2021-03-26: News Headlines

_____ (2021-03-26). Nicaragua Rebuffs Attacks At Human Rights Hearing. popularresistance.org Nicaragua was one of the first countries in Latin America to give constitutional rights to its | Indigenous peoples and its laws to protect their territories are justly famous (especially the | Autonomy Law of 1986 and the Demarcation Law of 2003). Some 40,000 Indigenous families live in | areas that are legally owned and administered by over 300 Indigenous communities, covering almost | a third of the country. Governmental recognition of land rights was the first step in tackling | incursions by non-Indigenous settlers from western Nicaragua and the violent conflicts they | sometimes produce.

Eds. (2021-03-26). Chevron, ExxonMobil and BlackRock want to teach the Left about "extractivism" in Latin America. mronline.org Americas Quarterly and AS/COA's media arm ran a de-facto PR campaign for discredited Operation Lava Jato, which helped impeach Dilma Rousseff, jail Lula, and bring a neofascist (who it called an "arch-conservative") Jair Bolsonaro to power. | Newswire…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-03-26). Desperate at the Border. counterpunch.org Hundreds of thousands of Central Americans wouldn't flood the U.S. border if things weren't pretty bad back home. Destitution, gangs, rampant murder, death squads — that's what people leave behind in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, countries that have all been laboratories for U.S. anti-communist counterinsurgency and economic neo-liberalism. Those U.S. efforts have been a complete and utter bust.

G. Dunkel (2021-03-26). U.S. props up unpopular Haitian regime on verge of collapse. workers.org March 21 — In the past week, one group of Haitian cops attacked at least two precincts, released prisoners who they said were being held illegally, set fires, sacked a car dealership and demanded the government retrieve the bodies of cops who died in a March 12 ambush. In the . . . |

Staff (2021-03-26). Headlines for March 26, 2021. democracynow.org:443 Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Signs Sweeping Bill to Suppress African American Vote , Georgia Lawmaker Arrested on Felony Charges for Knocking on Governor's Office Door in Protest, President Biden Says U.S. Unlikely to Honor May 1 Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline, U.S. COVID-19 Cases Rise as Biden Doubles Vaccine Goal to 200 Million Shots in 100 Days, Mexico's Official COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 200,000; True Toll Could Be 50% Higher , ISIS-Linked Prisoners in Syria Face Conditions That Amount to Torture, Says Human Rights Watch , Netanyahu Fails to Clinch Israeli Election as Extreme-Right Party Gains Seats, Suez Canal Bl…

Staff (2021-03-26). Danny Glover on Amazon Union Drive, the Power of Organized Labor & Centuries of Resistance in Haiti. democracynow.org:443 As workers in Bessemer, Alabama, continue to vote on whether to establish the first unionized Amazon warehouse in the United States, we speak with actor and activist Danny Glover, who recently joined organizers on the ground to push for a yes vote. "This election is a statement," says Glover, one of the most high-profile supporters of the closely watched union drive. Nearly 6,000 workers, most of them Black, have until March 29 to return their ballots. If workers successfully unionize, it could be a watershed moment for the U.S. labor movement, setting off a wave of union drives at Amazon facilities across the co…

WSWS Repost (2021-03-26). Biden silent on rise in COVID-19 cases, justifies attacks on immigrants. indybay.org Seasoned Political analyst Patrick Martin at the World Socialist Web Site describes Biden's first press conference as president.

Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded by Prison Radio (2021-03-26). 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.

WSWS repost (2021-03-26). Biden administration to use San Diego Convention Center to detain 1,400 migrant children. indybay.org The opening of a detention center in downtown San Diego is an attempt to give the US government's anti-immigrant policies a facelift as more than 14,000 children remain in federal custody.

Massoud Nayeri (2021-03-26). Juan Guaido as Venezuela's Interim President. Again. globalresearch.ca Despite a failed military coup attempt by Guaido with Washington's backing …