Daily News Digest April 9, 2021

Daily News Digest Archives

Images Of the Day:

The Rapeof Nature: ‘Only 50 Years Left’ For Sea FishAnother Example Capitalism as a Failed System: World Capilalism Was Aware of the Danger of Cornovavirus Threat Over 5 Years Ago and Did Nothing!:  Under Capitalism — Human Lives Don’t Matter  Capitalism Does Not, and Never Has, Worked for the Masses! In Its Death Agony, Capitalism Is Traveling About The World Like The Four Horsemen of the The Apocalypse, Spreading  Racism,  War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death. The future of Humanity Is Now At stake!Since World War I, ‘the war to end all wars’, there have been perpetual wars for perpetual peace, this Laura Gray’s cartoon from the front page of The Militant August 18, 1945, Under the Banner Headline: “There Is No Peace”During This Economic Crisis, Capitalism’s Three-Point Political Program: 1.Austerity,2. Scapegoat Blacks, Minorities, and ‘Illegal’ Immigrants for Unemployment, and 3.  The Iron Heel!    For Decades, Blacks Have Been Subjected to The Iron Heel!   Currently, the US Capitalist Class is Divided Over When — Not If, to Apply It to Everyone!

Due to Years of Austerity, Cuts to Public Health Care, And An Anti-Science and Profiteering President, The United States Now Leads the World In  Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in the World!

Always Remember:  That President Obama, With a Majority Democrat Legislature Supported the Wall Street Bailout and Remember, That he Established, in writing,  the United States Capitalist Austerity Program. —  The Race to the Bottom/Pauperization of the 99%!

Democracy?: As the Capitalist Robber Barons Steal from the 99%,  Only the 1% Voted For Austerity!   The 99% Should Decide On Austerity — Not Just The 1% Who, Profit From Austerity!!  Under Austerity, All of the World Will Eventually Be Pauperized, Humbled, and Desecrated Like Greece and Puerto Rico.!   Socialism Means True Democracy, that the 99% Will Rule, Not the Few!

Quotes 0f the Day:

Biden’s proposal to eliminate just $35 billion in tax credits and loopholes over a 10-year period is simply not good enough. — John Noël, Greenpeace USA

Robert Reich, Clinton’s Pied Piper for the Trade Union Bureaucracy and their partnership with the 1%, now complains that  “Corporate America Is Crushing the Working Class! — The Bitter Fruit of the Partnership: Lesson; Learned: When you ‘bed’ the boss you get screwed!

Videos of the Day:

GLOBALink | UK, Chinese Scientists Confirm Beijing’s Air Quality Has Improved Dramatically A team of over 150 British and Chinese scientists found that: Beijing’s #airquality improves dramatically in the last few years, owing to the emission reductions following the implementation of clean air actions.

The Economics of Imperialism in the 21st Century with Michael Roberts

United States:

The United States is not a Democracy (A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly)! Only the 1%, through their ownership of the Reublicrats and who profit from war and the war budget, vote for War and the war budget — A policy, which Gore Vidal called a  Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace. — The 99% Should Decide On War — Not Just The 1% Who Profit From War!  Under a Democracy, The 99% would have the right to vote on the policy of Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace! The United States takes from the poor and gives to the Rich. Rax the Rich!  — They Can Afford To Pay!

Defend Kshama Sawant!Seattle’s lone socialist city councilor is again under attack. Kshama Sawant had the audacity to demand Mayor Jenny Durkan resign after unleashing the cops against Black Lives Matter protesters. In retaliation Durkan instigated a recall of Sawant.Seattle Councilwomen Under Attack for Aupporting Pandemic Windfall Tax on Amazon and Supporting George Floyd Black Lives Movement! Big Business Goes Up Against Democracy in Seattle Local corporate interests are trying to recall elected City Council member Kshama Sawant. In the last year, Sawant and her Socialist Alternative organization won a three-year battle to tax Amazon—headquartered in Seattle—and other big businesses to fund emer-gency Covid relief, affordable housing construct-ion, and local Green New Deal projects. And in the midst of nationwide street protests following the Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd, Sawant led organizing to win a first-in-the-nation ban on police use of tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and other so-called “crowd control” weapons. (Full disclosure:      I’ve known and worked with Sawant since 2013 on issue and electoral campaigns, and currently work in her City Council office as a community organizer.).    These victories met a swift response from the political establishment. Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan—elected in 2017 with help from a record $350,000 donation from Amazon—aligned with the Trump Justice Department in challenging Sawant’s weapons ban legislation in court.      The mayor also demanded that the City Council investigate and consider expelling Sawant from office for her leadership in the Tax Amazon campaign and her participation in Black Lives Matter protests. The council demurred, but Durkan’s bill of charges got picked up by pro-business forces and converted into a recall petition against Sawant.Please Stop Calling Humans Seeking Safety a ‘Border Crisis’ “Moving towards a better justice system isn’t possible if we continue to scapegoat immigrants instead of reckoning with our broken system. People approaching our borders deserve better. At the very least, our language should recognize their humanity.” People escaping violence have a right to seek safety. If they can’t, that’s the real crisis. By Rachel PakThe US War on Drugs is Driving the Displacement Crisis We are torn by images of unaccompanied minors and overcrowded facilities at our southern border, but few in the United States are asking why so many Central American families are so desperate to escape their own countries that they are willing to risk everything — including family separation.These migrants are not fleeing some Act of God — drought or hurricanes or the like — that could not be anticipated or prevented. Rather, they are fleeing cartel violence and governmental corruption. By Inge Fryklund

Lee Camp: How Corporate America Supports Racism, Hatred & Exploitation (in New & Fun Ways!) Corporations like General Mills and ExxonMobil aren’t going to save us from white supremacist violence or climate annihilation with their piddly tweets. If you’ve been paying even a modicum of attention to the world at large, you’ve noticed that white supremacists constitute a bit of a problem in America. They led an insurrection at our Capitol recently. They’ve been involved in many mass shootings. I, along with many others, was nearly killed by one a few years ago in Charlottesville, Va.after he tried to murder as many peaceful protesters as possible. Our police forces are brimming with white supremacist assholes. And I think they had a popular TV show about ducks and beards not too long ago.


