG, is already operational. The other plant in Tamil Nadu is set to go online within the first half of this year. | A television manufacturing plant has been set up in partnership with Radian…

WSWS (2021-02-27). Cashing in on racialist politics: Black Lives Matter foundation raised $90 million in 2020. wsws.org Black Lives Matter organizations have been promoted and financially backed by sections of the ruling class as part of the effort to promote racial division and undermine class unity.

Shabbir Manjee (2021-02-27). Chicago City Council passes unanimous resolution to end the blockade on Cuba. liberationnews.org All 50 aldermen voted to oppose the blockade, adding that normalizing relations can benefit the economic conditions of both Cubans and Chicagoans.

Emily Denny (2021-02-27). Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in historic victory. nationofchange.org "Banning fracking in the Delaware River Basin is an historic event."

_____ (2021-02-27). Ecuador's Elections Are Being Undermined By Foreign And Domestic Interference. popularresistance.org Before the votes were fully counted in Ecuador's latest elections, one candidate received a phone call from the US embassy assuring him that he would be in the second round. Fidel Narvaez, a Ecuadorian diplomat, tells Sputnik that this is only part of what appears to be a concerted effort to undermine the election results. | Ecuador is due to have its second round of elections in April. Although the progressive candidate, Andrés Arauz, won by a large margin, he did not win by enough to avoid a runoff. However, the parliamentary results via the National Assembly are final, with the progressive candidates winning m…

teleSUR (2021-02-27). US: House of Representatives Approves Biden's COVID-19 Aid Bill. telesurenglish.net The initiative was sent to the Senate this Saturday after receiving a 219-212 vote, and as reported by The Washington Post, is the first major item on President Joe Biden's agenda. | Republicans unanimously opposed the economic aid bill, a sharply partisan outcome, just a month after the new president was inaugurated with calls for bipartisanship and unity. | RELATED: | The package introduced by House Democrats inc…

sputniknews (2021-02-27). Myanmar's Ambassador to United Nations Reportedly Sacked. sputniknews.com In a Friday speech to the United Nations, the top diplomat called for the restoration of democracy and action against the Myanmar military by any means necessary. The military ousted the elected government earlier this month, citing alleged voter fraud.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-02-27). 'All You Need to Know': Here Are the 210 House Republicans—and Two Democrats—Who Voted to Deny Struggling Nation Covid-19 Relief. commondreams.org "When we voted to raise the minimum wage this morning," said Democratic Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., "every single Republican (210-of-210) voted no." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2021-02-27). Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package narrowly passes US House, $1,400 stimulus checks included. rt.com The US House of Representatives has narrowly passed the massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. The package is now headed to the Senate, where the bill is expected to be stripped of its minimum wage hike provision. | President Joe Biden's relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan, was passed by the House early on Saturday in narrow 219-212 vote. No Republicans have voted for the legislation, while two Democrats broke ranks and voted against it. | The legislation includes $1,400 checks for most Americans, as well as billions for state and local governments, schools and businesses. The package wou…

Online News Editor (2021-02-27). Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan passes House of Representatives. laprensalatina.com Washington, Feb 27 (efe-epa).- The United States House of Representatives on Saturday approved President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan. Lawmakers in the lower house voted 219 to 212 to pass the emergency pandemic funds, with two Democrats siding with Republican attempts to block the measure. It now heads to the Senate. It was …

Online News Editor (2021-02-27). Police disperse indigenous protest outside Quito's Electoral Council. laprensalatina.com Quito, Feb 26 (efe-epa).- Ecuadorian police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of indigenous protesters on Friday who were demanding a recount of votes of the Feb. 7 election at a rally at the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE). Eyewitnesses told EFE that the protesters, who hours before had participated …

John Catalinotto (2021-02-27). 'Rubin never lost a case' — Rubin Kanowitz, 1931-2021. workers.org Some younger Workers World Party members met Rubin Kanowitz for the first time when he was a communist elder, still confronting cops on recent demonstrations chanting, "Black Lives Matter." Older ones knew him from when he first joined the party in 1965. All grieved as they learned he died this . . . |

_____ (2021-02-27). Privacy, Immigrant Rights Groups Slam Biden's 'Smart Wall'. popularresistance.org A coalition of privacy and immigrant rights groups are pushing back on the Biden administration's proposal to deploy a "smart" wall on the southern border. | In a statement released Thursday, first obtained by The Hill, the 40 groups slam the legislation introduced in Congress last week as a "continuation of the Trump administration's racist border policies, not a break from it." | The letter pans the proposed use of "smart technology" at the border as "Trump's wall by another name." | The mammoth immigration bill, which is being spearheaded by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), authori…

sputniknews (2021-02-27). 'They Also Paid For It': Golden Trump Statue Made in Mexico, Artist Says. sputniknews.com A golden statue of the former US president, Donald Trump, appeared to steal the show at the CPAC conference after appearing on the site in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday. Netizens immediately dubbed it the "golden calf" and grilled the biblical subtext online.

sputniknews (2021-02-27). South Carolina Lawmaker to Introduce Bill Allowing Trump to Be Buried on State Capitol Grounds. sputniknews.com The 6 January Capitol siege in Washington caused even more individuals to take a stand against now ex-President Donald Trump as many of his political opponents would like to see him barred from the political arena.

Brad Reed (2021-02-27). "Worshipping the golden jackass": CPAC mocked for displaying giant gold Trump statue. salon.com Many Twitter users noted that a gold Trump statue would seem to violate biblical commandments against idolatry…

Janine Jackson (2021-02-27). With Biden's Jen Psaki at the Podium, Corporate Outlets No Longer Think Briefings Newsworthy. commondreams.org Obama briefings? Not news. Trump briefings? Always news. Biden briefings? Not news again. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

MEE, agencies (2021-02-27). Khashoggi murder: Bahrain, UAE reaffirm support for Saudi Arabia after CIA report. middleeasteye.net Khashoggi murder: Bahrain, UAE reaffirm support for Saudi Arabia after CIA report | US intelligence report blames Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi | Sat, 02/27/2021 – 10: 19 | Protesters in London demonstrate against former president Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia and the UAE (MEE/Kaamil Ahmed) | Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stoo…

Walter Smolarek (2021-02-27). Deciphering Biden's excuse to abandon the fight for $15. liberationnews.org President Biden received a major political gift from an obscure, unelected official called the Senate parliamentarian Feb. 25 when she ruled that the provision in the administration's stimulus plan that raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour must be removed from the bill. Unless this maneuver is defeated, millions of workers who could have …

WSWS (2021-02-27). Biden in Houston: Indifference and contempt for victims of Texas catastrophe. wsws.org Visiting Texas eleven days after the onset of a man-made disaster that killed dozens and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage, Biden barely took notice of the mass suffering while offering a political amnesty to the Republican state government.

WSWS (2021-02-27). Biden drops minimum wage hike from COVID-19 relief bill. wsws.org Biden seized on a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian as the pretext to abandon an increase in the federal minimum wage.

Jake Johnson (2021-02-27). 'It should be easier to raise minimum wage than to drop bombs on Syria': Progressives fume at Biden. nationofchange.org "We need to work to extricate from the Middle East, not escalate."

sputniknews (2021-02-27). President's Trip to Lone Star: Why Texans Don't Buy Into Narrative of Biden Being Consoler-in-Chief. sputniknews.com On 26 February, Joe Biden visited Texas, vowing to help the state recover after a blizzard disaster. The Lone Star State was severely hit by winter storms sweeping across the country between 10 and 17 February 2021, which led to power outages, food shortages, and problems with the water supply.

sputniknews (2021-02-27). Golden 'Idols', 'Darth Biden' and 'TPAC': Main Gags of Key Conservative US Event of 2021 So Far. sputniknews.com Despite the event focusing mostly on serious political issues like "how Democrats are going to ruin the US" and "how the GOP will win back the country in 2022/2024", its speakers managed to liven up their addresses with jokes, colourful parallels, and edgy humour. Here is how CPAC has entertained its visitors (and netizens) so far.

sputniknews (2021-02-27). Dems Will Seek Other Ways to Achieve Minimum Wage Boost, Will Still Support Relief Bill, Prof Says. sputniknews.com The proposal to raise the minimum wage in the US to $15 an hour, put forth by US President Joe Biden, has not been included in the country's coronavirus relief bill, as was initially promised by the Democratic Party. House Democrats passed a bill including it, but it will be left on the cutting room floor when it gets to the Senate.

