Daily Archives: March 4, 2021

2021-03-04: News Headlines

Dean Baker (2021-03-04). The New York Times Has not Heard of China's (or Russia's) Vaccines. cepr.net I guess it is hard to get news at the world's leading newspapers, but this lengthy podcast on Bill Gates and his efforts to make vaccines available to the developing world never once mentioned the vaccines developed by China or Russia. This is more than a bit incredible because at this point, far more of …

Thomas Knapp (2021-03-04). Biden's Foreign Policy: No Joy in Mudville. counterpunch.org Well, at least he hasn't started any NEW wars! | For four years, that was the excuse I got from anti-war Donald Trump supporters every time he escalated one of the several wars he inherited from George W. Bush and Barack Obama. I expect to start hearing it from anti-war Joseph Biden supporters soon.

Paul Jay (2021-03-04). Should Trump Be Charged With Treason? Paul Jay on Talk World Radio. theanalysis.news Paul Jay joins host David Swanson to discuss the events of Jan. 6th and what the Financial Times called a coup in progress – on Jan. 4th. Why are so few talking about this now?

Phil Mattera (2021-03-04). The Decades-Long Struggle Over Big Corporations and Poverty Wages. counterpunch.org The Senate Parliamentarian has dealt a strong blow to the Fight for $15 movement by ruling that a federal minimum wage increase cannot be included in the stimulus bill. Senator Bernie Sanders is pushing back with an amendment to take tax deductions away from large, profitable corporations that do not pay at least $15 an

OtherWords (2021-03-04). Essential Workers deserve $15/ hr. — Remember when we Fêted them for Serving us in Pandemic? juancole.com By Eshawney Gaston | — ( Otherwords.org) — I'm one of America's millions of essential workers. We're working in your children's schools, at your grocery stores, and at drive-through windows. We're cleaning your homes. And we're struggling so hard to make ends meet. Congress is debating whether to raise the minimum wage to $15 an …

news.un (2021-03-04). UN Development Programme urges temporary basic income for women hit hard by COVID-19 fallout. news.un.org The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called for temporary basic income for millions of the world's poorest women, to help them cope with effects of coronavirus pandemic and alleviate the economic pressures they face every day.

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). Pandemic spurs record increase in poverty in LatAm. laprensalatina.com Santiago, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented increase in poverty in what was already the world's most unequal region, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says in a report presented here Thursday. The ranks of the poor grew last year by 22 million to 209 …

Jarvis Tyner (2021-03-04). 'We're Not Going Back': New York celebrates Black History Month. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—Last Sunday night after watching Trump's recycled demagogy at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), I thankfully had the uplifting experience of viewing the "We're Not Going Back" celebration of the African American people's long march to freedom. We're Not Going Back is an annual event initiated by the New York Bureau of People's …

Jared Olson (2021-03-04). Florida Man Goes Fascist: An Encounter With Enrique Tarrio. thenation.com Florida Man Goes Fascist: An Encounter With Enrique Tarrio…

Staff (2021-03-04). Headlines for March 4, 2021. democracynow.org House Passes Landmark Voting Rights and Police Reform Bills , House Cancels Thursday Session as Capitol Police Warn of Plot to Attack Congress, D.C. National Guard Chief Says Pentagon Took 3+ Hours to Approve Reinforcements During Capitol Riot, Biden Agrees to Limit Eligibility for Stimulus Checks, At Least 38 Killed in Burma in Deadliest Day of Anti-Coup Protests, White House Does Not Rule Out More Military Strikes After Rocket Attack in Iraq, Pope Francis Moves Ahead with Iraq Trip Despite Coronavirus Concerns, Brazil COVID Deaths Spike; More COVAX Vaccines Delivered to African Nations, Biden Condemns Texas, Mi…

Paul Jay (2021-03-04). Is Protecting the Murderous Crown Prince in the National Interest? — Phyllis Bennis and Larry Wilkerson. theanalysis.news In whose "national interest" is an alliance a with a criminal state that sponsors terrorism, viciously suppresses domestic dissent, acts against democratic movements, and promotes war in the region? Phyllis Bennis and Larry Wilkerson join Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.

RT (2021-03-04). 'Where's our restitution?' Ferguson activists & Mike Brown Sr. demand BLM cough up $20 MILLION, a fraction of its global donations. rt.com A Ferguson, Missouri activist group and Michael Brown Sr. are demanding that Black Lives Matter shell out $20 million to local organizers, accusing the org of abandoning "freedom fighters" while it basks in the public spotlight. | Tory Russell, who co-founded Ferguson's International Black Freedom Alliance, appeared in a video alongside the father of the late Michael Brown on Tuesday, calling on BLM's national leadership to send a cool $20 million to the IBFA and other community groups. | "Today, we hold Black Lives Matter accountable. The movement that has catapulted into the limelight has forgotten about Fer…

_____ (2021-03-04). We Should Be Taxing The Rich, Not The Unemployed. popularresistance.org With tax season well underway, many Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and found some relief in supercharged unemployment benefits last year are discovering that they now owe the federal government hundreds—even thousands—of dollars in surprise payments, an economic nightmare for low-income people and a looming political catastrophe for the party currently in power. | Because unemployment benefits in the United States are classified as taxable income, a potentially significant portion of the estimated 40 million Americans who received unemployment insurance (UI) in 2020 "wil…

Aja Beech (2021-03-04). The Pandemic Has Laid Bare the Cruel Burdens Placed on Single Mothers. thenation.com The Pandemic Has Laid Bare the Cruel Burdens Placed on Single Mothers…

yenisafak (2021-03-04). Turkey's growth in agriculture posts 3-year high. yenisafak.com Agriculture in Turkey registered 4.8% year-on-year growth in 2020 — the highest in the last three years, the country's agriculture and forestry minister said Thursday.The average growth rate of the agricultural sector was 2.8% over the last two decades, Bekir Pakdemirli said in a video he posted on Twitter.Stressing that the sector continued to develop and grow despite the coronavirus pandemic and drought, Pakdemirli said the country's agricultural output had reached 333.3 billion Turkish liras ($47.4 billion), which was up 20% from a year ago."We continue our leadership in agricultural output in Europe," he sai…

yenisafak (2021-03-04). US holds migrant kids in custody more than legal limit. yenisafak.com Citing internal documents, CNN reported on Wednesday that unaccompanied children are coming into US custody "at levels beyond" the Health and Human Services Department's (HHS) ability to house them due to limited shelter capacity amid the coronavirus outbreak.In the last 21 days around 340 children who crossed the border alone were taken by the Border Patrol, according to Customs and Border Protection documents.The average time in detention facilities, which are not meant to hold children, was 77 hours — five hours longer than the legal limit of 72 hours, said the documents.After being taken into Border Pat…

Iain Davis (2021-03-04). Coronavirus Lockdown and What You Are Not Being Told. globalresearch.ca First published on Global Research in April 2020. | In

Center For Biological Diversity (2021-03-04). Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Eleventh-hour Approval of Dangerous Pesticide Banned in More than 100 Countries. globalresearch.ca Public-interest groups

Medea Benjamin (2021-03-04). Trump & Biden's Secret Bombing Wars. globalresearch.ca On February 25th,

John Wojcik (2021-03-04). National Guard commander charges Pentagon delayed sending troops to Capitol Jan. 6. peoplesworld.org By the day, facts uncovered in the ongoing Senate hearings on the security failings connected to the Trumpite attack on the Capitol are raising concern that there may have been, at the least, advance knowledge and, possibly worse, collaboration involving officials on various levels. Testimony Wednesday added the Pentagon leadership to the list of top …

teleSUR (2021-03-04). US Capitol on Alert Over 'Possible Plot' for March 4 Attack. telesurenglish.net U.S. Capitol Police said on Wednesday that it has learned of a "possible plot to breach the Capitol" by a militia group driven by a conspiracy theory suggesting former President Donald Trump would return to power on March 4. | RELATED | The Capitol Police said in a statement that it has obtained intelligence about the plot planned by an "identified militia group" and already made "significant security upgrades" to…

WSWS (2021-03-04). D.C. National Guard commander says Pentagon delayed deployment of troops to protect US Capitol on January 6. wsws.org Testifying at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Gen. William Walker said top Trump Defense Department officials prevented his troops from being deployed to hold off the mob that stormed the Capitol.

Mike Davis, The Nation (2021-03-04). Covid at 1 Year and Counting: The American Book of the Dead. thenation.com Covid at 1 Year and Counting: The American Book of the Dead…

yenisafak (2021-03-04). Is Biden following Trump's path on Iran? yenisafak.com Less than six weeks into his term, US President Joe Biden appears to have embraced a radically different approach to Iran and the Middle East than what his campaign speeches suggested.From dragging his feet on rejoining the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, to ordering a military strike targeting Iran-backed militias in Syria, the Biden administration has already ruffled a few feathers in Tehran.Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh made his country's exasperation known on Monday, suggesting that some moves by Biden were "worse" than his predecessor Donald Trump, who in 2018 launched the "maximum pressur…

_____ (2021-03-04). Biden Is Bending Rules to Drop Bombs But Not to Raise Wages — That's a Mistake. strategic-culture.org People overcame great challenges to put this administration, and this Senate, in power. We shouldn't be bombing people abroad while families at home struggle to survive. | By Domenica GHANEM | It took barely a month into Joe Biden's presidency for him to boot the U.S. war machine back up, authorizing airstrikes on Syria on February 25. The administration claimed the attack was self-defense against Iranian-backed forces in the region. | Biden had campaigned on revitalizing U.S.-Iran relations by rejoining the nuclear deal that Trump had walked away from. Yet, like so many presidents before him, he reached for t…

_____ (2021-03-04). Some Doggie Stories: Even Companion Animals Are Being Politicized. strategic-culture.org Why are people spending their time and money rescuing dogs who are the victims of abandonment or abuse being labeled "white supremacists?" | In most countries, dogs are regarded either as "working" or as companions and they rarely venture into the realm of politics apart from occasionally serving as props to demonstrate that their owners are basically good and caring people. Only Donald Trump did not follow the pattern, being the first president not to have any pet in the White House since Teddy Roosevelt. Trump's complete lack of empathy and total self-centeredness meant that he had little to share with any livi…

Shepard Ambellas (2021-03-04). Mike Pompeo Admits COVID-19 Is a "Live Exercise," Trump Retorts "I Wish You Would Have Told Us" globalresearch.ca First published March 21, 2020 | United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a slip of the tongue while addressing the American people from the White House when he stated that COVID-19 is a live military exercise. | "This is not …

RT (2021-03-04). 'QAnon Shaman' says he was 'waved' into Capitol by police & stopped rioters from stealing muffins, in bizarre interview from jail. rt.com Jacob Chansley, also known as the 'QAnon Shaman', gave his first interview from jail and pushed back against claims that his role in storming the Capitol was an "attack on America." Police "waved" him into the building, he said. | Chansley, who became perhaps the most recognizable face of the Capitol riot on January 6, as images of him shirtless and wearing bull horns quickly went viral, has spoken out ahead of a Friday hearing that will determine whether he will be released from jail ahead of his trial. | In an interview with 60 Minutes Plus reporter Laurie Segall, Chansley claim that police officers "waved"

RT (2021-03-04). YouTube CEO says will lift suspension on Trump's channel when 'we determine the risk of violence has decreased'. rt.com YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is claiming the suspension on Donald Trump's channel will be lifted, but at the moment the "risk of violence" is too great. | In a Thursday discussion with the NATO-backed Atlantic Council think tank, Wojcicki was directly asked about the details behind Trump's suspension from the video platform. YouTube was one of numerous platforms to suspend the former president following the January 6 Capitol riot, which he was accused by the House of inciting. | Wojcicki claims the ban is not permanent and Trump's channel will be turned back on "when we determine the risk of violence has decreas…

Staff (2021-03-04). Vaccine Apartheid: Marc Lamont Hill, Mitchell Plitnick on Israel's "Indifference to Palestinian Health" democracynow.org Israel has had the fastest vaccination rollout in the entire world, with 40% of Israelis already fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but Palestinians in the Occupied Territories have received almost no doses — a situation critics call "vaccine apartheid." By one count, just 34,000 vaccine doses have been administered to Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, which has a population of over 4.5 million. "What we're seeing right now is a gross injustice," says Marc Lamont Hill, author and professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University. We also speak with Mitchell Plitnick, political anal…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-03-04). Death Rates Skyrocket in Israel Following Pfizer Experimental COVID "Vaccines" globalresearch.ca We have previously reported how Israel rapidly vaccinated the highest percentage …

Shatha Hammad (2021-03-04). Covid-19: Palestinian Authority criticised for VIP vaccine distribution. middleeasteye.net Covid-19: Palestinian Authority criticised for VIP vaccine distribution | A significant proportion of the first batch of vaccines have gone to PA government figures and their allies
| Thu, 03/04/2021 – 14: 45 | An UNRWA employee prepares a shot of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for medical staff at UNRWA's al-Sheikh Redwan clinic in Gaza City, on 25 February 2021 (AFP) | Political and security…

Mike Walter (2021-03-04). The Heat: Cautious optimism in U.S. with vaccine push. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden announces a breakthrough in vaccine availability amid concerns that some states may be lifting restrictions too soon.

David Nolan (2021-03-04). Do Not Rollout COVID-19 Vaccine Passports. globalresearch.ca We want the Government to commit to not rolling out any …

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2021-03-04). Gates' Globalist Vaccine Agenda: A Win-Win for Pharma and Mandatory Vaccination. globalresearch.ca First posted on GR on April 13, 2020 | Vaccines, for Bill …

teleSUR (2021-03-04). Cuba Starts Soberana 02 Vaccine's Phase III of Clinical Trial. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment, and Medical Devices (CECMED) on Tuesday allowed Soberana 02 vaccine to start Phase III clinical trials. | RELATED: | The immunizer developed by the Finlay Vaccine Institute "has shown an adequate safety profile, and it has passed all the review done by the regulatory entity during Phase I and II of studies," CECMED President Olga Jacobo said. | To allow the vaccine's mass use in a new ph…

Prof. Esther Jones (2021-03-04). Many Black Americans Aren't Rushing to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine — A Long History of Medical Abuse Suggests Why. globalresearch.ca Black Americans have been the

Hugo Talks (2021-03-04). Video: The Dark Future of Health Passports. globalresearch.ca "We know they really want you to get a vaccine passport. …

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina receives Covid vaccine. laprensalatina.com Dhaka, Mar 4 (efe-epa).-Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday became the latest world leader to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, her office informed. Hasina's deputy press secretary Hasan Jahid Tusher confirmed that the prime minister had received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine nearly a month after the country started its mass vaccination campaign against …

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). EU medicines agency begins 'rolling review' of Russia's Sputnik V Covid shot. laprensalatina.com Amsterdam, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- The European Medicines Agency on Thursday said it had started a rolling review of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine. The fast-tracked process of reviewing clinical trial data could lead to the vaccine's approval for use in the European Union, although the EMA's human medicines committee did not specify when it would …

The Conversation (2021-03-04). Pope's upcoming visit brings attention to the dwindling population of Christians in Iraq. juancole.com By Ramazan Kƒ±lƒ±nàß | — Pope Francis will arrive in Iraq on Friday in a first-ever papal visit to the country that is expected to raise awareness about the challenges facing Iraqi Christians — a majority of whom are Catholic. In the past two decades, the Christian population in Iraq has fallen by over 80%. …

Alan MacLeod (2021-03-04). After years of propaganda, American views of Russia and China hit historic lows. mronline.org Both pro- and anti-war voices have stated that the U.S. is on the cusp of entering a second Cold War, and a new Gallup poll suggests that the groundwork for such a conflict has already been laid.

Fight Back (2021-03-04). India: People's Brigade 2021. fightbacknews.org On February 28 the historic Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, India hosted the massive People's Brigade. The alliance formed by five major parties of the Left Front – including CPI(M) (Communist Party of India, Marxist), CPI (Communist Party of India), AIFB (All India Forward Bloc), RSP (Revolutionary Socialist Party), and RCPI ( Revolutionary Communist Party of India) – formed a coalition with the Indian National Congress and the Indian Secular Front and called for a major rally before the imminent West Bengal State Assembly election. | A million people from all walks of life came to the Brigade Parade Ground to…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-04). Biden, Afghanistan and Forever Wars. dissidentvoice.org The papers are full of suggestions on what US President Joe Biden should do about his country's seemingly perennial involvement in Afghanistan. None are particularly useful, in that they ignore the central premise that a nation state long mauled, molested and savaged should finally be left alone. Nonsense, say the media and political cognoscenti. The …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-04). Biden, Afghanistan and Forever Wars. globalresearch.ca The papers are full of suggestions on what US President Joe …

WSWS (2021-03-04). The end of the UK lockdown and the way forward for the working class. wsws.org The government is committing murder on a mass scale. The pursuit of "herd immunity" by allowing the virus to spread unchecked has always been its policy.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-04). US House of Representatives passes police reform bill; critics say it does not go far enough. peoplesdispatch.org The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act proposes reforms in policing and seeks to put an end to chokeholds and no-knock warrants but activists said similar laws passed in many cities and States had not made much of a difference…

_____ (2021-03-04). Protesters Block Intersection In Support Of Jailed Indigenous Elder. popularresistance.org A group of protesters has blocked the port access at Clark and Hastings in Vancouver since Tuesday night. | The action was organized by Braided Warriors, a newly formed group, made up of Indigenous youth from many Nations, who fights for Indigenous sovereignty mostly on the unceded territories of the S…ôlÃìílw…ôta î (Tsleil-Waututh), S·∏µwxñwú7mesh (Squamish), and x ∑m…ôŒ∏k ∑…ôyÃì…ôm (Musqueam) nations. The group is calling for the release of Indigenous elder Stacy Gallagher who was senten…

Dennis J Bernstein (2021-03-04). How Dianna Ortiz Exposed U.S. Complicity in Guatemalan War Crimes. progressive.org An interview with journalist Allan Nairn following her recent death.

