Daily Archives: March 2, 2021

2021-03-02: News Headlines

Mark Weisbrot (2021-03-02). Joe Biden Championed the Iraq War. Will that Come Back to Haunt Him Now? globalresearch.ca Below are relevant excerpts from an important article by Mark Weisbrot…

Kathy Kelly (2021-03-02). Remembering the First Gulf War. progressive.org Amid the ongoing horror, it's important to find ways to atone for war crimes —including reparations.

jamanetwork (2021-03-02). Experts Discuss COVID-19—Vaccine Doses, Virus Variants, and More. jamanetwork.com JAMA Live Highlights features comments from livestream interviews by JAMA Network Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner, MD. His discussions with experts in clinical care, public health, and health policy focus on critical issues related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Comments have been edited for clarity.

Staff (2021-03-02). Headlines for March 2, 2021. democracynow.org CDC Director Warns Against States' Rollback of Coronavirus Public Health Measures, Donald and Melania Trump Were Secretly Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in January, Merck Strikes Deal to Produce COVID-19 Vaccine of Rival Johnson & Johnson, WHO Warns of Global Rise in Coronavirus Cases After Weeks of Declines, U.N. Warns of "Death Sentence" for Yemenis as Humanitarian Aid Drive Falls Short, Senate Confirms Miguel Cardona as Education Secretary, Will Vote on Merrick Garland for AG, Democrats Unveil Wealth Tax on Ultra-Millionaires and Billionaires, DOJ to Appeal After Trump-Appointed Judge Orders End to Eviction Morat…

news.un (2021-03-02). Equitable vaccine delivery plan needs more support to succeed: COVAX partners. news.un.org The equitable coronavirus vaccine delivery initiative COVAX that has delivered its first doses to West Africa and Latin America in the past few days, is a credit to international solidarity, but potential obstacles must be overcome if a fully global rollout is to be achieved, UN health agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.

RT (2021-03-02). 'It is time!' Mississippi governor to end mask mandate & lift all Covid-19 business restrictions, following Texas' lead. rt.com Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said he will soon axe the state's mask mandate and end all coronavirus-related business restrictions, pointing to improved case and hospitalization numbers after Texas took a similar step. | "Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will be able to operate at full capacity without any state-imposed rules," Reeves said in a tweet on Tuesday. | Our hospitalizations and case numbers have plummeted, and the vaccine is being rapidly distributed. It is time! | Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will…

Areeb Ullah (2021-03-02). Covid-19: Saudi Arabia says vaccine is a must for Hajj. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Saudi Arabia says vaccine is a must for Hajj | It is still unclear if Riyadh will allow people to travel to the kingdom for the annual pilgrimage this July | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 12: 57 | Saudi Arabia introduced social distancing rules to protect pilgrims from the coronavirus (AFP) | Saudi Arabia said pilgrims hoping to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage would need to be vaccinated against Covid-1…

Andrea Arroyo (2021-03-02). The US Reaches 500,000 Deaths From the Coronavirus. thenation.com The US Reaches 500,000 Deaths From the Coronavirus…

Eliza Egret (2021-03-02). 'People are calling us, crying for help'. Heartbreaking tweets expose how 15 people were left to drown in the Mediterranean. thecanary.co As coronavirus continues to dominate headlines into 2021, mainstream news coverage of the refugee crisis has gone from poor to non-existent. We rarely read about the people stuck on Lesbos or Samos, and we barely hear about those who are so desperate to get out of Libya that they are willing to gamble with their lives. But these people still very much exist, and racist Europe is still willing to let them drown rather than provide them with a home. | More than

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-02). COVID-19 death toll mounts to 60,267 in Iran: official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 02 (MNA) — Some 86 more Iranians died of coronavirus over the past 24 hours and 1,406,845 people out of a total of 1,648,174 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered, according to Health Ministry.

MEE, agencies (2021-03-02). Covid-19: Turkey reopens restaurants, schools as infection rates drop. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Turkey reopens restaurants, schools as infection rates drop | President Erdogan declares the beginning of 'controlled normalisation' policy with the coronavirus | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 07: 54 | A man feeds seagulls on the shore of the Bosphorus in Istanbul during heavy snowfalls on 14 February 2021 (AFP) | Turkey is beginning to ease coronavirus restrictions from Tuesday in new guide…

Online News Editor (2021-03-02). No child left behind: Portugal education initiative takes on Covid. laprensalatina.com Malpartida, Portugal, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- Marta Santos and Miguel Rito make house-to-house visits every week in Portugal's remote villages to distribute homework to students with no internet access, as part of an initiative to ensure that no child is left behind during the coronavirus pandemic. The closure of the face-to-face classrooms on Jan. 21 hit …

_____ (2021-03-02). Killings By Police Declined After Black Lives Matter Protests. popularresistance.org Since Black Lives Matter protests gained national prominence following the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the movement has spread to hundreds of cities and towns across the U.S. Now a new study shows police homicides have significantly decreased in most cities where such protests occurred. | Black Lives Matter (BLM) began when Oakland, Calif.—based activist Alicia Garza posted a message of protest on Facebook after George Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch volunteer who followed and fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., was acquitted of murder in 2013. Patrisse Cullo…

RT (2021-03-02). Newsweek forced to admit Buffalo schools teaching kids to blame 'all white people' is true, not 'HALF-TRUE' in big fact-check FAIL. rt.com After public schools in Buffalo, New York have been called out for blaming "all white people" for perpetuating systematic racism, "fact-checkers" tried to disprove it — only to be left red-faced when confronted with evidence. | Journalist Chris Rufo has been vindicated after fact-checkers accused him of misreporting the contents of a Black Lives Matter-themed curriculum being employed at Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) last month. The magazine quietly confirmed that BPS was, in fact, teaching its students to blame all white people for the suffering of others. | While Rufo showed the curriculum claimed that…

The Canary (2021-03-02). Trial date set for four accused of damaging Colston statue. thecanary.co A trial date has been set for four people charged with criminal damage in relation to the toppling of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston. | The bronze memorial to the 17th century slave merchant was pulled down during a Black Lives Matter protest on 7 June last year, before being dumped in Bristol Harbour and later recovered by Bristol City Council. | Charges allege that the four defendants, without lawful excuse, jointly and with others, damaged the statue of Edward Colston, a listed monument belonging to Bristol City Council. | It is claimed that the defendants committed the offence "intending to destroy o…

Nick Pemberton (2021-03-02). The George Floyd Murder Was First Degree. counterpunch.org "There is … only a single categorical imperative and it is this: Act only on that maxim through which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law." —Immanuel Kant "Among the organizations joining arms for the protest are the Anti-War Committee, Black Lives Matter MN, CAIR-MN, CAIR-MN, Climate Justice

_____ (2021-03-02). Who Is Fighting the Tides of Democracy in Latin America? strategic-culture.org What nation and forces are interfering in the domestic affairs, electoral processes and democratic freedoms of Latin America? It is not Russia or China, Martin Sieff writes. | Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina and Bolivia: Whenever the peoples of Latin America have had real freedom to vote, over the past 20 years they far more often than not vote Social Democratic by landslides. | Argentina, one of the two demographic and economic giants of South America, has elected left-of-center, Peronist governments four out of five times in the past 16 years. Current President Alfredo Fernandez has bee…

Berry Craig (2021-03-02). Biden just proved to workers that he's got our backs. peoplesworld.org Going on 86 years ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt made the most pro-union statement ever uttered by an American president. Joe Biden just broke FDR's record. Said the 46th president in a video posted to Twitter: "…Workers in Alabama and all across America are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace. This is vitally important—a vitally …

James Bovard (2021-03-02). The Afghanization of American Democracy? counterpunch.org Acrimony and recriminations continue to swirl around the 2020 presidential election. Three out of four Republicans believe that there was "widespread fraud" in the election, while Democrats have sought to turn into criticisms of the election into a "Big Lie" heresy against democracy. Senior congressional Democrats are pressuring the nation's largest cable providers to cease carrying conservative networks such as Fox News that raised too many questions about Biden's victory.

Jan Oberg (2021-03-02). Biden Bombs in Syria — Helping to Steal Its Oil but What Is There to Talk About? globalresearch.ca "At President Biden's direction, US …

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-03-02). Biden's Syria Attack: An Actual Impeachable Offense. globalresearch.ca Last Thursday President Biden continued what has sadly become a Washington …

Kesselheim AS, Hwang TJ, Avorn J. (2021-03-02). Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable Under the Biden Administration. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint discusses policies the Biden administration can enact to reduce costs, including benchmarking Medicare Part B drug payments to the lowest price paid in similar countries, preventing Part D plans from negotiating confidential rebates with manufacturers, and patent reform to promote generic drug use.

Philip Giraldi (2021-03-02). Biden's Journey: Change Is Imperceptible. globalresearch.ca The new White House Team has been in place for more …

Joe Biden (2021-03-02). Video: Joe Biden on Iraq War: "Taking this Son of a ****, Taking Saddam Down" globalresearch.ca Introductory note | As documented below in a September 1998 Senate hearing, Joe Biden was a firm supporter of the Invasion of Iraq on the grounds that Saddam Hussein "had weapons of mass destruction". | Foreign policy arrogance. In the second video, …

_____ (2021-03-02). This Is Why It Is Imperative That President Biden, Not Congress, Cancels Student Debt. popularresistance.org The current student debt burden is over $2 trillion and it is crushing the economy. Defaults on student loans are high and for most borrowers, especially those who are people of color, their loan balances are rising instead of falling. Clearing the FOG speaks with Alan Collinge of Student Loan Justice about the impacts of the student loan burden and how to resolve this crisis. He makes a critical point about why it is President Biden, as he promised on the campaign trail, and not Congress, who cancels student debt and why that would be a powerful way to stimulate the economy.

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…

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). New York Governor Cuomo faces THIRD sexual harassment accuser after state AG announces probe into prior allegations. rt.com Yet another woman has come forward to accuse New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, becoming the third to go on record with similar charges after the state's attorney general signaled she would open an investigation. | Anna Ruch, a former staffer in the Barack Obama administration and a member of Joe Biden's 2020 campaign team,

Online News Editor (2021-03-02). Biden slaps sanctions on Russia over Navalny case. laprensalatina.com By Alfonso Fernandez Washington, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- The US government on Tuesday announced sanctions on seven senior Russian officials, including the head of Russian intelligence, Alexander Bortnikov, over the poisoning and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in recently-inaugurated President Joe Biden's first major move against Moscow. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a …

_____ (2021-03-02). Biden's Syria Attack: An Actual Impeachable Offense. strategic-culture.org By Ron PAUL | Last Thursday President Biden continued what has sadly become a Washington tradition: bombing Syria. The President ordered a military strike near the Iraqi-Syrian border that killed at least 22 people. The Administration claims it struck an "Iranian-backed" militia in retaliation for recent rocket attacks on US installations in Iraq. | As with Presidents Obama and Trump before him, however, Biden's justification for the US strike and its targets is not credible. And his claim that the US attack would result in a "de-escalation" in the region is laughable. You cannot bomb your way toward de-escalatio…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-03-02). Biden Ran on Ending Forever Wars. He's Already Undermining That Promise. thenation.com Biden Ran on Ending Forever Wars. He's Already Undermining That Promise.

Wenonah Hauter (2021-03-02). No, Biden's Climate Plans Don't Cut It. zcomm.org Officials are touting plans to create new 'carbon markets' in the agricultural industries which would let financial speculators and corporate polluters team up to monetize soil practices that increase carbon removal…

Trita Parsi (2021-03-02). Biden "Illegally" Bombs Iranian-Backed Militias in Syria. zcomm.org Jeopardizes Nuclear Talks with Tehran…

Alleen Brown (2021-03-02). After Texas, Green New Deal Advocates Push Rooftop Solar. zcomm.org Will Biden Fund It?>

Ashik Siddique (2021-03-02). Could Biden's Climate Policy Invite More Militarism? zcomm.org Climate change poses an existential threat. That doesn't mean we should further empower an already bloated Pentagon…

Cristóbal León Campos (2021-03-02). Estados Unidos: El imperio y el regreso de las formas. globalizacion.ca Joe Biden restableció las formas del "buen hacer" del imperio estadounidense iniciando acciones bélicas. Al aproximarse el término del periodo presidencial de Donald Trump, su deseo de poder y permanencia provocó la pérdida de las formas estipuladas en el "buen…

Anand Naidoo (2021-03-02). The Heat: U.S. immigration reform. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden pursues immigration reform as his first major legislative initiative. But can he deliver?>

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 . . . |

Ryan Grim (2021-03-02). Joe Biden, Five Years Before Invasion, Said the Only Way of Disarming Iraq Is "Taking Saddam Down" globalresearch.ca This article originally published on The Intercept in January 2020 provides …

Global Research News (2021-03-02). Selected Articles: US Foreign Policy: "War Is Peace" globalresearch.ca By As documented below in a September 1998 Senate hearing, Joe Biden was a firm supporter of the Invasion …

WSWS (2021-03-02). Biden administration cynically invokes Khashoggi murder to "recalibrate" Saudi ties. wsws.org Having issued a report finding Prince Mohammed bin Salman guilty of the gruesome killing, the White House has demonstratively refrained from imposing any sanctions against him.

Andrew Korybko (2021-03-02). US-Saudi Relations: Joe Biden Is "Playing Hardball" with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). globalresearch.ca The promulgation of the US' so-called "Khashoggi ban" in response to …

Middle East Monitor (2021-03-02). Will the Khashoggi Killing stand in the way of Bin Salman acceding to the Throne of Saudi Arabia? juancole.com By Amira Abo el-Fetouh | — ( Middle East Monitor) — The Biden administration has finally authorised the Director of National Intelligence in Washington to release a report about the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Donald Trump blocked its release, challenged Congress and failed to implement the law proposed in this regard. In doing …

MEE staff (2021-03-02). Biden administration 'enthusiastically embraces' IHRA antisemitism definition: Report. middleeasteye.net Biden administration 'enthusiastically embraces' IHRA antisemitism definition: Report | Secretary of State sends letter to American Zionist Movement in support of controversial definition | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 18: 21 | US Secretary of State said he supported the antisemitism definition in a letter sent to American Zionist Movement President Richard Heideman (AFP) | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said t…

MEE staff (2021-03-02). US lawmakers ask Biden to push Turkey on 'human rights abuses'. middleeasteye.net US lawmakers ask Biden to push Turkey on 'human rights abuses' | In a bipartisan letter, 170 House lawmakers asked State Department to make 'the gross violation of human rights' in Turkey a foreign policy priority | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 14: 52 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during an AK Party meeting in Ankara on 24 February (AFP/File photo) | One hundred and seventy bipartisan members…

MEE staff (2021-03-02). US sanctions Houthi commanders in Yemen for 'worsening humanitarian crisis'. middleeasteye.net US sanctions Houthi commanders in Yemen for 'worsening humanitarian crisis' | In announcing sanctions, Washington also rebuked Iran's 'involvement' in protracted conflict | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 17: 24 | Houthi supporters in Sanaa protest against blockade imposed on Yemen by Saudi-led coalition, 26 February (AFP) | The Biden administration imposed sanctions on two Houthi commanders on Tuesday, accusing the Yemeni…

Human Rights Watch (2021-03-02). World Leaders, including President Biden, need to Step up on Yemen, before Millions Die. juancole.com Afrah Nasser | — ( Human Rights Watch) — Imagine what it is like to live in the world's worst humanitarian crisis: You are in a daily struggle for survival and you don't know where your next meal will come from. This is the reality for many in Yemen, where an unmitigated humanitarian emergency fueled …

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 …

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.

