Monthly Archives: March 2021

2021-03-31: News Headlines

Media Lens (2021-03-31). Propaganda By Omission: Libya, Syria, Venezuela And The UK. dissidentvoice.org We live in a war-like society; one that supports, and is in league with, the world's number one terrorist threat: the United States of America. Corporate media propaganda plays a key role in keeping things that way. Ten years ago this month, the US, UK and France attacked oil-rich Libya under the fictitious cover of …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-31). Global solidarity with anti-imperialist struggle in Haiti and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the global actions in solidarity with Haiti, the beginning of the trial of former police officer accused of killing George Floyd, protests against UK policing bill, and mobilizations to commemorate Land Day in Palestine.

Lautaro Rivara (2021-03-31). "Poor Rich Haiti": How Imperialists and Local Oligarchy Have Sought to Destroy Haitian Agriculture. globalresearch.ca Does the oft-repeated refrain that "Haiti is the poorest country in …

Staff (2021-03-31). Headlines for March 31, 2021. democracynow.org Eyewitnesses Give Chilling Testimony of Police Killing of George Floyd, Brazil in Crisis as COVID Deaths Soar & Military Chiefs Quit in Protest, U.S. COVID Deaths Top 550,000; Florida Undercounted Thousands of Deaths, Bloomberg Employees Got Special Access to Vaccines at NYU Hospitals, China Delivers 100,000 COVID Vaccines to Palestine, White House Unveils $2 Trillion Jobs & Infrastructure Plan, Two Police Deputies Indicted in Texas for Killing Javier Ambler After Traffic Stop, Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump as GOP Welcomes Oath Keepers Founder in Texas, Man Arrested for Viciously Attacking Filipino Woman in N…

Fight Back (2021-03-31). WFTU Solidarity message to the workers and employees of Amazon in Germany. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following March 30 statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions expressing the voice of more than 105 million workers in 132 countries, stands in solidarity with the workers of Amazon in their four days strike demanding the recognition of collective bargaining agreements, health and safety measures and salary increase. The strikes are taking place in warehouses in Rheinberg, Werne, Koblenz, Leipzig and two sites in Bad Hersfeld. | The international class-oriented trade union movement supports the fair demands of the…

W. T. Whitney (2021-03-31). Stopgap Methods Won't Fix Migration Challenge. counterpunch.org The continuing press of migrants from Mexico and Central America arriving at the U.S. southern border has forced the Biden administration to send Vice President Kamala Harris south on a negotiating mission. According to The New York Times, "She will work with the leaders of Central American governments." Armed with "billions of dollars," she will seek collaboration in "reducing the violence and poverty" that predispose to migration.

David Paul (2021-03-31). Thursday 4/22: Cuba's Approach to Health Care for All. indybay.org on line webinar…

Lorena Barberia (2021-03-31). Lula Returns as Covid Runs Wild in Brazil. zcomm.org Brazil's president Bolsonaro continues to deny the Covid crisis, as Lula's return to politics creates shockwaves from the favelas to Wall St.

Marybeth Seitz-Brown (2021-03-31). The Left Needs to Engage Members if We Want to Win Big. zcomm.org If we want to win big, we will need to take collective risks. To do that, we need to build structures that strengthen our relationships with one another, educate each other on what is possible when we organize, and develop the leadership of many more people through escalating campaigns…

Aviva Chomsky (2021-03-31). Will Biden's Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)? zcomm.org The New Border Politics of the Biden Era Are Actually Ancient History…

Erika Andiola (2021-03-31). The Media Must Stop Demonizing Immigrants. thenation.com The Media Must Stop Demonizing Immigrants…

Joà´l Díaz (2021-03-31). In the Depths of the Pandemic, Tracing My Family's Contact. thenation.com In the Depths of the Pandemic, Tracing My Family's Contact…

Margaret Flowers (2021-03-30). Nicaragua: Building The Good Life (Buen Vivir) Through Popular Revolution. dissidentvoice.org As I traveled in Nicaragua on the recent Sanctions Kill delegation, one thing was clear: social transformation (revolution) requires both political power and participation by the people. Without political power, revolutionary programs will not have the material resources they require. Without the participation of the people, revolutionary programs, even with resources, cannot be put into …

teleSUR (2021-03-30). Peru: Leftist Candidate Takes the Lead in Presidential Debate. telesurenglish.net Following the first presidential debate in Peru on Monday, local outlets' polls place the left-wing candidate Veronika Mendoza first in the audience's positive opinions. | RELATED: | Outlet La Republica polled 3,200 online users, 60.7 percent of whom said that the Together Peru candidate was the debate's winner. | Her closest rival was Alberto Beingolea from the Popular Christian Party, with 23.8 percent of positive opinions…

Vijay Prashad (2021-03-30). Despite U.S. dirty tricks, Bolivia is finding a way to stay independent. mronline.org Pressure to prevent Morales from running in the election in 2019 mounted early, but it failed. The opposition—with the full backing of the U.S. government—tried to undermine the October 2019 election by painting it as fraudulent. With no real evidence, the military—with a green light from Washington, D.C.—moved against Morales, sending him into exile. | March 30, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-03-30). Dominican Wall Of Anti-Haitianism Keeps Neocolonial Inequity Alive. popularresistance.org Like Palestinians in Israel and Latino, Asian and Muslim immigrants in the U.S., Haitians in the Dominican Republic are demeaned, harassed, and victimized in both extraordinary and mundane ways. | Pushed out of their homeland by centuries of neo-colonialism and exploitation, officially 751,080 Haitians call the Dominican Republic home. This is 7.3% of the official population. There are hundreds of thousands of other Haitians who are deemed "illegal" and do not appear in any statistics. | "Antihaitianismo," or anti-Haitian racism, is but one glaring symptom of the economic and political elites' mind-set in the Dom…

_____ (2021-03-30). The Border Patrol Is The Crisis. popularresistance.org It's no surprise that there are claims of a new crisis on our border. A new year, a new administration, new policies in regard to who can cross and how they are processed will always bring a crisis claim from one side or the other. Depending on which side you are on politically often determines how you feel about migrants coming to our country. Conservatives usually feel we allow too many migrants to enter; liberals believe we should allow more. | That is a generalized statement of course. There are all sorts of nuances about our immigration policies and what we believe to be the best course of action. In my acti…

teleSUR (2021-03-30). Guatemala Might Use Force Against Migrant Caravan. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei potentially authorized the use of force against Hondurans by declaring a "state of prevention" in five departments through which a new caravan of migrants could transit. | RELATED: | This state of prevention will be applied "urgently" for 15 days in the Izabal, Zacapa, Chiquimula, El Progreso, and Peten departments. | The new caravan could cross through Corinto or Agua Caliente border points. It is…

Carmen Rodríguez (2021-03-30). Four Decades of Impunity: Still No Justice in El Mozote. counterpunch.org After 30 years, the government of El Salvador continues to ensure impunity for those responsible for the worst massacre in modern Latin American history, in which 986 people were killed by the Salvadoran Armed Forces. President Nayib Bukele, who promised survivors and families of the victims at the end of 2019 he would collaborate and open the military archives to help bring justice, is currently blocking access to the documents and evidence requested by the judge overseeing the case.

Ted Kelly (2021-03-30). Washington's role in Berta Cáceres' 2016 murder in Honduras. workers.org It has been five years since the assassination of Berta Cáceres — an environmental activist from the Lenca people, a founder and leader of the Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras. Though some of her killers have been identified and convicted, the governments and corporations that hired and . . . |

pyeverino (2021-03-30). Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series. dsausa.org This is a series, running every Friday 7 — 8 pm until May 7. RSVP Here Around the world, Black-led movements are raising the stakes in our collective struggles. This discussion series with leading Black and Indigenous militants from across Brazil spotlights their experiences in organizing against state violence, workplace exploitation, and structural racism everywhere…

WSWS (2021-03-30). Mexico reports 417,002 excess deaths during the pandemic. wsws.org With an official death toll of 201,623, the acknowledgement of a massive undercount stands as a confession by the ruling class of social murder.

