Daily Archives: March 3, 2021

2021-03-03: News Headlines

MEE, agencies (2021-03-03). Iraq: Civilian contractor dies in rocket attack on base hosting US troops. middleeasteye.net Iraq: Civilian contractor dies in rocket attack on base hosting US troops | The attack on the Ain al-Asad base comes two days before Pope Francis's historic visit to the country | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 08: 15 | The Ain al-Asad base hosts Iraqi forces as well as troops from the US-led coalition helping Iraq fight remnants of Islamic State (File pic/AFP) | A civilian contractor with the US-led c…

_____ (2021-03-03). Joe Biden Is Following A Blueprint for Forever War. popularresistance.org Last week, the U.S. military bombed a site near al-Hurri, along the Iraqi border inside Syria, where Iranian-backed Iraqi militias were allegedly stationed. Although the U.S. launched its missiles across an international border (and without the approval of Congress), White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki framed the strike as a "defensive" response to a series of rocket attacks that have killed one and wounded several Americans over the past two weeks. The American bombing left "up to a handful dead," according to one U.S. official who spoke with CNN, and Tehran condemned…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-03). Delusions of Self-Defense: Biden Bombs Syria. dissidentvoice.org Every power worth its portion of salt in the Levant these days seems to be doing it. On February 25, President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes against Syria. The premise for the attacks was implausible. "These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq," claimed Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, …

Fight Back (2021-03-03). Tucson anti-war protestors: "new administration, same devastation!" fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – On March 1, a dozen people rallied outside the Federal building in downtown Tucson to protest the recent U.S. airstrikes in Syria by the Biden administration. The crowd received honks of solidarity, and held signs that reading, "U.S. Hands Off Syria! U.S. out of Iraq! U.S. out of the Middle East!" | Much of the rush hour traffic are US military personnel coming through downtown to access the I-10 highway to return to their homes outside the city limits. Protestors chanted, "No Blood for Oil! and No Justice! No Peace! US out of the Middle East!" | The mobilization took place days after the Biden admin…

_____ (2021-03-03). One More US Logistics Convoy Reportedly Hit By Roadside Bomb In Iraq. popularresistance.org The blast is the latest in a series of explosions that have targeted US-led coalition logistical convoys in Iraq over the past several months. | A possible roadside bomb blast has ripped through a US military logistics convoy's route in the central Iraqi province of Babil, Iran's MEHR news agency cited unnamed sources as saying on Tuesday. | There was no immediate word on casualties due the explosion. The latter is the most recent in a spate of such attacks staged in Iraq in the past few months. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast. | In early February, a logistical convoy carrying supplies for the U…

RT (2021-03-03). Can we kick out immigrants like Denmark does? Critics snicker after AOC lauds McDonald's workers' wages in European nation. rt.com A time-tested talking point about wages of McDonald's workers in Denmark was invoked by AOC in a call for a minimum wage boost in the US. Her opponents asked if Washington should also adopt Copenhagen's harsh immigration policies. | The fact that paying workers a living wage is even up for debate is "embarrassing," progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) tweeted on Tuesday as she called to override the Senate parliamentarian and push forward with the $15/hour minimum wage. The official ruled last Thursday that the proposal cannot be included in President Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus bill…

Staff (2021-03-03). Headlines for March 3, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Vows Vaccine Supply Will Be Enough to Vaccinate All U.S. Adults by End of May, Texas Lifts All COVID Restrictions; Sanders to Force Vote on $15 Minimum Wage, WH Pulls Tanden OMB Bid, Senate Confirms Raimondo for Commerce Dept., Rouse as Top Economic Adviser, Seth Harris, Who Wrote Blueprint for California's Prop 22, Tapped for Top Labor Role, FBI Director Says Domestic Terrorism Has Been "Metastasizing" as Capitol Increases Security, 3 Women Media Workers Shot Dead in Afghanistan, Protests in Lebanon After Currency Plummets to Record Low, Family of Hunger-Striking Western Sahara Political Prisoner Refused V…

Ro Khanna (2021-03-03). Democrats Should Ignore Senate Parliamentarian. zcomm.org The House has voted to pass Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package that includes an increase to the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour, which could now be stripped out in the final bill after the unelected Senate parliamentarian found it does not comply with budget rules…

Tomdispatch (2021-03-03). The Real Threats to America are the Pandemic and Poverty; why Give Ever More Money to the Pentagon? juancole.com By Mandy Smithberger | — ( Tomdispatch.com) — This country is in a crisis of the first order. More than half a million of us have died thanks to Covid-19. Food insecurity is on the rise, with nearly 24 million Americans going hungry, including 12 million children. Unemployment claims filed since the pandemic began have …

Niko Sims (2021-03-03). Housing crisis: Pittsburgh politicians' patchwork solutions fall short. zcomm.org We could house the hundreds if not thousands of Pittsburgh homeless overnight in Airbnbs, hotels and vacant houses…

RT (2021-03-03). Design firm had 'no idea' CPAC stage resembled Nazi symbol, but takes responsibility after liberal conspiracy spirals out of hand. rt.com The design firm behind a stage setup at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has emphatically dismissed conspiracy theories that their work was intended to resemble Nazi insignia. | Design Foundry, a firm based in Maryland, has come forward to say they "had no idea" their stage layout for the conservative conference held last week in Orlando, Florida resembled the Othala Rune, a symbol found on Nazi uniforms. | The resemblance was highlighted by numerous critics on social media following the event, with even host Hyatt Hotels releasing a statement calling the supposed connection "abhorrent" a…

Special to People's World (2021-03-03). The devastating, irreparable death of Aruká Juma. peoplesworld.org Manaus, Amazonas — The death of the last survivor of the Juma people, the warrior Amoim Aruká, from complications linked to COVID-19, is an incalculable tragedy. The Juma people suffered innumerable massacres throughout their history. There were 15,000 of them at the turn of the 20th century and by 2002 there were only five Jumas …

ProPublica (2021-03-03). How Facebook Suppressed Kurdish Site for sake of its Business in Turkey. juancole.com By Jack Gillum and Justin Elliott | — ( ProPublica ) — As Turkey launched a military offensive against Kurdish minorities in neighboring Syria in early 2018, Facebook's top executives faced a political dilemma. Turkey was demanding the social media giant block Facebook posts from the People's Protection Units, a mostly Kurdish militia group the …

Rayhan Uddin (2021-03-03). Syria: Majority in opposition areas impacted by attacks on medical facilities. middleeasteye.net Syria: Majority in opposition areas impacted by attacks on medical facilities | New report documents devastating impact of a decade of assaults on health care in the country's northwest | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 16: 10 | An aerial view of a hospital reportedly hit by an air strike in the Syrian village of Shinan, 30 kilometres south of Idlib (AFP/File photo) | A majority of Syrians living in the country's e…

_____ (2021-03-03). Chris Hedges: The Age Of Social Murder. popularresistance.org 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 people, plummeting crop yields, mass starvation and systems collapse. | The science that elucidates this social death is known to the ruling elites. The science that warned us of this pandemic, and others that will follow, is known to the ruling elites. The scien…

Chris Hedges (2021-03-03). The Age of Social Murder. zcomm.org The ruling elites, despite the accelerating and tangible ecological collapse, mollify us, either by meaningless gestures or denial…

Cindy Forster (2021-03-03). Bolivia for the record: the people speak pt. 2. peoplesdispatch.org In the second part of 'Bolivia for the record,' activist and historian Cindy Forster brings stories and testimonies from the massive mobilizations organized in August 2020 following the announcement by the coup regime to postpone elections once again…

Eds. (2021-03-03). The class character of the expansion of COVID-19: The case of Peru's Capital City Lima. mronline.org At the end of December 2019, the world was notified about the existence of a new coronavirus in the city of Wuhan in China. This virus, SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19), rapidly spread and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Raul Diego (2021-03-03). The Bits and Bytes of The Great Reset: COVID-19 and the Scaling Up of Data-Capitalism. mintpressnews.com The so-called Great Reset amounts to little more than a campaign to turn humanity into datasets, which the world's most powerful hedge funds and transnational corporations can use to create more profits for themselves and their clients.

George Ochenski (2021-03-03). When Legislatures Go on Break, It's Time to Give Them an Earful. counterpunch.org During a regular Montana legislative session in the pre-pandemic past, the Capitol would have been regularly filled with hundreds of citizens, groups and organizations holding rallies in support of or opposition to the measures being heard and voted upon every day. But due to the necessary precautions to prevent COVID infection, those rallies and in-person

teleSUR (2021-03-03). US Halts Trials of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma in Patients. telesurenglish.net The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has halted a clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in treating emergency department patients who developed mild to moderate symptoms. | RELATED: | An independent data and safety monitoring board met for the second planned interim analysis of the trial data, and determined that while the convalescent plasma intervention cau…

_____ (2021-03-03). Ukraine Intensifies Shelling Of Donbass As Western Media Are Silent. popularresistance.org While much of the world is focused on Covid-related issues, Ukraine's seven-year war on the people of Donbass continues. In recent weeks, Kiev's shelling of civilians has intensified, met by the predictable Western media silence. | Ostensibly, following the Minsk agreements, there was a ceasefire. In reality, Donbass residents in villages bordering peace lines are incessantly subject to Ukrainian shelling. | Ukraine uses heavy weapons in violation of the agreement, including 82mm and 120mm mortar shells, routinely shelling at night when Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) observers are not…

Luis Manuel Arce Isaac (2021-03-03). Un año de pandemia de COVID-19 y de infodemia en México. globalizacion.ca El 27 de febrero se cumplió un año de pandemia de Covid-19 en México cuando se detectó el primer caso de un enfermo con lo que se denominó entonces el "nuevo coronavirus" aun sin clasificarse como SARS-CoV2. Y al día…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-03). Irish left slams violent anti-lockdown protests and government's poor handling of COVID-19 crisis. peoplesdispatch.org Far-right groups in Ireland were part of a violent demonstration in capital Dublin on February 27, protesting the extension of the lockdown due to COVID-19…

Joseph Grosso (2021-03-03). Andrew Cuomo: Legend of a Fall. counterpunch.org Future historians will have a field day examining the daily commentary of the COVID pandemic. Early on there was Madonna sitting nude in a marble bathtub filled with rose petals proclaiming COVID 'the great equalizer.' Trump of course supplied his daily dose of schizophrenic fare so incoherent that even conservative TV hacks were unable to morph it into a convincing picture of brave leadership. Yet nothing tops the spectacle of Ellen Degeneres and Trevor Noah actually declaring themselves to be 'Cuomosexuals', in honor of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, a term that was immediately plastered on various merchandise…

Joseph Grosso (2021-03-03). Andrew Cuomo: Legend of a Fall. counterpunch.org Future historians will have a field day examining the daily commentary of the COVID pandemic. Early on there was Madonna sitting nude in a marble bathtub filled with rose petals proclaiming COVID 'the great equalizer.' Trump of course supplied his daily dose of schizophrenic fare so incoherent that even conservative TV hacks were unable to morph it into a convincing picture of brave leadership. Yet nothing tops the spectacle of Ellen Degeneres and Trevor Noah actually declaring themselves to be 'Cuomosexuals', in honor of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, a term that was immediately plastered on various merchandise…

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

teleSUR (2021-03-03). International Participation in Tokyo Olympics in Jeopardy. telesurenglish.net Foreign participation in the July 23-August 8 Tokyo Olympics is in jeopardy amid fears of further spread of Covid-19 in Japan, the Organizing Committee announced today. | RELATED: | The decision on the possible entry of non-Japanese visitors to the country for the event under the five rings will be taken at the end of this month due to the priority given by the Japanese government to the safety of its population, sa…

Staff (2021-03-03). Latinx Farmworkers Risk Their Lives During Pandemic. Many Now Struggle to Access Vaccines. democracynow.org There are about 2.5 million farmworkers around the U.S., many of them undocumented immigrants working under dangerous and exploitive circumstances without sick leave or healthcare. Despite their status as essential workers, however, many farmworkers are facing an uphill battle to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Estella Cisneros, legal director of the Agriculture Worker Program for California Rural Legal Assistance, says an uneven rollout in California as well as technical barriers have left many farmworkers unvaccinated. "There's been a lot of inequities that we've seen," she says. We also speak with Mary Jo Dud…

Kareem Chehayeb (2021-03-03). Covid-19 in Lebanon: Health workers yet to receive vaccines as MPs jump the queue. middleeasteye.net Covid-19 in Lebanon: Health workers yet to receive vaccines as MPs jump the queue | After Lebanese lawmakers were controversially inoculated, half of the country's overwhelmed medical workers anxiously await their turn | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 10: 58 | A medic prepares a dose of the Covid-19 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at Lebanon's American University Medical Centre in the capital Beirut, on 14 Februa…

Global Research News (2021-03-03). Selected Articles: C.Y.A. and "Fraudulent Marketing": The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine is an "Unapproved Product" globalresearch.ca By Pfizer Inc…

Staff (2021-03-03). Latinx Farmworkers Risking Their Lives During COVID Struggle to Access Vaccines. truthout.org There are about 2.5 million farmworkers around the U.S., many of them undocumented immigrants working under dangerous and exploitive circumstances without sick leave or healthcare. Despite their status as essential workers, however, many farmworkers are facing an uphill battle to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Estella Cisneros, legal director of the Agriculture Worker Program for California Rural Legal Assistance, says an uneven rollout in California as well as technical barriers have left…

Staff (2021-03-03). Latinx Farmworkers Risk Their Lives During Pandemic. Many Now Struggle to Access Vaccines. democracynow.org There are about 2.5 million farmworkers around the U.S., many of them undocumented immigrants working under dangerous and exploitive circumstances without sick leave or healthcare. Despite their status as essential workers, however, many farmworkers are facing an uphill battle to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Estella Cisneros, legal director of the Agricultural Worker Program for California Rural Legal Assistance, says an uneven rollout in California as well as technical barriers have left many farmworkers unvaccinated. "There's been a lot of inequities that we've seen," she says. We also speak with Mary Jo Du…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-03-03). C.Y.A. and "Fraudulent Marketing": The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine is an "Unapproved Product" which is "Permitted for Use" globalresearch.ca Pfizer Inc, is currently involved in marketing its experimental mRNA vaccine …

teleSUR (2021-03-03). Guatemala Receives 100,000 COVID-19 Vaccines Donated by India. telesurenglish.net Guatemala on Tuesday received 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines donated by India that will allow authorities to continue the vaccination campaign in the country. | RELATED: | The donation of Covishield vaccines manufactured by AstraZeneca laboratory arrived at 23h00 local time on a plane from Mumbai, India. | The immunizer, which requires the injection of two doses between eight and twelve weeks apart, joins the 2,500 Moderna…

teleSUR (2021-03-03). Cuba Offers Soberana 02 and Abdala to Lebanon to Fight COVID-19. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Cuba expressed its willingness to assist Lebanon to combat COVID-19, offering its most advanced vaccines, Soberana 02 and Abdala, which will start their final-phase clinical trials sometime this month. | RELATED: | Cuban Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Pellicer made the offer during a meeting with Major General Mahmoud Al Asmar. The latter heads the working group to tackle the pandemic in this Mediterranean country…

teleSUR (2021-03-03). Brazil: Senate Pass Bill to Allow Companies to Buy Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Senate Tuesday passed a bill that allows the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines by private companies and subnational governments before the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) registers the immunizers. | RELATED: | Buying drugs without Anvisa's approval will allow the country to purchase India's Covaxin vaccine and the Russian Sputnik V. The rule, however, establishes that the immunizers can be adminis…

teleSUR (2021-03-03). Interpol Seizes Thousands of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines. telesurenglish.net The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) reported on Wednesday the dismantling of a network of fake COVID-19 vaccines trafficked in China and South Africa. | RELATED: | In South Africa, "some 400 ampoules – equivalent to around 2,400 doses – containing the fake vaccine were found at a warehouse in Germiston, Gauteng, where officers also recovered a large quantity of fake 3 million masks and arrested three Chinese nationa…

Dr. Simone Gold (2021-03-03). Video: Dr. Simone Gold — The Truth About the COVID-19 Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Dr. Simone Gold of America's Frontline Doctors shared information about the …

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Spain king's sisters stir controversy by getting vaccine on Abu Dhabi trip. laprensalatina.com Madrid, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The Spanish royal family has found itself at the heart of another scandal after it was revealed that the sisters of King Felipe VI were vaccinated against Covid-19 during a trip to the United Arab Emirates, where they went to visit their father, the self-exiled former monarch Juan Carlos I. Reports …

RT (2021-03-03). You're not supposed to say that out loud! Covid-19 vaccines & 'return to normal' might hurt Facebook's bottom line, CFO admits. rt.com Facebook's CFO is concerned that as more people get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, they'll be less likely to click on Facebook ads and more likely to seek out travel and non-sedentary pursuits. | CFO David Wehner Speaking at the Morg…

news.un (2021-03-03). 'Historic moment' as COVID-19 vaccines touchdown in Sudan and Rwanda. news.un.org Through the UN-led vaccine initiative COVAX, Sudan and Rwanda have become the latest beneficiaries to receive the lifesaving COVID-19 inoculation, UN agencies reported on Wednesday.

