Daily Archives: March 1, 2021

2021-03-01: News Headlines

RT (2021-03-01). Virus reduces fitness of former Covid-19 patients aged 45 to level of 80-year-olds, Israeli researchers discover. rt.com One of Israel's top medical centers has published a worrying study about the long-term effects of the coronavirus, revealing that 45-year-old former patients performed during physical tests as if they were aged 80. | Some 30 people aged 45, on average, took part in the survey carried out by the Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva, the Times of Israel Three months after they had been officially cleared of the disease, the former Covid-19…

Jon Queally (2021-03-01). Progressives warn "Dems will lose in 2022" if $15 wage dies in Senate. salon.com Biden and Harris appear ready to bow before "wholly powerless" Senate parliamentarian. Progressives forecast doom…

Staff (2021-03-01). Rep. Ro Khanna: Democrats Should Ignore the Senate Parliamentarian and Pass $15 Minimum Wage Hike. democracynow.org The House of Representatives has voted to pass President Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package that includes an increase to the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour, which could now be stripped out in the final bill after the unelected Senate parliamentarian found it does not comply with budget rules. Democratic Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have also said they'll oppose the measure. Congressmember Ro Khanna of California says the parliamentarian "misruled" in this case and that Democrats should pass the wage hike anyway. "I don't know any part of this count…

Stephen Miles (2021-03-01). Biden's Syria Strikes: A Perpetual Cycle of Endless War. globalresearch.ca The non-partisan Congressional Research Service maintains a list of every "…

WSWS (2021-03-01). Trump rails against "socialism" and doubles down on stolen election lie at Conservative Political Action Conference. wsws.org The four-day event demonstrated the ex-president's continuing domination of the Republican Party and its increasingly fascistic orientation.

Staff (2021-03-01). U.S. Says Saudi Crown Prince MBS Approved Assassination of Khashoggi, But He Avoids Any Sanctions. democracynow.org The Biden administration has released a declassified report that finds Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, responsible for the assassination of Saudi dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. But the U.S. does not plan to sanction the crown prince, though the administration has announced travel restrictions to dozens of other Saudi officials. The decision is being criticized by human rights groups and friends of the late Khashoggi. "It's important to not point fingers but also to sanction MBS … and to treat him as the pariah he is, like Biden promised during…

Staff (2021-03-01). Headlines for March 1, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Will Not Sanction MBS After Intel Report Confirms Responsibility in Khashoggi Murder, Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Rolls Out as CDC Warns Decline in Cases Has Stalled, Dem. Senators Move to Penalize Big Companies That Underpay Workers, 18 Killed in Deadliest Day of Burmese Anti-Coup Protests, 47 Hong Kong Activists Charged Under National Security Law, Four Killed, 120 Injured After Iraqi Security Forces Open Fire on Protesters in Nasiriyah, 42 Released Following Mass Kidnapping at Nigerian School, 15 Refugees Drown as Boat Capsizes Off Libyan Coast, Donald Trump Attacks Immigrants & Lies About 2020 Election in…

_____ (2021-03-01). Democrats Torpedo $15 Minimum Wage Hike. popularresistance.org On Thursday, US President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party effectively ended efforts to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour as part of the COVID-19 stimulus package making its way through Congress. The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour has not been increased since 2009, and the dropping of the raise will leave millions of workers in utter destitution. | The White House and congressional Democrats have falsely sought to present themselves as having their hands tied, holding up the advisory ruling of the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth McDonough, as an excuse. McDonough, an unelected official appo…

Dean Baker (2021-03-01). To Prevent the Resurgence of the Pandemic, Can We Talk About Open-Source Research? counterpunch.org As the vaccination campaign picks up steam, we have many public health experts warning us about a possible resurgence of the pandemic due to the spread of new vaccine resistant strains. The logic is that, as more people are protected against the predominant strain for which the vaccines were designed, it will allow room for

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Russia Working on COVID-19 Vaccine That Develops Cellular Immunity. sputniknews.com According to the head of the Russian Federal Medical‚ÄëBiological Agency, Veronika Skvortsova, the developers hope to start the clinical testing of the novel inoculation closer to July.

teleSUR (2021-03-01). Venezuela To Start on-Site Classes in April. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday announced that in-person classes will begin in April in compliance with biosecurity measures to prevent COVID-19 contagions. | RELATED: | The decision comes after a proposal submitted by Education Minister Aristobulo Isturiz. Classes will be held during the days when the COVID-19 quarantine is relaxed. | This month teachers will be included in the vaccination campai…

Ben Norton (2021-03-01). Coup-supporting academics spread lies to censor The Grayzone reporting exposing Ecuador's pseudo-left candidate Yaku Pérez. thegrayzone.com A group of academics have circulated a lie-filled open letter aimed at censoring The Grayzone's reporting on Ecuador's pseudo-progressive candidate Yaku Pérez. Several of its signatories supported the far-right military coup in Bolivia in 2019 and backed Venezuela's US-appointed proxy Juan Guaidó. A collection of coup-supporting academics are lobbying to censor The Grayzone's factual journalism exposing Ecuador's presidential candidate Yaku Pérez. Pérez is a self-declared environmentalist from a US government-backed party who has supported numerous right-wing coups in Latin America, …

teleSUR (2021-03-01). Venezuela's Oil Exports Sharply Increase in February: Data. telesurenglish.net Oil exports from Venezuela increased remarkably in February, influenced by sales to Asia, the Refinitiv Eikon's tanker tracking data reported. | RELATED: | According to the data quoted by Reuters, the exports surpassed 700,000 barrels per day last month as clients in Asian markets have increased their demand since October when the data indicated about 123,000 barrels per day to 568,200 bpd last month. | Ô&os…

Paul Dobson (2021-03-01). Venezuelan Banks Roll Out Dollar Accounts and Debit Cards. venezuelanalysis.com The move represents a legalisation of the de facto dollarisation seen in recent years.

_____ (2021-03-01). Venezuela And Iran Deepen Alliance With 'Perfect Trips'. popularresistance.org The Venezuelan government is shipping jet fuel to Iran as part of cooperation to tackle its gasoline and diesel shortages in the South American country. | According to Reuters, state oil company PDVSA and its Iranian counterpart NIOC have agreed to a swap deal that sees Tehran ship gasoline to Caracas, with the vessels carrying jet fuel in the opposite direction. Venezuela currently has a glut of the latter, with air traffic all but ground to a halt during the Covid-19 pandemic. | The agreement is described as a "perfect trip" in the maritime industry as the tankers travel fully loaded in both directions. | Oil e…

Laura Wells (2021-03-01). 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.

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-01). Biden ready to 'consider' lifting Venezuela sanctions: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) — Biden would reportedly consider the move only if it sees certain steps made by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Russia; Armenia; Scottish National Party; Coronavirus & Lockdown. sputniknews.com Join George Galloway on the new home for the Mother of All Talk Shows – this week we talk about Russia, Armenia, Scottish National Party, and all about lockdown & Covid-19…

Andrew Korybko (2021-03-01). The Deep State Dynamics of Armenia's Political Crisis. In the Throes of A "Color Revolution" globalresearch.ca Armenia is in the midst of a heated political crisis after …

Ragip Soylu (2021-03-01). Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Israeli defence system shot down Russian missile Yerevan fired at Baku. middleeasteye.net Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Israeli defence system shot down Russian missile Yerevan fired at Baku | Russia urged Yerevan to fire rocket at Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict's final days as Moscow pushed for a ceasefire | Mon, 03/01/2021 – 12: 30 | Russian officials give a presentation of the Iskander M missile at the 4th international military technical forum in August 2018 in Kubinka. (AFP) | Ar…

RT (2021-03-01). It's always Putin! Russian president engineered coup in Armenia because Pashinyan insulted Moscow's missiles, Western media claims. rt.com Not content with fixing US elections and making sure your favorite sports team loses, Vladimir Putin's shadowy hand is now behind a power struggle in Yerevan, after a row over rockets. At least, that's according to American media. | In an article by journalist Anna Nemtsova published on Friday, New York-based outlet The Daily Beast

RT (2021-03-01). Nationalists stage torch-lit march, demand 'return' of Nagorno-Karabakh amid Armenian political crisis. rt.com Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Yerevan to demand the resignation of embattled Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and the reinstatement of control over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh in a torch-lit march. | The nationalists hit the streets of the Armenian capital on Sunday, marching with lit torches and Armenian flags to folk tunes that blared from a car. As the music paused, protesters chanted "Free and independent Armenian" and "Retake Nagorno-Karabakh" among other slogans. The protesters have also repeatedly called for Pashinyan's resignation. | The fiery procession, led by the supporters of the Sasna Tsr…

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-01). Karabakh liberation should lead to deeper regional unity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) — Head of Iran's Islamic Seminaries referred to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia and expressed hope that the liberation of the disputed region will lead to a deeper regional unity.

Editor (2021-03-02). Digamosle a Biden: °Deja de bombardear Siria! workers.org La administración de Biden solo tardó 36 días en el cargo para mostrar al mundo, a través de un bombardeo en Siria, que es beligerante, agresivo y empeñado en la guerra. Solo hubo un breve respiro de las viles palabras y acciones de Trump. Ahora tenemos que enfrentar los viles . . . |

Gareth Porter (2021-03-01). U.S. State Department accusation of China 'genocide' relied on data abuse and baseless claims by far-right ideologue. mronline.org The Trump and Biden administrations have relied on the work of a right-wing religious extremist, Adrian Zenz, for their "genocide" accusation against China. A close review of Zenz's research reveals flagrant data abuse and outright falsehoods.

John Wojcik (2021-03-01). GOP: We'll destroy the country in order to return to power. peoplesworld.org With the economy on the brink of collapse for so many, Republicans are totally united against a rescue plan that is the last hope to save millions of Americans from total ruin. The stand they are taking can have far worse consequences than the last time, in 2009, that they opposed a national stimulus plan …

Andrea Mazzarino (2021-03-01). Perspectives on the Storming of the Capitol from a Military Spouse. counterpunch.org "Are you okay?" asked a friend and military spouse in the voicemail she left me on the afternoon the mob of Trump supporters breached the Capitol so violently. At home with a new baby, her Navy reservist husband stationed in Germany, the thoughts running through her head that day would prove remarkably similar to mine. As she said when we spoke, "It's as if the U.S. has become a war zone."

Steinbrook R, Katz MH, Redberg RF. (2021-03-01). Moving Patient Care Forward in the Biden Era. jamanetwork.com When Joseph Biden is inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States on January 20, 2021, the chaos of the Trump era should eventually begin to fade and the formidable task of controlling and ending the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic must move forward in earnest. The speed and effectiveness of the response is likely to define the Biden era. COVID-19 has dwarfed the myriad of other health care challenges, and removing its threat, which has paralyzed the country since March 2020, will determine whether the new administration will be able to restore trust in the competence of the US government w…

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Biden Administration Intent on Tearing Apart Trump's Good Work, Analyst Says. sputniknews.com Guess who's back? Donald Trump made a triumphant return to the spotlight as the former president enthralled thousands of Republicans at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Trump stood before his supporters and earned rapturous applause as he asked them, "Do you miss me yet?

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Democrat Senator Urges White House Spy Chief to Declassify 'Russian Bounty' Intel. sputniknews.com Claims that Russian military intelligence offered bounties on American personnel first emerged in US media last June, months after then-president Donald Trump's administration signed a treaty to end the 19-year Afghan war. New president Joe Biden's team has already signalled that Washington will delay the agreed troop withdrawal.

Online News Editor (2021-03-01). Trump at CPAC: Denies election loss, says will not form new party. laprensalatina.com Orlando, Florida, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- Former President Donald Trump on Sunday in a speech to the American Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) continued to deny that he lost the 2020 presidential election and declared that he is not thinking about creating a new political party. He told the huge crowd of GOP supporters in Orlando, …

Staff (2021-03-01). Biden "Illegally" Bombs Iranian-Backed Militias in Syria, Jeopardizing Nuclear Talks with Tehran. democracynow.org The Biden administration is facing intense criticism from U.S. progressives after carrying out airstrikes on eastern Syria said to be targeting Iranian-backed militia groups. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 22 people died. The Pentagon called the assault a response to recent rocket attacks on U.S. forces in northern Iraq. Those attacks came more than a year after Iraq's parliament voted to expel U.S. troops — an order ignored by both the Trump and Biden administrations. "Very quickly the Biden administration is falling into the same old patterns of before, of responding…

Staff (2021-03-01). CPAC Showed That Trump's Personality Cult Is Still Alive — and Still a Threat. truthout.org In the classic 1950 movie Sunset Boulevard, Gloria Swanson plays the has-been Hollywood diva, Norma Desmond, desperate for adoration, utterly infatuated with the spotlight. One of its most famous lines — " "You see," the has-been actress utters w…

commondreams (2021-03-01). Stand Up America Blasts Trump, GOP's Disinformation Campaign Against For The People Act. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Online News Editor (2021-03-02). Biden holds virtual meeting with Mexico's Lopez Obrador. laprensalatina.com Washington, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- US President Joe Biden said Monday that he will treat Mexico as an "equal" because both countries are "stronger" when they work together as he held a virtual meeting with his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. "We look at Mexico as an equal, not as somebody who is south of …

RT (2021-03-02). 'We have to DO STUFF NOW': Biden adviser says White House to start redressing systemic racism, not just wait for reparations study. rt.com President Joe Biden will push ahead on making amends for America's "systemic racism," creating more opportunities for black people right away rather than waiting for a reparations study, a White House adviser said. | "We don't want to wait on a study," Cedric Richmond, director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, said in an 'Axios on HBO' | White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed on February 17 that Biden s…

RT (2021-03-02). US won't share Covid-19 vaccines with Mexico as Americans must be inoculated first — White House. rt.com The Biden administration has rejected the idea of sharing Covid-19 vaccines with the hard-hit neighbor Mexico, White House press-secretary Jen Psaki said, adding that it can only be discussed after all Americans get their shots. | "The administration's focus is on ensuring that every American is vaccinated. And once we accomplish that objective we're happy to discuss further steps," Psaki said when asked about possible vaccine sharing during a briefing on Monday. | The comments came hours before the virtual meeting between US President Joe Biden and his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. | Also…

Cindy Forster (2021-03-02). Bolivia for the record: the people speak. peoplesdispatch.org Just a week ahead of local elections in Bolivia and on the tail of a coup threat from far-right leader Luis Fernando Camacho, activist and historian Cindy Forster takes a deeper look at how the Bolivian people rose up against the coup regime and won a historic victory to recover democracy.

Editor (2021-03-02). Raise the minimum wage to $15 — at least! workers.org A $15-per-hour minimum wage cannot be included in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill proposed by Congressional Democrats. So ruled the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth McDonough, on Feb. 25. This unelected official called it "irrelevant to budget legislation." This edict is a brutal blow to millions of struggling workers. Nevertheless, the . . . |

Betsey Piette (2021-03-02). Protest demands freedom for Mumia, suffering COVID symptoms. workers.org Political prisoner and Black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal began experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, including difficulty breathing, Feb 26. Hearing this news, his family and supporters called a protest. Less than 24 hours later, about 70 people turned up outside the office of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to call for Abu-Jamal's immediate . . . |

RT (2021-03-02). Johnson & Johnson's newly-approved Covid vaccine met with pushback as Catholic diocese condemns it for 'ties to abortion cells'. rt.com As Johnson & Johnson rolls out its freshly approved Covid-19 vaccine in the US, it faces a religious controversy as the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans has labeled it "morally compromised" over links to abortion cells. | Catholics are advised not to receive the vaccine because Johnson & Johnson used cell lines derived from decades-old abortions in both testing and production of the new product, the Archdiocese Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have utiliz…

E.L. Melrose (2021-03-02). Erie, PA: Residents skeptical towards corporation's "green" promises. liberationnews.org The plight of this area has left the door open to the opportunism of "green" industry and it is currently being courted by International Recycling Group (IRG).

Margaret Flowers (2021-03-02). Small Acts Can Become A Power No Government Can Suppress. dissidentvoice.org The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was passed in the House this past week and now heads to the Senate, where it will no doubt be changed before it becomes law some time in mid-March. The current unemployment benefits expire on March 14. While we don't know what the final bill will look like, at least …

Robert Penner (2021-03-02). Struggle for justice forces reopening of two cases of police violence in Milwaukee. liberationnews.org The cases of Christopher Davis, killed by Milwaukee Deputy Juan Ortiz, and Jay Anderson, killed by Wauwatosa officer Joseph Mensah, have been re-opened in the Milwaukee area.

RT (2021-03-02). Former CIA director John Brennan 'embarrassed to be a WHITE MALE'… and critics agree they're embarrassed he's a white male. rt.com John Brennan, the former CIA director and perjurer who's now an MSNBC contributor, apparently found a point on which he and his conservative critics can agree: Both sides are ashamed that he's a white male. | Responding to an MSNBC discussion Monday about Republican claims regarding the January 6 Capitol riot, Brennan said, "I'm increasingly embarrassed to be a white male these days, in light of what I see of my other white males saying." | John Brennan should be ashamed to be John Brennan

RT (2021-03-02). Attempt at civil discourse on 'Wokeism' ends in Clubhouse room 'coup,' Jewish prof shut down as 'SPICY WHITE' & demands for CASH. rt.com Evolutionary biologist Bret Weinstein had to relive his Evergreen College moment whe he was attacked from all sides in a Clubhouse room hijacked by hostile "anti-racist" mob aghast at the idea of white people discussing "wokeism." | The room, dubbed "Is Clubhouse Obsessed with 'Wokeism'?" was created by independent journalist Michael Tracey, who said he thought the Clubhouse chats "almost inevitably evolve into a discussion of 'woke-ism'… but there's seldom anyone in the room who identifies enough with the ideology to give a defense of it." | His attempt to create a safe space for a civil discourse and let b…

RT (2021-03-02). Twitch reverts back to 'women' after tweet celebrating 'Womxn's History Month' savaged online. rt.com Streaming platform Twitch has returned to the conventional spelling for "women" after its social media post hailing "Womxn's History Month" — avoiding any "gender-binary language" — backfired and angered critics on all sides. | Though the company took to Twitter on Monday to inform users that "March is Womxn's History Month," using an alternative styling of "women" in a bid to include non-binary gender identities, it made an abrupt about-face just a few hours later, announcing that it would revert back to the standard spelling. | "While we originally wanted to use a word that acknowledges the short…

Online News Editor (2021-03-02). Mexico's whale-watching business hard hit by pandemic. laprensalatina.com By Mahatma Fong La Paz, Mexico, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- The pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to the whale-watching business in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur, with the most recent season suffering an 85 percent drop in the number of visitors. "This year has been catastrophic for (that sector's) finances, and whale-related …

WSWS (2021-03-02). WISAG workers continue hunger strike at Frankfurt Airport. wsws.org While the bourgeois media continues a press blackout of the hunger strike by a group of sacked ground staff at the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport, the WSWS spoke to two strikers.

