2021-03-22: Social Media Postees

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10 Things Wrong With Biden's Foreign Policy — Medea Benjamin
Paul Jay | theanalysis.news | 2021-03-22
Progressive Americans hoped Biden would quickly restore the Iran deal and relations with Cuba. Instead, the administration seems firmly entrenched behind Trump's walls of hostility. Medea Benjamin joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news…

US intelligence thinks you're stupid: ODNI report blames Russia, ignores Colombian election interference
Dan Cohen | thegrayzone.com | 2021-03-22
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issued a report alleging Russian interference in the 2020 election, contradicting November statements that there was no meddling, while ignoring documented interference from top US ally Colombia. By Dan Cohen / MintPress News / Behind the Headlines Russiagate is back! That's right. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) says Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei meddled in the 2020 U.S. election. But not only they: Lebanese …

Applying Sanctions To Russia and China Is Unwise, Lavrov Says
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-22
Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday noted that diplomatic relations with China are at their best moment ever while also condemning Western sanctions against both nations. | RELATED: | UK Increases the Maximum Number of Reserve Nuclear Warheads | He highlighted that bilateral ties have reached an unprecedented level thanks to the "Treaty on Good Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation" which laid the foundations for a new type of relationship between Russia a…

[rewind] Janet Yang on the Power and Pain of Being Asian American During the Coronavirus Crisis
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-03-22
In this week's installment of "Scheer Intelligence," host Robert Scheer speaks with Janet Yang, the legendary film producer of "The Joy Luck Club" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt," among many other films, about the appalling onslaught of racism people of Asian descent are currently facing. Yang, who was born in the U.S. and has experienced discrimination since her childhood, notes the difference between what she faced her whole life and the terrifying shape racism is taking today amid the unprecedented crisis.

Lack of Full Statehood Rights Continues to Cause Harm to D.C. Residents
Kristen Lee | aclu.org | 2021-03-22
Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is holding a hearing on a bill to establish statehood for Washington, D.C. Since the last congressional hearing on statehood in September 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic, protests in D.C. after the killing of George Floyd, and the insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol building have all highlighted how the lack of full statehood rights continues to cause serious harm to the health and safety of D.C. residents. These events underscore the urgency with which our country must grant full and equal rights to the 712,000 residents of D.C. | Historically, Congress has tre…

Educators, students and parents discuss opposition against the reopening of schools in Germany
wsws.org | 2021-03-22
Countless scientists and medical experts have unequivocally condemned the removal of pandemic safeguards, highlighting in particular the key role played by schools in the spread of the virus.

Homelessness in the US exploded before the pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-03-22
The latest report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows a drastic pre-pandemic increase in homelessness.

Germany: The WISAG business model–spinoffs, layoffs and wage cuts
wsws.org | 2021-03-22
The struggle being carried out by WISAG ground workers at Frankfurt Airport is throwing a sharp light on the antilabour attacks by major corporations during the pandemic and the complicity of the trade unions.

Ecuador's Decision: Job Creation or Capital Liberalization
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-22
Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) on Sunday organized the first and only debate between the presidential candidates who will face each other in the second electoral round that will take place on April 11 | RELATED: | Candidates To The Runoff Debate On The Economy And The Effects Of The Pandemic | During this event, the Creating Opportunities (CREO) candidate Guillermo Lasso spent his time attacking the Union for Hope (UNES) candidate Andres Arauz and ju…

Panama's Judges Perpetuate Inequality in Reproductive Rights
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-22
The Ombudsman's Office rejected a ruling by Panama's Supreme Court (CSJ) which validates unequal conditions for female sterilization in public institutions. | RELATED: | Panama To Charge Odebrech $36 Million for Late Payment | Women can only access voluntary sterilization in public hospitals if they are above 23 years old and have at least two children. Men can do so with no condition starting at 18 years of age. | The Social Development Ministry, the Women's Institute, and the Assoc…

Israeli Knesset Elections: Will Bibi Prevail? Despite "Charges of Bribery, Fraud and Breach of Trust"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-22
Knesset coalitions run Israel. Multiple parties participate, at times new ones….