Laura Wells (2021-03-02). 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.

Hugo Moldiz Mercado (2021-03-02). "Los tres" y la política boliviana. globalizacion.ca La anunciada participación de Evo Morales, en su calidad de jefe político, y del binomio presidencial —Luis Arce y David Choquehuanca— en lo que resta de la campaña para las elecciones del 7 de marzo, no es algo que debería…

WSWS (2021-03-02). US-backed "human rights" resolution to pressure Sri Lanka to break ties with China. wsws.org The resolution has nothing to do with defending human rights but is to ensure Colombo is fully aligned with Washington's confrontation against China.

Online News Editor (2021-03-02). China seeks to vaccinate 40 percent of its population by June. laprensalatina.com Shanghai, China, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- China plans to accelerate its mass vaccination campaign so as to cover 40 percent of its population by the end of June, according to one of the leading figures in the fight against Covid-19 in the Asian country. Zhong Nanshan, the leader of a group of experts attached to the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-02). Legislative elections in El Salvador consolidate power of authoritarian president Nayib Bukele. peoplesdispatch.org The overwhelming victory of the Bukele-led NI-GANA alliance in the legislative elections gives the executive immense power to fulfill his authoritarian objectives, raising concerns for progressive sectors…

Staff (2021-03-02). A New Form of Jim Crow: Ari Berman on the GOP's Anti-Democratic Assault on Voting Rights. democracynow.org The Republican-led House in Georgia has passed a sweeping bill to make it harder to vote, in a move aimed to prevent Democrats from winning future elections. The bill limits access to absentee ballots, limits weekend early voting hours and curbs ballot drop boxes, among other provisions. Across the U.S., Republican lawmakers have introduced more than 250 bills in 43 states aimed at restricting voting access. Ari Berman, author and reporter for Mother Jones, says Republicans are "breaking democracy" with their push to restrict voting. "The Republican Party has no interest in appealing to a majority of Americans. I…

Jon Skolnik (2021-03-02). GOP civil war: Adam Kinzinger tears into Josh Hawley and his "smug face" during CPAC speech. salon.com Hawley bragged about defying the election results during CPAC. Kinzinger wasn't having it…

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-02). Palestinian's Hamas to welcome setting up elections court. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 02 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) announced that his respective movement will welcome the establishment of election court.

WSWS (2021-03-02). UK study challenges use of mental health impact to justify ending COVID-19 lockdown. wsws.org Those who had previously experienced mental health problems were hardest hit, but researchers noted the impact on the poor, the young, and those with small children at home.

Abbasi J. (2021-03-02). Researchers Investigate What COVID-19 Does to the Heart. jamanetwork.com This Medical News article discusses reports of myocardial injury and myocarditis among patients with COVID-19.

Franklin Frederick (2021-03-02). O compromisso de Cuba com a saúde internacional. globalresearch.ca 'Eles descobriram armas inteligentes. Nós descobrimos algo mais importante: as pessoas pensam e sentem.' Fidel Castro | A crise COVID-19 tem revelado o fracasso da maioria dos países capitalistas ocidentais em suas políticas de saúde pública. Décadas de austeridade neoliberal, de …

Shepherd JP, Moore SC, Long A, et al. (2021-03-02). Association Between COVID-19 Lockdown Measures and ED Visits for Violence-Related Injuries in Wales. jamanetwork.com This study investigates emergency department visits for violence-related injuries occurring at home and outside the home in Cardiff, Wales, before and after COVID-19 lockdown measures were instituted in March 2020.

Stead W. (2021-03-02). It's Not Your Fault—Forgiveness in Illness and Death. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay an infectious diseases physician shares the sense of forgiveness she brings to anyone possibly involved in COVID-19 transmission, having learned as a child the healing power of family absolution after she witnessed the death of a cousin.

WSWS (2021-03-02). Major US school districts reopen despite spread of more contagious and lethal COVID-19 variants. wsws.org Numerous school districts began reopening Monday as part of the bipartisan push to resume in-person learning at all schools, with the fulsome support of the teachers unions.

WSWS (2021-03-02). Sà£o Paulo teachers continue strike against deadly school reopenings despite union sabotage. wsws.org With Brazil and the state of Sà£o Paulo reaching the worst moment of the COVID-19 pandemic, the pseudo-lefts have advocated ending the teachers strike.

Johanna Kichton (2021-03-02). People's Action to Senate: Listen to Workers—Keep $15 In. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Director George Goehl calling on the Senate to do everything it can to include a minimum wage increase in the COVID relief package moving through Congress: "We need Congress to fight for everyday people. It is undemocratic to allow an unelected …

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 . . . |

Staff (2021-03-02). Black People Face Higher COVID Infections & Deaths. Should They Have Lower Age Cutoffs for Vaccines? democracynow.org As the U.S. vaccine rollout continues to expand, health justice advocates worry about a racial gap in vaccinations. Black communities have been hard hit by the pandemic, but rates of vaccination in communities of color lag behind largely white communities across the country. Dr. Oni Blackstock, a primary care and HIV physician, argues that age cutoffs should be lowered or removed for Black people in order to speed up inoculations, noting that Black Americans are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as white Americans and also dying at rates similar to those of white Americans who are 10 years older. "These fixed-…

Democracy Now! (2021-03-02). 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.

RT (2021-03-02). Dr. Anthony Fauci publicly opposes delaying second doses of Covid vaccines to inoculate more people. rt.com Dr. Anthony Fauci has disagreed with calls to delay the second dose of Covid-19 jabs to inoculate more Americans, rejecting the strategy adopted by the UK government and others to speed up their vaccine rollout. | America's top infectious disease official made the comments to the Washington Post, as he said the United States must stick to its current two-dose strategy for both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. | Fauci warned that, while delaying second doses of the vaccines could allow health officials to provide more individuals with their first dose, it also presents risks, such as leaving people wit…

Online News Editor (2021-03-02). Cordiality marks 1st meeting between US, Mexican presidents. laprensalatina.com By Eduard Ribas i Admetlla Mexico City, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- The presidents of Mexico and the United States held an initial virtual meeting that was free of any type of discord, although no agreement was reached on the sharing of Covid-19 vaccines and they avoided discussion of Mexico's plans for a controversial electricity sector overhaul. …

Online News Editor (2021-03-02). Doctors, health workers protest working conditions, call for vaccines. laprensalatina.com Tunis, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of Tunisian doctors and healthcare workers on Tuesday gathered in front of the health ministry to protest the government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The participants in the rally, organized by the Tunisian Organization of Young Doctors, called for healthcare workers to be inoculated, more medical supplies and more effective …

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…

RT (2021-03-02). 'Mass murder' and 'reckless': Texas ending mask mandates triggers Democrat meltdown. rt.com The announcement by Governor Greg Abbott that Texas will fully reopen next week is drawing backlash from mask mandate champions such as his California colleague Gavin Newsom and other Democrats — and counter-backlash as well. | Abbott marked the anniversary of the 1836 Texan independence on Tuesday by announcing that the state will reopen "100 percent" by next week in order to "restore livelihoods and normalcy." | Also on rt.com | | While Covid-19 has not disappeared,…

RT (2021-03-02). 'This is why Americans don't trust media': CNN's Cuomo ripped for claiming he 'obviously' can't cover brother's scandals. rt.com CNN's Chris Cuomo is igniting anger by claiming he cannot objectively cover the numerous sexual harassment and misconduct allegations against his brother, with critics pointing to past puffy interviews between the two. | Promising to "shoot straight" with his audience, Cuomo finally acknowledged the numerous scandals plaguing his brother Andrew Cuomo's administration on Monday evening. | "Obviously I am aware of what's going on with my brother," he said. "And obviously I can't cover it because he is my brother." | Cuomo promised his network would "extensively" cover the ongoing situations with the New York go…

RT (2021-03-02). Texas gov lifts mask mandate & OKs businesses to operate at 100% capacity. rt.com Texas Governor Greg Abbott has lifted many of the Covid-19 restrictions in his state, permitting businesses to operate at 100-percent capacity and repealing the requirement for people to wear face coverings. | Abbott delivered the "exciting news" during a speech to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, informing the assembled small business and community leaders that the mask mandate — in place since July — was no more. | pic.twitter.com/k5SZKnAUg5— Sarah Self-Walbrick (@SarahFromTTUPM) March 2…

RT (2021-03-02). Texas gov lifts mask mandate & OKs businesses to operate at 100% capacity. rt.com Texas Governor Greg Abbott has lifted many of the Covid-19 restrictions in his state, permitting businesses to operate at 100-percent capacity starting March 10 and repealing the requirement for people to wear face coverings. | Abbott delivered the "exciting news" during a speech to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, informing the assembled small business and community leaders that the mask mandate — in place since July — was no more. | "We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent," Abbott said in a statement on Tuesday — Texas' Indepe…

_____ (2021-03-02). Billionaire Wealth, U.S. Job Losses and Pandemic Profiteers. strategic-culture.org Check back for our regular updates on U.S. unemployment and billionaire wealth during the pandemic emergency. | By Chuck COLLINS | February 24, 2021 Update: US Billionaire Wealth Grows $1.3 trillion Since Mid-March 2020. | As the US crosses the threshold of half a million deaths from the Covid pandemic, the nation's billionaires continue to reap extraordinary financial gains. After 11 months of pandemic misery, where millions have lost their jobs, health and wealth, total US billionaire wealth increased $1.3 trillion since mid-March, 2020, an increase of 44 percent. | As of the market close on Friday, February…

Staff (2021-03-02). Anti-Choice Forces Use Pandemic to Slash Abortion Access in Preview of Post-Roe v. Wade World. democracynow.org We look at how people across the U.S. have struggled to access abortions during the pandemic with reporter Amy Littlefield, who says that even before the COVID-19 outbreak, many states had restrictions, including three-day waiting periods and counseling sessions filled with misinformation. Then, many tried to use the pandemic as a pretext for banning abortion as a nonessential service. "Texas, in the early weeks of the pandemic, sort of gave us a dress rehearsal for what it could look like when states try to ban abortion entirely," says Littlefield. "We saw how half a century worth of attempts to whittle away at…

RT (2021-03-02). Italy shuts all schools in Covid-19 hotspots, toughens travel rules until after Easter amid spread of variants. rt.com The Italian government has ordered all schools to close in the areas with the highest Covid-19 infection rates as part of a series of new measures set to last until after Easter amid the threat of more contagious viral variants. | On Tuesday, Italy's new prime minister Mario Draghi signed an emergency decree that will see public health measures tightened in so-called 'red zones' from March 6 to April 6. | Under a new

Chuck Collins (2021-03-02). COVID-19 has made the super-rich richer. zcomm.org It's time for a billionaire wealth tax…

Aram Aharonian (2021-03-02). Covid, vuelta a clases y el apocalipsis de julio de 2022. globalizacion.ca América Latina vio hace un año cumplir sus peores presagios: un brasileño que llegó de Italia daba positivo en Sao Paulo el 26 de febrero de 2020 por covid-19 y hacía saltar las alarmas en la región, con sistemas de…

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 . . . |

Online News Editor (2021-03-02). Germany set to extend Covid lockdown by 3 weeks. laprensalatina.com Berlin, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- Germany, which has been under a nationwide lockdown since before Christmas, is set to extend the measures until March 28, according to reports leaked to the media ahead of a meeting on Wednesday between the German chancellor Angela Merkel and the 16 leaders of the country's federal states. They are expected …

Online News Editor (2021-03-02). South Korea begins new school year in hope of more in-person classes. laprensalatina.com Seoul, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- Schools in South Korea opened for the new session on Tuesday amid hopes that relaxed Covid-19 restrictions and the vaccination drive that began last week will allow students to attend more face-to-face classes in the second year of the pandemic. The Ministry of Education, in January, revised its health protocols for …

Online News Editor (2021-03-02). Prague houses Covid-positive homeless people in empty tourist hotels. laprensalatina.com Gustavo Monge Prague, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- The lockdown and measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 have led to the temporary closure of hotels in the Czech Republic, an opportunity that the mayor of Prague, which has the highest number of infections in the EU and which has seen its tourist visitor all but disappear, …

Lee Siu Hin, Immigrant Solidarity Network (2021-03-02). 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?>

Reposted article by Dave Lindorff (2021-03-02). 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.

The Jamal Journal (2021-03-02). 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.

Jim Soliz (2021-03-02). Congressional Republicans Kevin McCarthy, Mike Garcia met with protests. peoplesworld.org SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Planned protests against two Congressional Republicans from Southern California, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (23rd C.D.) and Rep. Mike Garcia (25th C.D.) took place as scheduled on Fri., Feb. 26. The actions took place in the cities of Santa Clarita, Lancaster, and Bakersfield, three bulwarks of the far right in California, as …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-02). War Mongering for Artificial Intelligence. counterpunch.org The ghost of Edward Teller must have been doing the rounds between members of the National Commission on Artificial Intelligence. The father of the hydrogen bomb was never one too bothered by the ethical niggles that came with inventing murderous technology. It was not, for instance, "the scientist's job to determine whether a hydrogen bomb

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).

Kathy Kelly (2021-03-02). Blood for Oil. dissidentvoice.org Amid the ongoing horror, it's important to find ways to atone for war crimes —including reparations. Thirty years ago, when the United States launched Operation Desert Storm against Iraq, I was a member of the Gulf Peace Team. We were 73 people from fifteen different countries, aged 22 to 76, living in a tent camp …

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).

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-02). UK decision to reduce aid to Yemen criticized by activists and rights groups. peoplesdispatch.org Critics also point out that the UK's decision intensifies its crimes in Yemen due to its continued arms sales worth billions to Saudi Arabia and its allies responsible for the war and destruction in the country…

John Clamp (2021-03-02). Yemen, Where Pitiless Geopolitics is Causing Famine. counterpunch.org What is it about proxy wars that make them so very nasty? Is it really possible that at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, hard-by some of the richest kingdoms in the world, millions of children may starve to death in the worst famine of recent times? Are these questions linked? The region is

Stephen Lendman (2021-03-02). US Foreign Policy: "War Is Peace". Plans to Partition Syria. globalresearch.ca Recall GWB: | "I just want you to know that, when we …

Editor (2021-03-02). Chris Hedges: The Age of Social Murder. scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost The two million deaths that have resulted from the ruling elites mishandling of the global pandemic will be dwarfed by what is to follow. The global catastrophe that awaits us, already baked into the ecosystem from the failure to curb the use of fossil fuels and animal agriculture, presage new, deadlier pandemics, mass migrations of billions of desperate… |

RT (2021-03-02). Harry Potter video game will allow transgender characters, but unsated critics want 'reparations' from 'transphobic' JK Rowling. rt.com The upcoming Harry Potter video game 'Hogwarts Legacy' will allow players to customize characters beyond two genders, but social justice warriors upset over creator JK Rowling and a "far-right" designer are saying it's not enough. | The game, which is set to be released next year, will let users customize their character's voice, body type, and gender placement, according to a report from Bloomberg citing sources working on the project. The only identifying marker for characters will be whether they are a "wizard" or a "witch." | The move came after some working on the game were concerned with numerous public…

RT (2021-03-02). YouTube REMOVES video of Trump's CPAC speech from RT channels — yet it's ok with the SAME video posted by Western outlets. rt.com Having a video of former US President Donald Trump's speech at CPAC may get you warnings and a deletion from YouTube, but apparently only if you're RT, as the platform seems to selectively apply its arbitrary and capricious rules. | On Tuesday, RT and its German-language channel RT DE got a notice from YouTube that the video of Trump speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida on Sunday was being flagged for a "strike" under the platform's

RT (2021-03-02). 'Absolute legend': Ex-Russia & Chelsea football ace Smertin plays keepy-uppy on ice — then wins notorious extreme marathon (VIDEO). rt.com Former Russia captain Alexey Smertin has been filmed delicately juggling a football on the icy surface of a vast lake in Siberia — a day before battling through freezing conditions to win one of the world's toughest marathons. | Dressed in gloves and a woolly hat, brave Smertin showed nifty knee and footwork to keep a ball up on the ice with friends ahead of the annual Baikal Ice Marathon, a remarkable 26.2-mile race which takes place on a lake surface. | The daring 45-year-old showed he still possessed some of the ample skills that took him to the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004 in a much-needed warm-up, a…

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-02). 5th Amin al-Zarb Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 02 (MNA) — The Fifth edition of Amin al-Zarb Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony was held in Tehran's Vahdat Hall on Tue. in the presence of First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri.

