Daily Archives: March 10, 2021

2021-03-10: News Headlines

Jason Tschantre (2021-03-10). Detroit workers rally in support of Amazon unionization efforts. liberationnews.org In addition to their support for the Alabama Amazon workers, the protesters called attention to unsafe working conditions inside Detroit Whole Foods, where 24 workers contracted COVID-19 in late February.

Leila Rafei (2021-03-10). Meet the Activists Fighting to Free People from LA Jails. aclu.org Over the last year, the criminal legal system's many injustices dominated mainstream discourse as people took to the streets to grieve and protest the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police, and COVID-19 took a devastating toll on people in jails and prisons. These events galvanized many people into action — in the streets, at statehouses, and online — inspiring them to join activists who have challenged the criminal legal system's disproportionate and often tragic impact on communities of color.
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Jomo Kwame Sundaram (2021-03-10). Prioritise pandemic relief, recovery: No time for debt buybacks. mronline.org Developing country governments are being wrongly advised to use their modest fiscal resources to pay down accumulated debt instead of strengthening pandemic relief and recovery. Thus, debt phobia risks deepening and extending COVID-19 recessions by prioritizing buybacks.

Fight Back (2021-03-10). Milwaukee demands justice for Joel Acevedo and George Floyd on day 1 of their killers' trials. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – 100 people gathered in the early afternoon, March 8, at the Milwaukee County Safety Building to demand justice for Joel Acevedo, a 25-year-old Puerto Rican man who was murdered by Milwaukee police officer Michael Mattioli. Mattioli was holding a house party on April 11, 2020 during the initial rolling out of the COVID-19 lockdown. March 8 is significant for Milwaukee because, in addition to its being day one for Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, it also marks the start of Mattioli's trial. | The Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression asked multiple groups to organize a rally and ma…

teleSUR (2021-03-10). Rwanda Begins Vaccinating Inmates Against COVID-19. telesurenglish.net The Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) and Rwanda Correctional Services on Tuesday began inoculating elderly inmates and those with underlying diseases against COVID-19. | RELATED: | The vaccination started at Nyarugenge prison in the capital city of Kigali, where 2,077 inmates are set to be inoculated. Authorities plan to extend the vaccination to all inmates aged 60 and above and those with underlying health condition…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-10). Greeks protest rising police atrocities against citizens. peoplesdispatch.org Instances of police brutality have been increasing across Greece as authorities attempt to ban popular protests by student and youth groups and the working class under the garb of COVID-19 protocols…

Staff (2021-03-10). Mumia has COVID-19, supporters demand his release. therealnews.com Mumia Abu-Jamal has been in prison since 1982. Already plagued by health issues, including hepatitis C, Mumia was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, and supporters are demanding he be released.

Derek Ford (2021-03-10). "Coronacare Hawai'i" continues despite private security team's harassment. liberationnews.org Coronacare is a mutual aid network organizing to address the unmet needs of their community, whose conditions have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their efforts this past year have focused on delivering food and household supplies to thousands of community members, including expecting mothers, elders, immunocompromised people, and other working families across the entire …

Online News Editor (2021-03-10). Science reached yet another milestone through Covid-19 vaccine. laprensalatina.com By Carmen Rodriguez Science Desk, Mar 10 (efe-epa).- Just 11 months after China first informed the World Health Organization (WHO) of cases of a mysterious kind of pneumonia of unknown causes on the last day of 2019, scientists reached a milestone by administering the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Countries around the world …

Fight Back (2021-03-10). FRSO leader Tracy Molm speaks on International Women's Day. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulation the following speech given by Tracy Molm at Freedom Road Socialist Organization's online International Women's Day event. | Greetings friends and comrades and happy International Women's Day! I am honored to join you tonight. | This last year has been a wild ride. For many, like myself, around this time is when lockdowns and the COVID-19 pandemic hit our lives directly. The [2020] Women's Day event in the Twin Cities was the last public event I attended indoors. This year has also included some of the fiercest fights I've seen in my 20 years of organizing, with a police prec…