Ten years on, Syria is almost destroyed. Who's to blame?
M. K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2021-03-22
In George Orwell's novel Animal Farm, the ruling pigs led by Napoleon constantly rewrote history in order to justify and reinforce their own continuing power. The rewriting by the western powers of the history of the ongoing conflict in Syria leaps out of Orwell. | MR Online | March 22, 2021 | Newswire…

Vacuna AstraZeneca suspendida en toda Europa. "Posibles reacciones autoinmunes, coagulación sanguínea, accidente cerebrovascular y hemorragia interna"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-22
ACTUALIZACIàìN | Francia, Alemania e Italia, que habían suspendido la vacuna AstraZeneca, reanudaron su aplicación "después de que los funcionarios de salud intentaron disipar las preocupaciones de que pueda provocar coágulos de sangre" (Informe VA) | Esta decisión fue tomada tras las…

In Solidarity with Kshama Sawant
claudia | dsausa.org | 2021-03-22
In Seattle a vicious campaign against working-class communities and politics is underway in the form of a campaign to recall Kshama Sawant. Sawant, the three-time elected city councilwoman, is a socialist, trade unionist, and community activist who has dared to run as an open independent socialist and take on Big Business. Sawant long championed the…

Walmart, Amazon and the Colonial Deindustrialisation of India
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-22
In June 2018, the Joint Action Committee against Foreign Retail and E-commerce (JACAFRE) issued a statement on Walmart's acquisition of Flipkart. It argued that it undermines India's economic and digital sovereignty and the livelihood of millions in India. The deal would lead to Walmart and Amazon dominating India's e-retail sector. These two US companies would …

Solidarity with Bessemer Workers/Solidaridad con los Trabajadores de Bessemer
claudia | dsausa.org | 2021-03-22
All eyes are on the workers of Bessemer, Alabama as they struggle against Amazon to win a union. These mostly Black and brown workers, a majority of whom are women, are in the midst of a seven-week union election ending on March 29th to affiliate with RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union.) While Amazon…

Two Venezuelan Soldiers Die in Fight With Colombian Traffickers
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-22
The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) reported that two Venezuelan soldiers died on Sunday during a confrontation with armed groups in the state of Apure in the border area near Colombia. | RELATED: | Venezuela Suffers New Terrorist Attack Against Gas Pipelin | Venezuelan authorities captured 32 people, destroyed six camps in the area, and seized weapons, ammunition, explosives, vehicles, and drugs. | The FANB reported that the deceased soldiers are Major Edward Cobo and Fi…

Bolivia: Socialists Win in 7 Out of 10 Subnational Governments
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-22
Following the conclusion of local elections in five Bolivian departments on Sunday, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) consolidated its dominance in subnational governments by winning 240 out of 336 mayoralties. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Judge Revokes Anez's Transfer To a Medical Center | Representing a preponderance in 70 percent of the country's local governments, the Socialist candidates secured 13 more mayorships than in the last local elections held in 2015. | Although Santa Cruz…

Coronavirus mess, scandal contribute to right-wing defeats in Germany
Victor Grossman | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-22
Germany, once viewed as an exaggerated model of exactitude and discipline, is currently in a muddle. Above all it's the Covid mess. Seen last spring as a model of swift, effective response, Germany is now torn by controversy, with its sixteen states and dozens of politicians squabbling about when to send which kids (if any) …

Oxygen, Medicines, Beds Are in Short Supply in Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-22
Brazil begins the week with a bleak outlook: supplies and medical facilities to care for COVID-19 patients are dramatically scarce in 25 of its 27 states. | RELATED: | Brazil: Censorship Law Is Used To Shield Bolsonaro From Critics | In these territories, beds in intensive care units (ICUs) have an occupancy rate of over 80 percent and the average number of COVID-19 related deaths exceeds 2,000 cases. | Although President Jair Bolsonaro's administration expressed "concern" over…

"The Chicken Little" Act Isn't Working — COVID Mania Is Wearing Off. Resistance is Unfolding
Jordan Schachtel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-22
The "public health experts" are scrambling to remain in the spotlight, …

Green Passes and Dark Inequalities: the Push for COVID Immunity Passports
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-22
Sensible, ideal, wonderful — if you happen to be in the European Union. This is the air of confidence surrounding the March 17 proposal for a digital COVID immunity passport, or what is officially being called the Digital Green Certificate. The Digital Green Certificate is actually a bundle of three: vaccination certificates stating the brand…

Workers report COVID-19 health violations at iconic Seattle-area burger chain
Brenton Brookings | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-22
Dick's Drive-In did not provide workers with any training on coronavirus symptoms or prevention and pressured them to come to work while waiting for COVID-19 test results.

