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  • Coronavirus: After the EU Failed to Deliver, Italy Looks to Russia for Help March 27, 2020
    The current global political scene is changing rapidly as a result of the coronavirus.  New super-powers are emerging and former power-houses are weakening in the face of the crisis. The post Coronavirus: After the EU Failed to Deliver, Italy Looks to Russia for Help appeared first on MintPress News.
    Steven Sahiounie
  • Doctors “Strongly Condemn” UK Decision to Keep Assange Imprisoned During COVID-19 Pandemic March 27, 2020
    Assange's treatment in the UK's Belmarsh Prison has been so poor that convicted murderers and other high-security inmates had to stage a mass protest to secure his transfer to the hospital wing. The post Doctors “Strongly Condemn” UK Decision to Keep Assange Imprisoned During COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on MintPress News.
    Alan Macleod
  • With a Quarter of the World’s Population Under US Sanctions, Countries Appeal to UN to Intervene March 27, 2020
    Eight countries, representing around one-quarter of all humanity, say that Washington’s actions are undermining their response to the COVID–19 pandemic sweeping the planet. The post With a Quarter of the World’s Population Under US Sanctions, Countries Appeal to UN to Intervene appeared first on MintPress News.
    Alan Macleod
  • From Electoral Politics to Coronavirus Response: In Israel, Apartheid Mentality Reigns March 27, 2020
    Israel's longstanding political crisis didn't end due to some altruistic desire to pull together in a time of crisis, it ended because Israelis were faced with a choice, work with Arabs or throw it all away, writes Miko Peled. The post From Electoral Politics to Coronavirus Response: In Israel, Apartheid Mentality Reigns appeared first on […]
    Miko Peled
  • Has Saudi Arabia Shot Itself in the Foot With Its Oil Price War? March 26, 2020
    The impact of coronavirus has destroyed the demand for oil and neither Saudi Arabia, Russia or the United States will escape the resulting price war unscathed.  The post Has Saudi Arabia Shot Itself in the Foot With Its Oil Price War? appeared first on MintPress News.
    Darius Shahtahmasebi
  • As Governments Struggle to Contain Coronavirus, Doctors Get Inventive March 25, 2020
    From “full-on MacGyver” ventilators to homemade test kits, doctors - and even some governments - are turning to ingenious solutions in the face of a faltering global response. The post As Governments Struggle to Contain Coronavirus, Doctors Get Inventive appeared first on MintPress News.
    Alan Macleod
  • The BJP and Israel: Hindu Nationalism is Ravaging Democracy in India March 25, 2020
    Israel is exporting its brand of nationalism to India and the BJP, whose own xenophobic tendencies make it a perfect incubator for pro-Israel policy. The post The BJP and Israel: Hindu Nationalism is Ravaging Democracy in India appeared first on MintPress News.
    Ramzy Baroud
  • “At the Mercy of a Deranged Lunatic” – How Jair Bolsonaro Is Endangering Brazil During COVID–19 March 25, 2020
    Brazil's response has been so lackluster that in some areas, organized gangs are imposing their own curfews and lockdowns, saying "if the government won't do the right thing, organized crime will." The post “At the Mercy of a Deranged Lunatic” – How Jair Bolsonaro Is Endangering Brazil During COVID–19 appeared first on MintPress News.
    Alan Macleod
  • Venezuela’s Coronavirus Response Might Surprise You March 25, 2020
    Unlike in the United States where coronavirus treatment can cost up to $35,000 and where Trump seems more concerned about the economy than about peoples' lives, Venezuela is handling the crisis by placing value in health over profits. The post Venezuela’s Coronavirus Response Might Surprise You appeared first on MintPress News.
    Leonardo Flores
  • King David’s Ancient Road: How Israeli Archaeologists Are Aiding the Theft of Silwan March 24, 2020
    Claiming “science” as their reason and in total disregard for the wellbeing of the population, tunnels are dug under Palestinian homes in Silwan, destroying foundations and forcing residents to flee. The post King David’s Ancient Road: How Israeli Archaeologists Are Aiding the Theft of Silwan appeared first on MintPress News.