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-02). Demining of liberated areas in Azerbaijani Fuzuli. en.mehrnews.com FUZULI, Mar. 02 (MNA) — Azerbaijani experts are demining the Fuzuli district that was recently liberated in the Karabakh second war.

MEE correspondent (2021-03-02). Egypt: 'Homesick' journalist detained after return from exile in Turkey. middleeasteye.net Egypt: 'Homesick' journalist detained after return from exile in Turkey | Gamaal el-Gamal, who suffers five chronic illnesses, is at risk of death in custody, his friends warn | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 14: 24 | Gamaal el-Gamal, an Egyptian journalist and columnist, was detained at Cairo airport on 22 February (Social media) | Egypt has ordered the pre-trial detention of journalist and governm…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-02). Morocco cuts contact with German embassy over diplomatic tensions. middleeasteye.net Morocco cuts contact with German embassy over diplomatic tensions | Officials say the suspension is a warning over Berlin's 'disregard' for Rabat on Western Sahara and Libya issues | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 11: 15 | German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita at the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) conference on 19 November 2019 in Berlin (AFP) | Morocco has s…

Ulrike Guerot (2021-03-02). Does Corona policy threaten our fundamental rights? Scientist warns of "creeping process" indybay.org The state is allowed to restrict citizens in a pandemic so as not to endanger public health. But the state doesn't have the right to harm citizens. It does not get to decide which life is worth protecting and which is not. This article was published in German on 2/22/2021.

Code Pink & partners (2021-03-02). Saturday 3/20: San Jose Rally Demanding End the Forever Wars Now! indybay.org "Peace Corner": Intersection of Winchester Blvd & Stevens Creek Blvd at the border of San Jose & Santa Clara (intersection sidewalk in front of Santana Row) | MASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED…

news.un (2021-03-02). Untreated hearing loss threatens nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide — WHO. news.un.org By 2050, around one-in-four people will be living with some degree of hearing loss, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday, in its first World Report on Hearing.

news.un (2021-03-02). Secretary-General urges countries to end 'deadly addiction' to coal. news.un.org The world still has a "fighting chance" to limit global warming by ending dependence on coal, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told representatives from governments, local authorities and the private sector, meeting online on Tuesday.

PAI (2021-03-02). Senate Democrats pull $15 wage from rescue package; progressives target filibuster. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The Senate's barely ruling Democrats apparently have given up for now on raising the minimum wage, but the nation's unions, the New Poor People's Campaign, and their allies haven't. By a 219-212 vote after midnight on Feb. 27, the Democratic-run House approved the $1.9 trillion economic aid bill, called the American Rescue Plan. It includes …

Najwa Jamal (2021-03-02). Even Blue States Suppress Student Voters. thenation.com Even Blue States Suppress Student Voters…

Jon Skolnik (2021-03-02). Supreme Court hints it will uphold voter restrictions after GOP lawyers admit they boost Republicans. salon.com The move comes amid a flood of over 250 bills pushed by Republicans attempting to suppress voter rights…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-02). Libya: Peace process threatened by vote-buying allegations. middleeasteye.net Libya: Peace process threatened by vote-buying allegations | Political rival and UN weigh in after claims delegates offered up to $500,000 to elect interim prime minister-designate Abdul Hamid Dbeibah | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 16: 31 | A UN staff member empties a ballot box after delegates vote for Libya's new interim government during LPDF meeting on 5 February 2021 near Geneva (AFP/United Nati…

Declaration for American Democracy coalition (2021-03-02). Wednesday 3/3: Watch Party! House Votes on the For the People Act (#HR1) w/ Voto Latino & More. indybay.org Virtual watch party via livestream: www.facebook.com/votolatino/

Children's Health Defense (2021-03-02). Whistleblower: 25% of Residents in German Nursing Home Died After Pfizer Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Reiner Fuellmich and Viviane Fischer, attorneys and founding members of …

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-02). Japanese patient loses life after receiving Pfizer Vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 02 (MNA) — A Japanese woman in her 60s has died several days after being administered a dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Paul Dobson (2021-03-02). UN Special Rapporteur Blasts 'Devastating,' 'Illegal' US and EU Sanctions against Venezuela. zcomm.org UN Human Rights expert Alena Douhan called for sanctions to be lifted and revised…

Juan Cole (2021-03-02). The 7 Deadly Sins of Today's Conservatives. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — That someone at the conservative political convention, CPAC, thought it a good idea to put up a gilded statue of the odious Trump says it all. Today's conservatives are literally worshiping a gold calf, for all the world like straying children of Israel who lapsed from their devotion to God. …

RT (2021-03-02). Americans more concerned with violent protests in US cities than Capitol riot, more certain pro-Trump rioters get convicted — poll. rt.com A new poll has found people are more concerned about protests that turned violent over the summer in major cities than the violence at the US Capitol, and that most believe it's the January 6 rioters who will face full justice.

RT (2021-03-02). No fake Trump supporters or Antifa behind Capitol riot, FBI director testifies — adds agency must GROW amid domestic terror threat. rt.com FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate the "domestic terrorism" at the heart of the US Capitol riot has been "metastasizing" for years, but there is no evidence of involvement from Antifa or fake Donald Trump supporters. | In a Tuesday hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wray made it clear he believed the January 6 riot was an example of "domestic terrorism," an issue he sees as an increasing problem in the US. | "January sixth was not an isolated event. The problem of domestic terrorism has been metastasizing across the country for a long time now and it is not going away anytime soon,"

Ramsey Touchberry (2021-03-02). Republicans try to keep antifa conspiracy theory alive — FBI chief knocks them down. salon.com FBI director says Jan. 6 attack was "domestic terrorism" by Trump supporters. Republicans: Yes, but antifa?>

Baicker K. (2021-03-02). Trade-offs in Public Health Insurance Design. jamanetwork.com The importance of access to health care and the financial protections that insurance should provide have never been more salient, and the potential consequences of the costs and gaps within the patchwork system in the US have never been more dire. Would the US population be better off with a simple, single-payer, uniform Medicare-for-all type of insurance plan?

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.

Climate Nexus (2021-03-02). Sky-high levels of fracking chemicals detected in children's bodies. peoplesworld.org While the hazards of fracking to human health are well-documented, first-of-its-kind research from Environmental Health News shows the actual levels of biomarkers for fracking chemicals in the bodies of children living near fracking wells far higher than in the general population. The research fills a gap in the science between the health harms experienced by …

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 …

John Feffer (2021-03-02). The Claudius Presidency? counterpunch.org Caligula was by all accounts a nasty piece of work. During the nearly four years that he ruled over the Roman empire in the first century CE, Caligula was notorious for sexual predation and extravagant spending. Never one to sell himself short, he proclaimed early on that he was a god. He held the Senate

Patrick Cockburn (2021-03-02). ISIS and the UK: the Case of Shamima Begum. counterpunch.org A former Isis fighter once complained to me that western volunteers who travelled to the so-called Islamic State in northeastern Syria were a burden because they did not speak Arabic, had no military experience, knew little about Islam and had often come because they were bored or unhappy at home. He said that their main

Ben Cowles (2021-03-02). At least 15 refugees dead in Mediterranean shipwreck. peoplesworld.org At least 15 people drowned in the central Mediterranean at the weekend while attempting to flee Libya, though the death toll could have been much higher if civilian rescuers had not intervened. Activist network Alarm Phone received a distress call early yesterday morning from a rubber boat carrying about 125 people. The boat was deflating, …

Staff (2021-03-02). Faith without workers is dead. therealnews.com Working in the Church is a lot like working for other nonprofits, according to Rev. Lindsey Joyce. The work is fulfilling, but it can also be exploitative, and we need to talk about it.

Phil Knight (2021-03-02). Yellowstone Wasn't Saved by Chance. counterpunch.org Yellowstone National Park, the original "Best American Idea", turns 149 on March 1 this year. We tend to take for granted that we have lots of great national parks and that ones like Yellowstone are protected. But Yellowstone was the first national park and we almost lost that wonderland. In the 1870s and '80s, opportunists

The Conversation (2021-03-02). Decline of Coal shows Gov't Policy, Renewables crucial to Reducing Carbon Emissions: The Market isn't Enough. juancole.com By David Drake and Jeffrey York | — The big idea People often point to plunging natural gas prices as the reason U.S. coal-fired power plants have been shutting down at a faster pace in recent years. However, new research shows two other forces had a much larger effect: federal regulation and a well-funded activist …

Sam Pizzigati (2021-03-02). The Average American Pay Tax on Half of Their Wealth, Shouldn't Rich Americans? counterpunch.org Might the United States, home to the world's wealthiest people, sometime soon sport a tax on wealth? Media outlets the nation over have begunspeculating on just that question. But many of these reflections are missing the point: The United States already has a wealth tax. We call this already existing levy the "property tax," and

Joe Sims (2021-03-02). Getting it right on Hampton, the Panthers, and 'Judas and the Black Messiah'. peoplesworld.org The young freedom fighters of the Black Panther Party, as brilliantly portrayed in the film Judas and the Black Messiah, were most certainly "uncompromising," as described in Brian W. Major's recent People's World review. The recently released film, directed by Shaka King and starring Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfiel, Dominique Fishback, and Martin Sheen, unfolds a …

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). 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). Former CIA director John Brennan 'embarrassed to be a WHITE MALE'… and critics agree they're embarrassed he's a white male too. 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 on 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). 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…

RT (2021-03-02). WATCH Iranian missiles rain down on US base in Iraq following Soleimani assassination in newly declassified VIDEO. rt.com The Pentagon has declassified never-before-seen drone footage showing a barrage of Iranian missiles pounding an American airbase in Iraq last year, launched in response to the US kill strike on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. | US Central Command released the declassified footage to CBS for a '60 Minutes' segment over the weekend, in which six Qiam 1 missiles are seen raining down on the Ayn al-Asad airbase, which houses US troops in Iraq's western Anbar Province. | Filmed in grainy infrared, the brief annotated video shows incoming missiles as they slam into aircraft maintenance hangars and other base facil…

RT (2021-03-02). Dr. Seuss canceled: Six of author's beloved books to cease publication over 'hurtful & wrong' racist imagery. rt.com Six books by the iconic children's author Dr. Seuss will cease publication after the publishing company said they contain stereotypes that are considered "hurtful and wrong" in the modern age. | In a

Romana Rubeo (2021-03-02). Engaging the World: The 'Fascinating Story' of Hamas's Political Evolution. mintpressnews.com On February 4, representatives from the Palestinian Movement, Hamas, This was not the first time that Hamas's officials traveled to Moscow on similar missions. In fact, Moscow continues to represent an important political breathing space for Hamas, which has been isolated by Israel's Western benefactors. Involved in this isolation are also several Arab governments wh…

RT (2021-03-02). Amazon revises new app logo after users liken it to Adolf Hitler's smirk. rt.com Amazon quietly changed the design of its app logo after social media users claimed the image of a box with tape on it bears a resemblance to Nazi Germany's dictator, Adolf Hitler. | The original logo, which Amazon rolled out in January, was meant to portray a brown Amazon box with a piece of jagged tape above the company's iconic smile icon. The combination of the smile and tape, however, ended up vaguely resembling Hitler's infamous toothbrush moustache. | Amazon's revised version of the logo has ditched the jagged tape for a more square piece of tape with a folded corner. | lmao I completely missed that amaz…

Ian Cobain (2021-03-02). Labour faces legal challenge over recruitment of former Israeli spy. middleeasteye.net Labour faces legal challenge over recruitment of former Israeli spy | British Palestinian party member says ex-military intelligence officer's 'social listening' role raises questions about data security | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 12: 04 | Labour leader Keir Starmer has been criticised by other senior party figures over the appointment (Reuters) | The UK Labour Party is facing a legal challenge over its decision t…

Aaliyah Harris (2021-03-02). In conversation with Rianna Patterson about dementia and her new documentary. thecanary.co According to

Areeb Ullah (2021-03-02). Khashoggi murder: Press watchdog files criminal complaint against Saudi crown prince. middleeasteye.net Khashoggi murder: Press watchdog files criminal complaint against Saudi crown prince | Reporters Without Borders pursues Mohammed bin Salman in German court following declassified US report into assassination | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 11: 28 | Jamal Khashoggi's murder in 2018 sparked an international outcry for justice (Screengrab) | A press freedom watchdog has filed a historic criminal complaint in Germany a…

MEE staff (2021-03-02). Austria: Outrage after authorities target academic as part of 'terrorism' crackdown. middleeasteye.net Austria: Outrage after authorities target academic as part of 'terrorism' crackdown | Farid Hafez's house was raided at gunpoint in wake of Vienna terror attack as he was also accused of supporting the removal of Egypt's Sisi | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 11: 10 | Farid Hafez in a photo taken from social media (Twitter) | An Austrian academic's account of being interrogated at gunpoint over alleged "terrorist" sympathie…

MEE staff (2021-03-02). UN experts call on Israel to stop repeated demolition of rural Palestinian community. middleeasteye.net UN experts call on Israel to stop repeated demolition of rural Palestinian community | Special rapporteurs stress that Israel's justification that village lies within military firing zone does not meet requirements of international law | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 21: 32 | A resident reacts as Israeli forces demolish Bedouin tents and structures in Humsa area in northern Jordan valley, on 8 February (AFP/File photo)…

Antonio García (2021-03-02). Protestas contra congresistas republicanos en el sur de California. peoplesworld.org BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Las manifestaciones contra los congresistas republicanos Kevin McCarthy (castaño 23) y Mike Garcia (castaño 25) se llevaron a cabo tal como se había planeado este viernes pasado 26 de febrero. Las acciones tomaron lugar en las ciudades de Santa Clarita, Lancaster y Bakersfield. En Santa Clarita, inmediatamente los manifestaciones fueron confrontados con …

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 . . . |

WSWS (2021-03-02). 100,000 Spanish dead in pandemic: PSOE-Podemos regime ends restrictions. wsws.org While the National Institute of Statistics recorded over 100,000 excess deaths by last month, the PSOE-Podemos government's official death count was almost 40,000 less.