Devin Cole (2021-03-02). Nadezhda Krupskaya: Bolshevik revolutionary and educator. workers.org Feb. 14 is the birth date of Nadezhda Krupskaya — Bolshevik revolutionary, educator and library advocate. Although born to a formerly aristocratic family, her family had descended into poverty, which led her to study Marxism. She joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1903. Nadezhda Krupskaya In 1905, Krupskaya . . . |

commondreams (2021-03-01). Biden Can Freeze Potentially Dozens of Harmful, Last-Minute Trump Regulatory Rollbacks. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Andrea Mazzarino (2021-03-01). Living Up Close and Personal With Our Endless Wars. commondreams.org Perspectives on the storming of the Capitol from a military spouse. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sarah K. Burris (2021-03-01). Trump admits he misses being president. salon.com During a recent interview on Newsmax, Trump lamented that he misses his old job…

Heather Digby Parton (2021-03-01). Trump's CPAC warning shot leaves Republicans with little choice: Trumpist or RINO. salon.com Donald Trump returns to make sure the GOP goes down hugging him tight…

Ramsey Touchberry (2021-03-01). Virginia GOP candidates woo the Trump base with transphobic hysteria. salon.com Candidate imagines his daughter being cut from a sports team "because someone two weeks ago used to be a dude"

Sarah K Burris (2021-03-01). Ivanka Trump outperforms Mike Pence in Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll. salon.com Former President Donald Trump Trump wins the CPAC straw poll with 55%…

Amanda Marcotte (2021-03-01). CPAC was about more than Trump's cult — it's now cemented the GOP's authoritarianism. salon.com Even scarier than Trump's personality cult, CPAC shows that Republicans' fascism deeper than Trump…

Jon Skolnik (2021-03-01). Candace Owens calls Trump a feminist icon following CPAC speech. salon.com Owens decried "the diabolical effort from the LGBT community to erase what it means to be a woman"

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-03-01). Report Finds Biden Can Potentially Freeze Dozens of Trump's Last-Minute 'Egregious and Damaging' Rollbacks. commondreams.org "Trump's sloppiness and incompetence has created an opening to undo some of the damage caused by his destructive anti-regulatory agenda." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2021-03-01). 'Mass craziness': Daily Beast uses Al-Qaeda torture survivor to compare Capitol rioters to ISLAMIST TERRORISTS. rt.com Mainstream media took its demonization of Donald Trump supporters to a new level, with the Daily Beast using an Al-Qaeda torture survivor to compare the US Capitol rioters to his brutal captors, and the former president to ISIS. | "Most of these MAGA guys, they believe they are on a spiritual quest to make America great," the Daily Beast quoted journalist They have…

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 giant technology companies to be broken up and for their Section 230 liability protections to be removed. 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 on Sunday at the CPAC 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, Big Tech censorship disproportionately target…

RT (2021-03-01). 'Pretty-much everything on Gab': Leaks publisher offers private data of 'alt-tech Twitter' users to researchers of 'neo-Nazis'. rt.com The Gab accounts of Donald Trump and Gab's own CEO are among those "compromised" by a hack of the microblogging service popular among US conservatives and right-wingers. The data is being offered to researchers and journalists. | A 70-gigabyte trove of data dubbed "Gableaks" includes public posts on the platform, but also "private posts, user profiles, hashed passwords for users, DMs, and plaintext passwords for groups,"

RT (2021-03-01). 'Don't come NOW': DHS chief laments US border isn't ready to handle influx of illegal migrants in 'orderly, safe & humane' fashion. rt.com The Biden administration is warning migrants to delay flooding the US border as the government works "around the clock" to repair an immigration system shattered by former President Donald Trump's "cruelty." | "We are flooding the space with that critical message," US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Monday in a White House press briefing. "I cannot overstate its criticality to the wellbeing of those individuals who are thinking of coming," explaining that Washington is working with NGOs and the governments of Mexico and Central America to get its message out to migran…

Jeet Heer (2021-03-01). Trump Does a Victory Dance at CPAC. thenation.com Trump Does a Victory Dance at CPAC…

Tomdispatch (2021-03-01). The Unpatriots: What the Storming of the Capitol looks Like to a Military Spouse. juancole.com By Andrea Mazzarino | — ( Tomdispatch.com) — "Are you okay?" asked a friend and military spouse in the voicemail she left me on the afternoon the mob of Trump supporters breached the Capitol so violently. At home with a new baby, her Navy reservist husband stationed in Germany, the thoughts running through her head …

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). Ex-US president Trump uses major speech return to warn Biden that 'crazy' transgender athlete rules will 'destroy women's sports'. rt.com Ex-US president Donald Trump has won widespread support after reports claimed he had "attacked" the transgender community and "mocked" athletes in his first major speech since leaving office, voicing his fears for women's sports. | Reacting to the move by his replacement in the White House, Joe Biden, to sign a new gender discrimination act as one of his first jobs in office and a sign of his departure from his predecessor's policies, Trump said that women's records were being "smashed with ease" by competitors whose biological gender was male. | Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sund…

sputniknews (2021-03-01). US to Rely on Russia for Oil Under Biden, Trump Says as He Predicts 'Energy Disaster' for America. sputniknews.com Speaking at a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) event in Orlando on Sunday, Donald Trump lashed out at President Joe Biden's recent move to return to the Paris Climate Accord. According to the ex-POTUS, the decision disrupted his push make the US energy independent.

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2021-03-01). U.S. exceptionalism surges again. Will it fly? mronline.org In a statement marking the "return" of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken disclosed that the Biden Administration is placing democracy and human rights at the centre of American foreign policy.

teleSUR (2021-03-01). Mexico's President to Speak With Biden on Migration Policies. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) on Monday will meet for the first time by virtual means with U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss migration policies, economic cooperation, and pandemic control. | RELATED: | "We will address ways in which Mexican workers in the U.S. could get immigration status," AMLO said and informed that the call will take place at noon local time. | The Mexican president hopes…

Brett Wilkins (2021-03-01). 150K+ voters back $15 minimum wage as Biden and Harris pushed to #Keep15In pandemic relief bill. nationofchange.org "The passage of a $15 federal minimum wage and elimination of the subminimum wages for tipped workers, workers with disabilities, and youth workers would guarantee a livable wage for all workers."

PAI (2021-03-01). Biden declares support for Alabama Amazon workers' union drive. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Democratic President Joe Biden has officially backed the union organizing drive at the big Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. In a two-minute-20-second video he posted on Twitter Feb. 28, and an accompanying shorter tweet, Biden declared the choice by the 5,800 workers there is "vitally important" to both them and the country. "Today and over …

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Photos: Military Projectile Reportedly Falls in Saudi Arabia's Jazan, Injuring Five People. sputniknews.com The Biden administration has recently said it would continue to approve weapons sales to Saudi Arabia on a case-by-case basis, despite Washington's official opposition to the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Jordan Woll (2021-03-01). Biden bombs Syria: 'Self-defense' or an act of war? zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Liberation News President Joe Biden engaged in his first high-profile military operation yesterday, launching an airstrike on Syria that left as many as 22 dead. This attack appears to have targeted facilities, equipment and fighters of Iraqi resistance organizations affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Forces, one of

MEE staff (2021-03-01). Top US Senate Republicans warn Biden against reviving Iran deal. middleeasteye.net Top US Senate Republicans warn Biden against reviving Iran deal | Leading Republicans on national security-related committees urge White House to engage Congress, Israel and Gulf partners on Iran | Mon, 03/01/2021 – 17: 12 | The letter was signed by key Senate Republicans, including (L-R) Jim Risch, Marco Rubio and Jim Inhofe (AFP/File photos) | Top US Senate Republicans have warned President Joe Biden against…

Nadda Osman (2021-03-01). Israel annexation: European lawmakers denounce 'de facto' takeover of the West Bank. middleeasteye.net Israel annexation: European lawmakers denounce 'de facto' takeover of the West Bank | Over 400 parliamentarians have called on EU nations and the Biden administration to work together to halt annexation | Mon, 03/01/2021 – 13: 04 | Israeli workers dismantle tents during a demolition operation of a Palestinian Bedouin encampment in the area of Humsa, in the Occupied West Bank on 22 February (AFP) | Hundre…

Alex Emmons (2021-03-01). Biden Balks at Sanctions on Saudi Crown Prince After Release of Report on Killing of Jamal Khashoggi. zcomm.org Biden imposed sanctions only on aides to Mohammed bin Salman even though a new intelligence report said that MBS approved the mission on Khashoggi…

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Khashoggi's Fiancee Claims Saudi Prince MBS Should be 'Punished Without Delay' in Wake of US Report. sputniknews.com On Monday, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticised the Biden administration for declassifying an intelligence report on Khashoggi's killing, calling the move "reckless" and a "political" motive to damage relations between Washington and Riyadh.

Staff (2021-03-01). Biden Jeopardizes Nuclear Talks With Iran by Bombing Militias in Syria. truthout.org Image Credit: 2021 Maxar Technologies (photo left) | The Biden administration is facing intense criticism from U.S. progressives after carrying out airstrikes on eastern Syria said to be targeting Iranian-backed militia groups. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 22 people died. The Pentagon called the assault a response to recent rocket attacks on U.S. forces in northern Iraq. Those attacks came more than a year after Iraq's parliament voted to expel U.S. troops [mda…

Ben Lilliston (2021-03-01). Factory Farms: New EPA Emissions Data Should Guide Biden on Agriculture and Climate. commondreams.org We have to appropriately regulate the factory farm industry that has thus far successfully externalized the costs of its water and air pollution to the rest of us. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-03-01). Biden Criticized for Lack of Transparency After Refusing to Publicize Virtual Visitor Logs. commondreams.org "We're in a pandemic. People meet by video conference instead of in person. Why offer to release visitor logs and then keep virtual meetings secret?" asked one watchdog. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-03-01). 'Fight Is Not Over,' Say Rights Groups as Biden Admin Lets Separated Families Remain in US. commondreams.org "We will not stop fighting until we end family detention everywhere. President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Secretary Mayorkas must immediately end family detention." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-03-01). 'A Huge, Huge Deal': Biden Issues Public Statement of Support for Alabama Amazon Workers Fighting for Union. commondreams.org "We haven't had this aggressive and positive of a statement from a president of the United States on behalf of workers in decades." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2021-03-01). Progressives make last push for $15 minimum wage as relief bill heads to Senate. rt.com Progressive Democrats have made a desperate call asking the Biden administration to overturn a Senate rule keeping a minimum-wage raise out of the upcoming Covid-19 relief bill. But Biden is unlikely to listen. | Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough

RT (2021-03-01). White House refuses to release 'virtual visit' logs, claims they are like phone records, as watchdogs urge transparency from Biden. rt.com The Biden administration has refused to release details of "virtual" White House visitor logs despite fresh calls for transparency from watchdogs and repeated promises of accountability. | Biden's virtual visits "will not be subject to release," an unnamed White House official told

Michael T. Klare (2021-03-01). Biden's Tough Stance on China Will Lead to Global Climate Doom. thenation.com Biden's Tough Stance on China Will Lead to Global Climate Doom…

Staff (2021-03-01). Biden's Trade Rep Nominee Backs Policies That Hinder Global Vaccine Distribution. truthout.org Katherine Tai, President Joe Biden's nominee to serve as the next top U.S. trade negotiator, acknowledged during

Fight Back (2021-03-01). Minneapolis protest against U.S. airstrikes in Syria. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Well over 50 people attended an emergency protest in Minneapolis on Saturday, February 27, to speak out against the Biden administration bombing of targets in Syria two days earlier. | The Minnesota Peace Action Coalition initiated the call for the protest, which was endorsed by other organizations including the Anti-War Committee, Climate Justice Committee, Veterans for Peace and Women Against Military Madness. | Participants lined Cedar Avenue on the West Bank in Minneapolis with anti-war signs and banners. Most passersby showed support for the anti-war message. | At a closing rally Meredith…

Global Research News (2021-03-01). Selected Articles: Joe Biden and the Pentagon's "Ides of March 2021": Best Month to Go to War? globalresearch.ca By According to the research data analyzed and published by Comprar Acciones, imports from China to the EA increased …

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-01). 11mn American children not have access to enough food: Biden. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden in a message acknowledged that 11 million American children do not have access to enough food.

RT (2021-03-01). Fauci brushes off critique after South Dakota Governor Noem says Biden's Covid czar 'IS WRONG A LOT' to standing ovation at CPAC. rt.com White House adviser Anthony Fauci and his media allies have joined forces in rebuking Kristi Noem after the lockdown-skeptic South Dakota governor had the temerity to criticize the Covid czar's forecast she said hadn't come true. | Noem on Saturday took on Fauci's lockdown advice while making her case at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for conservative values and respecting individual liberties. | "He told me that on my worst day, I'd have 10,000 patients in the hospital," Noem said. "On our worst day, we had a little over 600. Now, I don't know if you agree with me, but Dr. Fauci is wrong…

teleSUR (2021-03-01). Luis Arce Rejects Doctors Strike Amid Vaccination Campaign. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce rejected the strike that some medical unions maintain amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "The people need doctors committed to their people instead of doctors committed to their pockets," the president said during the opening of the vaccination campaign in La Paz. | RELATED: | On February 28, the medical union decided to extend their strike for another 15 days as they oppose the Sanitary Emergency La…

Tim Wheeler (2021-03-01). Black Lives Matter vigil mourns Derek Hayden, shot by Seattle police. peoplesworld.org Scores of protesters joined a Black Lives Matter street-corner vigil in Sequim, Wash., Sunday, Feb. 28, several holding signs protesting the Feb. 16 slaying by Seattle police of Derek J. Hayden, who grew up in Sequim and had many friends and admirers here. Marion "Honeybee" Burns, held a sign, "Derek Hayden: His Life Matters" as …

RT (2021-03-01). 'Everything offends everybody': US football rep axed over speech querying 'social justice warriors', knee-taking & slavery claims. rt.com The US Soccer Federation's athletes' council has axed one of its members after he gave a speech at an AGM criticizing "progressive culture", sports stars who take a knee for Black Lives Matter and "social justice warriors". | Seth Jahn, a former member of the US seven-a-side Paralympic team, was speaking in opposition to the policy which was put in place in support of United States football superstar Megan Rapinoe's decision to follow the lead of ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick by carrying out silent "kneeling" protests before games. | The United States Soccer Federation voted at the weekend to repeal the 2017…

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 (2021-03-01). El Salvador: Bukele's Party Is Ahead in Parliamentary Elections. telesurenglish.net El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele is poised to gain more political power as his New Ideas Party (Nuevas Ideas) is gaining a wide lead in Parliamentary elections, according to preliminary results. | RELATED: | However, there is no official data on the number of lawmakers won by New Ideas. El Salvador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) forecasts that the ruling party will take control of Congress. | With 35.21 percent of the tal…

_____ (2021-03-01). There Were No Calls for Censorship Against Democrats For Their False Claims About the 2016 Election. strategic-culture.org Democrats have pressured social media to take down posts that question the 2020 election, but no such pressure was exerted on Democrats who questioned the 2016 election, writes Joe Lauria. | By Joe LAURIA | The Democratic Party has pressured social media companies to enter into a highly risky endeavor that is bound to reverberate against the party's interests. | With the leverage of regulating the social media giants, Democrats have browbeaten the chief executives of Facebook, Twitter and Google (which owns YouTube) to remove any post that questions the legitimacy of the 2020 election. As journalist Glenn Greenw…

Online News Editor (2021-03-01). Kyrgyzstan to repeat cancelled parliamentary elections in autumn. laprensalatina.com Nur-Sultan, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov said on Monday that the parliamentary elections that were annulled in October will be repeated in autumn. The polls last year, which were cancelled after their results were dismissed as fraudulent by the opposition, caused a serious political and institutional crisis that brought down the then head …

RT (2021-03-01). Police 'arrest former Barcelona president Bartomeu and two club bosses' as staff see football giants' offices raided by officers. rt.com Josep Maria Bartomeu has been arrested alongside two senior Barcelona officials in the latest development in a police investigation less than a week before the club's presidential elections end, a Spanish news source has said. | Catalonian cops have raided the offices of the Spanish football giants and reportedly swooped on ex-president Bartomeu, who resigned at the end of October along with the club's entire board of directors. | Local force the Mossos d'Esquadra are said to have taken action — moving in just six days before the long-awaited presidential elections to permanently replace Bartomeu end &#15…

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Can Labour's New Leader in Scotland Take Advantage of Disarray in SNP to Mount a Comeback? sputniknews.com At the 1997 general election, when Tony Blair won a landslide victory, the Labour Party grabbed 56 seats in Scotland, compared to only six for the SNP. By 2015, Labour had only one MP in Scotland and the Scottish nationalists had 56.