Medea Benjamin (2021-03-04). Trump & Biden's Secret Bombing Wars. zcomm.org Biden cannot restore the world's respect for American leadership, or the American public's support for our foreign policy, by piling more lies, secrets and atrocities on top of those he has inherited…

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2021-03-04). The Dangers of A "Sino-American Hot War": Joe Biden's China Policy. Can He Stop the Shooting War Against China? globalresearch.ca The forty years of the Cold War have made us endure …

Middle East Monitor (2021-03-04). Israeli-Iranian Shadow Naval War in Arabian Gulf puts Arab Gulf States in Cross-hairs. juancole.com By Hazem Ayyad | — ( Middle East Monitor) — The Arabian Gulf has turned into an arena for confrontation and possible conflict between Iran and Israel now that it has become certain that Iranian elements attacked the MV Helios Ray. The suspicious vehicle-carrier belongs to Israeli businessman Rami Ungar, known for his strong relationship …

Staff (2021-03-04). COVID Deaths Soar in Brazil as Bolsonaro Blasts Lockdowns. Experts Warn It Will "Get Worse." democracynow.org Brazil's COVID-19 death toll has now topped nearly 260,000, the world's second worst after the United States, as hospitals are overwhelmed with new cases. International concern is also growing about the P1 variant of the virus, which overwhelmed the Amazonian city of Manaus and caused its hospitals to run out of oxygen. Less than 4% of Brazil's population has been vaccinated. Marcia Castro, demography professor at Harvard University, says the crisis in Brazil is due to "a combination of inaction and also wrongdoing" by officials, including President Jair Bolsonaro, who has opposed lockdowns, masks and other publi…

Staff (2021-03-04). Marc Lamont Hill & Mitchell Plitnick on ICC Probe & the "Palestine Exception" in Progressive Politics. democracynow.org Israel and the United States blasted the International Criminal Court's decision to open a probe into Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories, as well as crimes committed by Palestinian militant groups. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted that the Biden administration "firmly opposes" an investigation. Mitchell Plitnick and Marc Lamont Hill, co-authors of "Except for Palestine," say it's an illustration of the "Palestine exception" that makes even supposedly progressive people unwilling to criticize Israel's human rights abuses and its ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories. "We are at…

Joan Walsh (2021-03-04). Is a Tax on 'Ultra-Millionaires' the Answer to Massive Inequality? thenation.com Is a Tax on 'Ultra-Millionaires' the Answer to Massive Inequality?

yenisafak (2021-03-04). UN launches Anti-plastic pollution mission in E. Africa. yenisafak.com The world's first recycled plastic sailing dhow on Thursday began a mission in Africa's largest freshwater lake to raise awareness about plastic pollution, according to the UN."Flipflopi, the world's first sailing boat made from 100% recycled plastic, is joining forces with the UN Environment Programme's Clean Seas Campaign once more, this time embarking on an expedition by sailing around Africa's largest freshwater ecosystem – Lake Victoria," the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a report."The voyage aims to send an urgent message to the East Africa community on the need to end the unnecessary…

yenisafak (2021-03-04). UN sends more humanitarian aid to Syria via Turkey. yenisafak.com The UN on Thursday dispatched 44 more trucks with humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, a region where millions of people remain in need of assistance due to conflict.The trucks passed through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province to enter Syria's Idlib province, where the aid will be distributed.A civil war has ravaged Syria since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.According to UN estimates, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between…

yenisafak (2021-03-04). US House approves police reform legislation. yenisafak.com US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed an ambitious police reform legislation that would ban and introduce some new measures for the law enforcement.George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, passed with a 220-212 vote, is named after the 46-year-old Black man who was killed last year in Minneapolis under the knee of a white police officer.In addition to banning chokeholds, the legislation aims to prevent no-knock warrants, make data collection on police encounters mandatory, prohibit racial and religious profiling, and also provide funding to community-based policing programs."Never again should an unarmed i…

Global Research News (2021-03-04). Selected Articles: The Dangers of A "Sino-American Hot War" globalresearch.ca By Unbeknownst to many Americans, the U.S. military and its allies are engaged in bombing and killing people in other countries on a …

Susan Price (2021-03-04). International peace delegation warns of 'deterioration of human rights in Turkey'. greenleft.org.au This year's Imrali peace delegation to Turkey heard disturbing accounts of brutality and repression at the hands of the Turkish state, writes Peter Boyle.

_____ (2021-03-04). Jewish National Fund Declares It Will Fund Land Confiscation In The West Bank. popularresistance.org Last month, for the first time in its long history, the Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) openly declared that it will fund land confiscation in the West Bank, in defiance of international law. Its board of governors voted through the allocation of NIS 38 million to purchase land to expand Jewish-only settlements. All Israeli settlements, based on stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank, constitute a war crime under international law. Yet the British arm of KKL-JNF, JNF UK, continues to be a registered charity, enjoying tax exemption to raise funds for its parent organisation. | This decision is not an aberration,…

_____ (2021-03-04). Marshall Islanders Remember 'Castle Bravo' Nuclear Bomb. popularresistance.org Hawaii – Marshall Islanders living on O'ahu joined members of Veterans For Peace, Hawai'i Peace & Justice and Refuse Fascism on Monday, March 1st at Magic Island in Honolulu to remember the 1954 U.S. detonation of the "Castle Bravo" nuclear bomb on Bikini Atoll. After sharing words and song, five Bikinians went sailing on the historic Golden Rule anti-nuclear sailboat, a project of Veterans For Peace. | The Honolulu remembrance was part of the Golden Rule Project's educational program about the growing danger of nuclear war, and the great damage that has already been done by nuclear weapons. | At 15 megatons…

Juan Cole (2021-03-04). Why the Biden Administration is Dead Wrong to oppose Int'l Criminal Court War Crimes inquiry in Occupied Palestine: A Betrayal of the Rule of Law. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The International Criminal Court (ICC) has decided to look into war crimes committed in the Israeli-Occupied Territories of Palestine. Outgoing chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said that the decision to go forward was reached after a paintstaking 5-year review. The investigation will begin in 2014, suggesting that the court will consider …

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). House suspends Thursday session after warning about potential Capitol attack. laprensalatina.com (Update: Adds info about House suspending session) Washington, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The US House of Representatives on Wednesday suspended the legislative session it had scheduled for Thursday after authorities warned of a potential plan by a rightist militia group to mount another attack on Congress. The lower house was scheduled to debate a police reform …

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). WHO warns of rise in cases in Europe. laprensalatina.com Copenhagen, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned of a rise in Covid-19 infections in Europe after six consecutive weeks of declines. At a press conference, the director of WHO-Europe, Hans Kluge, said measures to control the contagion needed to be boosted, with special attention to the most contagious new variants. …

news.un (2021-03-04). Wasting food just feeds climate change, new UN environment report warns. news.un.org More than 930 million tonnes of food sold in 2019 landed in waste bins, according to new UN research, released on Thursday, in support of global efforts to halve food waste by 2030.

Geoff Beckman (2021-03-04). Biden, Team D and the Dimming Prospects of Getting Anything Meaningful Through the Senate. counterpunch.org It's kinda touching that Team D imagines it will get anything through the Senate with: 1. A nominal 50-50 split, 2. Joe Manchin and Kysten Sinema enjoying the power that having a line-item veto provides, 3. Que Mala Harris's reluctance to do anything she thinks might jeopardize her chances at the presidency, 4. Crazy Uncle

Clay Reynolds (2021-03-04). Demosthenes, call home: Your quest may be over. nationofchange.org This is Joe Biden's moment to do what he always thought he could do, what he wanted to do from the get-go.

Anya Parampil (2021-03-04). US 'virtual ambassador' to Venezuela hosts insurrectionist summit ahead of Biden's Guaidó recognition. thegrayzone.com A closed-door Bogotá summit of fugitive Venezuelan insurrectionists highlighted James Story's role as Washington's manager of the radical right-wing opposition. So who is the US "virtual ambassador" to Venezuela? US "virtual ambassador" to Venezuela James "Jimmy" Story promised to answer a series of questions sent to him by The Grayzone this February 24. But after a Whatsapp exchange with this reporter during which Story offered to explain why he regularly alternated between Gargamel and the Smurfs as his avatar on the …

MEE correspondent (2021-03-04). Iranian press review: Conservative media says pro-Iran fighters were behind Israeli boat attack. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Conservative media says pro-Iran fighters were behind Israeli boat attack | Meanwhile, Iranian analyst suggests Biden unlikely to reach out to Iran before elections, and school dropout rates increase sharply in Iran's poor regions | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 14: 37 | A view of the Israeli-owned Bahamian-flagged MV Helios Ray cargo ship docked in Dubai's Mina Rashid (Port R…

Carlos Flanagan (2021-03-04). Biden o "el mismo perro con diferente collar" globalizacion.ca El pasado 20 de enero, Joe Biden asumió como el 46 ∫ Presidente de Estados Unidos. Como era de esperarse, su discurso de toma de posesión tuvo un hilo conductor: dar un claro mensaje de cambio en el estilo con respecto…

RT (2021-03-04). WATCH: White House abruptly cuts live feed after Biden says 'happy to take questions' at virtual event. rt.com US President Joe Biden said he would be "happy" to field live questions at the tail-end of a virtual event, but was swiftly cut off when the White House inexplicably dropped the video feed, leaving some viewers bewildered. | "I'd be happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do, Nance. Whatever you want me to do," Biden said to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic "Virtual Issues Conference" wrapped up on Wednesday night. But after a brief pause, the feed was brusquely taken offline. | The White House abruptly cuts the live video feed of a virtual event after President Biden said he was "ha…

Michael Jansen (2021-03-04). Biden Does Not Say Where and How 'America Is Back'. globalresearch.ca US President Joe Biden insists, "America is back." He says the …

WSWS Repost (2021-03-04). US ruling class moves to remove remaining restrictions as pandemic continues to spread. indybay.org While the federal CDC has criticized Texas for ending all COVID-19 restrictions, the Biden administration policy of reopening all schools will have the same effect of spreading the pandemic.

Timothy Noah (2021-03-04). Biden's Support for Unionizing Amazon Is a BFD. zcomm.org "This is new, nothing like it before. Politicians always give great speeches at union conventions and avoid union organizing campaigns because of possibility of failure. But Biden broke this norm."

RT (2021-03-04). Election reform law passes House and heads to Senate, likely to be killed by filibuster. rt.com A sweeping reform of election rules has been re-approved by the House along party lines, with supporters celebrating it. But like its predecessor, the piece of legislation vehemently opposed by the GOP faces a Senate dead end. | The so-called 'For the People Act', also known as 'H.R. 1' after the designation of its House version, was approved in a 220-210 vote on Wednesday. Not a single Republican joined the Democrats in backing the bill, which the two parties see in a diametrically opposing light. | Supporters call the proposed reform the most significant improvement of the US democratic system since the Voti…

RT (2021-03-04). House CANCELS March 4 session after Capitol Police cites 'possible plot' by militia. rt.com The US House of Representatives won't be in session on Thursday, after Capitol Police, the FBI, and Homeland Security said extremists were discussing possible threats to Congress. The Senate is not changing its schedule, however. | House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) moved to Wednesday evening the vote on a police reform bill that was scheduled for Thursday. Multiple media outlets reported that the March 4 session of the lower chamber was canceled altogether. | Earlier in the day, US Capitol Police announced it would bolster its security profile due to "intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach t…

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). Imran Khan to seek vote of confidence in Pakistani parliament. laprensalatina.com Islamabad, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that he will seek a vote of confidence in the national assembly, the lower house of the parliament, on Saturday after his party lost an important seat in the upper house. "Day after tomorrow I will seek the vote of confidence. It's the …

Brett Wilkins (2021-03-04). 'Reprehensible Power Grab'. zcomm.org "Georgia Republicans didn't like the results of the 2020 election so they decided they would try to dictate who they will let vote and who they won't let vote."

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). Beijing looks to bolster grip over Hong Kong with election law reform. laprensalatina.com Hong Kong/Beijing, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- China is studying a new law that would overhaul Hong Kong's electoral system and boost the influence of pro-Beijing politicians in the special status territory. Authorities are expected to unveil the proposal during the National People's Congress, which begins in Beijing on Friday. Earlier this week, a Hong Kong deputy …

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). China releases new images of Mars captured by Tianwen-1 probe. laprensalatina.com Beijing, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- The China National Space Administration (CNSA) released Thursday new images of Mars captured by its Tianwen-1 probe, which entered the orbit of the red planet last month and plans to land a rover in May. The three photographs include two panchromatic views captured by the probe's high-resolution camera and taken from …

teleSUR (2021-03-04). UN Calls for Peaceful Subnational Elections in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net In order to consolidate the democratic process in Bolivia, the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday called for a peaceful and safe subnational electoral process, which is set to take place on March 7 | RELATED: | The multilateral institution highlighted that "important lessons" and "concrete progress" were observed in the 2020 presidential elections. Nevertheless, it pointed out that the subnational elections will be…

yenisafak (2021-03-04). Probe continues on deaths of 7 students in Bolivia. yenisafak.com Bolivia's police continue its investigation into Tuesday's horrific accident in Public University of El Alto (UPEA) that left seven people dead.The video of the accident, which went viral on social media, showed hundreds of students reportedly with Business Administration majors crammed into a narrow corridor to celebrate an assembly. Then, several of them fell when the metal railing collapsed. A total of 11 students fell from the fourth floor, 16.7 meters, and three out of seven students died at the scene. Three of the four injured students remain in intensive care.The deceased are four men and three women betwe…

Oscar Laborde (2021-03-04). Lo que se juega en las elecciones de Bolivia. globalizacion.ca Este domingo 7 de marzo habrá elecciones en Bolivia. Serán las primeras luego del importante triunfo que obtuvo la formula Arce-Choquehuanca con el 55 por ciento de los votos, y que devolvieron la institucionalidad al país, luego del golpe de…

Mustafa Abu Sneineh (2021-03-04). Saudi Arabia 'fears defeat of Netanyahu' in upcoming Israeli election. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia 'fears defeat of Netanyahu' in upcoming Israeli election | The kingdom sees prime minister as a 'spearhead' against Iran, Saudi sources tell an Israeli TV channel | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 14: 00 | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP/file photo)
| Saudi Arabia is concerned about a possible election defeat for Israeli…

Steve Phillips (2021-03-04). Democrats Can Win in Ohio. Will They Choose the Right Strategy? thenation.com Democrats Can Win in Ohio. Will They Choose the Right Strategy?

Ragip Soylu (2021-03-04). Libya's Dbeibah made secret visit to Turkey. middleeasteye.net Libya's Dbeibah made secret visit to Turkey | Interim prime minister designate met Erdogan in Ankara days after his election in bid to maintain ties with the Turkish leadership | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 14: 00 | Libyan Prime Minister Dbeibah met Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on 11 February, 2020. This picture has been circulating on social media since 18 February (Twitter) | Libya's prime minister designate…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-04). Palestinian election: Israel 'intimidating Hamas supporters' to stop them running. middleeasteye.net Palestinian election: Israel 'intimidating Hamas supporters' to stop them running | Soldiers reportedly deliver Shin Bet message to Palestinian doorsteps, while others asked to report at stations for interrogation | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 16: 16 | An Israeli soldier gestures in front of a Palestinian man following a protest (AFP/file photo) | Israel's internal intelligence agency Shin Bet is in…

Pip Hinman (2021-03-04). Community ticket to contest local government election in Parramatta. greenleft.org.au A new ticket, Community Need Not Corporate Greed, will field a team in the Parramatta local government election, writes Kerry Smith.