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Hard hit early by Covid-19, Chile now is Latin America's clear vaccine leader. laprensalatina.com By Maria M. Mur Santiago, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- Chile on Wednesday marked one year since its first coronavirus case, a 12-month period in which it has gone from being one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic worldwide to Latin America's undisputed Covid-19 vaccine leader. A total of 3.6 million people in that South …

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). India's homegrown Covid-19 vaccine shows 81 percent interim efficacy. laprensalatina.com New Delhi, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- India's homegrown Covid-19 vaccine, branded Covaxin, has shown an interim efficacy of nearly 81 percent in its late-stage clinical trials, its developer Bharat Biotech said on Wednesday. The company said the first interim analysis was based on 43 cases of Covid-19 recorded in the trial of 25,800 participants between 18-98 …

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-03). Rebuilding from the bottom up. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 03 (MNA) — The COVID-19 pandemic raised serious questions about crisis management models and brought emerging trends on citizen-driven and collaborative crisis management to the attention.

Rafael Figueroa (2021-03-03). SHELBY COUNTY TO MOVE TO PHASE 1C NEXT WEEK FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS. laprensalatina.com Phase includes individuals 16 and older with high-risk health conditions La fase 1C incluye a personas de 16 años o más con afecciones de salud de alto riesgo SHELBY COUNTY, TN (SCHD) — In alignment with the Tennessee Health Department, the Shelby County Health Department will move into Phase 1C of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination …

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Biden: State leaders' ending mask mandate is Neanderthal thinking. laprensalatina.com Washington, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- President Joe Biden on Wednesday said that the decision by the Texas and Mississippi governors to end their statewide facemask mandates initially implemented to protect the public against Covid-19 was a "big mistake," adding that the last thing the country needs while the pandemic is still raging is "Neanderthal thinking." "I …

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). UK to raise corporation tax in 2023 in bid to ease Covid debt. laprensalatina.com London, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The United Kingdom's government will raise corporation tax on large firms from 10% to 25% in 2023 as a way to repair the damage wrought on the economy by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Conservative Party government's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak outlined the economic plans in the Budget on Wednesday. …

Heather Digby Parton (2021-03-03). CPAC, conservatives and the culture war: Why Republicans will become more extreme in Trump's absence. salon.com This is a very radical group of people and they are much more extreme than they were in 2016…

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Turkey's sex workers struggle to survive as Covid rules hit industry. laprensalatina.com Istanbul, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The closure of brothels and nightly curfews to stem the spread of Covid-19 in Turkey has left the country's sex workers in dire straits. Prostitution is legal in Turkey but sex workers lack the same access to labor rights enjoyed by other professions. "The coronavirus has left many sex workers in …

Staff (2021-03-03). Cuomo Must Go: Calls Grow to Remove NY Governor over COVID Nursing Home Cover-up & Sexual Harassment. democracynow.org New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing mounting calls from fellow Democrats and progressive organizations to resign or be impeached over sexual harassment allegations and his cover-up of thousands of COVID-19 deaths in New York nursing homes. New York Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation after three women — two former aides and a woman who met Cuomo at a friend's wedding reception — accused Cuomo of sexual harassment. "Credible accusations of sexual harassment made by these courageous women coming forward show a clear pattern of Cuomo's abuse of power," says New York Assembly…

Matt Nelson (2021-03-03). Trump Made His 'American Carnage' Fever Dream True. thenation.com Trump Made His 'American Carnage' Fever Dream True…

sputniknews (2021-03-03). 'Neanderthal Thinking': Biden Rips Republican Governors Who Lifted Mask Mandates – Video. sputniknews.com Both Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) and Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) announced earlier this week that they would be ordering the lifting of state-wide mask mandates due to recent decreases in daily COVID-19 diagnoses and hospitalizations.

Matthew Rozsa (2021-03-03). Zombie mink, infected escapees, and COVID outbreaks: How mink farms became a political flash point. salon.com Mink farms are notoriously oppressive, but COVID-19 outbreaks at facilities are putting them in the spotlight…

news.un (2021-03-03). FROM THE FIELD: Taming the illegal wildlife trafficking trade. news.un.org Cargo ships have become increasingly favoured over the last year as a means for criminal organizations to transport illegal wildlife products, , after COVID-19 related restrictions disrupted other forms of transportation.

Karen Conner (2021-03-03). Missing Voters and Missing Unemployed Black Workers. cepr.net Institute for New Economic Thinking See article on original site See full report One of the major stories of recent elections has been the failure of polls to detect the full extent of support for Republican candidates. One factor in this likely stems from the refusal of many of their supporters to respond to voter …

Vijay Prashad (2021-03-03). How India's farmers' protests could upend the political landscape. peoplesdispatch.org With elections coming up in several Indian states, Vijay Prashad explores the impact that the farmer's protest and the government's response to them could have on the correlation of forces…

Jason J. Ong, Luanqi Ruan, Aaron G. Lim, Catriona S. Bradshaw, David Taylor-Robinson, Magnus Unemo, Patrick J. Horner, Peter Vickerman, Lei Zhang (2021-03-03). [Research Paper] Impact of screening on the prevalence and incidence of Mycoplasma genitalium and its macrolide resistance in men who have sex with men living in Australia: A mathematical model. thelancet.com Based on the available treatment options, offering screening for MG to other MSM (beyond the currently recommended group of symptomatic MSM) could slightly reduce the prevalence and incidence of MG. However, further increasing screening coverage must be weighed against the impact of lower treatment effectiveness (i.e. when not using resistance-guided therapy), increasing the selection of macrolide resistance, and other negative consequences related to AMR and management (e.g. unnecessary psychological morbidity from infections that do not need treatment).

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). PTI becomes largest party despite losing key seat in Pakistan's senate polls. laprensalatina.com Islamabad, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party became the single largest party in the Pakistani senate on Wednesday after elections on 37 seats in the 100-member upper house of the parliament, despite losing a prestigious seat to the opposition in capital Islamabad. As per unofficial results aired by local broadcasters, Prime Minister …

Staff (2021-03-03). GOP Lawyer Admits to SCOTUS That Voting Rights Disadvantage Republican Party. truthout.org An attorney representing the Arizona Republican Party on Tuesday helpfully admitted outright what has long been obvious to observers of the GOP's decades-long assault on the franchise: Easier voting makes it harder for Republicans to win elections. | Asked by right-wing Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to explain the Arizona GOP's interest in upholding a state law that disqualifies ballots cast in the wrong precinct — a restriction that voting rights advocates say discriminates a…

James Bovard (2021-03-03). Is the U.S. Going the Way of Afghanistan? zcomm.org Acrimony and recriminations continue to swirl around the 2020 presidential election…

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-03-03). Venezuela: Indexación en guerra económica. globalizacion.ca Es público y notorio que en Venezuela los precios en bolívares desde una chupeta hasta el de una vivienda se ajustan/indexan diaria y automáticamente con respecto al tipo de cambio criminal, a excepción de, los salarios, los impuestos sobre la…

teleSUR (2021-03-03). US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Talks With Juan Guaido. telesurenglish.net U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a telephone conversation with Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaidó on Tuesday in line with Joe Biden's administration continuing its policy of pressure against Venezuela's constitutional order. | RELATED: | "Secretary Blinken outlined our efforts to work with like-minded allies, including the European Union, the Lima Group, the Organization of American States (O…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-03). Political Council of ALBA-TCP demands an end to the US sanctions against Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua. peoplesdispatch.org The foreign ministers and other representatives of the member countries of the ALBA-TCP in unison condemned the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the US against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, and called to immediately lift criminal blockades on them…

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Rugby as a ticket out of Venezuela. laprensalatina.com Berlin, Germany, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- Leandro Narvaez was able to escape poverty in Venezuela thanks to a German-based rugby association that scouted the promising player and funded his trip to Europe. The Orquídeas Negras ("Black Orchids") was founded by Venezuelan immigrants in Berlin and runs a rugby club of the same name. Once a year …

Bruno Rodríguez Padilla (2021-03-03). Cuba — "Urge implementar políticas en las que el ser humano sea prioridad en vez de las ganancias económicas" globalizacion.ca Intervención del Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, en el XXI Consejo Político ALBA-TCP | Compañero Jorge Arreaza, ministro del Poder Popular para las Relaciones Exteriores de la hermana República Bolivariana de Venezuela | Queridos cancilleres…

Adán Chávez Frías (2021-03-03). Venezuela — La cárcel de la dignidad. globalizacion.ca I | Hemos querido en esta oportunidad, dar continuidad a la labor de sistematización del proceso de gestación de nuestro proyecto revolucionario y, de manera particular, de la unión cívico-militar, como elemento clave para el desarrollo del mismo y parte fundamental…

Clare Daly (2021-03-03). The EU's Participation in the New Cold War against Russia. globalresearch.ca The European Union faces multiple challenges as it progress into 2021. …

Howard Lisnoff (2021-03-03). What We Got in Biden. counterpunch.org The wrenching appeals by some on the political left to vote for Biden must sting for some of those who actually did cast their vote for him, or at least against Trump in November 2020. This is the game that plays itself out again and again and again, ad nauseam, in US politics, the politics

Dave Lindorff (2021-03-03). Democrats have a huge opportunity to expand their base and they're ignoring it. nationofchange.org It's past time for progressive Democrats to stop focusing on the places they win votes easily, in the cities and the suburbs and to go where the Republicans win by default: rural America.

Declaration for American Democracy coalition (2021-03-03). 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/

_____ (2021-03-03). Backlash Over The Equality Act Is Fueling State-Level Attacks On Trans Youth. popularresistance.org The Equality Act — the landmark piece of LGBTQ legislation passed for a second time by the House of Representatives this week — faces near insurmountable odds to pass and become law as currently written. Support for it in the Senate is currently nowhere near the 60-vote threshold that would be needed to pass the bill with the filibuster. And though, if passed, the Equality Act, would codify critical and comprehensive updates to our federal civil rights laws, it's reintroduction at this time is fueling a harmful backlash against transgender people as we contend with systematic governmental assaults on…

Staff (2021-03-03). Biden's Appointments on Energy and the Environment Are at Best a Mixed Bag. truthout.org Four major appointments offer a telling roadmap of the Biden administration's positions on energy and the environment. They range from the very green to the nuclear awful. In Biden's appointments to top environmental positions, he has done well overall. But in his appointments to top energy posts, he has selected nuclear power devotees. | Deb Haaland Will Make History : | Excellent, indeed extraordinary, is the choice of Rep. Deb Haaland to be secretary of the interior. Now facing stiff…

Betsey Piette (2021-03-03). Fracking banned in Delaware River Basin. workers.org In a historic ruling, the Delaware River Basin Commission voted Feb. 25 to permanently ban fracking (hydraulic fracturing) for natural gas in the Delaware River Watershed. This ruling formally affirms a drilling moratorium the DRBC imposed in 2010. Protesters call for ban on fracking at Delaware River Basin Commission hearing . . . |

Christian Noakes (2021-03-03). The Bessemer front in the international class struggle. workers.org Bessemer, Ala., is now the site of a historic labor struggle between the majority-Black Amazon warehouse workers there and the $1.7 trillion international capitalist monopoly corporation. About 80% of the warehouse workers are African American, and almost half are women. Rally for Amazon workers, Bessemer, Ala., Feb. 6. In March . . . |

Melvin Goodman (2021-03-03). Biden's Quandary: Proxy Wars and Endless Wars. counterpunch.org From the end of the Second World War until the administration of Ronald Reagan, there were very few American battlefield deaths in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, and Southwest Asia. Since the administration of George H.W. Bush, however, most American battlefield deaths have taken place in those regions. The turning point took place in 1979 with the Iranian revolution and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Joyce Chediac (2021-03-03). 7 lies Amazon tells about the union. liberationnews.org In a historic development, 5,800 workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, are right now voting on whether to be represented by the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union.

Karen Conner (2021-03-03). Workers Should be Wary Now that Private Equity Is Going Retail. cepr.net Eight years after passage of the 2013 JOBS Act that let private equity firms market directly to individuals to solicit their investments, retail investors — largely high net worth individuals — finally account for a significant share of assets under management (AUM) at some of the largest PE firms. Apollo claims to be "among the …

Gloria Rubac (2021-03-03). Solitary confinement abuse sparks hunger strike in Louisiana's Angola Prison. workers.org Incarcerated workers in Louisiana's notorious Angola Prison began a hunger strike early Feb. 17. The reason: Prison officials refused to release them back into the prison population after they served their sentence in solitary for a rule infraction. Angola State Prison was the 18,000-acre Angola Plantation before the Civil War, . . . |

Jenny Farrell (2021-03-03). Rosa Luxemburg at 150: Toward 'a social order worthy of the human race'. peoplesworld.org On March 5, 2021, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's birth. No one who wishes to get a sense of Rosa Luxemburg as a person, both political and private, will regret watching Margarethe von Trotta's meticulously researched 1986 film of the same name. It is available with English subtitles. The film begins on …

Melvin Goodman (2021-03-03). Biden's Quandry: Proxy Wars and Endless Wars. counterpunch.org From the end of the Second World War until the administration of Ronald Reagan, there were very few American battlefield deaths in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, and Southwest Asia. Since the administration of George H.W. Bush, however, most American battlefield deaths have taken place in those regions. The turning point took place in 1979 with the Iranian revolution and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Martha Grevatt (2021-03-03). Support keeps building for #BAmazon union drive, Biden feels pressure. workers.org A people's movement against an anti-people corporation has intensified, backing the union drive at Amazon's Bessemer, Ala., warehouse. The courageous Southern union warriors are finally starting to get the support they need and deserve. People's Organization for Progress rally to support Amazon workers outside Whole Foods, Newark, N.J., Feb. 27. . . . |

_____ (2021-03-03). Amazon Workers: 'Everyone In The Community Is Cheering Us On'. popularresistance.org As lead organizer in the potentially historic effort to unionize 5,800 Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, Josh Brewer heads a small army of organizers for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. Brewer recognizes that it's a high-stakes campaign—it's the first time a union has sought to unionize all the workers at an Amazon warehouse in the United States. Bessemer, a suburb of Birmingham, was once a thriving union community, with steel mills, coal mines, and a Pullman railcar factory. Brewer, 33, is an ordained minister who gravitated from the pulpit to union organizing because he saw it as a mo…

WSWS (2021-03-03). Texas, Mississippi abandon coronavirus restrictions as CDC warns of variant-induced surge. wsws.org An average of 7,000 new cases and 230 new deaths are still being reported each day in Texas, making it the state with the second worst outbreak in the country.

_____ (2021-03-03). Lessons From Mariame Kaba's "We Do This 'Til We Free Us" popularresistance.org We can and must collectively build a world without policing, prisons, surveillance, punishment, and capitalism——a world in which all are equipped with the tools to prevent and transform harm, one in which everyone has what they need to thrive in community with others. | This is the through line of Mariame Kaba's powerful new book, an expansive and instructive collection of essays and interviews drawn from Kaba's decades of work building toward abolition — work that has focused particularly on the experiences of Black women and girls and criminalized survivors of sexual violence. | We Do This 'Ti…

Stephen Lendman (2021-03-03). Biden Administration Escalates "War on Russia by Other Means". On the Target for "Regime Change" globalresearch.ca The US is implacably hostile toward nations free from its control. …

_____ (2021-03-03). Biden's Plan To 'Carve Up' Iraq Into Three Statelets Has Proven Disastrous. popularresistance.org Sami Ramadani is an Iraqi-born lecturer in sociology and writes on Middle East current affairs. A political exile from Saddam Hussein's Iraq, Ramadani nonetheless campaigned against US-led sanctions as well as the invasion and occupation of the country. He is a member of the steering committee of Stop the War Coalition. | Ramadani spoke at length with Mohamed Elmaazi about the consequences of the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq and challenged some misconceptions regarding the nature of the resistance to the foreign military presence there. He also explained that an improvement of America's foreign policy t…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-03). US halts land transfer for Arizona mine, but Indigenous leaders remain wary. peoplesdispatch.org The decision came just hours before the federal government was to respond to a federal lawsuit by the Apaches, raising more suspicion than celebration from the tribe…

Rev. John Dear (2021-03-03). My long-lost conversation with John Lewis on his vision of nonviolence. nationofchange.org In this never-before-released interview, the late civil rights leader and congressman talks systemic racism, permanent warfare, extreme poverty and nonviolence as a way of life.

_____ (2021-03-03). Coup Leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi Betrayed Democracy In Burma. popularresistance.org What is taking place in Burma right now is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an unwarranted action as the dismissal of the government by military decree and the imposition of Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, as an unelected ruler. | However, despite the endless talk about democratization, Burma was, in the years leading up to the coup, far from being a true democracy. | Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the country's erstwhile ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has done very little to bring about meaningful change since she was designated State Counselor…

Code Pink & partners (2021-03-03). 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…

Chuck Collins (2021-03-03). Time for the Warren-Jayapal Wealth Tax. counterpunch.org This week Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced her updated wealth tax proposal, the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act. The legislation was introduced in the House by Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Brendan Boyle (D-PA). According to an analysis by the Institute for Policy Studies/Inequality.org (IPS) and the Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF), America's billionaires alone would have paid

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-03). US should be held accountable six years of crime in Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh lashed out at the Biden administration's allegations against Iran regarding the Yemeni war.

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-03). Alliance with Israel to have deadly consequences for SA, UAE. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 03 (MNA) — A member of the Expediency Council, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi warned Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain over forming alliance with the Zionist regime against Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-03). "Behind the Glasses" wins at Blount Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 03 (MNA) — Iranian short film "Behind the Glasses" directed by Mehdi Irvani has been awarded in Blount Film Festival in the US.

