There Are So Many Lessons to Learn from Kerala: The Eleventh Newsletter (2021)

18 March 2021 — Tricontinental

GenderBudgetCover Ajunath 1Anujath Sindhu Vinaylal (India), My mother and the mothers in the neighborhood, 2017.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

Indian farmers and agricultural workers have crossed the hundred-day mark of their protest against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They will not withdraw until the government repeals laws that deliver the advantages of agriculture to large corporate houses. This, the farmers and agricultural workers say, is an existential struggle. Surrender is equivalent to death: even before these laws were passed, more than 315,000 Indian farmers had committed suicide since 1995 because of the debt burden placed on them.

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Twitter Deletes QAnon to Protect US from Upheaval; Russia May Delete Twitter for the Same Reason

17 March 2021 — MintPress News

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has taken action against the QAnon movement, deleting more than 150,000 accounts that promoted the conspiracy theory. This follows a similar crackdown by YouTube. The impetus for the decision was the storming of the Capitol Building on January 6, led by many adherents who believeDonald Trump was leading a fightback against a satanic cult of cannibalistic pedophiles in the Democratic Party and the national security state.

Brazil’s Lula in a Wilderness of Mirrors

18 March 2021 — Global Research

Still in the legal woods and not daring to project as a revolutionary leader, Lula should nonetheless never be underestimated

Dilma Rousseff

A surprising Supreme Court decision that, while not definitive, restores Lula’s political rights has hit Brazil like a semiotic bomb and plunged the nation into a reality show being played in a wilderness of shattered mirrors.

At first, it looked like three key variables would remain immutable.
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Stop police crushing protests – take action now

18 March 2021 — NetPol

Campaigners are demanding the National Police Chief’s Council stops cracking down on the right to protest. Will you join us?

The decisions to arrest organisers at the #ReclaimTheStreets protests weren’t made by the Home Secretary – it was made by senior officers in the Metropolitan Police. It was the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), not the High Court, which told police forces last week that they could not waive lockdown guidance and must make arrests any #ReclaimTheStreets vigils.

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WSJ Rage at ‘Woke’ China Foreshadows New Redbaiting of Social Justice Activists

17 March 2021 — FAIR

WSJ: The Woke Chinese Communist Party The Wall Street Journal (3/7/21) accused Chinese media of “invoking the woke themes of American progressives as a propaganda weapon against the US.”

The Wall Street Journal editorial board (3/7/21) has accused a major Chinese newspaper, and by extension the People’s Republic of China, of exploiting progressive rhetoric around racial justice to create division in the United States.

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