Brazilian President Bolsonaro Is Out Of Power, Replaced By General Netto

By Emir Sader, Brazil Wire -

Bolsonaro made threats he couldn’t carry out about replacing the Health Minister and reopening commerce. Now he is isolated and everyone has turned on him, as General Villas Boas admits. He’s [...]

The US Is A Failed State, And COVID-19 Proves It

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report. -

U.S. imperialism has a long-standing habit of imposing the most brutal forms of war and torture onto nations under the pretext of so-called humanitarian grounds. Humanitarian intervention and the [...]

COVID-19: Isolation Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint

By Catherine Hanrahan and Matt Liddy, ABC Australia. -

Australia is only a few days into its latest regime of strict self-isolation measures designed to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but already, many people are asking — when will they end? Not [...]

COVID-19 Lesson: The Free Market Failed Us

By Stan Sorscher, The Stand. -

Here is a lesson: for 40 years, we have accepted the premise that markets will solve all our problems, and we don’t need national strategies. We traded our industrial capacity and technical [...]

Millions Of People Face Water Shut-Offs During The Pandemic

By Jordan Davidson, Nation of Change. -

The Centers for Disease Control has emphasized that washing hands with soap and water is one of the most effective measures we can take in preventing the spread of COVID-19. However, millions of [...]

The United States Is Where COVID-19 Deaths Are Being Under-reported

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, China responded quickly by reporting the novel disease to the World Health Organization and taking steps to identify and study the virus. Within a matter of [...]

How The Rich And Powerful Put Their Wealth Above Public Health

By Gin Armstrong, Eyes On The Ties. -

While millions are facing health and financial uncertainty and unemployment rolls are reaching record levels due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, a small group of wealthy elites are thriving. [...]

Pipelines Are Still Being Built As The Economy Shuts Down

By Leanna First-Arai, Truthout. -

Governors of at least 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have issued strict orders for residents providing “non-life-sustaining” services to remain inside. All but five states have at [...]

The Rap Sheets Of The Big Ventilator Producers

By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest. -

Earlier this year, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Carolina announced that a company called ResMed had agreed to pay more than $37 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act [...]

New York State Pays Up To 15 Times The Normal Prices For Medical Equipment

By Lydia Depillis and Lisa Song, ProPublica. -

With the coronavirus outbreak creating an unprecedented demand for medical supplies and equipment, New York state has paid 20 cents for gloves that normally cost less than a nickel and as much as [...]

An All-American Urge To Offer Corporate Welfare

By Nomi Prins, TomDispatch.com. -

To say that these are unprecedented times would be the understatement of the century. Even as the United States became the latest target of Hurricane COVID-19, in “hot spots” around the globe a [...]

Ten Signs The US Is Heading For A Depression

By Mike Whitney, The Unz Review. -

Thursday’s jobless claims leave no doubt that the country is in the grips of another severe recession. More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the last week. That [...]

As The World Tackles COVID-19, The US Raises Pressure On Venezuela

By Vijay Prashad, Paolo Estrada, Ana Maldonado and Zoe PC, Counterpunch. -

It is surreal that the United States—during the COVID-19 global pandemic—chooses to put its efforts into this ridiculous, evidence-free indictment against Maduro and other members of the [...]

US Pushes Conspiracy Theory On China’s Coronavirus Death Toll

By Ajit Singh, The Grayzone. -

As the United States suffers from the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, President Donald Trump has insisted that if his administration manages to keep the death toll to 100,000, they’d be [...]

COVID19 Threatens Seasonal Farmworkers At The Heart Of The Food Supply

By Michael Haedicke, The Conversation. -

Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their food system. But, for the most part, shortages of shelf-stable items [...]