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On Contact: Realities Of War
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-28
On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the realities of war, its appeal for young men and its destruction of them, with Salar Abdoh, novelist and essayist. Abdoh's new novel, 'Out of Mesopotamia', considered one of a handful of great modern war novels, tells the story of Saleh, a jaded, middle-aged Iranian reporter who accompanies Shia militias, as Abdoh did, in Iraq and Syria during the heavy fighting between 2014 and 2017.
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Biden's First Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-28
The United States carried out airstrikes in Syria early Friday morning, killing several people and destroying several buildings. The Pentagon says that the airstrikes were a response to a rocket attack that occurred on Feb. 15, some 10 days earlier, at Erbil airport in northern Iraq, some 400 km away. That rocket attack killed a Filipino contractor, wounded four American contractors, and wounded a U.S. soldier. | It's not clear whether the U.S. airstrikes targeted the group responsible for the rocket attack, or other groups affiliated with it. The Pentagon says "the strikes destroyed multiple facilities located a…
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Alleged Satellite Images Show Extent of Damage Done by US Airstrike in Syria Ordered by Biden
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
After a little over a month in office, the Democratic president gave his first order for military action targeting facilities in an Arab state where American troops have been illegally deployed for years and remain under the pretext of fighting terrorism.
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Shamima Begum May Mount Legal Bid to Conduct Appeal Hearing From Syria, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
The development comes two days after Britain's Supreme Court ruled that the government is entitled to prevent Ms Begum, who in 2015 travelled to Syria to join Daesh*, from returning to the United Kingdom.
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Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: state media
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-28
Syria intercepts Israeli missiles over Damascus: state media | A war monitor said the strikes hit an area where Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Lebanese Hezbollah are present | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 22: 11 | Israel is thought to have carried out hundreds of air and missile strikes on Syria since civil war broke out in 2011 (AFP/File photo) | Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles ov…
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Biden Bombs Syria And Claims Self Defense
Caitlin Johnstone | theantimedia.com | 2021-02-28
On orders of President Biden, the United States has launched an airstrike on a facility in Syria.
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Biden's Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
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Syria Airstrikes a Grave Violation of International Law, Expert Says
Shannon Roddel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
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Syria Airstrikes a Grave Violation of International Law, Expert Says
Shannon Roddel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
The United States military Thursday (Feb. 25) carried out airstrikes targeting …
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It's Time for Major Wealth Redistribution
Lee Camp | zcomm.org | 2021-02-28
No need to be all apologetic about it, either, since we would just be reclaiming the trillions taken by the billionaires…
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Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-28
This latest Biden airstrike is being spun as "defensive" and "retaliatory" despite its targeting a nation the US invaded (Syria) in response to alleged attacks on US forces in another nation the US invaded (Iraq). You can't invade a nation and then claim self-defense there. That's not a thing. | If you're uncritically repeating US government claims about its justifications for acts of mass military violence, you're not doing journalism, you're writing Pentagon press releases. | It's like the Biden administration is actively trying to vindicate everyone who spent the last four years saying that as far as policy de…
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Remembrance culture and the Cold War
Peter Wahl | indybay.org | 2021-02-28
"No to racism, anti-Semitism, the production of images of the enemy, and the slandering of history!" | Russia is once again declared the enemy, but at a rapid pace now so is China. The new Cold War seems unstoppable. Enemy images are marked by a simple binary world view. The enemy is portrayed as completely evil, and we are the good guys."
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The Party of Abraham Lincoln is Now a Cult of Conspiracists
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-28
The party that triumphed in the U.S. Civil War is racked by its own civil war, one in which the followers of Trumpism are guzzling down the kool-aid of conspiracy-thinking. And woe betide anyone who dares to question "dear leader". | Former President Donald Trump is expected to be top speaker this weekend at the rightwing Conservative Political Action Conference where he will lay claim to the Republican Party being still under his sway. | It is the first time that Trump will make a public appearance since he left the White House as a failed president on January 20. His speech to the annual CPAC, held this year in…
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'We Secured Freedom': Highlights From Pompeo Speech at CPAC
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), held on 25-28 February has drawn wide attention as the former US president, Donald Trump, is expected to headline the event, with many conservative GOP politicians and former White House officials attending the conference.
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Biden, Foes in GOP, 2024 Campaign? Key Issues Trump Might Raise in CPAC Speech
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
The ex-president will deliver his first political speech since leaving the White House on the closing day of the key American conservative event. The topic, however, has been kept secret so far.
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Trump Returns to US Politics With Major Speech at Conservative Forum
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – Former US President Donald Trump in a first public appearance since leaving the White House will address on Sunday a major conservative gathering to herald his return to the American political arena.
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Trump Hints at Possible Presidential Run During CPAC Speech
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
The former US president, who has continued to denounce the 2020 elections as "rigged", is finalising the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando with his speech.
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Biden Won't Allow Cancellation of Standardized Testing Amid COVID-19. Trump Did
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-28
Danny* was an active 10 year old — in class we always gave her free reign to pace the back of the classroom, play with silly putty at her desk, and take a break when she needed to. The happiest I ever saw her was when we took students to a local farm; she was at home milking cows and learning about science outside. Even though she was a city kid, she always found ways to climb trees and find and take care of wounded animals. She was a really smart kid, quick to understand hard concepts an…
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Epstein jokes touched a nerve? After Trump, Golden Globes host Tina Fey says 'don't expect much politics' in this year's ceremony
rt.com | 2021-02-28
With Donald Trump out of office and after Ricky Gervais' take-no-prisoners performance last year, the Golden Globes won't get political this year, host Tina Fey said. "I wonder why?" commenters replied. | Tina Fey and Amy Poelher were announced last January as this year's hosts, after comedian Ricky Gervais used his hosting gig to roast the elitism of the virtue-signalling celebrities in attendance. | Also on rt.com | | Hollywood can't take a joke: Golden Globes hire Fey, Poehler as new hosts and people 'miss Ricky Gervais already' | Gervais' Jeffrey Epst…
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'United and strong like never before': Trump won't break with Republican party at CPAC speech, will back GOP
rt.com | 2021-02-28
In an upcoming speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, former president Donald Trump will reportedly not announce a break from the Republican Party, and will walk "right up to the line" of announcing a 2024 run. | Trump has kept a relatively low profile since leaving the White House last month, and his public statements have been few and far between, likely owing to his deplatforming from every major social media outlet. As such, his headline appearance on Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has been hotly anticipated. | According to an excerpt from the speech obtained…
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Vanity Fair says Saturday Night Live sucked, and DONALD TRUMP is to blame
rt.com | 2021-03-01
While Saturday Night Live's ratings fell during the Trump years, it wasn't the writers' fault for churning out 'Orange Man Bad' sketches, Vanity Fair claims. No, it was Donald Trump's fault for being so "noxious." | By the time Donald Trump left office, Saturday Night Live's reliance on the divisive president as a source of material had worn thin. 2019's season opened to the show's lowest ratings in five years, parodies of Robert Mueller, Rudy Giuliani and Jeff Sessions fell flat, and former cast member Gary Kroeger admitted last year that Alec Baldwin's Trump impersonation had been "done to death." | Also on…
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Trump calls for breaking up Big Tech, says failure to restore freedom of speech would doom Republican Party
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Former President Donald Trump has called for breaking up giant technology companies and taking away their Section 230 liability protections. He argued that the Big Tech mutes conservative voices like his own. | "The time has come to break up Big Tech monopolies and restore fair competition," Trump said Sunday at the CPAC conference in Orlando. "Republicans, conservatives must open our platforms and repeal section 230 liability protections," he added. | While in the past the public had a chance to hear both sides of the argument before making an informed decision, the big tech censorship disproportionately targ…
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Israel blames Iran for explosion on Israeli-owned ship after 'initial assessment'
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-28
Israel blames Iran for explosion on Israeli-owned ship after 'initial assessment' | The MV Helios Ray has arrived at a port in Dubai, where an Israeli delegation is to investigate the event | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 09: 37 | Tensions have risen in the Gulf of Oman after Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and other major powers (AFP) | Israel has blamed Iran as being behind an…
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Biden faces growing pressure to lift Trump's sanctions on ICC prosecutors
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-28
Biden faces growing pressure to lift Trump's sanctions on ICC prosecutors | International Criminal Court officials sanctioned starting probes on alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, Palestine | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 13: 46 | An Israeli soldier stands on a Merkava main battle tank stationed near the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel on 30 March 2019 (AFP) | US President Joe Biden face…
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Biden faces growing pressure to lift Trump's sanctions on ICC prosecutors
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-28
Biden faces growing pressure to lift Trump's sanctions on ICC prosecutors | International Criminal Court officials sanctioned starting probes on alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, Palestine | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 13: 46 | An Israeli soldier stands on a Merkava main battle tank stationed near the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel on 30 March 2019 (AFP) | US President Joe Biden face…
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Israel blames Iran for explosion on Israeli-owned ship after 'initial assessment'
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-28
Israel blames Iran for explosion on Israeli-owned ship after 'initial assessment' | The MV Helios Ray has arrived at a port in Dubai, where an Israeli delegation is to investigate the event | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 09: 37 | Tensions have risen in the Gulf of Oman after Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and other major powers (AFP) | Israel has blamed Iran as being behind an…
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End Sanctions on the "Troika of Tyranny", and Learn from the World
Laura Wells | indybay.org | 2021-02-28
The US could learn a lot from other countries, instead of placing lethal sanctions against them. Trump ramped up sanctions against many countries including the "Troika of Tyranny" of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. Biden has been following the same dead-end path. There are healthy alternatives.
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El Salvador: Over 5.4 Million Citizens To Vote this Sunday
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-28
El Salvador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) on Sunday called on Salvadorans to cast their vote at the 8,451 polling stations set up nationwide. | RELATED: | Over 3,000 Observers To Monitor Elections in El Salvador | Over 5.4 million Salvadorans are called to elect the 84 members of the Legislative Assembly, 262 mayors, and 20 deputies for the Central American Parliament (Parlacen). | Elected officials will take office on May 1 for a three-year term. A total of 17,074 candidatures…
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Illinois: Falsely imprisoned Johnnie "Khalif" Veal paroled after 50 years
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-28
Springfield, IL – By an 8-5 vote, the Illinois Parole Board issued Johnnie "Khalif" Veal parole. Johnnie "Khalif" Veal has been falsely imprisoned since 1970. He is accused of killing a Chicago police officer, but he was convicted on no evidence. | This morning's February 25 meeting was filled with reflections from the parole board members and testimony from Khalif's supporters. A dozen uniformed Chicago police officers filled the room and the area outside of the hearing, but Khalif's supporters and family remained undeterred. We knew that the evidence of the case, along with our current political…
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Irregularities Mark Election Day in El Salvador
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-28
El Salvador's Attorney General Raul Melara on Sunday warned of electoral irregularities, including reports of non-compliance with the opening hours of 38 voting centers. | RELATED: | El Salvador: Over 5.4 Million Citizens To Vote this Sunday | One of the largest voting centers located in the Hipodromo boulevard in the capital registered a delay of more than 50 minutes. Officials explained that ballots and the electoral rolls of the 34 Voting Boards were not yet available. | The peo…
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Unstoppable COVID Relief Bill Won't Really Boost US Economy, May Come at Price, Economist Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
On 27 February, the House of Representatives passed the much-discussed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill proposed by President Joe Biden on a near party-line 219-212 vote. While no GOP lawmaker endorsed the legislation, two Democrats, Jared Golden (D-Maine) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), cast votes against the proposal.
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EU in Disarray Over Russia as Brussels Begs to Be Taken Seriously
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-28
It's time the EU got its act together on Russia and accepted that Germany runs the EU and it will have its Russian gas pipeline at any cost. But don't let that stop whining MEPs throwing stones at Putin. | As a body, the EU itself doesn't fear much. It doesn't fear the bloc falling apart as already France, Spain and Italy unite in their own 'brexit' plans; it doesn't fear the extreme right gaining a majority in the European parliament in 2024 (a distinct possibility as EU citizens use the populist vote as an anti-immigration signal to the EU); it also doesn't fear that the chaos of its own making with a vaccine c…
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What Is 'Moderate' About Opposing a Minimum Wage Backed by 3/5ths of Voters?
Julie Hollar | zcomm.org | 2021-02-28
In corporate media, it seems, the minority view that opposes a living wage can also be the "moderate" one–so long as it's "pragmatically" courting business interests…
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Media Completely Ignore American Secret Agent's Trial For Terrorism In Venezuela
Alan Macleod | theantimedia.com | 2021-02-28
There is an American secret agent currently standing trial in Venezuela on charges of terrorism and weapons trafficking.
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Memoirs of ex-army commander expose drive toward dictatorship in Brazil
wsws.org | 2021-03-01
The memoirs of ex-army commander Villas Bà¥as have thrown Brazilian politics into turmoil and exposed the drive towards dictatorship in the sixth most populated country in the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/01/braz…