Zach Carlson (2021-03-01). SEIU Graduate Workers Union in stalled talks at Illinois State University. peoplesworld.org NORMAL, Ill.—In October 2018, Illinois State University's more than 400 graduate workers voted to officially unionize and be represented as SEIU Local 73. The long months of meetings, difficult one-on-one conversations, procedural documents, and learning the process of organizing a workplace paid off for the graduate workers involved. All unionizing efforts are difficult, and the …

_____ (2021-03-01). HR 1's Campaign Finance Program: A Reform That Doesn't Reform. popularresistance.org HR 1, the For the People Act, is an omnibus voting reform bill that has many progressive measures concerning voter registration, voter roll purges, voter-verified paper ballots, early voting, no-excuse absentee ballots, presidential candidate tax returns, gerrymandering, and more. According to reports, the Democratic leadership will whip their members hard to pass the bill through the House and Senate in March. | But progressives should say not so fast. Buried in the middle of the bill is a public campaign finance program that is merely a public funding palliative that fails to stop the overwhelming domination of…

WSWS (2021-03-01). Chicago and Cook County allocate the bulk of CARES Act funding to police and jail spending. wsws.org The decision to allocate the bulk of funding toward the repressive apparatus of the state, pushed from the highest levels of the Democratic Party, is a clear sign of the priorities of the ruling class, which has devoted a comparatively miniscule amount towards any kind of relief for workers.

Robert Reich (2021-03-01). The only way Democrats will get anything done. nationofchange.org With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-03-01). To Help Fund Covid Recovery and Redress Inequality, Warren Unveils Wealth Tax on 'Ultra-Millionaires' and Billionaires. commondreams.org "A wealth tax is popular among voters on both sides for good reason: because they understand the system is rigged to benefit the wealthy and large corporations," said the Massachusetts Democrat. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alan Macleod (2021-03-01). After Years of Propaganda, American Views of Russia and China Hit Historic Lows. mintpressnews.com Both pro- and anti-war voices have stated that the U.S. is on the cusp of entering a second Cold War, and a new Gallup poll suggests that the groundwork for such a conflict has already been laid.

_____ (2021-03-01). No More Lies. My Grandfather Was a Nazi. strategic-culture.org In Lithuania, he was celebrated as a hero. But we can't move on until we admit what he really did. | By Silvia FOTI | When I was growing up in Chicago during the Cold War, my parents taught me to revere my Lithuanian heritage. We sang Lithuanian songs and recited Lithuanian poems; after Lithuanian school on Saturdays, I would eat Lithuanian-style potato pancakes. | My grandfather, Jonas Noreika, was a particularly important part of my family story: He was the mastermind of a 1945-1946 revolt against the Soviet Union, and was executed. A picture of him in his military uniform hung in our living room. Today, he is…

_____ (2021-03-01). VIDEO: West's Cold War Paranoia Limiting Global Pandemic Vaccination. strategic-culture.org Is vaccination against Covid-19 a new battle in Cold War 2.0? Watch the video and read more in the

Arturo Pineda (2021-03-01). New Haven youth target gun violence, inequality at Black history month march. peoplesworld.org NEW HAVEN, Conn.—A caravan of 20 cars and a group of 65 people took to the streets of New Haven on Feb. 20 to call for an end to gun violence and police brutality, taxing the rich, and to demand state and federal relief for communities of color impacted by COVID-19. The Annual Black History …

teleSUR (2021-03-01). US Minimum Wage Hike To Face Tough Tests in Split Senate. telesurenglish.net The House-approved US$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package includes a controversial provision to raise the federal minimum wage to 15 dollars, which is expected to face tough tests in the 50-50 split Senate. | RELATED: | "As we send this legislation to the Senate, the House will continue our fight for 15, which would give 27 million American workers a raise," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, adding that the minimu…

Editor (2021-03-01). This Country Constantly Fails Its Most Vulnerable. scheerpost.com Neil Moralee / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] Economic crises shine a spotlight on a society's inequities and hierarchies, as well as its commitment to support those who are most vulnerable in such grievous moments. The calamity created by Covid-19 is no exception. The economic fallout from that pandemic has tested the nation's social safety net as never before. Between February and May 2020… |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-01). Persecution of communists in Russia draws widespread criticism. peoplesdispatch.org On February 26, the Communist Party of Russian Federation (KPRF) slammed the persecution of communist leader Yevgeny Ulyanov by the Karelian regional authorities. Ulyanov has been accused of organizing a gathering on February 23 at the center of Petrozavodsk near the Lenin monument, defying the ban imposed by the authorities. | Adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols, gatherings were organized across Russia on February 23 under the leadership of the KPRF and the Leninist Komsomol to commemorate the 103rd foundation anniversary of the Soviet Red Army. The day is also an official state holiday. Authorities have tried…

teleSUR (2021-03-01). Brazil: 75,200 Retail Stores Closed in 2020. telesurenglish.net Brazil's National Confederation of Trade in Goods, Services, and Tourism (CNC) reported on Monday that over 75,200 retail stores closed in Brazil in 2020, the second-largest figure since 2016, which further highlights the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. | RELATED: | The study indicates that the economy lost at least 25,700 formal jobs after the stores closing as the hardest hit sectors were cl…

teleSUR (2021-03-01). The Death of a Writer in Prison Sparks Protests in Bangladesh. telesurenglish.net Protests over the death in prison of Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed continued for the fourth consecutive day amid criticism of the Digital Security Law (DSL) used for his arrest. | RELATED | Mushtaq, who was accused of spreading rumors on social media about COVID-19 in May 2020, died Friday in a hospital after falling unconscious in a maximum security jail. | On Monday, hundreds of social activists marched fro…

teleSUR (2021-03-01). Malawian COVID-19 Survivors on Quest To Minimize Stigma. telesurenglish.net Malawians who recovered from COVID-19 have embarked on an initiative of sharing their COVID-19 experience into communities. | RELATED: | Felix Khonje, a primary school teacher, who was once tested positive is empowering people in his community about the effects of stigma on people with COVID-19 prevention and dealing away with myths and misconceptions. | At first, it was very hard for Khonje to share his COVID-19 experience among his fellows bec…

WSWS (2021-03-01). With a halt in the decline of COVID-19 cases in the US, CDC director warns "the virus is not done with us" wsws.org For more than a week, the seven-day moving average in new cases of COVID-19 has stalled. Health officials are sounding the alarm that states are moving too rapidly in lifting restrictions.

teleSUR (2021-03-01). Chile: Students Go Back To Classrooms Despite Teachers Oppose. telesurenglish.net Chile's Education Ministry (Mineduc) decreed the start of in-person classes as of Monday despite the opposition of education sectors' unions and local authorities which consider that the conditions are not safe yet. | RELATED: | All the country's educational establishment presented their opening plan for 2021 but only 40 percent of them can receive students. | Schools located in COVID-19 quarantine zones are not a…

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.

Bell DL, Katz MH. (2021-03-01). Modernize Medical Licensing, and Credentialing, Too. jamanetwork.com The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has revealed how ill prepared our current state licensure and individual hospital credentialing procedures are to respond to a crisis, which requires hiring more physicians. In the past year, various states have been in desperate need of additional physicians to care for critically ill patients. Because physician licensure is by state, states had to waive this requirement to hire physicians licensed in other states. In addition, hospitals had to implement their disaster plans to streamline credentialing requirements to bring on additional physicians whether from in…

WSWS (2021-03-01). COVID-19 outbreak kills three workers at Red Deer, Alberta Olymel meatprocessing plant. wsws.org One of Canada's largest meatpacking and food processing companies, Olymel, refused for weeks to close down its Red Deer plant as hundreds of workers fell sick.

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Israeli High Court Limits Shin Bet's Controversial Surveillance of COVID-19 Carriers. sputniknews.com In 2020, the Israeli government allowed the nation's Internal Security Agency (Shin Bet) to use cellphone data to retrace the movements of residents who contracted COVID-19, with the ultimate goal being to inform others who came in contact and ordering them to quarantine. The move was immediately slammed by rights-groups over privacy violations.

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Tens of Thousands of UK Renters at Risk of Eviction Require Urgent Action, Letter to Government Says. sputniknews.com Over 800,000 renters may lose their homes, according to a letter recommending legal and policy changes to avert a crisis fuelled by measures taken to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

news.un (2021-03-01). Bangladesh: UN rights chief urges transparent probe into writer's death, review of law under which he was charged. news.un.org The UN's top human rights official on Monday called for transparent investigation into the death in custody of a writer in Bangladesh, who was held in pre-trial detention for nine months for publishing an article and sharing social media posts critical of the Government's COVID-19 response.

news.un (2021-03-01). COVID-19 cases rise for first time in seven weeks: WHO. news.un.org After six consecutive weeks of decline, COVID-19 cases worldwide increased last week for the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Online News Editor (2021-03-01). Atletico Madrid downs Villarreal 2-0 with great offense, defense. laprensalatina.com Vila-real, Spain, Feb 28 (EFE).- Atletico Madrid on Sunday took home three ranking points after its 2-0 road win over Villarreal, a match in which the capital squad was decisively better than the hosts, exhibiting effective offense and showing off its prowess in defending its net. As is usual during these Covid-19 pandemic times, the …

Online News Editor (2021-03-01). Philippines begins Covid-19 vaccination campaign. laprensalatina.com Bangkok, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- The Philippines began Monday its immunization campaign against covid-19 by vaccinating several health authorities, after receiving its first 600,000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac jab the day before, donated by China's government, authorities said in a statement. Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, director of the General Hospital of the Philippines, one of the …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-01). Heart damage found in half of COVID-19 patients discharged after hospitalisation. imperial.ac.uk Half of patients who have been hospitalised with severe COVID-19 have damage to their hearts.

Chuck Collins (2021-03-01). COVID-19 Has Exacerbated Extreme Levels of Inequality. It's Time for a Billionaire Wealth Tax. commondreams.org The US's billionaires have amassed democracy-distorting concentrations of wealth and power as millions have been thrown into poverty. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Chuck Collins (2021-03-01). COVID-19 Has Exasperated Extreme Levels of Inequality. It's Time for a Billionaire Wealth Tax. commondreams.org The US's billionaires have amassed democracy-distorting concentrations of wealth and power as millions have been thrown into poverty. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Online News Editor (2021-03-01). European countries start easing Covid-19 restrictions. laprensalatina.com Madrid Desk, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- Several European countries on Monday started gradually lifting some coronavirus restrictions allowing some commercial activities to resume after being forced to close for months. As of Monday, Germany's hair salons resumed services after being shut for two-and-a-half months, a first step towards easing the restrictions imposed on economic activities. The …

Megan Redshaw (2021-03-01). Pfizer CEO: 'Every Year You Will Have to Get Your Annual Shot for COVID'. globalresearch.ca Despite the

Mohammad Rashidul Hashan, Nicolas Smoll, Catherine King, Hannah Ockenden-Muldoon, Jacina Walker, Andre Wattiaux, Julieanne Graham, Robert Booy, Gulam Khandaker (2021-03-01). [Research Paper] Epidemiology and clinical features of COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care facilities: A systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com The clinical presentation of COVID-19 varies widely in ACFs residents, from asymptomatic to highly serious cases. Preventing the introduction of COVID-19 into ACFs is key, and both residents and staff are a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination. Rapid diagnosis, identification of primary and secondary cases and close contacts plus their isolation and quarantine are of paramount importance.

The Jamal Journal (2021-03-01). Pam Africa on Black Agenda Radio: Mumia thinks he has COVID. indybay.org The nation's best known political prisoner told the publisher of The Jamal Journal "that he believes he has Covid. His breathing feels like an elephant sitting on his lungs," said Pam Africa, who is also coordinator of International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal. The new issue of the Journal includes a petition demanding that Philadelphia DA Larry Krassner — a purported progressive — stop standing in the way of Mumia's freedom.

Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network (2021-03-01). Spring 2021 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! indybay.org 2021 Can This Could Be An New Era For The Immigrant Rights at this COVID And New President? Yet Many Americans Are Strikingly Tolerant Of Massive COVID-19 Casualties, Why?>

RT (2021-03-01). Chinese investment in Australia plunges to RECORD LOW amid escalating trade row. rt.com New data from the Australian National University (ANU) showed Chinese investment in Australia dropped by more than 61 percent in 2020, to just over a billion Australian dollars (US$780 million) — the lowest in the past six years. | According to figures from the Chinese Investment in Australia Database (CHIIA), the drop followed a 47 percent fall in 2019, when Chinese investment totaled US$1.57 billion. It was also well short of the peak of US$12.7 billion recorded in 2016. | "It reflects the effects of Covid, but also more scrutiny of foreign investment by the Australian government, particularly that fro…

RT (2021-03-01). Beijing accused of using Covid pandemic to control journalists — foreign media group report. rt.com The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China (FCCC) has accused Beijing of using Covid-19 as "yet another way to control journalists," curbing visas and surveilling reporters. China says it's protecting its citizens from the virus. | The FCCC, which is the professional association of Beijing-based journalists reporting on China, has argued that 2020 had seen a "rapid decline in media freedom," implemented under the cover of measures that were used to combat the spread of coronavirus. | In its annual report released on Monday the press group claimed these restrictions were placed on journalists to prevent them fro…

RT (2021-03-01). Deep 'psychological pain': Japan urges China to stop subjecting its citizens to Covid-19 ANAL SWABS. rt.com Tokyo has requested Beijing stop subjecting Japanese nationals in China to anal swab testing for Covid-19, urging it use alternative methods instead. The procedure is said to inflict "great psychological pain" on test subjects. | The coronavirus testing issue was brought up by Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato during a press conference on Monday. | Some Japanese reported to our embassy in China that they received anal swab tests, which caused a great psychological pain. | Japan has already requested Beijing halt the controversial testing, sticking to other methods instead. So far, China has not re…

RT (2021-03-01). School shooting reported on FIRST DAY back in the classroom in Arkansas. rt.com Students were back in the classroom for less than a day in one Arkansas high school before a shooting broke out. One student was reported injured and the underage suspect has been taken into custody. | The state of Arkansas last week ordered schools to reopen, as the threat of Covid-19 subsides. Watson Chapel Junior High in the town of Pine Bluff opened its doors to in-person learning on Monday, but any sense of normality was soon shattered when a shooting erupted. |

| One student was injured, and police took the suspect into custody. The Watson Chapel School District described the shooting a…

RT (2021-03-01). New Zealand PM urges public to 'call out' family & friends who break Covid-19 rules, who let down 'team of five million'. rt.com New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has urged obedient members of the public to call out violators of coronavirus rules, as it emerged people have been concealing Covid-19 contacts. | Speaking on Monday about recent Covid-19 cases that are linked to breaches of anti-coronavirus restrictions, Ardern aimed mighty jabs at rule breakers. | Even with the full understanding of human fallibility, it is not appropriate, and it is not okay for members of a team of five million to let the rest of us down. | Ruling out punishments for the violators handed out directly by the government, and citing the separation…

RT (2021-03-01). Covid-19 virus didn't originate naturally but is actually a BIOWEAPON, most Russians believe, according to explosive new poll. rt.com The world has been savaged by a killer virus that escaped a top-secret lab or was unleashed by shadowy forces. It might sound like the plot of a Hollywood film, but a new poll has found it's also how most Russians see Covid-19.

RT (2021-03-01). Macron says France's Covid curfew in place for another '4 to 6 weeks' as contagious UK variant accounts for more half of all cases. rt.com French President Emmanuel Macron has called on the nation to "hold out" for at least another month before the country can think about easing Covid-induced restrictions and the current 6pm curfew. | Speaking with a group of industrial trade trainees on Monday, Macron dismissed, with a smile, the request of a young man to relax France's 6pm curfew. The president told the students that the nation's curfew would need to remain in place for another four to six weeks, amid indicators the epidemic is on the rise again in France. | Further measures may be brought in across the 20 departments in France which have alrea…

RT (2021-03-01). UK authorities' plea for mystery person infected with 'Brazilian' Covid-19 strain to come forward. rt.com Health officials in England are looking for an unidentified person who was infected with a mutated 'Brazilian variant' of SARS-CoV-19 and slipped under the radar. They are one of six known cases in the UK. | The P1 strain was first detected in people coming to Japan from the Brazilian city of Manus and resembles the so-called South African variant, which is more infectious than 'regular' variants of the virus. Samples collected from six individuals were sequenced as part of the UK's national research of Covid-19 mutations. Public Health England (PHE) could not determine who provided one of them, the organisati…

RT (2021-03-01). Spain begins to ease Covid lockdown, but says border with Portugal will be sealed for at least 2 more weeks. rt.com The Spanish border with Portugal will remain largely closed until at least March 16, Madrid confirmed on Monday, even as it began to ease some regional restrictions implemented to slow the spread of Covid-19. | The restrictions have been in place along the 1,200km-long border since January 29, with only Spanish residents or Schengen-area travelers who are en route to their homes allowed to cross. | The Spanish government has begun to ease regional Covid lockdown regulations that imposed overnight curfews and restrictions on restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as limiting the number of people who could meet u…

RT (2021-03-01). Family with young child rescued, warned after camping on CLIFF EDGE known for landslides (PHOTO). rt.com Police and coastguard officers responded to a call after a couple were spotted camping on a cliff edge with their young child, in contravention of lockdown rules and, arguably, common sense. | Rescue teams from Staithes and Whitby coastguard agencies, along with responding police officers, happened upon the couple's tent on Cleveland Way in North Yorkshire on Saturday. | www.facebook.com/staithes.coastguard/pos… | The police were called as the family had breached Covid restrictions, though it is unclear whether or not they received a fine. Overnight stays away from a person's primary…

RT (2021-03-01). NHS Providers calls for urgent review into 'insufficient' critical care capacity. rt.com NHS Providers has called for a review into "insufficient" critical care capacity in England, citing three regions as being of key concern, at a time when the NHS found itself overwhelmed by Covid-19 cases earlier this year. | The organisation, which includes NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services, called on the government to conduct an investigation into failings in the current system after an analysis showed the UK has the lowest number of critical care beds per head in Europe. | The analysis by NHS Providers uncovered that, per 100,000 people, the UK only has 7.3 critical care beds, co…

RT (2021-03-01). Finland declares STATE OF EMERGENCY over Covid-19 cases surge. rt.com Helsinki has declared a state of emergency on Monday in a bid to stem the rapid spread of coronavirus. The measure would allow it to impose a lockdown and potentially "restrict the fundamental rights of citizens." | The state of emergency is effective "immediately" and will stay in force for an indefinite period of time "until it is repealed," the government said in a

news.un (2021-03-01). 'We sink or we swim together': 5 things you need to know about COVAX. news.un.org COVAX has been trending in stories about the COVID-19 pandemic in recent days, particularly in relation to the shipment of vaccines to Ghana and Cà¥te d'Ivoire, the first to arrive in Africa. Here's a UN News recap of what COVAX is, and why it is so important.

news.un (2021-03-01). Ghana and Cà¥te d'Ivoire begin history-making COVAX vaccination drives. news.un.org As the first recipients of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine doses through the UN-partnered COVAX initiative, Cà¥te d'Ivoire and Ghana began their vaccine rollouts on Monday, prioritizing frontline workers and vulnerable groups, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Online News Editor (2021-03-01). Argentine president vows to correct mistakes after VIP vaccine scandal. laprensalatina.com Buenos Aires, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Monday during his speech at the opening of extraordinary congressional sessions referred to the "obligation to correct mistakes" in the country's anti-Covid vaccination campaign after the scandal that erupted over the irregular administration of vaccine doses to politically powerful people or those close to them. …

sputniknews (2021-03-01). EU to Propose Digital COVID-19 Vaccine 'Passport', von der Leyen Says as Travel Industry Woes Grow. sputniknews.com The announcement comes amid growing calls from EU member-states to adopt the passports amid concerns over a major decline in the bloc's tourism industry, with others stating the documents could be prematurely imposed amid a lack of understanding of current vaccination efforts.

