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President Joe Biden's plan to withdraw all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11 is "a courageous decision," says @RepRoKhanna . "I'm very glad that we have a president who has finally recognized that this is not a militarily winnable war."
Infectious disease expert Dr. @MonicaGandhi9 says it's important to increase "vaccine optimism" by touting the benefits of COVID-19 shots. "Eventually we are going to get back to the normalcy of not masking and distancing," she says. "We're in a transition phase right now."
"Defunding the police is not simply about withdrawing funding for law enforcement and doing nothing else," says Angela Davis, who says Joe Biden has accepted this "superficial understanding" of the demand. Defunding police must be paired with reinvestment in community, she says.
Ecuador's presidential front-runner @ecuarauz , who faces a runoff election in April, says the country is facing a “double crisis” of COVID-19 and austerity. “We’re facing what we call a lack of trust within Ecuadorian society, and we need to fix that as soon as possible.”
Standing Rock Sioux historian and water protector LaDonna Brave Bull Allard has died. She founded the Sacred Stone Camp in 2016, where thousands of people came to resist construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, bringing wide attention to the environmental risks of the project.
Christina Ponthieux, 13, is fighting to maintain Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, like her parents, who could face deportation under Trump. Her parents, both nurses, have lived in the U.S. since 1999. "Terminating TPS would affect all of us, especially kids like me."
Dr. says anti-fascist and anarchist protesters protected clergy from white nationalists Friday night: "They saved our lives"