    Miko Peled

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  • When Home Isn't Safe: Shelter-in-Place Is Putting Domestic Violence Survivors in a "Dire Situation" March 27, 2020
    As schools shut, public spaces close, and all but essential workers are ordered to stay indoors under shelter-in-place orders across the U.S. and globe, domestic violence services are scrambling to help vulnerable people navigate home lives that they say are increasingly unsafe during the pandemic. What happens when you're trapped at home with your abuser? […]
  • "Total System Failure": Congress Pushes $2 Trillion Pandemic Bill. Will Dems Allow "Corporate Coup"? March 27, 2020
    We continue our look at the massive $2 trillion coronavirus relief package — the largest stimulus bill in U.S. history — with author Matt Stoller, who argues the country will be unrecognizable after this pandemic if big corporations walk away with trillions of dollars and no strings attached. Stoller is research director at the American […]
  • U.S. Is #1 in Pandemic: Rep. Omar Blasts Trump for "Wrong Kind of American Exceptionalism" March 27, 2020
    As much of the United States is under lockdown, the House votes today on a $2 trillion emergency relief package to address the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. It will generate payments to most Americans and includes protections for workers, but it is also a massive bailout for a number of industries and corporations, […]
  • Headlines for March 27, 2020 March 27, 2020
    U.S. Leads World in Reported COVID-19 Cases as Hospitalizations Surge, Trump Doubts New York City's Need for 30,000 Life-Saving Ventilators, Politico: President Trump Failed to Follow Pandemic Playbook, Squandering Precious Time, Detroit and Chicago Join New Orleans as U.S. Coronavirus Hot Spots, House to Vote on Record-Shattering $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package, Three Unaccompanied Migrant […]
  • "Chaotic Situation": India Begins Lockdown of 1.3 Billion Residents as Coronavirus Pandemic Spreads March 26, 2020
    As the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world, we look at India, which is now under the largest lockdown in human history, with 1.3 billion people ordered to shelter in place. As the country's economy and daily life come to an abrupt halt, hundreds of millions of Indians who live hand to mouth have been […]
  • Bernie Sanders Fights for Laid-off Worker Protections in $2 Trillion Stimulus with Corporate Bailout March 26, 2020
    The Senate unanimously approved a historic $2.2 trillion emergency relief package late Wednesday night to battle the unprecedented economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The House will consider the bill Friday before it goes to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. 

The bill would massively expand unemployment benefits, providing laid-off workers up to […]
  • "In a Week We Will Be Italy": NYC ER Doctor Says the U.S. Pandemic Will Only Get Worse March 26, 2020
    As New York hospitals see a surge in coronavirus cases, medical workers report growing shortages of protective gear, and a nurse who tested positive after treating patients with the highly contagious disease has died. "It's pretty dire inside New York City hospitals right now," says New York City emergency room doctor Craig Spencer. "We have […]
  • Headlines for March 26, 2020 March 26, 2020
    Senate Approves Historic $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package, Republican Sen. John Thune Misses Vote on Coronavirus Bailout Due to Illness, New York City Hospitals Set Up Makeshift Morgues as COVID-19 Deaths Multiply, U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Top 1,000 as Louisiana Cases Soar, Pittsburgh Sanitation Workers Hold Wildcat Strike, Demanding Safety Gear, COVID-19 Claims Playwright Terrence McNally, […]
  • Calls Grow for Sen. Burr to Resign After He Sold $1.7 Million in Stocks & Downplayed COVID-19 Risks March 25, 2020
    Calls are growing for Republican Senator Richard Burr to resign after he reportedly sold up to $1.7 million worth of stocks after receiving privileged briefings about the coronavirus's threat to the global economy. ProPublica reports Burr, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, unloaded his holdings on February 13 in 33 separate transactions. At the […]
  • "People Go Before Money. This Is About Saving Lives," Says San Juan Mayor on Pandemic in Puerto Rico March 25, 2020
    Puerto Rico announced a record $787 million financial package to fight the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic Monday, as the island's death toll hits two with 39 cases reported. The pandemic follows a series of devastating earthquakes in Puerto Rico earlier this year and comes as the island continues to deal with fallout from […]