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 …

Margaret Flowers (2021-03-02). Small Acts Can Become a Power No Government Can Suppress. globalresearch.ca The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was passed in the House this …

South Front (2021-03-02). Video: Escalation in the Middle East Appears Imminent: The Axis of Resistance on the Offensive. Or Not? globalresearch.ca Escalation in the Middle East appears imminent, due to various incidents …

Online News Editor (2021-03-02). Honduras protecting masterminds of activist's murder, family say. laprensalatina.com Tegucigalpa, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- Members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (Copinh) joined the family and friends of slain environmental activist Berta Caceres for a protest Tuesday on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the crime. Though seven people have been convicted and sentenced for the March 3, 2016, …

Editor (2021-03-02). Is Harvard Denying Cornel West Tenure Over His Palestine Views? scheerpost.com Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Juan Cole / Informed Comment Maximilien Alvarez writing at The Chronicle of Higher Education interviews eminent Black philosopher Cornel West on the latter being denied tenure at Harvard University. West is convinced that his views on the Palestine issue are the real reason for which Harvard will not give him a permanent job. Universities have a custom of giving… |

Ramsey Touchberry (2021-03-02). Jim Jordan, MTG and other Republicans now falsely blaming Pelosi for Jan. 6 debacle. salon.com Ohio Republican and various right-wing allies spread debunked narrative that Pelosi rejected National Guard…

Chris Hedges (2021-03-02). Chris Hedges: The Age of Social Murder. mintpressnews.com Princeton, New Jersey ( The science that elucidates this socia…

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-03-02). A year after the anti-Muslim pogrom in Delhi, justice remains elusive for victims. peoplesdispatch.org Victims and survivors of the five-days long violence by mobs led allegedly by the far-right leaders of the BJP recollected their horrors at a press conference organized by the Communist Party of India (Marxist)…

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-03-02). Sunday 3/7: Capitalism, Ecology, and Socialism. indybay.org Zoom meeting. Log-in info will be posted by Friday on our website: !CSSMARX.ORG…

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-02). Black senior manager files lawsuit to sue Amazon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 02 (MNA) — Black senior manager, Charlotte Newman, alleges that a senior Amazon employee sexually harassed and groped her, while Amazon says it's investigating the claims.

Rima Najjar (2021-03-02). What Jordan's Prince Hassan Fails to Recognize: Palestinian Struggle Is an Advance Guard of the Arab Liberation Movement. globalresearch.ca It's déjà vu time for Palestine; we have lived through the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-02). Progressives mobilize across Spain to protest privatization of healthcare. peoplesdispatch.org Progressive sections in Spain organized mobilizations on Saturday, February 27 against the privatization of healthcare. The call for the mobilization was given by Coordinator for the Anti-Privatization of Health (CAS). The protesters called for the strengthening of primary health care and demanded the repeal of Law 15/97 and Article 90 of the General Health Law which enables participation of private companies in the public health sector. Trade unions, including the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), political parties like the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) and Communist Workers Party of Spain (…

Raging Grannies (2021-03-02). Saturday 3/6: Demonstrate for CA Single Payer Healthcare: Honk & Wave for CalCare. indybay.org Intersection of El Camino Real and Castro St. | Mountain View…

Camilleri M. (2021-03-02). Diagnosis and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. jamanetwork.com This narrative review summarizes the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and prognosis of irritable bowel syndrome.

Philip Farruggio (2021-03-02). Suckers for fat cat sports!! nationofchange.org Do you think these sports divas (owners, players and media) have a great deal?>

Amanda Mills (2021-03-02). Despite pressure from US and Bayer, Mexico will ban glyphosate. nationofchange.org "Our rationale is based on the precautionary principle in the face of environmental risks as well as the right of the Mexican government to take action in favor of the public good."

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-03-02). Otvoreno pismo predsedniku Republike Srbije, Aleksandru Vuƒçiƒáu. globalresearch.ca Veoma cenjeni gospodine Predsedniƒçe! | Dozvolite mi da Vam se …

_____ (2021-03-02). Given Recent Innovations, Maybe We Don't Need To Eat Or Use Animals At All. popularresistance.org I'm currently facing a felony prosecution in Wright County after exposing Iowa Select Farms killing thousands of pigs via "ventilation shutdown," which involves shutting down a building's vents as heat and steam are pumped in. The practice was so egregious that employees at the company sought the support of Direct Action Everywhere, the animal rights group I organize with, in exposing and ultimately stopping it. | As recently reported by the Intercept, a high-level executive at the company was fired for raising his concerns, and FBI agents were called in to try to flip a whistleblower into becoming an informant a…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-02). Tunisia's largest party calls for joint dialogue to resolve growing political crisis. peoplesdispatch.org Last week, thousands of protesters and Ennahda supporters participated in a rally expressing support for prime minister Hichem Mechichi in his dispute with the president over a recent cabinet reshuffle and new ministerial appointments announced earlier this year…

Chernew ME, Pany MJ. (2021-03-02). Addressing Excess Health Care Pricing With Backstop Price Caps. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint reviews evidence that higher hospital prices reflect greater market power more than higher-quality services and proposes that backstop price caps can mitigate harms from the most excessive prices without constraining or distorting competitive health care markets.

Powers BW, Jain SH, Shrank WH. (2021-03-02). The De-Adoption of Low-Value Health Care—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We agree with Dr Donzelli that reforming health care payment is an essential step in reducing the delivery of low-value services. This is core to our argument around the economic forces that guide the de-adoption of low-value care. Within this realm of economic levers, Donzelli makes an important distinction between pay-for-performance and pay-for-health models, noting some inconsistent results from the former. Although there is evidence that targeted payment policies can reduce the provision of low-value care, we agree that more holistic value-based payment models are needed. Our understanding of how to…

Katia Novella Miller (2021-03-02). Spain's Conquistador Hernan Cortes and the Unknown History of the Panama Canal. globalresearch.ca First crossposted in October 2020. | The Panama Canal project is much …

You S, Gupta A, Krumholz HM. (2021-03-02). Ticagrelor vs Clopidogrel for Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Undergoing Percutaneous Intervention—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Kim and colleagues state that the results of our study are not comparable with those of PLATO and suggest that our findings may differ because patients enrolled in PLATO had a higher proportion of prior myocardial infarction. First, as we mention in our article, PLATO failed to show benefit in North America and included few Asian patients. It did show that ticagrelor reduced ischemic events and increased the rate of nonprocedural bleeding. However, several studies have demonstrated that high-risk patients with ACS do not have a net benefit with ticagrelor. For example, the SWEDEHEART registry showed t…

Mirmirani P, Fu J. (2021-03-02). Hair Loss Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights Clinical Update reviews the differential diagnosis, patterns, evaluation, and management of the most common causes of nonscarring hair loss, including male pattern balding, telogen effluvium, and alopecia areata.

Emir Sader (2021-03-02). Lula y el PT, obsesiones de la derecha brasileña. globalizacion.ca Hay muchas interpretaciones de lo sucedido en las últimas décadas de la historia política brasileña. Pero casi ninguna toca el mecanismo fundamental, que explica el comportamiento de la derecha brasileña y, al mismo tiempo, la fuerza de la izquierda brasileña….

Thomas Magstadt (2021-03-02). To hell with the filibuster. nationofchange.org Representative democracy based on majority rule is logical; anything else is utterly illogical and self-defeating.

Mirko C. Trudeau (2021-03-02). Vuelve el belicismo de Estados Unidos en Medio Oriente. globalizacion.ca Estados Unidos realizó el jueves ataques aéreos en un punto de control fronterizo entre Siria e Irak. Los bombardeos dejaron al menos 22 muertos y destruyeron tres camiones de municiones entre milicias que apoyan al gobierno de Damasco, mientras un…

Voelker R. (2021-03-02). Rules Finalized for New Tobacco Product Approvals. jamanetwork.com Two recently finalized rules provide tobacco product manufacturers with additional information on federal requirements they must meet to get their products on the market. Then-FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, said finalization of the rules "is an important milestone in the FDA's regulation of tobacco products."

Voelker R. (2021-03-02). Import Alert on Hand Sanitizers From Mexico. jamanetwork.com All hand sanitizers from Mexico are under an FDA import alert to protect consumers from potentially dangerous products.

_____ (2021-03-02). How The First US City To Fund Reparations For Black Residents Is Making Amends. popularresistance.org Above photo: ABC. Up to $25,000 per eligible resident for housing will be distributed this year. Evanston, Illinois, is like a lot of American cities. The city just north of Chicago appears picturesque, updated and grand on one side — but not far away, one can see the signs of economic and racial segregation, despite …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-03-02). No Corona Lockdown. Life in Serbia is Normal. Open Letter to Serbia's President, Aleksandar Vuƒçiƒá. globalresearch.ca Dear Mr. President! | Let me address you again, but first I …

Kim H, Kubica J, Jeong Y. (2021-03-02). Ticagrelor vs Clopidogrel for Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Undergoing Percutaneous Intervention. jamanetwork.com To the Editor A recent retrospective cohort analysis by Dr You and colleagues demonstrated that compared with clopidogrel, ticagrelor was not associated with better outcomes in patients from the US and South Korea with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing percutaneous intervention (PCI). However, there are several important discrepancies between this cohort analysis and the randomized Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes (PLATO) trial.

WSWS (2021-03-02). Australia: Walgett teachers walk off the job over staffing shortages. wsws.org The walkout in a remote rural town is a sign of deepening discontent among teachers nationally over unfilled vacancies and soaring workloads.

Caroline Hurley (2021-03-02). Zoonoses and Climate Change: Is One Health Enough? counterpunch.org Zoonotic diseases or zoonoses are animal infections that people can catch. Viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi transmitted by animals to other animals like pets, and people, can produce mild to serious illnesses. Scientists estimate that about two-thirds of known infectious diseases and three-quarters of new or emerging infectious diseases in humans are traceable to animals. Direct

Brian Berletic (2021-03-02). Video: Violent US-backed Hong Kong-Style Mobs in Thailand Continue. asia-pacificresearch.com

Fight Back (2021-03-02). Teamsters Local 120 standing strong as Marathon oil refinery lockout enters 6th week. fightbacknews.org St. Paul Park, MN – On March 1, the lockout of Teamsters at Marathon's Saint Paul Park refinery entered its sixth week, after a 24-hour strike by the Teamsters on January 21. Marathon is pushing an agenda of job cuts and attacks on safety, so little progress has been made at the table. | Teamsters do not appear to be backing down and say they will keep fighting for as long as needed to keep the community safe. | The union members have been picketing at entrances and other key locations around the refinery. They have set up headquarters at the Saint Paul Park American Legion building, as well as encampments around…

WSWS (2021-03-02). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Meatpacking workers occupy Arrebeef plant in northern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina in defense of wages and jobs and in defiance of their own union.

Karen Conner (2021-03-02). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the February Jobs Report. cepr.net (The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, March 5th at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) The checks distributed as part of the December relief package led to strong growth in consumption in January, which will likely carry over into February. This should be a reason for expecting …

Ashiq Hussain Andrabi (2021-03-02). Educating Young People in Conflict Zones: an Interview With Nyla Ali Khan. counterpunch.org Ashiq Hussain Andrabi: Let's begin with your journey from a teacher who's sensitive to the diversity of cultural traditions, to a writer who critically observes the socio-political discourse in South Asia, particularly Kashmir, through an oblique focus from the margins. Nyla Ali Khan: As an academic, it is intellectually stimulating for me to observe my students think

Princella Talley (2021-03-02). No Shelter from the Storms. progressive.org The effects of climate change on homeless people need more than a mention.

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.

Shalev N, Brudney KF, Scherer ML. (2021-03-02). Antiretroviral Drug Recommendations for HIV Treatment and Prevention. jamanetwork.com To the Editor As HIV clinicians, we read with interest the new antiretroviral treatment guidelines published on behalf of the International Antiviral Society—USA. Nevertheless, we believe these guidelines failed to integrate emerging evidence and may have reflected implicit commercial bias.

Jim Hightower (2021-03-02). Vox Populist: Lord of the Flies, Revisited. progressive.org In striving to institute a culture of justice, it's self-defeating to assume humankind is innately selfish.

Stephen Kearse (2021-03-02). Playboi Carti, Rap Iconoclast. thenation.com Playboi Carti, Rap Iconoclast…

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (2021-03-02). VP Harris, Maybe You Were Elected for Such a Time as This. thenation.com Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis VP Harris, Maybe You Were Elected for Such a Time as This…

John Nichols (2021-03-02). $15 an Hour Is the Compromise. thenation.com $15 an Hour Is the Compromise…

Archie Brown (2021-03-02). Happy 90th Birthday, Mr. Gorbachev. thenation.com Happy 90th Birthday, Mr. Gorbachev…

Ryah Aqel, Mohammed El-Kurd (2021-03-02). The Israeli Military Shot My Cousin—and the US Bears Part of the Blame. thenation.com The Israeli Military Shot My Cousin—and the US Bears Part of the Blame…

Voelker R. (2021-03-02). Monthly Injection Is Approved for Patients With HIV. jamanetwork.com The FDA has approved a treatment regimen that will allow some patients with HIV infection to trade their daily pills for a once-a-month injection.