The Emerging Culture of Compassion
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-22
'Take your Brothers Need as the Measure for Your Actions' Given the level of divisive conditioning, with its emphasis on competition and selfishness, that we are all exposed to, it's a wonder that kindness and compassion exist at all. But exist they do, and since the global calamity that is Covid-19 hit our streets, a…

IBM Partners with Moderna for "COVID Reset". "Health Passports Are Here"
Dr. Joseph Mercola | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-22
Better hang on folks, as technocracy's plan to digitize you to …

Coming to the Playing Field: Biden Puts Australia First. "Buttering Up" Allies against China
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-22
It has gotten tongues wagging in the diplomatic corps of Beijing, …

Joe Biden, otro presidente patotero (y van…)
Aram Aharonian | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-22
A veces, las formas cambian, pero en el fondo Estados Unidos sigue siendo el mismo, al menos para nosotros, los latinoamericanos y caribeños. Algunos pensaron que en vez del garrote, el muro, las restricciones a los inmigrantes y el discurso…

Hedges: The Evil Within Us
Editor | scheerpost.com | 2021-03-22
By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost Robert Aaron Long, 21, charged with murdering eight victims, six of whom were Asian women, at three Atlanta-area massage parlors, told police that he carried out the killings to eliminate the temptations that fed his sexual addiction. His church, Crabapple First Baptist Church, in Milton, Georgia, which opposes sex outside of marriage… | Source…

Israel takes 'VIP border pass' from Palestinian minister following ICC meeting
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-22
Israel takes 'VIP border pass' from Palestinian minister following ICC meeting | Palestinian Authority foreign minister Riad al-Maliki had pass taken from him after meeting with international court's lead prosecutor | MEE and agencies | Mon, 03/22/2021 – 11: 15 | PA foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki gestures during a press conference organised by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) on…

Save Sheikh Jarrah: The online campaign giving hope to Palestinian refugees in East Jerusalem
Aseel Jundi | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-22
Save Sheikh Jarrah: The online campaign giving hope to Palestinian refugees in East Jerusalem | Residents of Karm al-Jaouni live under the threat of forcible eviction that would see them replaced by Israeli settlers | Aseel Jundi | Mon, 03/22/2021 – 15: 05 | Nabil al-Kurd, a long-time resident of Karm al-Jaouni, stands next to a wall graffitied with "We will not leave" in Arabic (MEE/Aseel Jundi) | At first…

Israel planning to relocate Khan al-Ahmar residents to new area in West Bank
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-22
Israel planning to relocate Khan al-Ahmar residents to new area in West Bank | Israeli officials' latest proposal would move residents of West Bank village to an area that would allow them 'to maintain the same texture of life' | MEE staff | Mon, 03/22/2021 – 13: 22 | A Palestinian of the Jahalin tribe walks with a Palestinian flag in the village of Khan al-Ahmar in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, 29 November 2020 (AFP)…

New surge in COVID-19 pandemic accelerates internationally
wsws.org | 2021-03-22
As cases of COVID-19 and deaths from the virus rise around the world, vaccine nationalism becomes an increasingly lethal impediment to a scientifically grounded, internationally coordinated response to the global pandemic.

Venezuela Returns to National Lockdown as Vaccine Deal Brokered
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-03-22
A ground-breaking agreement between the government and Guaidó-led opposition will allegedly allow the purchase of 12 million additional doses.

Peru's President Sagasti Refuses To Declare Over 'Vaccinegate'
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-22
Peru's President Francisco Sagasti announced that he would not attend a congressional subpoena scheduled for Monday to respond to the allegations of COVID-19 illegal vaccinations in his Cabinet. | RELATED: | Peru: Judge Rejects Pre-trial Detention for Martin Vizcarra | On March 18, the Congress' Constitutional Accusations Subcommittee summoned Sagasti on "the Vaccinegate", a scandal involving former Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti and former Foreign Affairs Minister Elizabeth Astet…

Video: COVID-19 the "Pandemic" Is Over. "A Novel Virus Closely Related to Corona Viruses Which Contribute to the Common Cold"
Dr. Mike Yeadon | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-22
First published on September 14, 2020 | Mike Yeadon, Pfizer former chief scientific advisor: Ferguson's model has no validity in the view of most scientists: | "Yes, its a novel virus but its very closely related to at least four other …