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Likely Available to US Public Within Two Days, Says CEO. sputniknews.com Medical-and-pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson recently became the third COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be approved and granted an emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The injection now joins the ranks of vaccines currently being deployed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Russian Vaccines Effective Against COVID Mutations 'Scaring Everyone in Europe', Putin Says. sputniknews.com The mutated variants of the virus resulted in the tightening of pandemic restrictions in Europe, with the highly-virulent British strain forcing the UK to go into national lockdown, while many nations suspended travel to and from Britain, to curb the pandemic.

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Ghana, Cà¥te D'Ivoire Become First Nations to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines From WHO's COVAX Program. sputniknews.com Africa as a whole has suffered comparatively less deaths from the novel coronavirus compared to many industrialized nations, for reasons still not entirely clear. However, if global vaccination trends are not reversed, the continent's deaths could continue long after they decline in other places.

RT (2021-03-01). 'I don't want the vaccine': Jamaican running champ Yohan Blake insists he 'would rather miss the Olympics' than take Covid-19 jab. rt.com Sprint star Yohan Blake has said he is staying "strong in his mind" over taking a Covid-19 vaccine and would rather miss the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Games than receive a jab — even if it's made obligatory for Games participation. | The former men's 100m world champion has revealed that his strident stance on not getting a Covid-19 jab hasn't changed, stressing that even the threat of not being allowed to compete in Tokyo wouldn't dissuade him from rejecting one. | The four-time Olympic medalist said he had his "own reasons" for abstaining from the Covid-19 vaccination program and wouldn't be drawn into…

Celeste McGovern (2021-03-01). COVID-19 Vaccines Have Caused Bells Palsy Paralyzing Facial Condition. globalresearch.ca The mainstream media have inaccurately reported that Pfizer's and Moderna's new …

Alan Macleod (2021-03-01). Sovereign 2: Could Cuba's Covid Vaccine Break Big Pharma's Grip on Production? mintpressnews.com "A successful coronavirus vaccine from Cuba would help to break the global control of the market by the big pharmaceutical companies in the US and Europe." — Antiguan Barbudan diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-03-01). CDC Reports 1,095 Deaths Following Experimental COVID Vaccines While UK Government Reports 294 Deaths. globalresearch.ca The CDC has done another data dump today into the Vaccine …

teleSUR (2021-03-01). Eastern Caribbean States Receive Vaccine Donation From India. telesurenglish.net Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Monday welcomed the arrival of over 175,000 COVID-19 vaccines as part of a donation made by India's government to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Suriname. | RELATED: | The donation includes doses for St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. The vaccines arrived on a charter flight from Mumbai. | Antigua and B…

Andrew McCormick (2021-03-01). The Military Can't Get Troops to Take the Covid Vaccine. Come Again? thenation.com The Military Can't Get Troops to Take the Covid Vaccine. Come Again?

Democracy Now! (2021-03-01). Vaccine Apartheid: If One Person Is Unprotected, We Are All Unprotected. indybay.org "I've personally received more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine than 130 countries," Dr. Craig Spencer writes, about the two vaccine shots he recently got as an emergency room doctor. In 2014, he contracted ebola while combating that epidemic in Guinea, Africa. Dr. Spencer knows the value of public health protocols, personal protective equipment, or PPE, and vaccinations.

Leah Watson (2021-03-01). To Combat Inequitable Vaccine Access, Look to the Numbers. aclu.org Since the onset of the pandemic, COVID-19 has disproportionately devastated Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian communities and now, these same communities are being left in the dust in the nationwide race to vaccinate. The racial disparities in hospitalization and death rates among these groups are mirrored in early vaccination rate data. Black people are two to three times less likely than white people to be vaccinated. While statistics like these are disheartening, we can and must do better. States should push back against these disparities by prioritizing outreach and access to the vaccine in geographic area…

RT (2021-03-01). Just ONE dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine slashes Covid hospitalisations for over-80s by 80%, English study says. rt.com A single dose of the Pzifer or AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 cuts the hospitalisation rate of those aged 80 years and older by 80 percent, Public Health England (PHE) officials said on Monday, citing a pre-print study. | The So far, more than 20 million people across the…

RT (2021-03-01). Indian PM Modi receives domestic coronavirus vaccine as country expands inoculation program to seniors. rt.com Indian PM Narendra Modi has received his first shot of the country's domestically produced Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, kicking off the second stage of the nation's massive inoculation drive, which is now focused on the elderly. | India entered its next stage of the mass-vaccination campaign on Monday, expanding the drive to include people aged over 60 and those over 45 who have chronic illnesses. The 70-year-old prime minister became the first person to get the jab at Delhi's AIIMS hospital. | "Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against Covid-19,"

RT (2021-03-01). EU-wide Covid-19 vaccine passport proposals to be brought forward by Brussels, says von der Leyen. rt.com The European Commission president has said Brussels will launch a proposal for the introduction of digital vaccine passports for use across the bloc in March, after the German chancellor said it should be ready by the summer. | "As for the question of what the digital green passport could look like, we will submit a legislative proposal in March," Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told German conservative lawmakers on Monday. | Von der Leyen's remarks came after German Chancellor Angela Merkel claimed that the vaccine passport would be ready in time for the summer, with a number of southern European st…

RT (2021-03-01). Discovery of Brazilian variant in UK won't derail plans to ease Covid lockdown in England, PM Johnson says. rt.com UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the discovery of the highly contagious 'P1' Brazilian variant of Covid-19 will not derail his government's plans to ease lockdown restrictions in England in the coming weeks. | The PM said there is currently no reason to change plans to start reopening England after three months of a third national lockdown. Schools and colleges are set to return to in-person learning from March 8, with restrictions on shops and businesses, pubs and gatherings being eased over the next three months — infection rates permitting. | Earlier on Monday, Prof Graham Medley, who head…

Reposted article by Dave Lindorff (2021-03-01). Urgent: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal! indybay.org This article was first published by ThisCantBeHappening.net as "Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal –Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19," and was reprinted today at Counterpunch.org.

Dave Lindorff (2021-03-01). Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19. zcomm.org Given the current pandemic medical crisis facing the US and the world, the US and all 50 states should immediately order the release of all older prisoners over the age of 50…

RT (2021-03-01). Prague deploys troops on Czech streets to enforce severe new Covid rules amid record infection rate, spike in hospitalizations. rt.com Some 30,000 police and soldiers have been deployed across the Czech Republic and at 500 security checkpoints set up in a bid to enforce toughened coronavirus rules, as the country battles the world's worst infection rate. | The new measures, introduced on Monday, ban Czechs from leaving their district except for essential reasons, like caring for vulnerable people or working. | Officers are allowed to conduct random spot checks and people are required to produce personal documentation on request, with fines of up to 20,000 Czech koruna ($920) for rule-breakers. | Higher-grade face masks are also now mandatory…

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-01). Iran COVID-19 update: 8,510 cases, 108 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 8,510 COVID-19 infections and 108 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-01). S Africa slams use of nation as Guinea Pigs for J&J COVID jab. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) — South African Drug Regulator SAHPRA Chairwoman Helen Rees let slip that US-made Johnson & and Johnson coronavirus vaccine's usefulness against virulent "South African" strain was unknown.

teleSUR (2021-03-01). Globalink | Greece Eager To Continue Sino-Greek Cooperation in Post-Pandemic Era: Minister. telesurenglish.net The Greek government is eager to continue its cooperation with China in…

Nica San Juan (2021-03-01). China has Become the EU's Top Trading Partner to the Detriment of the U.S. globalresearch.ca For the first time in history, China overtook the US in …

Staff (2021-03-01). After Mass Closures, Post-Pandemic Child Care Options Will Be Scarce. truthout.org Driving to work before dawn last winter, Valerie Norris heard an NPR report about a terrible disease spreading in China — a pandemic, people were starting to call it. It sounded sad but very far from Rocky River, Ohio, where she'd led the Rockport Early Childhood Center for 34 years. | A few weeks later, she knew better. | It was still dark on the chilly morning of March 13 when Norris pulled into the big parking lot at the Rockport United Methodist Church, where her school was based. She always…

RT (2021-03-01). Russia triples gas supplies to China via Power of Siberia pipeline. rt.com Russia's energy major Gazprom said on Monday that it had pumped more gas to China in February via the Power of Siberia pipeline than it had initially planned, more than tripling supplies compared to the same month last year. | "The export of gas to China through the Power of Siberia gas pipeline continues to grow. Supplies regularly exceed our daily contractual obligations. The actual monthly volume of supplies in February is 3.2 times more than in February 2020," Gazprom said in a statement. | The 3,000km (1,864 mile) cross-border pipeline started official deliveries of Russian natural gas to China in 2019. T…

RT (2021-03-01). Canberra should reflect on reasons for poor relations with China, says Beijing, as Chinese investment in Australia falls by 60%. rt.com Beijing has urged Canberra to take a look at the reasons behind worsening relations between the two nations and called on Australia to abide by the free-market conditions and trade rules it has always advertised. | On Monday, foreign ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, cited a study by the Institute of East Asian Economics of the Australian National University, showing that China's direct investment in Australia fell by 61 percent last year to US$783 million, a six-year low. | Wang said the data was cause for Australia to reflect on the reasons behind the deteriorating economic and politics relations. | "Austr…

Staff (2021-03-01). 'Zionist' is not hate speech, activists say. therealnews.com A Saturday Night Live joke about Israel's vaccine apartheid sparked outrage from some ardent supporters of the Israeli government, but the controversy speaks to larger threats to free speech in the digital age, especially when it comes to criticisms of Zionism. At this very moment, tech giant Facebook is considering whether or not to respond to calls to ban the term "Zionist" as anti-Semitic hate speech. | TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks with Jewish Voice For Peace's Rabbi Alissa Wise about the "Facebook, We Need to Talk" campaign and the long history of tech companies censoring the voices of Palestinians who are…

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Slovakia Approves Use of Russian Vaccine Sputnik V Without Waiting for EU Regulator. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Slovakia followed Hungary's suit and registered Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V without waiting for the EU regulator's approval, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a statement.

sputniknews (2021-03-01). RDIF Received Many Requests From EU States for Direct Supplies of Sputnik V, CEO Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has received many requests from EU countries for direct supplies of coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, and will continue to work in this direction and cooperate with the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the fund's CEO, Kirill Dmitriev, said.

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Japan Loses 1,000 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine Due to Freezer Failure, Report Says. sputniknews.com TOKYO (Sputnik) – The Japanese Health Ministry said on Monday that about 1,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus went bad at one of the country's hospitals as the result of a refrigerator failure, the Kyodo news agency reported.

Hadas Thier (2021-03-01). The Global South Faces a 'Vaccine Apartheid'. zcomm.org Just 10 nations have administered 75% of the vaccines worldwide. Countries like South Africa are being left behind…

Peter Koenig (2021-03-01). Beware of RNA-based Vaccines. Potentially Serious Injuries. The Risk of Prion Disease. globalresearch.ca Remember "

Staff (2021-03-01). Vaccine Process Discriminates Against Non-English Speakers, People Without Cars. truthout.org It's a fact that simply being eligible for a vaccine in America doesn't mean that you can instantly get one. Yet the ability to get to the front of the line isn't the same for everyone. ProPublica has found that, whether intentionally or not, some vaccine programs have been designed with inherent barriers that disadvantage many people who are most at risk of dying from the disease, exacerbating inequities in access to health care. | In many regions of the U.S., it's much more difficult to s…

Butler-Laporte G, Lawandi A, Schiller I, et al. (2021-03-01). Saliva Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing for Detection of SARS-CoV-2. jamanetwork.com This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses the diagnostic accuracy of saliva nucleic acid amplification tests for diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019.

sputniknews (2021-03-01). Cuomo Branded Creep After Video Emerges Where He Tells Female Reporter to 'Eat the Whole Sausage'. sputniknews.com The news raises the pressure on the New York governor, who has recently been accused of sexual harassment by former aides. The official is also under fire for allegedly hiding the true number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes in his state.

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.

OffGuardian (2021-03-01). Coronavirus Fact-Check: Why "New Cases" Are Plummeting. globalresearch.ca The scary red numbers

Online News Editor (2021-03-01). India expands coronavirus vaccination drive after inoculating 14 million. laprensalatina.com New Delhi, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- After inoculating some 14 million health-care workers and those in the front-line in the fight against the pandemic, India extended its vaccination drive on Monday to those over the age of 60 and adults over 45 with comorbidities such as heart problems or diabetes. The registration process to receive the …

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. …

sputniknews (2021-03-01). France and Germany Struggle to Convince Their Citizens to Take AstraZeneca Jabs. sputniknews.com The anti-coronavirus shot, developed jointly by the British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University, showed inconclusive results in trials, with its efficacy ranging between 62% and 90%, depending on the dosage and the timeframe between the two shots required for immunisation.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-03-01). To 'Ensure Justice and Accountability for Police Brutality,' Pressley Leads New Bill to End Qualified Immunity. commondreams.org "There can be no justice without healing and accountability, and there can be no true accountability with qualified immunity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-03-01). Coup Leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi Betrayed Democracy in Burma. counterpunch.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.

Staff (2021-03-01). 'We've made this kind of war invisible'. therealnews.com The reality of war has become so distant and abstract for U.S. civilians that most have no idea how many wars we're actually engaged in. And that, as writer and combat veteran Danny Sjursen argues, is by design.

Michael Berkowitz (2021-03-01). 'Nomadland': Moving on with America's homeless van dwellers. peoplesworld.org Fern stands forlorn, surveying the desert before her. She is a small figure looking out over the beautiful, austere, infinite landscape. The desert is her own world writ large. She navigates that world in "Vanguard," her turtle shell van remodeled to carry her few possessions on her back. She drifts toward temporary jobs as low-skill …

WSWS (2021-03-01). One-third of US museums might close in 12 months, American Alliance of Museums warns. wsws.org The bankrupting of thousands of arts organizations and the expulsion of tens of thousands of artists from their chosen field go hand in hand with the fabulous enrichment of a handful of plutocrats.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-01). Latvian socialists condemn desecration of Soviet monument in Jekabpils. peoplesdispatch.org The Socialist Party of Latvia (LSP) has registered strong protest against the desecration of a Soviet monument in Jekabpils after it was vandalized on February 24. Vandals also removed a cannon placed over the monument. The LSP has demanded the law enforcement agencies to conduct a sincere investigation and punish the perpetrators. | The monument at Jekabpils was installed on the grave of three Soviet soldiers — Sergei Petrovich Kupriyanov, Gavriil Kupriyanovich Sharikalov and Sakhabutdin Galyautdinovich Gaziyev — who died in combat during World War II. Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union,…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-03-01). A Rapidly-Globalizing World Needs Strengthened Global Governance. counterpunch.org The world is currently engulfed in crises—most prominently, a disease pandemic, a climate catastrophe, and the prevalence of war—while individual nations are encountering enormous difficulties in coping with them. These difficulties result from the global nature of the problems. An individual nation is unable to institute adequate measures to safeguard public health because diseases spread

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.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-03-01). Military coup leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi both betrayed democracy in Burma. peoplesworld.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, …

teleSUR (2021-03-01). Ecuador: Ex-Health Minister Fled to the US Upon Quitting Office. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's former Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos this weekend fled the country towards the U.S. shortly after resigning from office over an irregular vaccination scandal. | RELATED: | Local outlets, which released images of Zevallos' alleged arrival at Miami International Airport, assured he escaped despite having five complaints against him. | "The Attorney General's Office should have acted quickly to prevent…

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.

