2020-05-12: Social Media Postees

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At San Quentin: 'No state execution by COVID-19!'
Judy Greenspan | workers.org | 2020-05-13
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A 21st century lynching: Justice for Ahmaud Arbery!
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2020-05-13
May 11– In the early afternoon of Feb. 23, shots rang out on the tree-lined streets of Satilla Shores, a predominantly white neighborhood bordering the port city of Brunswick on Georgia's Atlantic coast, some 40 miles north of Jacksonville, Fla. Afterward, a 25-year-old Black man, Ahmaud Arbery, lay dead on . . . | Continue reading A 21st century lynching: Justice for Ahmaud Arbery! at Workers.org
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The US military is hell-bent on trying to overpower China
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-12
On April 1, Admiral Philip Davidson–the head of the US Indo-Pacific Command–told the US Congress that he would like $20 billion to create a robust military cordon that runs from California to Japan and down the Pacific Rim of Asia. His proposal–titled "Regain the Advantage"–pointed to the "renewed threat we face from Great Power Competition. … Without a valid and convincing conventional deterrent, China and Russia will be emboldened to take ac…
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Fake Coronavirus Data, Fear Campaign. Spread of the COVID-19 Infection
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
Do not let yourself be misled by the fear campaign, pointing to a Worldwide coronavirus calamity with repeated "predictions" that hundreds of thousands of people are going to die. | According to the WHO, the death rate pertaining to Seasonal Influenza globally is between 6 to 12 times higher than COVID-19.
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Israel to Annex the United States
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
As the Beatles once put it, "I read the news today, oh boy…" One might argue that the "oh boy" has been part and parcel of one's morning media review ever since 9/11, but depending on one's own inclinations, the …
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Bernie Sanders' interview with the Washington Post: The thin gruel of Democratic Party politics
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
Sanders glossed over the reality of the health and economic catastrophe facing millions of workers and made no mention of the corporate bailouts for which he has voted in the Senate.
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Strained China-US Relations. Renewed Trade War Ahead? New Cold War?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
Sino/US relations are more dismal than at any time since Nixon's 1972 meeting with Mao during his weeklong visit to China. | Are bilateral differences irreconcilable? Is the breach between both countries too great to restore more cooperative relations? | Is a …
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Trump Regime Hardliners Want Social Security and Medicare Eliminated
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
Social Security and Medicare are insurance programs, not welfare

Trump wins! Completing Obama's Pivot to Asia and the Confrontation with China
Ajamu Baraka | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-12
Even before becoming the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump had one consistent foreign enemy

Germany Wants to Replace Poland's "Patriotic Government" with "Europhile Puppets"?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
The former Polish Minister of Defense accused Germany of conspiring with a few other foreign actors to replace the patriotic Polish government with Europhile puppets, arguing that the country's latest political controversy over the date of its presidential elections is …
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Coronavirus and Dodgy Death Numbers
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
Not only are the coronavirus models being used by WHO and the most national health agencies based on highly dubious methodologies, and not only are the tests being used of wildly different quality, that only indirectly confirm antibodies of a …
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On May Day, the "Opposition" Again Acted Foolishly and Irresponsibly
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-12
May Day in Hong Kong, and here it happened again! Several media outlets reported that "hundreds of protesters did gather in small groups at a shopping mall in the town of Sha Tin, chanting slogans and holding protest flags". A few other groups of rioters were spotted at various other locations in the city. They …
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Pivot To Peace Must Replace US Pivot To War With China
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-12
US and Chinese Fists and Weapons face-off (from the Financial Times) The Trump administration, in seeking to divert attention from its bungled response to the COVID-19 pandemic and mishandling of the economic collapse, is escalating the bipartisan anti-China policy, which has a long history. This increases the potential of military conflict and economic war between …
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Iraq Will be Hit Harder by Falling Oil Prices Than COVID-19 or ISIS
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
The shadowy figures of well-armed Isis gunmen can be seen making an attack in the plains of northern Iraq on an outpost held by paramilitary fighters loyal to the Iraqi government. Some four of the latter are killed by a roadside bomb. Isis specialises in publicising its successful military actions online to show that it remains a force to be feared, despite the destruction of the so-called caliphate and the killing last year of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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Iraq Will be Hit Harder by Falling Oil Prices Than COVID-19 or ISIS
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
The shadowy figures of well-armed Isis gunmen can be seen making an attack in the plains of northern Iraq on an outpost held by paramilitary fighters loyal to the Iraqi government. Some four of the latter are killed by a roadside bomb. Isis specialises in publicising its successful military actions online to show that it remains a force to be feared, despite the destruction of the so-called caliphate and the killing last year of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/12/iraq-will-be…

