2021-03-23: News Headlines

Al Neal (2021-03-23). Case before Supreme Court may be definitive for farmworker rights. peoplesworld.org Before the sun rises over the green hills and steep valleys of California, migrant farmworkers' feet have already touched the rich dark soil found on farmland. Their hands and feet will remain there, threshing and picking the fruit and vegetables adorning the supper table of U.S. households, long after the sun begins to set. On …

Alan Macleod (2021-03-23). Biden Backs Revival of His Brainchild: Plan Colombia 2.0 Set to Begin Next Month. mintpressnews.com Colombia is set to return to a massive aerial campaign of spraying Monsanto's glyphosate across the country, a plan Biden once fought hard with his Republican colleagues to enact.

Fight Back (2021-03-23). Minnesota protest demands end to the war on immigrants. fightbacknews.org Saint Paul, MN – On March 20, around 60 people protested outside the Whipple Federal Building, which houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to demand an end to the war on immigrants. The protest was organized by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) to mark two months since President Biden was inaugurated. | After several speakers outside the perimeter of the Whipple Federal Building, the protesters marched to the building's main entrance for a rally. There were speakers from Mexican and Filipino immigrant communities, two powerful Black spoken-word artists, as well as speakers expres…

Rin Bernhardt (2021-03-23). New Mexico oil and gas companies sued for environmental damage. liberationnews.org Oil and gas companies must be held accountable for their pollution and destruction of the land as well as their contributions to climate change.

RobertAlvarez (2021-03-23). BOOK: The Water Defenders. ips-dc.org THE WATER DEFENDERS: | HOW ORDINARY PEOPLE SAVED A COUNTRY FROM CORPORATE GREED: | Robin Broad | John Cavanagh: | Introduction: | Water is life. Countless communities across the world, from Flint, Michigan to the Standing Rock Reservation to the Gualcarque River in Honduras, have used this phrase as a rallying cry against powerful corporations that value profits over the environment and the health of local communities. | The movements waging these struggles can take some inspiration from El Salvador. | In 2002, a small group of citizens in El Salvador joined the global community of…

Noah Berlatsky (2021-03-23). 'Seaspiracy' Explores the Need for Systemic Change to Save Our Oceans. progressive.org A new documentary argues that regulating personal consumption is not the solution to large-scale environmental crises.

WSWS (2021-03-23). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Workers blockaded a soybean oil refinery in San Lorenzo, Argentina to protest terminations, while teachers in Entre Ríos province staged a one-day strike on March 19, and state workers in Córdoba province struck on March 18.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-23). Bolivians demand justice for crimes committed by Jeanine àÅñez's coup regime. peoplesdispatch.org With massive marches across the country, people in Bolivia have expressed their support for the progressive government of President Luis Arce that has arrested coup regime officials, taking an important step in the struggle for justice…

teleSUR (2021-03-23). Bolivia Marks 142 Years of Being Deprived of Access To the Sea. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce on Monday presided over the "Day of the Sea" to mark 142 years of the loss of his country's Pacific coastline to Chile. | RELATED: | The activities began with the transfer of the remains of Eduardo Abaroa, a national hero who led the civil resistance in the Topater battle during the Pacific War (1879-1884). | The funeral procession was escorted by the Bolivian Armed Forces and the Nat…

teleSUR (2021-03-23). Ecuador's Ombudsman Threatened After Moreno's Inquiry Petition. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's Ombudsman Freddy Carrión submitted a request for charges related to crimes against humanity by president Lenin Moreno and his cabinet on Tuesday. Hours after the petition, Carrion asked for protection for himself and his family after receiving several death threats. | RELATED: | Ombudsman Carrión filed the complaint to the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) for alleged crimes committed during the social unrest…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-03-23). Opinion poll suggests Andrés Arauz victory in the upcoming Ecuadorian elections. peoplesdispatch.org The second round of the presidential elections in Ecuador is scheduled for April 11. Ahead of the run-off election, yesterday on March 21, the candidates received an important opportunity to promote their proposals for the new government and help the citizens decide their vote. | Yesterday, Andrés Arauz of the progressive Union for Hope alliance (UNES) and Guillermo Lasso of the coalition of right-wing Creating Opportunities‚Ää party (CREO) and Social Christian Party (PSC) took part in the mandatory debate organized by the National Electoral Council (CNE), which was broadcasted on national radio a…

Greta Anderson (2021-03-23). Another Dead Wolf in Arizona. counterpunch.org You might not have seen the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service news release this week that announced the illegal killing of another Mexican wolf in Arizona. Authorities are looking for information on "a vehicle that was stopped or driving slowly near the Saffel Canyon Trailhead on the evening of February 18, 2021," or anything else

teleSUR (2021-03-23). Mexico Dispatches Its First Batch of CanSino COVID-19 Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Mexico's Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard Monday informed that 940,022 CanSino vaccines were packaged in his country and began to be distributed. | RELATED: | These doses were packaged at the Drugmex plant in Queretaro where Birmex laboratories are in charge of the distribution. Previously, Mexico purchased 35 million doses from China. | Ebrard noted that this vaccine is highly effective and it avoids hos…

Staff (2021-03-23). Border Invasion? Mexican MAGA Influencers Push "Damaging" Conspiracy Theories About Asylum Seekers. democracynow.org As thousands of asylum seekers continue to wait in Mexico for a chance to enter the United States, investigative journalist Jean Guerrero says Mexican social media influencers connected to right-wing U.S. media outlets and political figures are whipping up "hysteria" about the southern border. She says they are spreading false conspiracy theories about an orchestrated "invasion" and "child trafficking" funded by Democrats that are endangering vulnerable people. "It's been incredibly damaging," says Guerrero.

Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded by Prison Radio (2021-03-23). Mumia Abu-Jamal's Thank You Message to Supporters. indybay.org Mumia Abu-Jamal's COVID symptoms have improved but the severe debilitating skin condition persists. Mumia is now back in general population and he does not currently require hospitalization. However, Mumia needs continued monitoring, and he must not be shackled during future hospitalization.

Mario Candeias (2021-03-23). Crisis of Privatization – Return of Public Space. indybay.org The water supply for the population of Paris is to be | completely restored to public ownership from 2009 on, | as the Socialist mayor Delanoe announced on June 2nd | 2008… Adam Smith already advocated that such "public goods" have to be provided by the state.2…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-03-23). Thursday 4/29: Aviva Chomsky & Mickey Huff: Central America's Forgotten History. indybay.org Online webinar…

Alvaro Huerta (2021-03-23). Four Ways to Support Latinas/os during the Pandemic and Beyond. counterpunch.org The COVID-19 pandemic has not only devastated the U.S. economy, healthcare system and educational way of learning, it has also exposed or exasperated the racial and class inequalities in the formal economy (and informal economy). (The informal economy is also known as the unregulated economy, among other terms.) While it's true that pandemic has impacted

Anand Naidoo (2021-03-23). The Heat: U.S. politics. america.cgtn.com Thousands of migrants are arriving at the U.S. southern border, in what some are calling a crisis. We will take a look at the situation there, the COVID-19 pandemic and also at the Biden administration's foreign policy.