2021-03-16: News Headlines

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein (2021-03-16). Capitalismo, geopolítica y pandemia. globalizacion.ca Con bombos y platillos se anunció hace unos meses que el fin de la pandemia significaría un "nuevo comienzo", algo bastante indefinido que evidentemente para América Latina ya no se producirá en este 2021 toda vez que la mutación del…

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). UK's Prince Philip leaves hospital after recovering from heart surgery. laprensalatina.com London, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- The United Kingdom's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, left hospital on Tuesday after recovering from heart surgery. The Duke of Edinburgh was hospitalized one month ago after he reported feeling unwell. The 99-year-old left the King Edward VII's hospital in London on Tuesday morning, an Efe correspondent confirmed. Philip …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Thailand restarts AstraZeneca vaccine rollout amid side effect fears. laprensalatina.com Bangkok, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha and other ministers of his government received the first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine Tuesday after delaying its rollout amid side effect fears. "Today, I am boosting confidence for the general public," Prayuth said. Thailand has launched its massive vaccination campaign to inoculate some 30 million …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Japan PM receives Covid-19 shot ahead of US visit. laprensalatina.com Tokyo, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga Tuesday received the first of the two doses of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine in the run-up to his meeting with President Joe Biden in the United States next month. Medics gave Suga a Pfizer vaccine dose, the only one currently approved in the country. The prime minister …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). China approves new Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. laprensalatina.com Beijing, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- China has given an emergency use approval for a new Covid-19 vaccine, local media reported on Tuesday. The recombinant protein subunit vaccine is the first of its kind to be authorized for clinical use in the Asian country. The vaccine, developed jointly by Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical and the Chinese Academy of …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). AstraZeneca vaccine doubts threaten inoculation drives in Americas. laprensalatina.com International Desk, Mar 15 (efe-epa).- Growing doubts about AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine have threatened the inoculation drives in the Americas, especially in countries with a small portfolio of jabs and dependent on doses from the Anglo-Swedish pharma company. On Monday, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain decided to suspend the vaccine distribution developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Misinformation, public distrust hampering Ukraine's sluggish vaccine campaign. laprensalatina.com Kiev, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- Ukraine's coronavirus vaccination campaign has been delayed and hampered by issues accessing the jabs, public distrust and misinformation, a mix that has meant 62,000 Ukrainians — only 0.15 percent of the total population — have been inoculated. The health ministry insists that the rollout, which began on February 24, is going …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Germany postpones vaccine summit as cases surge. laprensalatina.com Berlin, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- The German government on Tuesday postponed a planned videoconference to discuss the state of the country's vaccination campaign while it awaits the results of an inquiry by the European Medicines Agency into whether the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe. Germany is one of a number of EU countries to halt use of …

RT (2021-03-16). Bill Burr's black wife is a 'minority sex servant'? Woke activist called out for 'worst tweet ever'. rt.com Comedian Bill Burr has angered the cancel crowd with offensive jokes. They're calling him racist, but the fact that he's married to a black woman isn't placating them. To one, it actually means he owns a "minority sex servant." | Burr hosted last weekend's Grammy Awards, and his jokes rubbed woke viewers up the wrong way. He jibed at feminists, mispronounced Latino names, and (imagine the horror) made fun of K-pop. | A torrent of outrage followed, with some commenters threatening Burr with violence and death. Amid the uproar, one Twitter user stepped in to defend Burr from the racism accusations, posting a pic…