 Fairewinds Nuclear Spring Series: TMI (Three Mile Island) Archival Records Unearthed In this third installment we’ll share some newly discovered archival material about the 1979 meltdown at TMI. You may remember Fairewinds asserted that the meltdown at TMI was much worse than the NRC insistently portrays. These archival documents substantiate what we have always said… By Arnie GundersenFairewinds Nuclear Spring Series: Three Mile Island Nuclear Meltdown at 42: Never Forget In this fourth installment, the Fairewinds Crew listened in rapt attention to Nuclear Hot Seat founder Libbe HaLevy’s personal story woven into the many harrowing stories of community members who lived in the Three Mile Island area when the meltdown occurred. By The Fairewinds CrewCivil Rights/Black Liberation:

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist: Freedom Rider: The U.S. Can’t Control the World Slow-witted Joe Biden appears to think that we’re still in the age of the sole superpower, when in fact that era has come and gone.

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor: Criticizing the Democratic Party is not “Privileged”, It is the Duty of a Revolutionary Neither AOC nor the rest of the Squad has mounted any significant challenge to the party’s corporate leadership, despite being elected for this exact purpose.

Editors, The Black Agenda Review: PAMPHLET: Africa Fights for Freedom, Alpheaus Hunton, 1950 A pamphlet written 70 years ago by an exiled Black American communist reveals an African continent seething to break free from European colonization.

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor: Rwanda and Zaire (DRC) 1990 to 1997, Where the US Blocked Real Humanitarian Intervention The real story of the Rwandan genocide begins in 1990, when exiled Tutsis from Uganda invaded northern Rwanda and uprooted, imprisoned or massacred a million Hutus.

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence: Testi-lyin’  Northeast, midwest, southwest, south, down south, up south, out south—south  of the Canadian border—Slouched down in his cruiser, slow-rollin’ the ‘hood; Or a-

Black Alliance For Peace: Biden-Harris Look Ready to Keep U.S. In Afghanistan—Say No! The new Democratic administration seems determined to sabotage an agreement to end the “longest war.”

Sylvie Laurent, interviewed by Arvind Dilawar: MLK Was a Radical Who Hated Not Only Racial Subordination But Class Exploitation King explicitly linked the value of human dignity to the material conditions necessary to enable people to live a decent life.

Mack: Remembering Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald   Having endured 50 years of incarceration, Fitzgerald was California’s longest-serving former Black Panther.

Todd Cronan: Fanon Can’t Save You Now: The great revolutionary foresaw the need to “rapidly switch from a national consciousness to a social and political consciousness” committed to the “distribution of wealth and social relations.”

Mack: Remembering Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald0 Having endured 50 years of incarceration, Fitzgerald was California’s longest-serving former Black Panther.

Thad Baltimore: Reporting on Anti-Asian Violence Sets Black People Up to be Harmed   The media focus on Black-Asian “tensions” promoted the misleading idea that Black people are the main perpetrators of anti-Asian attacks.

Amanuel Biedemariam: The Global Anti-Eritrea-Ethiopia Agenda It is not up to the US to demand or dictate that Eritrea withdraw from Ethiopia — it is Ethiopia’s and only Ethiopia’s call to make.

Jeremy Kuzmarov: Still Unsolved: the Great Crime that Triggered the 1994 Rwandan Genocide After 27 years, strong evidence implicates Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame and the CIA in the downing of Hutu President Juvénal Habyarimana’s airplane.

keith harmon snow: “Hotel Rwanda” Hero Kidnapped: Another Victim of Rwanda’s Grinding Machine Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame is a mass murdered enabled by the US, and the Rwanda genocide story told by western governments and their media is the exact opposite of the truth.

Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor: Yellow Peril and Red Scare: Forum on Anti-Asian Racism Anti-Asian racism is on the rise in the United States and the West and has been discussed most frequently in the aftermath of the murder of six women of Asian descent in Atlanta on March 16th.



The Economics of Modern Imperialism


England the Leader of the Slave Trade, Now Claims that Its Skirts are Clean!  Britain: Racist Ruling Class Says ‘No Racism Here’ The government’s report into racism in Britain is a slap in the face to the BLM movement. The Tories are cynically attempting to play white and black workers off against one another. We need united class struggle to topple their racist system. By Fiona Lali

Slave Ship Photo: Demonstrating the Horror of the “Commercial Hunting of Black-Skins” San Francisco Bay View

Education, Health, Science, and Welfare:

The government of the United States can pass laws in a few days to spend tens of trillions of dollars for war and the bailout of Wall Street and the bankers. Yet, those who pass universal healthcare for themselves, but cannot spend even one trillion dollars for universal health for those who are ‘governed’! This is what is considered, by the powers to be,  a democracy and part of the democratic way. — Roland Sheppard, Let the People  Vote on Healthcare 

Showering Big Pharma With Taxpayer Dollars Won’t Solve Vaccine Supply Issues Privatization has left us scrambling for vaccines in today’s pandemic—a dangerous situation that last week drove the desperate Trudeau government to announce a $415 million federal contribution to the expansion of vaccine production capacity at the old Connaught plant, now owned by French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur. By Linda McQuaig