Bruce Neuburger (2021-03-04). U.S. Agricultural System's Deadly Apartheid. counterpunch.org The NY Times of March 1, 2021 cited some chilling facts about agricultural workers and Covid 19: "In some areas, up to 40 percent of the workers tested for the virus had positive results. The Rev. Francisco Gómez at Our Lady of Soledad church in Coachella said his parish had been averaging 10 burials a

Muhammed Shabeer (2021-03-04). The pandemic and the rise of the right in Germany. peoplesdispatch.org Luca Schaefer from the International Board of the Socialist German Workers' Youth (SDAJ) speaks about the impact of COVID-19 in Germany and the state of the left…

Jorge Eduardo Navarrete (2021-03-04). Pandemia: Acceso a las vacunas. globalizacion.ca Hasta ahora, Covax —el esfuerzo de Naciones Unidas para asegurar un acceso global, razonablemente equitativo, a las vacunas para Covid-19— pertenecía más al mundo de las aspiraciones que al de las realidades. Con el inicio de marzo, el decimotercer mes…

Mandy Smithberger (2021-03-04). The Pentagon, First, Last, and Always. counterpunch.org 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 now reached 93 million. Given the level of

David McLoone (2021-03-04). Kids Now 10 Times More Likely to Die from Suicide than COVID, Tucker Reveals in Devastating Monologue. globalresearch.ca On

WSWS (2021-03-04). New York City educators call for action to stop in-person schooling and save lives. wsws.org Under conditions in which the New York B.1.526 variant of COVID-19 is spreading throughout the city, the drive to reopen all schools will only lead to further infections and deaths.

Prison Radio (2021-03-04). Mumia Abu Jamal Has Congestive Heart Failure and Is COVID-19 Positive. globalresearch.ca On Saturday Mumia Abu-Jamal was hospitalized. When he put in a …

Staff (2021-03-04). Mumia Abu-Jamal Tests Positive for COVID, Prompting Urgent Call to Release Elder Political Prisoners. democracynow.org Renowned political prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal's lawyers confirmed Wednesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and also has congestive heart disease. Abu-Jamal also suffers from the preexisting conditions of liver disease, which advocates say is directly related to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections' failure to treat his hepatitis C in a timely fashion. Mumia's doctor, Dr. Ricardo Alvarez, says the only appropriate treatment is freedom. Marc Lamont Hill, who co-authored a book with Abu-Jamal titled "The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America," says this is an opportun…

yenisafak (2021-03-04). WHO hails women's role in fighting pandemic. yenisafak.com Speaking at a virtual news conference on the impact of COVID-19 on women in Africa ahead of International Women's Day celebrated on March 8 every year, Matshidiso Moeti said: "They [women] make up 70% of the global health workforce, and many women are on the frontlines, especially as nurses and community health workers."This year, the theme for International Women's Day, Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world, celebrates the efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the pandemic, highlighting the gaps that remain, according to UN Women…

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). Nepal economy goes negative first time in 4 decades. laprensalatina.com Kathmandu, Mar 4 (EFE).- Nepal's economy has registered negative growth for the first time in nearly 40 years mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a government survey released on Thursday. The pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have severely impacted Nepal's service industry, especially tourism, while small and medium enterprises suffered a deadly blow, …

Peter Koenig (2021-03-04). Our Children Are Crying. "The Covid Stranglehold" globalresearch.ca "Children are the world's most valuable resource, and its best hope …

RT (2021-03-04). From hero to zero: Mainstream media throw disgraced Governor Cuomo under the bus after months of fawning Covid-19 coverage. rt.com American liberals who unquestioningly embraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as their political savior have found themselves holding a potential credibility grenade as the governor's scandal-ridden reputation craters. | First skewered for his office's decision to cover up the massive spike in Covid-19 deaths, which followed his order to house Covid-positive patients with the virus-free, Cuomo was subsequently dragged for sexual harassment allegations coming from three former aides. He's now facing multiple investigations — and legions of his swooning supporters are quietly backing away from — even m…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-04). Lifting Covid restrictions in the US will diminish impact of lockdowns on cases. imperial.ac.uk Lifting measures to control COVID-19 in the US will likely reduce the impact of previous lockdowns on the number of infections in the long term.

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). Pakistan suspends cricket tournament after players test Covid-19 positive. laprensalatina.com Islamabad, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- Pakistan on Thursday suspended a high-profile cricket tournament that began less than two weeks ago after seven players tested Covid-19 positive, the country's cricket board said. "The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to postpone the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021 with immediate effect," the board said in a statement but did …

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). The Czech circus troupe offering non-stop performances to protest Covid rules. laprensalatina.com Prague, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- A Czech circus group is taking a stand against the country's Covid-19 restrictions by staging an uninterrupted, 24-hour program of solo performances. Cirk La Putyka, an avant-garde theater troupe, opened The Isolated Artist at the beginning of the month. It is due to run for three weeks. Due to Covid restrictions …

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). Brazilian variant of Covid-19 found in Venezuela. laprensalatina.com Caracas, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The Venezuelan authorities have detected the Brazilian variant of Covid-19 in the country and are evaluating the spread of infection, President Nicolás Maduro reported on Wednesday. "We have detected in Venezuela the presence of the Brazilian variant of Covid-19 (…) it is a variant that is more contagious," Maduro said on …

R.R. (2021-03-04). New England Journal of Medicine: Decarceration Necessary to Stop Spread of Covid. indybay.org Summarized below is an article in the New England Journal of Medicine published on March 3, 2021 "Vaccination plus Decarceration — Stopping Covid-19 in Jails and Prisons." Link here to full article, may require a subscription.

news.un (2021-03-04). Mental health alert for 332 million children linked to COVID-19 lockdown policies: UNICEF. news.un.org The UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, says the mental health of millions of children worldwide has been put at risk, with at least one in seven forced to remain at home under nationwide public health orders — or recommendations — during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-03-04). Territorial Dispute Growing Between Guyana and Venezuela. globalresearch.ca An old territorial dispute in South America is reaching its most …

Online News Editor (2021-03-04). Myanmar protests to resume following deadliest day since coup. laprensalatina.com Update 1: Adds international reactions Yangon, Myanmar, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- Myanmar was preparing Thursday for a new day of anti-coup protests countrywide, a day after security forces killed at least 38 people, the highest death toll to date. Protesters outraged by Wednesday's massacre started gathering in the morning in Yangon, the country's largest city and …

Victor Grossman (2021-03-04). Germany's Linke (the Left Party) comes out of its convention united. peoplesworld.org BERLIN — Things worked out quite differently than many in the media here said they would at the congress of the LINKE, the country's left-wing party. The pandemic had forced postponements from June 2020 to October 2020 and from last October to last weekend, with most of the 580 delegates at home in front of …

Victor Grossman (2021-03-04). Berlin Bulletin: Surprise on the Left! counterpunch.org Surprise, surprise! Things worked out quite differently than expected at the congress of the LINKE, the left-wing party. The surprise was not that it took place at all, after the pandemic forced postponements from June to October and from October to last weekend, with most of the 580 delegates at home in front of a

Rosemary Frei (2021-03-04). The Seven-Step Path from Pandemic to Totalitarianism. globalresearch.ca First published on GR in April 2020. | Incisive article which revealed …

yenisafak (2021-03-04). 'Stop murdering, jailing protesters,' UN tells Myanmar. yenisafak.com Myanmar's security forces must "halt their vicious crackdown on peaceful protestors," the UN human rights chief said on Thursday."Myanmar's military must stop murdering and jailing protestors," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement."It is utterly abhorrent that security forces are firing live ammunition against peaceful protesters across the country," she added.Bachelet said she was also appalled at the documented attacks against emergency medical staff and ambulances attempting to provide care to those injured during protests since the junta seized power on Feb. 1."The UN Hu…

yenisafak (2021-03-04). Irregular migrants say Bulgaria pushed them to Turkey. yenisafak.com Fifteen irregular migrants claimed Thursday that they were sent back to Turkey after being battered by Bulgarian border units, according to a security source.Gendarmerie teams in the northwestern Kirklareli province learned that there were irregular migrants in two villages of the Kofcaz district near the Bulgaria border, said a source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Teams reached the areas where they held irregular Afghan and Pakistani migrants, it added.In their statements, the migrants said they were caught and battered by Bulgarian police and left to the Turkish side aft…

news.un (2021-03-04). 20 die after human traffickers force migrants into sea en route to Yemen. news.un.org At least 20 people have drowned after smugglers threw dozens of migrants overboard as they sailed from Djibouti to Yemen, UN migration agency IOM said on Thursday.

Alan Macleod (2021-03-04). Aurora Police Killed Without Consequence, Now Their Protestors Face 48 Years for "Kidnapping" Cops. mintpressnews.com The cops and the district attorneys want people to see what we are going through — the conditions of our arrests, our experiences in jail, and our legal battle — and to think that this is what you risk when you stand up against them. – Lillian House, Aurora Activist and Defendant…

Socialist Alternative + DSA East Bay (2021-03-04). Saturday 3/6: Bay Area Kshama Solidarity Rally and Fundraiser. indybay.org Zoom…

Peter Koenig (2021-03-04). Bill Gates and the Depopulation Agenda. Robert F. Kennedy Junior Calls for an Investigation. globalresearch.ca Robert F Kennedy Jr, an avid Defender of Children's Rights and anti-vaccination activist, has launched a petition sent to the White House, calling for "Investigations into the 'Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation' for Medical Malpractice & Crimes Against Humanity"

teleSUR Desk (2021-03-04). Ecuador's leftist candidate ratified as first round winner. mronline.org Authorities officially confirmed that Andres Arauz and the banker Guillermo Lasso will compete for the presidency in the second round to be held on April 11.

teleSUR Desk (2021-03-04). Parliament rejects Moreno's privatization of Central Bank. mronline.org Parliament's Legislative Administration Council (CAL) reported that the project had 14 unconstitutional aspects. The bill presented 84 reforms to the Organic Monetary and Financial Code that would allow a $400 million loan from the International Monetary Fund.

David Rosen (2021-03-04). Electricity vs. Broadband: Does History Repeat Itself? counterpunch.org Americans take household electric for granted, but this was not always the case. Millions of U.S. households have access to electricity to power water heating, lighting, refrigeration, TV, telephone and other products. And yet, according to one estimate, about 15,000 families — 60,000 people — are not connected to the electric grid; many are located on Native American reservations. (In addition, about 18,000 families don't have running water in their house.) |

IndustriALL (2021-03-04). Myanmar military coup leaders target trade unions for destruction. peoplesworld.org For weeks, hundreds of thousands of people have been participating in peaceful mass demonstrations across Myanmar in the wake of a coup led by the Army. As the peaceful civil disobedience movement continues to protest against the military takeover, authorities are resorting to violence and cracking down civilians—including trade unions and their leaders. Police have issued …

Liberation Staff (2021-03-04). Texas winter storm crisis the fault of state leaders, big oil, protesters say. liberationnews.org Natural gas and fossil fuel executives, as well as officials in ERCOT and PUCT, should face criminal charges for their role in the deaths, injuries, and damages suffered during this crisis.

Rosalind English (2021-03-04). Doctors acted unlawfully in deciding on eligibility for drug — Court of Appeal. ukhumanrightsblog.com Basma (suing by her mother and litigation friend Sara Basma) v Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Anr [2021] EWCA Civ 278 Sophie Basma ("Sophie") is 10. She suffers from Type 3 Spinal Muscular Atrophy ("SMA"). SMA is a rare, genetic, neuromuscular disease which progressively leads to sufferers being unable to walk or sit …

Don Fitz (2021-03-04). From the Murder of Berta Cáceres to Dam Disaster in Uttarakhand. mronline.org March 2, 2021 was the five year anniversary of the murder of Berta Cáceres, who opposed the Agua Zarca dam in Honduras. That date was less than one month after the deaths of dozens of people from Tehri Dam disaster in Uttarakhand, India. The two stories together tell us far more about consequences of the …

Beau Peters (2021-03-04). Creating a Safe Space at Work for Discussing Social Justice Topics. dissidentvoice.org Image Source: Pexels There's a lot going on in the world at the moment, which means there's a lot we need to talk about. It seems as though every day there is another incident that raises issues related to the socio-economic imbalances in our society, systemic racism, or the political decisions that shape our lives. …

Eds. (2021-03-04). Cornel West: Palestine is a "taboo issue among certain circles in high places" mronline.org Activist and scholar says he is being denied tenure at Harvard University because of his views on Israeli occupation.

Wayne Nealis (2021-03-04). Trial of Chauvin, George Floyd's murderer, pivotal to reforming racist policing. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS—The consensus among activists speaking at a recent press conference in Minneapolis is that it will take massive street protests to convict Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Frank Chapman, a spokesperson for the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, which was founded in 1973, pointed to the national significance of the …

Brian Tokar (2021-03-04). 25 Years of GMOs, and Some New Insights from Argentina. counterpunch.org n the winter of 1996, Monsanto and a few other companies first began to sell genetically engineered seeds to commercial growers, and also mounted a massive public relations effort to convince people of their supposed benefits. They hyped their new GMOs as the answer to world hunger, a way to help troubled farmers stay on the land, and as a technology that would bring higher quality, more nutritious food to all. Skeptics in many countries responded swiftly: Greenpeace blockaded shipments and planted symbols in farmers' fields, while decentralized networks of activists organized Global Days of Action. Saboteurs in…

Liberation Staff-Seattle (2021-03-04). In Renton, WA, unions, community come out to support 'Bamazon' union drive. liberationnews.org Despite the scattered showers and mid-30 ∞s weather close to 300 people showed up to voice their support.

Jay August (2021-03-04). NYS politicians push bill to 'kill' rent cancellation movement, organizers fight back. liberationnews.org On Feb. 28, tenant organizers in New York City demonstrated outside the home of New York State Senator Brian Kavanaugh in Manhattan to protest his sponsorship of a bill which bails out landlords, not tenants.

George Wuerthner (2021-03-04). Fire Suppression Hyperbole. counterpunch.org In almost all media reports about the recent fire seasons, one of the chief explanations given for the larger blazes is "fire suppression" and "fuel build-up." We hear that 100 years of fire suppression has contributed to the "unnatural" accumulation of fuels and is one of the primary reasons for large fires. The solution, we

MEE, agencies (2021-03-04). Yemen: Car bomb kills southern separatist fighters in Aden. middleeasteye.net Yemen: Car bomb kills southern separatist fighters in Aden | Southern Transitional Council forces said Brigadier General Mohsen al-Wali had survived an attack on a convoy | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 12: 37 | Video footage shared by STC activists on social media showed a white four-wheel-drive vehicle with extensive damage (Twitter) | A car bomb killed and injured a number of fighters travelling in…

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-03-04). Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah sparks controversy, and it hasn't even aired yet. thecanary.co Meghan Markle and Harry duke of Sussex's What's race got to do with it?: | The Times published a story accusing Markle of "

Suadad al-Salhy (2021-03-04). Iraq's Nasiriyah calmed by Kadhimi for pope's visit – but violence likely to return. middleeasteye.net Iraq's Nasiriyah calmed by Kadhimi for pope's visit – but violence likely to return | With Francis set to lead an interfaith service 17km away at the ancient city of Ur, protests in Dhi Qar's capital threatened to derail visit | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 12: 44 | Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in front of the Dhi Qar Municipal council in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah on 27 Febr…

MEE, agencies (2021-03-04). Yemen's Houthis claim missile strike on Saudi Aramco plant in Jeddah. middleeasteye.net Yemen's Houthis claim missile strike on Saudi Aramco plant in Jeddah | Houthi military spokesman said attack took place at dawn using a winged Quds-2 missile and had struck its target | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 08: 26 | The Houthis, who control northern Yemen, have struck other Saudi energy assets in the past (Reuters) | Yemen's Houthi forces fired a cross-border missile at a Saudi Aramco facilit…

Rayhan Uddin (2021-03-04). Saudi youth take to social media to complain about unemployment. middleeasteye.net Saudi youth take to social media to complain about unemployment | Young Twitter users break the silence on lack of opportunities, as under 30s and university grads make up majority of kingdom's jobless | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 14: 50 | Saudi students take exams at a workshop in the Higher Institute for Plastics Fabrication in Riyadh (AFP/File photo) | Saudi youths, including many university graduates, have…

MEE staff (2021-03-04). Houthis call on Yemenis to donate funds for ballistic missile programme. middleeasteye.net Houthis call on Yemenis to donate funds for ballistic missile programme | Embassy of Yemen's internationally recognised government in Washington slams crowdfunding campaign as 'brazen' political move | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 16: 20 | A fighter loyal to Yemen's Houthi rebels guards a stack of bills in Sanaa on 24 September 2020 during ceremony to collect cash, food and other donations for fighters (AFP/File photo)…

