Tag: covid-19

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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Chomsky: COVID-19 strikes, solidarity can help defeat Trump and the neoliberal assault

Noam Chomsky on COVID-19 workers’ strikes; Trump’s attacks on China and the WHO; “lesser evil” voting; bipartisan war-mongering/sanctions; & what resistance movements can teach us about resiliency.

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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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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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Andrew Cuomo is NOT bae: exposing the governor’s thuggish record with Randy Credico

Millions of dollars of free earned advertising from his brother on CNN can not cover up the real record of the politician known by average New Yorkers as “Governor 1%.”

By Anya Parampil

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Coronavirus stimulus bill funds State Dept/USAID operations that once helped trigger polio outbreak in Syria

A look at recent USAID schemes from Pakistan to Syria shows US empire can be very hazardous to your health.

By Max Blumenthal

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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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