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Atletico look to end Chelsea's unbeaten run; Bayern in for easy task vs Lazio. laprensalatina.com Madrid, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- Atletico Madrid have to put an end to Chelsea's 12-match unbeaten run, which started under new coach Thomas Tuchel, to make it to this year's Champions Leagues quarter-finals. Last year, Atletico knocked defending champions Liverpool at this stage of the competition, building on a first-leg advantage to win 2-3 in Anfield …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Japan, US warn of China's 'destabilizing behavior'. laprensalatina.com Tokyo, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- The United States and Japan Tuesday denounced China's "destabilizing behavior" in the region and alleged that Beijing's conduct was inconsistent with the international order. The two sides condemned the Chinese military activities in the Pacific region, the situation in Hong Kong and of the Uighur minority in the troubled Xinjiang region …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Screening of documentary on Hong Kong pro-democracy protests canceled. laprensalatina.com Beijing, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- A controversial documentary on Hong Kong pro-democracy protests was pulled out hours before the film was scheduled to be screened in the city. "Inside the Red Brick Wall" covers 2019 clashes between protesters and security forces at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University was to premiere in the city on Monday evening. …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Myanmar security forces kill more than 90 protesters in 2 days. laprensalatina.com Bangkok, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- Myanmar's military rulers have intensified violent repression against anti-coup protesters as security forces have killed at least 94 civilians in the last two days, an advocacy group said Tuesday. The Association for the Assistance of Political Prisoners (AAPP) said Monday the security forces opened fire at protesters in several cities and …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Meat consumption plunges in crisis-hit Venezuela. laprensalatina.com By Ron Gonzalez Caracas, Mar 16 (efe-epa) .- Disappointment is etched on the face of Maria Ponte as she exits a butcher's shop in Petare, the Venezuelan capital's largest slum. She had gone there in hopes that prices may have somehow plummeted and allowed her to eat meat for the first time this year. But …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). 2 killed in militant attack on Afghan university bus. laprensalatina.com Kabul, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- Suspected militants opened fire at an Afghan university bus Tuesday, killing the driver and a student in the northern Baghlan province, police said. Six university lecturers suffered injuries in the attack on a highway near the provincial capital. The bus came under the attack teachers and students were on their way …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Nepalese climber, 51, to scale Everest for record 25th time. laprensalatina.com Kathmandu, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- A Nepalese climber, who holds the record of reaching the summit of Mount Everest 24 times, has announced one more climb to the tallest peak in May this year. Kami Rita Sherpa, 51-year-old mountaineering guide, topped the 8,848.86-meters Everest peak on May 21, 2019, for the 24th summit. He told EFE …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Real Madrid's social media accounts hacked. laprensalatina.com Madrid, Mar 16 (EFE).- Real Madrid's social media accounts were hacked Tuesday and used to publish a false statement announcing that Brazilian winger Rodrygo had suffered an injury just hours before the Spanish giants host Atalanta in the second-leg of a Champions League last-16 tie, the club told Efe. The club removed the false statements …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). News Corp, Facebook reach news content agreement in Australia. laprensalatina.com Sydney, Australia, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Tuesday said it had reached a news sharing deal with social media giant Facebook. The company, headquartered in New York City, said in a statement that the agreement stipulated "access to trusted news and information to millions of Facebook users in Australia through its Facebook News …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Nominees, guests, presenters sans in-person audience for Oscars this year. laprensalatina.com Los Angeles, US, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- Only the nominees, their guests, and presenters will be allowed at the Oscars this year, as all in-person events held around the event stand canceled. In a letter sent to the academy's members on Monday, President David Rubin revealed some clues on what the organization would have in store …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Israel displays fragments of newly discovered biblical scrolls. laprensalatina.com Jerusalem, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- Israel on Tuesday displayed fragments of a thousands-year-old biblical scroll discovered in a cave in the Judean Desert, the first to be found in archeological excavations since the Dead Sea Scrolls. The scroll, written in ancient Greek and containing portions of the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets, including the books …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Man accused of Everard murder appears in UK court. laprensalatina.com London, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- A London police officer accused of the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard appeared at the Old Bailey criminal court on Tuesday. Wayne Couzens joined the session via videoconference from Belmarsh prison and only spoke to confirm his name and date of birth. Judge Mark Lucraft set the provisional trial for …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). Ibrahimovic returns to Sweden national team 5 years after retirement. laprensalatina.com Copenhagen, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Tuesday was called up for the Sweden national team nearly five years after his international retirement. The move was expected after Swedish coach Janne Andersson's trip to Italy last fall to meet the 39-year-old, who has been putting on a stunning performance with the Serie …

Online News Editor (2021-03-16). North Korea warns America as US state, defense secretaries begin Asia trip. laprensalatina.com Seoul, Mar 16 (efe-epa).- North Korean Kim Jong Un's sister has slammed the United States and warned it against "causing a stink," state media reported on Tuesday. Kim Yo Jong's statement came as the new US secretaries of state and defense began a trip to Asia that would take them to Tokyo and Seoul. "We …

Jorge Majfud (2021-03-16). Estados Unidos: Espías y mercenarios. globalizacion.ca Estudiante: "Mi abuelito cubano trabajó para la CIA y en este momento está en el teléfono siguiendo su clase". | Profesor (autor de este libro): "Vaya, qué honor. Para no dejarlo como un acto ilegal, le voy a dar permiso para…

Sameena Rahman (2021-03-16). Blood-drenched Bolivian coup leader in prison. liberationnews.org Photo: Demonstration in Fresno, California in solidarity with the Bolivian people's struggle against the coup Bolivian coup leader and former self-proclaimed president Jeanine àÅñez, was arrested on Saturday in the department of Beni, where she was found hiding in a box to avoid detection from authorities. Earlier today, àÅñez made her first appearance in front …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-16). Bolivian judge orders 4 months of preventive detention for coup leader Jeanine àÅñez. peoplesdispatch.org Following the coup d'état against Evo Morales in November 2021, Añez's regime unleashed unprecedented levels of repression against those took to the streets in rejection of the coup…