Iraq Will be Hit Harder by Falling Oil Prices Than COVID-19 or ISIS
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
The shadowy figures of well-armed Isis gunmen can be seen making an attack in the plains of northern Iraq on an outpost held by paramilitary fighters loyal to the Iraqi government. Some four of the latter are killed by a roadside bomb. Isis specialises in publicising its successful military actions online to show that it remains a force to be feared, despite the destruction of the so-called caliphate and the killing last year of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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China reacts with Zero tolerance for racist incidents
Joshua Hanks | workers.org | 2020-05-13
Reports surfaced in April of cases of discrimination against African workers in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong as pictures appeared on the internet of a sign refusing service to Africans at a McDonald's restaurant and allegations that Africans were being evicted from hotels. Ambassador Liu Yuxi, head of Mission . . . | Continue reading China reacts with Zero tolerance for racist incidents at Workers.org
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"Losing the Fabric of the City": COVID-19 Took Chicago Black Lives First & Exposed Structural Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-12
We look at the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate toll on African Americans through the story of Chicago's first 100 recorded deaths. A report by ProPublica found that 70 of the first 100 people to die were African American. Black people account for 30% of Chicago's population and 72% of COVID-19 deaths. We speak with ProPublica reporter Adriana Gallardo, who contributed to the report "COVID-19 Took Black Lives First. It Didn't Have To." She says the story paints a picture of "sophisticated structural racism" in Chicago.
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Los New Yorkers: Essential, Underprotected Undocumented Immigrants Struggle to Survive in Epicenter
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-12
As the coronavirus continues to devastate New York City communities, we hear the voices of undocumented New Yorkers about how they are surviving the pandemic. Their stories are told in a new ProPublica story headlined "Los New Yorkers: Essential and Underprotected in the Pandemic's Epicenter." We speak with one of the story's reporters, Adriana Gallardo.
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US anti-ISIS chief says his goal in Syria is to create a 'quagmire' for Russia, not battle terrorism
rt.com | 2020-05-13
James Jeffrey, the US special envoy for Syria and defeating the Islamic State, has made quite a frank confession of how he sees his job and that of US troops there: to create a new Vietnam or Afghanistan for Moscow. | "Our military presence, while small, is important for overall calculations. So we urge the Congress, the American people, the president to keep these forces on, but again this isn't Afghanistan, this isn't Vietnam, this isn't a quagmire," Jeffrey said on Tuesday, during a video event hosted by the Hudson Institute. | My job is to make it a quagmire for the Russians. | Asked why the American publ…
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'Summer cancelled': Los Angeles County to extend stay-at-home order another 3 MONTHS, stoking fears of civil unrest
rt.com | 2020-05-13
LA County will likely extend its Covid-19 containment measures until the end of July, a top public health official said, triggering a wave of outrage as residents declare "summer cancelled" and even predict riots in the streets. | The three-month extension to the county's "safer at home" order was announced by Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday. Though she stopped short of issuing an official order, Ferrer said the timetable would not shift until officials see a "dramatic change to the virus and tools at hand," stressing the need for increased testing capacity. | Our hope is that by using the dat…
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'Summer cancelled': Los Angeles County to extend stay-at-home order another 3 MONTHS, stoking fears of civil unrest
rt.com | 2020-05-13
LA County will likely extend its Covid-19 containment measures until the end of July, a top public health official said, triggering a wave of outrage as residents declare "summer cancelled" and even predict riots in the streets. | The three-month extension to the county's "safer at home" order was announced by Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday. Though she stopped short of issuing an official order, Ferrer said the timetable would not shift until officials see a "dramatic change to the virus and tools at hand," stressing the need for increased testing capacity. | Our hope is that by using the dat…
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NASA quietly buys additional Soyuz seat as SpaceX prepares for historic manned space flight
rt.com | 2020-05-13
NASA has inked a deal with Russia's space agency Roscosmos to allow a US astronaut to travel into space aboard a Soyuz rocket in the fall, even as SpaceX gears up for its first manned launch later this month. | "A contract was signed today on providing a seat for a US astronaut onboard a Soyuz MS manned spaceship to be launched to the ISS in the autumn of 2020," Roscosmos told Tass on Tuesday. | Though the agency refused to disclose the sum Washington paid for the seat, calling it "a commercial secret," NASA spokespeople told reporters the deal was valued at $90.25 million, which includes the cost of the fligh…
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Slack goes down GLOBALLY, crippling remote work amid Covid-19 pandemic
rt.com | 2020-05-13
The chat application and virtual workplace Slack has gone dark, experiencing a major outage worldwide as countless remote workers rushed to check their email inboxes and migrate to other platforms. | The outage was reported by Slack on Tuesday, noting it was investigating the cause of the glitch, though was unable to provide an estimate of when it might be resolved. | pic.twitter.com/SqAD3aOxoQ– Christine (@cabregoart) May 13, 2020 | So sorry for the trouble! We don't have an…
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'Major concern': Nearly 100 New York children treated for mysterious inflammatory illness thought to be linked to Covid-19
rt.com | 2020-05-13
At least 93 children in New York state have been diagnosed with a rare and poorly understood inflammatory disease thought to be tied to Covid-19, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, suggesting an uptick in the mysterious ailment. | Calling the situation "truly disturbing," on Tuesday Cuomo said state health officials are investigating the spate of new patients who've come down with "pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome," which has already killed three children in New York. | "New York State is now investigating about 100 cases of an inflammatory illness in children that may be related to Covid-19," the governor…
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Justice Thomas Said Forcing Trump to Release His Taxes Weakens the President
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-12
The United States Supreme Court heard two different cases on a single matter: who may (or may not) have the legal right to access President Donald Trump's financial and tax records. | The two cases involve investigations at the Congressional level as well as within the state Trump once called his home, New York. | The District Attorney from Manhattan, Cyrus Vance Jr., is seeking to obtain…
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The Bernie Sanders Movement, Its Historical Antecedents, and Its Legacy
Eugene E Ruyle | indybay.org | 2020-05-12
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COVID-19: Global Pandemic & Climate Disruption With Mike Davis
Speak Out Now | indybay.org | 2020-05-12
Online Zoom meeting, see details here: speakoutsocialists.org/townhall-davis-5-…
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Video: Al-Qaeda Launches Large-scale Attack in Northwestern Hama Under Cover of Ceasefire Deal
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
The southern part of the Idlib zone has once again turned into a hot point with the Syrian Army and al-Qaeda militants openly clashing with each other. | On May 10, fierce clashes erupted between the Syrian Army and forces of …
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US lowers threat perception on Iran
M. K. Bhadrakumar | iranian.com | 2020-05-12
The drawdown of US military presence in the Middle East, especially from Saudi Arabia, may not be an automatic open sesame