Brian Tokar (2021-03-02). 25 Years of GMOs, and Some New Insights from Argentina. zcomm.org This technology has failed to demonstrate any consistent advantages for crop yields or food quality, but has helped drive an unprecedented consolidation of corporate power in the global seed and agrochemical sectors…

Oorna Raut (2021-03-02). Pushing the tempo at Mumbai's farm sit-in. zcomm.org At Mumbai's Azad Maidan, at a farmers' protest in late January, dhumsi and tarpa players from Adivasi communities in Maharashtra's Dahanu taluka opposed the new farm laws through song and dance…

Alexander Herbert (2021-03-02). Recovering the anarchism of the 1921 Kronstadt Rebellion. zcomm.org The anarchist roots of the Kronstadt Rebellion have long been denied, but the plurality of anti-Bolshevik resistance in Soviet Russia harbors important lessons for movements today…

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Joe Biden Championed the Iraq War. Will that Come Back to Haunt Him Now?
Mark Weisbrot | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
Below are relevant excerpts from an important article by Mark Weisbrot…
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Remembering the First Gulf War
Kathy Kelly | progressive.org | 2021-03-02
Amid the ongoing horror, it's important to find ways to atone for war crimes –including reparations.
progressive.org/dispatches/remembering-f…

The Afghanization of American Democracy?
James Bovard | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-02
Acrimony and recriminations continue to swirl around the 2020 presidential election. Three out of four Republicans believe that there was "widespread fraud" in the election, while Democrats have sought to turn into criticisms of the election into a "Big Lie" heresy against democracy. Senior congressional Democrats are pressuring the nation's largest cable providers to cease carrying conservative networks such as Fox News that raised too many questions about Biden's victory.
counterpunch.org/2021/03/02/the-aghaniza…

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…

Legislative elections in El Salvador consolidate power of authoritarian president Nayib Bukele
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-02
The overwhelming victory of the Bukele-led NI-GANA alliance in the legislative elections gives the executive immense power to fulfill his authoritarian objectives, raising concerns for progressive sectors…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/02/legislati…

Palestinian's Hamas to welcome setting up elections court
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-02
TEHRAN, Mar. 02 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) announced that his respective movement will welcome the establishment of election court.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170576/Palestinian-…

GOP civil war: Adam Kinzinger tears into Josh Hawley and his "smug face" during CPAC speech
Jon Skolnik | salon.com | 2021-03-02
Hawley bragged about defying the election results during CPAC. Kinzinger wasn't having it…
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A New Form of Jim Crow: Ari Berman on the GOP's Anti-Democratic Assault on Voting Rights
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-02
The Republican-led House in Georgia has passed a sweeping bill to make it harder to vote, in a move aimed to prevent Democrats from winning future elections. The bill limits access to absentee ballots, limits weekend early voting hours and curbs ballot drop boxes, among other provisions. Across the U.S., Republican lawmakers have introduced more than 250 bills in 43 states aimed at restricting voting access. Ari Berman, author and reporter for Mother Jones, says Republicans are "breaking democracy" with their push to restrict voting. "The Republican Party has no interest in appealing to a majority of Americans. I…
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"Los tres" y la política boliviana
Hugo Moldiz Mercado | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-02
La anunciada participación de Evo Morales, en su calidad de jefe político, y del binomio presidencial –Luis Arce y David Choquehuanca– en lo que resta de la campaña para las elecciones del 7 de marzo, no es algo que debería…
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Association Between COVID-19 Lockdown Measures and ED Visits for Violence-Related Injuries in Wales
Shepherd JP, Moore SC, Long A, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
This study investigates emergency department visits for violence-related injuries occurring at home and outside the home in Cardiff, Wales, before and after COVID-19 lockdown measures were instituted in March 2020.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

UK study challenges use of mental health impact to justify ending COVID-19 lockdown
wsws.org | 2021-03-02
Those who had previously experienced mental health problems were hardest hit, but researchers noted the impact on the poor, the young, and those with small children at home.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/02/tsun…

Sà£o Paulo teachers continue strike against deadly school reopenings despite union sabotage
wsws.org | 2021-03-02
With Brazil and the state of Sà£o Paulo reaching the worst moment of the COVID-19 pandemic, the pseudo-lefts have advocated ending the teachers strike.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/02/saop…

O compromisso de Cuba com a saúde internacional
Franklin Frederick | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
'Eles descobriram armas inteligentes. Nós descobrimos algo mais importante: as pessoas pensam e sentem.' Fidel Castro | A crise COVID-19 tem revelado o fracasso da maioria dos países capitalistas ocidentais em suas políticas de saúde pública. Décadas de austeridade neoliberal, de …
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Major US school districts reopen despite spread of more contagious and lethal COVID-19 variants
wsws.org | 2021-03-02
Numerous school districts began reopening Monday as part of the bipartisan push to resume in-person learning at all schools, with the fulsome support of the teachers unions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/02/schl…

People's Action to Senate: Listen to Workers–Keep $15 In
Johanna Kichton | peoplesaction.org | 2021-03-02
Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.–People's Action today released the following statement by Director George Goehl calling on the Senate to do everything it can to include a minimum wage increase in the COVID relief package moving through Congress: "We need Congress to fight for everyday people. It is undemocratic to allow an unelected …
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Researchers Investigate What COVID-19 Does to the Heart
Abbasi J. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
This Medical News article discusses reports of myocardial injury and myocarditis among patients with COVID-19.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

It's Not Your Fault–Forgiveness in Illness and Death
Stead W. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
In this narrative medicine essay an infectious diseases physician shares the sense of forgiveness she brings to anyone possibly involved in COVID-19 transmission, having learned as a child the healing power of family absolution after she witnessed the death of a cousin.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

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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Cordiality marks 1st meeting between US, Mexican presidents
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-02
By Eduard Ribas i Admetlla Mexico City, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- The presidents of Mexico and the United States held an initial virtual meeting that was free of any type of discord, although no agreement was reached on the sharing of Covid-19 vaccines and they avoided discussion of Mexico's plans for a controversial electricity sector overhaul. …
laprensalatina.com/cordiality-marks-1st-…

Prague houses Covid-positive homeless people in empty tourist hotels
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-02
Gustavo Monge Prague, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- The lockdown and measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 have led to the temporary closure of hotels in the Czech Republic, an opportunity that the mayor of Prague, which has the highest number of infections in the EU and which has seen its tourist visitor all but disappear, …
laprensalatina.com/prague-houses-covid-p…

Germany set to extend Covid lockdown by 3 weeks
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-02
Berlin, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- Germany, which has been under a nationwide lockdown since before Christmas, is set to extend the measures until March 28, according to reports leaked to the media ahead of a meeting on Wednesday between the German chancellor Angela Merkel and the 16 leaders of the country's federal states. They are expected …
laprensalatina.com/germany-set-to-extend…

No child left behind: Portugal education initiative takes on Covid
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-02
Malpartida, Portugal, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- Marta Santos and Miguel Rito make house-to-house visits every week in Portugal's remote villages to distribute homework to students with no internet access, as part of an initiative to ensure that no child is left behind during the coronavirus pandemic. The closure of the face-to-face classrooms on Jan. 21 hit …
laprensalatina.com/no-child-left-behind-…

China seeks to vaccinate 40 percent of its population by June
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-02
Shanghai, China, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- China plans to accelerate its mass vaccination campaign so as to cover 40 percent of its population by the end of June, according to one of the leading figures in the fight against Covid-19 in the Asian country. Zhong Nanshan, the leader of a group of experts attached to the …
laprensalatina.com/china-seeks-to-vaccin…

South Korea begins new school year in hope of more in-person classes
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-02
Seoul, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- Schools in South Korea opened for the new session on Tuesday amid hopes that relaxed Covid-19 restrictions and the vaccination drive that began last week will allow students to attend more face-to-face classes in the second year of the pandemic. The Ministry of Education, in January, revised its health protocols for …
laprensalatina.com/south-korea-begins-ne…

Doctors, health workers protest working conditions, call for vaccines
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-02
Tunis, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of Tunisian doctors and healthcare workers on Tuesday gathered in front of the health ministry to protest the government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The participants in the rally, organized by the Tunisian Organization of Young Doctors, called for healthcare workers to be inoculated, more medical supplies and more effective …
laprensalatina.com/doctors-health-worker…

Covid, vuelta a clases y el apocalipsis de julio de 2022
Aram Aharonian | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-02
América Latina vio hace un año cumplir sus peores presagios: un brasileño que llegó de Italia daba positivo en Sao Paulo el 26 de febrero de 2020 por covid-19 y hacía saltar las alarmas en la región, con sistemas de…
globalizacion.ca/covid-vuelta-clases-y-e…

COVID-19 death toll mounts to 60,267 in Iran: official
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-02
TEHRAN, Mar. 02 (MNA) — Some 86 more Iranians died of coronavirus over the past 24 hours and 1,406,845 people out of a total of 1,648,174 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered, according to Health Ministry.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170600/COVID-19-dea…

Experts Discuss COVID-19–Vaccine Doses, Virus Variants, and More
jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
JAMA Live Highlights features comments from livestream interviews by JAMA Network Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner, MD. His discussions with experts in clinical care, public health, and health policy focus on critical issues related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Comments have been edited for clarity.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Black People Face Higher COVID Infections & Deaths. Should They Have Lower Age Cutoffs for Vaccines?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-02
As the U.S. vaccine rollout continues to expand, health justice advocates worry about a racial gap in vaccinations. Black communities have been hard hit by the pandemic, but rates of vaccination in communities of color lag behind largely white communities across the country. Dr. Oni Blackstock, a primary care and HIV physician, argues that age cutoffs should be lowered or removed for Black people in order to speed up inoculations, noting that Black Americans are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as white Americans and also dying at rates similar to those of white Americans who are 10 years older. "These fixed-…
www.democracynow.org/2021/3/2/racial_gap…

Vaccine Apartheid: If One Person Is Unprotected, We Are All Unprotected
Democracy Now! | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
"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…

Dr. Anthony Fauci publicly opposes delaying second doses of Covid vaccines to inoculate more people
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Dr. Anthony Fauci has disagreed with calls to delay the second dose of Covid-19 jabs to inoculate more Americans, rejecting the strategy adopted by the UK government and others to speed up their vaccine rollout. | America's top infectious disease official made the comments to the Washington Post, as he said the United States must stick to its current two-dose strategy for both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. | Fauci warned that, while delaying second doses of the vaccines could allow health officials to provide more individuals with their first dose, it also presents risks, such as leaving people wit…
rt.com/news/516948-fauci-opposes-uk-seco…

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…
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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…
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'It is time!' Mississippi governor to end mask mandate & lift all Covid-19 business restrictions, following Texas' lead
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said he will soon axe the state's mask mandate and end all coronavirus-related business restrictions, pointing to improved case and hospitalization numbers after Texas took a similar step. | "Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will be able to operate at full capacity without any state-imposed rules," Reeves said in a tweet on Tuesday. | Our hospitalizations and case numbers have plummeted, and the vaccine is being rapidly distributed. It is time! | Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will…
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Covid-19: Saudi Arabia says vaccine is a must for Hajj
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
Covid-19: Saudi Arabia says vaccine is a must for Hajj | It is still unclear if Riyadh will allow people to travel to the kingdom for the annual pilgrimage this July | Areeb Ullah | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 12: 57 | Saudi Arabia introduced social distancing rules to protect pilgrims from the coronavirus (AFP) | Saudi Arabia said pilgrims hoping to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage would need to be vaccinated against Covid-1…
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Covid-19: Turkey reopens restaurants, schools as infection rates drop
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
Covid-19: Turkey reopens restaurants, schools as infection rates drop | President Erdogan declares the beginning of 'controlled normalisation' policy with the coronavirus | MEE and agencies | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 07: 54 | A man feeds seagulls on the shore of the Bosphorus in Istanbul during heavy snowfalls on 14 February, 2021 (AFP) | Turkey is beginning to ease coronavirus restrictions from Tuesday in new guid…
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Covid-19: Turkey reopens restaurants, schools as infection rates drop
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
Covid-19: Turkey reopens restaurants, schools as infection rates drop | President Erdogan declares the beginning of 'controlled normalisation' policy with the coronavirus | MEE and agencies | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 07: 54 | A man feeds seagulls on the shore of the Bosphorus in Istanbul during heavy snowfalls on 14 February 2021 (AFP) | Turkey is beginning to ease coronavirus restrictions from Tuesday in new guide…
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'Mass murder' and 'reckless': Texas ending mask mandates triggers Democrat meltdown
rt.com | 2021-03-02
The announcement by Governor Greg Abbott that Texas will fully reopen next week is drawing backlash from mask mandate champions such as his California colleague Gavin Newsom and other Democrats — and counter-backlash as well. | Abbott marked the anniversary of the 1836 Texan independence on Tuesday by announcing that the state will reopen "100 percent" by next week in order to "restore livelihoods and normalcy." | Also on rt.com | | Texas gov lifts mask mandate & OKs businesses to operate at 100% capacity | While Covid-19 has not disappeared,…
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Texas gov lifts mask mandate & OKs businesses to operate at 100% capacity
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has lifted many of the Covid-19 restrictions in his state, permitting businesses to operate at 100-percent capacity starting March 10 and repealing the requirement for people to wear face coverings. | Abbott delivered the "exciting news" during a speech to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, informing the assembled small business and community leaders that the mask mandate — in place since July — was no more. | "We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent," Abbott said in a statement on Tuesday — Texas' Indepe…
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Texas gov lifts mask mandate & OKs businesses to operate at 100% capacity
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has lifted many of the Covid-19 restrictions in his state, permitting businesses to operate at 100-percent capacity and repealing the requirement for people to wear face coverings. | Abbott delivered the "exciting news" during a speech to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, informing the assembled small business and community leaders that the mask mandate — in place since July — was no more. | pic.twitter.com/k5SZKnAUg5– Sarah Self-Walbrick (@SarahFromTTUPM) March 2…
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'This is why Americans don't trust media': CNN's Cuomo ripped for claiming he 'obviously' can't cover brother's scandals
rt.com | 2021-03-02
CNN's Chris Cuomo is igniting anger by claiming he cannot objectively cover the numerous sexual harassment and misconduct allegations against his brother, with critics pointing to past puffy interviews between the two. | Promising to "shoot straight" with his audience, Cuomo finally acknowledged the numerous scandals plaguing his brother Andrew Cuomo's administration on Monday evening. | "Obviously I am aware of what's going on with my brother," he said. "And obviously I can't cover it because he is my brother." | Cuomo promised his network would "extensively" cover the ongoing situations with the New York go…
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Anti-Choice Forces Use Pandemic to Slash Abortion Access in Preview of Post-Roe v. Wade World
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-02
We look at how people across the U.S. have struggled to access abortions during the pandemic with reporter Amy Littlefield, who says that even before the COVID-19 outbreak, many states had restrictions, including three-day waiting periods and counseling sessions filled with misinformation. Then, many tried to use the pandemic as a pretext for banning abortion as a nonessential service. "Texas, in the early weeks of the pandemic, sort of gave us a dress rehearsal for what it could look like when states try to ban abortion entirely," says Littlefield. "We saw how half a century worth of attempts to whittle away at…
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Urgent: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal!
Reposted article by Dave Lindorff | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
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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Pam Africa on Black Agenda Radio: Mumia thinks he has COVID
The Jamal Journal | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
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 | 2021-03-02
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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New Year, Same Pandemic
Tom Tomorrow | thenation.com | 2021-03-02
New Year, Same Pandemic…
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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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COVID-19 has made the super-rich richer
Chuck Collins | zcomm.org | 2021-03-02
It's time for a billionaire wealth tax…
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Italy shuts all schools in Covid-19 hotspots, toughens travel rules until after Easter amid spread of variants
rt.com | 2021-03-02
The Italian government has ordered all schools to close in the areas with the highest Covid-19 infection rates as part of a series of new measures set to last until after Easter amid the threat of more contagious viral variants. | On Tuesday, Italy's new prime minister Mario Draghi signed an emergency decree that will see public health measures tightened in so-called 'red zones' from March 6 to April 6. | Under a new tiered system of…
rt.com/news/517022-italy-covid-hotspots-…

Who Is Fighting the Tides of Democracy in Latin America?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-03-02
What nation and forces are interfering in the domestic affairs, electoral processes and democratic freedoms of Latin America? It is not Russia or China, Martin Sieff writes. | Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina and Bolivia: Whenever the peoples of Latin America have had real freedom to vote, over the past 20 years they far more often than not vote Social Democratic by landslides. | Argentina, one of the two demographic and economic giants of South America, has elected left-of-center, Peronist governments four out of five times in the past 16 years. Current President Alfredo Fernandez has bee…
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Billionaire Wealth, U.S. Job Losses and Pandemic Profiteers
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-03-02
Check back for our regular updates on U.S. unemployment and billionaire wealth during the pandemic emergency. | By Chuck COLLINS | February 24, 2021 Update: US Billionaire Wealth Grows $1.3 trillion Since Mid-March 2020. | As the US crosses the threshold of half a million deaths from the Covid pandemic, the nation's billionaires continue to reap extraordinary financial gains. After 11 months of pandemic misery, where millions have lost their jobs, health and wealth, total US billionaire wealth increased $1.3 trillion since mid-March, 2020, an increase of 44 percent. | As of the market close on Friday, February…
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Japanese patient loses life after receiving Pfizer Vaccine
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-02
TEHRAN, Mar. 02 (MNA) — A Japanese woman in her 60s has died several days after being administered a dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
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Whistleblower: 25% of Residents in German Nursing Home Died After Pfizer Vaccine
Children's Health Defense | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
Reiner Fuellmich and Viviane Fischer, attorneys and founding members of …
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Equitable vaccine delivery plan needs more support to succeed: COVAX partners
news.un.org | 2021-03-02
The equitable coronavirus vaccine delivery initiative COVAX that has delivered its first doses to West Africa and Latin America in the past few days, is a credit to international solidarity, but potential obstacles must be overcome if a fully global rollout is to be achieved, UN health agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.
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The 7 Deadly Sins of Today's Conservatives
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-03-02
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — That someone at the conservative political convention, CPAC, thought it a good idea to put up a gilded statue of the odious Trump says it all. Today's conservatives are literally worshiping a gold calf, for all the world like straying children of Israel who lapsed from their devotion to God. …
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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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Will the Khashoggi Killing stand in the way of Bin Salman acceding to the Throne of Saudi Arabia?
Middle East Monitor | juancole.com | 2021-03-02
By Amira Abo el-Fetouh | — ( Middle East Monitor) — The Biden administration has finally authorised the Director of National Intelligence in Washington to release a report about the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Donald Trump blocked its release, challenged Congress and failed to implement the law proposed in this regard. In doing …
juancole.com/2021/03/khashoggi-killing-a…