_____ (2021-03-16). Nicaragua Is Teaching Us How To Put People Over Profits. popularresistance.org Members of the Sanctions Kill coalition are currently in Nicaragua as guests of the Friends of the ATC (the Association of Rural Workers) to learn about the Sandinista Revolution and the impacts of the recent economic war being waged by the United States against it. The ATC is a member of the global Via Campesina movement. Nicaragua is putting concrete programs in place to uplift its people by focusing on eradicating poverty, providing basic necessities such as health care, education, retirement security and more and empowering sectors of society that are typically at a disadvantage. A major focus of the Nicaragu…

Margaret Flowers (2021-03-16). Peace Delegation Visits Nicaragua To Explore Impact Of US Sanctions. dissidentvoice.org For the next two weeks, I am in Nicaragua on the first delegation organized by the Sanctions Kill coalition and the Friends of the ATC (Asociacion de Trabajadores del Campo — Association of Rural Workers) to study the impact of sanctions imposed by the United States on Nicaragua and learn about the Sandinista Revolution. The …

Fight Back (2021-03-16). FRSO Spring Fundraising drive: $100,000-plus needed for great leap forward. fightbacknews.org Over the past year, Freedom Road Socialist Organization has undergone a period of dramatic growth, and we have emerged as one of the largest revolutionary organizations in the United States. We have been in the forefront of the fight against police crimes. We have systematically developed our work in the labor movement. And we have worked hard to build the movements for African-American and Chicano liberation. We have hundreds of cadre who are working day and night to build the people's struggle and we will soon have more than 1000 members. FRSO is truly national in scope. | We have arrived at a crossroads. To co…

Michael K. Emerson (2021-03-16). Sanitized Tyranny: The Weaponization of Truth. dissidentvoice.org On Jan. 8, 2021, two days after the Capitol Hill "insurrection", the Parler social media app was the number #1 most downloaded app in the Apple App Store. On "January 10, 2021, Parler CEO John Matze announced the company had been 'dropped by virtually all of its business alliances after Amazon, Apple and Google ended …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-03-16). °Los trabajadores no son robots! Racismo, aceleración de la alta tecnología y la campaña sindical de la Amazon. workers.org Una campaña de organización histórica está en marcha en Bessemer, Alabama, en el almacén de Amazon BHM1. Casi 6.000 trabajadores, en su mayoría negros, casi la mitad mujeres, están decidiendo si unirse al Sindicato de Minoristas, Mayoristas y Grandes Tiendas (RWDSU siglas en ingles). La votación continúa hasta el 29 . . . |

RT (2021-03-16). Biden administration to house up to 3,000 migrant kids in Dallas convention center turned into 'decompression' facility — reports. rt.com The Biden administration reportedly plans to use a Dallas convention center to hold as many as 3,000 migrant teenagers, easing overcrowding in detention facilities as open-borders policies spur a surge in illegal immigration. | Federal agencies will use the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for up to 90 days, starting as early as this week, to detain 15- to 17-year-old migrant boys, the Associated Press

RT (2021-03-16). US set to face more migrants on Mexico border than in 'last 20 years' — Homeland Security boss. rt.com The US is set to encounter more migrants on its southwestern border than it had over the past 20 years, warns Secretary of Homeland Security, defending Washington's handling of the ongoing influx of unaccompanied child migrants. | The prediction was "The situation we are currently facing at the southwest border is a difficult one. We are tackling it," Mayorka…

Staff (2021-03-16). Immigrant Advocate: Unaccompanied Minors Are Not a "Border Crisis" But a Humanitarian Crisis. democracynow.org Thousands of migrant children seeking refuge are being held in crowded cells amid an increase in asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Despite claims by Republican lawmakers during a tour of the southern border aimed at warning against rollbacks of Trump's immigration policy, most adults at the border are still being turned away, while the Biden administration is allowing unaccompanied children to cross while their cases are processed. Thousands of the unaccompanied minors are being sent to cities across Texas to be housed and processed, including Dallas, where FEMA will hold as many as 3,000 unaccompanied te…

Areeb Ullah (2021-03-16). Yemen: Evidence mounts that Houthis started Sanaa migrant centre fire. middleeasteye.net Yemen: Evidence mounts that Houthis started Sanaa migrant centre fire | A new Human Rights Watch investigation confirms MEE findings that Houthis started a fire that killed scores of people | Tue, 03/16/2021 – 11: 02 | African migrants, mainly from Ethiopia, receive food and water inside a football stadium in the Red Sea port city of Aden, Yemen, on 23 April 2019. (AFP) | New details revealed by Human Ri…

Angely Mercado, Naveena Sadasivam (2021-03-16). A record 6 Native Americans elected to Congress, here's where they stand on climate. peoplesworld.org Indigenous peoples have a critical role to play in the fight against climate change. Though they make up just 5 percent of the world's population, their lands encompass more than 80 percent of global biodiversity. Indigenous lands are also at greatest risk from the multiple threats posed by climate change: rising sea levels, warmer temperatures, …