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Virus reduces fitness of former Covid-19 patients aged 45 to level of 80-year-olds, Israeli researchers discover
rt.com | 2021-03-01
One of Israel's top medical centers has published a worrying study about the long-term effects of the coronavirus, revealing that 45-year-old former patients performed during physical tests as if they were aged 80. | Some 30 people aged 45, on average, took part in the survey carried out by the Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva, the Times of Israel reported. | Three months after they had been officially cleared of the disease, the former Covid-19…
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Progressives warn "Dems will lose in 2022" if $15 wage dies in Senate
Jon Queally | salon.com | 2021-03-01
Biden and Harris appear ready to bow before "wholly powerless" Senate parliamentarian. Progressives forecast doom…
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Rep. Ro Khanna: Democrats Should Ignore the Senate Parliamentarian and Pass $15 Minimum Wage Hike
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-01
The House of Representatives has voted to pass President Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package that includes an increase to the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour, which could now be stripped out in the final bill after the unelected Senate parliamentarian found it does not comply with budget rules. Democratic Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have also said they'll oppose the measure. Congressmember Ro Khanna of California says the parliamentarian "misruled" in this case and that Democrats should pass the wage hike anyway. "I don't know any part of this count…
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Biden's Syria Strikes: A Perpetual Cycle of Endless War
Stephen Miles | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-01
The non-partisan Congressional Research Service maintains a list of every "…
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Trump rails against "socialism" and doubles down on stolen election lie at Conservative Political Action Conference
wsws.org | 2021-03-01
The four-day event demonstrated the ex-president's continuing domination of the Republican Party and its increasingly fascistic orientation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/01/trum…

U.S. Says Saudi Crown Prince MBS Approved Assassination of Khashoggi, But He Avoids Any Sanctions
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-01
The Biden administration has released a declassified report that finds Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, responsible for the assassination of Saudi dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. But the U.S. does not plan to sanction the crown prince, though the administration has announced travel restrictions to dozens of other Saudi officials. The decision is being criticized by human rights groups and friends of the late Khashoggi. "It's important to not point fingers but also to sanction MBS … and to treat him as the pariah he is, like Biden promised during…
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Democrats Torpedo $15 Minimum Wage Hike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-01
On Thursday, US President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party effectively ended efforts to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour as part of the COVID-19 stimulus package making its way through Congress. The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour has not been increased since 2009, and the dropping of the raise will leave millions of workers in utter destitution. | The White House and congressional Democrats have falsely sought to present themselves as having their hands tied, holding up the advisory ruling of the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth McDonough, as an excuse. McDonough, an unelected official appo…
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Democrats torpedo $15 minimum wage hike
wsws.org | 2021-03-01
Biden's decision to scuttle the minimum wage increase provides further confirmation that his administration is to be one of war and reaction, not social reform.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/01/pers…

To Prevent the Resurgence of the Pandemic, Can We Talk About Open-Source Research?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-01
As the vaccination campaign picks up steam, we have many public health experts warning us about a possible resurgence of the pandemic due to the spread of new vaccine resistant strains. The logic is that, as more people are protected against the predominant strain for which the vaccines were designed, it will allow room for…
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Russia Working on COVID-19 Vaccine That Develops Cellular Immunity
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
According to the head of the Russian Federal Medical‚ÄëBiological Agency, Veronika Skvortsova, the developers hope to start the clinical testing of the novel inoculation closer to July.
sputniknews.com/russia/20210301108221785…

After Years Of Propaganda, American Views Of Russia and China Hit Historic Lows
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-01
A new Gallup poll finds that U.S. public opinion on China and Russia has crashed to all time lows. Only 20% of Americans hold favorable views towards China. This is a remarkable decline, considering that only three years ago, the majority of the country saw the Asian giant in a positive light. The public image of Russia is barely any better, with just 22% of the country viewing the world's largest nation in favorable terms and 77% holding unfavorable views towards the country. | Negative sentiment towards Beijing has risen across the board, but Republicans are most likely to hold it in low regard, with only 10% o…
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After Years of Propaganda, American Views of Russia and China Hit Historic Lows
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-03-01
Both pro- and anti-war voices have stated that the U.S. is on the cusp of entering a second Cold War, and a new Gallup poll suggests that the groundwork for such a conflict has already been laid.
mintpressnews.com/propaganda-american-pu…

Russia triples gas supplies to China via Power of Siberia pipeline
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Russia's energy major Gazprom said on Monday that it had pumped more gas to China in February via the Power of Siberia pipeline than it had initially planned, more than tripling supplies compared to the same month last year. | "The export of gas to China through the Power of Siberia gas pipeline continues to grow. Supplies regularly exceed our daily contractual obligations. The actual monthly volume of supplies in February is 3.2 times more than in February 2020," Gazprom said in a statement. | The 3,000km (1,864 mile) cross-border pipeline started official deliveries of Russian natural gas to China in 2019. T…
rt.com/business/516859-russia-gas-export…

Bolivia for the record: the people speak
Cindy Forster | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-02
Just a week ahead of local elections in Bolivia and on the tail of a coup threat from far-right leader Luis Fernando Camacho, activist and historian Cindy Forster takes a deeper look at how the Bolivian people rose up against the coup regime and won a historic victory to recover democracy.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/02/bolivia-f…

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.
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Ecuador: Ex-Health Minister Fled to the US Upon Quitting Office
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
Ecuador's former Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos this weekend fled the country towards the U.S. shortly after resigning from office over an irregular vaccination scandal. | RELATED: | Ecuador Still Counts the Votes of the Presidential Elections | Local outlets, which released images of Zevallos' alleged arrival at Miami International Airport, assured he escaped despite having five complaints against him. | "The Attorney General's Office should have acted quickly to prevent…
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It's always Putin! Russian president engineered coup in Armenia because Pashinyan insulted Moscow's missiles, Western media claims
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Not content with fixing US elections and making sure your favorite sports team loses, Vladimir Putin's shadowy hand is now behind a power struggle in Yerevan, after a row over rockets. At least, that's according to American media. | In an article by journalist Anna Nemtsova published on Friday, New York-based outlet The Daily Beast claimed that "Putin may have triggered an attempted coup in Armenia" because of a public spat over the effectiveness of the Russi…
rt.com/russia/516871-putin-coup-armenia-…

Police 'arrest former Barcelona president Bartomeu and two club bosses' as staff see football giants' offices raided by officers
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Josep Maria Bartomeu has been arrested alongside two senior Barcelona officials in the latest development in a police investigation less than a week before the club's presidential elections end, a Spanish news source has said. | Catalonian cops have raided the offices of the Spanish football giants and reportedly swooped on ex-president Bartomeu, who resigned at the end of October along with the club's entire board of directors. | Local force the Mossos d'Esquadra are said to have taken action — moving in just six days before the long-awaited presidential elections to permanently replace Bartomeu end &#15…
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Trump at CPAC: Denies election loss, says will not form new party
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-01
Orlando, Florida, Feb 28 (efe-epa).- Former President Donald Trump on Sunday in a speech to the American Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) continued to deny that he lost the 2020 presidential election and declared that he is not thinking about creating a new political party. He told the huge crowd of GOP supporters in Orlando, …
laprensalatina.com/trump-at-cpac-denies-…

Kyrgyzstan to repeat cancelled parliamentary elections in autumn
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-01
Nur-Sultan, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov said on Monday that the parliamentary elections that were annulled in October will be repeated in autumn. The polls last year, which were cancelled after their results were dismissed as fraudulent by the opposition, caused a serious political and institutional crisis that brought down the then head …
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There Were No Calls for Censorship Against Democrats For Their False Claims About the 2016 Election
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-03-01
Democrats have pressured social media to take down posts that question the 2020 election, but no such pressure was exerted on Democrats who questioned the 2016 election, writes Joe Lauria. | By Joe LAURIA | The Democratic Party has pressured social media companies to enter into a highly risky endeavor that is bound to reverberate against the party's interests. | With the leverage of regulating the social media giants, Democrats have browbeaten the chief executives of Facebook, Twitter and Google (which owns YouTube) to remove any post that questions the legitimacy of the 2020 election. As journalist Glenn Greenw…
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El Salvador: Bukele's Party Is Ahead in Parliamentary Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele is poised to gain more political power as his New Ideas Party (Nuevas Ideas) is gaining a wide lead in Parliamentary elections, according to preliminary results. | RELATED: | El Salvador to Receive First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccine | However, there is no official data on the number of lawmakers won by New Ideas. El Salvador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) forecasts that the ruling party will take control of Congress. | With 35.21 percent of the tal…
telesurenglish.net/news/El-Salvador-Buke…

Can Labour's New Leader in Scotland Take Advantage of Disarray in SNP to Mount a Comeback?
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
At the 1997 general election, when Tony Blair won a landslide victory, the Labour Party grabbed 56 seats in Scotland, compared to only six for the SNP. By 2015, Labour had only one MP in Scotland and the Scottish nationalists had 56.
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VIDEO: West's Cold War Paranoia Limiting Global Pandemic Vaccination
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-03-01
Is vaccination against Covid-19 a new battle in Cold War 2.0? Watch the video and read more in the article by Finian Cunningham.
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No More Lies. My Grandfather Was a Nazi
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-03-01
In Lithuania, he was celebrated as a hero. But we can't move on until we admit what he really did. | By Silvia FOTI | When I was growing up in Chicago during the Cold War, my parents taught me to revere my Lithuanian heritage. We sang Lithuanian songs and recited Lithuanian poems; after Lithuanian school on Saturdays, I would eat Lithuanian-style potato pancakes. | My grandfather, Jonas Noreika, was a particularly important part of my family story: He was the mastermind of a 1945-1946 revolt against the Soviet Union, and was executed. A picture of him in his military uniform hung in our living room. Today, he is…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/03/01/no…

SEIU Graduate Workers Union in stalled talks at Illinois State University
Zach Carlson | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-01
NORMAL, Ill.–In October 2018, Illinois State University's more than 400 graduate workers voted to officially unionize and be represented as SEIU Local 73. The long months of meetings, difficult one-on-one conversations, procedural documents, and learning the process of organizing a workplace paid off for the graduate workers involved. All unionizing efforts are difficult, and the …
peoplesworld.org/article/seiu-graduate-w…

150K+ voters back $15 minimum wage as Biden and Harris pushed to #Keep15In pandemic relief bill
Brett Wilkins | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-01
"The passage of a $15 federal minimum wage and elimination of the subminimum wages for tipped workers, workers with disabilities, and youth workers would guarantee a livable wage for all workers."
nationofchange.org/2021/03/01/150k-voter…

Chicago and Cook County allocate the bulk of CARES Act funding to police and jail spending
wsws.org | 2021-03-01
The decision to allocate the bulk of funding toward the repressive apparatus of the state, pushed from the highest levels of the Democratic Party, is a clear sign of the priorities of the ruling class, which has devoted a comparatively miniscule amount towards any kind of relief for workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/01/illi…

HR 1's Campaign Finance Program: A Reform That Doesn't Reform
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-01
HR 1, the For the People Act, is an omnibus voting reform bill that has many progressive measures concerning voter registration, voter roll purges, voter-verified paper ballots, early voting, no-excuse absentee ballots, presidential candidate tax returns, gerrymandering, and more. According to reports, the Democratic leadership will whip their members hard to pass the bill through the House and Senate in March. | But progressives should say not so fast. Buried in the middle of the bill is a public campaign finance program that is merely a public funding palliative that fails to stop the overwhelming domination of…
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The only way Democrats will get anything done
Robert Reich | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-01
With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.
nationofchange.org/2021/03/01/the-only-w…

'Everything offends everybody': US football rep axed over speech querying 'social justice warriors', knee-taking & slavery claims
rt.com | 2021-03-01
The US Soccer Federation's athletes' council has axed one of its members after he gave a speech at an AGM criticizing "progressive culture", sports stars who take a knee for Black Lives Matter and "social justice warriors". | Seth Jahn, a former member of the US seven-a-side Paralympic team, was speaking in opposition to the policy which was put in place in support of United States football superstar Megan Rapinoe's decision to follow the lead of ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick by carrying out silent "kneeling" protests before games. | The United States Soccer Federation voted at the weekend to repeal the 2017…
rt.com/sport/516914-seth-jahn-soccer-fed…

Biden "Illegally" Bombs Iranian-Backed Militias in Syria, Jeopardizing Nuclear Talks with Tehran
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-01
The Biden administration is facing intense criticism from U.S. progressives after carrying out airstrikes on eastern Syria said to be targeting Iranian-backed militia groups. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 22 people died. The Pentagon called the assault a response to recent rocket attacks on U.S. forces in northern Iraq. Those attacks came more than a year after Iraq's parliament voted to expel U.S. troops — an order ignored by both the Trump and Biden administrations. "Very quickly the Biden administration is falling into the same old patterns of before, of responding…
www.democracynow.org/2021/3/1/syrian_air…

To Help Fund Covid Recovery and Redress Inequality, Warren Unveils Wealth Tax on 'Ultra-Millionaires' and Billionaires
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-01
"A wealth tax is popular among voters on both sides for good reason: because they understand the system is rigged to benefit the wealthy and large corporations," said the Massachusetts Democrat. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Biden Jeopardizes Nuclear Talks With Iran by Bombing Militias in Syria
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-01
Image Credit: 2021 Maxar Technologies (photo left) | The Biden administration is facing intense criticism from U.S. progressives after carrying out airstrikes on eastern Syria said to be targeting Iranian-backed militia groups. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 22 people died. The Pentagon called the assault a response to recent rocket attacks on U.S. forces in northern Iraq. Those attacks came more than a year after Iraq's parliament voted to expel U.S. troops [mda…
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Digamosle a Biden: °Deja de bombardear Siria!
Editor | workers.org | 2021-03-02
La administración de Biden solo tardó 36 días en el cargo para mostrar al mundo, a través de un bombardeo en Siria, que es beligerante, agresivo y empeñado en la guerra. Solo hubo un breve respiro de las viles palabras y acciones de Trump. Ahora tenemos que enfrentar los viles . . . | Continue reading Digamosle a Biden: °Deja de bombardear Siria! at Workers.org
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Small Acts Can Become A Power No Government Can Suppress
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-02
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was passed in the House this past week and now heads to the Senate, where it will no doubt be changed before it becomes law some time in mid-March. The current unemployment benefits expire on March 14. | While we don't know what the final bill will look like, at least now we can get an idea of what is in it. Overall, as expected, the provisions in the bill will help to provide some financial assistance to some people, but they won't solve the crises we face. And the Biden administration is backtracking on promises made on the campaign trail. | As Alan Macleod writes, Biden has aband…
popularresistance.org/small-acts-become-…

U.S. exceptionalism surges again. Will it fly?
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2021-03-01
In a statement marking the "return" of the United States to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken disclosed that the Biden Administration is placing democracy and human rights at the centre of American foreign policy.
mronline.org/2021/03/01/u-s-exceptionali…

Mexico's President to Speak With Biden on Migration Policies
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) on Monday will meet for the first time by virtual means with U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss migration policies, economic cooperation, and pandemic control. | RELATED: | President Biden Eliminates Funding For Mexico-US Border Wall | "We will address ways in which Mexican workers in the U.S. could get immigration status," AMLO said and informed that the call will take place at noon local time. | The Mexican president hopes…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexicos-Presiden…

'We have to DO STUFF NOW': Biden adviser says White House to start redressing systemic racism, not just wait for reparations study
rt.com | 2021-03-02
President Joe Biden will push ahead on making amends for America's "systemic racism," creating more opportunities for black people right away rather than waiting for a reparations study, a White House adviser said. | "We don't want to wait on a study," Cedric Richmond, director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, said in an 'Axios on HBO' interview. "We're going to start acting now." | White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed on February 17 that Biden s…
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Biden holds virtual meeting with Mexico's Lopez Obrador
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-02
Washington, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- US President Joe Biden said Monday that he will treat Mexico as an "equal" because both countries are "stronger" when they work together as he held a virtual meeting with his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. "We look at Mexico as an equal, not as somebody who is south of …
laprensalatina.com/biden-holds-virtual-m…

US won't share Covid-19 vaccines with Mexico as Americans must be inoculated first — White House
rt.com | 2021-03-02
The Biden administration has rejected the idea of sharing Covid-19 vaccines with the hard-hit neighbor Mexico, White House press-secretary Jen Psaki said, adding that it can only be discussed after all Americans get their shots. | "The administration's focus is on ensuring that every American is vaccinated. And once we accomplish that objective we're happy to discuss further steps," Psaki said when asked about possible vaccine sharing during a briefing on Monday. | The comments came hours before the virtual meeting between US President Joe Biden and his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. | Also…
rt.com/usa/516922-vaccine-sharing-biden-…

Johnson & Johnson's newly-approved Covid vaccine met with pushback as Catholic diocese condemns it for 'ties to abortion cells'
rt.com | 2021-03-02
As Johnson & Johnson rolls out its freshly approved Covid-19 vaccine in the US, it faces a religious controversy as the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans has labeled it "morally compromised" over links to abortion cells. | Catholics are advised not to receive the vaccine because Johnson & Johnson used cell lines derived from decades-old abortions in both testing and production of the new product, the Archdiocese said in a statement. | Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have utiliz…
rt.com/usa/516930-johnson-johnson-vaccin…

Raise the minimum wage to $15 — at least!
Editor | workers.org | 2021-03-02
A $15-per-hour minimum wage cannot be included in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill proposed by Congressional Democrats. So ruled the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth McDonough, on Feb. 25. This unelected official called it "irrelevant to budget legislation." This edict is a brutal blow to millions of struggling workers. Nevertheless, the . . . | Continue reading Raise the minimum wage to $15 — at least! at Workers.org
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Protest demands freedom for Mumia, suffering COVID symptoms
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2021-03-02
Political prisoner and Black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal began experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, including difficulty breathing, Feb 26. Hearing this news, his family and supporters called a protest. Less than 24 hours later, about 70 people turned up outside the office of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to call for Abu-Jamal's immediate . . . | Continue reading Protest demands freedom for Mumia, suffering COVID symptoms at Workers.org
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Erie, PA: Residents skeptical towards corporation's "green" promises
E.L. Melrose | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-02
The plight of this area has left the door open to the opportunism of "green" industry and it is currently being courted by International Recycling Group (IRG).
liberationnews.org/erie-pa-residents-ske…

Small Acts Can Become A Power No Government Can Suppress
Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-02
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was passed in the House this past week and now heads to the Senate, where it will no doubt be changed before it becomes law some time in mid-March. The current unemployment benefits expire on March 14. While we don't know what the final bill will look like, at least …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/03/small-acts-ca…

Mexico's whale-watching business hard hit by pandemic
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-02
By Mahatma Fong La Paz, Mexico, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- The pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to the whale-watching business in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur, with the most recent season suffering an 85 percent drop in the number of visitors. "This year has been catastrophic for (that sector's) finances, and whale-related …
laprensalatina.com/mexicos-whale-watchin…