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Police warn of plan to invade US Capitol on Thursday. laprensalatina.com Washington, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The US Capitol Police warned on Wednesday of an apparent plan by a rightist militia group to invade Congress once again. In a statement posted on Twitter, the force said that it had "obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, …

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). India marks World Wildlife Day. laprensalatina.com The Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal and the Delhi Zoological park marked World Wildlife Day on Wednesday. On 20 December 2013, the United Nations proclaimed 3 March as World Wildlife Day with the aim of raising awareness of the world's wild animals and plants. A visual story by EFE/EPA photographers RAJAT GUPTA and SANJEEV …

Mandy Smithberger (2021-03-03). The Pentagon, First, Last, and Always. zcomm.org Focusing on the Wrong Threats, including a New Cold War with China, Is the Last Thing We Can Afford Now…

Kathy Kelly (2021-03-03). Blood for Oil. zcomm.org Amid the ongoing horror, it's important to find ways to atone for war crimes —including reparations…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-03). International Criminal Court announces investigation into war crimes in Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org The International Criminal Court (ICC) will formally open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian Territories, its chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said in a statement on the ICC website on March 3, 2021. The announcement comes a month after the ICC ruling which declared that it had jurisdiction to conduct an investigation into suspected war crimes in Palestine. In her statement, Bensouda also said that the ICC investigation will examine war crimes perpetrated in Palestine from June 13, 2014 and that it will be conducted " "independently, impartially and objectively, withou…

Areeb Ullah (2021-03-03). ICC prosecutor opens investigation into alleged war crimes by Israel and Hamas. middleeasteye.net ICC prosecutor opens investigation into alleged war crimes by Israel and Hamas | Fatou Bensouda formally begins her investigation after the International Criminal Court ruled it had jurisdiction in the Palestinian territories | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 14: 26 | Bensouda said the decision to begin an ICC investigation comes after a five-year preliminary inquiry (Reuters) | The International Criminal Court's pros…

Andrea Mazzarino (2021-03-03). I'm a Military Spouse. The Capitol Attack Reminded Me of a War Zone. thenation.com I'm a Military Spouse. The Capitol Attack Reminded Me of a War Zone.

Cole Stangler (2021-03-03). France's New Culture Warriors. thenation.com France's New Culture Warriors…

sputniknews (2021-03-03). Trump's Comments Show Huawei CFO Became 'Bargaining Chip' in US-China Trade War, Lawyer Says. sputniknews.com TORONTO (Sputnik) – Former US President Donald Trump's comments just days after Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's arrest in Vancouver revealed her to be a bargaining chip in the US-China trade war and amounts to an abuse of process, the executive's lawyer said.

South Front (2021-03-03). Video: Armenia Lost the War against Azerbaijan. Calls for Resignation of PM Pashinyan. globalresearch.ca Three months after losing the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian Prime Minister …

A Guest Author (2021-03-03). Global labor federation backs #BAmazon union. workers.org The World Federation of Trade Unions issued the following statement on March 3. USA: WFTU in solidarity with Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of 105 million workers from 132 countries around the globe, extends its internationalist solidarity with Amazon . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-03-03). Cuban 'Red Rose' wins journalism honor. workers.org By Rubén G. Abelenda This slightly edited article was published in Resumen-english.org. Photo: Ismael Francisco Feb. 27 — It was José Martí who said "Honor for those who deserve honor" — but he could never have imagined that the highest distinction awarded to journalists in Cuba would bear his name . . . |

_____ (2021-03-03). A Dramatic Humiliation for a Stalwart of the Clinton Wing. strategic-culture.org The Biden administration on Tuesday put the kibosh on the nomination of Neera Tanden, a field marshal in the Democratic civil war. | By Curt MILLS | President Biden will no longer pursue the confirmation of Neera Tanden, a well-known if notorious Democratic operative, to steer the Office of Management and Budget. | "I have accepted Neera Tanden's request to withdraw her name," the president said in a statement. He hinted at a future role, not subject to the chance of Senate confirmation. "I look forward to having her serve in a role in my administration," he said. "She will bring valuable perspective and insig…

news.un (2021-03-03). 'Stability of the region' hangs on Myanmar, UN Special Envoy says. news.un.org UN Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener warned on Wednesday that the situation in the country challenges "the stability of the region" and could lead to a "real war".

news.un (2021-03-03). South Sudan's transition from conflict to recovery 'inching forward' — UN envoy. news.un.org South Sudan's transformation from conflict to recovery is underway, but much needs to be done before securing "a peaceful and prosperous future", the UN Special Representative to the country told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Liberation Staff-Yakima (2021-03-03). Richland, Wash., protesters demand 'no kids in cages'. liberationnews.org Facilities used to cage children that were closed under Trump's administration are being reopened under Biden's administration.

Liberation Staff-Yakima (2021-03-03). Richland, Washington protesters demand 'No kids in cages'. liberationnews.org Facilities used to cage children that were closed under Trump's administration are being reopened under Biden's administration.

Kenneth Surin (2021-03-03). Policing Universities by Neoliberal Governments in the UK And France. counterpunch.org The respective motivations, and their specific underlying conditions, are of course different in the UK and France, but both culminate in plans for universities to curb the expression of leftist points of view. In the UK this gives a potential pulpit to "maverick" speakers on the right, such as Steve Bannon, who (facetiously?) approved the delivery of pipe bombs to critics of Trump, and who lost his book deal for having a favourable view of underage sex.

Paul Street (2021-03-03). Ruling Class Joe and the Essence of American Politics. counterpunch.org It's a damn good thing that the demented pandemo-fascist oligarch Donald Trump no longer sits in the White House and that his Republifascist Party no longer holds the majority in the U.S. Senate. But make no mistake: Americans continue to live under an unelected dictatorship of money and empire. Just because that class dictatorship isn't quite ready for Door #1, open fascist rule, don't look for Door #2, neo-New Deal reformist social democracy, anytime soon. No, we are still getting slammed in the face with Door #3, a neoliberal corporate-imperial authoritarianism that cancels #2 while setting us up for a harsher…

WSWS (2021-03-03). FBI Director Wray confirms coordinated planning by pro-Trump far-right terrorists in January 6 attack. wsws.org While the FBI head acknowledged the central role in the attempted coup played by far-right "militia extremists," many questions relating to the lack of security on the part of the police and the National Guard were not seriously pursued and remained unanswered.

_____ (2021-03-03). USDA Pauses Land Transfer Of Oak Flat To Mining Company. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – Citing the Presidential Memorandum signed by President Joe Biden on Jan. 26 on tribal consultation and strengthening nation to nation relationships, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) has put on hold the transfer of 5,439 acres of high-value conservation land in Arizona to Resolution Copper. | The acres include Chich'il Bildagoteel, known as Oak Flat, which is the heart of several southwest tribal religious and cultural beliefs. | During the last days of the Trump administration, federal officials attempted to speed up the transfer to Resolution Copper that would mine the land. On January 15, 2…

Richard C. Gross (2021-03-03). Back to the Future. counterpunch.org Like the Terminator, it's back. Same lies, same fairy tales. "We began it together four years ago and it is far from being over," Donald Trump told cheering supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla. That's too bad. "Let there be no doubt we will be victorious and America will be greater

_____ (2021-03-03). Could Biden's Climate Policy Invite More Militarism? popularresistance.org The first month of the Biden presidency was a flurry of climate action, sweeping away the openly denialist intransigence of the Trump administration. | After re-entering the Paris Agreement and canceling the Keystone XL pipeline on Day 1, President Biden swiftly rolled out an array of climate-related executive orders calling on all agencies to factor climate into their work. Top among them was an order to "center the climate crisis in U.S. foreign policy and national security." | As part of this order, officials from across more than a dozen intelligence agencies, including the CIA, will prod…

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-03). 80 Democrats urge Biden to repeal Trump's sanctions on Cuba. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 04 (MNA) — In a letter to Biden, 80 US House of Representatives Democrats urged him to repeal Donald Trump's "cruel" sanctions on Cuba.

Staff (2021-03-03). House Dems Renew Subpoena for Trump's Taxes After SCOTUS Ruling. truthout.org The United States House of Representatives Oversight Committee has issued a subpoena order to former President Donald Trump's accounting firm, Mazars USA, seeking several years of his tax returns and other financial information, renewing a previous subpoena it had made in 2019 seeking those documents. |

Masha Gessen (2021-03-03). Trump's Strategy for Returning to Power Is Already Clear. zcomm.org Speaking at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference last weekend, the former President positioned himself and his audience as the only true Americans…

Jessica Buxbaum (2021-03-03). Emboldened by Trump and Netanyahu, Jewish Settler Terrorism is Spiking. mintpressnews.com "I saw a lot of settlers be proud of attacking Palestinians, be open about annexation and apartheid — all of this behavior came out during the Trump administration." — Issa Amro, Founder Youths Against Settlements…

Staff (2021-03-03). Asian American Communities Organize Against Rise in Hate Crimes, Say More Policing Is Not the Answer. democracynow.org Anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked across the U.S. over the past year, fueled in part by Donald Trump's racist rhetoric about the coronavirus. One recent study found a 150% increase in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans in 2020, even though overall hate crimes fell last year. Ron Kim, member of the New York State Assembly representing the 40th District in Queens, New York, says anti-Asian sentiment tends to flare up during times of crisis. "There's a long history of Asian Americans in this country feeling targeted and scapegoated whenever we experience economic downturns," says Kim. We also speak with Kim Tran…

sputniknews (2021-03-03). Pentagon Took Over 3 Hours to OK Deployment of National Guard to Capitol Riot, DC Commander Reveals. sputniknews.com As thousands of Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol on January 6 in a bid to halt the certification of the Electoral College results, dozens of DC National Guard troops were forced to remain on standby, despite the disturbing events that were unfolding. The hourslong delay has largely been blamed on failed communication among senior leadership.

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Bangladesh court grants bail to detained cartoonist amid protests. laprensalatina.com Dhaka, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Wednesday granted bail to a cartoonist nearly 10 months after his pre-trial detention amid continuing protests over his release and a contentious law under which he was arrested. Ahmed Kabir Kishore was arrested on May 6, 2020, along with writer Mushtaq Ahmed, and was charged …

PAI (2021-03-03). Biden inaction on Saudis' Khashoggi assassination angers News Guild. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Democratic President Joe Biden's decision to take no action, including no sanctions, against Saudi Arabia's de facto supreme ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, for ordering the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is angering The News Guild. A Bin Salman-sent hit squad murdered and dismembered Khashoggi, a contributing writer for The Washington Post, when …

Staff (2021-03-03). Democratic Women's Caucus Members Propose Monument Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg. truthout.org Several Democratic lawmakers in Congress have introduced legislation that seeks to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg The bill is sponsored by several members of the Democratic Women's Caucus, and was introduced this week to highlight March as Women's History Month. The proposal's introduction at thi…

Amanda Marcotte (2021-03-03). The Supreme Court may be set to gut voting rights — but Democrats can still stop them. salon.com The GOP-dominated SCOTUS longs to end the Voting Rights Act. Democrats can save it by nuking the filibuster…

John Wojcik (2021-03-03). Biden: With Defense Production Act, enough vaccines by end of May. peoplesworld.org President Joe Biden made history in the nation's fight against the coronavirus Tuesday by announcing that the United States will have enough vaccine supply to vaccinate all American adults for coronavirus by the end of May, two months earlier than the end-of-July date he had previously rolled out. Biden credited the stepped-up timetable to his …

_____ (2021-03-03). Progressives Push Biden To End 'Vaccine Apartheid'. popularresistance.org Last Friday, three days before a crucial meeting of the World Trade Organization, progressives in the trade, faith, labor, consumer, and human rights communities sent an urgent request to the Biden administration. | These nonprofits and unions are urging the administration to act quickly to assert its leadership on a pressing trade issue—whether trade rules will be allowed to hamper global efforts to combat the pandemic. | In a letter and a press event, a coalition of 400 organizations asked President Joe Biden to make good on his promise to "absolutely positively" ensure access to vaccines in the developin…

Ragip Soylu (2021-03-03). Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: How Baku destroyed Russian S-300s with Israeli suicide drones. middleeasteye.net Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: How Baku destroyed Russian S-300s with Israeli suicide drones | The Azerbaijani military used decoy aircraft to lure out the air-defence systems deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 14: 21 | An S-300 missile system at the rehearsals of Victory Day parade in Moscow in 2009 (Creative Common/Vitaly V Kuzmin)
| Azerbaijani forces used a sophisticated method to des…

Staff (2021-03-03). With Just 7% of Texans Vaccinated, Gov. Greg Abbott Declares State "OPEN 100%" truthout.org Texas' Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday to great fanfare that he would be ending several regulations that were originally put in place to stem the spread of coronavirus — a move that caused great consternation among health officials in the state who see it as being premature. |

news.un (2021-03-03). Over 168 million children miss out on nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says. news.un.org More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday.

news.un (2021-03-03). Over 168 million children miss nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says. news.un.org More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday.

Eds. (2021-03-03). Debt relief with Chinese characteristics. mronline.org As China is poised to become the world's largest creditor, concerns about debt sustainability have grown. Yet considerable confusion exists over what is likely to happen when a government runs into trouble repaying its Chinese loans.

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). China set to hail success, raise pressure on Hong Kong in annual Congress. laprensalatina.com By Javier García Beijing, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- China is set to highlight the success of its governance model on the occasion of its annual National People's Congress, which kicks off on Friday and will decide the country's course for the next five years, with the possibility of fresh legislative reforms being launched to increase control …

_____ (2021-03-03). Canadian Hypocrisy Shines Embarrassingly With New Accusations of China's Muslim Genocide. strategic-culture.org China has managed to both find a sustainable cure for terrorism without destroying a single nation, while providing a foundation for extending the Belt and Road into the Middle East and beyond, Matthew Ehret writes. | This week, the Canadian parliament, became the second nation of the Five Eyes (after the USA) to pass a motion condemning

Ferrán Pérez Mena (2021-03-03). Notas sobre la "americanización" de los estudios sobre China. globalizacion.ca Durante la última década, los estudios sobre China y Asia Oriental han experimentado un gran apogeo en Europa y Estados Unidos. El auge económico del gran gigante asiático y la globalización de su cultura en los medios de comunicación y…

Ted Kelly (2021-03-03). Biden pick for Secretary of Agriculture no friend of farmworkers or small farmers. workers.org President Joe Biden nominated former Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a job he held for the entire Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. Vilsack testified before the Senate on Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day — and was confirmed a few weeks later. Vilsack's . . . |

Ted Kelly (2021-03-03). Biden pick for Secretary of Agriculture no friend of farmworkers or small farmers. workers.org President Joe Biden nominated former Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a job he held for the entire Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. Vilsack testified before the Senate on Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day — and was confirmed a few weeks later. . . . |

progressive (2021-03-03). One Question: How Should Biden Address Racial Injustice? progressive.org NADIA E. BROWN

| &#13…M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-03-03). Biden Set to Inflict Wounds on Eurasia. globalresearch.ca Mikhail Gorbachev in a special

Ana María Aragonés (2021-03-03). Estados Unidos y México — Programa Bracero: øNueva política migratoria? globalizacion.ca No sería aceptable que el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) ofrezca a Joe Biden resolver el problema migratorio reviviendo el tristemente célebre Programa Bracero. Sería pésima idea. La revisión histórica demuestra que fue permanentemente violado, tanto en relación con…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-03-03). The Khashoggi Affair: "There Is No Longer Any Political Legitimacy for Saudi MBS Crown Prince" globalresearch.ca President Joe Biden has disappointed human rights activists, journalists, and many …

Staff (2021-03-03). Sanders's Staff Talked to White House Nearly Every Day When Pushing for $15 Wage. truthout.org If it seems like President Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive in the first six weeks of his presidency, it might be because his administration is beginning to recognize the power of progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont). | New reporting by Laura Barrón-López for Politico finds that the White House

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-03-03). Narrative of fear: Republicans try to block pro-LGBTQ Equality Act. peoplesworld.org While the Republican Party is making headlines for opposing President Biden's American Rescue Plan aimed at saving millions of Americans from total ruin, it's still got plenty of energy to block another piece of progressive legislation coming out of Washington. On Feb. 25, a divided House narrowly passed the Equality Act, an historic bill that …

Mohammad Ayesh (2021-03-03). Arabic press review: Egypt tries to boost human rights credentials for Biden. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Egypt tries to boost human rights credentials for Biden | Meanwhile, Jordan has reportedly received $1bn from the European Union to fight the pandemic, and Iraq's PM vows to crack down on militias | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 15: 03 | Watchtowers at the notorious Tora prison on the southern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo on 11 February 2020 (AFP) | Egypt concerned by US…

MEE staff (2021-03-03). Former US envoy says Israel is now 'wedge issue' in American politics. middleeasteye.net Former US envoy says Israel is now 'wedge issue' in American politics | In interview with Jerusalem Post, David Friedman says 'uniform support for Israel is being challenged' in the United States | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 16: 16 | Friedman dismissed the prospect of Israeli-Palestinian talks under Biden (AFP/File photo) | Former US ambassador to Israel David Friedman has said that Israel has "become a wedge issue" in…

MEE staff (2021-03-03). Biden State Department nominee suggests some sanctions against Iran will remain. middleeasteye.net Biden State Department nominee suggests some sanctions against Iran will remain | Deputy Secretary of State nominee says she agrees that US should keep some sanctions on Iran, regardless of nuclear deal talks | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 18: 50 | Serving as Under Secretary of State for political affairs in 2015, Wendy Sherman helped negotiate the nuclear deal with Iran (Reuters/File photo) | Wendy Sherman, US President…

Jan Oberg (2021-03-03). The A-symmetric West-Iran Conflict: Danger Ahead! globalresearch.ca With what right has the West, the US in particular, treated …

Russell Mokhiber (2021-03-03). Defend the Guard Act Stirs Debate in West Virginia Over Military Industrial Complex. counterpunch.org A debate over the military industrial complex is raging in West Virginia. The debate was kicked off in the West Virginia legislature again this year by Patrick McGeehan, a Republican member of the House of Delegates from the northern panhandle. McGeehan has introduced House Bill 2138 — the Defend the Guard Act. It's a short

Ramzy Baroud, Romana Rubeo (2021-03-03). "Engaging the World": The "Fascinating Story" of Hamas's Political Evolution. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

CP Editor (2021-03-03). Cornel West — "My Ridiculous Situation at Harvard" counterpunch.org

Patrick Cockburn (2021-03-03). The government may feel vindicated over the Shamima Begum verdict — but it shouldn't. zcomm.org If Begum is a national security risk she should face trial in the UK. Since 9/11, governments purporting to fight terrorism have provided propaganda for al-Qaeda and Isis…

Tracy Keeling (2021-03-03). Caroline Lucas nails the biggest problem with Sunak's 'whatever it takes' budget. thecanary.co Rishi Sunak In this Sunak totally failed to deliver, as the Green Party's Caroline Lucas made perfectly clea…

teleSUR Desk (2021-03-03). Ecuador: Indigenous organizations announce national strike. mronline.org Supporters of Indigenous presidential candidate Yaku Perez demand the recount of electoral records due to alleged electoral fraud.