Brasil de Fato (2021-03-30). Brazil's deadliest weekend of the pandemic: 5,000 dead and 130,000 new cases. peoplesdispatch.org The uncontrolled advance of COVID-19 in Brazil leaves behind a tragic figure of 5,094 deaths having been reported to the National Council of Health Secretaries, Conass, this weekend alone, a sum of the fatalities that occurred on Saturday March 27 and Sunday March 28. | There were 3,438 deaths on Saturday — the third day that the 3,000 mark was surpassed since the start of the Over the last 2…

WSWS (2021-03-30). Dozens subpoenaed under Brazil's "national security" law for calling Bolsonaro "genocidal" wsws.org The Bolsonaro government and the state apparatus are responding to the explosive tensions in Brazil, the world epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

_____ (2021-03-30). The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. popularresistance.org This month, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released two reports with updates on city and county jail populations nationwide: Jail Inmates in 2019 and Impact of COVID-19 on the Local Jail Population, January-June 2020. After a year of upheaval due to the pandemic, the first report is already out-of-date and mainly useful as a historical document. The second report, however, answers some important questions about the decisions local officials made when the high stakes of jail incarceration — for individual and public health — were put into stark relief by the pandemic. Their decisions, and the resulti…

Eds. (2021-03-30). "Poor rich Haiti" or how imperialists and local oligarchy have sought destroy agriculture in Haiti. mronline.org From Haiti, Lautaro Rivara unpacks the tired trope of "poor rich Haiti," highlighting the role of foreign capital and local elites in the destruction of life in the countryside. | March 30, 2021 | Newswire…

teleSUR (2021-03-30). UN Chief Calls for Bold Measures To Tackle Debt Crisis. telesurenglish.net UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for urgent, bold measures to address an emerging debt crisis caused largely by COVID-19. | RELATED: | "We are on the verge of a debt crisis. Today's meeting, convened with our partners, the prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica, is a call for urgent action," he told a high-level event on debt and liquidity. | Six countries have already defaulted. One-third…

Dean Baker (2021-03-30). Free Trade and Free Taxes: How Our Intellectuals Help the Rich. cepr.net Since I came to Washington in 1992, I have been working alongside friends in the policy community, labor movement, and community organizations in fighting against a series of trade pacts. NAFTA was the immediate issue in 1992, but a couple of years later we had the Uruguay Round of the GATT that created the WTO. …

Orinoco Tribune (2021-03-30). New Sputnik V Shipment Arrives in Venezuela — Mass Vaccination Advances. globalresearch.ca This Monday, March 29, the third shipment of Russian Sputnik V …

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-03-30). Haitians hold historic mobilization in defense of their constitution. peoplesdispatch.org On the 34th anniversary of the Haitian Constitution, various social and progressive organizations from across the globe demonstrated in different parts of the world in support of the struggle of the Haitian people against the de-facto president Jovenel MoàØse…

Staff (2021-03-30). "Crisis of Capitalism": Roberto Lovato on How U.S. Policies Fuel Migration & Instability. democracynow.org We speak with Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato about how decades of U.S. military intervention in Central America have contributed to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border. Some 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children are now in U.S. custody, according to the latest figures, and more than 5,700 are in Customs and Border Protection facilities, which are not equipped to care for children. This comes as a record number of asylum seekers are arriving at the southern border, fleeing extreme poverty, violence and climate change in their home countries. "You have the ongoing epidemic of U.S. policy an…

Staff (2021-03-30). Headlines for March 30, 2021. democracynow.org First Witnesses Testify in Murder Trial of Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin, Who Killed George Floyd, Civil Rights Groups File Second Legal Challenge to Georgia Voter Suppression Bill, WHO Says COVID-19 Pandemic Likely Began in Animal Hosts, Rather Than Laboratory Escape, CDC Director Warns of "Impending Doom" as Coronavirus Cases Rise Across U.S., CDC Extends Federal Eviction Moratorium to June 30, Wealthiest 1% of Americans Account for One-Third of Unpaid Taxes to IRS, Protests Erupt in Mexico Demanding Justice for Salvadoran Refugee Killed by Police, Suez Canal Reopens After Salvage Teams Clear Stuck Container Ship, 60 Ch…

Staff (2021-03-30). US Military Intervention in Latin America Fuels Migration and Instability. truthout.org We speak with Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato about how decades of U.S. military intervention in Central America have contributed to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border. Some 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children are now in U.S. custody, according to the latest figures, and more than 5,700 are in Customs and Border Protection facilities, which are not equipped to care for children. This comes as a record number of asylum seekers are arriving at the southern border, fleeing…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-03-30). 'Major Political Crisis' in Brazil as Military Chiefs Quit Amid Bolsonaro Purge of Top Ministers. commondreams.org A leading opposition figure said the country "can't overcome" Covid-19 with Bolsonaro, because "he is the crisis incarnate." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bolsonaro_4.jpg

Aviva Chomsky (2021-03-30). A Closer Look at Biden's Immigration Plan for Central America. commondreams.org Biden's plan actually promotes an old economic development model that has long benefited U.S. corporations. It also aims to impose a distinctly militarized version of "security" on the people of that region. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/immigration.jpg

Brian Wakamo (2021-03-30). The Global Vaccine Divide Is Widening as Rich Nations Protect Patents Over Safety. commondreams.org People in high-income countries that represent 16 percent of the world's population have received 56 percent of doses. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/vaccine_free.jpg

Earthjustice (2021-03-30). Empresa privada de prisiones envenenó a inmigrantes en Adelanto. peoplesworld.org Adelanto, CA — Luego de siete meses de investigación, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los EE. UU. (EPA) emitió un informe final y un Aviso de Advertencia Oficial al Grupo GEO por múltiples violaciones en respuesta al uso indebido del pesticida tóxico HDQ Neutral dentro del Centro de Detención de Adelanto, California. La investigación …

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-03-30). Stopgap methods won't fix migration challenge. peoplesworld.org The continuing press of migrants from Mexico and Central America arriving at the U.S.' southern border has forced the Biden administration to send Vice President Kamala Harris south on a negotiating mission. According to The New York Times, "She will work with the leaders of Central American governments." Armed with "billions of dollars," she will …

teleSUR (2021-03-30). Venezuela and Russia Set High-Level Cooperation Meetings. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Tuesday inaugurated technical meetings to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Russia as part of high-level intergovernmental talks. | RELATED: | He thanked the Russian assistance in the fight against the pandemic, including the access to Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona COVID-19 vaccines. | Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov welcomed the 76th anniversary of cooperation and political dia…

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2021-03-30). Dr. Mike Yeadon: The Devastating Impacts of the Covid Vaccine. globalresearch.ca America's Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) spoke to former Pfizer Vice President and …

Helen Yaffe (2021-03-30). Cuba Libre to be COVID-Libre: Five Vaccines and Counting… counterpunch.org By reacting quickly and decisively, by mobilising its public healthcare system and world-leading biotech sector, Cuba has kept contagion and fatalities low. In 2020 Cuba confirmed a total of 12,225 coronavirus cases and 146 deaths in a population of 11.2 million, among the lowest rates in the Western Hemisphere. In November 2020, the airports were opened, leading to a surge with more infections in January 2021 than the whole of the previous year. By 24 March 2021, Cuba had registered fewer than 70,000 cases and 408 deaths. The death rate was 35 per million and the fatality rate was just 0.59% (2.2% worldwide; 2.9…

Matt Sedlar (2021-03-30). In Brazil, Vaccine Diplomacy Can Help Save the Climate. cepr.net Foreign Policy See article on original site On March 18, the Biden administration confirmed that it was finalizing a plan to send 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Mexico, just as the U.S. government petitions its southern neighbor for assistance with managing a record rate of migration through Central America. This might be …

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-03-30). Why the U.S. and Its Allies Are Stupid to Turn COVID-19 Vaccination Into a Geopolitical Power Play. zcomm.org The COVID-19 pandemic demands that all nations cooperate to vaccinate the entire global population—a goal that can't be achieved using the usual rules of which countries win and which ones lose…

G. Dunkel (2021-03-30). Capitalist greed confronts physics — and loses. workers.org The Ever Given, a Panamanian-flagged, Taiwan-operated, Japanese-owned, German-managed, Indian-crewed Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV), blocked the Suez Canal in the early morning of March 23. Each day the canal is blocked costs $10 billion in international trade. The Ever Given, aground in the Suez Canal, March 23. The only alternative . . . |

2021-03-30: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2021-03-30). Despite U.S. dirty tricks, Bolivia is finding a way to stay independent. mronline.org Pressure to prevent Morales from running in the election in 2019 mounted early, but it failed. The opposition—with the full backing of the U.S. government—tried to undermine the October 2019 election by painting it as fraudulent. With no real evidence, the military—with a green light from Washington, D.C.—moved against Morales, sending him into exile. | March 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Carmen Rodríguez (2021-03-30). Four Decades of Impunity: Still No Justice in El Mozote. counterpunch.org After 30 years, the government of El Salvador continues to ensure impunity for those responsible for the worst massacre in modern Latin American history, in which 986 people were killed by the Salvadoran Armed Forces. President Nayib Bukele, who promised survivors and families of the victims at the end of 2019 he would collaborate and open the military archives to help bring justice, is currently blocking access to the documents and evidence requested by the judge overseeing the case.