WISAG workers continue hunger strike at Frankfurt Airport
wsws.org | 2021-03-02
While the bourgeois media continues a press blackout of the hunger strike by a group of sacked ground staff at the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport, the WSWS spoke to two strikers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/02/wisa…

Struggle for justice forces reopening of two cases of police violence in Milwaukee
Robert Penner | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-02
The cases of Christopher Davis, killed by Milwaukee Deputy Juan Ortiz, and Jay Anderson, killed by Wauwatosa officer Joseph Mensah, have been re-opened in the Milwaukee area.
liberationnews.org/struggle-for-justice-…

Nadezhda Krupskaya: Bolshevik revolutionary and educator
Devin Cole | workers.org | 2021-03-02
Feb. 14 is the birth date of Nadezhda Krupskaya — Bolshevik revolutionary, educator and library advocate. Although born to a formerly aristocratic family, her family had descended into poverty, which led her to study Marxism. She joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1903. Nadezhda Krupskaya In 1905, Krupskaya . . . | Continue reading Nadezhda Krupskaya: Bolshevik revolutionary and educator at Workers.org
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UNICEF Urges Repatriation of Children in Syria's Al-Hol Camp
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday urged all countries to repatriate and safely reintegrate their young nationals being held at Syria's largest camp for refugees and internally-displaced, following a fire at the al-Hol camp which saw at least three children die, and another 15 injured. | RELATED: | Russia and Syria Condemn Air Strike Ordered by Biden | In and around the notorious camp which has housed many families of alleged extremist fighters since the defeat of ISIL…
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Deciphering Biden's excuse to abandon the fight for $15
Walter Smolarek | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-01
President Biden received a major political gift from an obscure, unelected official called the Senate Parliamentarian. On February 25 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 seen their incomes rise substantially will instead be condemned to ever-deepening poverty. | Even though a $15 minimum wage was part of the administration's own bill and a promise made on the campaign trail, Biden's public comments over the last several weeks made it clear t…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/01/decipheri…

Biden's Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not The Diplomacy He Promised
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-01
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 is about getting more leverage vis-a-vis Iran, why hasn't the Biden administration just done what it said it would do: rejoin the Iran nuclear deal and de-escalate the Middle East conflicts? | According to the Pentagon, the U.S. strike was in response to the February 15 rocket a…
popularresistance.org/bidens-reckless-sy…

US Minimum Wage Hike To Face Tough Tests in Split Senate
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
The House-approved US$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package includes a controversial provision to raise the federal minimum wage to 15 dollars, which is expected to face tough tests in the 50-50 split Senate. | RELATED: | US: House of Representatives Approves Biden's COVID-19 Aid Bill | "As we send this legislation to the Senate, the House will continue our fight for 15, which would give 27 million American workers a raise," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, adding that the minimu…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Minimum-Wage-…

Biden declares support for Alabama Amazon workers' union drive
PAI | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-01
WASHINGTON–Democratic President Joe Biden has officially backed the union organizing drive at the big Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. In a two-minute-20-second video he posted on Twitter Feb. 28, and an accompanying shorter tweet, Biden declared the choice by the 5,800 workers there is "vitally important" to both them and the country. "Today and over …
peoplesworld.org/article/biden-declares-…

Moving Patient Care Forward in the Biden Era
Steinbrook R, Katz MH, Redberg RF. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-01
When Joseph Biden is inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States on January 20, 2021, the chaos of the Trump era should eventually begin to fade and the formidable task of controlling and ending the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic must move forward in earnest. The speed and effectiveness of the response is likely to define the Biden era. COVID-19 has dwarfed the myriad of other health care challenges, and removing its threat, which has paralyzed the country since March 2020, will determine whether the new administration will be able to restore trust in the competence of the US government w…
jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmed…

U.S. State Department accusation of China 'genocide' relied on data abuse and baseless claims by far-right ideologue
Gareth Porter | mronline.org | 2021-03-01
The Trump and Biden administrations have relied on the work of a right-wing religious extremist, Adrian Zenz, for their "genocide" accusation against China. A close review of Zenz's research reveals flagrant data abuse and outright falsehoods.
mronline.org/2021/03/01/u-s-state-depart…

Biden's Tough Stance on China Will Lead to Global Climate Doom
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2021-03-01
Biden's Tough Stance on China Will Lead to Global Climate Doom…
thenation.com/article/world/biden-china-…

Selected Articles: Joe Biden and the Pentagon's "Ides of March 2021": Best Month to Go to War?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-01
China has Become the EU's Top Trading Partner to the Detriment of the U.S. | By Nica San Juan, March 01 2021 | According to the research data analyzed and published by Comprar Acciones, imports from China to the EA increased | …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-joe-…

Minneapolis protest against U.S. airstrikes in Syria
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-01
Minneapolis, MN – Well over 50 people attended an emergency protest in Minneapolis on Saturday, February 27, to speak out against the Biden administration bombing of targets in Syria two days earlier. | The Minnesota Peace Action Coalition initiated the call for the protest, which was endorsed by other organizations including the Anti-War Committee, Climate Justice Committee, Veterans for Peace and Women Against Military Madness. | Participants lined Cedar Avenue on the West Bank in Minneapolis with anti-war signs and banners. Most passersby showed support for the anti-war message. | At a closing rally Meredith…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/3/1/minneapol…

White House refuses to release 'virtual visit' logs, claims they are like phone records, as watchdogs urge transparency from Biden
rt.com | 2021-03-01
The Biden administration has refused to release details of "virtual" White House visitor logs despite fresh calls for transparency from watchdogs and repeated promises of accountability. | Biden's virtual visits "will not be subject to release," an unnamed White House official told Politico on Monday. The official compared the decision to hold back the information to how "previous administrations didn't release phone logs," despite the fact that virtual visits have become the prima…
rt.com/usa/516886-white-house-virtual-me…

'Don't come NOW': DHS chief laments US border isn't ready to handle influx of illegal migrants in 'orderly, safe & humane' fashion
rt.com | 2021-03-01
The Biden administration is warning migrants to delay flooding the US border as the government works "around the clock" to repair an immigration system shattered by former President Donald Trump's "cruelty." | "We are flooding the space with that critical message," US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Monday in a White House press briefing. "I cannot overstate its criticality to the wellbeing of those individuals who are thinking of coming," explaining that Washington is working with NGOs and the governments of Mexico and Central America to get its message out to migran…
rt.com/usa/516929-dhs-migrants-influx-bo…

Progressives make last push for $15 minimum wage as relief bill heads to Senate
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Progressive Democrats have made a desperate call asking the Biden administration to overturn a Senate rule keeping a minimum-wage raise out of the upcoming Covid-19 relief bill. But Biden is unlikely to listen. | Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled last week that a Democrat-proposed provision hiking the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour could not be tacked on to the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion stimulus bill. MacDonough, a Democrat who acts as a sort of referee in the upper chamber, declared…
rt.com/usa/516903-progressives-demand-mi…

Biden bombs Syria: 'Self-defense' or an act of war?
Jordan Woll | zcomm.org | 2021-03-01
Please Help ZNet Source: Liberation News President Joe Biden engaged in his first high-profile military operation yesterday, launching an airstrike on Syria that left as many as 22 dead. This attack appears to have targeted facilities, equipment and fighters of Iraqi resistance organizations affiliated with the Popular Mobilization Forces, one of Read…
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End Sanctions on the "Troika of Tyranny", and Learn from the World
Laura Wells | indybay.org | 2021-03-01
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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Factory Farms: New EPA Emissions Data Should Guide Biden on Agriculture and Climate
Ben Lilliston | commondreams.org | 2021-03-01
We have to appropriately regulate the factory farm industry that has thus far successfully externalized the costs of its water and air pollution to the rest of us. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Biden Can Freeze Potentially Dozens of Harmful, Last-Minute Trump Regulatory Rollbacks
commondreams.org | 2021-03-01
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Report Finds Biden Can Potentially Freeze Dozens of Trump's Last-Minute 'Egregious and Damaging' Rollbacks
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-01
"Trump's sloppiness and incompetence has created an opening to undo some of the damage caused by his destructive anti-regulatory agenda." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Biden Criticized for Lack of Transparency After Refusing to Publicize Virtual Visitor Logs
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-01
"We're in a pandemic. People meet by video conference instead of in person. Why offer to release visitor logs and then keep virtual meetings secret?" asked one watchdog. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'A Huge, Huge Deal': Biden Issues Public Statement of Support for Alabama Amazon Workers Fighting for Union
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-01
"We haven't had this aggressive and positive of a statement from a president of the United States on behalf of workers in decades." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Fight Is Not Over,' Say Rights Groups as Biden Admin Lets Separated Families Remain in US
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-01
"We will not stop fighting until we end family detention everywhere. President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Secretary Mayorkas must immediately end family detention." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2021/03/01/fight-n…

Khashoggi's Fiancee Claims Saudi Prince MBS Should be 'Punished Without Delay' in Wake of US Report
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
On Monday, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticised the Biden administration for declassifying an intelligence report on Khashoggi's killing, calling the move "reckless" and a "political" motive to damage relations between Washington and Riyadh.
sputniknews.com/world/202103011082216757…

Biden Administration Intent on Tearing Apart Trump's Good Work, Analyst Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
Guess who's back? Donald Trump made a triumphant return to the spotlight as the former president enthralled thousands of Republicans at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Trump stood before his supporters and earned rapturous applause as he asked them, "Do you miss me yet?
sputniknews.com/analysis/202103011082220…

Democrat Senator Urges White House Spy Chief to Declassify 'Russian Bounty' Intel
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
Claims that Russian military intelligence offered bounties on American personnel first emerged in US media last June, months after then-president Donald Trump's administration signed a treaty to end the 19-year Afghan war. New president Joe Biden's team has already signalled that Washington will delay the agreed troop withdrawal.
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Photos: Military Projectile Reportedly Falls in Saudi Arabia's Jazan, Injuring Five People
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
The Biden administration has recently said it would continue to approve weapons sales to Saudi Arabia on a case-by-case basis, despite Washington's official opposition to the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2021030110822…

Biden's Trade Rep Nominee Backs Policies That Hinder Global Vaccine Distribution
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-01
Katherine Tai, President Joe Biden's nominee to serve as the next top U.S. trade negotiator, acknowledged during her confirmation hearing last Thursday that trade policy over the past few decades benefited corporate interests at the expense of workers and the environment. But Tai declined to commit to making the U.S. trade representative's (USTR) office more accountable t…
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Top US Senate Republicans warn Biden against reviving Iran deal
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-01
Top US Senate Republicans warn Biden against reviving Iran deal | Leading Republicans on national security-related committees urge White House to engage Congress, Israel and Gulf partners on Iran | MEE staff | Mon, 03/01/2021 – 17: 12 | The letter was signed by key Senate Republicans, including (L-R) Jim Risch, Marco Rubio and Jim Inhofe (AFP/File photos) | Top US Senate Republicans have warned President Joe Biden against…
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Israel annexation: European lawmakers denounce 'de facto' takeover of the West Bank
Nadda Osman | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-01
Israel annexation: European lawmakers denounce 'de facto' takeover of the West Bank | Over 400 parliamentarians have called on EU nations and the Biden administration to work together to halt annexation | Nadda Osman | Mon, 03/01/2021 – 13: 04 | Israeli workers dismantle tents during a demolition operation of a Palestinian Bedouin encampment in the area of Humsa, in the Occupied West Bank on 22 February (AFP) | Hundre…
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Biden Balks at Sanctions on Saudi Crown Prince After Release of Report on Killing of Jamal Khashoggi
Alex Emmons | zcomm.org | 2021-03-01
Biden imposed sanctions only on aides to Mohammed bin Salman even though a new intelligence report said that MBS approved the mission on Khashoggi…
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Biden ready to 'consider' lifting Venezuela sanctions: report
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-01
TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) — Biden would reportedly consider the move only if it sees certain steps made by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
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11mn American children not have access to enough food: Biden
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-01
TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden in a message acknowledged that 11 million American children do not have access to enough food.
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Fauci brushes off critique after South Dakota Governor Noem says Biden's Covid czar 'IS WRONG A LOT' to standing ovation at CPAC
rt.com | 2021-03-01
White House adviser Anthony Fauci and his media allies have joined forces in rebuking Kristi Noem after the lockdown-skeptic South Dakota governor had the temerity to criticize the Covid czar's forecast she said hadn't come true. | Noem on Saturday took on Fauci's lockdown advice while making her case at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for conservative values and respecting individual liberties. | "He told me that on my worst day, I'd have 10,000 patients in the hospital," Noem said. "On our worst day, we had a little over 600. Now, I don't know if you agree with me, but Dr. Fauci is wrong…
rt.com/usa/516835-noem-fauci-covid-ovati…

Ex-US president Trump uses major speech return to warn Biden that 'crazy' transgender athlete rules will 'destroy women's sports'
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Ex-US president Donald Trump has won widespread support after reports claimed he had "attacked" the transgender community and "mocked" athletes in his first major speech since leaving office, voicing his fears for women's sports. | Reacting to the move by his replacement in the White House, Joe Biden, to sign a new gender discrimination act as one of his first jobs in office and a sign of his departure from his predecessor's policies, Trump said that women's records were being "smashed with ease" by competitors whose biological gender was male. | Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sund…
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US to Rely on Russia for Oil Under Biden, Trump Says as He Predicts 'Energy Disaster' for America
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
Speaking at a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) event in Orlando on Sunday, Donald Trump lashed out at President Joe Biden's recent move to return to the Paris Climate Accord. According to the ex-POTUS, the decision disrupted his push make the US energy independent.
sputniknews.com/business/202103011082217…

The Deep State Dynamics of Armenia's Political Crisis. In the Throes of A "Color Revolution"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-01
Armenia is in the midst of a heated political crisis after …
globalresearch.ca/deep-state-dynamics-ar…

Nationalists stage torch-lit march, demand 'return' of Nagorno-Karabakh amid Armenian political crisis
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Yerevan to demand the resignation of embattled Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and the reinstatement of control over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh in a torch-lit march. | The nationalists hit the streets of the Armenian capital on Sunday, marching with lit torches and Armenian flags to folk tunes that blared from a car. As the music paused, protesters chanted "Free and independent Armenian" and "Retake Nagorno-Karabakh" among other slogans. The protesters have also repeatedly called for Pashinyan's resignation. | The fiery procession, led by the supporters of the Sasna Tsr…
rt.com/news/516828-armenia-nationalist-t…

Russia; Armenia; Scottish National Party; Coronavirus & Lockdown
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
Join George Galloway on the new home for the Mother of All Talk Shows – this week we talk about Russia, Armenia, Scottish National Party, and all about lockdown & Covid-19…
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Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Israeli defence system shot down Russian missile Yerevan fired at Baku
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-01
Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: Israeli defence system shot down Russian missile Yerevan fired at Baku | Russia urged Yerevan to fire rocket at Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict's final days as Moscow pushed for a ceasefire | Ragip Soylu | Mon, 03/01/2021 – 12: 30 | Russian officials give a presentation of the Iskander M missile at the 4th international military technical forum in August 2018 in Kubinka. (AFP) | Ar…
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Karabakh liberation should lead to deeper regional unity
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-01
TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) — Head of Iran's Islamic Seminaries referred to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia and expressed hope that the liberation of the disputed region will lead to a deeper regional unity.
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Modernize Medical Licensing, and Credentialing, Too
Bell DL, Katz MH. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-01
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has revealed how ill prepared our current state licensure and individual hospital credentialing procedures are to respond to a crisis, which requires hiring more physicians. In the past year, various states have been in desperate need of additional physicians to care for critically ill patients. Because physician licensure is by state, states had to waive this requirement to hire physicians licensed in other states. In addition, hospitals had to implement their disaster plans to streamline credentialing requirements to bring on additional physicians whether from in…
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Saliva Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing for Detection of SARS-CoV-2
Butler-Laporte G, Lawandi A, Schiller I, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-01
This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses the diagnostic accuracy of saliva nucleic acid amplification tests for diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmed…

Coronavirus Fact-Check: Why "New Cases" Are Plummeting
OffGuardian | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-01
The scary red numbers are all going down. Check any …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-fact-check…

Beijing accused of using Covid pandemic to control journalists — foreign media group report
rt.com | 2021-03-01
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China (FCCC) has accused Beijing of using Covid-19 as "yet another way to control journalists," curbing visas and surveilling reporters. China says it's protecting its citizens from the virus. | The FCCC, which is the professional association of Beijing-based journalists reporting on China, has argued that 2020 had seen a "rapid decline in media freedom," implemented under the cover of measures that were used to combat the spread of coronavirus. | In its annual report released on Monday the press group claimed these restrictions were placed on journalists to prevent them fro…
rt.com/news/516846-beijing-accused-covid…

New Zealand PM urges public to 'call out' family & friends who break Covid-19 rules, who let down 'team of five million'
rt.com | 2021-03-01
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has urged obedient members of the public to call out violators of coronavirus rules, as it emerged people have been concealing Covid-19 contacts. | Speaking on Monday about recent Covid-19 cases that are linked to breaches of anti-coronavirus restrictions, Ardern aimed mighty jabs at rule breakers. | Even with the full understanding of human fallibility, it is not appropriate, and it is not okay for members of a team of five million to let the rest of us down. | Ruling out punishments for the violators handed out directly by the government, and citing the separation…
rt.com/news/516840-new-zealand-covid-pub…

Finland declares STATE OF EMERGENCY over Covid-19 cases surge
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Helsinki has declared a state of emergency on Monday in a bid to stem the rapid spread of coronavirus. The measure would allow it to impose a lockdown and potentially "restrict the fundamental rights of citizens." | The state of emergency is effective "immediately" and will stay in force for an indefinite period of time "until it is repealed," the government said in a statement. It also said that it sees no need to take any drastic measures and significantly restrict citizens' rights despite havin…
rt.com/news/516895-finland-covid-surge-s…