Authoritarians Using Coronavirus Fear to Destroy America
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
A Fresno, California waffle restaurant dared to open its doors for business this weekend to the delight of a long line of customers, who waited up to two hours for the "privilege" of willingly spending their money in a business …
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President Ghani orders Afghan troops to switch to 'offensive mode' after new attacks
rt.com | 2020-05-12
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ordered the military to move to "offensive mode" on Tuesday, shifting away from a defensive stance it had taken as part of efforts to reduce violence as the US tries to broker peace talks. | "In order to provide security for public places and to thwart attacks and threats from the Taliban and other terrorist groups, I am ordering Afghan security forces to switch from an active defense mode to an offensive one and to start their operations against the enemies," Ghani said in a televised speech. | The comments followed a violent day in which gunmen killed 16 people at a maternity cl…
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Syria spinmeisters fumble attempts to narrative manage OPCW leaks
Caitlin A. Johnstone | mronline.org | 2020-05-12
It's been over 72 hours since The Grayzone published new leaks further exposing how the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been lying about its investigation into an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria two years ago.
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San Quentin Gets Car Caravan Protest
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-05-12
Protesters demand end to "Covid-19 death camps."
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Hondurans Stranded in Spain Ask to Return to Their Country
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-12
At least 235 Honduran citizens with few economic resources are trapped in Spain and living in a very critical situation. | RELATED: | Honduras: Quarantine and Curfew Extended Until May 3rd | "Most came to work in Spain but lost their jobs because their immigration status was irregular," Honduran Pablo Jose Perez said on behalf of the group. | …
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Australian Labor Party exploits pandemic to scapegoat foreign workers
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
Labor's call for immigration cuts lines up directly behind the drive by governments around the globe, personified by US President Trump, to promote toxic nationalism.
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Refugee rights supporters occupy the Mantra Hotel
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-12
Refugees & migrants Kerry SmithIssue 1265 Australia asylum seekers Mantra Hotel medevacMay 12, 2020At 7.30am on May 12, refugee and…
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Paramilitary Panda: WWF Land Grabs Rooted in Covert Apartheid History
Michael Molitch-Hou | indybay.org | 2020-05-12
According to a BuzzFeed News series, the WWF has been tied to paramilitary violence in third world countries. What they completely ignored was that the WWF was previously involved in the murder of 6,000 anti-apartheid activists in South Africa a part of an "anti-poaching" mission in the 1980s. All evidence seems to suggest that the WWF was used as cover for an MI6 operation on behalf of powerful business interests in South Africa.
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Cuba Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Its Fight Against COVID-19
Orinoco Tribune | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
The French organization Cuba Linda has recommended awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuban medical brigades for their efforts to eradicate COVID-19. | "The international community is witnessing the solidarity of health professionals who leave their country to provide services and | …
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Duque used Colombia's peace funds to pay for presidential approval poll
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-12
Colombia's President Ivan Duque used money meant for the implementation of peace policies to pay for a poll over public approval of his peace policy, local media reported on Monday….
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NATO Chief Urges Berlin to 'Protect Peace and Freedom' by Stationing US Nukes
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
The appeal comes as leaders from the SPD, Germany's second-largest party and member of Chancellor Merkel's governing coalition, demand the withdrawal of US nuclear weapons from the country's airbases.
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Unions in UK protest bid by P&O Ferries to lay off 1,100 workers
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-12
P&O Ferries, owned by Dubai-based DP World, has announced plans to cut 1,100 jobs in the UK citing the crisis in the ferry industry due to the COVID-19 lockdown…
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Bolivia Police Repress Protesters That Can't Afford Lockdown
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-12
Hundreds of people were violently repressed by security forces Monday in the Bolivian K'ara K'ara community located in Cochabamba city, as they took to the streets to demand that the de facto government eases the COVID-19 lockdown as they cannot afford it anymore. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Citizens Protest Against De Facto Government | Videos circulating on social media showed demonstrators fiercely attacked by the police and army who did not hesitate to use tear gas and rubber bullets, inj…
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Bolivia: Inmates Riot Due to COVID Outbreak in Prison
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-12
Bolivian police forces repressed May 11 an inmate riot in Palmasola prison, in Santa Cruz city. Convicts protested due to a Covid-19 outbreak among the prison population. | RELATED: | Bolivia De-Facto Govt Repress Protesters That Can't Afford More Lockdown | The authorities at the Palmasola penitentiary said two inmates who died last week after presenting respiratory distress. Local news media reported first deceased autopsy revealed he was COVID positive and was buried acco…
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Kent State 50th with Mickey Huff
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-05-12
50 years have passed since Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on Kent State University students protesting the Vietnam War. Four students were killed and nine wounded. On this week's…
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U.S. hand in recent assaults on Cuba, Venezuela
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-12
Secretary of State Pompeo loudly condemns Iranian border guards who abused Afghans crossing into Iran. He castigates China's supposed failings with the COVID 19 pandemic. He and President Trump rail against dictatorship they see in Venezuela. They protest Cuba's "slave doctors"

Why Unemployment under Trump is way worse than Numbers Suggest
John Buell | zcomm.org | 2020-05-12
"If the protesters really wanted to protect workers, wouldn't they be demanding laws that replaced lost wages? Other developed countries have passed exactly those sorts of measures, putting their economies into a holding pattern as the pandemic passes."
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[Research Paper] Mapping of variations in child stunting, wasting and underweight within the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2000–2017
ISDBICC | thelancet.com | 2020-05-12
CGF indicators have improved in India, but there are substantial variations between the districts in their magnitude and rate of decline, and the inequality between districts has increased in a large proportion of the states. The poor correlation between the national surveys for CGF estimates highlights the need to standardise collection of anthropometric data in India. The district-level trends in this report provide a useful reference for targeting the efforts under NNM to reduce CGF across India and meet the Indian and global targets.
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No Stimulus for the Weary: The US is Now Sitting on an Inflation Time Bomb
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-12
The White House budget office doesn't know if the $2.2 Trillion-dollar stimulus package and Trump's $1,200 stimulus checks might cause an inflationary spiral. But many economists have no doubt it will.
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Biden Ridin' the Pandemic to the White House, Trump to Take Hit for Neoliberalism's Failures
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
The world is amidst the COVID-19 crisis and in our corner of the planet a presidential campaign is reduced to a single issue: Trump/not Trump. Pick your poison. At a time that calls for national leadership or least debate on the issues, Congress unanimously passed the two-trillion-dollar Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act…
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Halting conflict globally is the only way to effectively tackle COVID-19, says report
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-12
According to the report published by international NGO, Oxfam, global military expenditure in 2019 stood at USD 1.9 trillion – an amount several times over what is required to pay for the UN-led efforts to fight the COVID-19 crisis in developing countries…
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The Sadness… Continues!
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
For this writer there are events and incidents that transcend the usual causes of sadness for many of us. Yes, we all have a myriad of memories of sadness. Perhaps when a loved one or pet becomes ill or passes …
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"Operation Volute": Covert UK Propaganda Efforts in Syria May Have Broken UK Law
Ian Cobain | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
The UK's covert propaganda programmes in war-torn Syria were poorly planned, probably illegal and cost lives, according to a scathing internal review of the initiative that has been seen by Middle East Eye. | Using news agencies, social media, poster campaigns …
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Cuba to Begin Mass-Scale COVID-19 Testing
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
Dr. Francisco Durán, national director of Epidemiology of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, reported on Sunday that a considerable part of the population will be given tests to detect possible positive cases of COVID-19. | Durán explained that a …
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China Might be a "Silver Bullet" for Countries in the Middle East. Might Jeopardize Relations with Washington
Azhar Azam | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
As the Arab states in the Gulf embrace Beijing to ease off their over-reliance on hydrocarbons and diversify economy by seeking Chinese investment and technology, A US official threatened that the shift could jeopardize their relationship with Washington. | Giving a …
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Video: Plandemic Documentary: The Hidden Agenda Behind COVID-19
Dr. Judy Mikovits | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
Humanity is imprisoned by a killer pandemic. People are being arrested for surfing in the ocean and meditating in nature. Nations are collapsing. Hungry citizens are rioting for food. The media has generated so much confusion and fear that people …
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The Diabolical "Game" with Fear as an Instrument of Domination. The Reflex of Obedience
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
Anxiety is a widespread phenomenon that often accompanies people from the earliest days of childhood until old age. It is part of life and has many causes. When unscrupulous despots