Kenny Stancil (2021-03-03). 'A disgrace': First Nation Pipeline opponent gets 90 days in jail after ceremony along Trans Mountain route. nationofchange.org "So, is there a degree of (anti-Indigenous) targeting happening? That, to me, is a fair question to ask."

Sogorea Te' Land Trust & Movement Rights (2021-03-03). Thursday 3/18: Rights of Nature & LandBack: Indigenous-led movements for the Protection of Mother Earth. indybay.org Online event…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-03). 20 years after invasion, US proposes a new Afghan government that includes Taliban. peoplesdispatch.org Intra-Afghan talks have not achieved any breakthrough and the May deadline for US troops leaving the country approaches. The US is now proposing a government which will include the same Taliban which it overthrew close to two decades ago…

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Taliban gunman arrested for killing 3 women TV anchors: Afghan police. laprensalatina.com Kabul, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- Afghan police on Wednesday said they had arrested a suspected Taliban militant, allegedly involved in the killing of three women TV anchors even as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the murders a day ago. The three media workers were gunned down on Tuesday and buried this afternoon amid a …

Jackie Fox (2021-03-03). America's First Socialist Revolution. realprogressives.org The Early 1900's: "She said, 'I may be blind and deaf, but I'm not blind and deaf to the injustices of capitalist society.' She had this great conflict between with the New York Times, because she had she hated that people were watering down her radical politics she was so mad at them, because that she thought that people, they were all they loved publishing her when it was just when she was just an inspiring story but then they ignored her, or was attributed her politics to her disability… and she was infuriated by that, because she said well they treat me as brilliant. When I'm a success story but w…

Socialist Alternative + DSA East Bay (2021-03-03). Saturday 3/6: Bay Area Kshama Solidarity Rally and Fundraiser. indybay.org Zoom…

Project Censored (2021-03-03). Luminaries Join Peace Studies Class for Tribute to Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. projectcensored.org By: Aaron Good Famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg joined my peace studies class on February 2nd. Ellsberg came prepared to answer questions from students, which he did, but only…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-03). Breaching Digital Rights: India's Platform and Media Ethics Code. counterpunch.org Having made something of a splash last month with the fuss over Australia's News Media Bargaining code, Facebook, and the digital giants, are facing another stormy front in India. The move here has nothing to do with revenue so much as alleged bad behaviour. "We appreciate the proliferation of social media in India," stated Ravi

Nigel Bouvart (2021-03-03). Buffalo demands mental health help, not death-by-cop. workers.org Buffalo, N.Y., City Hall, Feb. 28 Buffalo, N.Y. — Activists demonstrated here Feb. 28 in solidarity with the family of Daniel Prude and the people of Rochester, N.Y, where police killed Prude while answering a mental health crisis call in March 2020. The police response was to put a "spit . . . |

Sandra Plantier (2021-03-03). What the trees of Notre Dame have to tell us. peoplesworld.org On April 15, 2019, watching television footage of Notre Dame Cathedral burning, I wept like millions of other French people and others around the world. The flames which invaded the screen brought back memories of my first visit to the cathedral as a child, reading the novel by Victor Hugo (Notre Dame de Paris, 1831), …

The Conversation (2021-03-03). A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% — here's why scientists are worried. juancole.com By Philip Donkersley | — When you think of bees, a hive humming with activity probably comes to mind. But most of the world's 20,000 bee species don't call a hive home. These wild species lead solitary lives instead, and around 70% of them build nests underground where they raise their offspring on the nectar …

Joe Piette (2021-03-03). Community demands Sanctuary Schools in Philadelphia, a 'sanctuary city'. workers.org Erika Guadalupe Nuñez speaking, March 1. "Philadelphia has declared itself a 'sanctuary city,' but how can it be a sanctuary city without its schools being sanctuaries for all students?" asked Erika Guadalupe Nuñez of Juntos at a well-attended March 1 press conference outside the School District of Philadelphia headquarters. . . . |

Mirinda Crissman (2021-03-03). Congelación de Texas: los ricos, más ricos mientras obreros sufren. workers.org Houston Una tormenta invernal sin precedentes azotó a Texas el 15 de febrero y trajo temperaturas bajo cero. Una semana después, grandes sectores de la población siguen sin electricidad, calefacción y/o agua. El horizonte de Houston brilla, mientras millones sufren sin calefacción ni agua en medio de cortes de energía . . . |

John Wojcik (2021-03-03). Republicans make the FBI look like the good guys. peoplesworld.org Not too many years ago, it would have been unthinkable that at a congressional hearing on right-wing terror the FBI would be defending left and progressive demonstrators, saying that it was not them but rather white supremacists that were the real threat to security in the U.S. At the obvious displeasure of Republican senators Tuesday, …

Lambert Strether (2021-03-03). CDC school reopening guidance suppresses aerosols based on thin evidence and driven by budgetary concerns. mronline.org For a period of time after this article was originally published (February 18, 2021) it was scrubbed from Google's search index. When the author, Lambert Strether, realized the piece had been "censored," it was published a second time on March 1, 2021 with an analysis of the purging. Subsequently, the article magically reappeared in the search …

Jamal Rich (2021-03-03). Solidarity rallies call for end to U.S.-backed dictatorship in Haiti. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON——On the morning of March 1 at the Embassy of Haiti, local D.C. organizers with Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) held a solidarity rally with the people of Haiti who are rising up against a U.S.-backed dictator. Jovenel MoàØse's term of office ended Feb. 7, but he has so far refused to relinquish power. MoàØse, …

Ed Rampell (2021-03-03). 'Back of the Moon': A Noirish apartheid-era South African film. peoplesworld.org Director/co-writer and Oscar nominee Angus Gibson's Back of the Moon is another example of why I love PAFF—the Pan African Virtual Film + Arts Festival. If not for this festival film buffs like moi probably would never have heard of, let alone had the opportunity to see, this highly entertaining South African movie. Moon is …

Eds. (2021-03-03). Ecuador: from horror to electoral debate. mronline.org Amidst denunciations and accusations the campaign for the April 11 runoff begins.

Ralph Underhill (2021-03-03). UK media coverage of Scottish politics. thecanary.co Image description | This cartoon is titled "UK media coverage of Scottish politics". It shows a bar graph, and the first bar is tiny, coloured green, and labelled "Usual". The second bar is massive, coloured like a Scottish flag, and labelled "When a distraction from Westminster is needed". | By

Steve Topple (2021-03-03). Here's the BBC's most insidious bit of Rishi Sunak propaganda yet. thecanary.co BBC News couldn't let Budget day go by without an insidious Who is Rishi Sunak?: | On Wedn…

Nadda Osman (2021-03-03). Khashoggi murder: Twitter suspends thousands of pro-Saudi accounts following report release. middleeasteye.net Khashoggi murder: Twitter suspends thousands of pro-Saudi accounts following report release | Huge uptick in spam activity as US publicly accuses Mohammed bin Salman of being behind journalist's assassination | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 16: 28 | Thousands of accounts have been investigated by Twitter for suspicious and spam activity (AFP) | Twitter has announced the removal and investigation of thousands of acco…

Anand Naidoo (2021-03-03). The Heat: The Arab Spring — 10 years later. america.cgtn.com A decade after mass anti-government protests shook the Middle East, we ask what's the legacy of the Arab Spring?>

Staff (2021-03-03). AOC Opposes New Puerto Rico Statehood Bill, Says Puerto Ricans Should Decide. truthout.org Lawmakers announced on Tuesday that they will put forth a bill that will create a path to statehood for Puerto Rico that is similar to how Alaska and Hawaii were incorporated as states. | The bill was introduced by Rep. Darren Soto (D-Florida) and Puerto Rico Del. Jenniffer González-Colón and has 50 co-sponsors and

Staff (2021-03-03). Sanders Is Making Excellent Use of His Power as Budget Committee Chair. truthout.org After his defeat at the hands of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in the 2016 presidential primaries, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders went back to work. Sanders's supporters were in agony that November as they watched Clinton lose to the worst candidate ever put forth by the Republican Party: " Wh…

Joanna Curtis (2021-03-03). ECtHR orders Russia to release Navalny from prison. ukhumanrightsblog.com On 16 February 2021, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) granted further interim measures against Russia in relation to political opposition figure Alexei Navalny, requiring that Navalny be immediately released from prison due to the risk to his life and health. Background This is not the first time that the Court has granted Navalny's …

Yanis Varoufakis (2021-03-03). In defense of Ken Loach. mronline.org Ken Loach, thankfully no smear campaign against him can succeed. Not only because Ken's work and life are proof of the accusation's absurdity, but also because of the courageous Israelis who take awful risks by defending the right of Jews and non-Jews alike to criticise Israel.

Peter Allen (2021-03-03). Financial Times investigating complaint over Macron's claims about French Muslims. middleeasteye.net Financial Times investigating complaint over Macron's claims about French Muslims | UK newspaper examining accuracy of French president's published letter, in which he said young girls were wearing the veil and being separated from boys | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 16: 49 | French President Emmanuel Macron has described Islam as a 'religion in crisis' (AFP) | The Financial Times is investigating a complaint that…

Tom Westcott (2021-03-03). Iraq: Christians await Pope Francis's visit. middleeasteye.net Iraq: Christians await Pope Francis's visit | Iraq's drastically diminished Christian communities are full of hope for the pope's trip, while senior church officials remain more circumspect | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 10: 03 | Posters adorn the front of the Mar Yusef church in Baghdad, where Pope Francis will lead a mass on 6 March 2021 (MEE/Tom Westcott) | In the Christian-majority, northern Iraqi town of Qa…

Tom Westcott (2021-03-03). Iraq: Christians in Iraq's devastated Qaraqosh await Pope Francis's visit. middleeasteye.net Iraq: Christians in Iraq's devastated Qaraqosh await Pope Francis's visit | Iraq's drastically diminished Christian communities are full of hope for the pope's trip, while senior church officials remain more circumspect | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 10: 03 | Posters adorn the front of the Mar Yusef church in Baghdad, where Pope Francis will lead a mass on 6 March 2021 (MEE/Tom Westcott) | In the Christian-major…

Paul Cochrane (2021-03-03). 'Digital Suez': How the internet flows through Egypt – and why Google could change the Middle East. middleeasteye.net 'Digital Suez': How the internet flows through Egypt – and why Google could change the Middle East | Most web traffic between Europe and Asia passes through fibre optic cables crossing Egypt. Could a proposed new route through Israel and Saudi Arabia break the 'Red Sea bottleneck'? | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 14: 55 | Most internet traffic between Europe, the Middle East and Asia passes through Egypt (MEE/…

Rayhan Uddin (2021-03-03). Macron admits France tortured and murdered Algerian freedom fighter. middleeasteye.net Macron admits France tortured and murdered Algerian freedom fighter | Ali Boumendjel's death in 1957 was disguised as suicide, French president tells nationalist's grandchildren | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 12: 58 | Malika Boumendjel, the late widow of Algerian lawyer Ali Boumendjel, during an interview in May 2001 (AFP) | French President Emmanuel Macron has admitted that France's army "tortured and murdered"

Qassam Muaddi (2021-03-03). Palestinian Authority's push to regulate NGOs raises fear of power grab. middleeasteye.net Palestinian Authority's push to regulate NGOs raises fear of power grab | New decree restricting activities of nonprofit organisations condemned by campaigners | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 17: 07 | Palestinian lawyers demonstrate in front of the legislative council to reject controversial amendments undertaken by the Palestinian Authority, in Ramallah, West Bank, on 9 February 2021(AFP) | Palestinian civil…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-03). US calls on Saudi Arabia to forgo 'developing' country status at WTO. middleeasteye.net US calls on Saudi Arabia to forgo 'developing' country status at WTO | Washington says Riyadh is 'wealthy and influential player' that should not get special treatment by World Trade Organisation | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 19: 02 | Saudi Arabia is a member of the G20, a forum of the world's largest economies (AFP/File photo) | The United States is calling on Saudi Arabia to give up its "developin…

MEE staff (2021-03-03). Iran says US must be held accountable for 'crimes in Yemen'. middleeasteye.net Iran says US must be held accountable for 'crimes in Yemen' | Foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh rejects Washington's claim that Iran is fanning 'the flames of conflict' in Yemen | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 22: 00 | Saeed Khatibzadeh, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman, lashed out at Washington for selling weapons to Saudi-led coalition (AFP) | Iran's foreign ministry hit back at American accusations that Teh…

Areeb Ullah (2021-03-03). Philippines to allow domestic workers to be employed in UAE after ending suspension. middleeasteye.net Philippines to allow domestic workers to be employed in UAE after ending suspension | Move comes after two countries agreed deal guaranteeing additional protections for Filipino domestic staff | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 11: 52 | The Philippines Department of Labour and Employment said the new agreement was similar to one now being used in Kuwait (AFP) | The Philippines will lift a suspension on its maids workin…

_____ (2021-03-03). Should We Fear a German Ministry of Social Cohesion? strategic-culture.org The idea that there needs to be a ministry to make certain ethnic groups feel a greater sense of equality is of course a red flag. | Hearing the idea of a "Ministry of Social Cohesion" was quite exciting for someone who writes about politics, geopolitics and ideology on a regular basis. On the surface this sounds like a systemic answer to the paradox of our time — that our omnipresent Liberalism only acknowledges the individual and yet humans have always lived in groups from the darkness of prehistory. This sort of ministry sounds like it could be a part of a new rising Chinese Communism or the dreams of a s…

Juan Cole (2021-03-03). Reporters without Borders Files German 'Crimes against Humanity' Case against Saudi's Bin Salman for Khashoggi Murder. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The France-based Reporters without Borders (RSF) has filed a criminal complaint with the Prosecutor-General of the Federal Court of Justices in Karlsruhe, Germany, against crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman and other Saudi officials for the murder of Washington Post columnist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The filing alleges …

Children's Health Defense (2021-03-03). Investigation Links Fauci to Controversial Experiments that May Have Led to Pandemic. globalresearch.ca Fox News investigation says there's "reasonable grounds to suspect" that SARS-CoV-2, …

Roberta K. Timothy (2021-03-03). 5 ways to address internalized white supremacy and its impact on health. nationofchange.org In this era of multiple pandemics, discussing the impact of internalized racism on our health is crucial to furthering Black resistance, healing and emancipation.