Ted Kelly (2021-03-30). Washington's role in Berta Cáceres' 2016 murder in Honduras. workers.org It has been five years since the assassination of Berta Cáceres — an environmental activist from the Lenca people, a founder and leader of the Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras. Though some of her killers have been identified and convicted, the governments and corporations that hired and . . . |

Marcelle Cendrars (2021-03-30). Nicaragua: Building The Good Life (Buen Vivir) Through Popular Revolution. dissidentvoice.org As I traveled in Nicaragua on the recent Sanctions Kill delegation, one thing was clear: social transformation (revolution) requires both political power and participation by the people. Without political power, revolutionary programs will not have the material resources they require. Without the participation of the people, revolutionary programs, even with resources, cannot be put into …

Eds. (2021-03-30). "Poor rich Haiti" or how imperialists and local oligarchy have sought destroy agriculture in Haiti. mronline.org From Haiti, Lautaro Rivara unpacks the tired trope of "poor rich Haiti," highlighting the role of foreign capital and local elites in the destruction of life in the countryside. | March 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Brasil de Fato (2021-03-30). Brazil's deadliest weekend of the pandemic: 5,000 dead and 130,000 new cases. peoplesdispatch.org The uncontrolled advance of COVID-19 in Brazil leaves behind a tragic figure of 5,094 deaths having been reported to the National Council of Health Secretaries, Conass, this weekend alone, a sum of the fatalities that occurred on Saturday March 27 and Sunday March 28. | There were 3,438 deaths on Saturday — the third day that the 3,000 mark was surpassed since the start of the Over the last 2…

teleSUR (2021-03-30). UN Chief Calls for Bold Measures To Tackle Debt Crisis. telesurenglish.net UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for urgent, bold measures to address an emerging debt crisis caused largely by COVID-19. | RELATED: | "We are on the verge of a debt crisis. Today's meeting, convened with our partners, the prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica, is a call for urgent action," he told a high-level event on debt and liquidity. | Six countries have already defaulted. One-third…

_____ (2021-03-30). The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. popularresistance.org This month, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released two reports with updates on city and county jail populations nationwide: Jail Inmates in 2019 and Impact of COVID-19 on the Local Jail Population, January-June 2020. After a year of upheaval due to the pandemic, the first report is already out-of-date and mainly useful as a historical document. The second report, however, answers some important questions about the decisions local officials made when the high stakes of jail incarceration — for individual and public health — were put into stark relief by the pandemic. Their decisions, and the resulti…

_____ (2021-03-30). Dominican Wall Of Anti-Haitianism Keeps Neocolonial Inequity Alive. popularresistance.org Like Palestinians in Israel and Latino, Asian and Muslim immigrants in the U.S., Haitians in the Dominican Republic are demeaned, harassed, and victimized in both extraordinary and mundane ways. | Pushed out of their homeland by centuries of neo-colonialism and exploitation, officially 751,080 Haitians call the Dominican Republic home. This is 7.3% of the official population. There are hundreds of thousands of other Haitians who are deemed "illegal" and do not appear in any statistics. | "Antihaitianismo," or anti-Haitian racism, is but one glaring symptom of the economic and political elites' mind-set in the Dom…

_____ (2021-03-30). The Border Patrol Is The Crisis. popularresistance.org It's no surprise that there are claims of a new crisis on our border. A new year, a new administration, new policies in regard to who can cross and how they are processed will always bring a crisis claim from one side or the other. Depending on which side you are on politically often determines how you feel about migrants coming to our country. Conservatives usually feel we allow too many migrants to enter; liberals believe we should allow more. | That is a generalized statement of course. There are all sorts of nuances about our immigration policies and what we believe to be the best course of action. In my acti…

teleSUR (2021-03-30). Guatemala Might Use Force Against Migrant Caravan. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei potentially authorized the use of force against Hondurans by declaring a "state of prevention" in five departments through which a new caravan of migrants could transit. | RELATED: | This state of prevention will be applied "urgently" for 15 days in the Izabal, Zacapa, Chiquimula, El Progreso, and Peten departments. | The new caravan could cross through Corinto or Agua Caliente border points. It is…

pyeverino (2021-03-30). Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series. dsausa.org This is a series, running every Friday 7 — 8 pm until May 7. RSVP Here Around the world, Black-led movements are raising the stakes in our collective struggles. This discussion series with leading Black and Indigenous militants from across Brazil spotlights their experiences in organizing against state violence, workplace exploitation, and structural racism everywhere…

teleSUR (2021-03-30). Peru: Leftist Candidate Takes the Lead in Presidential Debate. telesurenglish.net Following the first presidential debate in Peru on Monday, local outlets' polls place the left-wing candidate Veronika Mendoza first in the audience's positive opinions. | RELATED: | Outlet La Republica polled 3,200 online users, 60.7 percent of whom said that the Together Peru candidate was the debate's winner. | Her closest rival was Alberto Beingolea from the Popular Christian Party, with 23.8 percent of positive opinions…

Dean Baker (2021-03-30). Free Trade and Free Taxes: How Our Intellectuals Help the Rich. cepr.net Since I came to Washington in 1992, I have been working alongside friends in the policy community, labor movement, and community organizations in fighting against a series of trade pacts. NAFTA was the immediate issue in 1992, but a couple of years later we had the Uruguay Round of the GATT that created the WTO. …

Orinoco Tribune (2021-03-30). New Sputnik V Shipment Arrives in Venezuela — Mass Vaccination Advances. globalresearch.ca This Monday, March 29, the third shipment of Russian Sputnik V …

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-03-30). Haitians hold historic mobilization in defense of their constitution. peoplesdispatch.org On the 34th anniversary of the Haitian Constitution, various social and progressive organizations from across the globe demonstrated in different parts of the world in support of the struggle of the Haitian people against the de-facto president Jovenel MoàØse…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-03-30). Stopgap methods won't fix migration challenge. peoplesworld.org The continuing press of migrants from Mexico and Central America arriving at the U.S.' southern border has forced the Biden administration to send Vice President Kamala Harris south on a negotiating mission. According to The New York Times, "She will work with the leaders of Central American governments." Armed with "billions of dollars," she will …

teleSUR (2021-03-30). Venezuela and Russia Set High-Level Cooperation Meetings. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Tuesday inaugurated technical meetings to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Russia as part of high-level intergovernmental talks. | RELATED: | He thanked the Russian assistance in the fight against the pandemic, including the access to Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona COVID-19 vaccines. | Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov welcomed the 76th anniversary of cooperation and political dia…

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2021-03-30). Dr. Mike Yeadon: The Devastating Impacts of the Covid Vaccine. globalresearch.ca America's Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) spoke to former Pfizer Vice President and …

Earthjustice (2021-03-30). Empresa privada de prisiones envenenó a inmigrantes en Adelanto. peoplesworld.org Adelanto, CA — Luego de siete meses de investigación, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los EE. UU. (EPA) emitió un informe final y un Aviso de Advertencia Oficial al Grupo GEO por múltiples violaciones en respuesta al uso indebido del pesticida tóxico HDQ Neutral dentro del Centro de Detención de Adelanto, California. La investigación …

David Paul (2021-03-30). Thursday 4/22: Cuba's Approach to Health Care for All. indybay.org on line webinar…

Staff (2021-03-30). "Crisis of Capitalism": Roberto Lovato on How U.S. Policies Fuel Migration & Instability. democracynow.org We speak with Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato about how decades of U.S. military intervention in Central America have contributed to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border. Some 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children are now in U.S. custody, according to the latest figures, and more than 5,700 are in Customs and Border Protection facilities, which are not equipped to care for children. This comes as a record number of asylum seekers are arriving at the southern border, fleeing extreme poverty, violence and climate change in their home countries. "You have the ongoing epidemic of U.S. policy an…

Staff (2021-03-30). Headlines for March 30, 2021. democracynow.org First Witnesses Testify in Murder Trial of Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin, Who Killed George Floyd, Civil Rights Groups File Second Legal Challenge to Georgia Voter Suppression Bill, WHO Says COVID-19 Pandemic Likely Began in Animal Hosts, Rather Than Laboratory Escape, CDC Director Warns of "Impending Doom" as Coronavirus Cases Rise Across U.S., CDC Extends Federal Eviction Moratorium to June 30, Wealthiest 1% of Americans Account for One-Third of Unpaid Taxes to IRS, Protests Erupt in Mexico Demanding Justice for Salvadoran Refugee Killed by Police, Suez Canal Reopens After Salvage Teams Clear Stuck Container Ship, 60 Ch…

Helen Yaffe (2021-03-30). Cuba Libre to be COVID-Libre: Five Vaccines and Counting… counterpunch.org By reacting quickly and decisively, by mobilising its public healthcare system and world-leading biotech sector, Cuba has kept contagion and fatalities low. In 2020 Cuba confirmed a total of 12,225 coronavirus cases and 146 deaths in a population of 11.2 million, among the lowest rates in the Western Hemisphere. In November 2020, the airports were opened, leading to a surge with more infections in January 2021 than the whole of the previous year. By 24 March 2021, Cuba had registered fewer than 70,000 cases and 408 deaths. The death rate was 35 per million and the fatality rate was just 0.59% (2.2% worldwide; 2.9…

WSWS (2021-03-30). India suspends export of COVID-19 vaccines. wsws.org The Modi government's shutoff of vaccine exports will severely impact vaccination programs in lower- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America and the rest of Asia, contributing to the further spread of the pandemic and its new more lethal variants.