UK Government Causes Widespread Confusion with New COVID-19 Guidelines
Johanna Ross | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
It was a moment the UK public had been waiting for days, ever since it was reported in several British newspapers that lockdown restrictions were to be lifted from Monday. But although people may be weary after seven weeks of …
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The Important "Plandemic" Documentary that Has Justifiably Gone "Viral"
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
The powers-that-be behind the banning of "Plandemic" and the disparaging and slandering of Dr Judy Mikovitz are obviously afraid of something that will expose them for planning something evil. Tyrannical corporate forces, starting with Google and YouTube and the CDC …
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UK Jewish Students and Youth Movement Oppose "Unilateral Annexation of West Bank"
Lee Harpin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
More than 500 UK Jewish students and youth movement members have put their names to a letter urging the Board of Deputies to speak out against what they claim are the Israeli government's plans for the "unilateral annexation of the …
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South Africa: COVID-19 Crisis Unmasks Dangers of Profit Oriented Healthcare
Salimah Valiani | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
The pandemic has shown the need for medical care and interventions that have nothing to do with profit. But not even SA's proposed National Health Insurance would fit the bill. | *** | Covid-19 has been linked to a number of truth …
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COVID-19 Scientific Statements Contradict Government Lockdown Policies
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
There exists a huge disconnect between publicly available real scientific evidence and government policy surrounding the Covid crisis. Consider the following scientific "admissions" and how they contradict government "lockdown" policies: | In the first video, the UK's Chief Medical Officer (CMO), …
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Who's Protecting the Moon?
Nina Beety | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth,"

Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy
Dr. Russell Blaylock | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
"By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain."

Video: Dr. Judy Mikovits Exposes Dr. Fauci For Contradicting Statements On Hydroxychloroquine
Dr. Judy Mikovits | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
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Low-Balling the Unemployed in the Era of the 2020 Great Recession
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
This past Friday, May 8, the US Labor Dept. released its latest jobless figures. The official report was 20 million more unemployed and an unemployment rate of 14.7%. | Both mainstream and progressive media reported the numbers: 20 million more jobless …
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Madagascar Slams WHO for Not Endorsing Its Herbal Cure
Felix Tih | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has slammed the World Health Organization for not endorsing its COVID-19 herbal cure. | Last month, the Malagasy president officially launched Covid-Organics (CVO), an organic herbal concoction, claiming that it can prevent and cure patients suffering from …
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Hundreds of Children Brain Damaged by the Swine Flu Vaccine to Receive $90 Million in Financial Compensation from UK Government
Mike Adams | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
First published in April 2015. The H1N1 vaccine fiasco ordered by the (corrupt) WHO Director General is of relevance to the current debate on a COVID-19 vaccine. | **** | The 2009 swine flu vaccine caused severe brain damage in over 800 …
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Fragile Economic System: It Is Much Worse Than You Are Being Told
Michael Snyder | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
For a long time I warned that our economic bubble would burst and that we would plunge into a nightmarish economic collapse. Now it has happened, and it turns out that fear of COVID-19 was the "black swan event" that …
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What If Armed Terrorists Threatened the Prime Minister of Canada?
Maria Paez Victor | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
Fortunately, Canada is not a country that has suffered continuous threats of coup d'etats as Venezuela has these last 21 years. The Motive Be that as it may, as a matter of clarification and discernment, let us imagine the following: suppose a powerful foreign power

Trump crony appointed as new head of US Postal Service
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
Louis DeJoy, the recently appointed US postmaster general, has donated millions of dollars to the Republican Party and reaped immense profits from sitting atop private logistics corporations and investment firms.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/usps…

Last Year America's CEOs Said They Cared About Us…They Lied
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
Last August, the nabobs of Corporate America

The Censorship of Inequality in the Covid-19 Era: How Corporate and Market-Based Metrics Rule the News, and Why it Matters
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-05-12
By Anthony DiMaggio The old adage that "the more things change the more they stay the same" seems particularly appropriate to media coverage in the Covid-19 crisis. Old patterns of media…
projectcensored.org/the-censorship-of-in…

Can We Simultaneously Oppose Bayer/Monsanto's Biotechnology and Support Cuba's Interferon Alpha 2B?
Don Fitz | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-12
Genetically engineered crops are a form of food imperialism. This technology allows mega-corporations like Bayer/Monsanto to patent seeds, lure farmers into buying them with visions of high yields, and then destroy the ability of small farmers to survive. Genetic engineering produces an artificial combination of plant traits which often results in foods with less nutritional …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/can-we-simult…

Over 5 million people now suffering food insecurity in lockdown
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-05-12
The UK has been in official COVID-19 lockdown since March 23 and, just like in other countries, the disruption to the economy has hit people already in a more vulnerable position the hardest. These include people on low incomes or in precarious work situations; or who are dealing with long-term physical or mental health conditions. This issue of …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/over-5-million-people-now-suffering-food-insecurity-in-lockdown/

Workers' lives at risk Tesla to resume production in defiance of lockdown rules
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-12
Elon Musk, the chief executive office of US electric car maker Tesla, even dared the authorities to arrest him and threatened to shift the factory outside Fremont, California…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/12/workers-l…

Rising number of COVID-19 deaths in Germany's retirement and care homes
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
As the German government is effectively ending its coronavirus lockdown, reports about people dying of COVID-19 in retirement and care homes are increasing.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/germ…

Nigeria: COVID-19 compounds economic recession provoked by oil price slump
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
Medical and other experts are against the easing of restrictions, with the National Medical Association and the Federal Capital Territory Youth Task Force on COVID-19 both asking Buhari not to ease the lockdown.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/nige…

While coronavirus spreads, lockdowns lifted across Europe
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
The mass return to work underway across Europe is in line with the criminal policy being pursued by the Trump administration in the United States.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/euro…

Finding Hope in Times of Despair: New World is Possible
Dan Kovalik | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
"For me, I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."

Finding Hope in Times of Despair: New World is Possible
Dan Kovalik | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
"For me, I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."