Steve Topple (2021-03-03). Only Fools and Trojan Horses. thecanary.co Rishi Sunak just repeated a
| What do you think the biggest porky the Tories have told during the pandemic is? | Is it that Dominic 'Rodney' Cummings was Or that all the 'don't ask questions' contracts Matt 'Del Boy' Han…

Online News Editor (2021-03-03). Qantas offers 'mystery' flights to boost Australia's tourism. laprensalatina.com Sydney, Australia, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- To boost domestic tourism amid the pandemic, air carrier Qantas began offering "mystery" flights Wednesday in which passengers will not know the destination of their trip until they board. Starting tomorrow, these flights of about two hours will depart from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to an unknown destination outside the …

Raging Grannies (2021-03-03). 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…

_____ (2021-03-03). Coup-Supporting Academics Spread Lies To Censor The Grayzone. popularresistance.org A collection of coup-supporting academics are lobbying to censor The Grayzone's factual journalism exposing Ecuador's presidential candidate Yaku Pérez. Pérez is a self-declared environmentalist from a US government-backed party who has supported numerous right-wing coups in Latin America, advanced xenophobic conspiracies, and demonized poor people in his country. | The academics have published a deceptive and distortion-laden open letter that egregiously misrepresents my factual reporting and absurdly smears me as "racist and misogynist," based on absurd insinuations and outright falsehoods. | Besides deploying…

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Iraq: Civilian contractor dies in rocket attack on base hosting US troops
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-03
Iraq: Civilian contractor dies in rocket attack on base hosting US troops | The attack on the Ain al-Asad base comes two days before Pope Francis's historic visit to the country | MEE and agencies | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 08: 15 | The Ain al-Asad base hosts Iraqi forces as well as troops from the US-led coalition helping Iraq fight remnants of Islamic State (File pic/AFP) | A civilian contractor with the US-led c…
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Delusions of Self-Defense: Biden Bombs Syria
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-03
Every power worth its portion of salt in the Levant these days seems to be doing it. On February 25, President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes against Syria. The premise for the attacks was implausible. "These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq," claimed Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, …
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Joe Biden Is Following A Blueprint for Forever War
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
Last week, the U.S. military bombed a site near al-Hurri, along the Iraqi border inside Syria, where Iranian-backed Iraqi militias were allegedly stationed. Although the U.S. launched its missiles across an international border (and without the approval of Congress), White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki framed the strike as a ‚Äã"defensive" response to a series of rocket attacks that have killed one and wounded several Americans over the past two weeks. The American bombing left ‚Äã"up to a handful dead," according to one U.S. official who spoke with CNN, and Tehran condemned…
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Tucson anti-war protestors: "new administration, same devastation!"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-03
Tucson, AZ – On March 1, a dozen people rallied outside the Federal building in downtown Tucson to protest the recent U.S. airstrikes in Syria by the Biden administration. The crowd received honks of solidarity, and held signs that reading, "U.S. Hands Off Syria! U.S. out of Iraq! U.S. out of the Middle East!" | Much of the rush hour traffic are US military personnel coming through downtown to access the I-10 highway to return to their homes outside the city limits. Protestors chanted, "No Blood for Oil! and No Justice! No Peace! US out of the Middle East!" | The mobilization took place days after the Biden admin…
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One More US Logistics Convoy Reportedly Hit By Roadside Bomb In Iraq
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
The blast is the latest in a series of explosions that have targeted US-led coalition logistical convoys in Iraq over the past several months. | A possible roadside bomb blast has ripped through a US military logistics convoy's route in the central Iraqi province of Babil, Iran's MEHR news agency cited unnamed sources as saying on Tuesday. | There was no immediate word on casualties due the explosion. The latter is the most recent in a spate of such attacks staged in Iraq in the past few months. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast. | In early February, a logistical convoy carrying supplies for the U…
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Can we kick out immigrants like Denmark does? Critics snicker after AOC lauds McDonald's workers' wages in European nation
rt.com | 2021-03-03
A time-tested talking point about wages of McDonald's workers in Denmark was invoked by AOC in a call for a minimum wage boost in the US. Her opponents asked if Washington should also adopt Copenhagen's harsh immigration policies. | The fact that paying workers a living wage is even up for debate is "embarrassing," progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) tweeted on Tuesday as she called to override the Senate parliamentarian and push forward with the $15/hour minimum wage. The official ruled last Thursday that the proposal cannot be included in President Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus bill…
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Democrats Should Ignore Senate Parliamentarian
Ro Khanna | zcomm.org | 2021-03-03
The House has voted to pass Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package that includes an increase to the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour, which could now be stripped out in the final bill after the unelected Senate parliamentarian found it does not comply with budget rules…
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The Real Threats to America are the Pandemic and Poverty; why Give Ever More Money to the Pentagon?
Tomdispatch | juancole.com | 2021-03-03
By Mandy Smithberger | — ( Tomdispatch.com) — This country is in a crisis of the first order. More than half a million of us have died thanks to Covid-19. Food insecurity is on the rise, with nearly 24 million Americans going hungry, including 12 million children. Unemployment claims filed since the pandemic began have …
juancole.com/2021/03/threats-pandemic-pe…

Housing crisis: Pittsburgh politicians' patchwork solutions fall short
Niko Sims | zcomm.org | 2021-03-03
We could house the hundreds if not thousands of Pittsburgh homeless overnight in Airbnbs, hotels and vacant houses…
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CPAC, conservatives and the culture war: Why Republicans will become more extreme in Trump's absence
Heather Digby Parton | salon.com | 2021-03-03
This is a very radical group of people and they are much more extreme than they were in 2016…
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Design firm had 'no idea' CPAC stage resembled Nazi symbol, but takes responsibility after liberal conspiracy spirals out of hand
rt.com | 2021-03-03
The design firm behind a stage setup at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has emphatically dismissed conspiracy theories that their work was intended to resemble Nazi insignia. | Design Foundry, a firm based in Maryland, has come forward to say they "had no idea" their stage layout for the conservative conference held last week in Orlando, Florida resembled the Othala Rune, a symbol found on Nazi uniforms. | The resemblance was highlighted by numerous critics on social media following the event, with even host Hyatt Hotels releasing a statement calling the supposed connection "abhorrent" a…
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The devastating, irreparable death of Aruká Juma
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-03
Manaus, Amazonas — The death of the last survivor of the Juma people, the warrior Amoim Aruká, from complications linked to COVID-19, is an incalculable tragedy. The Juma people suffered innumerable massacres throughout their history. There were 15,000 of them at the turn of the 20th century and by 2002 there were only five Jumas …
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How Facebook Suppressed Kurdish Site for sake of its Business in Turkey
ProPublica | juancole.com | 2021-03-03
By Jack Gillum and Justin Elliott | — ( ProPublica ) — As Turkey launched a military offensive against Kurdish minorities in neighboring Syria in early 2018, Facebook's top executives faced a political dilemma. Turkey was demanding the social media giant block Facebook posts from the People's Protection Units, a mostly Kurdish militia group the …
juancole.com/2021/03/facebook-suppressed…

Syria: Majority in opposition areas impacted by attacks on medical facilities
Rayhan Uddin | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-03
Syria: Majority in opposition areas impacted by attacks on medical facilities | New report documents devastating impact of a decade of assaults on health care in the country's northwest | Rayhan Uddin | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 16: 10 | An aerial view of a hospital reportedly hit by an air strike in the Syrian village of Shinan, 30 kilometres south of Idlib (AFP/File photo) | A majority of Syrians living in the country's e…
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Chris Hedges: The Age Of Social Murder
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
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 people, plummeting crop yields, mass starvation and systems collapse. | The science that elucidates this social death is known to the ruling elites. The science that warned us of this pandemic, and others that will follow, is known to the ruling elites. The scien…
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The Age of Social Murder
Chris Hedges | zcomm.org | 2021-03-03
The ruling elites, despite the accelerating and tangible ecological collapse, mollify us, either by meaningless gestures or denial…
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Bolivia for the record: the people speak pt. 2
Cindy Forster | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-03
In the second part of 'Bolivia for the record,' activist and historian Cindy Forster brings stories and testimonies from the massive mobilizations organized in August 2020 following the announcement by the coup regime to postpone elections once again…
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The Supreme Court may be set to gut voting rights — but Democrats can still stop them
Amanda Marcotte | salon.com | 2021-03-03
The GOP-dominated SCOTUS longs to end the Voting Rights Act. Democrats can save it by nuking the filibuster…
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GOP Lawyer Admits to SCOTUS That Voting Rights Disadvantage Republican Party
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-03
An attorney representing the Arizona Republican Party on Tuesday helpfully admitted outright what has long been obvious to observers of the GOP's decades-long assault on the franchise: Easier voting makes it harder for Republicans to win elections. | Asked by right-wing Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to explain the Arizona GOP's interest in upholding a state law that disqualifies ballots cast in the wrong precinct — a restriction that voting rights advocates say discriminates a…
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Democratic Women's Caucus Members Propose Monument Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-03
Several Democratic lawmakers in Congress have introduced legislation that seeks to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a monument in her honor in the U.S. Capitol building. | The bill is sponsored by several members of the Democratic Women's Caucus, and was introduced this week to highlight March as Women's History Month. The proposal's introduction at thi…
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Biden inaction on Saudis' Khashoggi assassination angers News Guild
PAI | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-03
WASHINGTON (PAI)–Democratic President Joe Biden's decision to take no action, including no sanctions, against Saudi Arabia's de facto supreme ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, for ordering the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is angering The News Guild. A Bin Salman-sent hit squad murdered and dismembered Khashoggi, a contributing writer for The Washington Post, when …
peoplesworld.org/article/biden-inaction-…

7 lies Amazon tells about the union
Joyce Chediac | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-03
In a historic development, 5,800 workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, are right now voting on whether to be represented by the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union.
liberationnews.org/7-lies-amazon-tells-a…

Rosa Luxemburg at 150: Toward 'a social order worthy of the human race'
Jenny Farrell | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-03
On March 5, 2021, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's birth. No one who wishes to get a sense of Rosa Luxemburg as a person, both political and private, will regret watching Margarethe von Trotta's meticulously researched 1986 film of the same name. It is available with English subtitles. The film begins on …
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The EU's Participation in the New Cold War against Russia
Clare Daly | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-03
The European Union faces multiple challenges as it progress into 2021. …
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Solitary confinement abuse sparks hunger strike in Louisiana's Angola Prison
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2021-03-03
Incarcerated workers in Louisiana's notorious Angola Prison began a hunger strike early Feb. 17. The reason: Prison officials refused to release them back into the prison population after they served their sentence in solitary for a rule infraction. Angola State Prison was the 18,000-acre Angola Plantation before the Civil War, . . . | Continue reading Solitary confinement abuse sparks hunger strike in Louisiana's Angola Prison at Workers.org
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Cuban 'Red Rose' wins journalism honor
| workers.org | 2021-03-03
By Rubén G. Abelenda This slightly edited article was published in Resumen-english.org. Photo: Ismael Francisco Feb. 27 — It was José Martí who said "Honor for those who deserve honor" — but he could never have imagined that the highest distinction awarded to journalists in Cuba would bear his name . . . | Continue reading Cuban 'Red Rose' wins journalism honor at Workers.org
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Support keeps building for #BAmazon union drive, Biden feels pressure
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-03-03
A people's movement against an anti-people corporation has intensified, backing the union drive at Amazon's Bessemer, Ala., warehouse. The courageous Southern union warriors are finally starting to get the support they need and deserve. People's Organization for Progress rally to support Amazon workers outside Whole Foods, Newark, N.J., Feb. . . . | Continue reading Support keeps building for #BAmazon union drive, Biden feels pressure at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/03/54812/?utm_source=rs…

My long-lost conversation with John Lewis on his vision of nonviolence
Rev. John Dear | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-03
In this never-before-released interview, the late civil rights leader and congressman talks systemic racism, permanent warfare, extreme poverty and nonviolence as a way of life.
nationofchange.org/2021/03/03/my-long-lo…

What We Got in Biden
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
The wrenching appeals by some on the political left to vote for Biden must sting for some of those who actually did cast their vote for him, or at least against Trump in November 2020. This is the game that plays itself out again and again and again, ad nauseam, in US politics, the politics…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/03/what-we-got-…

Ukraine Intensifies Shelling Of Donbass As Western Media Are Silent
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
While much of the world is focused on Covid-related issues, Ukraine's seven-year war on the people of Donbass continues. In recent weeks, Kiev's shelling of civilians has intensified, met by the predictable Western media silence. | Ostensibly, following the Minsk agreements, there was a ceasefire. In reality, Donbass residents in villages bordering peace lines are incessantly subject to Ukrainian shelling. | Ukraine uses heavy weapons in violation of the agreement, including 82mm and 120mm mortar shells, routinely shelling at night when Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) observers are not…
popularresistance.org/ukraine-intensifie…

Biden's Quandary: Proxy Wars and Endless Wars
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
From the end of the Second World War until the administration of Ronald Reagan, there were very few American battlefield deaths in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, and Southwest Asia. Since the administration of George H.W. Bush, however, most American battlefield deaths have taken place in those regions. The turning point took place in 1979 with the Iranian revolution and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
counterpunch.org/2021/03/03/bidens-quand…

The Pentagon, first, last, and always
Mandy Smithberger | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-03
Focusing on the wrong threats, including a New Cold War with China, is the last thing we can afford now.
nationofchange.org/2021/03/03/the-pentag…

Amazon Workers: 'Everyone In The Community Is Cheering Us On'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
As lead organizer in the potentially historic effort to unionize 5,800 Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, Josh Brewer heads a small army of organizers for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. Brewer recognizes that it's a high-stakes campaign–it's the first time a union has sought to unionize all the workers at an Amazon warehouse in the United States. Bessemer, a suburb of Birmingham, was once a thriving union community, with steel mills, coal mines, and a Pullman railcar factory. Brewer, 33, is an ordained minister who gravitated from the pulpit to union organizing because he saw it as a mo…
popularresistance.org/amazon-workers-eve…

The Bessemer front in the international class struggle
Christian Noakes | workers.org | 2021-03-03
Bessemer, Ala., is now the site of a historic labor struggle between the majority-Black Amazon warehouse workers there and the $1.7 trillion international capitalist monopoly corporation. About 80% of the warehouse workers are African American, and almost half are women. Rally for Amazon workers, Bessemer, Ala., Feb. 6. In . . . | Continue reading The Bessemer front in the international class struggle at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/03/54808/?utm_source=rs…

US halts land transfer for Arizona mine, but Indigenous leaders remain wary
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-03
The decision came just hours before the federal government was to respond to a federal lawsuit by the Apaches, raising more suspicion than celebration from the tribe…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/03/us-halts-…

Biden Administration Escalates "War on Russia by Other Means". On the Target for "Regime Change"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-03
The US is implacably hostile toward nations free from its control. …
globalresearch.ca/biden-regime-escalates…

Workers Should be Wary Now that Private Equity Is Going Retail
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2021-03-03
Eight years after passage of the 2013 JOBS Act that let private equity firms market directly to individuals to solicit their investments, retail investors — largely high net worth individuals — finally account for a significant share of assets under management (AUM) at some of the largest PE firms. Apollo claims to be "among the …
cepr.net/workers-should-be-wary-now-that…

Global labor federation backs #BAmazon union
| workers.org | 2021-03-03
The World Federation of Trade Unions issued the following statement on March 3. USA: WFTU in solidarity with Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of 105 million workers from 132 countries around the globe, extends its internationalist solidarity with Amazon . . . | Continue reading Global labor federation backs #BAmazon union at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/03/54840/?utm_source=rs…

Biden's Plan To 'Carve Up' Iraq Into Three Statelets Has Proven Disastrous
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
Sami Ramadani is an Iraqi-born lecturer in sociology and writes on Middle East current affairs. A political exile from Saddam Hussein's Iraq, Ramadani nonetheless campaigned against US-led sanctions as well as the invasion and occupation of the country. He is a member of the steering committee of Stop the War Coalition. | Ramadani spoke at length with Mohamed Elmaazi about the consequences of the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq and challenged some misconceptions regarding the nature of the resistance to the foreign military presence there. He also explained that an improvement of America's foreign policy t…
popularresistance.org/bidens-plan-to-car…

Support keeps building for #BAmazon union drive, Biden feels pressure
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-03-03
A people's movement against an anti-people corporation has intensified, backing the union drive at Amazon's Bessemer, Ala., warehouse. The courageous Southern union warriors are finally starting to get the support they need and deserve. People's Organization for Progress rally to support Amazon workers outside Whole Foods, Newark, N.J., Feb. 27. . . . | Continue reading Support keeps building for #BAmazon union drive, Biden feels pressure at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/03/54812/?utm_source=rs…

Texas, Mississippi abandon coronavirus restrictions as CDC warns of variant-induced surge
wsws.org | 2021-03-03
An average of 7,000 new cases and 230 new deaths are still being reported each day in Texas, making it the state with the second worst outbreak in the country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/03/usco…

Biden's Quandry: Proxy Wars and Endless Wars
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
From the end of the Second World War until the administration of Ronald Reagan, there were very few American battlefield deaths in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, and Southwest Asia. Since the administration of George H.W. Bush, however, most American battlefield deaths have taken place in those regions. The turning point took place in 1979 with the Iranian revolution and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
counterpunch.org/2021/03/03/bidens-quand…

Lessons From Mariame Kaba's "We Do This 'Til We Free Us"
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
We can and must collectively build a world without policing, prisons, surveillance, punishment, and capitalism—-a world in which all are equipped with the tools to prevent and transform harm, one in which everyone has what they need to thrive in community with others. | This is the through line of Mariame Kaba's powerful new book, an expansive and instructive collection of essays and interviews drawn from Kaba's decades of work building toward abolition — work that has focused particularly on the experiences of Black women and girls and criminalized survivors of sexual violence. | We Do This 'Ti…
popularresistance.org/lessons-from-maria…

The Bessemer front in the international class struggle
Christian Noakes | workers.org | 2021-03-03
Bessemer, Ala., is now the site of a historic labor struggle between the majority-Black Amazon warehouse workers there and the $1.7 trillion international capitalist monopoly corporation. About 80% of the warehouse workers are African American, and almost half are women. Rally for Amazon workers, Bessemer, Ala., Feb. 6. In March . . . | Continue reading The Bessemer front in the international class struggle at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/03/54808/?utm_source=rs…

Coup Leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi Betrayed Democracy In Burma
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
What is taking place in Burma right now is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an unwarranted action as the dismissal of the government by military decree and the imposition of Min Aung Hlaing, the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, as an unelected ruler. | However, despite the endless talk about democratization, Burma was, in the years leading up to the coup, far from being a true democracy. | Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the country's erstwhile ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has done very little to bring about meaningful change since she was designated State Counselor…
popularresistance.org/coup-leaders-aung-…

