Daily Archives: March 26, 2021

2021-03-26: News Headlines

Staff (2021-03-26). The debt is too damn high! therealnews.com We talk with Umme Hoque of the Debt Collective about the push to cancel all student debt; then, we examine why we have failed to fight COVID-19 on a global scale the way we fought polio or smallpox.

_____ (2021-03-26). China Issues Annual US Human Rights Report. popularresistance.org China published its annual US human rights situation report on Wednesday at a time when the US-led ideological battle against China has intensified, mainly over Xinjiang and other domestic issues. | By highlighting the COVID-19 turning into a human tragedy, disorder in American democracy vividly reflected in the Capitol riots, and recent growing discrimination against ethnic minorities including Asian-Americans, China slammed the US' terrible human rights record, which makes its remarks on other countries' human rights situation pure "hypocrisy and double standards."

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-03-26). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca Exactly one year later on January 20th, 2021, the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". The retraction is carefully formulated. While the WHO does not deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they nonetheless recommend "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Emanuel Pastreich (2021-03-26). The "Corona Crisis" and the War of "The Super-Rich" against the Earth's Citizens. globalresearch.ca Corporations, multinational investment banks, and the super-rich that hide behind them …

_____ (2021-03-26). New Study: Asian Americans Attacked And Shunned During Pandemic. popularresistance.org Since coronavirus shutdowns began last March, thousands of Asian Americans have faced racist verbal and physical attacks or have been shunned by others, according to a study released Tuesday. | The report by Stop AAPI Hate documents 3,795 racially motivated attacks against Asian Americans from March to February, noting that the number is likely a fraction of the attacks that occurred, because many were not reported to the group. | On Tuesday, eight people, including six Asian women, were shot to death at massage parlors in the Atlanta area.

Matthew Stevenson (2021-03-26). Letters From Minsk: Toward the Polish Corridor. counterpunch.org This is the third in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. I spent less than 12 hours in Berlin, but had I stayed a week I am not sure I would have seen more. My train the next morning to Poznan, in Poland,

Henry Giroux (2021-03-26). America Radiates Violence: Challenging the Politics of Isolated Incidents. counterpunch.org In light of the tragic violence that has unfolded once again in the form of mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia, it becomes clear that another pandemic defines the United States–a pandemic of violence. The figures speak for themselves. Since the Columbine shooting in 1999, there have been 114 mass shootings with 1300 victims. Moreover, as one national report notes "Every day, more than 100 Americans are killed with guns and more than 230 are shot and wounded." All of this happening in a country in which there are more guns than people and where laws are enacted that make it easier to buy a g…

Gloria Rubac (2021-03-26). Texas solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. workers.org Books, tee shirts, and literature on the death penalty and the health of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal were promoted at the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement's booth during a festival held by the National Black United Front on March 21 in Houston. Almost 100 copies of the newly published Jamal . . . |

Gloria Rubac (2021-03-26). Texas solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jama. workers.org Books, tee shirts, and literature on the death penalty and the health of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal were promoted at the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement's booth during a festival held by the National Black United Front on March 21 in Houston. Almost 100 copies of the newly published Jamal . . . |

WSWS (2021-03-26). More students sent back to Las Vegas schools, as health expert claims Nevada is reaching "herd immunity" wsws.org More than 26,000 students were sent back into Clark County schools this week even as more virulent and lethal variants spread throughout Nevada.

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.

Labor Video Project (2021-03-26). Seven Hundred SEIU 87Janitors In SF Strike For PPE & A Contract: 26 Have Died From Covid. indybay.org Seven hundred SEIU 87 janitors have gone on strike for a contract. The contractors have failed to provide proper amount of PPE and 26 janitors have died from Covid.

Zachary Conti (2021-03-26). IMF Announces $650 Billion in Emergency Reserves Needed to Confront Pandemic Crisis. indybay.org The International Monetary Fund announced $650 billion in emergency reserve funds are needed to confront the global coronavirus health and economic crisis.

Anti-Asian Sentiment is White Supremacy (2021-03-26). No Hate Crimes Against AAPI Rally in San Francisco. indybay.org On March 20 the Asian community and allies stood up and spoke out denouncing anti-Asian hate crimes. These crimes have spiked 150 percent since the pandemic began. San Francisco's picturesque Portsmouth Square was the backdrop. | Top photo by Steve Disenhof…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-03-26). "Fraudulent Marketing": The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Is an "Unapproved Product" which Is "Permitted for Use" globalresearch.ca First published on March 6, 2021 | Should we trust Big Pharma …