Matt Sedlar (2021-03-30). In Brazil, Vaccine Diplomacy Can Help Save the Climate. cepr.net Foreign Policy See article on original site On March 18, the Biden administration confirmed that it was finalizing a plan to send 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Mexico, just as the U.S. government petitions its southern neighbor for assistance with managing a record rate of migration through Central America. This might be …

G. Dunkel (2021-03-30). Capitalist greed confronts physics — and loses. workers.org The Ever Given, a Panamanian-flagged, Taiwan-operated, Japanese-owned, German-managed, Indian-crewed Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV), blocked the Suez Canal in the early morning of March 23. Each day the canal is blocked costs $10 billion in international trade. The Ever Given, aground in the Suez Canal, March 23. The only alternative . . . |

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-03-30). Why the U.S. and Its Allies Are Stupid to Turn COVID-19 Vaccination Into a Geopolitical Power Play. zcomm.org The COVID-19 pandemic demands that all nations cooperate to vaccinate the entire global population—a goal that can't be achieved using the usual rules of which countries win and which ones lose…

2021-03-29: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Mexico's President Feels 'Shame' for Murder of Salvadoran Woman. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) on Monday expressed "shame" for the police officers who killed Salvadoran migrant Victoria Salazar in Tulum on Saturday. | RELATED: | "She was subdued by police… brutalized and killed. This fact fills us with sorrow, pain, and shame," he said. | Her murder was denounced on social media through a video showing a police officer placing his knee on the neck of the victim, who could barely…

WSWS (2021-03-29). Oppose deportations and all anti-immigrant measures in Australia and New Zealand! wsws.org The Australian and New Zealand governments have joined in the international assault on the rights of immigrants, as they seek to divert anger over mass job cuts and austerity measures in the most nationalist and xenophobic direction.

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Cuba Could Start COVID-19 Vaccination in Minors. telesurenglish.net Rolando Perez, the director of Science at the Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Industries (BioCubafarma), announced on Monday that his country could soon begin a study for COVID-19 vaccination in the pediatric population between the ages of 5 and 18. | RELATED: | According to the study design, the first stage of vaccination will include minors aged 12 to 18 years. Subsequently, children aged 5 to 11 could be immunized, Pe…

_____ (2021-03-29). Protests In 60+ Countries Against Genocidal US Blockade On Cuba. popularresistance.org In a worldwide day, the initiative launched a month ago by the Europe for Cuba channel, in coordination with solidarity movements and groups in different parts of the planet, will take place today and tomorrow, Sunday, with car and bicycle caravans, rallies, marches and mountain climbing, among other diverse actions. | "The call is also to flood the social networks in days of denunciation and repudiation of the genocidal blockade imposed on the island, in which we expect a good response, despite the restrictions derived from the COVID-19 pandemic," José Antonio Toledo and Michele Mesagna, coordinators of the plat…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Venezuela Is Victim of Colombian Armed Groups, Maduro Denounces. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro denounced that the Colombian government is behind the recent incursion of irregular armed groups into Apure state, which is located in the southwestern border region. | RELATED: | "We have all the WhatsApp accounts and conversations. We know the whole strategy they coordinate with the Colombian government and what they were going to do in Venezuelan territory," Ma…

Ricardo Vaz (2021-03-29). Cape Verde Greenlights Venezuelan Government Envoy Extradition to US. globalresearch.ca The Cape Verde Supreme Court has approved a request to extradite …

Paul Dobson (2021-03-29). Venezuela Points Finger at US for Continued Skirmishes on Colombian Border. venezuelanalysis.com Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López claims that the CIA is behind the fighting, which injured a further nine soldiers on Monday.

teleSUR (2021-03-29). 'It Was a Coup' Film Unveils the U.S. Interference in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former President Evo Morales on Sunday welcomed the "It Was a Coup" documentary which reveals details of the U.S-backed coup d'etat in Nov. 2019. | RELATED: | The film shows how the events escalated following a biased report by the Organization of American States (OAS) on electoral fraud and the calls for violent mobilizations from opposition sectors. | Filmmaker Maria Rada gathered testimonies to unmask the plot that in…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Peru To Witness Debates Among 18 Presidential Candidates. telesurenglish.net For three days starting on Monday, Peru's National Jury of Elections will organize face-to-face presidential debates among 18 candidates who will participate in the April 11 elections. | RELATED: | The debates will be focused on such issues as the pandemic, education, security, public integrity, and corruption. | Among the first candidates to take the floor this Monday are the National Victory candidate George Fors…

_____ (2021-03-29). Nicaragua: Building The Good Life (Buen Vivir) Through Popular Revolution. popularresistance.org As I traveled in Nicaragua on the recent Sanctions Kill delegation, one thing was clear, social transformation (revolution) requires both political power and participation by the people. Without political power, revolutionary programs will not have the material resources they require. Without the participation of the people, revolutionary programs, even with resources, cannot be put into practice and defended. | Right now, Nicaraguans have both and they are making great progress in building a new society or as it is often referred to in Latin America, 'Buen Vivir,' (the good life). They are demonstrating what we…

Ana María Aragonés (2021-03-29). Caminos legales, no cierres fronterizos. globalizacion.ca El reciente viaje a México de funcionarios estadunidenses planteó como solución al problema migratorio el cierre de fronteras, para supuestamente detener no sólo a los centroamericanos, sino a los propios mexicanos. | Justificó en parte esta estrategia por tener que aplicar…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Brazil: Defense and Foreign Affair Ministers Sacked. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Brazilian ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs gave their resignation letters to the far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, thus accentuating the institutional crisis in the South American country. | RELATED: | Brazilian Foreign Minister, Ernesto Araújo, resigned from his responsibilities due to pressure exerted by parliamentarians, business people, and politicians, who have vehemently criticized his man…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Honduras Concludes Primary Elections Vote Count. telesurenglish.net Honduras' National Electoral Council (CNE) concluded the primary elections' vote count after two weeks of delays and electoral fraud allegations. | RELATED: | The National Party candidate Nasry Asfura, the Freedom and Refoundation Party representative Xiomara Castro, and the Liberal Party member Yani Rosenthal stay as main competitors for the Presidency post. | Tegucigalpa mayor Asfura gained 579,764 votes, ex-fir…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Argentina: Buenos Aires Province Fights for Debt Restructuring. telesurenglish.net Buenos Aires' Governor Axel Kicillof extended the deadline to negotiate a US$7 billion debt with private creditors who sued his government for late payment. | RELATED: | On March 23, an Ad Hoc committee of creditors represented by White & Case LLP filed two lawsuits in New York against Buenos Aires province for the non-payment of debt interest bonuses. | The subnational government's Finance Minister Pablo Lopez described as "

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-03-29). Argentina — El recordatorio de Cristina. globalizacion.ca øNo debería ser más habitual la práctica de analizar algunas situaciones a la luz de cómo serían si se plantea o ejecuta su reverso? | De dejarse llevar por tantas voces que arguyen serios problemas e incluso una ruptura definitiva entre…

Carlos Alberto Rozanski (2021-03-29). Argentina — Lawfare, el día después. globalizacion.ca Lawfare es un neologismo creado por el general de la aviación norteamericana, Charles J. Dunlap Jr. Profesor de la Duke University School of Law estadounidense, en 2001 lo definió como "El uso de la ley como un arma de guerra"….

_____ (2021-03-29). 'Poor Rich Haiti'. popularresistance.org Haiti's borders are curious. The small country is bordered to the east by the Dominican Republic, dividing in two the territory of the island of Hispaniola. To the west it borders the Caribbean Sea and to the south, a forgotten maritime border with the Republic of Colombia. But what interests us here is a border that is not entirely imaginary: to the north and northeast, although the maps would like to indicate otherwise, Haiti borders the United States. | It is here, in this region, that most US economic interests — and also those of its smaller partners — are concentrated. This is the case of Canada…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Mural at Least 3,200-Year-Old Found in Peru. telesurenglish.net A millennia mural that might belong to the extinct Cupisnique culture was found in the valley of the Virú province, La Libertad region, in Peru, archaeologists reported on Monday. | RELATED: | The 3,200-year-old mural depicts a spider god holding various knives. The specialists believe it was a deity related to fertility and rain. According to archaeologist Regulo Franco Jordan, who identified the site, "what we have here is…

Media Lens (2021-03-29). Propaganda by Omission: Libya, Syria, Venezuela and the UK. globalresearch.ca We live in a war-like society; one that supports, and is …

VINS (2021-03-29). UN and US Remain Unaccountable for Civil Unrest in Haiti. projectcensored.org A national emergency is taking place on the Caribbean island of Haiti. As reported by the Haitian Times, officials in Haiti have requested assistance from foreign law enforcement to combat…

Fight Back (2021-03-29). Cubans in Hialeah, FL rally against U.S. blockade. fightbacknews.org Hialeah, FL – Over 70 members of the South Florida Cuban community took part in a car and bicycle caravan through Hialeah to demand an end to the immoral and illegal U.S. blockade of Cuba. This caravan near Miami was one of dozens of actions that took place not only in cities across the United States, but in countries across the world, from Canada to Egypt to Cuba itself. | The cars were draped with oversized Cuban flags and posters that read, "No mas bloqueo" and "Abajo el bloqueo de Cuba," as bicyclists chanted and waved their smaller flags. The caravan passed through the congested streets of Hialeah, with honk…

WSWS (2021-03-29). Myanmar military guns down 114 people in deadliest daily toll. wsws.org While the protest movement has involved broad layers of the population, opposition leaders have limited its aims to the reinstatement of a government led by Suu Kyi.

WSWS (2021-03-29). Australian population declines for first time since World War I. wsws.org The sudden fall threatens to expose the Australian economy's reliance on continuous population growth to mask underlying vulnerabilities.