Interpol Seizes Thousands of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-03
The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) reported on Wednesday the dismantling of a network of fake COVID-19 vaccines trafficked in China and South Africa. | RELATED: | COVAX To Send 26 Million Vaccines To Latin America | In South Africa, "some 400 ampoules – equivalent to around 2,400 doses – containing the fake vaccine were found at a warehouse in Germiston, Gauteng, where officers also recovered a large quantity of fake 3 million masks and arrested three Chinese nationa…
telesurenglish.net/news/Interpol-Seizes-…

US should be held accountable six years of crime in Yemen
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-03
TEHRAN, Mar. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh lashed out at the Biden administration's allegations against Iran regarding the Yemeni war.
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Alliance with Israel to have deadly consequences for SA, UAE
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-03
TEHRAN, Mar. 03 (MNA) — A member of the Expediency Council, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi warned Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain over forming alliance with the Zionist regime against Iran.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170651/Alliance-wit…

"Behind the Glasses" wins at Blount Film Festival
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-03
TEHRAN, Mar. 03 (MNA) — Iranian short film "Behind the Glasses" directed by Mehdi Irvani has been awarded in Blount Film Festival in the US.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170643/Behind-the-G…

Bangladesh court grants bail to detained cartoonist amid protests
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
Dhaka, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Wednesday granted bail to a cartoonist nearly 10 months after his pre-trial detention amid continuing protests over his release and a contentious law under which he was arrested. Ahmed Kabir Kishore was arrested on May 6, 2020, along with writer Mushtaq Ahmed, and was charged …
laprensalatina.com/bangladesh-court-gran…

South Sudan's transition from conflict to recovery 'inching forward' — UN envoy
news.un.org | 2021-03-03
South Sudan's transformation from conflict to recovery is underway, but much needs to be done before securing "a peaceful and prosperous future", the UN Special Representative to the country told the Security Council on Tuesday.
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'Stability of the region' hangs on Myanmar, UN Special Envoy says
news.un.org | 2021-03-03
UN Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener warned on Wednesday that the situation in the country challenges "the stability of the region" and could lead to a "real war".
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Fracking banned in Delaware River Basin
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2021-03-03
In a historic ruling, the Delaware River Basin Commission voted Feb. 25 to permanently ban fracking (hydraulic fracturing) for natural gas in the Delaware River Watershed. This ruling formally affirms a drilling moratorium the DRBC imposed in 2010. Protesters call for ban on fracking at Delaware River Basin Commission hearing . . . | Continue reading Fracking banned in Delaware River Basin at Workers.org
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France's New Culture Warriors
Cole Stangler | thenation.com | 2021-03-03
France's New Culture Warriors…
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I'm a Military Spouse. The Capitol Attack Reminded Me of a War Zone
Andrea Mazzarino | thenation.com | 2021-03-03
I'm a Military Spouse. The Capitol Attack Reminded Me of a War Zone.
thenation.com/article/politics/capitol-i…

Time for the Warren-Jayapal Wealth Tax
Chuck Collins | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
This week Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced her updated wealth tax proposal, the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act. The legislation was introduced in the House by Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Brendan Boyle (D-PA). According to an analysis by the Institute for Policy Studies/Inequality.org (IPS) and the Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF), America's billionaires alone would have paid…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/03/time-for-the…

Video: Armenia Lost the War against Azerbaijan. Calls for Resignation of PM Pashinyan
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-03
Three months after losing the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian Prime Minister …
globalresearch.ca/video-iskander-spring-…

Trump's Comments Show Huawei CFO Became 'Bargaining Chip' in US-China Trade War, Lawyer Says
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-03
TORONTO (Sputnik) – Former US President Donald Trump's comments just days after Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's arrest in Vancouver revealed her to be a bargaining chip in the US-China trade war and amounts to an abuse of process, the executive's lawyer said.
sputniknews.com/world/202103031082248114…

Cuomo Must Go: Calls Grow to Remove NY Governor over COVID Nursing Home Cover-up & Sexual Harassment
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-03
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing mounting calls from fellow Democrats and progressive organizations to resign or be impeached over sexual harassment allegations and his cover-up of thousands of COVID-19 deaths in New York nursing homes. New York Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation after three women — two former aides and a woman who met Cuomo at a friend's wedding reception — accused Cuomo of sexual harassment. "Credible accusations of sexual harassment made by these courageous women coming forward show a clear pattern of Cuomo's abuse of power," says New York Assembly…
www.democracynow.org/2021/3/3/andrew_cuo…

A Dramatic Humiliation for a Stalwart of the Clinton Wing
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-03-03
The Biden administration on Tuesday put the kibosh on the nomination of Neera Tanden, a field marshal in the Democratic civil war. | By Curt MILLS | President Biden will no longer pursue the confirmation of Neera Tanden, a well-known if notorious Democratic operative, to steer the Office of Management and Budget. | "I have accepted Neera Tanden's request to withdraw her name," the president said in a statement. He hinted at a future role, not subject to the chance of Senate confirmation. "I look forward to having her serve in a role in my administration," he said. "She will bring valuable perspective and insig…
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Blood for Oil
Kathy Kelly | zcomm.org | 2021-03-03
Amid the ongoing horror, it's important to find ways to atone for war crimes –including reparations…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/blood-for-oil/

The Pentagon, First, Last, and Always
Mandy Smithberger | zcomm.org | 2021-03-03
Focusing on the Wrong Threats, including a New Cold War with China, Is the Last Thing We Can Afford Now…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-pentagon-first…

International Criminal Court announces investigation into war crimes in Palestine
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-03
The International Criminal Court (ICC) will formally open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian Territories, its chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said in a statement on the ICC website on March 3, 2021. The announcement comes a month after the ICC ruling which declared that it had jurisdiction to conduct an investigation into suspected war crimes in Palestine. In her statement, Bensouda also said that the ICC investigation will examine war crimes perpetrated in Palestine from June 13, 2014 and that it will be conducted " "independently, impartially and objectively, withou…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/03/internati…

ICC prosecutor opens investigation into alleged war crimes by Israel and Hamas
Areeb Ullah | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-03
ICC prosecutor opens investigation into alleged war crimes by Israel and Hamas | Fatou Bensouda formally begins her investigation after the International Criminal Court ruled it had jurisdiction in the Palestinian territories | Areeb Ullah | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 14: 26 | Bensouda said the decision to begin an ICC investigation comes after a five-year preliminary inquiry (Reuters) | The International Criminal Court's pros…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-isr…

Saturday 3/20: San Jose Rally Demanding End the Forever Wars Now!
Code Pink & partners | indybay.org | 2021-03-03
"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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Police warn of plan to invade US Capitol on Thursday
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
Washington, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The US Capitol Police warned on Wednesday of an apparent plan by a rightist militia group to invade Congress once again. In a statement posted on Twitter, the force said that it had "obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach the Capitol by an identified militia group on Thursday, …
laprensalatina.com/police-warn-of-plan-t…

India marks World Wildlife Day
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
The Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal and the Delhi Zoological park marked World Wildlife Day on Wednesday. On 20 December 2013, the United Nations proclaimed 3 March as World Wildlife Day with the aim of raising awareness of the world's wild animals and plants. A visual story by EFE/EPA photographers RAJAT GUPTA and SANJEEV …
laprensalatina.com/india-marks-world-wil…

The class character of the expansion of COVID-19: The case of Peru's Capital City Lima
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-03-03
At the end of December 2019, the world was notified about the existence of a new coronavirus in the city of Wuhan in China. This virus, SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19), rapidly spread and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.
mronline.org/2021/03/03/the-class-charac…

Un año de pandemia de COVID-19 y de infodemia en México
Luis Manuel Arce Isaac | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-03
El 27 de febrero se cumplió un año de pandemia de Covid-19 en México cuando se detectó el primer caso de un enfermo con lo que se denominó entonces el "nuevo coronavirus" aun sin clasificarse como SARS-CoV2. Y al día…
globalizacion.ca/un-ano-de-pandemia-de-c…

Biden: With Defense Production Act, enough vaccines by end of May
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-03
President Joe Biden made history in the nation's fight against the coronavirus Tuesday by announcing that the United States will have enough vaccine supply to vaccinate all American adults for coronavirus by the end of May, two months earlier than the end-of-July date he had previously rolled out. Biden credited the stepped-up timetable to his …
peoplesworld.org/article/using-defense-p…

You're not supposed to say that out loud! Covid-19 vaccines & 'return to normal' might hurt Facebook's bottom line, CFO admits
rt.com | 2021-03-03
Facebook's CFO is concerned that as more people get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, they'll be less likely to click on Facebook ads and more likely to seek out travel and non-sedentary pursuits. | CFO David Wehner suggested on Tuesday that users' cash will end up in the pockets of "services like travel," as more people get vaccinated for Covid-19 and fewer have any reason to stay home ordering goods they've seen advertised on Facebook. | Speaking at the Morg…
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Hard hit early by Covid-19, Chile now is Latin America's clear vaccine leader
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
By Maria M. Mur Santiago, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- Chile on Wednesday marked one year since its first coronavirus case, a 12-month period in which it has gone from being one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic worldwide to Latin America's undisputed Covid-19 vaccine leader. A total of 3.6 million people in that South …
laprensalatina.com/hard-hit-early-by-cov…

Turkey's sex workers struggle to survive as Covid rules hit industry
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
Istanbul, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The closure of brothels and nightly curfews to stem the spread of Covid-19 in Turkey has left the country's sex workers in dire straits. Prostitution is legal in Turkey but sex workers lack the same access to labor rights enjoyed by other professions. "The coronavirus has left many sex workers in …
laprensalatina.com/turkeys-sex-workers-s…

Over 168 million children miss nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says
news.un.org | 2021-03-03
More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday.
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Over 168 million children miss out on nearly a year of schooling, UNICEF says
news.un.org | 2021-03-03
More than 168 million schoolchildren globally missed out on learning in class, as schools in some 14 countries remained largely shut for almost an entire year due to coronavirus-related lockdowns, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/03/1…

Asian American Communities Organize Against Rise in Hate Crimes, Say More Policing Is Not the Answer
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-03
Anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked across the U.S. over the past year, fueled in part by Donald Trump's racist rhetoric about the coronavirus. One recent study found a 150% increase in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans in 2020, even though overall hate crimes fell last year. Ron Kim, member of the New York State Assembly representing the 40th District in Queens, New York, says anti-Asian sentiment tends to flare up during times of crisis. "There's a long history of Asian Americans in this country feeling targeted and scapegoated whenever we experience economic downturns," says Kim. We also speak with Kim Tran…
www.democracynow.org/2021/3/3/hate_crime…

With Just 7% of Texans Vaccinated, Gov. Greg Abbott Declares State "OPEN 100%"
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-03
Texas' Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday to great fanfare that he would be ending several regulations that were originally put in place to stem the spread of coronavirus — a move that caused great consternation among health officials in the state who see it as being premature. | Abbott made the announcement while speaking at a restaurant in Lubbock, Texas, without w…
truthout.org/articles/with-just-7-of-tex…

C.Y.A. and "Fraudulent Marketing": The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine is an "Unapproved Product" which is "Permitted for Use"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-03
Pfizer Inc, is currently involved in marketing its experimental mRNA vaccine …
globalresearch.ca/c-y-a-and-fraudulent-m…

Cuba Offers Soberana 02 and Abdala to Lebanon to Fight COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-03
On Wednesday, Cuba expressed its willingness to assist Lebanon to combat COVID-19, offering its most advanced vaccines, Soberana 02 and Abdala, which will start their final-phase clinical trials sometime this month. | RELATED: | Economic Crisis, COVID-19 Take Toll on Lebanese Couples | Cuban Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Pellicer made the offer during a meeting with Major General Mahmoud Al Asmar. The latter heads the working group to tackle the pandemic in this Mediterranean country…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Offers-Sobe…

Latinx Farmworkers Risk Their Lives During Pandemic. Many Now Struggle to Access Vaccines
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-03
There are about 2.5 million farmworkers around the U.S., many of them undocumented immigrants working under dangerous and exploitive circumstances without sick leave or healthcare. Despite their status as essential workers, however, many farmworkers are facing an uphill battle to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Estella Cisneros, legal director of the Agricultural Worker Program for California Rural Legal Assistance, says an uneven rollout in California as well as technical barriers have left many farmworkers unvaccinated. "There's been a lot of inequities that we've seen," she says. We also speak with Mary Jo Du…
www.democracynow.org/2021/3/3/farmworker…

Guatemala Receives 100,000 COVID-19 Vaccines Donated by India
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-03
Guatemala on Tuesday received 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines donated by India that will allow authorities to continue the vaccination campaign in the country. | RELATED: | Guatemalans Calls for New Protests Against President Giammattei | The donation of Covishield vaccines manufactured by AstraZeneca laboratory arrived at 23h00 local time on a plane from Mumbai, India. | The immunizer, which requires the injection of two doses between eight and twelve weeks apart, joins the 2,500 Moderna…
telesurenglish.net/news/Guatemala-Receiv…

Brazil: Senate Pass Bill to Allow Companies to Buy Vaccines
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-03
Brazil's Senate Tuesday passed a bill that allows the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines by private companies and subnational governments before the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) registers the immunizers. | RELATED: | Amazon Strain Can Reinfect and Has Spread Across Brazil: Study | Buying drugs without Anvisa's approval will allow the country to purchase India's Covaxin vaccine and the Russian Sputnik V. The rule, however, establishes that the immunizers can be adminis…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Lawmakers…

Covid-19 in Lebanon: Health workers yet to receive vaccines as MPs jump the queue
Kareem Chehayeb | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-03
Covid-19 in Lebanon: Health workers yet to receive vaccines as MPs jump the queue | After Lebanese lawmakers were controversially inoculated, half of the country's overwhelmed medical workers anxiously await their turn | Kareem Chehayeb | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 10: 58 | A medic prepares a dose of the Covid-19 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at Lebanon's American University Medical Centre in the capital Beirut, on 14 Februa…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/lebanon-covid…

Video: Dr. Simone Gold — The Truth About the COVID-19 Vaccine
Dr. Simone Gold | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-03
Dr. Simone Gold of America's Frontline Doctors shared information about the …
globalresearch.ca/video-dr-simone-gold-t…

Latinx Farmworkers Risking Their Lives During COVID Struggle to Access Vaccines
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-03
There are about 2.5 million farmworkers around the U.S., many of them undocumented immigrants working under dangerous and exploitive circumstances without sick leave or healthcare. Despite their status as essential workers, however, many farmworkers are facing an uphill battle to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Estella Cisneros, legal director of the Agriculture Worker Program for California Rural Legal Assistance, says an uneven rollout in California as well as technical barriers have left…
truthout.org/video/latinx-farmworkers-ri…

Selected Articles: C.Y.A. and "Fraudulent Marketing": The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine is an "Unapproved Product"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-03
C.Y.A. and "Fraudulent Marketing": The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine is an "Unapproved Product" which is "Permitted for Use" | By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 03 2021 | Pfizer Inc…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-c-y-…

Latinx Farmworkers Risk Their Lives During Pandemic. Many Now Struggle to Access Vaccines
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-03
There are about 2.5 million farmworkers around the U.S., many of them undocumented immigrants working under dangerous and exploitive circumstances without sick leave or healthcare. Despite their status as essential workers, however, many farmworkers are facing an uphill battle to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Estella Cisneros, legal director of the Agriculture Worker Program for California Rural Legal Assistance, says an uneven rollout in California as well as technical barriers have left many farmworkers unvaccinated. "There's been a lot of inequities that we've seen," she says. We also speak with Mary Jo Dud…
www.democracynow.org/2021/3/3/farmworker…