Coup Leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi Betrayed Democracy in Burma
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-01
What is taking place in Burma right now is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an unwarranted action as the dismissal of the government by military decree and the imposition of Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, as an unelected ruler. However, despite the endless talk about democratization, …
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This week in history: March 1-7
wsws.org | 2021-03-01
25 years ago: Spanish right wins narrow victory On March 3, 1996, the right-wing Popular Party won a narrow victory in Spain's national elections. It was only the second time in history that power passed from one party to another since the Spanish Civil War and the coming to power of the fascist dictator Francisco Franco.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/01/twih…

The real Boston revolutionaries: three stories of Black resistance
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-28
The usual "revolutionary" history taught about Boston centers colonizers, who waged war for a "democracy" that only served white land-owning men. History books often stop there.
liberationnews.org/the-real-boston-revol…

How A Poor School Groundskeeper Took On Monsanto And Won
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-28
If a company hides information that suggests its top money-making product is unsafe, keeps adverse findings from regulators, employs ghostwriters to gin up favorable scientific studies and media coverage, funds front groups in an attempt to discredit critics, fails to provide warnings to consumers, and, according to jurors who reviewed a mountain of evidence, is responsible for serious illnesses and death, how would you hold the people responsible to account? | If the company were Monsanto, you couldn't. | Monsanto — once one of the marquee corporate names in St. Louis — is now gone, gobbled up in 201…
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Thomas Sankara: A United Front Against Debt
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-28
At the 1987 summit of the Organization of African Unity, Thomas Sankara warned that he would not live to attend another meeting if Burkina Faso were alone in resisting its debt obligations. A few months later, he was murdered in a coup backed by France for calling out the neocolonialist and imperial character of the debt imposed on African countries and calling for African unity and freedom. | Mister President, Heads of Delegations, | At this moment I would like for us to speak about another pressing issue: the issue of debt, the question of the economic situation in Africa. It is an important condition of our su…
popularresistance.org/thomas-sankara-a-u…

Chadwick Boseman Posthumously Receives Golden Globe Award as Best Drama Actor
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
Chadwick Boseman, most famous for his portrayal of Marvel Cinematic Universe's King T'Challa in "Black Panther", died in August 2020 due to colon cancer complications.
sputniknews.com/society/2021030110822144…

Rosamund Pike Wins Golden Globe's Best Comedy Film Actress for 'I Care A Lot'
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
The award marks Rosamund Pike's third Golden Globe, with her previous two won in 2014 and 2018, for "Gone Girl" and "A Private War", respectively.
sputniknews.com/society/2021030110822143…

Less Than 10% of World's Population Have Coronavirus Antibodies, WHO Chief Scientist Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that less than 10 percent of the global population have antibodies to the coronavirus, WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said.
sputniknews.com/world/202103011082214561…

Chelsea, Manchester United lurch lazily to scoreless draw
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-01
London, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- Chelsea and Manchester United fans were lucky on Sunday in that — due to coronavirus gathering restrictions — none of them could be on hand to watch the two teams wrestle with little enthusiasm or verve to a scoreless draw at Stamford Bridge Stadium, a result that didn't help either squad. …
laprensalatina.com/chelsea-manchester-un…

As schools reopen, UK educators among top groups at risk of catching COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-03-01
Schools and colleges reopen next week, beginning March 8, forcing millions of pupils and workers, including teachers, support staff, dinner ladies and caretakers into a highly dangerous environment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/01/eduk…

Go North West bus drivers in Manchester, UK begin indefinite strike against "fire and rehire"
wsws.org | 2021-03-01
On February 9, the company sent threatening hand-delivered letters to the drivers telling them that if they did not sign the contract, their employment would terminate on May 8…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/01/gono…

Solidarity Greetings to sacked WISAG hunger strikers at Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport
wsws.org | 2021-03-01
The following solidarity message was sent by the Network of Action Committees for Safe Workplaces to the Frankfurt WISAG workers who have been on hunger strike at Rhein-Main Airport since February 24.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/01/netw…

Germany: Support the WISAG workers' struggle at Rhein-Main Airport against dismissals and wage theft!
wsws.org | 2021-03-01
The hunger strike by the WISAG ground staff at Rhein-Main Airport shows that the working class confronts political tasks. To defend their rights and independent interests, workers need their own party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/01/wisa…

Plane forced to land in Sudan after CAT ATTACKS pilot mid-air, 'hijacking' cockpit
rt.com | 2021-03-01
A passenger plane was forced to return to the airport in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum after an angry cat, which somehow got into the cockpit, attacked the pilots shortly after takeoff, local media reports. | This Wednesday's flight of the Sudanese Tarco airline bound for Qatar's capital, Doha, was proceeding in a totally routine manner — that is, until a most unlikely passenger caused an emergency mid-air. | Having departed from the Khartoum International Airport, the plane was in the air for roughly half an hour when an unregistered passenger was spotted inside the pilot's cabin. The passenger in que…
rt.com/news/516829-cat-plane-emergency-l…

Biden's Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
The February 25 U.S. bombing of Syria immediately puts the policies …
globalresearch.ca/biden-reckless-syria-b…

How the CIA Helped to Crush Turkey's Post-War Left
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-28
After the Second World War (1939-45), the U.S. became the dominant global power and fought its rival, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) for international supremacy. Many countries became proxy battlegrounds between U.S. and Soviet influence. In addition to beating the Reds, U.S. war planners used secret militias, many of them allied with fascists…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/28/how-the-cia-…

Capitalism And Political Violence At Home And Abroad
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-28
Question: why do both conservative and liberal governments in the U.S. install right-wing governments abroad if 'the U.S.' opposes right-wing political violence? While right and left politics may seem to have limited descriptive value in many current conflicts, the interests of capital, broadly considered, represent an unwavering motive for them. Why then would military conflict in the interests of capital not be considered a left / right concern within the American political frame? Part of the answer is the Cold War conceptual shift away from conflicts between nations to a battle of ideologies. Another is the wa…
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How the CIA Helped to Crush Turkey's Post-War Left
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-28
After the Second World War (1939-45), the U.S. became the dominant global power and fought its rival, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) for international supremacy. Many countries became proxy battlegrounds between U.S. and Soviet influence. In addition to beating the Reds, U.S. war planners used secret militias, many of them allied with fascists…
counterpunch.org/2021/02/28/how-the-cia-…

As Leaks Expose UK Op to 'Weaken' Russia, Suppression of Grayzone Reporting Backfires
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-02-28
Twitter added an unprecedented "warning" to Max Blumenthal's Grayzone article about explosive leaks revealing a massive UK government anti-Russia propaganda operation involving Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat. Instead of suppressing the article, it went viral. | By Max BLUMENTHAL, Aaron MATÉ | After The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal reported on newly leaked documents exposing a massive UK government propaganda campaign against Russia, Twitter added an unprecedented warning label that the material "may have been o…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/02/28/as…

Pandemic May Have Left Over 250 Million People With Acute Food Shortages in 2020
Robin Scher | zcomm.org | 2021-02-28
As Black and Latinx families experience disproportionate food insecurity, experts warn of famine in dozens of countries…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/pandemic-may-have-…

