Tag: coronavirus

While Bolivia’s coup regime lets its citizens die, Cuba has nearly defeated Covid-19

A dispatch from Bolivia shows the staggering human toll of the military coup, as an incompetent US-backed regime leaves impoverished citizens to die amid a pandemic. In Cuba, meanwhile, the country’s socialized system has saved its population from the worst of Covid-19.

By Ollie Vargas

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An inside look at Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution on its 41st anniversary

The Grayzone reports from inside Nicaragua’s capital on the 41st anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, covering a speech by President Daniel Ortega, showing how the leftist government has responded to the coronavirus pandemic, and surveying the rising tide of US and corporate media disinformation.

By Ben Norton

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With US support, Taiwan planted deception about warning World Health Org of Covid

Taiwan’s claim that it provided early warning to the WHO about Covid and “human-to human-transmission” has been exploited by the Trump administration to attack the multi-lateral body and turn up the heat on China. There’s just one problem: it’s totally false.

By Ajit Singh

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Why the Bill Gates global health empire promises more empire and less public health

Behind a veil of corporate media PR, the Gates Foundation has served as a vehicle for Western capital while exploiting the Global South as a human laboratory. The coronavirus pandemic is likely to intensify this disturbing agenda.

By Jeremy Loffredo and Michele Greenstein

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Ecuador’s Moreno govt persecutes opponents as coronavirus catastrophe exposes its neoliberal war on public sector

Sentencing former President Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas to eight years in jail and barring them from public office for an additional 25 years is a desperate move by a repressive administration trapped in a socio-economic crisis of its own making. 

By Denis Rogatyuk

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How Bolsonaro and COVID-19 are pushing Brazil towards military dictatorship

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Brazilian journalist and researcher, Aline Piva, after Brazil’s Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, garnered international attention for resigning in protest of what he called President Jair Bolsonaro’s organized crime cartel.

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US elites use Russiagate playbook to blame China and promote hostility

The US establishment is demonizing China over the COVID-19 crisis with a familiar Russiagate playbook of specious claims, fear-mongering, and deflecting responsibility for homegrown dysfunction.

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China’s reality on the ground: fact vs Cold War fiction

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Daniel Alan Bey about his experience living in China during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory

A conspiracy theory about Covid-19 escaping from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology is the Trump administration’s Iraqi WMD. And the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin is playing the role of Judith Miller.

By Max Blumenthal and Ajit Singh

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Corporate media spreads fake news claiming Nicaraguan President Ortega is dead – then he gives a fiery speech condemning US militarism

International media outlets spent weeks falsely implying Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega died of coronavirus… until he gave a televised speech defending socialized healthcare, calling for world peace, and criticizing US military spending and nuclear weapons.

By Ben Norton

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