Israelis cancel VIP Pass for Palestinian Foreign Minister for consulting with Int'l Criminal Court
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-03-22
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Naila Khalil reports at al-`Arabi al-Jadid (The New Arab) reports from Ramallah that Israel has withdraw the VIP Pass from Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki. The government of Binyamin Netanyahu was apparently angered that al-Maliki and other Palestine officials conducted talks in the Hague this past Thursday with Fatou Bensouda …

Imperial Covid-19 Response Team: A year tracking the global pandemic
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-03-22
Imperial's COVID-19 Response Team has spent over a year tracking the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cuba's Contributions in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic
Franklin Frederick | zcomm.org | 2021-03-22
The Cuban Revolution shows that when resources are distributed equitably, health outcomes previously unimaginable are possible…

In a Devastating Pandemic Year, Amazon Was Its Biggest Winner
Alec MacGillis | commondreams.org | 2021-03-22
How the virus that battered the economy was a boon for Jeff Bezos. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/amazon_5.jpg

Private Prison Company Poisoned Immigrants at Adelanto for A Decade
commondreams.org | 2021-03-22

The Evil Within Us: Evangelicals and Mass Murder in Atlanta
Chris Hedges | commondreams.org | 2021-03-22
Millions of largely white Americans, hermetically sealed within the ideology of the Christian Right, yearn to destroy the 'Satanic' forces they blame for the debacle of their lives. And one such evangelical just killed eight people in Atlanta. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/racism_1.jpg

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Roots of Anti-Asian Hate from U.S. Colonialism to Anti-China Political Rhetoric
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-22
Protests condemning hate crimes against Asian Americans continue, following the deadly shootings in Atlanta where a white gunman attacked three Asian-owned spas and killed eight people, six of them women of Asian descent. Hundreds of people gathered outside the Georgia state Capitol in Atlanta and around the U.S. demanding an end to anti-Asian racism and honoring the lives of the eight people who were killed: Xiaojie Tan, Yong Ae Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Suncha Kim, Hyun Jung Grant, Soon Chung Park, Daoyou Feng and Paul Andre Michels. Anti-Asian hate in the United States is "not anything new," says Viet Thanh Ng…

"We Are Here Because You Are There": Viet Thanh Nguyen on How U.S. Foreign Policy Creates Refugees
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-22
Pulitzer Prize-winning Vietnamese American writer Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses why he chooses to use the term "refugee" in his books, and speaks about his own experience as a refugee. His new novel tells the story of a man who arrives in France as a refugee from Vietnam, and explores the main character's questioning of ideology and different visions of liberation. Titled "The Committed," the book is a sequel to "The Sympathizer," which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016. Nguyen says his protagonist is "a man of two faces and two minds" whose ability to see beyond Cold War divisions makes him the perfect fi…

HR 1976 Medicare for All Act of 2021
Socialized Medicine is What We Need | indybay.org | 2021-03-22
On March 17, 2021, Rep. Jayapal Pamila of Wash. state and Rep. Deborah Dingell of Michigan introduced this year's version of the urgently needed Medicare for All Act of 2021 with a total of 112 sponsors, all Democrats, and it needs 218 to pass. See www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1976/cosponsors?q={%22search%22: [%22actionSessionCode: \%22117-1 | 1000\%22+AND+billIsReserved: \%22N\%22%22]}&r=9&s=4&searchResultViewType=compact…

CA Abandons Its Commitment to Ethnic Studies under Right Wing Pressure–The Fight Continues
Arab Resource & Organizing Center | indybay.org | 2021-03-22
On March 18, 2021, the California State Board of Education (SBE) rubber-stamped a whitewashed Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) in the face of massive public backlash. This version of the ESMC was panned by teachers, students, community organizations, and Ethnic Studies scholars–including Angela Davis, Cornel West, and Marc Lamont Hill. In disgust, all 20 of the Ethnic Studies educators who drafted the original version of the ESMC demanded that their names be removed.

Oakland Caravan, Traffic Jam, and Rally to Support Amazon Union Drive
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2021-03-22
Continuing Actions in Support of Alabama Amazon Workers' Union Drive…

Protest at Amazon's New SF Warehouse Site
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2021-03-22
International Day of Protests in Support of Alabama Amazon Workers' Union Drive…

We Have Your Back! Amazon Bessemer Oakland Supporters Rally & Caravan
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2021-03-22
As part of an international day of Solidarity, a car caravan and rally was held in Oakland of supporters of the Bessemer Alabama Amazon workers.

Sunday 3/21: The Great Labor Rebellion of the 1930s
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2021-03-22
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