Boaventura de Sousa Santos (2021-03-16). Open letter to two young indigenous Ecuadorians. zcomm.org My wish is that you Ecuadorians, and the Ecuadorian youth in particular, will be the ones to decide the open issues with which you are faced and for which, in all truth, there are no straightforward solutions in sight…

Alexander Rubinstein (2021-03-16). Intersectional Imperialism: A Wholesome Menace. mintpressnews.com WASHINGTON (Substack // In order to identify where woke imperialism exists, we have to define it first. So what is it? It's certainly not the first iteration of hegemonic domination buttressed by moralism. | The doctrine of Responsibility t…

Eds. (2021-03-16). 8M: For a revolutionary feminism, which is not a cover photo but a struggle against all exploitation. mronline.org MR Online

WSWS repost (2021-03-16). Biden launches barbaric attack on immigrants. indybay.org The scenes playing out across the US-Mexico border disqualify the US government from ever lecturing the world on "human rights."

M. Chan, J. Leng (2021-03-16). Bay Area elites attempt to divide and conquer in aftermath of violence against Asian residents. liberationnews.org The violence oppressing both Black and Asian communities is a symptom of capitalism, a system that puts profits over people.

Justin Podur (2021-03-16). India's Right-Wing Government is So Hungry for Profit It Will Risk a Famine for the Country. counterpunch.org India's right-wing government has been deploying all the modern tools of repression against a historic farmers' protest. Much is at stake. For the people of India, their agricultural system is about to get far more precarious. For its farmers, ruin, and bankruptcy for millions, is all but guaranteed. For the government of Narendra Modi and

CounterPunch News Service (2021-03-16). Centennial Mountain Heli-Skiing. counterpunch.org On Friday, March 12th, Ashton/Island Park District Ranger Liz Davy withdrew the possibility of a permit to allow helicopter skiing in a portion of the Centennial Mountains on the Idaho side of the range for the following reasons: + Research indicates use of helicopters has significant negative impacts to denning grizzly bears, a threatened species.

Ted Kelly (2021-03-16). $1.9 Trillion stimulus bill: relief or ripoff? workers.org These slightly edited remarks were made during Workers World Party's March 11 webinar, "Stimulus Bill — Relief or Ripoff?" moderated by Ted Kelly, WWP-Philadelphia. Ted Kelly. Credit: WW PHOTO Ted Kelly: The U.S. Congress passed a bipartisan stimulus bill on March 6. Tonight's roundtable with young revolutionary workers from Workers . . . |

Cronkite News Arizona PBS (2021-03-16). Senate makes history with vote confirming Haaland as first Native American Interior secretary. juancole.com By Sarah Oven | — (Cronkite News) — (WASHINGTON — The Senate Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as the next Interior secretary, a historic vote that makes her the first Native American to head a Cabinet agency. The confirmation came over the objection of Senate Republicans, particularly those representing Western states dependent on …

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2021-03-16). The Crushing Environmental Burden of Greek Tourism. counterpunch.org Tourism is the heavy industry of Greece. It annually earns a fourth of the country's income. The pestilence year 2020, however, was bad for Greek tourism. In 2020, some 70 percent fewer tourists visited the country. This drastic decline meant less money for debt trapped Greece. Compared to 2019, tourist receipts in 2020 dropped by 78.2 percent.

The Conversation (2021-03-16). After the insurrection, America's far-right groups get more extreme. juancole.com By Matthew Valasik and Shannon Reid | — As the U.S. grapples with domestic extremism in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, warnings about more violence are coming from the FBI Director Chris Wray and others. The Conversation asked Matthew Valasik, a sociologist at Louisiana State University, and Shannon E. …

Steve Gillis (2021-03-16). Boston School Bus Drivers Union blasts bosses' reopening schemes. workers.org In direct confrontation with the U.S. ruling class' monolithic drive to "reopen" schools and businesses, even as the pandemic continues to rage, Boston School Bus Drivers picketed their employer, Transdev, March 9. They gave voice to the outrage of frontline workers over this dangerous gamble with the lives of both . . . |

Qiao Collective (2021-03-16). Race reductionism: Neocolonialism and the ruse of "Chinese privilege" mronline.org MR Online

Wayne Nealis (2021-03-16). Defense argues Floyd family settlement prejudices potential jury in Chauvin trial. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS—As had been expected, Erik Nelson, Derek Chauvin's attorney raised questions Monday regarding the timing and impact of the city's $27 million civil settlement with the Floyd family that was announced Friday. Typically, such settlements are announced after the conclusion of a criminal trial. Nelson argued that such pretrial publicity can have prejudicial effect on …