U.S. Dishonors Navajo with Death Penalty
Stephen Cooper | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
Amidst the coronavirus devastation, it's important not to overlook the fact that, at the end of April, two federal appellate judges called out the U.S. government for continuing to dishonor the Navajo Nation

The Wet-Bulb Peril Has Arrived… Way Too Early
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
The human body has limits. If "temperature plus humidity" is high enough, even a healthy person seated in the shade with plentiful water to drink will suffer severely or likely die. It's the Wet-Bulb Temperature WBT effect. There is an upper limit to human capacity to adapt to excessive global heat when combined with excessive…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/12/the-wet-bulb…

The War Against the Wolves of Alaska
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
Southeast Alaska is home to the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest of north America. Tongass has old-growth and temperate rainforests, which shelter abundant wildlife and biodiversity. However, both the forests of Tongass and wildlife have been under attack for decades. Loggers, miners, and developers and corrupt state and federal agencies look at these ancient trees and see primarily dollars. These are the same people who practically extinguished the old-growth forests of northern California. These are the same people who are the enemies of the natural world and welcomed Trump to the White Hous…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/12/the-war-agai…

Cardinal George Pell and the Victims of Child Sexual Abuse in Victoria
Kenneth Good | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
In the long and still unfinished search for justice, two agencies have been outstanding. The Victorian Police performed dogged investigatory work, and the Royal Commission over five years compiled damning evidence. On 12 November 2012, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox called for the establishment of a Royal Commission. He was a 30-year veteran in Newcastle,…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/12/cardinal-geo…

The War Against the Wolves of Alaska
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
Southeast Alaska is home to the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest of north America. Tongass has old-growth and temperate rainforests, which shelter abundant wildlife and biodiversity. However, both the forests of Tongass and wildlife have been under attack for decades. Loggers, miners, and developers and corrupt state and federal agencies look at these ancient trees and see primarily dollars. These are the same people who practically extinguished the old-growth forests of northern California. These are the same people who are the enemies of the natural world and welcomed Trump to the White Hous…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/12/the-war-agai…

The Pandemic's Catastrophic Hit to the Labor Market
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
Temporary layoffs make up 78.3 percent of unemployment. As expected, the April jobs report showed a catastrophic hit to the labor market stemming from the pandemic. The economy lost another 20,500,000 jobs in April after losing 870,000 jobs in March. This is an order of magnitude higher than any previous two-month decline on record. The…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/12/the-pandemic…

Cardinal George Pell and the Victims of Child Sexual Abuse in Victoria
Kenneth Good | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
In the long and still unfinished search for justice, two agencies have been outstanding. The Victorian Police performed dogged investigatory work, and the Royal Commission over five years compiled damning evidence. On 12 November 2012, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox called for the establishment of a Royal Commission. He was a 30-year veteran in Newcastle,…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/12/cardinal-geo…

The 'See-No-Evil' Phase of Russiagate
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-12
The media spinfest following the collapse of this conspiracy theory suggests our troubled republic simply cannot accept its errors, leaving us unable to learn from them. | Patrick LAWRENCE | The long, destructive conspiracy theory known as Russiagate, the mother of them all, at last evaporates into thin air. No shred of it remains as of back-to-back disclosures over the past couple of weeks. Where does this leave us? What is to come of this momentous turn of events? | Among those not inclined toward hysteria or copious quaffs of Democratic Party Kool–Aid, it has long been a question how those who concocted…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/12/th…

Covid-19: Russia Is Second Most Affected Country in the World
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-12
The COVID-19 pandemic recorded more than 10,000 cases in Russia in the last 24 hours, for a total of 232,000 people who tested positive for the illness, making Russia the second most affected country in the world in terms of the number of infections. | RELATED: | Russia: Putin Calls for Unity in Tribute to WWII Heroes | The number of infections in Russia is only exceeded by the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University balance sheet, updated on Tuesday. | "In the last…
telesurenglish.net/news/covid19-russia-i…

Russian court keeps historian of Stalinist massacres jailed amid COVID-19 outbreak
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
The vendetta against Dmitriev is part of the campaign by Russia's state and ruling oligarchy to suppress all efforts to uncover the truth about the crimes of Stalinism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/russ…

Obama's halo is slipping, and that's a good thing
Peter Bolton | thecanary.co | 2020-05-12
One of the major chapters in the so-called 'Russiagate' saga recently came to an end, sparking the beginning of what has become known by some as 'Obamagate'. US president Donald Trump has been reacting in his usual manner. But on this occasion, as with many others, Bar…
thecanary.co/us/us-analysis/2020/05/12/o…

British propaganda efforts in Syria may have broken UK law
The Alternative World | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-12
Ian Cobain, Alice Ross- Internal assessment concluded UK government's covert support of 'moderate opposition' was shallow, lacked coherence and cost lives | MEE- The UK's covert propaganda programmes in war-torn Syria were poorly planned, probably illegal and cost lives, according to a scathing internal review of the initiative that has been seen by Middle East Eye. | Using news agencies, social media, poster campaigns and even children's comics, communications companies working under contract to the British government attempted to undermine both the Assad government and the Islamic State group and bolster elemen…
thealtworld.com/thealtworld/exclusive-br…

France's Earlier Detection of COVID-19 Raises Questions on Global Origin
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-12
The emergence of Covid-19 was first reported by the authorities in China on December 31, as acknowledged by the World Health Organization. But that emergence does not necessarily mean the pandemic originated in China. | By January 30, 2020, a WHO situation report cited nearly 8,000 cases of the respiratory disease globally in 18 different countries. The vast majority of the infections at that stage were in China. It has since exploded to four million cases in virtually all 194 nations with the United States hostin…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/12/fr…

19 Iranian sailors killed in live-fire exercise
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
The Iranian military's accidental missile strike on one of its own ships came amid mounting tensions over US Navy deployments in the Persian Gulf.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/iran…

A Love Song
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-12
Ooh girl, you look so fine | you make me wanna sniff your hair from behind | Gonna lay it all out girl, ain't no use hidin' | You make me wanna sniff ya like I'm Joe Biden | Yeah I'm singin' out loud cuz baby I can't sleep | and you make me wanna grab ya like a handsy veep | I need ya like the rivers need the drops of rain | I need ya like Biden needs a brand new brain | Lemme whisper sweet nothings in your sexy ear | Things you never asked for and you don't wanna hear | If love is a horse then giddy-up I'm ridin' | Gonna perv on ya hardcore like I'm Joe Biden | Ooh baby girl, you gone and blown my mind | like a…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/a-love-…

Biden attacks Trump for "hampering" the reopening of business
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
In a Washington Post column Joe Biden criticizes Trump's handling of the pandemic from the standpoint of disaffected sections of business.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/bide…

A Love Song
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-12
Ooh girl, you look so fine | you make me wanna sniff your hair from behind | Gonna lay it all out girl, ain't no use hidin' | You make me wanna sniff ya like I'm Joe Biden | Yeah I'm singin' out loud cuz baby I can't sleep | and you make me wanna grab ya like a handsy veep | I need ya like the rivers need the drops of rain | I need ya like Biden needs a brand new brain | Lemme whisper sweet nothings in your sexy ear | Things you never asked for and you don't wanna hear | If love is a horse then giddy-up I'm ridin' | Gonna perv on ya hardcore like I'm Joe Biden | Ooh baby girl, you gone and blown my mind | like a…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/a-love-…