Areeb Ullah (2021-03-04). Smugglers threw scores of people into the sea en route to Yemen, UN says. middleeasteye.net Smugglers threw scores of people into the sea en route to Yemen, UN says | International Organisation of Migration says five bodies have been retrieved from Djibouti's Red Sea coast so far | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 11: 45 | Thousands risk their lives crossing the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea to reach Yemen to cross into Saudi Arabia for work. Wrecked ship on a beach in Obock in 2015 (AFP) | Smugglers threw sco…

Paul Cochrane (2021-03-04). Red Sea cables: How UK and US spy agencies listen to the Middle East. middleeasteye.net Red Sea cables: How UK and US spy agencies listen to the Middle East | An expanding network of undersea fibre optic cables from the Mediterranean to the Gulf has made surveillance of regional communications easier than ever | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 23: 23 | A view of the Strait of Tiran from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh in 2014. The Red Sea is an important route for undersea cables (AFP) | The growth of Midd…

CP Editor (2021-03-04). Suzanne Vallie — Ocean Cliff Drive. counterpunch.org

RT (2021-03-04). US Capitol Police call for National Guard to be deployed for another TWO MONTHS, citing threats – media. rt.com A 60-day extension to the National Guard's deployment to the US Capitol is being reviewed by the Pentagon, the Associated Press has reported. Over 5,000 troops have been stationed there since January's Capitol riot. | Capitol Police made the request for the 60-day extension to the National Guard's deployment to Washington DC within the last 36 hours, Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Michigan) told the Associated Press on Thursday. The Guard is reportedly seeking volunteers to fill…

RT (2021-03-04). US Capitol Police call for National Guard to be deployed for another TWO MONTHS, citing threats — media. rt.com A 60-day extension to the National Guard's deployment to the US Capitol is being reviewed by the Pentagon, the Associated Press has reported. Over 5,000 troops have been stationed there since January's Capitol riot. | Capitol Police made the request for the 60-day extension to the National Guard's deployment to Washington, DC within the last 36 hours, Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Michigan) told the Associated Press on Thursday. The Guard is reportedly seeking volunteers to fill…

RT (2021-03-04). Mississippi school asks students to 'pretend to be slaves' for class assignment, gets roasted for 'whitewashing' slavery. rt.com A middle school in Purvis, Mississippi is under fire after students were asked to pen a letter from the perspective of a plantation slave, with the assignment condemned as "hurtful" and "tone deaf" by local activists. | As part of a class project, eighth graders at Purvis Middle School were told to "pretend like you are a slave working on a Mississippi plantation" and to imagine their day-to-day lives, their journey to the United States and the type of labor they were forced to perform, among other things. But a photo of the assignment making the rounds on Twitter on Wednesday has stoked outrage among some res…

RT (2021-03-04). Texas power grid operator axes its CEO after deadly blackout caused by winter storm. rt.com The entity delivering power to most of Texas has decided to fire its CEO, as it faces criticism for failing to prepare the power grid for last month's winter storm and leaving millions without heat for days. | The board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has given a 60-day notice to President and CEO Bill Magness, the non-profit company said in a statement after a meeting on Wednesday night. During the transition period, he will "work with state leaders and regulators on potential reforms," while the board looks for his replacement. | Magness has served as the head of ERCOT since 2016. In 201…

RT (2021-03-04). Black teen calls 911 on SELF, claims racial profiling, feared he could be in a 'similar situation as George Floyd'. rt.com Seattle police responded to a call claiming a young black man was brandishing a handgun, only to later find out the man in question called 911 himself and later claimed he was racially profiled. | The 911 operator receiving the call believed they were talking to an individual named Stacey Williams who was describing a young black man wearing a hoodie and red bandana, often linked to the Bloods gang, holding a handgun at a bus stop in the metropolitan area of Arlington. | "Well, I'm at the bus stop, and there's a colored young man and I can see a pistol right there," the caller said. "…I saw him fidgeting wit…

RT (2021-03-04). eBay to remove Dr. Seuss books over 'hate and discrimination' — but you can still buy Mein Kampf there. rt.com Six of Dr. Seuss' books recently deemed offensive and pulled from publication will now not even be able to be bought second-hand through online retailer eBay, which is scrubbing listings. | "At eBay, we have a strict policy against hate and discrimination to ensure our platform remains a safe, trusted and inclusive environment for our global community of buyers and sellers," eBay Corporate Communications Specialist Parmita Choudhury told the Washington Examiner on Thursday. The statement came after numerous Twitter users noted that their listings for the six Dr. Seuss books recently pulled from publication wer…

RT (2021-03-04). 'We don't censor books': New York Public Library says it will keep canceled Dr. Seuss titles on shelves. rt.com Public libraries across the US are pushing back against the cancelation of Dr. Seuss books, with the New York Public Library being the latest to say it will not censor the suddenly-controversial titles. | "As with all public libraries the New York Public Library does not censor books," spokeswoman Angela Montefinise said of the Seuss books in question, the New York Post reported on Wednesday. | Six titles — including 'If I Ran the Zoo,' 'And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street' and 'Scrambled Eggs Super!' — have been blasted as politically incorrect for supposed racial and ethnic stereotypes, a…

RT (2021-03-04). Alec Baldwin flees Twitter again, hounded by angry Gillian Anderson fans over his sly dig at her 'switching accents'. rt.com Alec Baldwin's attempt to defend his wife from accusations of faking Spanishness by invoking Gillian Anderson's flawless switching between accents backfired badly and forced him to quit Twitter for a second time this year. | In a lengthy 10-minute video posted to Instagram, the 62-year old actor explained that he was off Twitter again, since "you cannot do any irony in the US anymore because the US is such an uptight stressed-out place" and Twitter in particular was full of "a**holes." Baldwin went on to profess his love for his wife and children and say how good and fulfilling his life was now that he works l…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-04). Breaching Digital Rights: India's Platform and Media Ethics Code. zcomm.org While the conduct of digital platforms is monstrous in terms of their operating rationale, not least their tendency to monetize privacy and commodify predictive behaviour, government scapegoating is a shallow distraction…

Stephen Lendman (2021-03-04). "Russiaphobia" Gets Tough: US and EU Coordinate Sanctions against Russia. globalresearch.ca Russophobic US-led Western actions continue sinking to new depths. | In short …

Stephen Lendman (2021-03-04). Orwell in Disguise: US Congress Passes the So-Called "For the People Act" globalresearch.ca Congressional legislation most always serves special interests, not all Americans equitably….

Sogorea Te' Land Trust & Movement Rights (2021-03-04). Thursday 3/18: Rights of Nature & LandBack: Indigenous-led movements for the Protection of Mother Earth. indybay.org Online event…

Mike Whitney (2021-03-04). Putin Blasts World Economic Forum "Honchos" at Davos "Gabfest" globalresearch.ca Why is Vladimir Putin standing up to the richest and most …

Fight Back (2021-03-04). Samidoun leader slams Israeli 'terrorist designation' of Palestinian prisoner solidary group. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Responding to Israeli Minister of Defense Gantz's February 28 terrorist designation of the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Charlotte Kates, International Coordinator of Samidoun, stated, "Israel – the Zionist state, is attempting to criminalize and label as terrorist any and all advocacy for the Palestinian political prisoners and the Palestinian people." | The Israeli government claims the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is connected to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Marxist group that is helping to spearhead opposition to the occupation…

news.un (2021-03-04). ICC Prosecutor opens probe into alleged crimes in occupied Palestine. news.un.org The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Wednesday that her Office has started an investigation into crimes allegedly committed in Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Ana de Ita (2021-03-04). México — El campo y el bosque en Sembrando Vida. globalizacion.ca La imagen de la que parte el programa Sembrando Vida es un campo derrotado y abandonado, sin organización comunitaria, ni tenencia colectiva de la tierra, donde los campesinos individuales no cuentan con los recursos ni con los conocimientos necesarios para…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-04). Bangladeshi cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore gets bail after 10 months in detention. peoplesdispatch.org The decision came days after the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed who was also detained under the Digital Security Act. Protests have broken out across Bangladesh demanding the withdrawal of the law…

(2021-03-04). Cold Truth: The Texas Freeze is a Catastrophe of the Free Market — James K. Galbraith. theanalysis.news Texas's electricity market "reforms" made the current crisis inevitable…

Pepe Escobar (2021-03-04). The Bamiyan Buddhas: An Afghan Tale. globalresearch.ca In the beginning, they were the Bamiyan Buddhas: the Western Buddha …

WSWS (2021-03-04). Postal worker in Chicago dies in apparent suicide in mail truck. wsws.org A postal worker was found dead in Chicago Monday night, having hung herself in the back of her mail truck, according to a report from a police scanner and comments by union officials.

Leonid Savin (2021-03-04). El inusual curso político de México. globalizacion.ca Del 22 al 24 de febrero se celebró en América Latina un evento que tuvo un gran significado simbólico para todo el hemisferio occidental y que puede ser el catalizador que acelere la llegada de un nuevo orden mundial multipolar….

Dean Baker (2021-03-04). Steven Pearlstein's Parting Shot at Progressives. cepr.net Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein had his final column today, and it is quite explicitly an attack on current progressive economic priorities. I will make three points, but first let me say that I have appreciated Pearlstein's columns over the years. I have often criticized them, but I have also learned from them. And, I …

Kitty Block (2021-03-04). Trophy Hunters Kill 216 Wolves in Wisconsin Bloodbath. globalresearch.ca A no-holds-barred carnage of wolves in Wisconsin last week, which ended …

Carey Gillam (2021-03-04). Bayer's Plan for Settling Future Roundup Cancer Claims Faces Broad Opposition. globalresearch.ca Dozens of U.S. law firms have formed a coalition to fight …

Nino Pagliccia (2021-03-04). Hugo Chávez's Legacy: Unity and Anti-imperialism. globalresearch.ca This March many remember Hugo Chávez. He passed away eight …

mgrochowski (2021-03-04). DSA PRO Act Campaign Training. dsausa.org DSA's highest national priority for the first 100 days of the new presidential administration is to pass the PRO Act (Protect the Right to Organize), which would strengthen unions, the power of the working class to organize on the job, and our collective capacity to win a just transition to a green economy for all. Organized…

_____ (2021-03-04). Defending Standing Rock, Combating State Repression. popularresistance.org On February 3, Standing Rock protester Steve Martinez appeared before a grand jury in North Dakota. The US Attorney's Office had subpoenaed Steve in an ongoing investigation into a 2016 incident in which another protester, Sophia Wilansky, was gravely injured. After refusing to testify, the Magistrate Judge overseeing the grand jury held Steve in contempt of court and ordered him imprisoned. After nearly three weeks in jail, Steve was released, but the government's attack on him continues. | In order to learn more about his case and the broader climate of repression against activists and protestors, I spoke with…

Countercurrents (2021-03-04). Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Rose 150% in Major U.S. Cities, Finds Study. globalresearch.ca Hate crimes targeting Asian-Americans rose 150% in U.S.'s largest cities last …

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-03-04). øQué pasó en El Salvador? globalizacion.ca La apabullante victoria alcanzada por el presidente de El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, en las elecciones del domingo pasado implica que tendrá la mayoría absoluta en la Asamblea Legislativa y la mayoría de las alcaldías del país. | Aunque ingresó en política…

Sylvia Hernández (2021-03-04). Postcard From the Ancestors. thenation.com Postcard From the Ancestors…

Fight Back (2021-03-04). Tallahassee SDS protests against contract between FSU and Aramark. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On February 26, a group of about 20 students and community members assembled at Wescott Fountain at Florida State University to demand the immediate termination of the contract between FSU and food service provider Aramark on the grounds of their use of prison labor and other worker abuses. SDS also demands the termination of House Bill 1, often dubbed the Anti-Protest Bill, sponsored by Governor Ron DeSantis, and for community control of FSUPD under the supervision of a Civilian Police Accountability Council. | SDS was joined by several coalition partners, including the Tallahassee Community Ac…

Emir Sader (2021-03-04). Para los militares brasileños, la democracia no existe. globalizacion.ca El libro de entrevistas del general Villas-Boas, excomandante en jefe de las FFAA, recién publicado, sirve, al menos, para averiguar qué hay en la mente de los militares que han protagonizado la vida política brasileña en los últimos años. La…

Isaac Nellist (2021-03-04). Food workers take action for a wage rise, protect meal breaks. greenleft.org.au Workers at McCormick Foods Australia have walked out after their demands for improved working conditions and a pay rise were ignored. Sue Bolton reports.

Pip Hinman (2021-03-04). Antiquated NSW consent laws need reform. greenleft.org.au NSW needs to adopt a communicative model of consent, replacing a law which is convoluted and open to interpretation, writes Chloe de Silva.

Chloe de Silva (2021-03-04). Unions: Aged care system needs radical overhaul. greenleft.org.au The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has reiterated its call for adequate staffing levels in nursing homes as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report was handed down. Jim McIlroy reports.

Chloe de Silva (2021-03-04). Knitting Nannas and Friends call for protection of Murray Darling Basin. greenleft.org.au Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends are fighting to protect Murray Darling Basin River systems, reports Kerry Smith.

Pip Hinman (2021-03-04). Christian Porter should not have abolished the Family Court. greenleft.org.au Queensland Women's Legal Service's Angela Lynch talks to Green Left about the impact on victims and survivors of domestic violence of the merger of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court.

Fernando De la Cuadra (2021-03-04). Brasil — øQuién puede detener al genocida? globalizacion.ca El mayor enemigo del pueblo brasileño tiene nombre y apellido, es su presidente y se llama Jair Bolsonaro. Su personalidad psicopática está causando la muerte de miles de ciudadanos que se encuentran amenazadas no solo por las diversas mutaciones del…

Leslie Zepeda (2021-03-04). 2020, uno de los años más violentos para las mujeres en México. globalizacion.ca Durante los últimos meses de 2020, cada hora se registró una llamada de ayuda por parte de una mujer que estaba viviendo violencia en México. Esto significó un incremento del 39% en las atenciones y solicitudes de apoyo a la…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-03-04). Russia praises E3 for scrapping Iran draft resolution at IAEA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 04 (MNA) — The Russian diplomat in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov has hailed Germany, France and UK for their decision to scrap an anti-Iran resolution at the IAEA Board of Governors as "commendable"

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-03-04). Inauguration of Iranian ethnic culture park in Alborz prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 04 (MNA) — The "Little Iran Park" that represents the cultural diversity of various Iranian ethnic groups was inaugurated on Thursday by President Hassan Rouhani along with some other projects nationwide via video-conferencing.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-03-04). Iran says 100% of villages now have access to electricity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 04 (MNA) — An Iranian official on Thursday announced 100% village electrification, saying that 57,703 villages in the country with a population of 10 to 20 households have now access to electricity.

Liberated Lens, People's Park Committee (2021-03-04). Friday 3/5: Community Film Screening – People's Park Day of Civic Love. indybay.org People's Park in Berkeley…

Labor Video Project (2021-03-04). Stop Union Busting! Namibian Mineworkers Swakop Uranium Miners Protest Chinese Bosses. indybay.org Namibian National Mineworkers Union Swakop uranium miners protested the importation of 17 unskilled Chinese workers to replace unionized labor in the mine.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-03-04). Alina Sánchez "LêgeràÆn": Luchadora internacionalista. indybay.org Kurdistà n | Alina Sánchez/LêgeràÆn àáiya: sobre la Revolución de Rojava, "Un faro de esperanza para el mundo"

UUSF (2021-03-04). Sunday 3/21: Social Ecology: A Philosophy For The Future. indybay.org Forum UU is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. | Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/2200241232?pwd=aCt1dWI0OGxUdUx… | Meeting ID: 220 024 1232 | Passcode: 328697…

Labor Video Project (2021-03-04). SF Treasure Island Radioactive Dump Site Cover-up, Residents & Workers With Attorney Goff. indybay.org There are now plans to build 8,000 high priced condos on contaminated Treasure Island. Thousands of residents many of them Black and poor have been contaminated and sickened by serious radioactive contamination. Civil rights attorney Stanley Goff talks about the issue of his lawsuit representing residents who have been harmed from the contamination. He also talks about the cover-up of the serious health and safety problems.