Sanders Warns Biden About Attack on Syria
Brett Wilkins | zcomm.org | 2021-02-28
"Our Constitution is clear that it is Congress, not the president, who has the authority to declare war," the senator asserted.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/sanders-warns-bide…

First Person: Yemen 'cannot even afford to worry about the coronavirus'
news.un.org | 2021-02-28
In Yemen, whose people are living through a long-running, brutal war, which has led to the world's worst humanitarian crisis, COVID-19 is far from being a top priority, says the top UN refugee agency (UNHCR) official in the Arabian Peninsula country.
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Yemen: Five civilians killed, including a child, in Hodeidah
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-28
Yemen: Five civilians killed, including a child, in Hodeidah | Warring parties accuse each other of the attack, with the Houthis threatening new attacks on Saudi Arabia | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 11: 01 | Yemen's civil war has cost the lives of thousands and displaced millions, which the UN says has led to the world's worst humanitarian crisis (AFP) | Five civilians, including a child, were kille…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-saudi-a…

Yemen: Five civilians killed, including a child, in Hodeidah
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-28
Yemen: Five civilians killed, including a child, in Hodeidah | Warring parties accuse each other of the attack, with the Houthis threatening new attacks on Saudi Arabia | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 11: 01 | Yemen's civil war has cost the lives of thousands and displaced millions, which the UN says has led to the world's worst humanitarian crisis (AFP) | Five civilians, including a child, were kille…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-saudi-a…

Does Corona policy threaten our fundamental rights? Scientist warns of "creeping process"
Ulrike Guerot | indybay.org | 2021-02-28
The state is allowed to restrict citizens in a pandemic so as not to endanger public health. But the state doesn't have the right to harm citizens. It does not get to decide which life is worth protecting and which is not. This article was published in German on 2/22/2021.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/28/1884035…

Biden Must Realize There Is No Winning an Endless War
Stephen Miles | commondreams.org | 2021-02-28
commondreams.org/sites/default/files/sty…

The Clearest Example of Israeli Apartheid Yet — Juan Cole Interviewed by Robert Scheer
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-02-28
Via ScheerPost — which is always essential reading, I was interviewed by the legendary journalist Robert Scheer. In a storied career, he covered the Vietnam War and southeast Asia, edited Ramparts, interviewed Jimmy Carter for Playboy and the president confessed to him that he sometimes had lust in his heart. Scheer has interviewed or met …
juancole.com/2021/02/clearest-apartheid-…

Afghanistan in clutches of violence year after US-Taliban peace pact
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-28
By Baber Khan Sahel Kabul, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- A year after the historic Afghan peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban in Doha, there are a few signs of receding violence in a country plagued by decades of war. The peace deal signed in the Qatari capital last year called for the complete …
laprensalatina.com/afghanistan-in-clutch…

Fresh arrests at pro-democracy protests in Thailand
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-28
Bangkok, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- Thai police arrested at least a dozen protesters amid fresh anti-government demonstrations in Bagnkok on Sunday. Pro-democracy protests began last July to demand the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha and the scaling down the military powers. Demonstrators on Sunday met at one of Bangkok's main roads before marching toward …
laprensalatina.com/fresh-arrests-at-pro-…

AEOI chief warns of any anti-Iran resolution by IAEA Board
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-28
TEHRAN, Feb. 28 (MNA) — The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says Tehran will give a proper response to any anti-Iran resolution adopted by the IAEA Board of Governors, regarding the recent JCPOA developments.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170507/AEOI-chief-w…

Tehran witnessing no change in US JCPOA policies
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-28
TEHRAN, Feb. 28 (MNA) — Joe Biden's administration has claimed on many occasions that the US will return to JCPOA, but so far, Tehran has not seen a change in their policy towards the nuclear deal, said the Iranian envoy to UN.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170498/Tehran-witne…

Thirty years Ago. The 1991 Gulf War: The Massacre of Withdrawing Soldiers on "The Highway of Death"
Joyce Chediac | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
First published in July 2004 I want to give testimony on what are called the "highways of death." These are the two Kuwaiti roadways, littered with remains of 2,000 mangled Iraqi military vehicles, and the charred and dismembered bodies …
globalresearch.ca/remember-the-1991-gulf…

US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 "Victim Nations" Since World War II
James A. Lucas | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
Among Global Research's most popular 2020 articles | . | First published in November 2015 | GR Editor's Note | Let us put this in historical perspective: the commemoration of the War to End All Wars acknowledges that 15 million lives were lost in | …
globalresearch.ca/us-has-killed-more-tha…

Opening the CIA's Can of Worms
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
"The CIA and the media are part of the same criminal | …
globalresearch.ca/opening-the-cias-can-o…

America's "Domestic War on Terror": Under Domestic Terrorism Laws, Anyone Who Disagrees with the Government Can be Considered a Terrorist
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
Forget Al-Qaeda, Washington has a new domestic enemy in town and …
globalresearch.ca/america-domestic-war-t…

Opening the CIA's Can of Worms
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
globalresearch.ca/opening-the-cias-can-o…

Thirty years Ago. The 1991 Gulf War: The Massacre of Withdrawing Soldiers on "The Highway of Death"
Joyce Chediac | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
First published in July 2004 | *** | I want to give testimony on what are called the "highways of death." These are the two Kuwaiti roadways, littered with remains of 2,000 mangled Iraqi military vehicles, and the charred and dismembered bodies …
globalresearch.ca/remember-the-1991-gulf…

America's "Domestic War on Terror": Under Domestic Terrorism Laws, Anyone Who Disagrees with the Government Can be Considered a Terrorist
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
globalresearch.ca/america-domestic-war-t…

One year of COVID-19 in Brazil: from a little flu to a foreseen tragedy
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-28
Friday, February 26th, Brazil marked one year since the first registered infection by the coronavirus in its territory. In this period, the country became one of the three nations with the worst pandemic related numbers, with more than 10 million cases and 250 thousand dead. | The first confirmed case was in Sà£o Paulo, on February 26th of last year: A 61-year-old man, infected in Italy, developed symptoms after returning to Brazil. | About 10 days later, with 13 registered cases, the Ministry of Health announced measures to reinforce hospital care. A month after the first infection, the country already had…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/28/one-year-…

CDC Panel Recommends Use of J&J Coronavirus Vaccine
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
Earlier, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for a third COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Johnson & Johnson-owned Belgium-based pharmaceutical company Janssen. The drug was proved to be effective to approximately 77 percent. At the same time, the jab was said to cause a number of severe side effects.
sputniknews.com/us/202102281082213230-cd…

'SNL' Jeers at Governors Cuomo, Newsom, Whitmer in 'Fauci-Hosted' Vaccine Skit, Sending Waves Online
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
In a game show setting, a number of contestants were to compete for a much-desired coronavirus inoculation — something that has drawn long queues of those willing to be immunised against the novel virus in a number of US states.
sputniknews.com/us/202102281082212185-sn…

California gov. Newsom accused of breaking own lockdown rules for 2nd time amid growing cries for him to be recalled
rt.com | 2021-02-28
Embattled California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom has been accused of once again breaching his own coronavirus restrictions after he was allegedly caught dining indoors. | Newsom himself posted a video with comedian George Lopez to his TikTok aimed at promoting how citizens can check their coronavirus vaccine eligibility. The video was taken inside the Los Amigos restaurant in Fresno, which is under the state's strictest lockdown restrictions, complete with a ban on indoor dining. | California Governor @GavinNewsom on video inside a restaurant…
rt.com/usa/516814-newsom-california-brea…

President Biden Says the Experimental Coronavirus Vaccines Are Safe. The Vaccines' Fact Sheets Say Something Very Different
Adam Dick | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
Via a Monday Twitter post, President Joe Biden made an …
globalresearch.ca/president-biden-says-e…

Lockdowns Do Not Control the Coronavirus: Peer Reviewed Reports
AIER | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
globalresearch.ca/lockdowns-do-not-contr…

President Biden Says the Experimental Coronavirus Vaccines Are Safe. The Vaccines' Fact Sheets Say Something Very Different
Adam Dick | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
globalresearch.ca/president-biden-says-e…

Lockdowns Do Not Control the Coronavirus: Peer Reviewed Reports
AIER | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
The use of universal lockdowns in the event of the appearance …
globalresearch.ca/lockdowns-do-not-contr…

Israel Very Pleased With Biden's Decision To Bomb Syria
Dave DeCamp | theantimedia.com | 2021-02-28
Israel is highly pleased with President Biden's decision to bomb Shia militia targets in eastern Syria.
theantimedia.com/israel-very-pleased-wit…

"Biden is Not Obama": Israel Very Pleased With Biden's Decision to Bomb Syria
Dave DeCamp | theantimedia.com | 2021-02-28
Israel is highly pleased with President Biden's decision to bomb Shia militia targets in eastern Syria.
theantimedia.com/biden-is-not-obama-isra…

Biden's Return to the Paris Agreement Is Just the Beginning
Institute for Policy Studies | juancole.com | 2021-02-28
By Lorah Steichen | — (Originally in National Priorities Project) (Institute for Policy Studies ) — On his first day in office, President Joe Biden made good on his campaign promise to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement on day one. On Feb. 19, the reentry formally went into effect. Amid a climate emergency that is …
juancole.com/2021/02/bidens-agreement-be…

New Dynamic in the Middle East: Gulf Arab States Want to be More Independent of US, Observers Say
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
The Biden administration has begun reshuffling Washington's foreign policy priorities in the Middle East, but the power dynamic in the region has dramatically changed over the past few years, with Gulf Arab states diversifying their strategic partnerships, seeking more equal relations with the US, according to Middle Eastern observers.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2021022810822…