Biden attacks Trump for "hampering" the reopening of business
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
In an op-ed column by Joe Biden posted on the Washington Post's website on Monday, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate criticizes Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic entirely from the standpoint of disaffected sections of business.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/bide…

Crime doesn't pay but prison does, even amidst a pandemic
Robin McDowell, Margie Mason | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-12
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COVID-19 Pandemic: Time for Bold programs from the Left to Help the People
Farooque Chowdhury | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-12
Fred Magdoff, Professor Emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont and author of many articles and books on ecology, agriculture and economy, frequent Monthly Review contributor and closely associated with struggles of the working people, discusses the coronavirus pandemic in light of capitalism and agriculture in the following interview conducted on …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/covid-19-pand…

How pandemics are related to ecological crises
Bharat Dogra | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-12
In recent years, many new diseases have been linked to transmission of microbes from animals, birds and other forms of life to human beings, in ways that the virus will cause severe disease among them. Diseases such as MERS, SARS, the avian flu and swine flu are examples of such diseases, called zoonotic diseases, and COVID-19 is yet another instance of this. | While the growing frequency of zoonotic diseases is widely debated, one important reason for their spread almost certainly relates to the ecological crisis and biodiversity loss that has been exacerbated across the plant. According to the United Nations…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/12/how-pande…

America's Percentage of World's Coronavirus Cases Is Now Declining, but America's libertarian policies on coronavirus remain catastrophic
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-12
Eric ZUESSE | At the start of the day on May 2nd, the U.S. had 4.2% of the world's population and 33.3%, or one-third, of all coronavirus-19 cases. | At the start of the day on May 10th, the U.S. had 32.9% of cases. The decline from 33.3% to 32.9% is .4% down, or a decline of slightly over 1% of the 33.9%, in 8 days. It's virtually certain never to go down to the 4.2% of global coronavir…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/12/am…

Learning All the Wrong Lessons From the 2008 Financial Crisis – NYT should not fixate on debt as governments respond to the coronavirus pandemic
Nina Eichacker | fair.org | 2020-05-12
I recently wrote a piece for FAIR ( 4/25/20) about how I felt more optimistic about media reporting on the economic aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, despite what I saw as a failure to clearly call out capitalist market reliance. The New York Times was calling for people to remember FDR's Four Freedoms, and even the Financial Times was encouraging readers to think about Beveridge's Full Employment in a Free Society. N…
fair.org/home/learning-all-the-wrong-les…

A Cornish charity helping Grenfell survivors is responding brilliantly to the coronavirus crisis
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-05-12
A Cornish charity set up to help the survivors and firefighters from the Grenfell fire tragedy is now helping care workers during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. | Cornwall Hugs was set up to provide free holidays in Cornwall, matching people in need with holiday homes. Since the project began: Over 480 Grenfell Tower survivors, bereaved, close neighbours or firefighters have now come on holiday to Cornwall through the project. Over a third of all tower survivors have come. 250+ accommodation providers…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/05/12/a-corni…

Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf begins unsafe reopening of 37 counties
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
Wolf, presented as a more rational leader than his Republican counterparts, is restarting the economy as the virus is still killing workers across the state in nursing homes, food-processing plants and warehouses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/penn…

Even White House documents show Trump is lying
Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-12
As President Trump publicly claims that the numbers of COVID-19 infections are "going down almost everywhere," documents from his own White House suggest that infection rates are dramatically increasing in areas that form the base of his political support. A Coronavirus Task Force report from May 7 obtained by NBC suggests that cases are mounting …
peoplesworld.org/article/even-white-hous…

Genocide and Military Occupation: The five most important keys to the Guaidó-Silvercorp contract
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-05-12
Finally, the complete content of the contract signed by Juan Guaidó, Sergio Vergara and J.J. Rendón with the American mercenary firm Silvercorp, led by former military officer Jordan Goudreau, has been released.
mronline.org/2020/05/12/genocide-and-mil…

Screen New Deal
Naomi Klein | mronline.org | 2020-05-12
Under Cover of Mass Death, Andrew Cuomo Calls in the Billionaires to Build a High-Tech Dystopia.
mronline.org/2020/05/12/screen-new-deal/…

Colombia considering guaranteed minimum income as famine looms
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-12
Almost half of Colombia's senators signed off on a proposal to urgently implement a guaranteed minimum income for more than 70% of the population. The radical proposal would temporarily guarantee…
colombiareports.com/colombia-considering…

Colombia's farmers claim government lifting import tariffs puts domestic food production at risk
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-12
Colombia's farmers' organizations said Monday that an emergency decree lifting import tariffs on corn and soy is threatening domestic food production. The organizations called on the State Council to declare…
colombiareports.com/colombias-farmers-cl…

Colombia considering guaranteed minimum income as famine looms
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-12
Almost half of Colombia's senators signed off on a proposal to urgently implement a guaranteed minimum income for more than 70% of the population. The radical proposal would temporarily guarantee…
colombiareports.com/?p=197522

Political Prisoners Teach-In: Mumia, migrant rights and cages
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2020-05-12
These slightly edited remarks were made April 24 at the "U.S. Empire vs. Political Prisoners" teach-in webinar sponsored by Mobilization4Mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal, incarcerated for 38 years by the U.S. state. Teresa Gutierrez First of all, happy . . . | Continue reading Political Prisoners Teach-In: Mumia, migrant rights and cages at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/05/48559/?utm_source=rs…

US nursing students discuss impact of the pandemic on medical education
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
With overwhelmed hospitals and the immense pressures now exerted on health care workers, the quality of the education of medical and nursing students has been greatly affected.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/nurs…

Trump Is Using COVID-19 As An Excuse To Let Polluters Destroy The Earth
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-12
Trump's former coal lobbyist EPA administrator is letting oil, gas, and coal take advantage of the global pandemic.
therealnews.com/stories/trump-is-using-c…

World Health Organization warns premature return to work risks resurgence of pandemic
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reiterated his warnings Monday that a premature return to work without adequate measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic risks a second wave of infections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/viru…

Consumer Price Index Plunges 0.8 Percent, Core Falls 0.4 Percent
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-05-12
Food prices rose 2.6 percent in April, reflecting a large increase in store-bought food. The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell 0.8 percent in April, driven again by large price declines in sectors that were hit hard by pandemic-related shutdowns. Gas prices fell 20.6 percent, following a drop of 10.5 percent in March. They are …
cepr.net/prices-2020-05/

The Pandemic is the Time to Resurrect the Public University
Corey Robin | zcomm.org | 2020-05-12
Sending students, professors, and workers back to campus, amid a pandemic, because colleges and universities need the cash, is a statement of bankruptcy more profound than any balance sheet could ever tally…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-pandemic-is-th…