WECAN: Women's Earth Climate Action Network (2021-03-04). Monday 3/8: International Women's Day: Womxn Act for Climate Justice. indybay.org Virtual global event…

DXE (2021-03-04). Sunday 3/14: Movie Night: Framing Britany Spears. indybay.org online…

NOW (2021-03-04). Thursday 3/11: Gender Equality as the Law of the Land: The Work to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

DXE (2021-03-04). Sunday 3/21: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop. indybay.org online…

Ron Kim (2021-03-04). Asian American Communities Organize Against Rise in Hate Crimes. zcomm.org More Policing Is Not the Answer…

Khin Zaw Win (2021-03-04). A revolution in the making is taking place in Myanmar. zcomm.org Resistance to last month's military coup is doing away with the country's long-standing divisions of ethnicity, religion, domicile and occupation…

Akela Lacy (2021-03-04). Working Families Party Weighs In on Crowded Manhattan DA Race. zcomm.org By endorsing Tahanie Aboushi, WFP sets a precedent for how other local progressive groups may endorse in the race…

2021-03-04: Social Media Postees

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Trump & Biden's Secret Bombing Wars
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2021-03-04
Biden cannot restore the world's respect for American leadership, or the American public's support for our foreign policy, by piling more lies, secrets and atrocities on top of those he has inherited…
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The New York Times Has not Heard of China's (or Russia's) Vaccines
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-03-04
I guess it is hard to get news at the world's leading newspapers, but this lengthy podcast on Bill Gates and his efforts to make vaccines available to the developing world never once mentioned the vaccines developed by China or Russia. This is more than a bit incredible because at this point, far more of …
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Biden's Foreign Policy: No Joy in Mudville
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-04
Well, at least he hasn't started any NEW wars! | For four years, that was the excuse I got from anti-war Donald Trump supporters every time he escalated one of the several wars he inherited from George W. Bush and Barack Obama. I expect to start hearing it from anti-war Joseph Biden supporters soon.
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Should Trump Be Charged With Treason? Paul Jay on Talk World Radio
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-03-04
Paul Jay joins host David Swanson to discuss the events of Jan. 6th and what the Financial Times called a coup in progress – on Jan. 4th. Why are so few talking about this now?
theanalysis.news/interviews/should-trump-be-charged-with-treason-paul-jay-on-talk-world-radio/

The Decades-Long Struggle Over Big Corporations and Poverty Wages
Phil Mattera | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-04
The Senate Parliamentarian has dealt a strong blow to the Fight for $15 movement by ruling that a federal minimum wage increase cannot be included in the stimulus bill. Senator Bernie Sanders is pushing back with an amendment to take tax deductions away from large, profitable corporations that do not pay at least $15 an…
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The Decades-Long Struggle Over Big Corporations and Poverty Wages
Phil Mattera | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-04
The Senate Parliamentarian has dealt a strong blow to the Fight for $15 movement by ruling that a federal minimum wage increase cannot be included in the stimulus bill. Senator Bernie Sanders is pushing back with an amendment to take tax deductions away from large, profitable corporations that do not pay at least $15 an…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/04/the-decades-…

Essential Workers deserve $15/ hr. — Remember when we Fêted them for Serving us in Pandemic?
OtherWords | juancole.com | 2021-03-04
By Eshawney Gaston | — ( Otherwords.org) — I'm one of America's millions of essential workers. We're working in your children's schools, at your grocery stores, and at drive-through windows. We're cleaning your homes. And we're struggling so hard to make ends meet. Congress is debating whether to raise the minimum wage to $15 an …
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PDF of March 4 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2021-03-04
Download the PDF. Support grows for Alabama Amazon union EDITORIALS: Tell Biden: Stop bombing Syria! Raise the minimum wage! ALSO: Mumia's latest health crisis Decision: No fracking Rubin Kanowitz, 1931-2021 Anti-war actions WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: Nadezhda Krupskaya: Bolshevik revolutionary Cuban 'Red Rose' TEAR DOWN THE WALLS: Angola Prison hunger strike . . . | Continue reading PDF of March 4 issue at Workers.org
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UN Development Programme urges temporary basic income for women hit hard by COVID-19 fallout
news.un.org | 2021-03-04
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called for temporary basic income for millions of the world's poorest women, to help them cope with effects of coronavirus pandemic and alleviate the economic pressures they face every day.
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Pandemic spurs record increase in poverty in LatAm
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
Santiago, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented increase in poverty in what was already the world's most unequal region, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says in a report presented here Thursday. The ranks of the poor grew last year by 22 million to 209 …
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'We're Not Going Back': New York celebrates Black History Month
Jarvis Tyner | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-04
NEW YORK–Last Sunday night after watching Trump's recycled demagogy at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), I thankfully had the uplifting experience of viewing the "We're Not Going Back" celebration of the African American people's long march to freedom. We're Not Going Back is an annual event initiated by the New York Bureau of People's …
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Florida Man Goes Fascist: An Encounter With Enrique Tarrio
Jared Olson | thenation.com | 2021-03-04
Florida Man Goes Fascist: An Encounter With Enrique Tarrio…
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Is Protecting the Murderous Crown Prince in the National Interest? — Phyllis Bennis and Larry Wilkerson
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-03-04
In whose "national interest" is an alliance a with a criminal state that sponsors terrorism, viciously suppresses domestic dissent, acts against democratic movements, and promotes war in the region? Phyllis Bennis and Larry Wilkerson join Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news with Paul Jay.
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After years of propaganda, American views of Russia and China hit historic lows
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2021-03-04
Both pro- and anti-war voices have stated that the U.S. is on the cusp of entering a second Cold War, and a new Gallup poll suggests that the groundwork for such a conflict has already been laid.
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'Reprehensible Power Grab'
Brett Wilkins | zcomm.org | 2021-03-04
"Georgia Republicans didn't like the results of the 2020 election so they decided they would try to dictate who they will let vote and who they won't let vote."
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US House approves police reform legislation
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-04
US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed an ambitious police reform legislation that would ban and introduce some new measures for the law enforcement.George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, passed with a 220-212 vote, is named after the 46-year-old Black man who was killed last year in Minneapolis under the knee of a white police officer.In addition to banning chokeholds, the legislation aims to prevent no-knock warrants, make data collection on police encounters mandatory, prohibit racial and religious profiling, and also provide funding to community-based policing programs."Never again should an unarmed i…
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Election reform law passes House and heads to Senate, likely to be killed by filibuster
rt.com | 2021-03-04
A sweeping reform of election rules has been re-approved by the House along party lines, with supporters celebrating it. But like its predecessor, the piece of legislation vehemently opposed by the GOP faces a Senate dead end. | The so-called 'For the People Act', also known as 'H.R. 1' after the designation of its House version, was approved in a 220-210 vote on Wednesday. Not a single Republican joined the Democrats in backing the bill, which the two parties see in a diametrically opposing light. | Supporters call the proposed reform the most significant improvement of the US democratic system since the Voti…
rt.com/usa/517171-election-reform-passes…

House CANCELS March 4 session after Capitol Police cites 'possible plot' by militia
rt.com | 2021-03-04
The US House of Representatives won't be in session on Thursday, after Capitol Police, the FBI, and Homeland Security said extremists were discussing possible threats to Congress. The Senate is not changing its schedule, however. | House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) moved to Wednesday evening the vote on a police reform bill that was scheduled for Thursday. Multiple media outlets reported that the March 4 session of the lower chamber was canceled altogether. | Earlier in the day, US Capitol Police announced it would bolster its security profile due to "intelligence that shows a possible plot to breach t…
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Jewish National Fund Declares It Will Fund Land Confiscation In The West Bank
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-04
Last month, for the first time in its long history, the Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) openly declared that it will fund land confiscation in the West Bank, in defiance of international law. Its board of governors voted through the allocation of NIS 38 million to purchase land to expand Jewish-only settlements. All Israeli settlements, based on stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank, constitute a war crime under international law. Yet the British arm of KKL-JNF, JNF UK, continues to be a registered charity, enjoying tax exemption to raise funds for its parent organisation. | This decision is not an aberration,…
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Imran Khan to seek vote of confidence in Pakistani parliament
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
Islamabad, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that he will seek a vote of confidence in the national assembly, the lower house of the parliament, on Saturday after his party lost an important seat in the upper house. "Day after tomorrow I will seek the vote of confidence. It's the …
laprensalatina.com/imran-khan-to-seek-vo…

Biden, Team D and the Dimming Prospects of Getting Anything Meaningful Through the Senate
Geoff Beckman | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-04
It's kinda touching that Team D imagines it will get anything through the Senate with: 1. A nominal 50-50 split, 2. Joe Manchin and Kysten Sinema enjoying the power that having a line-item veto provides, 3. Que Mala Harris's reluctance to do anything she thinks might jeopardize her chances at the presidency, 4. Crazy Uncle…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/04/biden-team-d…

Demosthenes, call home: Your quest may be over
Clay Reynolds | nationofchange.org | 2021-03-04
This is Joe Biden's moment to do what he always thought he could do, what he wanted to do from the get-go.
nationofchange.org/2021/03/03/demosthene…

Biden, Afghanistan and Forever Wars
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
The papers are full of suggestions on what US President Joe …
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US 'virtual ambassador' to Venezuela hosts insurrectionist summit ahead of Biden's Guaidó recognition
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2021-03-04
A closed-door Bogotá summit of fugitive Venezuelan insurrectionists highlighted James Story's role as Washington's manager of the radical right-wing opposition. So who is the US "virtual ambassador" to Venezuela? US "virtual ambassador" to Venezuela James "Jimmy" Story promised to answer a series of questions sent to him by The Grayzone this February 24. But after a Whatsapp exchange with this reporter during which Story offered to explain why he regularly alternated between Gargamel and the Smurfs as his avatar on the …
thegrayzone.com/2021/03/03/virtual-ambas…

Biden, Afghanistan and Forever Wars
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-04
The papers are full of suggestions on what US President Joe Biden should do about his country's seemingly perennial involvement in Afghanistan. None are particularly useful, in that they ignore the central premise that a nation state long mauled, molested and savaged should finally be left alone. Nonsense, say the media and political cognoscenti. The …
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The Dangers of A "Sino-American Hot War": Joe Biden's China Policy. Can He Stop the Shooting War Against China?
Prof. Joseph H. Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
The forty years of the Cold War have made us endure …
globalresearch.ca/joe-biden-china-policy…

US Capitol on Alert Over 'Possible Plot' for March 4 Attack
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-04
U.S. Capitol Police said on Wednesday that it has learned of a "possible plot to breach the Capitol" by a militia group driven by a conspiracy theory suggesting former President Donald Trump would return to power on March 4. | RELATED | 80 Democrats Call on Biden to Reverse "Cruel" Sanctions on Cuba | The Capitol Police said in a statement that it has obtained intelligence about the plot planned by an "identified militia group" and already made "significant security upgrades" to…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Capitol-on-Al…

Trump & Biden's Secret Bombing Wars
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
On February 25th, President Biden ordered U.S. air forces to drop …
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Biden's Support for Unionizing Amazon Is a BFD
Timothy Noah | zcomm.org | 2021-03-04
"This is new, nothing like it before. Politicians always give great speeches at union conventions and avoid union organizing campaigns because of possibility of failure. But Biden broke this norm."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/bidens-support-for…

If Biden Wants to Protect Troops, He Should Bring Them Home — Not Bomb Syria
Stephen Zunes | zcomm.org | 2021-03-04
From Lebanon to Somalia, other hostile countries filled with competing armed groups, the major purpose of maintaining a U.S. troop presence appears to have evolved into simply protecting themselves from attack…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/if-biden-wants-to-…

Biden o "el mismo perro con diferente collar"
Carlos Flanagan | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-04
El pasado 20 de enero, Joe Biden asumió como el 46 ∫ Presidente de Estados Unidos. Como era de esperarse, su discurso de toma de posesión tuvo un hilo conductor: dar un claro mensaje de cambio en el estilo con respecto…
globalizacion.ca/biden-o-el-mismo-perro-…

Biden o "el mismo perro con diferente collar"
Carlos Flanagan | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-04
El pasado 20 de enero, Joe Biden asumió como el 46 ∫ Presidente de Estados Unidos. Como era de esperarse, su discurso de toma de posesión tuvo un hilo conductor: dar un claro mensaje de cambio en el estilo con respecto…
globalizacion.ca/biden-o-el-mismo-perro-…

Iranian press review: Conservative media says pro-Iran fighters were behind Israeli boat attack
MEE correspondent | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-04
Iranian press review: Conservative media says pro-Iran fighters were behind Israeli boat attack | Meanwhile, Iranian analyst suggests Biden unlikely to reach out to Iran before elections, and school dropout rates increase sharply in Iran's poor regions | MEE correspondent | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 14: 37 | A view of the Israeli-owned Bahamian-flagged MV Helios Ray cargo ship docked in Dubai's Mina Rashid (Port R…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/iranian-press…

Is Biden following Trump's path on Iran?
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-04
Less than six weeks into his term, US President Joe Biden appears to have embraced a radically different approach to Iran and the Middle East than what his campaign speeches suggested.From dragging his feet on rejoining the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, to ordering a military strike targeting Iran-backed militias in Syria, the Biden administration has already ruffled a few feathers in Tehran.Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh made his country's exasperation known on Monday, suggesting that some moves by Biden were "worse" than his predecessor Donald Trump, who in 2018 launched the "maximum pressur…
yenisafak.com/en/news/is-biden-following…

WATCH: White House abruptly cuts live feed after Biden says 'happy to take questions' at virtual event
rt.com | 2021-03-04
US President Joe Biden said he would be "happy" to field live questions at the tail-end of a virtual event, but was swiftly cut off when the White House inexplicably dropped the video feed, leaving some viewers bewildered. | "I'd be happy to take questions if that's what I'm supposed to do, Nance. Whatever you want me to do," Biden said to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic "Virtual Issues Conference" wrapped up on Wednesday night. But after a brief pause, the feed was brusquely taken offline. | The White House abruptly cuts the live video feed of a virtual event after President Biden said he was "ha…
rt.com/usa/517149-biden-happy-questions-…

Marc Lamont Hill & Mitchell Plitnick on ICC Probe & the "Palestine Exception" in Progressive Politics
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-04
Israel and the United States blasted the International Criminal Court's decision to open a probe into Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories, as well as crimes committed by Palestinian militant groups. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted that the Biden administration "firmly opposes" an investigation. Mitchell Plitnick and Marc Lamont Hill, co-authors of "Except for Palestine," say it's an illustration of the "Palestine exception" that makes even supposedly progressive people unwilling to criticize Israel's human rights abuses and its ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories. "We are at…
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Why the Biden Administration is Dead Wrong to oppose Int'l Criminal Court War Crimes inquiry in Occupied Palestine: A Betrayal of the Rule of Law
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-03-04
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The International Criminal Court (ICC) has decided to look into war crimes committed in the Israeli-Occupied Territories of Palestine. Outgoing chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said that the decision to go forward was reached after a paintstaking 5-year review. The investigation will begin in 2014, suggesting that the court will consider …
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The Heat: Cautious optimism in U.S. with vaccine push
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2021-03-04
U.S. President Joe Biden announces a breakthrough in vaccine availability amid concerns that some states may be lifting restrictions too soon.
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US ruling class moves to remove remaining restrictions as pandemic continues to spread
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
While the federal CDC has criticized Texas for ending all COVID-19 restrictions, the Biden administration policy of reopening all schools will have the same effect of spreading the pandemic.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/03/1884048…

Biden Is Bending Rules to Drop Bombs But Not to Raise Wages — That's a Mistake
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-03-04
People overcame great challenges to put this administration, and this Senate, in power. We shouldn't be bombing people abroad while families at home struggle to survive. | By Domenica GHANEM | It took barely a month into Joe Biden's presidency for him to boot the U.S. war machine back up, authorizing airstrikes on Syria on February 25. The administration claimed the attack was self-defense against Iranian-backed forces in the region. | Biden had campaigned on revitalizing U.S.-Iran relations by rejoining the nuclear deal that Trump had walked away from. Yet, like so many presidents before him, he reached for t…
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Selected Articles: The Dangers of A "Sino-American Hot War"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
Trump & Biden's Secret Bombing Wars | By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, March 04 2021 | Unbeknownst to many Americans, the U.S. military and its allies are engaged in bombing and killing people in other countries on a | …
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Beijing looks to bolster grip over Hong Kong with election law reform
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
Hong Kong/Beijing, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- China is studying a new law that would overhaul Hong Kong's electoral system and boost the influence of pro-Beijing politicians in the special status territory. Authorities are expected to unveil the proposal during the National People's Congress, which begins in Beijing on Friday. Earlier this week, a Hong Kong deputy …
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China releases new images of Mars captured by Tianwen-1 probe
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
Beijing, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- The China National Space Administration (CNSA) released Thursday new images of Mars captured by its Tianwen-1 probe, which entered the orbit of the red planet last month and plans to land a rover in May. The three photographs include two panchromatic views captured by the probe's high-resolution camera and taken from …
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'Where's our restitution?' Ferguson activists & Mike Brown Sr. demand BLM cough up $20 MILLION, a fraction of its global donations
rt.com | 2021-03-04
A Ferguson, Missouri activist group and Michael Brown Sr. are demanding that Black Lives Matter shell out $20 million to local organizers, accusing the org of abandoning "freedom fighters" while it basks in the public spotlight. | Tory Russell, who co-founded Ferguson's International Black Freedom Alliance, appeared in a video alongside the father of the late Michael Brown on Tuesday, calling on BLM's national leadership to send a cool $20 million to the IBFA and other community groups. | "Today, we hold Black Lives Matter accountable. The movement that has catapulted into the limelight has forgotten about Fer…
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Territorial Dispute Growing Between Guyana and Venezuela
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
An old territorial dispute in South America is reaching its most …
globalresearch.ca/territorial-dispute-be…

