Tag: coronavirus

Haïti au bord du précipice en raison des ravages du coronavirus et des dirigeants imposés par les États-Unis

Alors que le gouvernement d’Haïti, soutenu par les États-Unis et largement méprisé, encourage officiellement la distanciation sociale pour restreindre la propagation du Covid-19, la dure réalité est que la majorité de la population est probablement en train de se diriger vers l’immunité collective, un cas de figure dans lequel beaucoup seront infectés dans la rue plutôt que de mourir de faim à la maison.

Par Jeb Sprague et Nazaire St. Fort

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As Nicaragua confronts Covid, its US-backed opposition exploits the pandemic to create chaos

Nicaragua’s right-wing opposition is waging an information warfare campaign to undermine the elected Sandinista government, spreading fake news on coronavirus, while the state takes a balanced approach with close attention to the working class and poor.

By Ben Norton

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Colonialism & coronavirus: 800,000 Haitians may die of COVID-19

Gutted by US-allied, neoliberal governments which have controlled the country since 2004, Haiti’s healthcare sector braces for a potential catastrophe.

By Anya Parampil

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Haití en el precipicio mientras el coronavirus y el liderazgo impuesto por EEUU hacen estragos

Mientras que Haití es ampliamente despreciado, el gobierno respaldado por Estados Unidos promueve oficialmente el distanciamiento social para reprimir al Covid-19, la cruda realidad es que la mayoría de la población probablemente se dirija hacia la inmunidad colectiva, donde muchos decidan infectarse en la calle en lugar de morir de hambre en casa.

Por Jeb Sprague y Nazaire St. Fort

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Amazon on strike: what workers need to know about their rights

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Kevin Gustafson, an organizer with Democracy at Work and host of the Sensible Socialist Podcast, about the strike sweeping the online shopping industry.

By Anya Parampil

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Fired worker: Amazon hid COVID-19 cases and ignored pleas for protection

Chris Smalls, an Amazon worker fired after organizing a walkout over unsafe conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, speaks out.
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US pushes conspiracy theory on China’s coronavirus death toll to deflect from Trump administration failures

A widely disseminated and highly dubious story asserting China concealed tens of thousands of deaths originated from a US government propaganda outlet and a veteran member of a right-wing anti-China cult.

By Ajit Singh

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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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