COVID-19 deaths among nurses: U.S. 91, Canada zero. Why?
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-12
OAKLAND, Calif.–There's a yawning gap between the number of U.S. nurses the viral pandemic has killed so far in the U.S. and the number of Canadian nurses killed. The count as of May 11: U.S. 91, Canada, zero. That prompted National Nurses United President Zunei Cortez, RN, of California and her Canadian counterpart, Linda Silas, …
peoplesworld.org/article/covid-19-deaths…

Saharawi political prisoner Bachir Khada: "I only dream of my freedom"
Bahia Mahmud Awah | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-12
The story of Saharawi journalist Bachir Khada, political prisoner condemned to more than 20 years in Morocco because of his participation in the struggle to free Western Sahara. Today he is one of the thousands of prisoners that demands to be freed amid the pandemic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/12/saharawi-…

Pandemic Causes Loss of 20,500,000 Jobs, Unemployment at 14.7 Percent
Dean Baker | zcomm.org | 2020-05-12
The good news here is the large percentage of workers who expect to be called back by their employer, but the steps by the government to contain the pandemic and support the recovery are less encouraging…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/pandemic-causes-lo…

We don't need empty praise: Nurses' unions demand better protection, rights
Anish R | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-12
May 12 is globally observed as International Nurses Day. The day marks the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, who revolutionized healthcare and introduced modern nursing. This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses have come out to tell us that they have been left behind. | A virtual press conference held by Public Services International (PSI), on the eve of the Nurses Day, had unions from different parts of the Asia-Pacific region talk about the monumental challenges during the pandemic. According to the South-East Asian Regional Office (SEARO) of the World Health Organization, at this time, the Asia-P…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/12/we-dont-n…

Governments worldwide respond to COVID-19 by saving profits, not lives
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
The ruling elite's efforts to enforce a return to work–and impose a massive restructuring of class relations to pay for the bailout of Wall Street–will encounter enormous opposition from the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/joek…

Detroit autoworkers oppose rush to reopen plants as COVID-19 death toll rises
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
Auto parts suppliers reopened plants in Michigan and other states Monday as GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler prepare to recall nearly 200,000 autoworkers to their North American factories by May 18.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/auto…

Disease capitalism and COVID-19: Hunger in the belly of the beast
Prabir Purkayastha | mronline.org | 2020-05-12
For capital, profits come from disease, not peoples' health. COVID-19 shows the consequence of disease capitalism in a globalized world, the rich–countries or individuals–will not be spared either.
mronline.org/2020/05/12/disease-capitali…

UK COVID-19 death rate far higher in working class
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
Millions of workers employed in what the ONS terms "elementary" jobs, including cleaners and low-skilled construction workers, had the highest risk of death.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/depr…

Serbian housing rights collective organizes relief work for COVID-19
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-12
Serbian housing rights collective Zdru≈æena Akcija Krov nad Glavom (Joint Action Roof Over Your Head) has initiated a relief campaign for the distribution of food and other essentials to people in distress…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/12/serbian-h…

In criminal pursuit of profits, Tesla CEO Elon Musk restarts production at California facility
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
In open defiance of local public health authorities, Musk sent 10,000 workers back to work Monday, dramatically increasing the likelihood of the spread of COVID-19 throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/tesl…

We need a radically different model to tackle the COVID-19 crisis
James K. Galbraith | zcomm.org | 2020-05-12
Disaster capitalism is being tried, and the worst case is now the likely case. But there is a scale beyond which disaster capitalism cannot go. At a certain point, the carnage becomes too great to neglect, impossible to avoid and lethal to overlook. At a certain point, ordinary people will stand up and refuse to be bullied any…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-need-a-radicall…

Etazini vle depà≤te yon gwo asasen an Ayiti
Matt Sedlar | cepr.net | 2020-05-12
ayiboPost Al gade nan atik sou sit orijinal la An Anglè Pandan pandemi COVID-19 la, prèske tout fwontyè ak ayewopà≤ nan mond lan fèmen men avyon Imigrasyon leta Ameriken (ICE) kontinye vole. Chak 2 a 3 semèn, yon và≤l depà≤tasyon konpayi Swift Air, LLC opere, ateri nan ayewopà≤ Pà≤toprens. Apre youn nan và≤l sa yo …
cepr.net/etazini-vle-depote-yon-gwo-asas…

The world order is rapidly changing
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-05-12
By TruePublica Editor: As every day reveals yet another failure of the state to tackle the COVID-19 crisis and it merges into the next, it is becoming apparent that this government does not really understand the scale of damage being done to the very fabric of Britain's society. It is a fair question to ask …
truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/the-world-order-is-rapidly-changing/

"COVID-19 Has Been Racialized"
Jill Nelson | zcomm.org | 2020-05-12
The president is "telling us that as people of color, and older people, we should just die. It's ridiculous."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/covid-19-has-been-…

In Times of Emergency: No Sacrifices of the Public Interest
Adam M. Sowards | zcomm.org | 2020-05-12
Trump isn't the first to try to use emergencies to implement regressive policies, and history shows that the people can fight back

Polish government forced to call off presidential elections at last minute
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
Polish media reports suggest that panic and chaos now reign in Warsaw.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/pola…

'Home Before Dark' and fading patriarchal power
Dennis Broe | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-12
It's the first masterful series from Apple TV+, after a horrible slip out of the gate with the clumsy, awkward The Morning Show. Home Before Dark details the efforts of a nine-year-old reporter to get to the bottom of a disappearance and supposed murder that has wracked a small town in the state of Washington. …
peoplesworld.org/article/home-before-dar…

Stir Crazy! Episode #32: Don't Make Us Regret This!
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-12
On today's show: TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, co-host of "By Any Means Necessary" Jacqueline Luqman, and TRNN managing editor Marc Steiner. Hosted by Kim Brown.
therealnews.com/stories/stir-crazy-episo…

Envoy urges EU for 'practical support' to JCPOA, multilateralism
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Arms embargo on Iran to expire on Oct.: Ulyanov
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Hashd al-Sha'abi captures 15 ISIL members in Iraq's Nineveh
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Serbian president calls for expanding economic relations with Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Leader condoles on martyrdom of navy sailors
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

World Council of Churches calls for lifting US sanctions against Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Afghanistan's Ghani, Abdullah reach power-sharing agreement: report
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Deadly suicide attack targets funeral in Afghanistan's Nangarhar
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA)

China responds to US allegations about Covid-19
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Funeral processions of 19 martyrs of Iranian Navy
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
KONARAK, May 12 (MNA)

Iran coronavirus updates: 1,401 new coronavirus cases, 48 deaths
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