Brazilian variant of Covid-19 found in Venezuela
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
Caracas, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The Venezuelan authorities have detected the Brazilian variant of Covid-19 in the country and are evaluating the spread of infection, President Nicolás Maduro reported on Wednesday. "We have detected in Venezuela the presence of the Brazilian variant of Covid-19 (…) it is a variant that is more contagious," Maduro said on …
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U.S. Agricultural System's Deadly Apartheid
Bruce Neuburger | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-04
The NY Times of March 1, 2021 cited some chilling facts about agricultural workers and Covid 19:…
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Kids Now 10 Times More Likely to Die from Suicide than COVID, Tucker Reveals in Devastating Monologue
David McLoone | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
On Tuesday's Tucker Carlson Tonight, the eponymous host exposed many of …
globalresearch.ca/kids-now-10-times-more…

New York City educators call for action to stop in-person schooling and save lives
wsws.org | 2021-03-04
Under conditions in which the New York B.1.526 variant of COVID-19 is spreading throughout the city, the drive to reopen all schools will only lead to further infections and deaths.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/04/nyce…

Biden Does Not Say Where and How 'America Is Back'
Michael Jansen | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
US President Joe Biden insists, "America is back." He says the …
globalresearch.ca/biden-does-not-say-whe…

Mumia Abu Jamal Has Congestive Heart Failure and Is COVID-19 Positive
Prison Radio | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
On Saturday Mumia Abu-Jamal was hospitalized. When he put in a …
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The Pentagon, First, Last, and Always
Mandy Smithberger | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-04
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 now reached 93 million. Given the level of…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/04/the-pentagon…

The pandemic and the rise of the right in Germany
Muhammed Shabeer | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-04
Luca Schaefer from the International Board of the Socialist German Workers' Youth (SDAJ) speaks about the impact of COVID-19 in Germany and the state of the left…
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Pandemia: Acceso a las vacunas
Jorge Eduardo Navarrete | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-04
Hasta ahora, Covax –el esfuerzo de Naciones Unidas para asegurar un acceso global, razonablemente equitativo, a las vacunas para Covid-19– pertenecía más al mundo de las aspiraciones que al de las realidades. Con el inicio de marzo, el decimotercer mes…
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Covid at 1 Year and Counting: The American Book of the Dead
Mike Davis, The Nation | thenation.com | 2021-03-04
Covid at 1 Year and Counting: The American Book of the Dead…
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WHO hails women's role in fighting pandemic
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-04
Speaking at a virtual news conference on the impact of COVID-19 on women in Africa ahead of International Women's Day celebrated on March 8 every year, Matshidiso Moeti said: "They [women] make up 70% of the global health workforce, and many women are on the frontlines, especially as nurses and community health workers."This year, the theme for International Women's Day, Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world, celebrates the efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the pandemic, highlighting the gaps that remain, according to UN Women…
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Mental health alert for 332 million children linked to COVID-19 lockdown policies: UNICEF
news.un.org | 2021-03-04
The UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, says the mental health of millions of children worldwide has been put at risk, with at least one in seven forced to remain at home under nationwide public health orders — or recommendations — during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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From hero to zero: Mainstream media throw disgraced Governor Cuomo under the bus after months of fawning Covid-19 coverage
rt.com | 2021-03-04
American liberals who unquestioningly embraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as their political savior have found themselves holding a potential credibility grenade as the governor's scandal-ridden reputation craters. | First skewered for his office's decision to cover up the massive spike in Covid-19 deaths, which followed his order to house Covid-positive patients with the virus-free, Cuomo was subsequently dragged for sexual harassment allegations coming from three former aides. He's now facing multiple investigations — and legions of his swooning supporters are quietly backing away from — even m…
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Vaccine Apartheid: Marc Lamont Hill, Mitchell Plitnick on Israel's "Indifference to Palestinian Health"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-04
Israel has had the fastest vaccination rollout in the entire world, with 40% of Israelis already fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but Palestinians in the Occupied Territories have received almost no doses — a situation critics call "vaccine apartheid." By one count, just 34,000 vaccine doses have been administered to Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, which has a population of over 4.5 million. "What we're seeing right now is a gross injustice," says Marc Lamont Hill, author and professor of media studies and urban education at Temple University. We also speak with Mitchell Plitnick, political anal…
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COVID Deaths Soar in Brazil as Bolsonaro Blasts Lockdowns. Experts Warn It Will "Get Worse."
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-04
Brazil's COVID-19 death toll has now topped nearly 260,000, the world's second worst after the United States, as hospitals are overwhelmed with new cases. International concern is also growing about the P1 variant of the virus, which overwhelmed the Amazonian city of Manaus and caused its hospitals to run out of oxygen. Less than 4% of Brazil's population has been vaccinated. Marcia Castro, demography professor at Harvard University, says the crisis in Brazil is due to "a combination of inaction and also wrongdoing" by officials, including President Jair Bolsonaro, who has opposed lockdowns, masks and other publi…
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Mumia Abu-Jamal Tests Positive for COVID, Prompting Urgent Call to Release Elder Political Prisoners
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-04
Renowned political prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal's lawyers confirmed Wednesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and also has congestive heart disease. Abu-Jamal also suffers from the preexisting conditions of liver disease, which advocates say is directly related to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections' failure to treat his hepatitis C in a timely fashion. Mumia's doctor, Dr. Ricardo Alvarez, says the only appropriate treatment is freedom. Marc Lamont Hill, who co-authored a book with Abu-Jamal titled "The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America," says this is an opportun…
www.democracynow.org/2021/3/4/mumia_abu_…

Covid-19: Palestinian Authority criticised for VIP vaccine distribution
Shatha Hammad | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-04
Covid-19: Palestinian Authority criticised for VIP vaccine distribution | A significant proportion of the first batch of vaccines have gone to PA government figures and their allies | Shatha Hammad | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 14: 45 | An UNRWA employee prepares a shot of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for medical staff at UNRWA's al-Sheikh Redwan clinic in Gaza City, on 25 February 2021 (AFP) | Political and security…
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Nepal economy goes negative first time in 4 decades
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
Kathmandu, Mar 4 (EFE).- Nepal's economy has registered negative growth for the first time in nearly 40 years mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a government survey released on Thursday. The pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have severely impacted Nepal's service industry, especially tourism, while small and medium enterprises suffered a deadly blow, …
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Many Black Americans Aren't Rushing to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine — A Long History of Medical Abuse Suggests Why
Prof. Esther Jones | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
Black Americans have been the least inclined of any racial or …
globalresearch.ca/many-black-americans-a…

Cuba Starts Soberana 02 Vaccine's Phase III of Clinical Trial
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-04
Cuba's Center for State Control of Medicines, Equipment, and Medical Devices (CECMED) on Tuesday allowed Soberana 02 vaccine to start Phase III clinical trials. | RELATED: | Cuba Announces Fifth COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate | The immunizer developed by the Finlay Vaccine Institute "has shown an adequate safety profile, and it has passed all the review done by the regulatory entity during Phase I and II of studies," CECMED President Olga Jacobo said. | To allow the vaccine's mass use in a new ph…
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Do Not Rollout COVID-19 Vaccine Passports
David Nolan | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
We want the Government to commit to not rolling out any …
globalresearch.ca/do-not-rollout-covid-1…

Death Rates Skyrocket in Israel Following Pfizer Experimental COVID "Vaccines"
Brian Shilhavy | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
We have previously reported how Israel rapidly vaccinated the highest percentage …
globalresearch.ca/death-rates-skyrocket-…

EU medicines agency begins 'rolling review' of Russia's Sputnik V Covid shot
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
Amsterdam, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- The European Medicines Agency on Thursday said it had started a rolling review of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine. The fast-tracked process of reviewing clinical trial data could lead to the vaccine's approval for use in the European Union, although the EMA's human medicines committee did not specify when it would …
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina receives Covid vaccine
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
Dhaka, Mar 4 (efe-epa).-Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday became the latest world leader to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, her office informed. Hasina's deputy press secretary Hasan Jahid Tusher confirmed that the prime minister had received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine nearly a month after the country started its mass vaccination campaign against …
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New England Journal of Medicine: Decarceration Necessary to Stop Spread of Covid
R.R. | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
Summarized below is an article in the New England Journal of Medicine published on March 3, 2021 "Vaccination plus Decarceration — Stopping Covid-19 in Jails and Prisons." Link here to full article, may require a subscription.
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Lifting Covid restrictions in the US will diminish impact of lockdowns on cases
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-03-04
Lifting measures to control COVID-19 in the US will likely reduce the impact of previous lockdowns on the number of infections in the long term.
imperial.ac.uk/news/216453/lifting-covid-restrictions-us-will-diminish

Pakistan suspends cricket tournament after players test Covid-19 positive
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
Islamabad, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- Pakistan on Thursday suspended a high-profile cricket tournament that began less than two weeks ago after seven players tested Covid-19 positive, the country's cricket board said. "The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to postpone the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021 with immediate effect," the board said in a statement but did …
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WHO warns of rise in cases in Europe
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
Copenhagen, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned of a rise in Covid-19 infections in Europe after six consecutive weeks of declines. At a press conference, the director of WHO-Europe, Hans Kluge, said measures to control the contagion needed to be boosted, with special attention to the most contagious new variants. …
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The Czech circus troupe offering non-stop performances to protest Covid rules
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
Prague, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- A Czech circus group is taking a stand against the country's Covid-19 restrictions by staging an uninterrupted, 24-hour program of solo performances. Cirk La Putyka, an avant-garde theater troupe, opened The Isolated Artist at the beginning of the month. It is due to run for three weeks. Due to Covid restrictions …
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Mike Pompeo Admits COVID-19 Is a "Live Exercise," Trump Retorts "I Wish You Would Have Told Us"
Shepard Ambellas | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
First published March 21, 2020 | United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a slip of the tongue while addressing the American people from the White House when he stated that COVID-19 is a live military exercise. | "This is not …
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Our Children Are Crying. "The Covid Stranglehold"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
"Children are the world's most valuable resource, and its best hope …
globalresearch.ca/children-crying/573888…

Pope's upcoming visit brings attention to the dwindling population of Christians in Iraq
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-03-04
By Ramazan Kƒ±lƒ±nàß | — Pope Francis will arrive in Iraq on Friday in a first-ever papal visit to the country that is expected to raise awareness about the challenges facing Iraqi Christians — a majority of whom are Catholic. In the past two decades, the Christian population in Iraq has fallen by over 80%. …
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The end of the UK lockdown and the way forward for the working class
wsws.org | 2021-03-04
The government is committing murder on a mass scale. The pursuit of "herd immunity" by allowing the virus to spread unchecked has always been its policy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/04/ukst…

US House of Representatives passes police reform bill; critics say it does not go far enough
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-04
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act proposes reforms in policing and seeks to put an end to chokeholds and no-knock warrants but activists said similar laws passed in many cities and States had not made much of a difference…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/04/us-house-…

Protesters Block Intersection In Support Of Jailed Indigenous Elder
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-04
A group of protesters has blocked the port access at Clark and Hastings in Vancouver since Tuesday night. | The action was organized by Braided Warriors, a newly formed group, made up of Indigenous youth from many Nations, who fights for Indigenous sovereignty mostly on the unceded territories of the S…ôlÃìílw…ôta î (Tsleil-Waututh), S·∏µwxñwú7mesh (Squamish), and x ∑m…ôŒ∏k ∑…ôyÃì…ôm (Musqueam) nations. The group is calling for the release of Indigenous elder Stacy Gallagher who was senten…
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India: People's Brigade 2021
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-04
On February 28 the historic Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, India hosted the massive People's Brigade. The alliance formed by five major parties of the Left Front – including CPI(M) (Communist Party of India, Marxist), CPI (Communist Party of India), AIFB (All India Forward Bloc), RSP (Revolutionary Socialist Party), and RCPI ( Revolutionary Communist Party of India) – formed a coalition with the Indian National Congress and the Indian Secular Front and called for a major rally before the imminent West Bengal State Assembly election. | A million people from all walks of life came to the Brigade Parade Ground to…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/3/4/india-peo…

How Dianna Ortiz Exposed U.S. Complicity in Guatemalan War Crimes
Dennis J Bernstein | progressive.org | 2021-03-04
An interview with journalist Allan Nairn following her recent death.
progressive.org/dispatches/dianna-ortiz-…

Israeli-Iranian Shadow Naval War in Arabian Gulf puts Arab Gulf States in Cross-hairs
Middle East Monitor | juancole.com | 2021-03-04
By Hazem Ayyad | — ( Middle East Monitor) — The Arabian Gulf has turned into an arena for confrontation and possible conflict between Iran and Israel now that it has become certain that Iranian elements attacked the MV Helios Ray. The suspicious vehicle-carrier belongs to Israeli businessman Rami Ungar, known for his strong relationship …
juancole.com/2021/03/israeli-iranian-ara…

Is a Tax on 'Ultra-Millionaires' the Answer to Massive Inequality?
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2021-03-04
Is a Tax on 'Ultra-Millionaires' the Answer to Massive Inequality?
thenation.com/article/politics/elizabeth…

UN sends more humanitarian aid to Syria via Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-04
The UN on Thursday dispatched 44 more trucks with humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, a region where millions of people remain in need of assistance due to conflict.The trucks passed through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province to enter Syria's Idlib province, where the aid will be distributed.A civil war has ravaged Syria since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.According to UN estimates, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced.Idlib falls within a de-escalation zone forged under an agreement between…
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-sends-more-hum…

UN launches Anti-plastic pollution mission in E. Africa
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-04
The world's first recycled plastic sailing dhow on Thursday began a mission in Africa's largest freshwater lake to raise awareness about plastic pollution, according to the UN."Flipflopi, the world's first sailing boat made from 100% recycled plastic, is joining forces with the UN Environment Programme's Clean Seas Campaign once more, this time embarking on an expedition by sailing around Africa's largest freshwater ecosystem – Lake Victoria," the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a report."The voyage aims to send an urgent message to the East Africa community on the need to end the unnecessary…
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Wasting food just feeds climate change, new UN environment report warns
news.un.org | 2021-03-04
More than 930 million tonnes of food sold in 2019 landed in waste bins, according to new UN research, released on Thursday, in support of global efforts to halve food waste by 2030.
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Marshall Islanders Remember 'Castle Bravo' Nuclear Bomb
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-04
Hawaii – Marshall Islanders living on O'ahu joined members of Veterans For Peace, Hawai'i Peace & Justice and Refuse Fascism on Monday, March 1st at Magic Island in Honolulu to remember the 1954 U.S. detonation of the "Castle Bravo" nuclear bomb on Bikini Atoll. After sharing words and song, five Bikinians went sailing on the historic Golden Rule anti-nuclear sailboat, a project of Veterans For Peace. | The Honolulu remembrance was part of the Golden Rule Project's educational program about the growing danger of nuclear war, and the great damage that has already been done by nuclear weapons. | At 15 megatons…
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International peace delegation warns of 'deterioration of human rights in Turkey'
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2021-03-04
This year's Imrali peace delegation to Turkey heard disturbing accounts of brutality and repression at the hands of the Turkish state, writes Peter Boyle.
greenleft.org.au/content/international-p…

House suspends Thursday session after warning about potential Capitol attack
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
(Update: Adds info about House suspending session) Washington, Mar 3 (efe-epa).- The US House of Representatives on Wednesday suspended the legislative session it had scheduled for Thursday after authorities warned of a potential plan by a rightist militia group to mount another attack on Congress. The lower house was scheduled to debate a police reform …
laprensalatina.com/house-suspends-thursd…

UN Calls for Peaceful Subnational Elections in Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-04
In order to consolidate the democratic process in Bolivia, the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday called for a peaceful and safe subnational electoral process, which is set to take place on March 7 | RELATED: | Bolivia: Political Campaigns Close Ahead of Regional Elections | The multilateral institution highlighted that "important lessons" and "concrete progress" were observed in the 2020 presidential elections. Nevertheless, it pointed out that the subnational elections will be…
telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Calls-for-Pea…

Democrats Can Win in Ohio. Will They Choose the Right Strategy?
Steve Phillips | thenation.com | 2021-03-04
Democrats Can Win in Ohio. Will They Choose the Right Strategy?
thenation.com/article/politics/democrats…

Palestinian election: Israel 'intimidating Hamas supporters' to stop them running
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-04
Palestinian election: Israel 'intimidating Hamas supporters' to stop them running | Soldiers reportedly deliver Shin Bet message to Palestinian doorsteps, while others asked to report at stations for interrogation | MEE and agencies | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 16: 16 | An Israeli soldier gestures in front of a Palestinian man following a protest (AFP/file photo) | Israel's internal intelligence agency Shin Bet is in…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-ele…