State Department Reportedly Dismisses Claims of Nord Stream 2 Side Deal Negotiations
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Officials from the administration of US President Joe Biden have denied negotiating with Germany over a potential side deal to allow the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project to be completed, Axios reports.
sputniknews.com/us/202102281082209115-st…

Biden Could Hire Jobless Oil and Gas Workers to Plug Abandoned Oil Wells
Leanna First-Arai | zcomm.org | 2021-02-28
There are 3.2 million abandoned oil and gas wells across U.S. land and waters, responsible for emitting 281 kilotons of methane in 2018 — or the equivalent of burning through 16 million barrels of crude oil…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/biden-could-hire-j…

WATCH: Portland protest turns chaotic with businesses trashed, fist fights on the street and bike cops slamming into 'press'
rt.com | 2021-02-28
At least two arrests were made after a mostly peaceful protest in Portland turned violent. Banks and other businesses were trashed as beleaguered residents pleaded with protesters to "go home!" and leave them in peace. | A group of dozens of people were reportedly demonstrating against immigration policy under the Biden administration in the Pearl District in downtown Portland, but quickly began vandalizing the area. | Businesses had their windows smashed, vehicles were vandalised and graffiti was sprayed over a number of walls in the area, as video uploaded to social media purports to show. | A security vehic…
rt.com/usa/516796-antifa-protest-destruc…

'This Will Embolden the Murderous Prince': Biden Rebuked for Letting MBS Off Hook for Butchering of Khashoggi
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-02-28
"That President Biden has chosen not to pursue that course suggests that the 'fundamental' change he promised in U.S.-Saudi relations will not include holding to account its reckless ruler, who consequently is unlikely to be deterred from further criminal behavior." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2021/02/28/will-em…

'Democrats Will Lose in 2022' If $15 Wage Dies in Senate: Anger Grows as Biden-Harris Bow to Unelected Parliamentarian
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-02-28
"If you were writing a Dickensian novel, it would be about millions of desperately poor people being promised a $15 starvation wage, and then watching their millionaire senators tell them that a parliamentary adviser in the palace said no." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2021/02/28/democra…

Biden's Double Standards
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-02-28
Iranian Civilians under severe US Sanctions but not accused Saudi Murderer Bin Salman…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/bidens-double-stan…

Biden, Lopez Obrador to seek new phase in bilateral ties
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-28
Washington, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- US President Joe Biden and his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, on Monday morning will hold their first "virtual" meeting, to be marked by policy changes in Washington with the new Democratic administration and focusing on immigration and the economy. This will be Biden's second bilateral meeting since taking office …
laprensalatina.com/biden-lopez-obrador-t…

Ecuador: Indigenous Organizations Announce National Strike
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-28
Ecuador's Confederation of Peoples of the Kichwa Nationality (Ecuarunari) called for a national strike to protest alleged electoral fraud committed against the presidential candidate Yaku Perez in the February 7 elections. | RELATED: | Ecuador's Health Minister Resigns Amid Vaccination Scandal | The announcement was made while the National Electoral Council (CNE) was evaluating a technical report to decide whether or not to accept the "inconsistencies" in over 20,000 electoral records…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuador-Indigeno…

Jovenel MoàØse or Freedom? The Struggle for the Soul of Haiti
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
"It is sheer white supremacist power that managed to undermine the second election of Aristide because what few people understand in what is happening in HaàØti today is that what we are observing is a struggle of White Supremacy against …
globalresearch.ca/jovenel-moise-or-freed…

Israeli private arms export is too terrible even for Tel Aviv
Shir Hever | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-28
Israeli private arms export is too terrible even for Tel Aviv | Israel cracks down on sales of suicide drones to China to avoid heavy diplomatic cost in relationship with US | Shir Hever | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 11: 17 | An Israeli UCAV IAI Harop drone displayed at Bourget airport during the International Paris Air Show on 21 June 2011 (AFP) | At least 20 Israeli arms dealers have been arrested by Israel's secret police over…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-china-…

Thailand begins Covid-19 vaccine rollout
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-28
Bangkok, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- Thailand began its Covid-19 vaccine rollout on Sunday with government ministers and health workers receiving doses from China's Sinovac Biotech. Deputy prime minister and health minister Anutin Charnvirakul, 54, was the first in the country to receive a vaccine, ahead of other health, culture and education officials as well as medical …
laprensalatina.com/thailand-begins-covid…

Under Israeli Apartheid, There Are Two Different Pandemics
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-28
There is growing concern regarding the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine, nationally and internationally. As the rollout continues, some U.S. states are allocating more vaccines to health centers, local health providers and tribal programs, focusing on vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations, and paying attention to outreach to communities of color. | There is also serious discussion of a global approach, lifting patents for vaccines that were largely developed using governmental funding. The pandem…
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Covid-19: Israel to administer vaccines to Palestinian workers
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-28
Covid-19: Israel to administer vaccines to Palestinian workers | Vaccination campaign could include around 130,000 Palestinians working inside Israel | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 15: 18 | Palestinian workers line up for a security check at the entrance to Israel's Mishor Adumim industrial zone near the Maale Adumim settlement in the occupied West Bank on 1 July 2020 (AFP) | Israel will vaccinate Pa…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-vaccine…

Covid-19: Israel to administer vaccines to Palestinian workers
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-28
Covid-19: Israel to administer vaccines to Palestinian workers | Vaccination campaign could include around 130,000 Palestinians working inside Israel | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 15: 18 | Palestinian workers line up for a security check at the entrance to Israel's Mishor Adumim industrial zone near the Maale Adumim settlement in the occupied West Bank on 1 July 2020 (AFP) | Israel will vaccinate Pa…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/covid-vaccine…

Brussels says Covid-19 vaccine strategy to be accelerated in upcoming weeks
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-28
Brussels, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- The Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the European Union is expected to pick up speed within the coming weeks, the bloc's Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira told Efe in an interview Sunday. "We estimate that in two, three weeks everything will work normally, with production and distribution levels stronger than …
laprensalatina.com/brussels-says-covid-1…

Argentinians protest 'VIP vaccine' scandal
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-28
By Aitor Pereira Buenos Aires, Feb 27 (efe-epa).- The streets of Buenos Aires on Saturday were the epicenter of nationwide protests against the Argentinian administration in the midst of a 'VIP vaccine' scandal after it emerged that dozens of people, including ministers and government representatives, skipped the queue. Protests took place in several parts of …
laprensalatina.com/argentinians-protest-…

Tehran thanks Beijing for donating COVID-19 vaccine to Iran
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-28
TEHRAN, Feb. 28 (MNA) — Foreign Ministry Spokesman thanked the Chinese government for donating 250,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170509/Tehran-thank…

One-Third of Deaths Reported to CDC After COVID Vaccines Occurred within 48 Hours of Vaccination
Children's Health Defense | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
globalresearch.ca/one-third-deaths-repor…

Merkel: EU Leaders 'Have All Agreed that We Need Vaccine Passports'
Steve Watson | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
globalresearch.ca/merkel-eu-leaders-have…

One-Third of Deaths Reported to CDC After COVID Vaccines Occurred within 48 Hours of Vaccination
Children's Health Defense | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
According to new data released today, as of Feb. 12, 15,923 …
globalresearch.ca/one-third-deaths-repor…

Dr. Wodarg and Dr. Yeadon File Application for Suspension of All SARS CoV-2 Vaccine Studies and Call for Co-signing the Petition
2020 news | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
First published on December 25, 2020 | On December 1, 2020, the ex-Pfizer head of respiratory research Dr. Michael Yeadon and the lung specialist and former head of the public health department Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg filed an application with the EMA…
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Merkel: EU Leaders 'Have All Agreed that We Need Vaccine Passports'
Steve Watson | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
After the European Commission convened to discuss the potential of so …
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Mumia Abu-Jamal Has COVID-19
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-28
Internationally known U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has reported to friends and family on the outside that he has contracted Covid-19 in the Pennsylvania prison where he is incarcerated, and says he is having difficulty breathing. His life is in immediate danger and he is in urgent need of hospital care. | This latest outrage was sadly predictable. Prisons across the U.S. have for years been allowing serious illness to serve as a form of "silent execution" of prisoners, many of them certainly innocent of the crimes they were convicted of. Many prisoners in the system, guilty or not, are serving unfairly…
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El drama del Brasil de Jair Bolsonaro
Eric Nepomuceno | globalizacion.ca | 2021-02-28
El pasado jueves, alrededor de las ocho de la noche se supo que en las 24 horas anteriores murieron 1.582 brasileños víctimas de covid-19. Ha sido el día más letal de la pandemia: un muerto por minuto. También se supo…
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Another Former Aide Accuses Andrew Cuomo of Sexual Harassment
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
Earlier, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo faced accusations of sexual harassment from a former aide. The allegations emerged amid calls to impeach Cuomo over a scandal around incorrectly reported data on COVID-19 fatalities in the state nursing homes.
sputniknews.com/us/202102281082209054-an…

New Scottish Labour Leader Adds Voice to Calls for First Minister to Resign
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-28
The newly-elected Labour leader at Holyrood also attacked the devolved Scottish National Party administration's "divisive" plan to hold a repeat of 2014's independence referendum on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Amazon union struggle takes hold in Southern state with radical labor history
Jake Lindahl | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-28
It should be no surprise that a place like Bessemer, Alabama is exactly where Amazon's first union in the United States is likely to form–given its radical labor history.
liberationnews.org/amazon-union-struggle…