Estados Unidos: El imperio y el regreso de las formas
Cristóbal León Campos | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-02
Joe Biden restableció las formas del "buen hacer" del imperio estadounidense iniciando acciones bélicas. Al aproximarse el término del periodo presidencial de Donald Trump, su deseo de poder y permanencia provocó la pérdida de las formas estipuladas en el "buen…
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Americans more concerned with violent protests in US cities than Capitol riot, more certain pro-Trump rioters get convicted — poll
rt.com | 2021-03-02
A new poll has found people are more concerned about protests that turned violent over the summer in major cities than the violence at the US Capitol, and that most believe it's the January 6 rioters who will face full justice. | …
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No fake Trump supporters or Antifa behind Capitol riot, FBI director testifies — adds agency must GROW amid domestic terror threat
rt.com | 2021-03-02
FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate the "domestic terrorism" at the heart of the US Capitol riot has been "metastasizing" for years, but there is no evidence of involvement from Antifa or fake Donald Trump supporters. | In a Tuesday hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wray made it clear he believed the January 6 riot was an example of "domestic terrorism," an issue he sees as an increasing problem in the US. | "January sixth was not an isolated event. The problem of domestic terrorism has been metastasizing across the country for a long time now and it is not going away anytime soon,"
rt.com/usa/517017-fbi-wray-capitol-riot-…

YouTube REMOVES video of Trump's CPAC speech from RT channels — yet it's ok with the SAME video posted by Western outlets
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Having a video of former US President Donald Trump's speech at CPAC may get you warnings and a deletion from YouTube, but apparently only if you're RT, as the platform seems to selectively apply its arbitrary and capricious rules. | On Tuesday, RT and its German-language channel RT DE got a notice from YouTube that the video of Trump speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida on Sunday was being flagged for a "strike" under the platform's rules on "supporting the 2020 US…
rt.com/usa/517020-donald-trump-cpac-spee…

Republicans try to keep antifa conspiracy theory alive — FBI chief knocks them down
Ramsey Touchberry | salon.com | 2021-03-02
FBI director says Jan. 6 attack was "domestic terrorism" by Trump supporters. Republicans: Yes, but antifa?>…
salon.com/2021/03/02/republicans-try-to-…

End Sanctions on the "Troika of Tyranny", and Learn from the World
Laura Wells | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
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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Biden's Syria Attack: An Actual Impeachable Offense
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-03-02
By Ron PAUL | Last Thursday President Biden continued what has sadly become a Washington tradition: bombing Syria. The President ordered a military strike near the Iraqi-Syrian border that killed at least 22 people. The Administration claims it struck an "Iranian-backed" militia in retaliation for recent rocket attacks on US installations in Iraq. | As with Presidents Obama and Trump before him, however, Biden's justification for the US strike and its targets is not credible. And his claim that the US attack would result in a "de-escalation" in the region is laughable. You cannot bomb your way toward de-escalatio…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/03/02/bi…

Killings By Police Declined After Black Lives Matter Protests
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-02
Since Black Lives Matter protests gained national prominence following the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the movement has spread to hundreds of cities and towns across the U.S. Now a new study shows police homicides have significantly decreased in most cities where such protests occurred. | Black Lives Matter (BLM) began when Oakland, Calif.–based activist Alicia Garza posted a message of protest on Facebook after George Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch volunteer who followed and fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., was acquitted of murder in 2013. Patrisse Cullo…
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Supreme Court hints it will uphold voter restrictions after GOP lawyers admit they boost Republicans
Jon Skolnik | salon.com | 2021-03-02
The move comes amid a flood of over 250 bills pushed by Republicans attempting to suppress voter rights…
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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…

US Foreign Policy: "War Is Peace". Plans to Partition Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
Recall GWB: | "I just want you to know that, when we …
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Yemen, Where Pitiless Geopolitics is Causing Famine
John Clamp | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-02
What is it about proxy wars that make them so very nasty? Is it really possible that at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, hard-by some of the richest kingdoms in the world, millions of children may starve to death in the worst famine of recent times? Are these questions linked? The region is…
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Chris Hedges: The Age of Social Murder
Chris Hedges | mintpressnews.com | 2021-03-02
Princeton, New Jersey ( Scheerpost) — The two million deaths that have resulted from the ruling elite's mishandling of the global pandemic will be dwarfed by what is to follow. The global catastrophe that awaits us, already baked into the ecosystem from the failure to curb the use of fossil fuels and animal agriculture, presage new, deadlier pandemics, mass migrations of billions of desperate people, plummeting crop yields, mass starvation, and systems collapse. | The science that elucidates this socia…
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War Mongering for Artificial Intelligence
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-02
The ghost of Edward Teller must have been doing the rounds between members of the National Commission on Artificial Intelligence. The father of the hydrogen bomb was never one too bothered by the ethical niggles that came with inventing murderous technology. It was not, for instance,…
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Blood for Oil
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-02
Amid the ongoing horror, it's important to find ways to atone for war crimes –including reparations. Thirty years ago, when the United States launched Operation Desert Storm against Iraq, I was a member of the Gulf Peace Team. We were 73 people from fifteen different countries, aged 22 to 76, living in a tent camp …
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UK decision to reduce aid to Yemen criticized by activists and rights groups
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-02
Critics also point out that the UK's decision intensifies its crimes in Yemen due to its continued arms sales worth billions to Saudi Arabia and its allies responsible for the war and destruction in the country…
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Congressional Republicans Kevin McCarthy, Mike Garcia met with protests
Jim Soliz | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-02
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Planned protests against two Congressional Republicans from Southern California, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (23rd C.D.) and Rep. Mike Garcia (25th C.D.) took place as scheduled on Fri., Feb. 26. The actions took place in the cities of Santa Clarita, Lancaster, and Bakersfield, three bulwarks of the far right in California, as …
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Video: Joe Biden on Iraq War: "Taking this Son of a ****, Taking Saddam Down"
Joe Biden | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
Introductory note | As documented below in a September 1998 Senate hearing, Joe Biden was a firm supporter of the Invasion of Iraq on the grounds that Saddam Hussein "had weapons of mass destruction". | Foreign policy arrogance. In the second video, …
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Chris Hedges: The Age of Social Murder
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-03-02
By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost The two million deaths that have resulted from the ruling elites mishandling of the global pandemic will be dwarfed by what is to follow. The global catastrophe that awaits us, already baked into the ecosystem from the failure to curb the use of fossil fuels and animal agriculture, presage new, deadlier pandemics, mass migrations of billions of desperate… | Source…
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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…

Demining of liberated areas in Azerbaijani Fuzuli
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-02
FUZULI, Mar. 02 (MNA) — Azerbaijani experts are demining the Fuzuli district that was recently liberated in the Karabakh second war.
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5th Amin al-Zarb Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-02
TEHRAN, Mar. 02 (MNA) — The Fifth edition of Amin al-Zarb Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony was held in Tehran's Vahdat Hall on Tue. in the presence of First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri.
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Trial date set for four accused of damaging Colston statue
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-03-02
A trial date has been set for four people charged with criminal damage in relation to the toppling of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston. | The bronze memorial to the 17th century slave merchant was pulled down during a Black Lives Matter protest on 7 June last year, before being dumped in Bristol Harbour and later recovered by Bristol City Council. | Charges allege that the four defendants, without lawful excuse, jointly and with others, damaged the statue of Edward Colston, a listed monument belonging to Bristol City Council. | It is claimed that the defendants committed the offence "intending to destroy o…
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Egypt: 'Homesick' journalist detained after return from exile in Turkey
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
Egypt: 'Homesick' journalist detained after return from exile in Turkey | Gamaal el-Gamal, who suffers five chronic illnesses, is at risk of death in custody, his friends warn | MEE correspondent | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 14: 24 | Gamaal el-Gamal, an Egyptian journalist and columnist, was detained at Cairo airport on 22 February (Social media) | Egypt has ordered the pre-trial detention of journalist and governm…
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Morocco cuts contact with German embassy over diplomatic tensions
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
Morocco cuts contact with German embassy over diplomatic tensions | Officials say the suspension is a warning over Berlin's 'disregard' for Rabat on Western Sahara and Libya issues | MEE and agencies | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 11: 15 | German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita at the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) conference on 19 November 2019 in Berlin (AFP) | Morocco has s…
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New York Governor Cuomo faces THIRD sexual harassment accuser after state AG announces probe into prior allegations
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Yet another woman has come forward to accuse New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, becoming the third to go on record with similar charges after the state's attorney general signaled she would open an investigation. | Anna Ruch, a former staffer in the Barack Obama administration and a member of Joe Biden's 2020 campaign team, told the New York Times on Monday that while at a wedding reception for a mutual acquaintance in 2019, Cuomo made unwanted advances and touched her inappropr…
rt.com/usa/516936-cuomo-new-york-harassm…

Harry Potter video game will allow transgender characters, but unsated critics want 'reparations' from 'transphobic' JK Rowling
rt.com | 2021-03-02
The upcoming Harry Potter video game 'Hogwarts Legacy' will allow players to customize characters beyond two genders, but social justice warriors upset over creator JK Rowling and a "far-right" designer are saying it's not enough. | The game, which is set to be released next year, will let users customize their character's voice, body type, and gender placement, according to a report from Bloomberg citing sources working on the project. The only identifying marker for characters will be whether they are a "wizard" or a "witch." | The move came after some working on the game were concerned with numerous public…
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Selected Articles: US Foreign Policy: "War Is Peace"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
Video: Joe Biden on Iraq War: "Taking this Son of a ****, Taking Saddam Down" | By Joe Biden, March 02 2021 | As documented below in a September 1998 Senate hearing, Joe Biden was a firm supporter of the Invasion | …
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Does Corona policy threaten our fundamental rights? Scientist warns of "creeping process"
Ulrike Guerot | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
The state is allowed to restrict citizens in a pandemic so as not to endanger public health. But the state doesn't have the right to harm citizens. It does not get to decide which life is worth protecting and which is not. This article was published in German on 2/22/2021.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/02/28/1884035…

Saturday 3/20: San Jose Rally Demanding End the Forever Wars Now!
Code Pink & partners | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
"Peace Corner": Intersection of Winchester Blvd & Stevens Creek Blvd at the border of San Jose & Santa Clara (intersection sidewalk in front of Santana Row) | MASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED…
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Biden Ran on Ending Forever Wars. He's Already Undermining That Promise
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2021-03-02
Biden Ran on Ending Forever Wars. He's Already Undermining That Promise.
thenation.com/article/world/biden-ran-on…

Erie, PA: Residents skeptical towards corporation's "green" promises
E.L. Melrose | zcomm.org | 2021-03-02
The capitalist ruling class says at best they can enact minimal measures some odd number of years down the line, but we don't have that kind of time…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/erie-pa-residents-…

'Absolute legend': Ex-Russia & Chelsea football ace Smertin plays keepy-uppy on ice — then wins notorious extreme marathon (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Former Russia captain Alexey Smertin has been filmed delicately juggling a football on the icy surface of a vast lake in Siberia — a day before battling through freezing conditions to win one of the world's toughest marathons. | Dressed in gloves and a woolly hat, brave Smertin showed nifty knee and footwork to keep a ball up on the ice with friends ahead of the annual Baikal Ice Marathon, a remarkable 26.2-mile race which takes place on a lake surface. | The daring 45-year-old showed he still possessed some of the ample skills that took him to the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004 in a much-needed warm-up, a…
rt.com/sport/517019-alexey-smertin-baika…

Untreated hearing loss threatens nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide — WHO
news.un.org | 2021-03-02
By 2050, around one-in-four people will be living with some degree of hearing loss, the UN health agency warned on Tuesday, in its first World Report on Hearing.
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Secretary-General urges countries to end 'deadly addiction' to coal
news.un.org | 2021-03-02
The world still has a "fighting chance" to limit global warming by ending dependence on coal, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told representatives from governments, local authorities and the private sector, meeting online on Tuesday.
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UN Special Rapporteur Blasts 'Devastating,' 'Illegal' US and EU Sanctions against Venezuela
Paul Dobson | zcomm.org | 2021-03-02
UN Human Rights expert Alena Douhan called for sanctions to be lifted and revised…
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US-backed "human rights" resolution to pressure Sri Lanka to break ties with China
wsws.org | 2021-03-02
The resolution has nothing to do with defending human rights but is to ensure Colombo is fully aligned with Washington's confrontation against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/02/unhs…

Newsweek forced to admit Buffalo schools teaching kids to blame 'all white people' is true, not 'HALF-TRUE' in big fact-check FAIL
rt.com | 2021-03-02
After public schools in Buffalo, New York have been called out for blaming "all white people" for perpetuating systematic racism, "fact-checkers" tried to disprove it — only to be left red-faced when confronted with evidence. | Journalist Chris Rufo has been vindicated after fact-checkers accused him of misreporting the contents of a Black Lives Matter-themed curriculum being employed at Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) last month. The magazine quietly confirmed that BPS was, in fact, teaching its students to blame all white people for the suffering of others. | While Rufo showed the curriculum claimed that…
rt.com/usa/517015-buffalo-racism-curricu…

'People are calling us, crying for help'. Heartbreaking tweets expose how 15 people were left to drown in the Mediterranean
Eliza Egret | thecanary.co | 2021-03-02
As coronavirus continues to dominate headlines into 2021, mainstream news coverage of the refugee crisis has gone from poor to non-existent. We rarely read about the people stuck on Lesbos or Samos, and we barely hear about those who are so desperate to get out of Libya that they are willing to gamble with their lives. But these people still very much exist, and racist Europe is still willing to let them drown rather than provide them with a home. | More than 170 people have already died in the Mediterranean this year. And at least 15 people
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2021/…

The US Reaches 500,000 Deaths From the Coronavirus
Andrea Arroyo | thenation.com | 2021-03-02
The US Reaches 500,000 Deaths From the Coronavirus…
thenation.com/article/society/us-reaches…

Senate Democrats pull $15 wage from rescue package; progressives target filibuster
PAI | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-02
WASHINGTON–The Senate's barely ruling Democrats apparently have given up for now on raising the minimum wage, but the nation's unions, the New Poor People's Campaign, and their allies haven't. By a 219-212 vote after midnight on Feb. 27, the Democratic-run House approved the $1.9 trillion economic aid bill, called the American Rescue Plan. It includes …
peoplesworld.org/article/senate-democrat…