MEE staff (2021-03-10). Israel's Netanyahu set to visit UAE on Thursday. middleeasteye.net Israel's Netanyahu set to visit UAE on Thursday | Trip marks first visit by Israeli prime minister since signing of a normalisation deal with the United Arab Emirates in September | Wed, 03/10/2021 – 14: 42 | Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a visit to a health centre in the Arab-Israeli village of Abu Ghosh near Jerusalem, as an Israeli citizen receives the Covid-19 vaccine (AFP) | Israeli Prime Minister Benj…

SF Dept of Health & Partners (2021-03-10). Tuesday 3/9: San Francisco Town Hall: COVID-19 Vaccine Info & LGBTQ+ Community. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

yenisafak (2021-03-10). Ukraine approves China's SinoVac COVID-19 vaccine. yenisafak.com Ukraine has approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's SinoVac, the Ukrainian deputy health minister announced on Wednesday.Ukraine had started its vaccination campaign in February with the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca.Last December, the country had signed a deal with SinoVac to acquire 1.9 million vaccine doses.Ukraine has so far registered more than 1.46 million virus cases, including 28,925 deaths, since the start of the pandemic.

yenisafak (2021-03-10). Saudi Arabia agrees to hike Malaysia's Hajj quota. yenisafak.com Malaysia announced Wednesday that Saudi Arabia met its request to increase its Hajj quota, local media reported.Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Muslim-majority nation's quota for the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia was increased by 10,000 pilgrims this year, according to state news agency Bernama.Speaking to reporters at the end of a four-day official visit to the kingdom, Muhyiddin said he made the request during a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Al-Yamamah Palace on Tuesday."When the Hajj situation returns to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic, we will get the additional q…

yenisafak (2021-03-10). Turkey administers 2nd dose in local vaccine trial. yenisafak.com The Phase-2 trials are being conducted by the Erciyes University in the central Kayseri province.A 37-year-old volunteer Soner Akel, who was administered the second dose, said he did not feel any side effects.The head of the university, Mustafa Calis, said they want to finalize the Phase-2 trials by mid-April."The Phase-2 studies of our locally developed vaccine are ongoing. Today, we administered the second dose to our volunteers," Calis said.On Jan. 14, Turkey kicked off a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign starting with health care workers.Since it first appeared in December 2019, the virus has claimed more th…

The Canary (2021-03-10). 'Colour-blind' coronavirus vaccine distribution is putting ethnic minorities at risk. thecanary.co Doctors have warned that the UK's "colour-blind" vaccine distribution strategy is putting ethnic minority communities at higher risk of falling ill and dying with coronavirus (Covid-19). | "Unequal impact": | Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, they say the current prioritisation "disregards the unequal impact of the pandemic on minority ethnic groups". And it's worsening racial inequalities that the pandemic has exposed. | The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has largely recommended an age-based approach, saying age is the single biggest risk factor for coronavi…

The Canary (2021-03-10). MPs say 'no clear evidence' Test and Trace scheme works in critical report. thecanary.co A cross-party group of MPs has said there's "no clear evidence" the £22bn Test and Trace scheme contributed to lower coronavirus (Covid-19) infection levels. | "Staggering": | Meg Hillier, chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) behind a critical report, urged the government to justify the "staggering investment of taxpayers' money". | The MPs said ministers had justified the vast expenditure on preventing a second national lockdown. But they they questioned the programme's effectiveness noting that England is currently living under its third lockdown. | They also urged the scheme, led…

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-10). Iran issues emergency use permit for Sinopharm vaccine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 10 (MNA) — Spokesman of Iran's Food and Drug Administration Kianoush Jahanpour announced that Iran has granted emergency use authorization Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm.

news.un (2021-03-10). COVID contributed to 'starvation', executions in DPR Korea, Rights Council hears. news.un.org Disturbing reports have emerged from North Korea – officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) – that people have starved or been executed because of COVID-19 restrictions, a leading rights expert said on Wednesday.

news.un (2021-03-10). Commitment to post-pandemic 'green' recovery falling short, UN-backed study finds. news.un.org Countries have fallen short in their commitments to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic, with just 18 per cent of announced recovery spending going towards 'green' investment, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the UN and Oxford University.