Jenna McGuire, staff writer (2021-03-29). Bowman Blames Decades of US Capitalism, Imperialism for Flow of Asylum-Seekers. commondreams.org "The best we can do is implement a 21st century Marshall Plan and help to rebuild Central America in the same ways that we have destroyed it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/immigration_0.jpg

Staff (2021-03-29). Headlines for March 29, 2021. democracynow.org Opening Statements Begin in Trial of Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin for Killing George Floyd, Burmese Forces Kill Over 100 People in Deadliest Day of Post-Coup Crackdown, More States Open Up Vaccine Eligibility as Cases Rise in More Than Half of U.S. States, Mexico Revises COVID Death Toll by 60%, Chile and Brazil Confront Massive Surges, WHO Warns Coronavirus on the Rise in African Countries as Vaccinations Remain Lowest in World, Suicide Bombing Attacks Catholic Church Mass in Indonesia, Dozens Killed in Attacks in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado Province, Iran and China Sign 25-Year, $400 Billion Strategic Deal, 9-Year-Old Gi…

Robert Reich (2021-03-29). Republicans Fabricate "Crisis" of Violent Immigrants Crossing the Border. commondreams.org The "surge" has been fabricated by Republicans in order to stoke fear—and, not incidentally, to justify changes in laws they say are necessary to prevent non-citizens from voting. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/tedcruz.jpg

John Buell (2021-03-29). Neoliberalism Is a Killer. commondreams.org Biden's recent characterization of Putin applies to this dominant ideology as well. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/clintonhonduras.jpg

VINS (2021-03-29). Pfizer Bullies South American Governments over COVID Vaccine. projectcensored.org As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to strengthen its grip on South America, the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer stands accused of bullying smaller Latin American governments into putting up sovereign assets as…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Brazil: Foreign Affairs Minister Resigns Due To Senate Pressure. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araujo resigned on Monday after senators accused him of disastrously directing his country's foreign policy and creating obstacles to access to COVID-19 vaccines. | RELATED: | Pressure against Araujo came even from right-wing parliamentarians. Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco and Foreign Relations Commission President Katia Abreu were among the politicians who called for his resignation.

teleSUR (2021-03-29). Venezuela Seeks To Swap Oil for COVID-19 Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro approved the "Oil for Vaccines" payment scheme as a strategy to advance the national vaccination campaign and face the freezing of Venezuelan assets by the U.S. and other countries. | RELATED: | Venezuelan frozen funds abroad amount to almost US$7 billion, which cannot be used to fight the pandemic due to U.S. arbitrary sanctions. | The Bolivarian nation advocates for these f…

teleSUR (2021-03-29). UN High-Level Meeting Takes up the Debt Relief and Poverty Link. telesurenglish.net United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness convened a high-level virtual meeting to discuss options for debt relief for developing countries. | RELATED: | "While some countries have been able to accrue new debt to build a bridge to recovery and reserve vaccines, others have been forced to allocate their limited fiscal space…

MEE correspondent (2021-03-29). Suez Canal: Egyptians in neglected village thrust into limelight by ship crisis. middleeasteye.net Suez Canal: Egyptians in neglected village thrust into limelight by ship crisis | Residents of Manshiyet al-Rugola have struggled for years as the world's wealth passed them by. Now the Ever Given has put them on the map | Mon, 03/29/2021 – 09: 16 | A farm vehicle is seen in a field as the Panama-flagged MV 'Ever Given' is lodged behind it impeding traffic across Egypt's Suez Canal on 2…

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2021-03-29). Grupo de Lima se debilita con la retirada de la Argentina. globalizacion.ca El retiro de Argentina del Grupo de Lima, el 24 de marzo, representa un tiro directo en la línea de flotación de la obsecuencia latinoamericana con Estados Unidos. Asimismo, pone en evidencia el fracaso de los objetivos trazados cuando se…

Rubén Armendáriz (2021-03-29). Uruguay dispara contra el Mercosur y se habla de un URUEXIT. globalizacion.ca La cumbre virtual de presidentes del Mercosur por el festejo de los 30 años del bloque dejó al descubierto históricas diferencias, especialmente sobre el arancel externo común y la "flexibilidad" para negociar acuerdos comerciales por separado, donde el presidente que…

RT (2021-03-29). Brazil's foreign and defense ministers resign amid coronavirus surge and US pressure — reports. rt.com Two key members of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's cabinet have resigned. Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva gave no reason for departure, while Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo faced backlash from the parliament. | Hours after Araujo's resignation was reported in the media — but not officially confirmed by Alvorada Palace — Azevedo e Silva announced he would be stepping down "knowing the mission was accomplished" and thanking Bolsonaro for the opportunity to serve. | While Azevedo's resignation came as somewhat of a surprise, Araujo's was more or less expected, after leaders of both chamb…

2021-03-28: News Headlines

Lautaro Rivara (2021-03-28). "Poor rich Haiti" or how imperialists and local oligarchy have sought destroy agriculture in Haiti. peoplesdispatch.org From Haiti, Lautaro Rivara unpacks the tired trope of "poor rich Haiti," highlighting the role of foreign capital and local elites in the destruction of life in the countryside…

_____ (2021-03-28). At Least 36% Of Mass Shooters Have Been Trained By The US Military. popularresistance.org It is extremely easy in the United States to obtain guns, to find places to practice using them, and to find trainers willing to teach you to use them. There's no need to have any contact with the U.S. military in order to dress and act as if you're in the military, as many mass-shooters do, some of them waging their own delusional wars against immigrants or other groups. But it is remarkable that at least 36% of U.S. mass shooters (and quite possibly more) have in fact been trained by the U.S. military. | It is equally remarkable that, although I've been updating and writing about this topic for years, it is vir…

_____ (2021-03-28). Permanent Peoples' Tribunal Tries State Terrorism In Colombia. popularresistance.org The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT), which was established as a continuation of the Russell Tribunals on Vietnam and Latin America, began on Friday hearings to address violence in Colombia. | This Italy-based tribunal was convened by over 150 humanitarian and social organizations. Bogota, Medellin, and Bucaramanga are the cities where the international ethical judges will hear testimonies on genocide, impunity, and crimes against the Peace process. | "Genocide in Colombia is not only linked to murders or partial or total extermination.

_____ (2021-03-28). How Palestine Is A Critical Feminist Issue. popularresistance.org Within minutes, the signatures started coming in, not as a trickle but a surge – from the US and Palestine, but also from England, Ireland, Australia, Argentina, Sweden, Canada, Kenya, Italy and more. | On 15 March, to mark Women's History Month, the newly formed Palestinian Feminist Collective (PFC) had just launched its first public action: a pledge and open letter asking US women, feminist organisations, social and racial justice groups, and people of conscience to adopt Palestinian liberation as a critical feminist issue.

teleSUR (2021-03-28). Ecuador: Arauz Leaps 7% Ahead of Lasso in the Runoff Campaign. telesurenglish.net Union for Hope (UNES) leftist presidential candidate Andres Arauz continues to lead his rival, Creating Opportunities (CREO), right-wing candidate Guillermo Lasso, by seven percentage points in voting intentions, according to pollster Perfiles de Opinion. | RELATED: | With only 15 days left before the ballot, Arauz has capitalized 37.87 percent of voters and Lasso 30.19 percent. | The pollster also announced that…

Jorge Alemán (2021-03-28). Argentina — Populismo revisitado. globalizacion.ca La palabra Populismo ha sido tergiversada y alterada en su sentido por toda la derecha mediática neoliberal. Ha sido el término maldito tanto de las élites oligárquicas como incluso de algunos sectores denominados progresistas. | Es bastante curioso observar que no…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-28). Around the World in 8 Minutes: Argentines honor martyrs of coup. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Around the World in 8 minutes, we look at the National Day of Remembrance in Argentina which marks the anniversary of the US-backed coup in 1976. We also look at the latest in the legal proceedings against Algerian journalist Khalid Drareni and the persecution of anti-racism activists in the United States…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-28). Subnational elections in Bolivia: another vote of confidence for MAS party. peoplesdispatch.org The 240 out of the 336 elected mayors and 3 of the 5 elected governors in Bolivia belong to the ruling government of the progressive Movement Towards Socialism party…

_____ (2021-03-28). Venezuelan Army Reports New Attack On Border Post With Colombia. popularresistance.org The Strategic Operational Commander of the Venezuelan Army (FANB) Admiral Remigio Ceballos reported through his Twitter account that on the night of Wednesday, March 24, "a group of Colombian criminals tried to attack a border post and several terrorists were neutralized." | "We continue to give heavy blows to Colombian irregular criminal groups that flee to Colombia, and no one stops them. Last night they tried to attack a border post and several terrorists were neutralized. Search and Attack Operations Continue! We will win!" reads the message on the social media network.

Enrique Ojito (2021-03-28). Negocio y sepultura en alta mar. globalizacion.ca Sobrevivieron comiendo cocos, ratas y caracoles durante 33 días. Pilotos de la Guardia Costera de Estados Unidos relataron a EFE que el pasado 8 de febrero, mientras sobrevolaban el Anguilla Cay en una inspección de rutina, vieron a dos personas…

Global Research News (2021-03-28). We Stand in Solidarity with The People of Haiti. End Neocolonialism in Haiti. globalresearch.ca 17 years of a US-UN military occupation paved the way for 10 years of a US imposed dictatorship in our country, Haiti. | State corruption and land grabs are rampant….