India launches Brazil's first indigenous observation satellite
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-28
New Delhi, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- India on Sunday successfully launched Amazon 1, the first observation satellite fully designed, manufactured and operated by Brazil, as part of the close space collaboration between the two countries. The launch was carried out with a PSLVC51 polar vehicle at 10.24 am local time (4.54 GMT), from the Sriharikota base …
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Socialists on the Job: A Cross-Generation Conversation
mgrochowski | dsausa.org | 2021-02-28
In the 1970s, many left organizations encouraged their members to get traditional (however they chose to define that) working-class jobs. They hoped to play a part in amping up class struggle, leading fights against bosses, and replacing bureaucratic union leaders. They also hoped to recruit workers to socialist politics and to transform groups rooted in…
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Socialists vs. Slavery
Jackie Fox | realprogressives.org | 2021-02-28
One of the first challenges the first American Socialists faced was the institution of slavery. This is not to say all abolitionists were socialists, but this was the issue that America's first self-proclaimed socialists would fight. It was a crucial moment for socialism, a concept that had only been born that century. Slavery is the epitome of everything a socialist opposes, and the movement would have proven itself to be morally bankrupt had it not fought against the enterprise since even before its inception through people like Thomas Paine. If slavery was a moral test of socialism, then abolition was verif…
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Honduras: Solidarity Needed As More Activists Are Killed
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-28
Two Indigenous activists were murdered in Honduras during December in less than a week, confirming the country as amongst the deadliest in the world for those opposing land grabs and environmental destruction. | The killing of Tolupan Indigenous leader Adan Mejia took place three days after the murder of Lenca farmer leader Felix Vazquez. They join a death toll of over a hundred Indigenous people murdered in the past decade defending their lands against illegal exploitation through dams, mining, logging and agribusiness. | An ongoing international campaign is also demanding answers from the Honduran authorities a…
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Palestine Is a 'Taboo Issue Among Certain Circles in High Places'
Azad Essa | zcomm.org | 2021-02-28
Cornel West says he is being denied tenure at Harvard University because of his views on Israeli occupation. There is a long history of attempts to suppress or have outspoken critics of Israel fired from academic posts…
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The Anatomy of Fascism Denial
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-28
When I am being interviewed by a member of the old guard and point to the concrete and steel, the tiny electronic listening device concealed in the vent, the phalanx of goons peeping in at us, his barely functional plastic tape-recorder that cost him a week's labor, and point out that these are all manifestations…
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Number of workers receiving unemployment aid stays high
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-02-28
San José, CA – The number of people receiving unemployment aid from federal and state governments remained very high in February. Most newspapers and media hailed the decline in the number of new applications for the regular state unemployment insurance and the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, for self-employed and gig workers for last week. However, the latest week reporting the number of people receiving aid for all programs – including UI, PUA, the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation or PEUC, and the state Extended Benefits – showed an increase of 700,000. The national total i…
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To Honor Black History, Fund Our Front-Line Heroes
Lee Saunders | zcomm.org | 2021-02-28
Over the last year, some 1.3 million public service jobs, many of them held by African Americans — including nurses, teachers, EMTs and sanitation workers — have evaporated because of holes the pandemic blew open in state and local budgets…
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Epidemiological Evidence: The "Pandemic" is Over. No "Second Wave" will Follow
Dr. Stephen Malthouse | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
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Epidemiological Evidence: The "Pandemic" is Over. No "Second Wave" will Follow
Dr. Stephen Malthouse | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
This text, crossposted on GR was first published in October 2020…
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'Enough Is Enough', Says Julian Assange's Father
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-28
John Shipton has started an eight-city speaking tour — the Home Run 4 Julian tour — in defence of his son Julian Assange who is still languishing in Belmarsh Prison. | The protest tour was launched on February 26 outside the State Library of Victoria. Shipton will travel through regional centres in New South Wales, Sydney and Canberra. | Support for Assange has been growing rapidly since a British court determined earlier this year that he should not be extradited to the United States to face 17 espionage charges arising from the Collateral Murder video release of 2010. | Shipton said he was pleased t…
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Is Russia Losing Patience with the EU's Constant Provocations
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
Another meeting of European Union foreign minister's took place this week, …
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Is Russia Losing Patience with the EU's Constant Provocations
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
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Video: The 2021 Worldwide Corona Crisis. "The Worst Crisis in Modern History"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
We bring to the attention of our readers this Global Research Video documentary produced by Ariel Noyola Rodriguez, featuring Prof. Michel Chossudovsky. | We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in World history. | We are living …
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US Sponsored Coup d'État: The Destabilization of Haiti
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
Of relevance to recent developments in Haiti: | This article was written in the last days of February 2004 in response to the barrage of disinformation in the mainstream media. | It was completed and published on February 29th, the day of …
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Taliban military commission deputy killed in Afghanistan
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-28
TEHRAN, Feb. 28 (MNA) — Afghan Ministry of Defense announced the killing of deputy head of Taliban Military Commission in Baghlan province.
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The Human-Rightization of the Anti-Imperialist Revolutionaries' Massacre in Iran
Soheil Asefi | mronline.org | 2021-02-28
Originally published: Counterpunch , (Febraury 19, 2021.) As we marked the 32nd anniversary of mass political executions of 1988 in Iran, and the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, the publication of Voices of a Massacre: Untold Stories of Life and Death in Iran 1988 as one of the first extensive …
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The Human-Rightization of the Anti-Imperialist Revolutionaries' Massacre in Iran
Soheil Asefi | mronline.org | 2021-02-28
Originally published: Counterpunch , (Febraury 19, 2021.) As we marked the 32nd anniversary of mass political executions of 1988 in Iran, and the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, the publication of Voices of a Massacre: Untold Stories of Life and Death in Iran 1988 as one of the first …
mronline.org/2021/02/27/the-human-righti…

Housing crisis: Pittsburgh politicians' patchwork solutions fall short
Niko Sims | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-28
In spite of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium "pausing" evictions, Pennsylvania landlords are abusing loopholes to kick people out of their homes.
liberationnews.org/housing-crisis-pittsb…

Taxes on the Rich: One-Sixth of What They Used to Be
Inequality | juancole.com | 2021-02-28
By Bob Lord and Chuck Collins | — ( Inequality.org) — America hasn't stopped taxing its wealthiest citizens entirely. But that's where we're headed. According to a new IPS briefing paper, the richest .01 percent of Americans, about 33,000 lucky souls today, now pay just one-sixth of what they used to pay in tax, when …
juancole.com/2021/02/taxes-rich-sixth.ht…

It's Time To Make Large Corporations Pay Living Wages
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-28
Landing a job in the '80s with a large corporation was, even for blue-collar workers, a ticket to good wages, generous benefits and a secure retirement. Women and workers of color did not share fully in this bounty, but they generally did better at big firms than small ones. | All this began to unravel in the 1980s. Big business used the excuse of global competition to chip away at the living standards of the domestic workforce. | Assault on unions, which were key in bringing about job improvements, proliferated. Meatpacking, for instance, what had been high wage and high-density union, turned into a bastion of p…
popularresistance.org/its-time-to-make-l…

Black Movies Matter: Pan African Film Festival Goes Virtual
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2021-02-28
The twenty-ninth annual film festival showcases 200-plus productions by and about Black people from forty-five countries.
progressive.org/dispatches/pan-african-f…

Belgian working class fights for fairer contracts and increase in wages
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-02-28
In the attempt to negotiate a new interprofessional agreement (IPA), major trade unions in Belgium organized a national day of action on February 25 demanding a significant increase in wages and an hourly minimum wage of 14 euros (16.91 USD)…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/02/28/belgian-w…

How Miracle Workers made 60% of S. Australia's Electricity Green in only 20 Years
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-02-28
By Michael McGreevy and Fran Baum | — Less than two decades ago, South Australia generated all its electricity from fossil fuels. Last year, renewables provided a whopping 60% of the state's electricity supply. The remarkable progress came as national climate policy was gripped by paralysis — so how did it happen? Our research set …
juancole.com/2021/02/miracle-australias-…

The Dominican Republic To Build a Wall on the Border With Haiti
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-28
Dominican Republic's President Luis Abinader announced that he would build a border wall on the border with Haiti to reinforce security in the area. | RELATED: | Dominican Republic Celebrates 177 Years of Independence | Besides motion sensors, facial recognition cameras, radars, and infrared ray systems, the wall will include a double perimeter fence in "the most conflictive" spots. | The strengthening of border security is part of a series of governmental agreements reached with Hai…
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Andre Cailloux and the Siege of Port Hudson
John McDevitt | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-28
Not widely known, and certainly not celebrated enough, Andre Cailloux was the first Black military hero functioning as an officer in the Union Army.
liberationnews.org/andre-cailloux-and-th…

Siria: Estados Unidos, de vuelta
Editorial La Jornada | globalizacion.ca | 2021-02-28
Estados Unidos realizó el jueves ataques aéreos en un punto de control fronterizo entre Siria e Irak. De acuerdo con el Observatorio Sirio de Derechos Humanos (OSDH, opositor al gobierno de Bashar al Assad), los bombardeos dejaron al menos 17…
globalizacion.ca/siria-estados-unidos-de…

As Predicted: Immunity Passports Are No Longer A Fantasy
Derrick Broze | theantimedia.com | 2021-02-28
"Immunity Passports" or "Digital Certificates" will allow people who have been vaccinated to travel, work, and play.
theantimedia.com/as-predicted-immunity-p…