Brazil: Senate Pass Bill to Allow Companies to Buy Vaccines
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-03
Brazil's Senate Tuesday passed a bill that allows the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines by private companies and subnational governments before the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) registers the immunizers. | RELATED: | Amazon Strain Can Reinfect and Has Spread Across Brazil: Study | Buying drugs without Anvisa's approval will allow the country to purchase India's Covaxin vaccine and the Russian Sputnik V. The rule, however, establishes that the immunizers can be adminis…
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Progressives Push Biden To End 'Vaccine Apartheid'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
Last Friday, three days before a crucial meeting of the World Trade Organization, progressives in the trade, faith, labor, consumer, and human rights communities sent an urgent request to the Biden administration. | These nonprofits and unions are urging the administration to act quickly to assert its leadership on a pressing trade issue–whether trade rules will be allowed to hamper global efforts to combat the pandemic. | In a letter and a press event, a coalition of 400 organizations asked President Joe Biden to make good on his promise to "absolutely positively" ensure access to vaccines in the developin…
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Spain king's sisters stir controversy by getting vaccine on Abu Dhabi trip
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
Madrid, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The Spanish royal family has found itself at the heart of another scandal after it was revealed that the sisters of King Felipe VI were vaccinated against Covid-19 during a trip to the United Arab Emirates, where they went to visit their father, the self-exiled former monarch Juan Carlos I. Reports …
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India's homegrown Covid-19 vaccine shows 81 percent interim efficacy
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
New Delhi, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- India's homegrown Covid-19 vaccine, branded Covaxin, has shown an interim efficacy of nearly 81 percent in its late-stage clinical trials, its developer Bharat Biotech said on Wednesday. The company said the first interim analysis was based on 43 cases of Covid-19 recorded in the trial of 25,800 participants between 18-98 …
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'Historic moment' as COVID-19 vaccines touchdown in Sudan and Rwanda
news.un.org | 2021-03-03
Through the UN-led vaccine initiative COVAX, Sudan and Rwanda have become the latest beneficiaries to receive the lifesaving COVID-19 inoculation, UN agencies reported on Wednesday.
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How India's farmers' protests could upend the political landscape
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-03
With elections coming up in several Indian states, Vijay Prashad explores the impact that the farmer's protest and the government's response to them could have on the correlation of forces…
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Missing Voters and Missing Unemployed Black Workers
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2021-03-03
Institute for New Economic Thinking See article on original site See full report One of the major stories of recent elections has been the failure of polls to detect the full extent of support for Republican candidates. One factor in this likely stems from the refusal of many of their supporters to respond to voter …
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[Research Paper] Impact of screening on the prevalence and incidence of Mycoplasma genitalium and its macrolide resistance in men who have sex with men living in Australia: A mathematical model
Jason J. Ong, Luanqi Ruan, Aaron G. Lim, Catriona S. Bradshaw, David Taylor-Robinson, Magnus Unemo, Patrick J. Horner, Peter Vickerman, Lei Zhang | thelancet.com | 2021-03-03
Based on the available treatment options, offering screening for MG to other MSM (beyond the currently recommended group of symptomatic MSM) could slightly reduce the prevalence and incidence of MG. However, further increasing screening coverage must be weighed against the impact of lower treatment effectiveness (i.e. when not using resistance-guided therapy), increasing the selection of macrolide resistance, and other negative consequences related to AMR and management (e.g. unnecessary psychological morbidity from infections that do not need treatment).
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Is the U.S. Going the Way of Afghanistan?
James Bovard | zcomm.org | 2021-03-03
Acrimony and recriminations continue to swirl around the 2020 presidential election…
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PTI becomes largest party despite losing key seat in Pakistan's senate polls
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
Islamabad, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party became the single largest party in the Pakistani senate on Wednesday after elections on 37 seats in the 100-member upper house of the parliament, despite losing a prestigious seat to the opposition in capital Islamabad. As per unofficial results aired by local broadcasters, Prime Minister …
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When Legislatures Go on Break, It's Time to Give Them an Earful
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
During a regular Montana legislative session in the pre-pandemic past, the Capitol would have been regularly filled with hundreds of citizens, groups and organizations holding rallies in support of or opposition to the measures being heard and voted upon every day. But due to the necessary precautions to prevent COVID infection, those rallies and in-person…
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US Halts Trials of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma in Patients
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-03
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has halted a clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 convalescent plasma in treating emergency department patients who developed mild to moderate symptoms. | RELATED: | Amazon Strain Can Reinfect and Has Spread Across Brazil: Study | An independent data and safety monitoring board met for the second planned interim analysis of the trial data, and determined that while the convalescent plasma intervention cau…
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Irish left slams violent anti-lockdown protests and government's poor handling of COVID-19 crisis
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-03
Far-right groups in Ireland were part of a violent demonstration in capital Dublin on February 27, protesting the extension of the lockdown due to COVID-19…
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The Bits and Bytes of The Great Reset: COVID-19 and the Scaling Up of Data-Capitalism
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2021-03-03
The so-called Great Reset amounts to little more than a campaign to turn humanity into datasets, which the world's most powerful hedge funds and transnational corporations can use to create more profits for themselves and their clients.
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Andrew Cuomo: Legend of a Fall
Joseph Grosso | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
Future historians will have a field day examining the daily commentary of the COVID pandemic. Early on there was Madonna sitting nude in a marble bathtub filled with rose petals proclaiming COVID 'the great equalizer.' Trump of course supplied his daily dose of schizophrenic fare so incoherent that even conservative TV hacks were unable to morph it into a convincing picture of brave leadership. Yet nothing tops the spectacle of Ellen Degeneres and Trevor Noah actually declaring themselves to be 'Cuomosexuals', in honor of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, a term that was immediately plastered on various merchandise…
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Rebuilding from the bottom up
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-03
TEHRAN, Mar. 03 (MNA) — The COVID-19 pandemic raised serious questions about crisis management models and brought emerging trends on citizen-driven and collaborative crisis management to the attention.
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UK to raise corporation tax in 2023 in bid to ease Covid debt
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
London, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The United Kingdom's government will raise corporation tax on large firms from 10% to 25% in 2023 as a way to repair the damage wrought on the economy by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Conservative Party government's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak outlined the economic plans in the Budget on Wednesday. …
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FROM THE FIELD: Taming the illegal wildlife trafficking trade
news.un.org | 2021-03-03
Cargo ships have become increasingly favoured over the last year as a means for criminal organizations to transport illegal wildlife products, , after COVID-19 related restrictions disrupted other forms of transportation.
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Biden: State leaders' ending mask mandate is Neanderthal thinking
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
Washington, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- President Joe Biden on Wednesday said that the decision by the Texas and Mississippi governors to end their statewide facemask mandates initially implemented to protect the public against Covid-19 was a "big mistake," adding that the last thing the country needs while the pandemic is still raging is "Neanderthal thinking." "I …
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Trump Made His 'American Carnage' Fever Dream True
Matt Nelson | thenation.com | 2021-03-03
Trump Made His 'American Carnage' Fever Dream True…
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Zombie mink, infected escapees, and COVID outbreaks: How mink farms became a political flash point
Matthew Rozsa | salon.com | 2021-03-03
Mink farms are notoriously oppressive, but COVID-19 outbreaks at facilities are putting them in the spotlight…
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'Neanderthal Thinking': Biden Rips Republican Governors Who Lifted Mask Mandates – Video
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-03
Both Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) and Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) announced earlier this week that they would be ordering the lifting of state-wide mask mandates due to recent decreases in daily COVID-19 diagnoses and hospitalizations.
sputniknews.com/us/202103031082247558-ne…

Urgent: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal!
Reposted article by Dave Lindorff | indybay.org | 2021-03-03
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 | 2021-03-03
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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International Participation in Tokyo Olympics in Jeopardy
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-03
Foreign participation in the July 23-August 8 Tokyo Olympics is in jeopardy amid fears of further spread of Covid-19 in Japan, the Organizing Committee announced today. | RELATED: | President of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee Resigns | The decision on the possible entry of non-Japanese visitors to the country for the event under the five rings will be taken at the end of this month due to the priority given by the Japanese government to the safety of its population, sa…
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SHELBY COUNTY TO MOVE TO PHASE 1C NEXT WEEK FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
Rafael Figueroa | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
Phase includes individuals 16 and older with high-risk health conditions La fase 1C incluye a personas de 16 años o más con afecciones de salud de alto riesgo SHELBY COUNTY, TN (SCHD) — In alignment with the Tennessee Health Department, the Shelby County Health Department will move into Phase 1C of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination …
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Debt relief with Chinese characteristics
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-03-03
As China is poised to become the world's largest creditor, concerns about debt sustainability have grown. Yet considerable confusion exists over what is likely to happen when a government runs into trouble repaying its Chinese loans.
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Notas sobre la "americanización" de los estudios sobre China
Ferrán Pérez Mena | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-03
Durante la última década, los estudios sobre China y Asia Oriental han experimentado un gran apogeo en Europa y Estados Unidos. El auge económico del gran gigante asiático y la globalización de su cultura en los medios de comunicación y…
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Canadian Hypocrisy Shines Embarrassingly With New Accusations of China's Muslim Genocide
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-03-03
China has managed to both find a sustainable cure for terrorism without destroying a single nation, while providing a foundation for extending the Belt and Road into the Middle East and beyond, Matthew Ehret writes. | This week, the Canadian parliament, became the second nation of the Five Eyes (after the USA) to pass a motion condemning China as a promulgator of genocide against its Muslim population living in Xinjiang with all 266 parliamentarians representing all four federal parties joining in the dangerous game…
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China set to hail success, raise pressure on Hong Kong in annual Congress
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
By Javier García Beijing, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- China is set to highlight the success of its governance model on the occasion of its annual National People's Congress, which kicks off on Friday and will decide the country's course for the next five years, with the possibility of fresh legislative reforms being launched to increase control …
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Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: How Baku destroyed Russian S-300s with Israeli suicide drones
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-03
Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict: How Baku destroyed Russian S-300s with Israeli suicide drones | The Azerbaijani military used decoy aircraft to lure out the air-defence systems deployed in Nagorno-Karabakh | Ragip Soylu | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 14: 21 | An S-300 missile system at the rehearsals of Victory Day parade in Moscow in 2009 (Creative Common/Vitaly V Kuzmin) | Azerbaijani forces used a sophisticated method to des…
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Richland, Wash., protesters demand 'no kids in cages'
Liberation Staff-Yakima | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-03
Facilities used to cage children that were closed under Trump's administration are being reopened under Biden's administration.
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Richland, Washington protesters demand 'No kids in cages'
Liberation Staff-Yakima | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-03
Facilities used to cage children that were closed under Trump's administration are being reopened under Biden's administration.
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Policing Universities by Neoliberal Governments in the UK And France
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
The respective motivations, and their specific underlying conditions, are of course different in the UK and France, but both culminate in plans for universities to curb the expression of leftist points of view. In the UK this gives a potential pulpit to "maverick" speakers on the right, such as Steve Bannon, who (facetiously?) approved the delivery of pipe bombs to critics of Trump, and who lost his book deal for having a favourable view of underage sex.
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Back to the Future
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
Like the Terminator, it's back. Same lies, same fairy tales. "We began it together four years ago and it is far from being over," Donald Trump told cheering supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla. That's too bad.
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Could Biden's Climate Policy Invite More Militarism?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
The first month of the Biden presidency was a flurry of climate action, sweeping away the openly denialist intransigence of the Trump administration. | After re-entering the Paris Agreement and canceling the Keystone XL pipeline on Day 1, President Biden swiftly rolled out an array of climate-related executive orders calling on all agencies to factor climate into their work. Top among them was an order to ‚Äã"center the climate crisis in U.S. foreign policy and national security." | As part of this order, officials from across more than a dozen intelligence agencies, including the CIA, will prod…
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FBI Director Wray confirms coordinated planning by pro-Trump far-right terrorists in January 6 attack
wsws.org | 2021-03-03
While the FBI head acknowledged the central role in the attempted coup played by far-right "militia extremists," many questions relating to the lack of security on the part of the police and the National Guard were not seriously pursued and remained unanswered.
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Ruling Class Joe and the Essence of American Politics
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
It's a damn good thing that the demented pandemo-fascist oligarch Donald Trump no longer sits in the White House and that his Republifascist Party no longer holds the majority in the U.S. Senate. But make no mistake: Americans continue to live under an unelected dictatorship of money and empire. Just because that class dictatorship isn't quite ready for Door #1, open fascist rule, don't look for Door #2, neo-New Deal reformist social democracy, anytime soon. No, we are still getting slammed in the face with Door #3, a neoliberal corporate-imperial authoritarianism that cancels #2 while setting us up for a harsher…
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USDA Pauses Land Transfer Of Oak Flat To Mining Company
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
Washington, DC – Citing the Presidential Memorandum signed by President Joe Biden on Jan. 26 on tribal consultation and strengthening nation to nation relationships, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) has put on hold the transfer of 5,439 acres of high-value conservation land in Arizona to Resolution Copper. | The acres include Chich'il Bildagoteel, known as Oak Flat, which is the heart of several southwest tribal religious and cultural beliefs. | During the last days of the Trump administration, federal officials attempted to speed up the transfer to Resolution Copper that would mine the land. On January 15, 2…
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80 Democrats urge Biden to repeal Trump's sanctions on Cuba
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-03
TEHRAN, Mar. 04 (MNA) — In a letter to Biden, 80 US House of Representatives Democrats urged him to repeal Donald Trump's "cruel" sanctions on Cuba.
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Emboldened by Trump and Netanyahu, Jewish Settler Terrorism is Spiking
Jessica Buxbaum | mintpressnews.com | 2021-03-03
"I saw a lot of settlers be proud of attacking Palestinians, be open about annexation and apartheid — all of this behavior came out during the Trump administration." — Issa Amro, Founder Youths Against Settlements…
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Pentagon Took Over 3 Hours to OK Deployment of National Guard to Capitol Riot, DC Commander Reveals
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-03
As thousands of Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol on January 6 in a bid to halt the certification of the Electoral College results, dozens of DC National Guard troops were forced to remain on standby, despite the disturbing events that were unfolding. The hourslong delay has largely been blamed on failed communication among senior leadership.
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House Dems Renew Subpoena for Trump's Taxes After SCOTUS Ruling
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-03
The United States House of Representatives Oversight Committee has issued a subpoena order to former President Donald Trump's accounting firm, Mazars USA, seeking several years of his tax returns and other financial information, renewing a previous subpoena it had made in 2019 seeking those documents. | The committee is trying to obtain those records in order to demonstrate whether…
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Trump's Strategy for Returning to Power Is Already Clear
Masha Gessen | zcomm.org | 2021-03-03
Speaking at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference last weekend, the former President positioned himself and his audience as the only true Americans…
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Talks With Juan Guaido
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-03
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a telephone conversation with Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaidó on Tuesday in line with Joe Biden's administration continuing its policy of pressure against Venezuela's constitutional order. | RELATED: | Venezuela: Guaido Barred From Holding Public Posts for 15 Years | "Secretary Blinken outlined our efforts to work with like-minded allies, including the European Union, the Lima Group, the Organization of American States (O…
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Venezuela: Indexación en guerra económica
Pasqualina Curcio | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-03
Es público y notorio que en Venezuela los precios en bolívares desde una chupeta hasta el de una vivienda se ajustan/indexan diaria y automáticamente con respecto al tipo de cambio criminal, a excepción de, los salarios, los impuestos sobre la…
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Political Council of ALBA-TCP demands an end to the US sanctions against Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-03
The foreign ministers and other representatives of the member countries of the ALBA-TCP in unison condemned the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the US against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, and called to immediately lift criminal blockades on them…
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Cuba — "Urge implementar políticas en las que el ser humano sea prioridad en vez de las ganancias económicas"
Bruno Rodríguez Padilla | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-03
Intervención del Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, en el XXI Consejo Político ALBA-TCP | Compañero Jorge Arreaza, ministro del Poder Popular para las Relaciones Exteriores de la hermana República Bolivariana de Venezuela | Queridos cancilleres…
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Venezuela — La cárcel de la dignidad
Adán Chávez Frías | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-03
I | Hemos querido en esta oportunidad, dar continuidad a la labor de sistematización del proceso de gestación de nuestro proyecto revolucionario y, de manera particular, de la unión cívico-militar, como elemento clave para el desarrollo del mismo y parte fundamental…
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Rugby as a ticket out of Venezuela
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
Berlin, Germany, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- Leandro Narvaez was able to escape poverty in Venezuela thanks to a German-based rugby association that scouted the promising player and funded his trip to Europe. The Orquídeas Negras ("Black Orchids") was founded by Venezuelan immigrants in Berlin and runs a rugby club of the same name. Once a year …
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One Question: How Should Biden Address Racial Injustice?
progressive.org | 2021-03-03
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Biden pick for Secretary of Agriculture no friend of farmworkers or small farmers
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2021-03-03
President Joe Biden nominated former Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a job he held for the entire Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. Vilsack testified before the Senate on Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day — and was confirmed a few weeks later. . . . | Continue reading Biden pick for Secretary of Agriculture no friend of farmworkers or small farmers at Workers.org
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Biden pick for Secretary of Agriculture no friend of farmworkers or small farmers
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2021-03-03
President Joe Biden nominated former Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a job he held for the entire Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. Vilsack testified before the Senate on Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day — and was confirmed a few weeks later. Vilsack's . . . | Continue reading Biden pick for Secretary of Agriculture no friend of farmworkers or small farmers at Workers.org
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Estados Unidos y México — Programa Bracero: øNueva política migratoria?
Ana María Aragonés | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-03
No sería aceptable que el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) ofrezca a Joe Biden resolver el problema migratorio reviviendo el tristemente célebre Programa Bracero. Sería pésima idea. La revisión histórica demuestra que fue permanentemente violado, tanto en relación con…
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Biden pick for Secretary of Agriculture no friend of farmworkers or small farmers
Ted Kelly | workers.org | 2021-03-03
President Joe Biden nominated former Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a job he held for the entire Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. Vilsack testified before the Senate on Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day — and was confirmed a few weeks later. . . . | Continue reading Biden pick for Secretary of Agriculture no friend of farmworkers or small farmers at Workers.org
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Biden Set to Inflict Wounds on Eurasia
M. K. Bhadrakumar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-03
Mikhail Gorbachev in a special interview to the Tass news agency …
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Biden's Appointments on Energy and the Environment Are at Best a Mixed Bag
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-03
Four major appointments offer a telling roadmap of the Biden administration's positions on energy and the environment. They range from the very green to the nuclear awful. In Biden's appointments to top environmental positions, he has done well overall. But in his appointments to top energy posts, he has selected nuclear power devotees. | Deb Haaland Will Make History : | Excellent, indeed extraordinary, is the choice of Rep. Deb Haaland to be secretary of the interior. Now facing stiff…
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Sanders's Staff Talked to White House Nearly Every Day When Pushing for $15 Wage
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-03
If it seems like President Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive in the first six weeks of his presidency, it might be because his administration is beginning to recognize the power of progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont). | New reporting by Laura Barrón-López for Politico finds that the White House is more open than ever to hearing ideas from Sanders and his staff — a quiet shif…
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Narrative of fear: Republicans try to block pro-LGBTQ Equality Act
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-03
While the Republican Party is making headlines for opposing President Biden's American Rescue Plan aimed at saving millions of Americans from total ruin, it's still got plenty of energy to block another piece of progressive legislation coming out of Washington. On Feb. 25, a divided House narrowly passed the Equality Act, an historic bill that …
peoplesworld.org/article/narrative-of-fe…