Capire (2021-03-28). Activist Islanda Micherline on the coup and grassroots struggle in Haiti. peoplesdispatch.org In a context of deepened political crisis in Haiti which has seen Jovenel MoàØse, of the Haitian Tèt Kale Party (Parti HaàØtien Tèt Kale—PHTK) π attempt to cling onto power after his term in office expired, the Haitian people have been engaged in important efforts of mobilization and organizing across the country. In this context, Islanda Micherline, a member of the Union of Small Producers of Haiti (Tèt Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen), CLOC-La Via Campesina, and ALBA Movements, spoke to

Fight Back (2021-03-28). Atlanta solidarity with Haiti: protest at Coca-Cola landmark. fightbacknews.org Atlanta, GA – An international day of solidarity with Haiti is being called for March 29. Protests are planned for Atlanta, New York, Miami and Washington DC. March 29 is the day on which Haiti's constitution was written. President Jovenel MoàØse wants to rewrite Haiti's constitution to maintain power and increase his term until February 7, 2022. | Since taking office in 2017, President MoàØse has been making power plays, including firing judges and parliamentary officials, while reinstating a repressive national military that collaborates with Haitian police. Together, they violently repress Haitia…

Ashley Curtin (2021-03-28). 'One of the most remarkable conservation success stories of all time:' The bald eagle quadruples population. nationofchange.org "The recovery of the bald eagle is one of the most well-known conservation success stories of all time."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-03-28). GOP's Border Stunt 'Nothing But a Divide and Distract Tactic' Say Immigrant Rights Advocates. commondreams.org "Their focus on the border is a cynical and strategic racist play for political gain." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/border_patrol_mar21.jpg

Nicolás Centurión (2021-03-28). El "lastre" del Mercosur, el Uruexit y los liberales uruguayos. globalizacion.ca El cruce entre el presidente argentino Alberto Fernández y el uruguayo Luis Lacalle Pou en la Cumbre virtual por los 30 años del Mercado Común del sur (Mercosur), del que son socios con brasileños y paraguayos, es noticia en todos…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-03-28). Bay Area Asians Rise Up to Repudiate Hate. indybay.org In solidarity with Blacks, Latinos and others they marched down SF's Market Street…

Geraldina Colotti (2021-03-28). Contra Venezuela, el Far West "democrático" de los países imperialistas. globalizacion.ca Hay muchas buenas razones para defender el derecho a la existencia de la revolución bolivariana. Algunas de ellas se relacionan con la esencia misma del ser humano como ser social capaz de experimentar sentimientos de identificación con el dolor del…

Luvis Pareja (2021-03-28). Lacalle lo logra: Caída de un 5.9% del PIB y aumento crítico del coronavirus en Uruguay. globalizacion.ca Las autoridades uruguayas estimaron la suspensión de las clases presenciales en todos los niveles de enseñanza hasta Semana Santa, mientras que el cierre de oficinas estatales y la cancelación de espectáculos públicos se extenderá hasta el 12 de abril de…

Abel Prieto Jiménez (2021-03-28). Graziella Pogolotti: Una extraordinaria intelectual que ha puesto todo su talento al servicio de la descolonización, del mejoramiento humano. globalizacion.ca Palabras de elogio en el acto de entrega de la Orden Nacional "José Martí" a la doctora Graziella Pogolotti | Hoy es un día de alegría y orgullo para la cultura cubana y para toda Cuba. Nos hemos reunido para rendir…

2021-03-27: News Headlines

Ricardo Vaz (2021-03-27). Venezuelan Oil and Natural Gas Production Cut Down After Pipeline Explosion. venezuelanalysis.com Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami denounced a terrorist attack against the gas pipeline in eastern Venezuela.

_____ (2021-03-27). Argentina Withdraws From Lima Group. popularresistance.org Argentina has withdrawn from the Lima Group of countries established in 2017 to push for regime change in Venezuela. | Buenos Aires withdrew symbolically on March 24 — the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, which commemorates victims of Argentina's "dirty war" on the anniversary of the 1976 coup d'etat. | It condemned the group's support for sanctions on Venezuela in the midst of a global pandemic and its treatment of the self-proclaimed Juan Guaido administration, a US-backed body with no territory, as Venezuela's representative within it.

_____ (2021-03-27). New Global Alliance Defends UN Charter. popularresistance.org A new alliance called the "Groups of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations" has formed in a clear act of resistance to the unilateral and aggressive policies of the United States and its junior partners. Representatives of the alliance reside fully in the Global South. Nations spearheading the initiative include the DPRK, Iran, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cuba, Eritrea, Laos, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Syria, Venezuela, and Palestine in addition to the largest of the developing countries, Russia and China.

Ricardo Vaz (2021-03-27). Cape Verde greenlights Venezuelan gov't envoy extradition to U.S. mronline.org The Cape Verde Supreme Court has approved a request to extradite Venezuelan government envoy Alex Saab to the U.S. | Newswire…

_____ (2021-03-27). Venezuela Sues The US At The WTO. popularresistance.org Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza on Friday informed that his country sued the U.S. before the World Trade Organization (WTO) for imposing unilateral coercive measures contrary to international norms and principles. | "Sooner rather than later, Venezuela will defeat through law what the U.S. intends to impose through force," he said, recalling that the U.S. blockade seeks to destabilize President Nicolas Maduro's administration. | In an attempt to avoid criticism from a multilateral institution, the United States prevented Venezuela from requesting the formation of a WTO panel whose objective wou…

Alan Johnstone (2021-03-27). How Many is Too Many? dissidentvoice.org The United States of America is victim of its own propaganda. Since being founded, the USA has always depicted itself as a beacon of democracy and liberty, a land of opportunity and hope where a person can accomplish rags to riches through hard work and initiative. For many the American Dream is viewed as a …

_____ (2021-03-27). End US Support For The Brutal MoàØse Regime In Haiti! popularresistance.org March 29 is the anniversary of the 1987 Haitian Constitution written after the 1986 overthrow of the brutal Duvalier dictatorship. The 1987 Constitution was designed to create "a socially just, economically free, and politically independent Haitian nation." Those ideals are again in crisis. | The US-backed de facto president of Haiti, Jovenel MoàØse, is refusing to leave office even though his term ended on February 7. MoàØse and his Western allies – the US, Canada, Brazil, France, Spain and the European Union – are trying to push through a new constitution.

teleSUR (2021-03-27). Car Bombing Leaves 43 Injured in Cauca, Colombia. telesurenglish.net In Colombia, twelve officials and over thirty civilians on Friday were wounded after a car bomb explosion in front of Corinto's City Hall in the department of Cauca. | RELATED: | "Terrorism is cowards' weapon. We will fight it relentlessly wherever it is," said Colombia's President Ivan Duque. | The terrorist attack occurred at 15H30 (local time), and immediately after, police and army forces arrived on the scene to…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-27). Hands off Haiti! peoplesdispatch.org Tens of thousands of Haitians have been on the streets since January to protest President Jovenel MoàØse's moves to consolidate a dictatorship in the country. | Organizations across the world have called for an International Day of Solidarity with Haiti on March 29 to support the struggle of the Haitian people. March 29 marks the day the 1987 constitution came into effect.

WSWS Repost (2021-03-27). 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.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-03-27). Bay Area Asians Rise Up to Repudiate Hate. indybay.org In solidarity with Blacks, Latinos and others they marched down SF's Market Street…

David B Hipgrave, Aboubacar Kampo, Luwei Pearson (2021-03-27). [Correspondence] Health systems in the ACT-A. thelancet.com The attention to health systems in the headline of Ann Usher's World Report1 about the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) is most welcome. However, we were disappointed that the World Report focused on medical oxygen and personal protective equipment (PPE), interventions that, although important, are better described as components of clinical care. Unlimited medical oxygen and PPE will not benefit populations that are affected by COVID-19 if health facilities do not have enough staff or funding for other equipment, drugs, utilities, and transport, or if they have lost most supplies to pilfering.

_____ (2021-03-27). Organizations Petition High Court Of Justice Demanding Vaccines For Palestinians. popularresistance.org Six Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations petitioned the High Court of Justice on Thursday demanding that Israel take immediate steps to ensure regular supply of vaccines to the Palestinian population under its occupation, control and influence, in the West Bank and Gaza. The petitioners also demand that the state transfer its surplus vaccines to the Palestinians immediately. | The petition was submitted by Adv. Adi Lustigman on behalf of Physicians for Human Rights Israel; HaMoked: Center for the Defense of the Individual; Al Mezan Center for Human Rights…

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 …

2021-03-25: News Headlines

Joe Emersberger (2021-03-25). To Western Media, prosecuting Bolivian coup leaders is worse than leading a coup. mronline.org Brutal dictators supported by Washington have no reason to doubt that establishment journalists and big NGOs will try very hard to keep them out of jail. Removing the threat of U.S.-backed coups from the world will involve a constant struggle against Western media and the sources they present to us as reliable. | Newswire…

_____ (2021-03-25). Western Media: Prosecuting Coup Leaders Is Worse Than Leading A Coup. popularresistance.org One can imagine an editor of the London-based Guardian (3/17/21) shaking her head sadly as she typed the headline: "Cycle of Retribution Takes Bolivia's Ex-President From Palace to Prison Cell." The subhead told readers, "Jeanine àÅñez's government once sought to jail the country's former leader Evo Morales for terrorism and sedition—now she faces the same charges." | The Guardian article by Tom Phillips wants us to lament an alleged incapacity of Bolivian governments to stop persecuting opponents once they take office.