Bill Gates: El clima de los billonarios
Silvia Ribeiro | globalizacion.ca | 2021-02-28
El 16 de febrero de 2021, Bill Gates, el tercer hombre más rico del planeta, lanzó su libro Cómo evitar un desastre climático. Gates no sabía nada de cambio climático hasta hace pocos años, aunque su huella climática personal y…
globalizacion.ca/bill-gates-el-clima-de-…

Child of Black Activists Bombed by Police: "My Activism Is My Religion"
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-28
Last summer, as protests against police-perpetrated killings of Black people emerged across the world, Philadelphians watched as officers from the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) corralled protesters against an embankment along the side of the highway, trapping them between a wall and an onslaught of attacking police officers. Philadelphians watched as those officers continued to violently attack the panicked crush of bodies. Police officers sprayed tear gas and fired "less-than-lethal" rubber b…
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McDonald's spies on employees organizing for a living wage
Patricia Gorky | zcomm.org | 2021-02-28
New reports show that McDonald's has spied on workers "for years" in their effort to combat the Fight for $15 movement that has been struggling for a living wage for nearly a decade…
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The Final Inch
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2021-02-28
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Khashoggi murder: Qatar joins other Gulf states in showing support for Saudi Arabia
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-28
Khashoggi murder: Qatar joins other Gulf states in showing support for Saudi Arabia | Doha, Bahrain, UAE have stood by Riyadh after CIA report blames Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for journalist's killing | MEE and agencies | Sun, 02/28/2021 – 16: 44 | Qatar's ruler Sheikh Tamim Al Thani (L) has confirmed his support for Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the CIA's damning report naming Crown Prince Mohamme…
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Thursday 3/4: Beyond the 19th: History of Continuing Movement to Pass the Equal Rights Amdendment
Women's Equality National Monument in D.C. | indybay.org | 2021-02-28
Online via Zoom…
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Urban Royalty releases debut album 'Urban Royalty Volume 1: Price Going Up'
Corinne Fuller | indybay.org | 2021-02-28
Urban Royalty is the new collective from the California Bay Area. 'Urban Royalty Volume 1: Price Going Up' will be their first compilation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/27/1884034…

San Francisco Bay Area school districts push to reopen schools
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-02-28
The ruling class and its political representatives are pushing to reopen schools before it is safe. Teachers and their earnest supporters in the Bay Area need to organize to oppose this.
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Enlaces Red Latina sin fronteras 28.02.2021
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2021-02-28
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 28.02.2021 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
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Health Care for Trans Youth Is Under Attack in UK — and It's Impacting the US
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-28
Fourteen years ago, Susan Evans left her job as a psychiatric nurse at the UK's Tavistock GIDS clinic (the Gender Identity Development Service for child and adolescent patients) where she'd been working between 2004 and 2007. Her reason for leaving, she said, was her discomfort with the clinic providing hormone replacement care to older trans teens.
truthout.org/articles/health-care-for-tr…

Gendered violence 'a disease in our workplaces'
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-02-28
The link between gender inequality and women's experiences of violence at work needs to be broken, argues Sarah Hathway.
greenleft.org.au/content/gendered-violen…

"Environmental Racism" in America: A Public Health Crisis
Emily Spilman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
Last month, after a year-long investigation, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder…
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FBI, NYPD Exposed: Deathbed Confession Shines New Light on Assassination of Malcolm X
Sameena Rahman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
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"Environmental Racism" in America: A Public Health Crisis
Emily Spilman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
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FBI, NYPD Exposed: Deathbed Confession Shines New Light on Assassination of Malcolm X
Sameena Rahman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
Fifty-six years after the assassination of Malcolm X, new details …
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The Billionaire Syndrome: How Individuals Become Excessively Wealthy
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
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Analysis of India's Nuclear Weapons Program
Anum A. Khan | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
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Analysis of India's Nuclear Weapons Program
Anum A. Khan | globalresearch.ca | 2021-02-28
It is India, not Pakistan with the oldest and fastest growing …
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Biden's Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised
MBNJSD | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-27
Photo: CODEPINK The February 25 U.S. bombing of Syria immediately puts the policies of the newly-formed Biden administration into sharp relief. Why is this administration bombing the sovereign nation of Syria? Why is it bombing "Iranian-backed militias" who pose absolutely no threat to the United States and are actually involved in fighting ISIS? If this …
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Biden's reckless Syria bombing is not the diplomacy he promised
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-27
This is not what he promised in his campaign and it is not what the American people voted for.
nationofchange.org/2021/02/27/bidens-rec…

Biden's Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-27
Photo: CODEPINK The February 25 U.S. bombing of Syria immediately puts the policies of the newly-formed Biden administration into sharp relief. Why is this administration bombing the sovereign nation of Syria? Why is it bombing "Iranian-backed militias" who pose absolutely no threat to the United States and are actually involved in fighting ISIS? If this …
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Biden's reckless Syria bombing is not the diplomacy he promised
MBNJSD | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-27
This is not what he promised in his campaign and it is not what the American people voted for.
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With US missile strike on Syria, Biden escalates US aggression in the Middle East
wsws.org | 2021-02-27
The act of aggression against Syria and the global escalation of US militarism constitute the foundation of bipartisan unity between Biden and the Republican Party.
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Biden's Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2021-02-27
After failing to prioritize diplomacy and rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement, Biden has now, barely a month into his presidency, reverted to the use of military force…
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US airstrikes 'strengthen & expand' terrorist activities in the region, Iran says
rt.com | 2021-02-27
The recent US airstrikes on Iran-backed militias in Syria has shown that Washington is seeking to "revive" terrorism in the region and support now-shattered Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), a senior Iranian official has said. | The airstrike on militias stationed on Syria's border with Iraq commissioned by US President Joe Biden earlier this week, was harshly criticized by the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani on Saturday. | "America's recent action strengthens and expands the activities of the terrorist Daesh [IS] in the region," Shamkhani stated as he met visiting Iraqi F…
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The Heat: U.S. intelligence report on Khashoggi's death
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2021-02-27
A U.S. intelligence report concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the operation to murder a prominent journalist. And U.S. President Biden orders airstrikes in Syria targeting Iranian-backed militias.
america.cgtn.com/2021/02/27/the-heat-u-s…

US Syria airstrikes proved US hypocrisy in fighting terror
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-02-27
TEHRAN, Feb. 28 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs said that the White House is a hypocrite vis-a-vis terrorism.
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U.S. bombs Syria and ridiculously claims self defense
Caitlin A. Johnstone | mronline.org | 2021-02-27
On orders of President Biden, the United States has launched an airstrike on a facility in Syria. As of this writing the exact number of killed and injured is unknown, with early reports claiming "a handful" of people were killed.
mronline.org/2021/02/27/u-s-bombs-syria-…

Gulf War: As Biden bombs Iraqis, 30 years on the consequences of Desert Storm are still with us
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-02-27
By Lorena De Vita and Amir Taha | — It was a short message to end a short war. On February 26 1991, Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz put his signature to a letter addressed to the United Nations Security Council: I have the honour to notify you that the Iraqi Government reaffirms its agreement …
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Democrat Biden Bombs Syria
Where is the Protest? | indybay.org | 2021-02-27
Democrat Biden just bombed Syria. The one month of silence on Democrat Biden being just as much a warmonger as Republican Trump has been ended. We can and must do a protest, with masks and social distancing, on the streets of San Francisco.
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Remembrance culture and the Cold War
Peter Wahl | indybay.org | 2021-02-27
"No to racism, anti-Semitism, the production of images of the enemy, and the slandering of history!" | Russia is once again declared the enemy, but at a rapid pace now so is China. The new Cold War seems unstoppable. Enemy images are marked by a simple binary world view. The enemy is portrayed as completely evil, and we are the good guys."
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Privacy, Immigrant Rights Groups Slam Biden's 'Smart Wall'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-27
A coalition of privacy and immigrant rights groups are pushing back on the Biden administration's proposal to deploy a "smart" wall on the southern border. | In a statement released Thursday, first obtained by The Hill, the 40 groups slam the legislation introduced in Congress last week as a "continuation of the Trump administration's racist border policies, not a break from it." | The letter pans the proposed use of "smart technology" at the border as "Trump's wall by another name." | The mammoth immigration bill, which is being spearheaded by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), authori…
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South Carolina Lawmaker to Introduce Bill Allowing Trump to Be Buried on State Capitol Grounds
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-27
The 6 January Capitol siege in Washington caused even more individuals to take a stand against now ex-President Donald Trump as many of his political opponents would like to see him barred from the political arena.
sputniknews.com/us/202102271082202859-so…

'They Also Paid For It': Golden Trump Statue Made in Mexico, Artist Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-27
A golden statue of the former US president, Donald Trump, appeared to steal the show at the CPAC conference after appearing on the site in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday. Netizens immediately dubbed it the "golden calf" and grilled the biblical subtext online.
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"Worshipping the golden jackass": CPAC mocked for displaying giant gold Trump statue
Brad Reed | salon.com | 2021-02-27
Many Twitter users noted that a gold Trump statue would seem to violate biblical commandments against idolatry…
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Khashoggi murder: Bahrain, UAE reaffirm support for Saudi Arabia after CIA report
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-27
Khashoggi murder: Bahrain, UAE reaffirm support for Saudi Arabia after CIA report | US intelligence report blames Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi | MEE and agencies | Sat, 02/27/2021 – 10: 19 | Protesters in London demonstrate against former president Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia and the UAE (MEE/Kaamil Ahmed) | Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stoo…
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Khashoggi murder: Bahrain, UAE reaffirm support for Saudi Arabia after CIA report
MEE and agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-02-27
Khashoggi murder: Bahrain, UAE reaffirm support for Saudi Arabia after CIA report | US intelligence report blames Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi | MEE and agencies | Sat, 02/27/2021 – 10: 19 | Protesters in London demonstrate against former president Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia and the UAE (MEE/Kaamil Ahmed) | Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stoo…
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With Biden's Jen Psaki at the Podium, Corporate Outlets No Longer Think Briefings Newsworthy
Janine Jackson | commondreams.org | 2021-02-27
Obama briefings? Not news. Trump briefings? Always news. Biden briefings? Not news again. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in historic victory
Emily Denny | nationofchange.org | 2021-02-27
"Banning fracking in the Delaware River Basin is an historic event."
nationofchange.org/2021/02/27/delaware-r…