Saudi Arabia 'fears defeat of Netanyahu' in upcoming Israeli election
Mustafa Abu Sneineh | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-04
Saudi Arabia 'fears defeat of Netanyahu' in upcoming Israeli election | The kingdom sees prime minister as a 'spearhead' against Iran, Saudi sources tell an Israeli TV channel | Mustafa Abu Sneineh | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 14: 00 | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP/file photo) | Saudi Arabia is concerned about a possible election defeat for Israeli…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-…

Libya's Dbeibah made secret visit to Turkey
Ragip Soylu | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-04
Libya's Dbeibah made secret visit to Turkey | Interim prime minister designate met Erdogan in Ankara days after his election in bid to maintain ties with the Turkish leadership | Ragip Soylu | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 14: 00 | Libyan Prime Minister Dbeibah met Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on 11 February, 2020. This picture has been circulating on social media since 18 February (Twitter) | Libya's prime minister designate…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/libya-turkey-…

Community ticket to contest local government election in Parramatta
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-03-04
A new ticket, Community Need Not Corporate Greed, will field a team in the Parramatta local government election, writes Kerry Smith.
greenleft.org.au/content/community-ticke…

Gates' Globalist Vaccine Agenda: A Win-Win for Pharma and Mandatory Vaccination
Robert F. Kennedy Jr | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
First posted on GR on April 13, 2020 | Vaccines, for Bill …
globalresearch.ca/gates-globalist-vaccin…

Video: The Dark Future of Health Passports
Hugo Talks | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
"We know they really want you to get a vaccine passport. …
globalresearch.ca/video-dark-future-heal…

We Should Be Taxing The Rich, Not The Unemployed
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-04
With tax season well underway, many Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and found some relief in supercharged unemployment benefits last year are discovering that they now owe the federal government hundreds–even thousands–of dollars in surprise payments, an economic nightmare for low-income people and a looming political catastrophe for the party currently in power. | Because unemployment benefits in the United States are classified as taxable income, a potentially significant portion of the estimated 40 million Americans who received unemployment insurance (UI) in 2020 "wil…
popularresistance.org/we-should-be-taxin…

The Pandemic Has Laid Bare the Cruel Burdens Placed on Single Mothers
Aja Beech | thenation.com | 2021-03-04
The Pandemic Has Laid Bare the Cruel Burdens Placed on Single Mothers…
thenation.com/article/politics/single-mo…

Turkey's growth in agriculture posts 3-year high
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-04
Agriculture in Turkey registered 4.8% year-on-year growth in 2020 — the highest in the last three years, the country's agriculture and forestry minister said Thursday.The average growth rate of the agricultural sector was 2.8% over the last two decades, Bekir Pakdemirli said in a video he posted on Twitter.Stressing that the sector continued to develop and grow despite the coronavirus pandemic and drought, Pakdemirli said the country's agricultural output had reached 333.3 billion Turkish liras ($47.4 billion), which was up 20% from a year ago."We continue our leadership in agricultural output in Europe," he sai…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkeys-growth-in-…

US holds migrant kids in custody more than legal limit
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-04
Citing internal documents, CNN reported on Wednesday that unaccompanied children are coming into US custody "at levels beyond" the Health and Human Services Department's (HHS) ability to house them due to limited shelter capacity amid the coronavirus outbreak.In the last 21 days around 340 children who crossed the border alone were taken by the Border Patrol, according to Customs and Border Protection documents.The average time in detention facilities, which are not meant to hold children, was 77 hours — five hours longer than the legal limit of 72 hours, said the documents.After being taken into Border Pat…
yenisafak.com/en/world/us-holds-migrant-…

Coronavirus Lockdown and What You Are Not Being Told
Iain Davis | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
First published on Global Research in April 2020. | In Part 1…
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-lockdown-w…

Probe continues on deaths of 7 students in Bolivia
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-04
Bolivia's police continue its investigation into Tuesday's horrific accident in Public University of El Alto (UPEA) that left seven people dead.The video of the accident, which went viral on social media, showed hundreds of students reportedly with Business Administration majors crammed into a narrow corridor to celebrate an assembly. Then, several of them fell when the metal railing collapsed. A total of 11 students fell from the fourth floor, 16.7 meters, and three out of seven students died at the scene. Three of the four injured students remain in intensive care.The deceased are four men and three women betwe…
yenisafak.com/en/news/probe-continues-on…

Lo que se juega en las elecciones de Bolivia
Oscar Laborde | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-04
Este domingo 7 de marzo habrá elecciones en Bolivia. Serán las primeras luego del importante triunfo que obtuvo la formula Arce-Choquehuanca con el 55 por ciento de los votos, y que devolvieron la institucionalidad al país, luego del golpe de…
globalizacion.ca/lo-que-se-juega-en-las-…

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Eleventh-hour Approval of Dangerous Pesticide Banned in More than 100 Countries

| globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
Public-interest groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency today over its rushed …
globalresearch.ca/lawsuit-challenges-tru…

National Guard commander charges Pentagon delayed sending troops to Capitol Jan. 6
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-04
By the day, facts uncovered in the ongoing Senate hearings on the security failings connected to the Trumpite attack on the Capitol are raising concern that there may have been, at the least, advance knowledge and, possibly worse, collaboration involving officials on various levels. Testimony Wednesday added the Pentagon leadership to the list of top …
peoplesworld.org/article/national-guard-…

D.C. National Guard commander says Pentagon delayed deployment of troops to protect US Capitol on January 6
wsws.org | 2021-03-04
Testifying at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Gen. William Walker said top Trump Defense Department officials prevented his troops from being deployed to hold off the mob that stormed the Capitol.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/04/walk…

'QAnon Shaman' says he was 'waved' into Capitol by police & stopped rioters from stealing muffins, in bizarre interview from jail
rt.com | 2021-03-04
Jacob Chansley, also known as the 'QAnon Shaman', gave his first interview from jail and pushed back against claims that his role in storming the Capitol was an "attack on America." Police "waved" him into the building, he said. | Chansley, who became perhaps the most recognizable face of the Capitol riot on January 6, as images of him shirtless and wearing bull horns quickly went viral, has spoken out ahead of a Friday hearing that will determine whether he will be released from jail ahead of his trial. | In an interview with 60 Minutes Plus reporter Laurie Segall, Chansley claim that police officers "waved"
rt.com/usa/517226-qanon-shaman-capitol-t…

YouTube CEO says will lift suspension on Trump's channel when 'we determine the risk of violence has decreased'
rt.com | 2021-03-04
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is claiming the suspension on Donald Trump's channel will be lifted, but at the moment the "risk of violence" is too great. | In a Thursday discussion with the NATO-backed Atlantic Council think tank, Wojcicki was directly asked about the details behind Trump's suspension from the video platform. YouTube was one of numerous platforms to suspend the former president following the January 6 Capitol riot, which he was accused by the House of inciting. | Wojcicki claims the ban is not permanent and Trump's channel will be turned back on "when we determine the risk of violence has decreas…
rt.com/usa/517240-youtube-ceo-trump-susp…

Some Doggie Stories: Even Companion Animals Are Being Politicized
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-03-04
Why are people spending their time and money rescuing dogs who are the victims of abandonment or abuse being labeled "white supremacists?" | In most countries, dogs are regarded either as "working" or as companions and they rarely venture into the realm of politics apart from occasionally serving as props to demonstrate that their owners are basically good and caring people. Only Donald Trump did not follow the pattern, being the first president not to have any pet in the White House since Teddy Roosevelt. Trump's complete lack of empathy and total self-centeredness meant that he had little to share with any livi…
strategic-culture.org/news/2021/03/04/so…

'Stop murdering, jailing protesters,' UN tells Myanmar
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-04
Myanmar's security forces must "halt their vicious crackdown on peaceful protestors," the UN human rights chief said on Thursday."Myanmar's military must stop murdering and jailing protestors," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a statement."It is utterly abhorrent that security forces are firing live ammunition against peaceful protesters across the country," she added.Bachelet said she was also appalled at the documented attacks against emergency medical staff and ambulances attempting to provide care to those injured during protests since the junta seized power on Feb. 1."The UN Hu…
yenisafak.com/en/world/stop-murdering-ja…

Myanmar protests to resume following deadliest day since coup
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-04
Update 1: Adds international reactions Yangon, Myanmar, Mar 4 (efe-epa).- Myanmar was preparing Thursday for a new day of anti-coup protests countrywide, a day after security forces killed at least 38 people, the highest death toll to date. Protesters outraged by Wednesday's massacre started gathering in the morning in Yangon, the country's largest city and …
laprensalatina.com/myanmar-protests-to-r…

Saturday 3/6: Bay Area Kshama Solidarity Rally and Fundraiser
Socialist Alternative + DSA East Bay | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
Zoom…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/03/1884046…

Samidoun leader slams Israeli 'terrorist designation' of Palestinian prisoner solidary group
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-04
Minneapolis, MN – Responding to Israeli Minister of Defense Gantz's February 28 terrorist designation of the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Charlotte Kates, International Coordinator of Samidoun, stated, "Israel – the Zionist state, is attempting to criminalize and label as terrorist any and all advocacy for the Palestinian political prisoners and the Palestinian people." | The Israeli government claims the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is connected to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Marxist group that is helping to spearhead opposition to the occupation…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/3/4/samidoun-…

Bill Gates and the Depopulation Agenda. Robert F. Kennedy Junior Calls for an Investigation
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
Robert F Kennedy Jr, an avid Defender of Children's Rights and anti-vaccination activist, has launched a petition sent to the White House, calling for "Investigations into the 'Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation' for Medical Malpractice & Crimes Against Humanity"
globalresearch.ca/bill-gates-and-the-dep…

From The Murder Of Berta Cáceres To Dam Disaster In Uttarakhand
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-04
March 2, 2021 was the five year anniversary of the murder of Berta Cáceres, who opposed the Agua Zarca dam in Honduras. That date was less than one month after the deaths of dozens of people from Tehri Dam disaster in Uttarakhand, India. The two stories together tell us far more about consequences of the insatiable greed of capitalism for more energy than either narrative does by itself. | In addition to being sacred to the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras, the Gualcarque River is a primary source of water for them to grow their food and harvest medicinal plants. Dams can flood fertile plains and deprive commu…
popularresistance.org/from-the-murder-of…

Thursday 3/18: Rights of Nature & LandBack: Indigenous-led movements for the Protection of Mother Earth
Sogorea Te' Land Trust & Movement Rights | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/03/1884047…

Irregular migrants say Bulgaria pushed them to Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-04
Fifteen irregular migrants claimed Thursday that they were sent back to Turkey after being battered by Bulgarian border units, according to a security source.Gendarmerie teams in the northwestern Kirklareli province learned that there were irregular migrants in two villages of the Kofcaz district near the Bulgaria border, said a source on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.Teams reached the areas where they held irregular Afghan and Pakistani migrants, it added.In their statements, the migrants said they were caught and battered by Bulgarian police and left to the Turkish side aft…
yenisafak.com/en/news/irregular-migrants…

20 die after human traffickers force migrants into sea en route to Yemen
news.un.org | 2021-03-04
At least 20 people have drowned after smugglers threw dozens of migrants overboard as they sailed from Djibouti to Yemen, UN migration agency IOM said on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/03/1…

In Renton, WA, unions, community come out to support 'Bamazon' union drive
Liberation Staff-Seattle | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-04
Despite the scattered showers and mid-30 ∞s weather close to 300 people showed up to voice their support.
liberationnews.org/in-renton-wa-unions-c…

7 lies Amazon tells about the union
Joyce Chediac | zcomm.org | 2021-03-04
On average, union workers earn 27 percent more than nonunion workers…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/7-lies-amazon-tell…

Breaching Digital Rights: India's Platform and Media Ethics Code
Binoy Kampmark | zcomm.org | 2021-03-04
While the conduct of digital platforms is monstrous in terms of their operating rationale, not least their tendency to monetize privacy and commodify predictive behaviour, government scapegoating is a shallow distraction…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/breaching-digital-…

Germany's Linke (the Left Party) comes out of its convention united
Victor Grossman | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-04
BERLIN — Things worked out quite differently than many in the media here said they would at the congress of the LINKE, the country's left-wing party. The pandemic had forced postponements from June 2020 to October 2020 and from last October to last weekend, with most of the 580 delegates at home in front of …
peoplesworld.org/article/germanys-linke-…

Berlin Bulletin: Surprise on the Left!
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-04
Surprise, surprise! Things worked out quite differently than expected at the congress of the LINKE, the left-wing party. The surprise was not that it took place at all, after the pandemic forced postponements from June to October and from October to last weekend, with most of the 580 delegates at home in front of a…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/04/berlin-bulle…

The Seven-Step Path from Pandemic to Totalitarianism
Rosemary Frei | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
First published on GR in April 2020. | Incisive article which revealed …
globalresearch.ca/seven-step-path-pandem…

The Seven-Step Path from Pandemic to Totalitarianism
Rosemary Frei | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
First published on GR in April 2020. | As if it was …
globalresearch.ca/seven-step-path-pandem…

"Russiaphobia" Gets Tough: US and EU Coordinate Sanctions against Russia
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
Russophobic US-led Western actions continue sinking to new depths. | In short …
globalresearch.ca/us-eu-coordinate-sanct…

Orwell in Disguise: US Congress Passes the So-Called "For the People Act"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
Congressional legislation most always serves special interests, not all Americans equitably….
globalresearch.ca/house-passes-people-ac…

Cornel West: Palestine is a "taboo issue among certain circles in high places"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-03-04
Activist and scholar says he is being denied tenure at Harvard University because of his views on Israeli occupation.
mronline.org/2021/03/04/cornel-west-pale…

ICC Prosecutor opens probe into alleged crimes in occupied Palestine
news.un.org | 2021-03-04
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Wednesday that her Office has started an investigation into crimes allegedly committed in Occupied Palestinian Territory.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2021/03/1…

Ecuador's leftist candidate ratified as first round winner
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2021-03-04
Authorities officially confirmed that Andres Arauz and the banker Guillermo Lasso will compete for the presidency in the second round to be held on April 11.
mronline.org/2021/03/04/ecuadors-leftist…

Putin Blasts World Economic Forum "Honchos" at Davos "Gabfest"
Mike Whitney | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
Why is Vladimir Putin standing up to the richest and most …
globalresearch.ca/putin-blasts-wef-honch…

Aurora Police Killed Without Consequence, Now Their Protestors Face 48 Years for "Kidnapping" Cops
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-03-04
The cops and the district attorneys want people to see what we are going through — the conditions of our arrests, our experiences in jail, and our legal battle — and to think that this is what you risk when you stand up against them. – Lillian House, Aurora Activist and Defendant…
mintpressnews.com/elijah-mcclain-protest…

Trophy Hunters Kill 216 Wolves in Wisconsin Bloodbath
Kitty Block | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
A no-holds-barred carnage of wolves in Wisconsin last week, which ended …
globalresearch.ca/trophy-hunters-kill-21…

25 Years of GMOs, and Some New Insights from Argentina
Brian Tokar | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-04
n the winter of 1996, Monsanto and a few other companies first began to sell genetically engineered seeds to commercial growers, and also mounted a massive public relations effort to convince people of their supposed benefits. They hyped their new GMOs as the answer to world hunger, a way to help troubled farmers stay on the land, and as a technology that would bring higher quality, more nutritious food to all. Skeptics in many countries responded swiftly: Greenpeace blockaded shipments and planted symbols in farmers' fields, while decentralized networks of activists organized Global Days of Action. Saboteurs in…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/04/25-years-of-…

Fire Suppression Hyperbole
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-04
In almost all media reports about the recent fire seasons, one of the chief explanations given for the larger blazes is "fire suppression" and "fuel build-up." We hear that 100 years of fire suppression has contributed to the "unnatural" accumulation of fuels and is one of the primary reasons for large fires. The solution, we…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/04/fire-suppres…

Bangladeshi cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore gets bail after 10 months in detention
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-04
The decision came days after the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed who was also detained under the Digital Security Act. Protests have broken out across Bangladesh demanding the withdrawal of the law…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/04/banglades…

The Bamiyan Buddhas: An Afghan Tale
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
In the beginning, they were the Bamiyan Buddhas: the Western Buddha …
globalresearch.ca/bamiyan-buddhas-afghan…

DSA PRO Act Campaign Training
mgrochowski | dsausa.org | 2021-03-04
DSA's highest national priority for the first 100 days of the new presidential administration is to pass the PRO Act (Protect the Right to Organize), which would strengthen unions, the power of the working class to organize on the job, and our collective capacity to win a just transition to a green economy for all. Organized…
dsausa.org/calendar/dsa-pro-act-campaign…