Deep 'psychological pain': Japan urges China to stop subjecting its citizens to Covid-19 ANAL SWABS
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Tokyo has requested Beijing stop subjecting Japanese nationals in China to anal swab testing for Covid-19, urging it use alternative methods instead. The procedure is said to inflict "great psychological pain" on test subjects. | The coronavirus testing issue was brought up by Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato during a press conference on Monday. | Some Japanese reported to our embassy in China that they received anal swab tests, which caused a great psychological pain. | Japan has already requested Beijing halt the controversial testing, sticking to other methods instead. So far, China has not re…
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India expands coronavirus vaccination drive after inoculating 14 million
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-01
New Delhi, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- After inoculating some 14 million health-care workers and those in the front-line in the fight against the pandemic, India extended its vaccination drive on Monday to those over the age of 60 and adults over 45 with comorbidities such as heart problems or diabetes. The registration process to receive the …
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European countries start easing Covid-19 restrictions
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-01
Madrid Desk, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- Several European countries on Monday started gradually lifting some coronavirus restrictions allowing some commercial activities to resume after being forced to close for months. As of Monday, Germany's hair salons resumed services after being shut for two-and-a-half months, a first step towards easing the restrictions imposed on economic activities. The …
laprensalatina.com/european-countries-st…

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. …
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Sovereign 2: Could Cuba's Covid Vaccine Break Big Pharma's Grip on Production?
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-03-01
"A successful coronavirus vaccine from Cuba would help to break the global control of the market by the big pharmaceutical companies in the US and Europe." — Antiguan Barbudan diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders…
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Beware of RNA-based Vaccines. Potentially Serious Injuries. The Risk of Prion Disease
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-01
Remember " The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda …
globalresearch.ca/beware-rna-based-poten…

Indian PM Modi receives domestic coronavirus vaccine as country expands inoculation program to seniors
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Indian PM Narendra Modi has received his first shot of the country's domestically produced Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, kicking off the second stage of the nation's massive inoculation drive, which is now focused on the elderly. | India entered its next stage of the mass-vaccination campaign on Monday, expanding the drive to include people aged over 60 and those over 45 who have chronic illnesses. The 70-year-old prime minister became the first person to get the jab at Delhi's AIIMS hospital. | "Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against Covid-19,"
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Prague deploys troops on Czech streets to enforce severe new Covid rules amid record infection rate, spike in hospitalizations
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Some 30,000 police and soldiers have been deployed across the Czech Republic and at 500 security checkpoints set up in a bid to enforce toughened coronavirus rules, as the country battles the world's worst infection rate. | The new measures, introduced on Monday, ban Czechs from leaving their district except for essential reasons, like caring for vulnerable people or working. | Officers are allowed to conduct random spot checks and people are required to produce personal documentation on request, with fines of up to 20,000 Czech koruna ($920) for rule-breakers. | Higher-grade face masks are also now mandatory…
rt.com/news/516877-czech-police-covid-ru…

RDIF Received Many Requests From EU States for Direct Supplies of Sputnik V, CEO Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has received many requests from EU countries for direct supplies of coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, and will continue to work in this direction and cooperate with the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the fund's CEO, Kirill Dmitriev, said.
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Slovakia Approves Use of Russian Vaccine Sputnik V Without Waiting for EU Regulator
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Slovakia followed Hungary's suit and registered Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V without waiting for the EU regulator's approval, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a statement.
sputniknews.com/europe/20210301108222182…

Japan Loses 1,000 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine Due to Freezer Failure, Report Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
TOKYO (Sputnik) – The Japanese Health Ministry said on Monday that about 1,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus went bad at one of the country's hospitals as the result of a refrigerator failure, the Kyodo news agency reported.
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Cuomo Branded Creep After Video Emerges Where He Tells Female Reporter to 'Eat the Whole Sausage'
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
The news raises the pressure on the New York governor, who has recently been accused of sexual harassment by former aides. The official is also under fire for allegedly hiding the true number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes in his state.
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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…

Ghana, Cà¥te D'Ivoire Become First Nations to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines From WHO's COVAX Program
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
Africa as a whole has suffered comparatively less deaths from the novel coronavirus compared to many industrialized nations, for reasons still not entirely clear. However, if global vaccination trends are not reversed, the continent's deaths could continue long after they decline in other places.
sputniknews.com/africa/20210301108222447…

Campaigners criticise 'broken privatised system' as rail fares soar
Jasmine Norden | thecanary.co | 2021-03-01
Rail fares have increased above inflation, leading campaigners to criticise the rise and call for nationalisation. | Fares rose by 2.6% in England and Wales on 1 March. This is the first time since 2013 that prices have risen above inflation. | Critics have said the rise will make rail travel less accessible and undermine greener transport as the country starts to recover from coronavirus (Covid-19).
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France and Germany Struggle to Convince Their Citizens to Take AstraZeneca Jabs
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
The anti-coronavirus shot, developed jointly by the British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University, showed inconclusive results in trials, with its efficacy ranging between 62% and 90%, depending on the dosage and the timeframe between the two shots required for immunisation.
sputniknews.com/europe/20210301108222179…

S Africa slams use of nation as Guinea Pigs for J&J COVID jab
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-01
TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) — South African Drug Regulator SAHPRA Chairwoman Helen Rees let slip that US-made Johnson & and Johnson coronavirus vaccine's usefulness against virulent "South African" strain was unknown.
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Argentine president vows to correct mistakes after VIP vaccine scandal
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-01
Buenos Aires, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Monday during his speech at the opening of extraordinary congressional sessions referred to the "obligation to correct mistakes" in the country's anti-Covid vaccination campaign after the scandal that erupted over the irregular administration of vaccine doses to politically powerful people or those close to them. …
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'Zionist' is not hate speech, activists say
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-03-01
A Saturday Night Live joke about Israel's vaccine apartheid sparked outrage from some ardent supporters of the Israeli government, but the controversy speaks to larger threats to free speech in the digital age, especially when it comes to criticisms of Zionism. At this very moment, tech giant Facebook is considering whether or not to respond to calls to ban the term "Zionist" as anti-Semitic hate speech. | TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks with Jewish Voice For Peace's Rabbi Alissa Wise about the "Facebook, We Need to Talk" campaign and the long history of tech companies censoring the voices of Palestinians who are…
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'I don't want the vaccine': Jamaican running champ Yohan Blake insists he 'would rather miss the Olympics' than take Covid-19 jab
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Sprint star Yohan Blake has said he is staying "strong in his mind" over taking a Covid-19 vaccine and would rather miss the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Games than receive a jab — even if it's made obligatory for Games participation. | The former men's 100m world champion has revealed that his strident stance on not getting a Covid-19 jab hasn't changed, stressing that even the threat of not being allowed to compete in Tokyo wouldn't dissuade him from rejecting one. | The four-time Olympic medalist said he had his "own reasons" for abstaining from the Covid-19 vaccination program and wouldn't be drawn into…
rt.com/sport/516890-yohan-blake-covid-va…

COVID-19 Vaccines Have Caused Bells Palsy Paralyzing Facial Condition
Celeste McGovern | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-01
The mainstream media have inaccurately reported that Pfizer's and Moderna's new …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-vaccines-caus…

CDC Reports 1,095 Deaths Following Experimental COVID Vaccines While UK Government Reports 294 Deaths
Brian Shilhavy | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-01
The CDC has done another data dump today into the Vaccine …
globalresearch.ca/cdc-reports-1095-death…

The Global South Faces a 'Vaccine Apartheid'
Hadas Thier | zcomm.org | 2021-03-01
Just 10 nations have administered 75% of the vaccines worldwide. Countries like South Africa are being left behind…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-global-south-f…

Malawian COVID-19 Survivors on Quest To Minimize Stigma
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
Malawians who recovered from COVID-19 have embarked on an initiative of sharing their COVID-19 experience into communities. | RELATED: | Malawi to Pilot Groundbreaking Malaria Vaccine | Felix Khonje, a primary school teacher, who was once tested positive is empowering people in his community about the effects of stigma on people with COVID-19 prevention and dealing away with myths and misconceptions. | At first, it was very hard for Khonje to share his COVID-19 experience among his fellows bec…
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Vaccine Apartheid: If One Person Is Unprotected, We Are All Unprotected
Democracy Now! | indybay.org | 2021-03-01
"I've personally received more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine than 130 countries," Dr. Craig Spencer writes, about the two vaccine shots he recently got as an emergency room doctor. In 2014, he contracted ebola while combating that epidemic in Guinea, Africa. Dr. Spencer knows the value of public health protocols, personal protective equipment, or PPE, and vaccinations.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/01/1884035…

The Military Can't Get Troops to Take the Covid Vaccine. Come Again?
Andrew McCormick | thenation.com | 2021-03-01
The Military Can't Get Troops to Take the Covid Vaccine. Come Again?
thenation.com/article/society/military-c…

Eastern Caribbean States Receive Vaccine Donation From India
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Monday welcomed the arrival of over 175,000 COVID-19 vaccines as part of a donation made by India's government to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Suriname. | RELATED: | The Dominican Republic To Build a Wall on the Border With Haiti | The donation includes doses for St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. The vaccines arrived on a charter flight from Mumbai. | Antigua and B…
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Pfizer CEO: 'Every Year You Will Have to Get Your Annual Shot for COVID'
Megan Redshaw | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-01
Despite the purported 95% effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer …
globalresearch.ca/pfizer-ceo-every-year-…

EU-wide Covid-19 vaccine passport proposals to be brought forward by Brussels, says von der Leyen
rt.com | 2021-03-01
The European Commission president has said Brussels will launch a proposal for the introduction of digital vaccine passports for use across the bloc in March, after the German chancellor said it should be ready by the summer. | "As for the question of what the digital green passport could look like, we will submit a legislative proposal in March," Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told German conservative lawmakers on Monday. | Von der Leyen's remarks came after German Chancellor Angela Merkel claimed that the vaccine passport would be ready in time for the summer, with a number of southern European st…
rt.com/news/516857-europe-covid19-passpo…

To Combat Inequitable Vaccine Access, Look to the Numbers
Leah Watson | aclu.org | 2021-03-01
Since the onset of the pandemic, COVID-19 has disproportionately devastated Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian communities and now, these same communities are being left in the dust in the nationwide race to vaccinate. The racial disparities in hospitalization and death rates among these groups are mirrored in early vaccination rate data. Black people are two to three times less likely than white people to be vaccinated. While statistics like these are disheartening, we can and must do better. States should push back against these disparities by prioritizing outreach and access to the vaccine in geographic area…
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Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Likely Available to US Public Within Two Days, Says CEO
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
Medical-and-pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson recently became the third COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be approved and granted an emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The injection now joins the ranks of vaccines currently being deployed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
sputniknews.com/us/202103011082224255-jo…

EU to Propose Digital COVID-19 Vaccine 'Passport', von der Leyen Says as Travel Industry Woes Grow
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
The announcement comes amid growing calls from EU member-states to adopt the passports amid concerns over a major decline in the bloc's tourism industry, with others stating the documents could be prematurely imposed amid a lack of understanding of current vaccination efforts.
sputniknews.com/europe/20210301108221754…

Vaccine Process Discriminates Against Non-English Speakers, People Without Cars
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-01
It's a fact that simply being eligible for a vaccine in America doesn't mean that you can instantly get one. Yet the ability to get to the front of the line isn't the same for everyone. ProPublica has found that, whether intentionally or not, some vaccine programs have been designed with inherent barriers that disadvantage many people who are most at risk of dying from the disease, exacerbating inequities in access to health care. | In many regions of the U.S., it's much more difficult to s…
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Ghana and Cà¥te d'Ivoire begin history-making COVAX vaccination drives
news.un.org | 2021-03-01
As the first recipients of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine doses through the UN-partnered COVAX initiative, Cà¥te d'Ivoire and Ghana began their vaccine rollouts on Monday, prioritizing frontline workers and vulnerable groups, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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'We sink or we swim together': 5 things you need to know about COVAX
news.un.org | 2021-03-01
COVAX has been trending in stories about the COVID-19 pandemic in recent days, particularly in relation to the shipment of vaccines to Ghana and Cà¥te d'Ivoire, the first to arrive in Africa. Here's a UN News recap of what COVAX is, and why it is so important.
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Russian Vaccines Effective Against COVID Mutations 'Scaring Everyone in Europe', Putin Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
The mutated variants of the virus resulted in the tightening of pandemic restrictions in Europe, with the highly-virulent British strain forcing the UK to go into national lockdown, while many nations suspended travel to and from Britain, to curb the pandemic.
sputniknews.com/world/202103011082217714…

Just ONE dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine slashes Covid hospitalisations for over-80s by 80%, English study says
rt.com | 2021-03-01
A single dose of the Pzifer or AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 cuts the hospitalisation rate of those aged 80 years and older by 80 percent, Public Health England (PHE) officials said on Monday, citing a pre-print study. | The real-world study, based on data collected from the vaccination program in England, supports similar findings detailed last week by officials in Scotland. | So far, more than 20 million people across the…
rt.com/uk/516917-covid-vaccine-hospital-…

Globalink | Greece Eager To Continue Sino-Greek Cooperation in Post-Pandemic Era: Minister
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
The Greek government is eager to continue its cooperation with China in…
telesurenglish.net/news/Globalink–Greec…

China has Become the EU's Top Trading Partner to the Detriment of the U.S
Nica San Juan | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-01
For the first time in history, China overtook the US in …
globalresearch.ca/eu-imports-us-declined…

Canberra should reflect on reasons for poor relations with China, says Beijing, as Chinese investment in Australia falls by 60%
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Beijing has urged Canberra to take a look at the reasons behind worsening relations between the two nations and called on Australia to abide by the free-market conditions and trade rules it has always advertised. | On Monday, foreign ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin, cited a study by the Institute of East Asian Economics of the Australian National University, showing that China's direct investment in Australia fell by 61 percent last year to US$783 million, a six-year low. | Wang said the data was cause for Australia to reflect on the reasons behind the deteriorating economic and politics relations. | "Austr…
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Philippines begins Covid-19 vaccination campaign
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-01
Bangkok, Mar 1 (efe-epa).- The Philippines began Monday its immunization campaign against covid-19 by vaccinating several health authorities, after receiving its first 600,000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac jab the day before, donated by China's government, authorities said in a statement. Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, director of the General Hospital of the Philippines, one of the …
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After Mass Closures, Post-Pandemic Child Care Options Will Be Scarce
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-01
Driving to work before dawn last winter, Valerie Norris heard an NPR report about a terrible disease spreading in China — a pandemic, people were starting to call it. It sounded sad but very far from Rocky River, Ohio, where she'd led the Rockport Early Childhood Center for 34 years. | A few weeks later, she knew better. | It was still dark on the chilly morning of March 13 when Norris pulled into the big parking lot at the Rockport United Methodist Church, where her school was based. She always…
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With a halt in the decline of COVID-19 cases in the US, CDC director warns "the virus is not done with us"
wsws.org | 2021-03-01
For more than a week, the seven-day moving average in new cases of COVID-19 has stalled. Health officials are sounding the alarm that states are moving too rapidly in lifting restrictions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/01/cdc-…

Luis Arce Rejects Doctors Strike Amid Vaccination Campaign
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
Bolivia's President Luis Arce rejected the strike that some medical unions maintain amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "The people need doctors committed to their people instead of doctors committed to their pockets," the president said during the opening of the vaccination campaign in La Paz. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Parliament Calls on Health Workers To Stop Strike | On February 28, the medical union decided to extend their strike for another 15 days as they oppose the Sanitary Emergency La…
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Venezuela To Start on-Site Classes in April
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday announced that in-person classes will begin in April in compliance with biosecurity measures to prevent COVID-19 contagions. | RELATED: | European Network of Solidarity With Venezuela Rejects EU Acts | The decision comes after a proposal submitted by Education Minister Aristobulo Isturiz. Classes will be held during the days when the COVID-19 quarantine is relaxed. | This month teachers will be included in the vaccination campai…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-To-Sta…

Brazil: 75,200 Retail Stores Closed in 2020
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
Brazil's National Confederation of Trade in Goods, Services, and Tourism (CNC) reported on Monday that over 75,200 retail stores closed in Brazil in 2020, the second-largest figure since 2016, which further highlights the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. | RELATED: | Brazil: Hospitals in Seven State Capitals About To Collapse | The study indicates that the economy lost at least 25,700 formal jobs after the stores closing as the hardest hit sectors were cl…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-75200-Ret…

New Haven youth target gun violence, inequality at Black history month march
Arturo Pineda | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-01
NEW HAVEN, Conn.–A caravan of 20 cars and a group of 65 people took to the streets of New Haven on Feb. 20 to call for an end to gun violence and police brutality, taxing the rich, and to demand state and federal relief for communities of color impacted by COVID-19. The Annual Black History …
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Venezuela And Iran Deepen Alliance With 'Perfect Trips'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-01
The Venezuelan government is shipping jet fuel to Iran as part of cooperation to tackle its gasoline and diesel shortages in the South American country. | According to Reuters, state oil company PDVSA and its Iranian counterpart NIOC have agreed to a swap deal that sees Tehran ship gasoline to Caracas, with the vessels carrying jet fuel in the opposite direction. Venezuela currently has a glut of the latter, with air traffic all but ground to a halt during the Covid-19 pandemic. | The agreement is described as a "perfect trip" in the maritime industry as the tankers travel fully loaded in both directions. | Oil e…
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This Country Constantly Fails Its Most Vulnerable
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-03-01
Neil Moralee / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] Economic crises shine a spotlight on a society's inequities and hierarchies, as well as its commitment to support those who are most vulnerable in such grievous moments. The calamity created by Covid-19 is no exception. The economic fallout from that pandemic has tested the nation's social safety net as never before. Between February and May 2020… | Source…
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COVID-19 outbreak kills three workers at Red Deer, Alberta Olymel meatprocessing plant
wsws.org | 2021-03-01
One of Canada's largest meatpacking and food processing companies, Olymel, refused for weeks to close down its Red Deer plant as hundreds of workers fell sick.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/01/olym…