Ecuador's Elections Are Being Undermined By Foreign And Domestic Interference
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-27
Before the votes were fully counted in Ecuador's latest elections, one candidate received a phone call from the US embassy assuring him that he would be in the second round. Fidel Narvaez, a Ecuadorian diplomat, tells Sputnik that this is only part of what appears to be a concerted effort to undermine the election results. | Ecuador is due to have its second round of elections in April. Although the progressive candidate, Andrés Arauz, won by a large margin, he did not win by enough to avoid a runoff. However, the parliamentary results via the National Assembly are final, with the progressive candidates winning m…
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Chicago City Council passes unanimous resolution to end the blockade on Cuba
Shabbir Manjee | liberationnews.org | 2021-02-27
All 50 aldermen voted to oppose the blockade, adding that normalizing relations can benefit the economic conditions of both Cubans and Chicagoans.
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US: House of Representatives Approves Biden's COVID-19 Aid Bill
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-27
The initiative was sent to the Senate this Saturday after receiving a 219-212 vote, and as reported by The Washington Post, is the first major item on President Joe Biden's agenda. | Republicans unanimously opposed the economic aid bill, a sharply partisan outcome, just a month after the new president was inaugurated with calls for bipartisanship and unity. | RELATED: | US: House Set to Pass $2 Trillion Aid Bill without $15 Min Wage | The package introduced by House Democrats inc…
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Myanmar's Ambassador to United Nations Reportedly Sacked
sputniknews.com | 2021-02-27
In a Friday speech to the United Nations, the top diplomat called for the restoration of democracy and action against the Myanmar military by any means necessary. The military ousted the elected government earlier this month, citing alleged voter fraud.
sputniknews.com/asia/202102271082206841-…

Backlash Over the Equality Act Is Fueling State-Level Attacks on Trans Youth
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-02-27
The Equality Act — the landmark piece of LGBTQ legislation passed for a second time by the House of Representatives this week — faces near insurmountable odds to pass and become law as currently written. Support for it in the Senate is currently nowhere near the 60-vote threshold that would be needed to pass the bill with the filibuster. And though, if passed, the Equality A…
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Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package narrowly passes US House, $1,400 stimulus checks included
rt.com | 2021-02-27
The US House of Representatives has narrowly passed the massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. The package is now headed to the Senate, where the bill is expected to be stripped of its minimum wage hike provision. | President Joe Biden's relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan, was passed by the House early on Saturday in narrow 219-212 vote. No Republicans have voted for the legislation, while two Democrats broke ranks and voted against it. | The legislation includes $1,400 checks for most Americans, as well as billions for state and local governments, schools and businesses. The package wou…
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'All You Need to Know': Here Are the 210 House Republicans—and Two Democrats—Who Voted to Deny Struggling Nation Covid-19 Relief
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-02-27
"When we voted to raise the minimum wage this morning," said Democratic Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., "every single Republican (210-of-210) voted no." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Police disperse indigenous protest outside Quito's Electoral Council
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-27
Quito, Feb 26 (efe-epa).- Ecuadorian police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of indigenous protesters on Friday who were demanding a recount of votes of the Feb. 7 election at a rally at the headquarters of the National Electoral Council (CNE). Eyewitnesses told EFE that the protesters, who hours before had participated …
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Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan passes House of Representatives
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-02-27
Washington, Feb 27 (efe-epa).- The United States House of Representatives on Saturday approved President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan. Lawmakers in the lower house voted 219 to 212 to pass the emergency pandemic funds, with two Democrats siding with Republican attempts to block the measure. It now heads to the Senate. It was …
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Venezuela Reaffirms Historic Position: Essequibo is Venezuelan
telesurenglish.net | 2021-02-27
Through a statement issued on Friday by the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, the government of President Nicolás Maduro informed that it participated "as a courtesy," not as part of the proceedings, in a virtual meeting with the president of the ICJ, Joan E. Donoghue, following a unilateral demand by Guyana in the midst of the territorial dispute over the Essequibo. | "Venezuela has expressly reaffirmed its historical position of non-recognition of the jurisdiction of the Court to hear the territorial dispute over the Guayana Essequibo," reads the document published by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.
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Venezuela and Iran Deepen Alliance with 'Perfect Trips'
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-02-27
Three Iranian fuel tankers have arrived in Venezuela in recent weeks.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15133

[World Report] Colombia grants protected status to 1 ∑7 million migrants
Joe Parkin Daniels | thelancet.com | 2021-02-27
The decision will enable 950‚Äà000 undocumented Venezuelans to access the health system in Colombia. Joe Parkin Daniels reports from Bogotá.
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Injured Coles Australia worker speaks out: "They've tried to destroy me physically, mentally and financially"
wsws.org | 2021-02-27
The worker noted the parallels between his abandonment by the unions and their current attempts to force through a sell-out deal at Coles' Smeaton Grange warehouse.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/27/cole…

The Working Class Backbone of Hi Tech
David Perez | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-02-27
In his comprehensive and educational book, Coders (2019 Penguin Press), tech writer Clive Thompson tells the story of computer programmers, a workforce that is undoubtedly one of the "most quietly influential on the planet." Thompson writes: You use software nearly every instant you're awake. There's the obvious stuff, like your phone, your laptop, email and …
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Dr. Osterholm's Warning: COVID Hurricane On The Horizon
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-27
Twelve months ago, Dr. Michael Osterholm was interviewed on the Joe Rogan Program. At the time, he warned that anywhere from 400,000 to 1.5 million Americans would die of COVID and that the pandemic would last for many years and significantly impact our lives. So far, his predictions have been eerily accurate. | Today, Dr. Osterholm is warning that a "Category 5 COVID-hurricane" is on the horizon, with the B117/UK Variant posing the greatest threat. As positive cases and deaths decline, he warns that the media has been negligent in their overly positive reporting. | Indeed, the scientific community is engaged in…
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'Pipe Dream': Enbridge Escalates Local Tensions
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-27
Palisade, Minnesota — Even in the bitter cold, the pretty little park along the Mississippi River is inviting, a typical gathering spot for community events with its broad trees and public pavilion. | But Berglund Park stood empty recently as families and community members huddled around warming fires in an open field nearby, listening to music and eating Indian tacos as they learned about the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline cutting through their community. | A group of pipeline opponents known as water protectors from the nearby Honor the Earth camp organized the small winter carnival to provide information about…
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Wicked Western Wandering
Roger Gest | realprogressives.org | 2021-02-27

| Oasis blue,‚ÄØ | Desert red. | Meandering,‚ÄØ | Trailing dead,‚ÄØ | Shaman missing, | Hunger led, | Arsenic pool, | Datura bed. | Oasis blue, | Desert red. | Satiated, | Drunk and fed, | Medicated, | Weaving thread, | Gossamer ground, | Slipknotted head. | Oasis Blue, | Desert Red. | Literate doves, | Cooing dread, | Warbled warning, | Went unsaid, | Ballads behind, | Again ahead. | Oasis blue, | Desert Red. | Seeking respite,‚ÄØ‚&Auml…
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Defining the Modern Monetary Theory
Lars Schall | realprogressives.org | 2021-02-27
[ Original interview published August 24, 2010] | The US-economist Warren Mosler belongs to the protagonists of the Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). What MMT means? In the following exclusive interview he gives an answer to this as well as to the Fed's quantative easing, how money comes actually into existence, and the crisis of the euro. | By Lars Schall | Warren Mosler, who earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut in 1971, is afinancier, hedge fund manager and maker of some of…
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Atlantic Ocean Current At Weakest State In 'Over A Millennium'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-27
The Atlantic Ocean current that plays a major role in the world's weather is at its weakest state in "over a millennium", researchers have found. | The research combines various lines of evidence to create a "consistent picture" of how the ocean current system, which is known as the "Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation" (AMOC), has changed over the past 1,600 years. | Sometimes called the Atlantic's "conveyer belt", the AMOC is a vast ocean current system that moves warm, salty water from the tropics to regions further north, such as the UK. The gulf stream is part of the AMOC. | As the AMOC carries warm…
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Hunger Strike, Activists Take Fight Against Scrapper To City Hall
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-02-27
Chicago – Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) announced Tuesday he will join 10 hunger strikers fighting to block another polluter from receiving the city's approval to operate on the Southeast Side. | As the Pilsen alderman joined the strike, United Neighbors of the 10th Ward member Breanna Bertacchi, Southeast Youth Alliance founder Oscar Sanchez and George Washington High School teacher Chuck Stark wrapped up their 20th day without food. They'll complete their third week Wednesday. | The three initial strikers and eight others who have joined the fast in recent weeks are demanding the Chicago Department of Public H…
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