Tag: coronavirus

Pompeo’s ‘transition’ plan tells Venezuela to suffer into submission

Declaring that “Nicolas Maduro will never again govern Venezuela,” Mike Pompeo unveils a so-called “transition” plan that tells Venezuelans to submit or starve.

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Corporate coronavirus bailout threatens prolonged economic pain

Without a New Deal-style public works program, the coronavirus pandemic threatens major economic damage.

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Our nativist freakout about China hides the real origin of the coronavirus. It’s political, global, and made in the USA.

We’re facing something that’s more difficult than a medical emergency. We’re facing a political fight against the most powerful corporations in the world.

By Yasha Levine

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As Washington privatized pandemic preparation, the national security state left Americans defenseless against coronavirus

Responsibility for pandemic preparation was privatized under the Obama and Trump administrations. It’s time to face down the national security state that wasted trillions on imperial wars and abandoned Americans to fight coronavirus alone.

By Gareth Porter

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Haiti on the precipice as coronavirus and US-imposed leadership take their toll

While Haiti’s widely despised, US-backed government officially promotes social distancing to suppress Covid-19, the stark reality is that most of the population is likely heading toward herd immunity, where many must get infected in the street rather than die by hunger at home.

By Jeb Sprague and Nazaire St. Fort

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Cuba saves Italians from coronavirus despite US blockade

Red Lines host Anya Parampil provides a coronavirus update, highlighting the heroic work of Cuban doctors who have traveled to Italy to fight the virus.

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Trump intensifies murderous Iran sanctions during COVID-19 crisis

As Iran struggles to contain COVID-19, the US has imposed new sanctions that further weaken the Iranian economy and health system.

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Coronavirus hits US prisons: “thousands face death sentence”

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Expert: US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during pandemic could be genocidal

Intensified US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during the COVID-19 pandemic could amount to genocide, a former UN expert warns.

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US government threatens families of Int’l Criminal Court staff if they try Americans for war crimes

The International Criminal Court approved an investigation into US war crimes in Afghanistan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded by threatening to punish family members of ICC staff.

By Ben Norton

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