The Khashoggi Affair: "There Is No Longer Any Political Legitimacy for Saudi MBS Crown Prince"
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-03
President Joe Biden has disappointed human rights activists, journalists, and many …
globalresearch.ca/no-longer-political-le…

Arabic press review: Egypt tries to boost human rights credentials for Biden
Mohammad Ayesh | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-03
Arabic press review: Egypt tries to boost human rights credentials for Biden | Meanwhile, Jordan has reportedly received $1bn from the European Union to fight the pandemic, and Iraq's PM vows to crack down on militias | Mohammad Ayesh | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 15: 03 | Watchtowers at the notorious Tora prison on the southern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo on 11 February 2020 (AFP) | Egypt concerned by US…
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Former US envoy says Israel is now 'wedge issue' in American politics
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-03
Former US envoy says Israel is now 'wedge issue' in American politics | In interview with Jerusalem Post, David Friedman says 'uniform support for Israel is being challenged' in the United States | MEE staff | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 16: 16 | Friedman dismissed the prospect of Israeli-Palestinian talks under Biden (AFP/File photo) | Former US ambassador to Israel David Friedman has said that Israel has "become a wedge issue" in…
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Biden State Department nominee suggests some sanctions against Iran will remain
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-03
Biden State Department nominee suggests some sanctions against Iran will remain | Deputy Secretary of State nominee says she agrees that US should keep some sanctions on Iran, regardless of nuclear deal talks | MEE staff | Wed, 03/03/2021 – 18: 50 | Serving as Under Secretary of State for political affairs in 2015, Wendy Sherman helped negotiate the nuclear deal with Iran (Reuters/File photo) | Wendy Sherman, US President…
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Democrats have a huge opportunity to expand their base and they're ignoring it
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-03
It's past time for progressive Democrats to stop focusing on the places they win votes easily, in the cities and the suburbs and to go where the Republicans win by default: rural America.
nationofchange.org/2021/03/03/democrats-…

Backlash Over The Equality Act Is Fueling State-Level Attacks On Trans Youth
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
The Equality Act — the landmark piece of LGBTQ legislation passed for a second time by the House of Representatives this week — faces near insurmountable odds to pass and become law as currently written. Support for it in the Senate is currently nowhere near the 60-vote threshold that would be needed to pass the bill with the filibuster. And though, if passed, the Equality Act, would codify critical and comprehensive updates to our federal civil rights laws, it's reintroduction at this time is fueling a harmful backlash against transgender people as we contend with systematic governmental assaults on…
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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 | 2021-03-03
Virtual watch party via livestream: www.facebook.com/votolatino/
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Saturday 3/6: Demonstrate for CA Single Payer Healthcare: Honk & Wave for CalCare
Raging Grannies | indybay.org | 2021-03-03
Intersection of El Camino Real and Castro St. | Mountain View…
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Caroline Lucas nails the biggest problem with Sunak's 'whatever it takes' budget
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2021-03-03
Rishi Sunak promised to do "whatever it takes" to support people and businesses when delivering his 2021 budget. However, our society is amid climate and biodiversity crises that threaten its very foundation. So what we really need is an economic plan that offers 'whatever it takes' to support the planet and pull us back from the brink. | In this Sunak totally failed to deliver, as the Green Party's Caroline Lucas made perfectly clea…
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Solidarity rallies call for end to U.S.-backed dictatorship in Haiti
Jamal Rich | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-03
WASHINGTON—-On the morning of March 1 at the Embassy of Haiti, local D.C. organizers with Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) held a solidarity rally with the people of Haiti who are rising up against a U.S.-backed dictator. Jovenel MoàØse's term of office ended Feb. 7, but he has so far refused to relinquish power. MoàØse, …
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Reporters without Borders Files German 'Crimes against Humanity' Case against Saudi's Bin Salman for Khashoggi Murder
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-03-03
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The France-based Reporters without Borders (RSF) has filed a criminal complaint with the Prosecutor-General of the Federal Court of Justices in Karlsruhe, Germany, against crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman and other Saudi officials for the murder of Washington Post columnist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. The filing alleges …
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Cornel West — "My Ridiculous Situation at Harvard"
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
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The government may feel vindicated over the Shamima Begum verdict — but it shouldn't
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2021-03-03
If Begum is a national security risk she should face trial in the UK. Since 9/11, governments purporting to fight terrorism have provided propaganda for al-Qaeda and Isis…
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Breaching Digital Rights: India's Platform and Media Ethics Code
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
Having made something of a splash last month with the fuss over Australia's News Media Bargaining code, Facebook, and the digital giants, are facing another stormy front in India. The move here has nothing to do with revenue so much as alleged bad behaviour. "We appreciate the proliferation of social media in India," stated Ravi…
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"Engaging the World": The "Fascinating Story" of Hamas's Political Evolution
Ramzy Baroud, Romana Rubeo | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-03
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 …
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Washington's Lopsided Bilateral Relationship with Israel
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-03
My article last week that made some suggestions about what ordinary …
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Defend the Guard Act Stirs Debate in West Virginia Over Military Industrial Complex
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
A debate over the military industrial complex is raging in West Virginia. The debate was kicked off in the West Virginia legislature again this year by Patrick McGeehan, a Republican member of the House of Delegates from the northern panhandle. McGeehan has introduced House Bill 2138 — the Defend the Guard Act. It's a short…
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Luminaries Join Peace Studies Class for Tribute to Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2021-03-03
By: Aaron Good Famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg joined my peace studies class on February 2nd. Ellsberg came prepared to answer questions from students, which he did, but only…
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The A-symmetric West-Iran Conflict: Danger Ahead!
Jan Oberg | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-03
With what right has the West, the US in particular, treated …
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5 ways to address internalized white supremacy and its impact on health
Roberta K. Timothy | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-03
In this era of multiple pandemics, discussing the impact of internalized racism on our health is crucial to furthering Black resistance, healing and emancipation.
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Investigation Links Fauci to Controversial Experiments that May Have Led to Pandemic
Children's Health Defense | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-03
Fox News investigation says there's "reasonable grounds to suspect" that SARS-CoV-2, …
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Only Fools and Trojan Horses
Steve Topple | thecanary.co | 2021-03-03
Rishi Sunak just repeated a £300bn lie in today's budget. This video explains the government's Del Boy economics. | | What do you think the biggest porky the Tories have told during the pandemic is? | Is it that Dominic 'Rodney' Cummings was testing his eyes 'up North'? | Or that all the 'don't ask questions' contracts Matt 'Del Boy' Han…
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Qantas offers 'mystery' flights to boost Australia's tourism
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
Sydney, Australia, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- To boost domestic tourism amid the pandemic, air carrier Qantas began offering "mystery" flights Wednesday in which passengers will not know the destination of their trip until they board. Starting tomorrow, these flights of about two hours will depart from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to an unknown destination outside the …
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20 years after invasion, US proposes a new Afghan government that includes Taliban
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-03
Intra-Afghan talks have not achieved any breakthrough and the May deadline for US troops leaving the country approaches. The US is now proposing a government which will include the same Taliban which it overthrew close to two decades ago…
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Taliban gunman arrested for killing 3 women TV anchors: Afghan police
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-03
Kabul, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- Afghan police on Wednesday said they had arrested a suspected Taliban militant, allegedly involved in the killing of three women TV anchors even as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the murders a day ago. The three media workers were gunned down on Tuesday and buried this afternoon amid a …
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'A disgrace': First Nation Pipeline opponent gets 90 days in jail after ceremony along Trans Mountain route
Kenny Stancil | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-03
"So, is there a degree of (anti-Indigenous) targeting happening? That, to me, is a fair question to ask."
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Ecuador: Indigenous organizations announce national strike
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2021-03-03
Supporters of Indigenous presidential candidate Yaku Perez demand the recount of electoral records due to alleged electoral fraud.
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Thursday 3/18: Rights of Nature & LandBack: Indigenous-led movements for the Protection of Mother Earth
Sogorea Te' Land Trust & Movement Rights | indybay.org | 2021-03-03
Online event…
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Against Big Tech's Algorithmic Cancel Culture
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
The Critical Media Literacy Conference of the Americas , the lead organizer for that is Dr. Nolan Higdon , whom I've worked with for years on various things. And Project Censored was a co-sponsor of this event. It was also co-sponsored by several academic institutions, including UCLA, USC, UC Santa Cruz, Stanford, and Cal State across the State of California. So, in other words, as I've mentioned in a couple of other interviews, Alan Macleod over at Mint Press News, did a pretty in-depth piece on this. I know you talked about it; I think in a Black Agenda Report piece. This is an ongoing issue. This is an issue o…
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America's First Socialist Revolution
Jackie Fox | realprogressives.org | 2021-03-03
The Early 1900's: "She said, 'I may be blind and deaf, but I'm not blind and deaf to the injustices of capitalist society.' She had this great conflict between with the New York Times, because she had she hated that people were watering down her radical politics she was so mad at them, because that she thought that people, they were all they loved publishing her when it was just when she was just an inspiring story but then they ignored her, or was attributed her politics to her disability… and she was infuriated by that, because she said well they treat me as brilliant. When I'm a success story but w…
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Saturday 3/6: Bay Area Kshama Solidarity Rally and Fundraiser
Socialist Alternative + DSA East Bay | indybay.org | 2021-03-03
Zoom…
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Coup-Supporting Academics Spread Lies To Censor The Grayzone
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
A collection of coup-supporting academics are lobbying to censor The Grayzone's factual journalism exposing Ecuador's presidential candidate Yaku Pérez. Pérez is a self-declared environmentalist from a US government-backed party who has supported numerous right-wing coups in Latin America, advanced xenophobic conspiracies, and demonized poor people in his country. | The academics have published a deceptive and distortion-laden open letter that egregiously misrepresents my factual reporting and absurdly smears me as "racist and misogynist," based on absurd insinuations and outright falsehoods. | Besides deploying…
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Why 'Burma' Should Remain the Country's Name
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
The brutal takeover by the military, renews the debate about how the country should be addressed, Burma or Myanmar. In the past, the country's electoral commission had told Aung San Suu Kyi to stop calling the country Burma and instead call it Myanmar, its official name. In a statement published in The New Light of…
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Ireland To Re-Establish Diplomatic Presence in Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-03
Ireland's Foreign Affairs Ministry Simon Coveney on Tuesday announced that his country will re-establish its diplomatic presence in Iran following the closure of its embassy in Tehran in 2012. | RELATED: | Iran Urges To Halt US Sanctions To Advance Nuclear Dialogue | "A Diplomatic Mission will be established this year, to be headed at Charge d'Affaires level, with a commitment to re-open an Irish Embassy in 2023," Coveney said, adding that the decision is part of the government's…
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Politicians Should Not Be Idolized
Andrea Butler | progressive.org | 2021-03-03
Praising politicians for their basic competency shows them that we do not expect any meaningful change, and care more about optics than legislative progress.
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Myanmar Police Shoot Dead 10 Citizens
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-03
Myanmar's security forces again left a trail of bloodshed Wednesday after shooting to death ten citizens who were peacefully protesting against the military junta that carried out a coup d'état on Feb. 1. | RELATED: | Myanmar Military Junta Denies Harshness of Repression | The killings occurred in the cities of Monywa, Mandalay, Myingyan, Salin, and Rangoon. Two of the citizens who perished at the hands of state terrorists were minors. | Although the Burmese are being suppressed with l…
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Buffalo demands mental health help, not death-by-cop
Nigel Bouvart | workers.org | 2021-03-03
Buffalo, N.Y., City Hall, Feb. 28 Buffalo, N.Y. — Activists demonstrated here Feb. 28 in solidarity with the family of Daniel Prude and the people of Rochester, N.Y, where police killed Prude while answering a mental health crisis call in March 2020. The police response was to put a "spit . . . | Continue reading Buffalo demands mental health help, not death-by-cop at Workers.org
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A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% — here's why scientists are worried
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-03-03
By Philip Donkersley | — When you think of bees, a hive humming with activity probably comes to mind. But most of the world's 20,000 bee species don't call a hive home. These wild species lead solitary lives instead, and around 70% of them build nests underground where they raise their offspring on the nectar …
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Congelación de Texas: los ricos, más ricos mientras obreros sufren
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2021-03-03
Houston Una tormenta invernal sin precedentes azotó a Texas el 15 de febrero y trajo temperaturas bajo cero. Una semana después, grandes sectores de la población siguen sin electricidad, calefacción y/o agua. El horizonte de Houston brilla, mientras millones sufren sin calefacción ni agua en medio de cortes . . . | Continue reading Congelación de Texas: los ricos, más ricos mientras obreros sufren at Workers.org
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Black Mass Incarceration In The So-Called Free State
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
Maryland holds itself up as a progressive state when it comes to criminal justice, but a recent report highlights a stark reality: Maryland incarcerates Black people at more than twice the national rate. Until recently, the horrifyingly unjust reality of America's mass incarceration system has not been a central concern in popular political discourse. In …
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Campaigns for Reparations Are Gaining Steam Across the Country
David Lamb | progressive.org | 2021-03-03
As H.R. 40 gathers dust in the U.S. Congress, St. Paul, Minnesota, becomes the latest city to join the national grassroots movement to make reparations to Black communities.
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The Prophet of Police
AbolishAPD Collective | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
You never had a Christmas like the Prophet had in 2019. Two Albuquerque Police Department (APD) cops responded to a disturbance call at a rundown Albuquerque motel the day after Christmas. A man locked himself in the lobby bathroom and wouldn't come out. The first shift clerk came to work at 7: 00 a.m. and the…
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German court imposes lengthy sentence on Islamist preacher accused of supporting ISIS terrorist group
wsws.org | 2021-03-03
Although the trial lasted three years and included 246 days of proceedings, it raised more questions than it answered.
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Public Sector Unions Mean Middle-Class Jobs for Black Workers
Hayley Brown — Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-03
Government jobs have been an important source of economic mobility for Black workers and their families for many years. The federal government was an early adopter of anti-discrimination provisions, and today about a fifth of federal workers are Black. This includes those employed by the United States Postal Service, which provided well-paying jobs and career…
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Sky-High Levels of Fracking Chemicals Detected in Children's Bodies
Climate Nexus | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-03
While the hazards of fracking to human health are well-documented, first-of-its-kind …
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UK teachers denounce National Education Union's refusal to oppose schools reopening
wsws.org | 2021-03-03
The response by the teaching unions to Johnson's announcement that this will the "last lockdown," despite resulting in "more infections, more hospitalisations and… more deaths" is to enforce it!
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/03/teac…

Congelación de Texas: los ricos, más ricos mientras obreros sufren
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2021-03-03
Houston Una tormenta invernal sin precedentes azotó a Texas el 15 de febrero y trajo temperaturas bajo cero. Una semana después, grandes sectores de la población siguen sin electricidad, calefacción y/o agua. El horizonte de Houston brilla, mientras millones sufren sin calefacción ni agua en medio de cortes de energía . . . | Continue reading Congelación de Texas: los ricos, más ricos mientras obreros sufren at Workers.org
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Citi announces commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-03
Citi's announcement makes then the third major U.S. bank to commit to achieve net zero financed emissions by 2050.
nationofchange.org/2021/03/03/citi-annou…

What the trees of Notre Dame have to tell us
Sandra Plantier | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-03
On April 15, 2019, watching television footage of Notre Dame Cathedral burning, I wept like millions of other French people and others around the world. The flames which invaded the screen brought back memories of my first visit to the cathedral as a child, reading the novel by Victor Hugo (Notre Dame de Paris, 1831), …
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Community demands Sanctuary Schools in Philadelphia, a 'sanctuary city'
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2021-03-03
Erika Guadalupe Nuñez speaking, March 1. "Philadelphia has declared itself a 'sanctuary city,' but how can it be a sanctuary city without its schools being sanctuaries for all students?" asked Erika Guadalupe Nuñez of Juntos at a well-attended March 1 press conference outside the School District of Philadelphia headquarters. . . . | Continue reading Community demands Sanctuary Schools in Philadelphia, a 'sanctuary city' at Workers.org
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Strikes in Istanbul expose CHP, Turkish unions and pseudo-left parties
wsws.org | 2021-03-03
Strikes in CHP-controlled municipalities of Istanbul have strikingly exposed the reactionary role of the trade unions and pseudo-left groups supporting the CHP.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/03/turk…

The Fallacy of North Korean Collapse
Sang Ki Kim | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-03-03
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Analysis: How Exxon is being forced to accept the reality of bad fossil fuel investments
Justin Mikulka | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-03
Exxon has a well-established history of misleading the public and investors about the risks of climate change, and is involved in a number of lawsuits from cities and counties over it.
nationofchange.org/2021/03/03/analysis-h…

Protecting The Peatlands
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-03
In September, Kona Barreda, a teacher in the northern community of Air Ronge, was working on a lesson about "finding the courage" for her Grade 7 class when she came across a proposal from Quebec-based company Lambert Peat Moss Inc. The company had outlined its plan, with a timeline of 80 years, to mine peat in four designated areas south of nearby La Ronge, an area covering about 2,619 hectares. Shocked by the implications, Barreda, a Woodland Cree woman, started asking people in the community if they had heard about the project. Although Lambert claimed to have distributed letters among residents, no one Barred…
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