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-03-25). Venezuela Welcomes UN Resolution Calling to Eliminate Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Calls for sanctions relief are also gaining steam in Washington DC.

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-03-25). For Sunday Shows, Border Is 'Political Crisis,' Not Humanitarian Emergency. fair.org Increasing numbers of migrants are attempting to cross the US/Mexico border, and unaccompanied children and teenagers are exceeding the capacities of government-run detention facilities. The right has declared a crisis, and national corporate media have largely followed suit. Department of Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas appeared on five of the six Sunday Beltway talk …

teleSUR Desk (2021-03-25). The U.S. knew all about the 1976 coup plot in Argentina. mronline.org "We would like you to succeed… friends should be supported. The sooner you succeed, the better," U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said. | Newswire…

Sameena Rahman (2021-03-25). Ruling by Brazil's highest court exposes political persecution of Lula. liberationnews.org The latest Supreme Federal Tribunal ruling dramatically strengthens the hand of those who are fighting for a Brazil where workers and oppressed people live in dignity.

Ariel Dorfman (2021-03-25). The Ghosts of Tortures Past. counterpunch.org It was back in 1984, in Chile, a country then suffering under the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, that I first read the sordid story of the torturer Andrés Valenzuela. A barely tolerated opposition magazine had published an excruciating interview with him, and I forced myself — having recently returned to my native land after

Editor (2021-03-25). CNN's Defense of Chris Cuomo's Special COVID Privileges is Grotesque. scheerpost.com By Glenn Greenwald / Substack Ever since the COVID pandemic subsumed most countries on the planet, there have been numerous scandals and controversies relating to those who corruptly obtain medical privileges and other exemptions unavailable to ordinary citizens. These scandals typically arise when someone uses their wealth, power or connections to jump in front of others for access to potentially… |

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Bolivia and Mexico Align Positions on the OAS. telesurenglish.net A joint statement by the presidents of Mexico, Andrés M. López Obrador, and Bolivia, Luis Arce Catacora, expresses, concerning the Organization of American States (OAS), that they "will not tolerate interference in internal affairs." | The position of both presidents came on the occasion of the official visit that Arce has been making since yesterday to Mexico and in which the role played by the OAS—especially its Secretary-General, Luis Almagro, who has been accused of contributing to the political and social crisis which led to the coup against the then Bolivian president Evo Morales—emerged.

WSWS (2021-03-25). UFCW Local 1445 announces deal to avert a strike, isolating striking nurses in Worcester, Massachusetts. wsws.org The deal averts a strike by its 600 members, less than a week after they joined nurses already striking at the hospital in an informational picket.

Carmen Rodríguez (2021-03-25). Government-Inspired Attacks on Female Journalists in El Salvador are Increasing. counterpunch.org Journalism in El Salvador is experiencing levels of hostility not seen since the 80's, during the country's bloody civil war. Threats, persecution, and false accusations against journalists are increasing in a country that paid for its young and fragile democracy with over 75 thousand lives. For the first time in the 29 years since the

Telesur (2021-03-25). The US Knew All About the 1976 Coup Plot in Argentina. globalresearch.ca On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the military coup …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-25). Argentina withdraws from Lima Group and condemns blockade of Venezuela. peoplesdispatch.org The Argentine government rejected the isolation policies promoted by the Lima Group against Venezuela and proposed to promote an inclusive dialog to help the country solve its internal conflicts…

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Venezuela To Face Strongly Any Territorial Breach From Colombia. telesurenglish.net Venezuela ratified its commitment towards the protection of its territories in the border areas near Colombia where irregular armed groups have attempted violent actions against the population. | RELATED: | "It is a proven fact that the Colombian state has abandoned its borders and gives a tacit consent to criminal groups' actions in borders area," Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Ministry stated. | It also condemned that these…

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Ecuador Pushes Central Bank Bill to Meet IMF Conditionalities. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Thursday sent to Congress a new version of the "Defense of Dollarization" bill, a proposal which lawmakers have already rejected as unconstitutional on two previous occasions. | RELATED: | This bill would be one of the policy conditions the International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposed on Ecuador to grant it a US$6.5 billion loan. | Economy Minister Mauricio Pozo hopes that the bi…

_____ (2021-03-25). Venezuelan Women Endure The 'Sanctions' With Their Bodies. popularresistance.org On February 20, the New York Times published an article titled "Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives." This article attempts to distort reality, as it completely ignores the siege and aggressions the Venezuelan people currently subjected to. | For greater context, we should note that in 2012, Venezuela granted completely free access to safe and quality contraceptives, reaching a coverage of 22.16% in the national public health system. Access was nearly universal both due to the purchasing power of Venezuelans at the time and because both private and public health networks were…

teleSUR (2021-03-25). Cuba Shares Vaccine Candidates Milestones with Sao Paulo Forum. telesurenglish.net Cuban health authorities and scientists presented the country's results in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its goal of immunizing the entire population by 2021. | The Minister of Health, José Angel Portal, highlighted that the results obtained to date are favorable and praised both the health personnel's work and the management of science and innovation. | RELATED: | For his part, the president of the Busi…

Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded by Prison Radio (2021-03-25). 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 (2021-03-25). 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.

RT (2021-03-25). Thought double face masks & goggles were enough? Enter NOSE MASKS. rt.com Mexican researchers have solved the problem of eating and drinking while keeping the mouth-space hermetically sealed against viral contamination. A new mask design blocks nasal exhalation, supposedly saving the wearer and others. | Restaurant patrons thoughtlessly breathing out while unmasked have long been the bane of the restaurant owner's existence, preventing the once-lucrative establishments from returning to their status as the social hubs they were once considered prior to the onset of the 'new normal.' | But with the arrival of Covid-19, no face mask was considered protective enough — stores even…

2021-03-24: News Headlines

Prensa Latina (2021-03-24). Serie de cómics promueve amor por animales de la Amazonia. peoplesworld.org La Paz, BOLIVIA (Prensa Latina) El nuevo número de una serie de cómics dedicada a promover el amor por los animales de la fauna silvestre llegará a comunidades y centros educativos de Bolivia, destaca hoy la prensa local. De acuerdo con el diario Página 7 en su versión digital, la historieta además estará disponible de …

Juan Cole (2021-03-24). White Nationalist TV News: Even Networks and CNN are falling for 'Border Crisis' Propaganda. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The media frenzy in the US around the alleged border crisis with Mexico could have several roots. It could be an attempt to appear even-handed, in that anchors are criticizing a Democratic administration. It could be that Republican talking points are simply being given a hearing. It cannot be that …

The Conversation (2021-03-24). Biden immigration overhaul would reunite families split up by deportation. juancole.com By Robert McKee Irwin | — Hundreds of thousands of immigrant families have been separated by deportation from the United States, in many cases with a parent on one side of the border and children on the other, according to estimates by the Urban Policy Institute and Migration Policy Institute. Reunification is a priority in …

_____ (2021-03-24). Supreme Court Case On Farmworker Protections Could Harm All Regulation. popularresistance.org The legacy of Cesar Chavez has been getting another look in recent months. In January, President Joe Biden placed a bust of the 20th-century labor leader in the Oval Office, giving journalists the opportunity to reexamine how Chavez fought for farmworkers, while commentators on social media noted that Chavez's treatment of undocumented immigrants, at certain points during his life, complicates his image as a tireless champion of migrant laborers. | But a sinister reexamination of Chavez's legacy is also happening. A California labor regulation that resulted from his campaigning is under threat from the Supreme Co…

Brasil de Fato (2021-03-24). Brazil's Supreme Court rules that Sérgio Moro was partial when convicting Lula. peoplesdispatch.org The 2nd Panel of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) confirmed on Tuesday March 23, with a result of 3 votes to 2, the existence misconduct by former judge Sergio Moro in the cases involving former president Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers' Party (PT) in the Operation Car Wash case. This is the latest chapter in the legal battle of Lula, following a decision on March 8 which annulled the convictions against the ex-president and opened the doors for him to be a presidential candidate in 2022. | The latest ruling was thanks to a change in vote of the minister Carmen Lucía, who had voted, in 2018, when the proc…

_____ (2021-03-24). Migrant Worker Women Submit First Petition Against The US Under USMCA. popularresistance.org Maritza Perez and Adareli Ponce have filed the first-ever petition against the U.S. under the USMCA in a pivotal moment for the fight to end gender discrimination against migrant worker women on temporary labor migration programs. The petition was signed by a binational coalition of allies led by CDM. | Migrant worker women are denied jobs, channeled into lower-paying roles and exposed to gender-based violence at their workplace. They've fought for justice, demanding the U.S. government put in place enforcement measures that ensure equity and dignity for migrant worker women.