Imani Perry (2021-03-10). Parenting Through Sickness, Health, and Covid-19. thenation.com Parenting Through Sickness, Health, and Covid-19…

Ilari Kaila (2021-03-10). Finland Had a Patent-Free COVID-19 Vaccine Nine Months Ago — But Still Went With Big Pharma. zcomm.org Finnish researchers had a patent-free COVID-19 vaccine ready last May, which could have allowed countries all over the world to inoculate their populations without paying top dollar — showing how a patent-based funding model puts profit over public health…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-10). Scientists discuss COVID-19 vaccine concerns and uptake in Black communities. imperial.ac.uk Two Imperial vaccine researchers discuss vaccine concerns and why there is low COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Black communities in a new video.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-10). UK researchers identify inflammatory protein linked to severe COVID-19. imperial.ac.uk Patients with severe COVID-19 show increased levels of a key protein in their blood, which researchers believe may help identify those most at risk.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-03-10). Scientists discuss COVID-19 vaccine concerns and uptake in the Black community. imperial.ac.uk Two Imperial vaccine researchers discuss vaccine concerns and why there is low COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the Black community in a new video.

SC Storm (2021-03-10). Wylder Space Hosts "Freedom Fighters" Meeting, Owner Posts About Q and the "Plandemic" indybay.org Shortly after Wylder Space opened a brick and mortar restaurant in Felton in July of 2020, during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, chef and owner Molly Bravo organized a "freedom fighters meeting" at their new location. Bravo then shared a string of political posts on social media, which included a QAnon post calling the Covid-19 pandemic a "plan-demic," and other posts supporting "Q" and the QAnon conspiracy theory. Wylder Space was also identified by a member of the anti-masker group "Keep Santa Cruz Free" as a business that honors "mask exemptions." The Wylder Space website describes the restaurant: "We pr…

Online News Editor (2021-03-10). Peru's Covid-19 oxygen angels targeted by criminals. laprensalatina.com By Fernando Gimeno Lima, Mar 10 (efe-epa).- In Peru, giving the gift of life during the coronavirus pandemic can endanger one's own. That has been the experience of a few brave souls who have been providing oxygen at little or no cost to Covid-19 patients and their families and in return have been the target …

Online News Editor (2021-03-10). Mexico working to develop own Covid-19 vaccine by year's end. laprensalatina.com By Juan Manuel Ramirez G. Mexico City, Mar 9 (efe-epa) .- Mexico not only has multiple agreements in place with international pharmaceutical companies but also is working on its own Covid-19 vaccine projects, a task being carried out by several different universities. Authorities want any successful Mexican-developed vaccine candidate to be christened "Patria" (Fatherland). Using …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-10). COVID-19 Vaccines, Access and the Intellectual Property Wars. counterpunch.org By now, anybody speaking about vaccine equality and equity of access must surely be coming across as slightly deranged. In the field of COVID-19, traditional proprietorial instincts remain. Add to this the disparity in terms of manufacture, bureaucracy and the nasty flavour of politics, and we would all be entitled to long draughts of cynicism.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-03-10). Why Big Pharma shouldn't have any control over COVID-19 vaccines. peoplesdispatch.org While a public desperate for protection against COVID-19 is quick to shame "vaccine hunters," the real culprits are the companies refusing to share their publicly funded intellectual property and the governments allowing them to get away with it.

