UPDATED: A sentence from a supposed “fake” Chinese-promoted social media message also appeared word-for-word in a veteran DC reporter’s column, Joe Lauria reports.
Month: April 2020
COVID-19: Brazil’s Bolsonaro Trumps Trump
The main objective of the Brazilian president’s expanded authority is expected to be the prevention and possible repressions of a social explosion, write Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram.
COVID-19: Neither China Nor the WHO Are to Blame for Trump’s Failures
John Wight says that the U.S. president, in seeking to weaponize the virus to salvage his own reputation, has set his face against humanity.
COVID-19: Leader of Postal Workers Union Demands USPS Funding in Next Stimulus Bill
Mark Dimondstein sees an effort to privatize the service and come after a “right of the people,” as Jake Johnson reports.
COVID-19: New York Times Revives its Role in Chinagate
UPDATED: The paper of record is again laundering, without skepticism, U.S. intelligence meant to ratchet up tensions with China, just as it did with Russia, writes Joe Lauria.
COVID-19: Lockdowns Pushing Mass Transit to Brink & Low-Income Riders Will Pay the Price
Congress included allocations for transit in the CARES Act, but cities said it won’t be nearly enough, writes Ramya Vijaya.
COVID-19: ‘Congress Must Cover Paychecks of Every US Worker,’ Says Sanders
The Vermont senator is backing a bill to bring the U.S. closer to Germany’s approach to unemployment during the pandemic, reports Jake Johnson.
COVID-19: MSM China Hysteria Gets Way Crazier & Dumber
It is never a good sign when the political/media class all across the aisle begins loudly trying to out-hawk one another, says Caitlin Johnstone.
On That Leaked Report on UK Labour & Anti-Semitism
Craig Murray says the party unit that handled the complaints was not only staffed by vehemently anti-Corbyn right wingers, it was also incompetent.
COVID-19: How Ecuador Descended into Chaos
Guillaume Long says that under pressure by the IMF to reduce the size of the state, the Moreno government has made damaging cuts to public health.