Editorial La Jornada (2021-03-24). Migración: Convergencia México y Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca Hoy llega a nuestro país una delegación gubernamental de alto nivel procedente de Washington con el fin de dialogar con las autoridades mexicanas sobre la definición de un curso de acción efectivo y humanitario sobre migración. | El grupo está integrado…

José Blanco (2021-03-24). México — Conflicto y expectativa. globalizacion.ca El panorama social, económico y político de México está, como en otros tiempos, poblado de símbolos y tensiones. Emergen salidas posibles en medio de trabazones múltiples. El nudo central de hoy es la energía eléctrica, la insolencia de las empresas…

teleSUR (2021-03-24). The US Knew All About the 1976 Coup Plot in Argentina. telesurenglish.net On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the military coup in Argentina this Wednesday, documents declassified by the National Security Archive (NSA) indicate that the U.S. government was aware of the plots led by coup leader Jorge Videla in 1976. | RELATED: | Cables signed by the former U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Robert Hill showed early meetings with coup instigator Emilio Massera who was a member of the Mi…

ARG Medios (2021-03-24). Nora Cortiñas: The mother of all struggles. peoplesdispatch.org On the anniversary of the coup d'état which installed the last civic-military dictatorship in Argentina, ARG Medios spoke to Nora Cortiñas about how waging resistance in the midst of brutal repression…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-03-24). Thursday 4/29: Aviva Chomsky & Mickey Huff: Central America's Forgotten History. indybay.org Online webinar…

Joe Emersberger (2021-03-24). To Western Media, Prosecuting Bolivian Coup Leaders Is Worse Than Leading a Coup. zcomm.org Removing the threat of US -backed coups from the world will involve a constant struggle against Western media and the sources they present to us as reliable…

Jonathan Cook (2021-03-24). We are living through a time of fear — not just of the virus, but of each other. zcomm.org Once fear takes hold, populations risk agreeing to hand back rights, won over decades or centuries, that were the sole, meagre limit on the power of elites to ransack the common wealth…

Mario Candeias (2021-03-24). 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…

Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded by Prison Radio (2021-03-24). 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.

Eduardo Paz Rada (2021-03-24). Las responsabilidades históricas de Evo Morales. globalizacion.ca En la actualidad política boliviana se presenta una interrogante fundamental sobre las responsabilidades de Evo Morales Ayma, Jefe Nacional del Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS), en relación al futuro del proceso de liberación nacional y de la Revolución Boliviana tomando en…

Aram Aharonian (2021-03-24). Mercosur, 30 años de manoseos del ideal integracionista. globalizacion.ca Con la excusa de la emergencia de la pandemia del Covid-19, la presidencia protempore argentina del Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosur) comunicó a los mandatarios de Brasil, Paraguay y Uruguay que el encuentro por la conmemoración de los 30 años…

Fernando del Corro (2021-03-24). A 45 años del inicio del período más trágico de la historia argentina. globalizacion.ca Desde el día anterior seguramente muchos ya lo sabíamos. Un ya fallecido integrante de las Fuerzas Armadas me lo había confiado. Me citó en un bar de Corrientes y Leandro N. Alem, a pocas cuadras de la Casa de Gobierno….

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.

2021-03-22: News Headlines

Paul Jay (2021-03-22). 10 Things Wrong With Biden's Foreign Policy — Medea Benjamin. theanalysis.news 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…

Dr. Anthony Fauci (2021-03-22). The Fauci Interview on the Pandemic You Won't See on Mainstream Media. Mexico's Eugenio Derbez. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-03-22). Panama's Judges Perpetuate Inequality in Reproductive Rights. telesurenglish.net The Ombudsman's Office rejected a ruling by Panama's Supreme Court (CSJ) which validates unequal conditions for female sterilization in public institutions. | RELATED: | 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…

Dan Cohen (2021-03-22). US intelligence thinks you're stupid: ODNI report blames Russia, ignores Colombian election interference. thegrayzone.com 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 …

teleSUR (2021-03-22). Two Venezuelan Soldiers Die in Fight With Colombian Traffickers. telesurenglish.net 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: | 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…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-03-22). Biden's New Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is Unprecedented…More for Her Climate Warrior Politics Than Her Identity. counterpunch.org In her farewell address to the House of Representatives, New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland said to her colleagues about her new role as interior secretary, "I have the opportunity to make a real difference for communities everywhere by addressing climate change, protecting voting rights, [and] fighting for racial, environmental, and economic justice." It was a

teleSUR (2021-03-22). Oxygen, Medicines, Beds Are in Short Supply in Brazil. telesurenglish.net 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: | 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…

teleSUR (2021-03-22). Bolivia: Socialists Win in 7 Out of 10 Subnational Governments. telesurenglish.net 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: | 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…

Jim Hightower (2021-03-22). A Mob Is Coming for Your Voting Rights. juancole.com ( Otherwords.org ) — In February, Texas Senator Ted Cruz ran off to a luxury resort in sunny Cancún, Mexico during the deep freeze that devastated millions of his constituents. But I wasn't mad that Ted fled. What upset me was that the government let him back into our country. Cruz is, after all, the …

Luis Manuel Arce Isaac (2021-03-22). Juez opositor incendia sector eléctrico de México. globalizacion.ca Un juez distrital de México, Juan Pablo Gómez Fierro, cumplió con transnacionales extranjeras como Iberdrola, Walmart y Bimbo, al ordenar suspensión definitiva a la reforma a la Ley de la Industria Eléctrica, para favorecerlas. | El magistrado echó así gasolina al…

WSWS (2021-03-22). After a century of plunder, US imperialism turns away Central American refugees. wsws.org The American ruling class has systematically destroyed Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador for over a century, forcing millions to flee their homes.

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-03-22). Argentina — La cadena nacional, las dudas y las certezas. globalizacion.ca Quitada la hojarasca de ese nuevo show patotero e incendiario de quien ejerce como ministro de Seguridad bonaerense sin responder más que a su proyecto propio, y la presentación de un libro con hojas en blanco, es la alocución presidencial…

WSWS (2021-03-22). Pseudo-left uses constitutional election to conceal danger of dictatorship in Chile. wsws.org The bourgeoisie has used the constitutional convention as a deliberate decoy to grant themselves time to prepare for the inevitable social eruption that will come.

teleSUR (2021-03-22). Ecuador's Decision: Job Creation or Capital Liberalization. telesurenglish.net 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: | During this event, the Creating Opportunities (CREO) candidate Guillermo Lasso spent his time attacking the Union for Hope (UNES) candidate Andres Arauz and ju…

teleSUR (2021-03-22). The Dominican Republic To Purchase Privately Owned Guns. telesurenglish.net The Dominican Republic's President Luis Abinader announced that a program to buy illegal weapons will start on April 6 to reduce the violence levels. | RELATED: | Besides the destruction of the weapons, his plan establishes compensation in cash and coupons redeemable for any product in commercial establishments. | It also includes compensation for police, military, and customs officials who identify and seize weapons and awareness cam…

teleSUR (2021-03-22). California Host Rally of Support for Asian American Communities. telesurenglish.net Over this weekend, residents of the San Gabriel Valley, California, held protests and vigils in memory of six Asian American women who were killed in cold blood by a young white gunman in Atlanta (Georgia) on March 16. | RELATED: | San Gabriel Valley, renowned for its large Asian American community, is home to over half of Los Angeles County's Chinese American population. The area also has large numbers of Vietnamese,…

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

Special to People's World (2021-03-22). Brazilian State of Maranhà£o obtains 4.5 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine. peoplesworld.org The Governor of the Brazilian State of Maranhà£o, Flávio Dino, a member of the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB), signed a contract on March 17 with the Sovereign Russian Fund authorizing the acquisition of 4.582 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine to combat the coronavirus. This vaccine, produced by the Gamaleya laboratory, has …

teleSUR (2021-03-22). Peru's President Sagasti Refuses To Declare Over 'Vaccinegate'. telesurenglish.net 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: | 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…

Amy Wilentz (2021-03-22). Gangs Rule the Streets of Jovenel MoàØse's Haiti. thenation.com Gangs Rule the Streets of Jovenel MoàØse's Haiti…

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

Jafrik Ayiti (2021-03-22). Haiti: Canada & U.S. Support Coups and Dictators. zcomm.org In Haiti, President Moise refused to leave when his term was over, and hundreds of thousands have protested in the streets demanding his resignation…

Aram Aharonian (2021-03-22). Joe Biden, otro presidente patotero (y van…). globalizacion.ca 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…

Mouris Salloum George (2021-03-22). México — El manual sobre cómo perder un país. globalizacion.ca La oportuna aparición en México del libro de la periodista turca Elce Temelkuran, " Cómo perder un país ", es también un llamado de atención a las bases mismas de la convivencia. Significa un llamado urgente de alerta, porque previene…

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-03-22). Argentina — La confabulación de Macri con el FMI. globalizacion.ca El Gobierno argentino del presidente Alberto Fernández está desenredando la enorme confabulación entre el exrégimen de Mauricio Macri y el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) mediante la cual ese organismo otorgó un crédito por 56 300 millones de dólares que se…

commondreams (2021-03-22). Private Prison Company Poisoned Immigrants at Adelanto for A Decade. commondreams.org ______________________________…