Libya: Peace process threatened by vote-buying allegations
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
Libya: Peace process threatened by vote-buying allegations | Political rival and UN weigh in after claims delegates offered up to $500,000 to elect interim prime minister-designate Abdul Hamid Dbeibah | MEE and agencies | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 16: 31 | A UN staff member empties a ballot box after delegates vote for Libya's new interim government during LPDF meeting on 5 February 2021 near Geneva (AFP/United Nati…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/libya-crisis-…

Wednesday 3/3: Watch Party! House Votes on the For the People Act (#HR1) w/ Voto Latino & More
Declaration for American Democracy coalition | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
Virtual watch party via livestream: www.facebook.com/votolatino/
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/02/1884044…

Even Blue States Suppress Student Voters
Najwa Jamal | thenation.com | 2021-03-02
Even Blue States Suppress Student Voters…
thenation.com/article/politics/voter-sup…

Biden's Journey: Change Is Imperceptible
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
The new White House Team has been in place for more …
globalresearch.ca/biden-journey-change-i…

Biden's Syria Attack: An Actual Impeachable Offense
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
Last Thursday President Biden continued what has sadly become a Washington …
globalresearch.ca/biden-syria-attack-act…

Biden just proved to workers that he's got our backs
Berry Craig | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-02
Going on 86 years ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt made the most pro-union statement ever uttered by an American president. Joe Biden just broke FDR's record. Said the 46th president in a video posted to Twitter: "…Workers in Alabama and all across America are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace. This is vitally important–a vitally …
peoplesworld.org/article/biden-just-prov…

Biden Bombs in Syria — Helping to Steal Its Oil but What Is There to Talk About?
Jan Oberg | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
Pentagon on February 25, 2021: | "At President Biden's direction, US | …
globalresearch.ca/biden-bombs-syria-help…

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-…

This Is Why It Is Imperative That President Biden, Not Congress, Cancels Student Debt
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-02
The current student debt burden is over $2 trillion and it is crushing the economy. Defaults on student loans are high and for most borrowers, especially those who are people of color, their loan balances are rising instead of falling. Clearing the FOG speaks with Alan Collinge of Student Loan Justice about the impacts of the student loan burden and how to resolve this crisis. He makes a critical point about why it is President Biden, as he promised on the campaign trail, and not Congress, who cancels student debt and why that would be a powerful way to stimulate the economy.
popularresistance.org/this-is-why-it-is-…

Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable Under the Biden Administration
Kesselheim AS, Hwang TJ, Avorn J. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
This Viewpoint discusses policies the Biden administration can enact to reduce costs, including benchmarking Medicare Part B drug payments to the lowest price paid in similar countries, preventing Part D plans from negotiating confidential rebates with manufacturers, and patent reform to promote generic drug use.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Biden slaps sanctions on Russia over Navalny case
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-02
By Alfonso Fernandez Washington, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- The US government on Tuesday announced sanctions on seven senior Russian officials, including the head of Russian intelligence, Alexander Bortnikov, over the poisoning and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in recently-inaugurated President Joe Biden's first major move against Moscow. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a …
laprensalatina.com/biden-slaps-sanctions…

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…

Biden administration cynically invokes Khashoggi murder to "recalibrate" Saudi ties
wsws.org | 2021-03-02
Having issued a report finding Prince Mohammed bin Salman guilty of the gruesome killing, the White House has demonstratively refrained from imposing any sanctions against him.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/02/saud…

US-Saudi Relations: Joe Biden Is "Playing Hardball" with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
The promulgation of the US' so-called "Khashoggi ban" in response to …
globalresearch.ca/biden-playing-hardball…

Joe Biden, Five Years Before Invasion, Said the Only Way of Disarming Iraq Is "Taking Saddam Down"
Ryan Grim | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
This article originally published on The Intercept in January 2020 provides …
globalresearch.ca/joe-biden-five-years-b…

Biden administration 'enthusiastically embraces' IHRA antisemitism definition: Report
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
Biden administration 'enthusiastically embraces' IHRA antisemitism definition: Report | Secretary of State sends letter to American Zionist Movement in support of controversial definition | MEE staff | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 18: 21 | US Secretary of State said he supported the antisemitism definition in a letter sent to American Zionist Movement President Richard Heideman (AFP) | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said t…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/biden-adminis…

US sanctions Houthi commanders in Yemen for 'worsening humanitarian crisis'
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
US sanctions Houthi commanders in Yemen for 'worsening humanitarian crisis' | In announcing sanctions, Washington also rebuked Iran's 'involvement' in protracted conflict | MEE staff | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 17: 24 | Houthi supporters in Sanaa protest against blockade imposed on Yemen by Saudi-led coalition, 26 February (AFP) | The Biden administration imposed sanctions on two Houthi commanders on Tuesday, accusing the Yemeni…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-us-impo…

US lawmakers ask Biden to push Turkey on 'human rights abuses'
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
US lawmakers ask Biden to push Turkey on 'human rights abuses' | In a bipartisan letter, 170 House lawmakers asked State Department to make 'the gross violation of human rights' in Turkey a foreign policy priority | MEE staff | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 14: 52 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during an AK Party meeting in Ankara on 24 February (AFP/File photo) | One hundred and seventy bipartisan members…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/turkey-us-law…

'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…
rt.com/usa/516932-biden-adviser-systemic…

Could Biden's Climate Policy Invite More Militarism?
Ashik Siddique | zcomm.org | 2021-03-02
Climate change poses an existential threat. That doesn't mean we should further empower an already bloated Pentagon…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/could-bidens-clima…

No, Biden's Climate Plans Don't Cut It
Wenonah Hauter | zcomm.org | 2021-03-02
Officials are touting plans to create new 'carbon markets' in the agricultural industries which would let financial speculators and corporate polluters team up to monetize soil practices that increase carbon removal…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/no-bidens-climate-…

Biden "Illegally" Bombs Iranian-Backed Militias in Syria
Trita Parsi | zcomm.org | 2021-03-02
Jeopardizes Nuclear Talks with Tehran…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/biden-illegally-bo…

After Texas, Green New Deal Advocates Push Rooftop Solar
Alleen Brown | zcomm.org | 2021-03-02
Will Biden Fund It?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/after-texas-green-…

World Leaders, including President Biden, need to Step up on Yemen, before Millions Die
Human Rights Watch | juancole.com | 2021-03-02
Afrah Nasser | — ( Human Rights Watch) — Imagine what it is like to live in the world's worst humanitarian crisis: You are in a daily struggle for survival and you don't know where your next meal will come from. This is the reality for many in Yemen, where an unmitigated humanitarian emergency fueled …
juancole.com/2021/03/including-president…

The Heat: U.S. immigration reform
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-03-02
U.S. President Joe Biden pursue‚Äãs immigration reform as his first major legislative initiative. But can he deliver?>…
america.cgtn.com/2021/03/02/the-heat-u-s…

A year after the anti-Muslim pogrom in Delhi, justice remains elusive for victims
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-02
Victims and survivors of the five-days long violence by mobs led allegedly by the far-right leaders of the BJP recollected their horrors at a press conference organized by the Communist Party of India (Marxist)…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/02/a-year-af…

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
workers.org/2021/03/54781/?utm_source=rs…

Sunday 3/7: Capitalism, Ecology, and Socialism
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
Zoom meeting. Log-in info will be posted by Friday on our website: !CSSMARX.ORG…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/01/1884040…

Jim Jordan, MTG and other Republicans now falsely blaming Pelosi for Jan. 6 debacle
Ramsey Touchberry | salon.com | 2021-03-02
Ohio Republican and various right-wing allies spread debunked narrative that Pelosi rejected National Guard…
salon.com/2021/03/02/jim-jordan-mtg-and-…

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…

Small Acts Can Become a Power No Government Can Suppress
Margaret Flowers | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was passed in the House this …
globalresearch.ca/small-acts-become-powe…

ISIS and the UK: the Case of Shamima Begum
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-02
A former Isis fighter once complained to me that western volunteers who travelled to the so-called Islamic State in northeastern Syria were a burden because they did not speak Arabic, had no military experience, knew little about Islam and had often come because they were bored or unhappy at home. He said that their main…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/02/isis-and-the…

Is Harvard Denying Cornel West Tenure Over His Palestine Views?
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-03-02
Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Juan Cole / Informed Comment Maximilien Alvarez writing at The Chronicle of Higher Education interviews eminent Black philosopher Cornel West on the latter being denied tenure at Harvard University. West is convinced that his views on the Palestine issue are the real reason for which Harvard will not give him a permanent job. Universities have a custom of giving… | Source…
scheerpost.com/2021/03/02/is-harvard-den…

What Jordan's Prince Hassan Fails to Recognize: Palestinian Struggle Is an Advance Guard of the Arab Liberation Movement
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
It's déjà vu time for Palestine; we have lived through the …
globalresearch.ca/what-prince-hassan-fai…

Trade-offs in Public Health Insurance Design
Baicker K. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
The importance of access to health care and the financial protections that insurance should provide have never been more salient, and the potential consequences of the costs and gaps within the patchwork system in the US have never been more dire. Would the US population be better off with a simple, single-payer, uniform Medicare-for-all type of insurance plan?
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Honduras protecting masterminds of activist's murder, family say
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-02
Tegucigalpa, Mar 2 (efe-epa).- Members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (Copinh) joined the family and friends of slain environmental activist Berta Caceres for a protest Tuesday on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the crime. Though seven people have been convicted and sentenced for the March 3, 2016, …
laprensalatina.com/honduras-protecting-m…

100,000 Spanish dead in pandemic: PSOE-Podemos regime ends restrictions
wsws.org | 2021-03-02
While the National Institute of Statistics recorded over 100,000 excess deaths by last month, the PSOE-Podemos government's official death count was almost 40,000 less.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/02/spai…

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…

Video: Escalation in the Middle East Appears Imminent: The Axis of Resistance on the Offensive. Or Not?
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
Escalation in the Middle East appears imminent, due to various incidents …
globalresearch.ca/video-axis-resistance-…

Progressives mobilize across Spain to protest privatization of healthcare
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-02
Progressive sections in Spain organized mobilizations on Saturday, February 27 against the privatization of healthcare. The call for the mobilization was given by Coordinator for the Anti-Privatization of Health (CAS). The protesters called for the strengthening of primary health care and demanded the repeal of Law 15/97 and Article 90 of the General Health Law which enables participation of private companies in the public health sector. Trade unions, including the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), political parties like the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) and Communist Workers Party of Spain (…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/02/progressi…

Saturday 3/6: Demonstrate for CA Single Payer Healthcare: Honk & Wave for CalCare
Raging Grannies | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
Intersection of El Camino Real and Castro St. | Mountain View…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/02/1884042…

Black senior manager files lawsuit to sue Amazon
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-02
TEHRAN, Mar. 02 (MNA) — Black senior manager, Charlotte Newman, alleges that a senior Amazon employee sexually harassed and groped her, while Amazon says it's investigating the claims.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170596/Black-senior…

Amazon union struggle takes hold in Southern state with radical labor history
Jake Lindahl | zcomm.org | 2021-03-02
The historic campaign, if successful, could spark a wave of unionization around the country…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/amazon-union-strug…

Amazon revises new app logo after users liken it to Adolf Hitler's smirk
rt.com | 2021-03-02
Amazon quietly changed the design of its app logo after social media users claimed the image of a box with tape on it bears a resemblance to Nazi Germany's dictator, Adolf Hitler. | The original logo, which Amazon rolled out in January, was meant to portray a brown Amazon box with a piece of jagged tape above the company's iconic smile icon. The combination of the smile and tape, however, ended up vaguely resembling Hitler's infamous toothbrush moustache. | Amazon's revised version of the logo has ditched the jagged tape for a more square piece of tape with a folded corner. | lmao I completely missed that amaz…
rt.com/business/516989-amazon-revises-hi…

Lula y el PT, obsesiones de la derecha brasileña
Emir Sader | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-02
Hay muchas interpretaciones de lo sucedido en las últimas décadas de la historia política brasileña. Pero casi ninguna toca el mecanismo fundamental, que explica el comportamiento de la derecha brasileña y, al mismo tiempo, la fuerza de la izquierda brasileña….
globalizacion.ca/lula-y-el-pt-obsesiones…

Reason for Everything
Claus L. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
I will work. I will work without a mask. I will mask the work of courage. I will say there is a reason, bury my aunt, and say it again. I will walk on any street without a graveyard without a mask. I will let our children play there. I will see them share the sand. I will let them touch each other. I will see them slip in soil. I will remember I played dead. I will forget two hundred thousand bodies. I will sift anything but ash.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Video: Violent US-backed Hong Kong-Style Mobs in Thailand Continue
Brian Berletic | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-03-02
asia-pacificresearch.com/video-violent-u…

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2021-03-02
Meatpacking workers occupy Arrebeef plant in northern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina in defense of wages and jobs and in defiance of their own union.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/02/wkrs…

Faith without workers is dead
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-03-02
Working in the Church is a lot like working for other nonprofits, according to Rev. Lindsey Joyce. The work is fulfilling, but it can also be exploitative, and we need to talk about it.
therealnews.com/faith-without-workers-is…

Given Recent Innovations, Maybe We Don't Need To Eat Or Use Animals At All
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-02
I'm currently facing a felony prosecution in Wright County after exposing Iowa Select Farms killing thousands of pigs via "ventilation shutdown," which involves shutting down a building's vents as heat and steam are pumped in. The practice was so egregious that employees at the company sought the support of Direct Action Everywhere, the animal rights group I organize with, in exposing and ultimately stopping it. | As recently reported by the Intercept, a high-level executive at the company was fired for raising his concerns, and FBI agents were called in to try to flip a whistleblower into becoming an informant a…
popularresistance.org/given-recent-innov…

Sky-high levels of fracking chemicals detected in children's bodies
Climate Nexus | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-02
While the hazards of fracking to human health are well-documented, first-of-its-kind research from Environmental Health News shows the actual levels of biomarkers for fracking chemicals in the bodies of children living near fracking wells far higher than in the general population. The research fills a gap in the science between the health harms experienced by …
peoplesworld.org/article/sky-high-levels…

Import Alert on Hand Sanitizers From Mexico
Voelker R. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
All hand sanitizers from Mexico are under an FDA import alert to protect consumers from potentially dangerous products.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Teamsters Local 120 standing strong as Marathon oil refinery lockout enters 6th week
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-02
St. Paul Park, MN – On March 1, the lockout of Teamsters at Marathon's Saint Paul Park refinery entered its sixth week, after a 24-hour strike by the Teamsters on January 21. Marathon is pushing an agenda of job cuts and attacks on safety, so little progress has been made at the table. | Teamsters do not appear to be backing down and say they will keep fighting for as long as needed to keep the community safe. | The union members have been picketing at entrances and other key locations around the refinery. They have set up headquarters at the Saint Paul Park American Legion building, as well as encampments around…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/3/2/teamsters…

Educating Young People in Conflict Zones: an Interview With Nyla Ali Khan
Ashiq Hussain Andrabi | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-02
Ashiq Hussain Andrabi: Let's begin with your journey from a teacher who's sensitive to the diversity of cultural traditions, to a writer who critically observes the socio-political discourse in South Asia, particularly Kashmir, through an oblique focus from the margins. Nyla Ali Khan: As an academic, it is intellectually stimulating for me to observe my students think…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/02/educating-yo…