Newsclick (2021-03-10). COVID-19: Can we make vaccines that work against all variants? peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talk about the new variants of COVID-19 that are emerging and the possibilities of developing a single vaccine for the disease…

Betsey Piette (2021-03-10). Mumia has COVID-19 — the only treatment is his freedom! workers.org Word has come that Pennsylvania political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has tested positive for COVID-19. Supporters learned of the diagnosis March 3, as they were gathered in front of the office of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to call for Abu-Jamal's release and that of all incarcerated people over 50, who . . . |

Eds. (2021-03-10). On Covid and the plague of Capital. mronline.org Industrial agriculture, habitat destruction, global commodity chains and the travel network have set up this perfect storm of conditions, not just for COVID, but also for future pandemics.

Raul Diego (2021-03-10). Digital Health Pass: IBM and Moderna Hook Up to Capitalize on COVID Reset. mintpressnews.com Using what have already become clichéd industry buzzwords like "transparency," "trust," and even "privacy," IBM's Digital Health Pass marketing describes the mass tracking app as a "smart way to return to society" that allows people to "return to the activities and things they love."

Johanna Kichton (2021-03-10). People's Action: COVID Bill a Welcome Relief, Reminder of Work Ahead. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action Director George Goehl today released the following statement in response to the imminent final passage of the American Rescue Plan through Congress: "This rescue plan brings much needed relief to struggling people and communities from coast to coast. We look forward to President Biden signing this far-reaching …

_____ (2021-03-10). Nazi Healthcare Revived Across the Five Eyes: Killing Useless Eaters and Biden's COVID Relief Bill. strategic-culture.org The individual most responsible for reviving Obamacare and the associated "Independent Payment Advisory Board" of cost-effectiveness "experts" under Joe Biden is the same figure who crafted the original Affordable Care Act in 2009. | "The ill-conceived `love of thy neighbor' has to disappear, especially in relation to inferior or asocial creatures. It is the supreme duty of a national state to grant life and livelihood only to the healthy and hereditarily sound portion of the people in order to secure the maintenance of a hereditarily sound and racially pure folk for all eternity…" | — Dr. Arthur Guett, Na…

Elie Mystal (2021-03-10). My Most Privileged Year Ever. thenation.com My Most Privileged Year Ever…

RT (2021-03-10). 'Borat' star Sacha Baron Cohen gets called out as satire-blind comedian after demanding Facebook censor Bill Gates-vaccine joke. rt.com Sacha Baron Cohen, an actor known for satirical comedy, apparently couldn't spot the satire in an image portraying Bill Gates as a sinister vaccine conspirator and blasted Facebook for failing to censor the joke. | "Mark Zuckerberg, how do you sleep at night?" the "Borat" creator asked Tuesday on Twitter. "This is on Facebook's Instagram right now. Your algorithms are still recommending lies about Covid and vaccines. How many people have to die before you act?" | Mark Zuckerberg, how do you sleep at night? | This is on Facebook's Instagram right now. | Your algorithms are STILL recommending lies about Covid an…

R.R. (2021-03-10). In Defense of Malik Washington, Supporters Stand Strong at Protest. indybay.org SF Bay View Editor Malik Washington is a resident of a halfway house that is one of many private re-entry and prison facilities run by the Geo Group. Washington publicly documented a preventable COVID outbreak at the halfway house, and as a result is being repressed by the Geo Group in multiple ways. More than 20 speakers and about 200 people attended a rally on March 7 to stand up for him and for the cause of black journalism.