Chile: Students Go Back To Classrooms Despite Teachers Oppose
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
Chile's Education Ministry (Mineduc) decreed the start of in-person classes as of Monday despite the opposition of education sectors' unions and local authorities which consider that the conditions are not safe yet. | RELATED: | Chile: Top Court Overrides Decision Banning Police's Riot Guns | All the country's educational establishment presented their opening plan for 2021 but only 40 percent of them can receive students. | Schools located in COVID-19 quarantine zones are not a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Students-G…

Persecution of communists in Russia draws widespread criticism
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-01
On February 26, the Communist Party of Russian Federation (KPRF) slammed the persecution of communist leader Yevgeny Ulyanov by the Karelian regional authorities. Ulyanov has been accused of organizing a gathering on February 23 at the center of Petrozavodsk near the Lenin monument, defying the ban imposed by the authorities. | Adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols, gatherings were organized across Russia on February 23 under the leadership of the KPRF and the Leninist Komsomol to commemorate the 103rd foundation anniversary of the Soviet Red Army. The day is also an official state holiday. Authorities have tried…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/01/persecuti…

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…

The Death of a Writer in Prison Sparks Protests in Bangladesh
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
Protests over the death in prison of Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed continued for the fourth consecutive day amid criticism of the Digital Security Law (DSL) used for his arrest. | RELATED | Mass Protest in Bangladesh Calls for Boycott of French Products | Mushtaq, who was accused of spreading rumors on social media about COVID-19 in May 2020, died Friday in a hospital after falling unconscious in a maximum security jail. | On Monday, hundreds of social activists marched fro…
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School shooting reported on FIRST DAY back in the classroom in Arkansas
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Students were back in the classroom for less than a day in one Arkansas high school before a shooting broke out. One student was reported injured and the underage suspect has been taken into custody. | The state of Arkansas last week ordered schools to reopen, as the threat of Covid-19 subsides. Watson Chapel Junior High in the town of Pine Bluff opened its doors to in-person learning on Monday, but any sense of normality was soon shattered when a shooting erupted. |

| One student was injured, and police took the suspect into custody. The Watson Chapel School District described the shooting a…
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NHS Providers calls for urgent review into 'insufficient' critical care capacity
rt.com | 2021-03-01
NHS Providers has called for a review into "insufficient" critical care capacity in England, citing three regions as being of key concern, at a time when the NHS found itself overwhelmed by Covid-19 cases earlier this year. | The organisation, which includes NHS hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services, called on the government to conduct an investigation into failings in the current system after an analysis showed the UK has the lowest number of critical care beds per head in Europe. | The analysis by NHS Providers uncovered that, per 100,000 people, the UK only has 7.3 critical care beds, co…
rt.com/uk/516885-nhs-providers-urgent-re…

Family with young child rescued, warned after camping on CLIFF EDGE known for landslides (PHOTO)
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Police and coastguard officers responded to a call after a couple were spotted camping on a cliff edge with their young child, in contravention of lockdown rules and, arguably, common sense. | Rescue teams from Staithes and Whitby coastguard agencies, along with responding police officers, happened upon the couple's tent on Cleveland Way in North Yorkshire on Saturday. | www.facebook.com/staithes.coastguard/pos… | The police were called as the family had breached Covid restrictions, though it is unclear whether or not they received a fine. Overnight stays away from a person's primary…
rt.com/uk/516845-family-warned-cliffside…

Covid-19 virus didn't originate naturally but is actually a BIOWEAPON, most Russians believe, according to explosive new poll
rt.com | 2021-03-01
The world has been savaged by a killer virus that escaped a top-secret lab or was unleashed by shadowy forces. It might sound like the plot of a Hollywood film, but a new poll has found it's also how most Russians see Covid-19. | …
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Spain begins to ease Covid lockdown, but says border with Portugal will be sealed for at least 2 more weeks
rt.com | 2021-03-01
The Spanish border with Portugal will remain largely closed until at least March 16, Madrid confirmed on Monday, even as it began to ease some regional restrictions implemented to slow the spread of Covid-19. | The restrictions have been in place along the 1,200km-long border since January 29, with only Spanish residents or Schengen-area travelers who are en route to their homes allowed to cross. | The Spanish government has begun to ease regional Covid lockdown regulations that imposed overnight curfews and restrictions on restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as limiting the number of people who could meet u…
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Macron says France's Covid curfew in place for another '4 to 6 weeks' as contagious UK variant accounts for more half of all cases
rt.com | 2021-03-01
French President Emmanuel Macron has called on the nation to "hold out" for at least another month before the country can think about easing Covid-induced restrictions and the current 6pm curfew. | Speaking with a group of industrial trade trainees on Monday, Macron dismissed, with a smile, the request of a young man to relax France's 6pm curfew. The president told the students that the nation's curfew would need to remain in place for another four to six weeks, amid indicators the epidemic is on the rise again in France. | Further measures may be brought in across the 20 departments in France which have alrea…
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UK authorities' plea for mystery person infected with 'Brazilian' Covid-19 strain to come forward
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Health officials in England are looking for an unidentified person who was infected with a mutated 'Brazilian variant' of SARS-CoV-19 and slipped under the radar. They are one of six known cases in the UK. | The P1 strain was first detected in people coming to Japan from the Brazilian city of Manus and resembles the so-called South African variant, which is more infectious than 'regular' variants of the virus. Samples collected from six individuals were sequenced as part of the UK's national research of Covid-19 mutations. Public Health England (PHE) could not determine who provided one of them, the organisati…
rt.com/uk/516872-covid-brazilian-strain-…

Atletico Madrid downs Villarreal 2-0 with great offense, defense
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-01
Vila-real, Spain, Feb 28 (EFE).- Atletico Madrid on Sunday took home three ranking points after its 2-0 road win over Villarreal, a match in which the capital squad was decisively better than the hosts, exhibiting effective offense and showing off its prowess in defending its net. As is usual during these Covid-19 pandemic times, the …
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Pam Africa on Black Agenda Radio: Mumia thinks he has COVID
The Jamal Journal | indybay.org | 2021-03-01
The nation's best known political prisoner told the publisher of The Jamal Journal "that he believes he has Covid. His breathing feels like an elephant sitting on his lungs," said Pam Africa, who is also coordinator of International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal. The new issue of the Journal includes a petition demanding that Philadelphia DA Larry Krassner — a purported progressive — stop standing in the way of Mumia's freedom.
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Spring 2021 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network | indybay.org | 2021-03-01
2021 Can This Could Be An New Era For The Immigrant Rights at this COVID And New President? Yet Many Americans Are Strikingly Tolerant Of Massive COVID-19 Casualties, Why?>…
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COVID-19 Has Exasperated Extreme Levels of Inequality. It's Time for a Billionaire Wealth Tax
Chuck Collins | commondreams.org | 2021-03-01
The US's billionaires have amassed democracy-distorting concentrations of wealth and power as millions have been thrown into poverty. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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COVID-19 Has Exacerbated Extreme Levels of Inequality. It's Time for a Billionaire Wealth Tax
Chuck Collins | commondreams.org | 2021-03-01
The US's billionaires have amassed democracy-distorting concentrations of wealth and power as millions have been thrown into poverty. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Discovery of Brazilian variant in UK won't derail plans to ease Covid lockdown in England, PM Johnson says
rt.com | 2021-03-01
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the discovery of the highly contagious 'P1' Brazilian variant of Covid-19 will not derail his government's plans to ease lockdown restrictions in England in the coming weeks. | The PM said there is currently no reason to change plans to start reopening England after three months of a third national lockdown. Schools and colleges are set to return to in-person learning from March 8, with restrictions on shops and businesses, pubs and gatherings being eased over the next three months — infection rates permitting. | Earlier on Monday, Prof Graham Medley, who head…
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Urgent: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal!
Reposted article by Dave Lindorff | indybay.org | 2021-03-01
This article was first published by ThisCantBeHappening.net as "Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal –Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19," and was reprinted today at Counterpunch.org.
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Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-01
Internationally known US 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…
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Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19
Dave Lindorff | zcomm.org | 2021-03-01
Given the current pandemic medical crisis facing the US and the world, the US and all 50 states should immediately order the release of all older prisoners over the age of 50…
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Mumia Abu-Jamal, now in his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner, has COVID-19
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-01
Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.
nationofchange.org/2021/03/01/mumia-abu-…

Israeli High Court Limits Shin Bet's Controversial Surveillance of COVID-19 Carriers
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
In 2020, the Israeli government allowed the nation's Internal Security Agency (Shin Bet) to use cellphone data to retrace the movements of residents who contracted COVID-19, with the ultimate goal being to inform others who came in contact and ordering them to quarantine. The move was immediately slammed by rights-groups over privacy violations.
sputniknews.com/science/2021030110822247…

Tens of Thousands of UK Renters at Risk of Eviction Require Urgent Action, Letter to Government Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-01
Over 800,000 renters may lose their homes, according to a letter recommending legal and policy changes to avert a crisis fuelled by measures taken to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
sputniknews.com/news/202103011082218255-…

[Research Paper] Epidemiology and clinical features of COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care facilities: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Mohammad Rashidul Hashan, Nicolas Smoll, Catherine King, Hannah Ockenden-Muldoon, Jacina Walker, Andre Wattiaux, Julieanne Graham, Robert Booy, Gulam Khandaker | thelancet.com | 2021-03-01
The clinical presentation of COVID-19 varies widely in ACFs residents, from asymptomatic to highly serious cases. Preventing the introduction of COVID-19 into ACFs is key, and both residents and staff are a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination. Rapid diagnosis, identification of primary and secondary cases and close contacts plus their isolation and quarantine are of paramount importance.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(21)00051-1/fulltext?rss=yes

Bangladesh: UN rights chief urges transparent probe into writer's death, review of law under which he was charged
news.un.org | 2021-03-01
The United Nations top human rights official on Monday called for transparent investigation into the death in custody of a writer in Bangladesh, who was held in pre-trial detention for nine months for publishing an article and sharing social media posts critical of the Government's COVID-19 response.
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COVID-19 cases rise for first time in seven weeks: WHO
news.un.org | 2021-03-01
After six consecutive weeks of decline, COVID-19 cases worldwide increased last week for the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
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Bangladesh: UN rights chief urges transparent probe into writer's death, review of law under which he was charged
news.un.org | 2021-03-01
The UN's top human rights official on Monday called for transparent investigation into the death in custody of a writer in Bangladesh, who was held in pre-trial detention for nine months for publishing an article and sharing social media posts critical of the Government's COVID-19 response.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/03/1…

Heart damage found in half of COVID-19 patients discharged after hospitalisation
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-03-01
Half of patients who have been hospitalised with severe COVID-19 have damage to their hearts.
imperial.ac.uk/news/216033/heart-damage-found-half-covid-19-patients

Iran COVID-19 update: 8,510 cases, 108 deaths in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-01
TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 8,510 COVID-19 infections and 108 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170542/Iran-COVID-1…

Venezuelan Banks Roll Out Dollar Accounts and Debit Cards
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-03-01
The move represents a legalisation of the de facto dollarisation seen in recent years.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15134

Coup-supporting academics spread lies to censor The Grayzone reporting exposing Ecuador's pseudo-left candidate Yaku Pérez
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2021-03-01
A group of academics have circulated a lie-filled open letter aimed at censoring The Grayzone's reporting on Ecuador's pseudo-progressive candidate Yaku Pérez. Several of its signatories supported the far-right military coup in Bolivia in 2019 and backed Venezuela's US-appointed proxy Juan Guaidó. A collection of coup-supporting academics are lobbying to censor The Grayzone's factual journalism exposing Ecuador's presidential candidate Yaku Pérez. Pérez is a self-declared environmentalist from a US government-backed party who has supported numerous right-wing coups in Latin America, …
thegrayzone.com/2021/03/01/academic-lett…

Venezuela's Oil Exports Sharply Increase in February: Data
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-01
Oil exports from Venezuela increased remarkably in February, influenced by sales to Asia, the Refinitiv Eikon's tanker tracking data reported. | RELATED: | Venezuela: 1.5 Million Barrels per Day Goal, Oil Industry Rises | According to the data quoted by Reuters, the exports surpassed 700,000 barrels per day last month as clients in Asian markets have increased their demand since October when the data indicated about 123,000 barrels per day to 568,200 bpd last month. | Ô&os…
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Black Lives Matter vigil mourns Derek Hayden, shot by Seattle police
Tim Wheeler | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-01
Scores of protesters joined a Black Lives Matter street-corner vigil in Sequim, Wash., Sunday, Feb. 28, several holding signs protesting the Feb. 16 slaying by Seattle police of Derek J. Hayden, who grew up in Sequim and had many friends and admirers here. Marion "Honeybee" Burns, held a sign, "Derek Hayden: His Life Matters" as …
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To 'Ensure Justice and Accountability for Police Brutality,' Pressley Leads New Bill to End Qualified Immunity
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-01
"There can be no justice without healing and accountability, and there can be no true accountability with qualified immunity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Perspectives on the Storming of the Capitol from a Military Spouse
Andrea Mazzarino | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-01
"Are you okay?" asked a friend and military spouse in the voicemail she left me on the afternoon the mob of Trump supporters breached the Capitol so violently. At home with a new baby, her Navy reservist husband stationed in Germany, the thoughts running through her head that day would prove remarkably similar to mine. As she said when we spoke, "It's as if the U.S. has become a war zone."
counterpunch.org/2021/03/01/perspectives…

Trump Does a Victory Dance at CPAC
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2021-03-01
Trump Does a Victory Dance at CPAC…
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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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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 giant technology companies to be broken up and for their Section 230 liability protections to be removed. 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 on Sunday at the CPAC 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, Big Tech censorship disproportionately target…
rt.com/usa/516833-trump-censorship-big-t…

'Pretty-much everything on Gab': Leaks publisher offers private data of 'alt-tech Twitter' users to researchers of 'neo-Nazis'
rt.com | 2021-03-01
The Gab accounts of Donald Trump and Gab's own CEO are among those "compromised" by a hack of the microblogging service popular among US conservatives and right-wingers. The data is being offered to researchers and journalists. | A 70-gigabyte trove of data dubbed "Gableaks" includes public posts on the platform, but also "private posts, user profiles, hashed passwords for users, DMs, and plaintext passwords for groups," according to an entity called DDoSecrets. The information was allegedly stolen by a third party and leaked to the g…
rt.com/usa/516848-gab-user-data-hacked/

'Mass craziness': Daily Beast uses Al-Qaeda torture survivor to compare Capitol rioters to ISLAMIST TERRORISTS
rt.com | 2021-03-01
Mainstream media took its demonization of Donald Trump supporters to a new level, with the Daily Beast using an Al-Qaeda torture survivor to compare the US Capitol rioters to his brutal captors, and the former president to ISIS. | "Most of these MAGA guys, they believe they are on a spiritual quest to make America great," the Daily Beast quoted journalist Theo Padnos as saying on Monday, referencing the Trump supporters who broke into the Capitol on January 6. | They have…
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Stand Up America Blasts Trump, GOP's Disinformation Campaign Against For The People Act
commondreams.org | 2021-03-01
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Living Up Close and Personal With Our Endless Wars
Andrea Mazzarino | commondreams.org | 2021-03-01
Perspectives on the storming of the Capitol from a military spouse. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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CPAC Showed That Trump's Personality Cult Is Still Alive — and Still a Threat
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-01
In the classic 1950 movie Sunset Boulevard, Gloria Swanson plays the has-been Hollywood diva, Norma Desmond, desperate for adoration, utterly infatuated with the spotlight. One of its most famous lines — " Alright, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close up" — captures the unseemly spectacle of someone far past their sell-by date who refuses to accept their fall from stardom. | "You see," the has-been actress utters w…
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Candace Owens calls Trump a feminist icon following CPAC speech
Jon Skolnik | salon.com | 2021-03-01
Owens decried "the diabolical effort from the LGBT community to erase what it means to be a woman"
salon.com/2021/03/01/candace-owens-calls…

Trump's CPAC warning shot leaves Republicans with little choice: Trumpist or RINO
Heather Digby Parton | salon.com | 2021-03-01
Donald Trump returns to make sure the GOP goes down hugging him tight…
salon.com/2021/03/01/trumps-cpac-warning…

Ivanka Trump outperforms Mike Pence in Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll
Sarah K Burris | salon.com | 2021-03-01
Former President Donald Trump Trump wins the CPAC straw poll with 55%…
salon.com/2021/03/01/ivanka-trump-outper…

Virginia GOP candidates woo the Trump base with transphobic hysteria
Ramsey Touchberry | salon.com | 2021-03-01
Candidate imagines his daughter being cut from a sports team "because someone two weeks ago used to be a dude"
salon.com/2021/03/01/virginia-gop-candid…

Trump admits he misses being president
Sarah K. Burris | salon.com | 2021-03-01
During a recent interview on Newsmax, Trump lamented that he misses his old job…
salon.com/2021/03/01/trump-admits-he-mis…

CPAC was about more than Trump's cult — it's now cemented the GOP's authoritarianism
Amanda Marcotte | salon.com | 2021-03-01
Even scarier than Trump's personality cult, CPAC shows that Republicans' fascism deeper than Trump…
salon.com/2021/03/01/cpac-was-about-more…

The Unpatriots: What the Storming of the Capitol looks Like to a Military Spouse
Tomdispatch | juancole.com | 2021-03-01
By Andrea Mazzarino | — ( Tomdispatch.com) — "Are you okay?" asked a friend and military spouse in the voicemail she left me on the afternoon the mob of Trump supporters breached the Capitol so violently. At home with a new baby, her Navy reservist husband stationed in Germany, the thoughts running through her head …
juancole.com/2021/03/unpatriots-storming…

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…
rt.com/usa/516834-vanity-fair-snl-trump/

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 | counterpunch.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.
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One-third of US museums might close in 12 months, American Alliance of Museums warns
wsws.org | 2021-03-01
The bankrupting of thousands of arts organizations and the expulsion of tens of thousands of artists from their chosen field go hand in hand with the fabulous enrichment of a handful of plutocrats.
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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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