Jordan Schachtel (2021-03-26). Welcome to the "COVID Testing Industrial Complex", Which Is Fast Becoming a $100 Billion a Year Industry. globalresearch.ca This article was first published in December 2020. | The COVID-19 Testing …

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2021-03-26). "Two Fatal Errors in its Assessment of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic". What SAGE Has Got Wrong. globalresearch.ca This article was first published in October 2020 | Note: The Strategic Advisory …

Global Research News (2021-03-26). Selected Articles: "Fraudulent Marketing": The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Is an "Unapproved Product" globalresearch.ca By Should we trust Big Pharma Companies which have a criminal record? In a histori…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-03-26). Understanding COVID-19 vaccine side effects, why second dose could feel worse. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org All vaccines could cause some degree of reaction, and the same is true for COVID-19 vaccines. Post-vaccine symptoms are typically mild and resolve quickly without the need to use any medication. Common COVID-19 vaccine side effects include: Redness or soreness at injection site.Muscle aches.Fatigue.Headache.Fever or chills. For some people, the second dose in a COVID-19 vaccine series …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-03-26). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Viruses can't mutate if they can't replicate. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 virus mutates and replicates when people let down their guard and don't follow safety protocols, such as practicing social distancing and wearing a mask. "I think most of us expect a major surge because of spring break travel and the relaxation of restrictions," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-03-26). World TB Day: Tuberculosis remains a deadly disease worldwide. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The theme of World TB Day 2021 is "The Clock is Ticking" because the world is running out of time to act on global commitments to end Tuberculosis (TB), according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Tuberculosis is one of the world's deadly diseases. Each day, nearly 4,000 people lose their lives to TB and …

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-03-26). Roaming Charges: I, the Juror. counterpunch.org The clock had been ticking since December, when I narrowly managed to evade jury duty, as the pandemic was spiking. I wouldn't say our county is run by Covid deniers. But you can't say it's run by epidemiologists, either. The daily injustices at the courthouse must go on, killer virus be damned. My reprieve, however,

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-03-26). Brasil: Amenaza a la salud global. globalizacion.ca El ascenso imparable de los contagios y fallecimientos a consecuencia del Covid-19 y la propagación nacional de la dos veces más contagiosa variante P1 del virus han colocado a Brasil en una situación trágica. El gigante pasó de mil 74…

Euronews (2021-03-26). Denmark Extends AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Suspension for Three Weeks. globalresearch.ca Below is the report of EuroNews confirming Denmark's Decision to Suspend …

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…

Dr. Hooman Noorchashm (2021-03-26). Scientist to FDA: You Are Ignoring 'Clear and Present Danger' Associated with COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca In an email to FDA officials, Pfizer executives and media, Dr. …

MEE, agencies (2021-03-26). Egypt: Dozens killed by passenger trains colliding. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Dozens killed by passenger trains colliding | Social media users share horrific images from the scene of the crash, with victims screaming for rescue | Fri, 03/26/2021 – 11: 15 | "> | Two passenger trains collided in the south of Egypt on Friday causing dozens of casualties, the health ministry said. | The incident took place in the village of al-Sawamaa…

Karen J. Greenberg (2021-03-26). Two Decades on, can Biden End the War on Terror? juancole.com ( Tomidispatch.com ) — In the first two months of Joe Biden's presidency, you could feel the country holding its breath. Sheltered in place, hidden behind masks, unsure about whether to trust in a safe-from-pandemic future, we are nonetheless beginning to open our eyes collectively. As part of this reemergence, a wider array of issues …

Giulio D'Errico (2021-03-26). Resisting Greece's rapid descent into authoritarianism. zcomm.org The heavily militarized response to the pandemic and endemic police violence has exacerbated old conflicts within Greek society — and many have had enough…

Jorge Casesmeiro Roger (2021-03-26). How Anthony Fauci "Systematically Thwarted" the Pause in US Gain-of-Function Research: an Interview with Dr. Richard H. Ebright. counterpunch.org Molecular biologist Dr. Richard H. Ebright, PhD is one of the twenty six world scientists who signed the Open Letter: "Call for a Full and Unrestricted International Forensic Investigation into the Origins of COVID-19". A document released last March 4 by the Wall Street Journal and Le Monde that reignited the debate over the pandemic's

Jorge Casesmeiro Roger (2021-03-26). How Anthony Fauci "Systematically Thwarted" the Pause in US Gain-of-Function Research: an Interview with Dr. Richard H. Ebright. counterpunch.org Molecular biologist Dr. Richard H. Ebright, PhD is one of the twenty six world scientists who signed the Open Letter: "Call for a Full and Unrestricted International Forensic Investigation into the Origins of COVID-19". A document released last March 4 by the Wall Street Journal and Le Monde that reignited the debate over the pandemic's