Trial of Chauvin, George Floyd's murderer, pivotal to reforming racist policing
Wayne Nealis | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-04
MINNEAPOLIS–The consensus among activists speaking at a recent press conference in Minneapolis is that it will take massive street protests to convict Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Frank Chapman, a spokesperson for the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, which was founded in 1973, pointed to the national significance of the …
peoplesworld.org/article/trial-of-chauvi…

Bayer's Plan for Settling Future Roundup Cancer Claims Faces Broad Opposition
Carey Gillam | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
Dozens of U.S. law firms have formed a coalition to fight …
globalresearch.ca/bayer-plan-settling-fu…

Electricity vs. Broadband: Does History Repeat Itself?
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-04
Americans take household electric for granted, but this was not always the case. Millions of U.S. households have access to electricity to power water heating, lighting, refrigeration, TV, telephone and other products. And yet, according to one estimate, about 15,000 families — 60,000 people — are not connected to the electric grid; many are located on Native American reservations. (In addition, about 18,000 families don't have running water in their house.) | …
counterpunch.org/2021/03/04/electricity-…

Postal worker in Chicago dies in apparent suicide in mail truck
wsws.org | 2021-03-04
A postal worker was found dead in Chicago Monday night, having hung herself in the back of her mail truck, according to a report from a police scanner and comments by union officials.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/04/usps…

Defending Standing Rock, Combating State Repression
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-04
On February 3, Standing Rock protester Steve Martinez appeared before a grand jury in North Dakota. The US Attorney's Office had subpoenaed Steve in an ongoing investigation into a 2016 incident in which another protester, Sophia Wilansky, was gravely injured. After refusing to testify, the Magistrate Judge overseeing the grand jury held Steve in contempt of court and ordered him imprisoned. After nearly three weeks in jail, Steve was released, but the government's attack on him continues. | In order to learn more about his case and the broader climate of repression against activists and protestors, I spoke with…
popularresistance.org/defending-standing…

Parliament rejects Moreno's privatization of Central Bank
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2021-03-04
Parliament's Legislative Administration Council (CAL) reported that the project had 14 unconstitutional aspects. The bill presented 84 reforms to the Organic Monetary and Financial Code that would allow a $400 million loan from the International Monetary Fund.
mronline.org/2021/03/04/parliament-rejec…

Doctors acted unlawfully in deciding on eligibility for drug — Court of Appeal
Rosalind English | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-03-04
Basma (suing by her mother and litigation friend Sara Basma) v Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Anr [2021] EWCA Civ 278 Sophie Basma ("Sophie") is 10. She suffers from Type 3 Spinal Muscular Atrophy ("SMA"). SMA is a rare, genetic, neuromuscular disease which progressively leads to sufferers being unable to walk or sit …
ukhumanrightsblog.com/2021/03/04/doctors…

Creating a Safe Space at Work for Discussing Social Justice Topics
Beau Peters | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-04
Image Source: Pexels There's a lot going on in the world at the moment, which means there's a lot we need to talk about. It seems as though every day there is another incident that raises issues related to the socio-economic imbalances in our society, systemic racism, or the political decisions that shape our lives. …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/03/creating-a-sa…

Surprise on the left
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2021-03-04
Surprise, surprise! Things worked out quite differently than expected at the congress of the LINKE, the left-wing party.
mronline.org/2021/03/04/121794/?utm_sour…

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Rose 150% in Major U.S. Cities, Finds Study
Countercurrents | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
Hate crimes targeting Asian-Americans rose 150% in U.S.'s largest cities last …
globalresearch.ca/anti-asian-hate-crimes…

México — El campo y el bosque en Sembrando Vida
Ana de Ita | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-04
La imagen de la que parte el programa Sembrando Vida es un campo derrotado y abandonado, sin organización comunitaria, ni tenencia colectiva de la tierra, donde los campesinos individuales no cuentan con los recursos ni con los conocimientos necesarios para…
globalizacion.ca/mexico-el-campo-y-el-bo…

Steven Pearlstein's Parting Shot at Progressives
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-03-04
Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein had his final column today, and it is quite explicitly an attack on current progressive economic priorities. I will make three points, but first let me say that I have appreciated Pearlstein's columns over the years. I have often criticized them, but I have also learned from them. And, I …
cepr.net/steven-pearlsteins-parting-shot…

NYS politicians push bill to 'kill' rent cancellation movement, organizers fight back
Jay August | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-04
On Feb. 28, tenant organizers in New York City demonstrated outside the home of New York State Senator Brian Kavanaugh in Manhattan to protest his sponsorship of a bill which bails out landlords, not tenants.
liberationnews.org/nys-politicians-push-…

Hugo Chávez's Legacy: Unity and Anti-imperialism
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-04
This March many remember Hugo Chávez. He passed away eight …
globalresearch.ca/hugo-chavez-legacy-uni…

El inusual curso político de México
Leonid Savin | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-04
Del 22 al 24 de febrero se celebró en América Latina un evento que tuvo un gran significado simbólico para todo el hemisferio occidental y que puede ser el catalizador que acelere la llegada de un nuevo orden mundial multipolar….
globalizacion.ca/el-inusual-curso-politi…

Electricity vs. Broadband: Does History Repeat Itself?
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-04
Americans take household electric for granted, but this was not always the case. Millions of U.S. households have access to electricity to power water heating, lighting, refrigeration, TV, telephone and other products. And yet, according to one estimate, about 15,000 families — 60,000 people — are not connected to the electric grid; many are located on Native American reservations. (In addition, about 18,000 families don't have running water in their house.) | …
counterpunch.org/2021/03/04/electricity-…

Myanmar military coup leaders target trade unions for destruction
IndustriALL | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-04
For weeks, hundreds of thousands of people have been participating in peaceful mass demonstrations across Myanmar in the wake of a coup led by the Army. As the peaceful civil disobedience movement continues to protest against the military takeover, authorities are resorting to violence and cracking down civilians–including trade unions and their leaders. Police have issued …
peoplesworld.org/article/myanmar-militar…

Cold Truth: The Texas Freeze is a Catastrophe of the Free Market — James K. Galbraith
– | theanalysis.news | 2021-03-04
Texas's electricity market "reforms" made the current crisis inevitable…
theanalysis.news/commentary/cold-truth-the-texas-freeze-is-a-catastrophe-of-the-free-market/

From the Murder of Berta Cáceres to Dam Disaster in Uttarakhand
Don Fitz | mronline.org | 2021-03-04
March 2, 2021 was the five year anniversary of the murder of Berta Cáceres, who opposed the Agua Zarca dam in Honduras. That date was less than one month after the deaths of dozens of people from Tehri Dam disaster in Uttarakhand, India. The two stories together tell us far more about consequences of the …
mronline.org/2021/03/03/from-the-murder-…

Texas winter storm crisis the fault of state leaders, big oil, protesters say
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-04
Natural gas and fossil fuel executives, as well as officials in ERCOT and PUCT, should face criminal charges for their role in the deaths, injuries, and damages suffered during this crisis.
liberationnews.org/texas-winter-storm-cr…

A revolution in the making is taking place in Myanmar
Khin Zaw Win | zcomm.org | 2021-03-04
Resistance to last month's military coup is doing away with the country's long-standing divisions of ethnicity, religion, domicile and occupation…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-revolution-in-th…

Sanders Is Making Excellent Use of His Power as Budget Committee Chair
William rivers Pitt | zcomm.org | 2021-03-04
After decades shouting truth in the wilderness of U.S. politics, Sanders is making the most of his chance…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/sanders-is-making-…

Asian American Communities Organize Against Rise in Hate Crimes
Ron Kim | zcomm.org | 2021-03-04
More Policing Is Not the Answer…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/asian-american-com…

'Engaging the World'
Romana Rubeo | zcomm.org | 2021-03-04
The 'Fascinating Story' of Hamas's Political Evolution…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/engaging-the-world…

From the Murder of Berta Cáceres to Dam Disaster in Uttarakhand
Don Fitz | zcomm.org | 2021-03-04
Two stories about the consequences of the insatiable greed of capitalism for more energy…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/from-the-murder-of…

Working Families Party Weighs In on Crowded Manhattan DA Race
Akela Lacy | zcomm.org | 2021-03-04
By endorsing Tahanie Aboushi, WFP sets a precedent for how other local progressive groups may endorse in the race…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/working-families-p…

Suzanne Vallie — Ocean Cliff Drive
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-04
counterpunch.org/2021/03/04/suzanne-vall…

How Pelé Sold Out
Miguel Salazar | thenation.com | 2021-03-04
How Pelé Sold Out…
thenation.com/article/culture/pele-docum…

Postcard From the Ancestors
Sylvia Hernández | thenation.com | 2021-03-04
Postcard From the Ancestors…
thenation.com/article/activism/postcard-…

Yemen: Car bomb kills southern separatist fighters in Aden
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-04
Yemen: Car bomb kills southern separatist fighters in Aden | Southern Transitional Council forces said Brigadier General Mohsen al-Wali had survived an attack on a convoy | MEE and agencies | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 12: 37 | Video footage shared by STC activists on social media showed a white four-wheel-drive vehicle with extensive damage (Twitter) | A car bomb killed and injured a number of fighters travelling in…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/yemen-aden-se…

øQué pasó en El Salvador?
àÅngel Guerra Cabrera | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-04
La apabullante victoria alcanzada por el presidente de El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, en las elecciones del domingo pasado implica que tendrá la mayoría absoluta en la Asamblea Legislativa y la mayoría de las alcaldías del país. | Aunque ingresó en política…
globalizacion.ca/que-paso-en-el-salvador…

Russia praises E3 for scrapping Iran draft resolution at IAEA
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-04
TEHRAN, Mar. 04 (MNA) — The Russian diplomat in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov has hailed Germany, France and UK for their decision to scrap an anti-Iran resolution at the IAEA Board of Governors as "commendable"
en.mehrnews.com/news/170683/Russia-prais…

Iran says 100% of villages now have access to electricity
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-04
TEHRAN, Mar. 04 (MNA) — An Iranian official on Thursday announced 100% village electrification, saying that 57,703 villages in the country with a population of 10 to 20 households have now access to electricity.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170673/Iran-says-10…

Inauguration of Iranian ethnic culture park in Alborz prov
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-04
TEHRAN, Mar. 04 (MNA) — The "Little Iran Park" that represents the cultural diversity of various Iranian ethnic groups was inaugurated on Thursday by President Hassan Rouhani along with some other projects nationwide via video-conferencing.
en.mehrnews.com/photo/170685/Inauguratio…

Yemen's Houthis claim missile strike on Saudi Aramco plant in Jeddah
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-04
Yemen's Houthis claim missile strike on Saudi Aramco plant in Jeddah | Houthi military spokesman said attack took place at dawn using a winged Quds-2 missile and had struck its target | MEE and agencies | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 08: 26 | The Houthis, who control northern Yemen, have struck other Saudi energy assets in the past (Reuters) | Yemen's Houthi forces fired a cross-border missile at a Saudi Aramco facilit…
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Houthis call on Yemenis to donate funds for ballistic missile programme
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-04
Houthis call on Yemenis to donate funds for ballistic missile programme | Embassy of Yemen's internationally recognised government in Washington slams crowdfunding campaign as 'brazen' political move | MEE staff | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 16: 20 | A fighter loyal to Yemen's Houthi rebels guards a stack of bills in Sanaa on 24 September 2020 during ceremony to collect cash, food and other donations for fighters (AFP/File photo)…
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Saudi youth take to social media to complain about unemployment
Rayhan Uddin | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-04
Saudi youth take to social media to complain about unemployment | Young Twitter users break the silence on lack of opportunities, as under 30s and university grads make up majority of kingdom's jobless | Rayhan Uddin | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 14: 50 | Saudi students take exams at a workshop in the Higher Institute for Plastics Fabrication in Riyadh (AFP/File photo) | Saudi youths, including many university graduates, have…
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Iraq's Nasiriyah calmed by Kadhimi for pope's visit – but violence likely to return
Suadad al-Salhy | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-04
Iraq's Nasiriyah calmed by Kadhimi for pope's visit – but violence likely to return | With Francis set to lead an interfaith service 17km away at the ancient city of Ur, protests in Dhi Qar's capital threatened to derail visit | Suadad al-Salhy | Thu, 03/04/2021 – 12: 44 | Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in front of the Dhi Qar Municipal council in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah on 27 Febr…
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Christian Porter should not have abolished the Family Court
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-03-04
Alex Bainbridge and Kamala Emanuel interviewed Angela Lynch from the Queensland Women's Legal Service about the impact on victims and survivors of domestic violence of the merger of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court.
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Tallahassee SDS protests against contract between FSU and Aramark
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-04
Tallahassee, FL – On February 26, a group of about 20 students and community members assembled at Wescott Fountain at Florida State University to demand the immediate termination of the contract between FSU and food service provider Aramark on the grounds of their use of prison labor and other worker abuses. SDS also demands the termination of House Bill 1, often dubbed the Anti-Protest Bill, sponsored by Governor Ron DeSantis, and for community control of FSUPD under the supervision of a Civilian Police Accountability Council. | SDS was joined by several coalition partners, including the Tallahassee Community Ac…
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2020, uno de los años más violentos para las mujeres en México
Leslie Zepeda | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-04
Durante los últimos meses de 2020, cada hora se registró una llamada de ayuda por parte de una mujer que estaba viviendo violencia en México. Esto significó un incremento del 39% en las atenciones y solicitudes de apoyo a la…
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Brasil — øQuién puede detener al genocida?
Fernando De la Cuadra | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-04
El mayor enemigo del pueblo brasileño tiene nombre y apellido, es su presidente y se llama Jair Bolsonaro. Su personalidad psicopática está causando la muerte de miles de ciudadanos que se encuentran amenazadas no solo por las diversas mutaciones del…
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Para los militares brasileños, la democracia no existe
Emir Sader | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-04
El libro de entrevistas del general Villas-Boas, excomandante en jefe de las FFAA, recién publicado, sirve, al menos, para averiguar qué hay en la mente de los militares que han protagonizado la vida política brasileña en los últimos años. La…
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Food workers take action for a wage rise, protect meal breaks
Isaac Nellist | greenleft.org.au | 2021-03-04
Workers at McCormick Foods Australia have walked out after their demands for improved working conditions and a pay rise were ignored. Sue Bolton reports.
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Knitting Nannas and Friends call for protection of Murray Darling Basin
Chloe de Silva | greenleft.org.au | 2021-03-04
Sydney Knitting Nannas and Friends are fighting to protect Murray Darling Basin River systems, reports Kerry Smith.
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Christian Porter should not have abolished the Family Court
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-03-04
Queensland Women's Legal Service's Angela Lynch talks to Green Left about the impact on victims and survivors of domestic violence of the merger of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court.
greenleft.org.au/content/christian-porte…

Antiquated NSW consent laws need reform
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-03-04
NSW needs to adopt a communicative model of consent, replacing a law which is convoluted and open to interpretation, writes Chloe de Silva.
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Unions: Aged care system needs radical overhaul
Chloe de Silva | greenleft.org.au | 2021-03-04
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has reiterated its call for adequate staffing levels in nursing homes as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report was handed down. Jim McIlroy reports.
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Alina Sánchez "LêgeràÆn": Luchadora internacionalista
reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
Kurdistà n | Alina Sánchez/LêgeràÆn àáiya: sobre la Revolución de Rojava, "Un faro de esperanza para el mundo"
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SF Treasure Island Radioactive Dump Site Cover-up, Residents & Workers With Attorney Goff
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
There are now plans to build 8,000 high priced condos on contaminated Treasure Island. Thousands of residents many of them Black and poor have been contaminated and sickened by serious radioactive contamination. Civil rights attorney Stanley Goff talks about the issue of his lawsuit representing residents who have been harmed from the contamination. He also talks about the cover-up of the serious health and safety problems.
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Thursday 3/11: Gender Equality as the Law of the Land: The Work to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment
NOW | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
Online event via Zoom…
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Sunday 3/21: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
online…
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Sunday 3/14: Movie Night: Framing Britany Spears
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
online…
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Friday 3/5: Community Film Screening – People's Park Day of Civic Love
Liberated Lens, People's Park Committee | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
People's Park in Berkeley…
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Stop Union Busting! Namibian Mineworkers Swakop Uranium Miners Protest Chinese Bosses
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
Namibian National Mineworkers Union Swakop uranium miners protested the importation of 17 unskilled Chinese workers to replace unionized labor in the mine.
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Sunday 3/21: Social Ecology: A Philosophy For The Future
UUSF | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
Forum UU is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. | Join Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/2200241232?pwd=aCt1dWI0OGxUdUx… | Meeting ID: 220 024 1232 | Passcode: 328697…
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Monday 3/8: International Women's Day: Womxn Act for Climate Justice
WECAN: Women's Earth Climate Action Network | indybay.org | 2021-03-04
Virtual global event…
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