Ariel Noyola Rodríguez (2021-03-10). América Latina y el Caribe — "No supimos comprender los alcances del neoliberalismo" globalizacion.ca La pandemia del COVID-19 precipitó una crisis económica y financiera a escala mundial. Desde marzo de 2020, el mundo es testigo de una crisis sin precedentes a raíz de la imposición del confinamiento, que afecta tanto a países industrializados como…

Richard Gale (2021-03-10). J & J's "One Shot and You're Done Vaccine":" A New "Experimental" COVID Vaccine. "We Need to Challenge J&J's Reputation" globalresearch.ca For decades, according to a Guardian article, "consumers worldwide have named …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-03-10). One Nurse Dead and Another One Injured as Austria Suspends AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine Inoculations. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-03-10). Headlines for March 10, 2021. democracynow.org House Votes on $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill Before Sending It to Biden's Desk, WTO Considers IP Waivers for COVID Vaccines; Deaths in Brazil Spike; West Bank ICUs Are Full, At Least 39 African Refugees Drown Off Coast of Tunisia, 5 Sentenced to Life for 2016 Assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in Turkey, Second Official from Suu Kyi's Party Dies in Burma as Security Forces Continue Deadly Crackdown, WHO Report: One in Four Women and Girls Experience Domestic Violence, Arkansas Passes Near-Total Abortion Ban, Antitrust Advocates Praise Pick of Lina Khan and Tim Wu for Top Government Jobs, ICE Official…

Zero Hedge (2021-03-10). COVID Outbreak Confirmed at Nursing Home Despite Staff, Patients Being Vaccinated. globalresearch.ca As new COVID cases tumble across North America, sleepy British Columbia …

Global Research News (2021-03-10). Selected Articles: The Collapse of Trust in Public Health. globalresearch.ca By Corporate news sources are reporting that Austria has suspended their roll-out of the experiment…

Staff (2021-03-10). In Rejection of Austerity, Democrats Push Forward Landmark $1.9 Trillion Relief Package. democracynow.org As President Joe Biden prepares to sign the sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID relief package into law, we speak with economist Stephanie Kelton, author of "The Deficit Myth," about how the bill could help cut child poverty in half and provide a historic economic boost to the poorest people in the United States. "This is a piece of legislation that recognizes the immense pain that exists all across this country, and it delivers help," says Kelton, a professor at Stony Brook University and former adviser to Bernie Sanders.

teleSUR (2021-03-10). Spain Could Reopen for Tourism in Spring. telesurenglish.net Spain's Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Reyes Maroto on Tuesday said that her country could reopen for international tourism in the spring if 30-40 percent of its population is vaccinated against the coronavirus. | RELATED: | She explained that if this happened, "we will be in a position to start reopening our (tourist) destinations, in line with what we are working on in the European Union." | Spain is working wi…

yenisafak (2021-03-10). Spain to open tourism when 30-40% of nation immunized. yenisafak.com Spain's tourism minister said Tuesday that the government plans to start reopening the country's tourism sector when 30-40% of the Spanish population is vaccinated against the coronavirus.Speaking to local broadcaster Canal Sur, Maraa Reyes Maroto said the government expects this could be achieved by spring and that she was "optimistic" about the summer tourism season."In April, we'll receive 5 million doses from Pfizer alone. Add that to the doses of Moderna, AstraZeneca and Jansen, which is just one dose and should be approved in the next few days," she said.Within the EU, Spain is strongly advocating for "heal…

yenisafak (2021-03-10). Tokyo Olympics to be held without overseas spectators. yenisafak.com Japan is planning to hold the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer without international spectators in the fear of coronavirus variants, media reports said on Tuesday.Kyodo News said the government decided to bar overseas spectators to the Olympics and Paralympics to stem the spread of coronavirus variants.The government and the summer games' organizing committee in Japan are expected to talk via videoconference with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) next week to make an official decision about overseas visitors.Meanwhile, the Olympic torch relay will start on March 25 but the opening ceremony of the rela…

news.un (2021-03-10). Asia-Pacific: UN forum highlights central role of migrants in world's most populous region. news.un.org United Nations officials on Wednesday highlighted the contributions of migrants to economies and societies in Asia and the Pacific, calling on countries to ensure all who live within their borders are fully included in national coronavirus inoculation programmes.