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  • Privacy rights may become next victim of killer pandemic March 29, 2020
    Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic — but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights. From China to Singapore to Israel, governments have ordered electronic monitoring of their citizens’ movements in an effort to limit contagion. In Europe and the United States, […]
    Agence France-Presse
  • Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards honors staffer who died from COVID-19 March 29, 2020
    Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-LA) offered a moving tribute to a member of his staff who died from COVID-19. “On behalf of the first lady and my entire administration, it is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of our dear April, who succumbed to complications from COVID-19,” he posted on Twitter, along with […]
    Bob Brigham
  • Washington state nurses share shocking stories from their war against coronavirus March 29, 2020
    by Ken Armstrong and Vianna Davila Nurses at one hospital in southeastern Washington state have alleged that, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they were ordered by supervisors to use one protective mask per shift, potentially exposing themselves to the novel coronavirus. At another hospital, just east of Seattle, nurses had to use face shields indefinitely. At […]
    Pro Publica
  • ‘His incompetence will cost lives’: Joe Biden goes after Trump on coronavirus in new 2020 campaign ad March 29, 2020
    Former Vice President is continuing to campaign for president in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting America. On Saturday, Biden went after Trump on the issue of coronavirus testing. “Where are the tests, Mr. President?” Biden asked. Biden followed up with an online video warning that lives will be needlessly lost. “His failure will cost […]
    Bob Brigham
  • #TrumpGenocide trends as Americans grow increasingly frustrated with president’s coronavirus failures March 29, 2020
    As America crossed the grim milestone of 2,000 coronavirus deaths, President Donald Trump was harshly criticized on Twitter for his handling of the health and economic crises. Frustration with the president was prominent on Twitter, with the hashtag #TrumpGenocide trending nationwide. Here’s some of what people were saying: Today 112,468 people in the US have […]
    Bob Brigham
  • ‘A quarantine will not be necessary’: Trump backtracks on plan to lockdown New York area March 29, 2020
    President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would not go forward with his plan to quarantine the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. “On the recommendation of the White House CoronaVirus Task Force, and upon consultation with the Governor’s of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, I have asked the CDC to […]
    Bob Brigham
  • Scared New York medical workers decry lack of Personal Protective Equipment during coronavirus crisis March 28, 2020
    Medical staff in America’s coronavirus hotbed New York are struggling with long hours and a dire need for protective equipment — and as infections surge, they increasingly fear for their own safety. Doctors and nurses are working around the clock caring for patients hit by the fast-spreading infection, risking their lives on the front lines […]
    Agence France-Presse
  • WATCH: Terrifying videos shows tornado striking Jonesboro, Arkansas March 28, 2020
    Jonesboro, Arkansas was hit by a powerful tornado on Saturday. Multiple people used their cell phones to capture video of the tornado. Here are some of the videos of the tornado: From Matt Teal in Jonesboro, AR. Large tornado doing damage with debris in the air. #arwx #Tornado pic.twitter.com/SNYDFxcBjR — Rick Katzfey (@WeatherRick) March 28, […]
    Bob Brigham
  • US coronavirus deaths surge past 2,000: Johns Hopkins March 28, 2020
    Deaths from new coronavirus in the United States surged past 2,000 Saturday, doubling in just three days, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The number of deaths late Saturday was 2,010, about a quarter of them in New York City, the country’s hardest hit region, Johns Hopkins reported. Confirmed cases in the United […]
    Agence France-Presse
  • COVID-19 death toll soars globally and one-third of the people in the world are under lockdown March 28, 2020
    The coronavirus death toll shot past 20,000 in Europe on Saturday, with Italy and Spain each reporting more than 800 dead in one day, as US President Donald Trump said he is considering putting hard-hit New York and parts of two other states under quarantine. Up to one-third of the world’s population is now under […]
    Agence France-Presse