El costo de la pandemia
Graziella Pogolotti | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-02
àönica, irrepetible, insustituible, la persona humana tiene un valor inconmensurable por los registros de contabilidad. Defenderla a cualquier precio, considerar su protección como prioridad absoluta, constituye la expresión tangible de la definición conceptual de justicia social. | Implica no solo procurar…
globalizacion.ca/el-costo-de-la-pandemia…

Otvoreno pismo predsedniku Republike Srbije, Aleksandru Vučiću
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
Veoma cenjeni gospodine Predsedniƒçe! | Dozvolite mi da Vam se …
globalresearch.ca/otvoreno-pismo-predsed…

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-…

Australia: Walgett teachers walk off the job over staffing shortages
wsws.org | 2021-03-02
The walkout in a remote rural town is a sign of deepening discontent among teachers nationally over unfilled vacancies and soaring workloads.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/02/walg…

At least 15 refugees dead in Mediterranean shipwreck
Ben Cowles | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-02
At least 15 people drowned in the central Mediterranean at the weekend while attempting to flee Libya, though the death toll could have been much higher if civilian rescuers had not intervened. Activist network Alarm Phone received a distress call early yesterday morning from a rubber boat carrying about 125 people. The boat was deflating, …
peoplesworld.org/article/at-least-15-ref…

How The First US City To Fund Reparations For Black Residents Is Making Amends
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-02
Above photo: ABC. Up to $25,000 per eligible resident for housing will be distributed this year. Evanston, Illinois, is like a lot of American cities. The city just north of Chicago appears picturesque, updated and grand on one side — but not far away, one can see the signs of economic and racial segregation, despite …
popularresistance.org/how-the-first-us-c…

Rules Finalized for New Tobacco Product Approvals
Voelker R. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
Two recently finalized rules provide tobacco product manufacturers with additional information on federal requirements they must meet to get their products on the market. Then-FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, said finalization of the rules "is an important milestone in the FDA's regulation of tobacco products."
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Suckers for fat cat sports!!
Philip Farruggio | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-02
Do you think these sports divas (owners, players and media) have a great deal?>…
nationofchange.org/2021/03/02/suckers-fo…

Vox Populist: Lord of the Flies, Revisited
Jim Hightower | progressive.org | 2021-03-02
In striving to institute a culture of justice, it's self-defeating to assume humankind is innately selfish.
progressive.org/magazine/lord-of-the-fli…

Zoonoses and Climate Change: Is One Health Enough?
Caroline Hurley | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-02
Zoonotic diseases or zoonoses are animal infections that people can catch. Viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi transmitted by animals to other animals like pets, and people, can produce mild to serious illnesses. Scientists estimate that about two-thirds of known infectious diseases and three-quarters of new or emerging infectious diseases in humans are traceable to animals. Direct…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/02/zoonoses-and…

Decline of Coal shows Gov't Policy, Renewables crucial to Reducing Carbon Emissions: The Market isn't Enough
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-03-02
By David Drake and Jeffrey York | — The big idea People often point to plunging natural gas prices as the reason U.S. coal-fired power plants have been shutting down at a faster pace in recent years. However, new research shows two other forces had a much larger effect: federal regulation and a well-funded activist …
juancole.com/2021/03/renewables-reducing…

Addressing Excess Health Care Pricing With Backstop Price Caps
Chernew ME, Pany MJ. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
This Viewpoint reviews evidence that higher hospital prices reflect greater market power more than higher-quality services and proposes that backstop price caps can mitigate harms from the most excessive prices without constraining or distorting competitive health care markets.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

No Shelter from the Storms
Princella Talley | progressive.org | 2021-03-02
The effects of climate change on homeless people need more than a mention.
progressive.org/op-eds/no-shelter-from-s…

Ticagrelor vs Clopidogrel for Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Undergoing Percutaneous Intervention–Reply
You S, Gupta A, Krumholz HM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
In Reply Dr Kim and colleagues state that the results of our study are not comparable with those of PLATO and suggest that our findings may differ because patients enrolled in PLATO had a higher proportion of prior myocardial infarction. First, as we mention in our article, PLATO failed to show benefit in North America and included few Asian patients. It did show that ticagrelor reduced ischemic events and increased the rate of nonprocedural bleeding. However, several studies have demonstrated that high-risk patients with ACS do not have a net benefit with ticagrelor. For example, the SWEDEHEART registry showed t…
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Tunisia's largest party calls for joint dialogue to resolve growing political crisis
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-02
Last week, thousands of protesters and Ennahda supporters participated in a rally expressing support for prime minister Hichem Mechichi in his dispute with the president over a recent cabinet reshuffle and new ministerial appointments announced earlier this year…
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No Corona Lockdown. Life in Serbia is Normal. Open Letter to Serbia's President, Aleksandar Vučić
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
Dear Mr. President! | Let me address you again, but first I …
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Spain's Conquistador Hernan Cortes and the Unknown History of the Panama Canal
Katia Novella Miller | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
First crossposted in October 2020. | The Panama Canal project is much …
globalresearch.ca/hernan-cortes-unknown-…

Diagnosis and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Camilleri M. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
This narrative review summarizes the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and prognosis of irritable bowel syndrome.
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Despite pressure from US and Bayer, Mexico will ban glyphosate
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-02
"Our rationale is based on the precautionary principle in the face of environmental risks as well as the right of the Mexican government to take action in favor of the public good."
nationofchange.org/2021/03/02/despite-pr…

Vuelve el belicismo de Estados Unidos en Medio Oriente
Mirko C. Trudeau | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-02
Estados Unidos realizó el jueves ataques aéreos en un punto de control fronterizo entre Siria e Irak. Los bombardeos dejaron al menos 22 muertos y destruyeron tres camiones de municiones entre milicias que apoyan al gobierno de Damasco, mientras un…
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Ticagrelor vs Clopidogrel for Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Undergoing Percutaneous Intervention
Kim H, Kubica J, Jeong Y. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
To the Editor A recent retrospective cohort analysis by Dr You and colleagues demonstrated that compared with clopidogrel, ticagrelor was not associated with better outcomes in patients from the US and South Korea with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing percutaneous intervention (PCI). However, there are several important discrepancies between this cohort analysis and the randomized Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes (PLATO) trial.
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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…

To hell with the filibuster
Thomas Magstadt | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-02
Representative democracy based on majority rule is logical; anything else is utterly illogical and self-defeating.
nationofchange.org/2021/03/02/to-hell-wi…

Hair Loss Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care
Mirmirani P, Fu J. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
This JAMA Insights Clinical Update reviews the differential diagnosis, patterns, evaluation, and management of the most common causes of nonscarring hair loss, including male pattern balding, telogen effluvium, and alopecia areata.
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The De-Adoption of Low-Value Health Care–Reply
Powers BW, Jain SH, Shrank WH. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
In Reply We agree with Dr Donzelli that reforming health care payment is an essential step in reducing the delivery of low-value services. This is core to our argument around the economic forces that guide the de-adoption of low-value care. Within this realm of economic levers, Donzelli makes an important distinction between pay-for-performance and pay-for-health models, noting some inconsistent results from the former. Although there is evidence that targeted payment policies can reduce the provision of low-value care, we agree that more holistic value-based payment models are needed. Our understanding of how to…
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Antiretroviral Drug Recommendations for HIV Treatment and Prevention
Shalev N, Brudney KF, Scherer ML. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
To the Editor As HIV clinicians, we read with interest the new antiretroviral treatment guidelines published on behalf of the International Antiviral Society–USA. Nevertheless, we believe these guidelines failed to integrate emerging evidence and may have reflected implicit commercial bias.
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PREVIEW: What to Look for in the February Jobs Report
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2021-03-02
(The monthly Employment Situation is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, March 5th at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) The checks distributed as part of the December relief package led to strong growth in consumption in January, which will likely carry over into February. This should be a reason for expecting …
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The Claudius Presidency?
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-02
Caligula was by all accounts a nasty piece of work. During the nearly four years that he ruled over the Roman empire in the first century CE, Caligula was notorious for sexual predation and extravagant spending. Never one to sell himself short, he proclaimed early on that he was a god. He held the Senate…
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Yellowstone Wasn't Saved by Chance
Phil Knight | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-02
Yellowstone National Park, the original "Best American Idea", turns 149 on March 1 this year. We tend to take for granted that we have lots of great national parks and that ones like Yellowstone are protected. But Yellowstone was the first national park and we almost lost that wonderland. In the 1870s and '80s, opportunists…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/02/yellowstone-…

Medevac refugee is happy to be released from Kangaroo Point
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-03-02
Monir Hossein, who fled political violence in Bangladesh spoke to Green Left's Chloe de Silva from the Kangaroo Point hotel detention in February. He was one of 15 refugees released on March 1.
greenleft.org.au/content/medevac-refugee…

Break the silence on sexual violence
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-03-02
The upsurge in organising against sexual violence shows how far we have come but also how far we need to go, writes Pip Hinman.
greenleft.org.au/content/break-silence-s…

$15 an Hour Is the Compromise
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2021-03-02
$15 an Hour Is the Compromise…
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Engaging the World: The 'Fascinating Story' of Hamas's Political Evolution
Romana Rubeo | mintpressnews.com | 2021-03-02
On February 4, representatives from the Palestinian Movement, Hamas, visited Moscow to inform the Russian government of the latest development on the unity talks between the Islamic Movement and its Palestinian counterparts, especially Fatah. | This was not the first time that Hamas's officials traveled to Moscow on similar missions. In fact, Moscow continues to represent an important political breathing space for Hamas, which has been isolated by Israel's Western benefactors. Involved in this isolation are also several Arab governments wh…
mintpressnews.com/foreign-policy-the-fas…

Dependiente de los camiones, Brasil sufre otra maldición petrolera
Mario Osava | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-02
Las crisis mundiales del petróleo en 1973 y 1979 acortaron la dictadura militar en Brasil (1964-1985), al acabar con su "milagro económico". El escarmiento convirtió el país en exportador del crudo, pero no lo eximió de otras maldiciones. | El presidente…
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Cuba — Fidel y la industria del odio
Abner Barrera Rivera | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-02
Desde que triunfó la Revolución Cubana, el imperialismo usó todos los recursos posibles para satanizarla, y presentar a Fidel Castro, como el demonio; así el dirigente cubano encarnaba todos los males. | Es común ver en los medios de comunicación enemigos…
globalizacion.ca/cuba-fidel-y-la-industr…

Austria: Outrage after authorities target academic as part of 'terrorism' crackdown
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
Austria: Outrage after authorities target academic as part of 'terrorism' crackdown | Farid Hafez's house was raided at gunpoint in wake of Vienna terror attack as he was also accused of supporting the removal of Egypt's Sisi | MEE staff | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 11: 10 | Farid Hafez in a photo taken from social media (Twitter) | An Austrian academic's account of being interrogated at gunpoint over alleged "terrorist" sympathie…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/austria-farid…

UN experts call on Israel to stop repeated demolition of rural Palestinian community
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-02
UN experts call on Israel to stop repeated demolition of rural Palestinian community | Special rapporteurs stress that Israel's justification that village lies within military firing zone does not meet requirements of international law | MEE staff | Tue, 03/02/2021 – 21: 32 | A resident reacts as Israeli forces demolish Bedouin tents and structures in Humsa area in northern Jordan valley, on 8 February (AFP/File photo)…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-told-s…

Antiretroviral Drug Recommendations for HIV Treatment and Prevention–Reply
Saag MS, Gandhi RT, Sax PE. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
In Reply Our recommendations for initial antiretroviral therapy are based on evidence from randomized clinical trials demonstrating superiority of InSTI-based therapy vs comparators that included boosted protease inhibitors or efavirenz. Additional benefits of dolutegravir-based and bictegravir-based therapies include a low risk of treatment-emergent resistance, lack of need for pretreatment genotype results, few significant drug interactions, and a highly favorable tolerability profile, along with a very low rate of discontinuation due to adverse effects.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Imperial and Tsinghua announce first winners of joint seed fund
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-03-02
Imperial and Tsinghua University have announced the first winners of their joint seed fund.
imperial.ac.uk/news/214113/imperial-tsinghua-announce-first-winners-joint

Citizen scientists show placebo effect may explain benefits of microdosing
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-03-02
The psychological benefits linked with taking regular, small doses of psychedelic drugs are likely the result of users' expectations, a study suggests…
imperial.ac.uk/news/216134/citizen-scientists-show-placebo-effect-explain

More transmissible and evasive SARS-CoV-2 variant growing rapidly in Brazil
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-03-02
The P.1 lineage of the SARS-CoV-2 variant first observed in Brazil has driven a second wave of infections even in a region hit hard by the first wave.
imperial.ac.uk/news/216053/more-transmissible-evasive-sars-cov-2-variant-growing

"A General Practitioner," or All for Mercy's Sake
jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
As long ago as in the issue of this Journal for Oct. 13,1894, the promising merits of Ian Maclaren, the now popular story-teller, were recognized. We there spoke of Maclaren's "A General Practitioner," as "a classic of its kind," although it was far from being in classic dress at that time; it was then to be found only in a penny paper of London, called the British Weekly. Since that time, the features of the Highland country doctor, Dr. Weelum MacLure, have been made known all the world round in the "Bonnie Brier Bush" stories. And his physiognomy is everywhere recognized as that of one of the sturdiest and nobl…
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On British Colonialism, Antisemitism, and Palestinian Rights
Avi Shlaim | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-02
In December 2016, then British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative …
globalresearch.ca/british-colonialism-an…

The De-adoption of Low-Value Health Care
Donzelli A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-03-02
To the Editor In their Viewpoint, Dr Powers and colleagues analyzed 3 forces governing de-adoption of low-value care: evidence, eminence, and economics. A common denominator underlies them: the interest and convenience of the health care producers, providers, and purchasers. Fee-for-service creates strong incentives to continue delivering low-value but profitable care and technological abuse. More generally, it incentivizes provision of services with a profitable differential between the production costs and the fee applied by purchasers. The production cost is physician- or hospital team–specific, based al…
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Bartenders and Public Pension Fund Investment Advisers
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-02
If you were worried that you had a drinking problem, you probably would not ask your neighborhood bartender for advice (Let's assume the bartender owns the bar, so they pocket the cash from the drinks.) The bartender may be a very nice person, and may actually be your friend, but they obviously have a material…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/02/bartenders-a…

Friday 3/5: Animal Shelter Volunteer Day
Kitty Jones | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
Jelly's Place | San Pablo…
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Quick Guide to the Anti-Maskers in Santa Cruz
Unmasking the Anti-Maskers | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
The anti-mask protesters in Santa Cruz have been widely criticized for using tactics that have more in common with terrorism than political speech. After storming Trader Joe's as a mask-less group on February 13, the anti-maskers returned to Trader Joe's for a second protest on February 28. They call themselves the Santa Cruz Voluntaryists. Their defacto leader is a San Jose resident named David Rodriguez, who has been organizing "voluntaryist barbecues" with anti-vaccination protesters in Santa Cruz since 2019. The anti-maskers' beliefs are both influenced by the anti-vaccination movement, as well as the far-rig…
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Enlaces Red Latina sin fronteras 28.02.2021
Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2021-03-02
ENLACES de Red Latina sin fronteras 28.02.2021 | comunicaciones e información para la liberación…
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