MPs chant 'Down with Israel' after initial endorsement of anti-Zionism motion
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Headlines of Iranian dailies on May 12
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Iran unveils nano-test kit for coronavirus
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

UNICEF ships fifth cargo of protective supplies to Iran amid COVID-19 outbreak
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

FM spox rejects US claims over Tehran's delay in prisoner swap
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Front pages of Iran international dailies on May 12
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Need to be prepared for post-corona period by taking constructive plan
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA)

Israeli regime acting against Iran's interests amid Covid-19 pandemic: MP
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA)

Iran Parl. to address motion against Israeli regime's hostile measures
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Iranian researchers attain knowledge of producing corona drugs
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Iran sends 1st medical aid to Tajikistan to fight coronavirus
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Iranian police seize over 22 tons of narcotics in a week
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Iran urges US to correct its behavior instead of making excuses
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Lebanon buys copyright of Iranian book 'Boxer'
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Coronavirus restrained in many parts of Iran: health min
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) –Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education Saeed Namaki said on Tuesday that coronavirus has been restrained in many parts of Iran.
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Iranian futsal winger Tayyebi on Benfica's radar
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA)

EU must take decisive action to maintain JCPOA balance: envoy
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Iran, Pakistan discuss border security on phone
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Eid al-Fitr prayers to be held in Tehran if permitted: governor
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

VIDEO: Inverted tulips in Zanjan
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
ZANJAN, May 12 (MNA)

UNICEF delivers flood relief cargo to Iran
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Police bust 4.2 tons of opium in Iranshahr
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
ZAHEDAN, May 12 (MNA)

Trump administration's incompetence putting intolerable burden on nurses
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA)

Worldwide COVID-19 infections climbs to 4.2mn
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) –According to the latest reports on Tuesday, the number of people around the world confirmed to have the coronavirus has risen to 4,256,579, and 287,354 have lost their lives, while 1,527,789 people have recovered.
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Coronavirus may put an end to EU: George Soros
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Kremlin spokesman tests positive for coronavirus
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

View Intl. Quds Day's rally online via Instagram program, other social platforms in English from S. Africa
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

VIDEO: 1,100 foodstuff packages distributed in Quchan
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Oil companies should be denied a bailout
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-12
Climate crisis Rupen SavoulianIssue 1265 Australia COVID-19 oil industry bail-outsMay 12, 2020Oil corporations have been environmentally…
greenleft.org.au/content/oil-companies-s…

Ecuador's neoliberal war on public sector worsens COVID-19 catastrophe
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-12
Healthcare Denis RogatyukIssue 1265 Ecuador COVID-19 IMF neoliberal offensiveMay 12, 2020The Carondelet presidential palace in Quito stands in…
greenleft.org.au/content/ecuador%E2%80%9…

Tax-havened companies bailed out while poverty doubles amidst pandemic
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-12
Economy Astrid PaulssonIssue 1265 Sweden COVID-19 extreme poverty tax havensMay 12, 2020In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the world is…
greenleft.org.au/content/tax-havened-com…

Daily average CO2 levels reach 418.12ppm
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-05-12
Environment Jessica CorbettIssue 1265 COVID-19 climate change global warmingMay 12, 2020Climate scientists and campaigners reiterated their demands for urgent global action to dramatically reduce plane…
greenleft.org.au/content/daily-average-c…

Ethiopian minister lauds Turkey for rapid response
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-12
Turkey has been at the forefront of countries that responded quickly and positively to Ethiopia's calls for help in difficult times, Filson Abdulahi, Ethiopia's minister of women, children and youth, said on Tuesday. | The minister was speaking at a handover ceremony of a donation made by Yapi Merkezi, a Turkish construction company, of dry food in support of flood victims in the Somali regional state in eastern Ethiopia. | "We have been soliciting and mobilizing resources in response to the pandemic (COVID-19), and the Turkish government and investors were among those who came forward with positive and rapid re…
yenisafak.com/en/world/ethiopian-ministe…

Russia to Consider Caracas' Request for Help in Probe of Invasion If Asked – Lavrov
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
MOSCOW(Sputnik) – Russia will consider Venezuela's request for help in investigation of a naval incursion if it receives such request, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday .
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WHO Says US and Brazil Failed to Take Warnings About Virus Outbreak Seriously From the Start
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases globally, the only country reporting seven-digit numbers of infections. Brazil is also one of the 10 most infected nations according to the WHO. Its President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly dismissed the virus as just a "flu".
sputniknews.com/world/202005121079279900…

Russian Federal Security Service Detains Man Planning to Set Gov't Buildings on Fire in Tver Region
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on Tuesday announced the prevention of a terrorist attack in the city of Kimry, in Tver Region.
sputniknews.com/russia/20200512107928018…

US Commits $3.6 Million to Assist India with Rapid COVID-19 Testing
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
New Delhi (Sputnik): Despite a complete national lockdown since 25 March, India has recorded 70,755 COVID-19 cases; 22,454 of those who contracted the virus have recovered and 2,293 have died, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
sputniknews.com/india/202005121079279880…

From Shah Rukh To Sonu Sood, Bollywood Stars Actively Help Lockdown-Affected Indians Get Going
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
New Delhi (Sputnik): To battle the spread of Coronavirus, India has been under a nationwide lockdown since 25 March, leaving people stranded and penniless, as the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the country exceeds 70,000.
sputniknews.com/india/202005121079280949…

Ex-Russian Public Health Chief Slams Reports on Russia's Low COVID-19 Death Toll as Hype
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Allegations that the death toll from the coronavirus in Russia may be significantly lower than official statistics are motivated by malevolence and unprofessional hype, former Russian Chief Sanitary Doctor Gennadii Onish–Åhenko, who is now a lawmaker of parliament's lower house, said on Tuesday.
sputniknews.com/russia/20200512107928088…

Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov Hospitalised with COVID-19
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has confirmed that he has contracted the coronavirus. He has become the latest top Russian figure to come down with COVID-19. Last week, Russia's Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova tested positive for the virus, but said she was manifesting mild symptoms.
sputniknews.com/russia/20200512107928108…

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Holds Press Conference After CIS Foreign Ministers' Meeting – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
The regular meeting of foreign ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) took place on Tuesday via teleconference amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
sputniknews.com/world/202005121079278083…

Church Vandalised in Pakistan Allegedly by Armed Men Over Land Dispute – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) recently released a report citing the sufferings of minorities due to forced conversion to Islam. The report said minorities were unable to enjoy the religious freedom that is supposedly guaranteed them under the constitution.
sputniknews.com/india/202005121079279452…

Stand-off Between Indian, Chinese Troops Escalates as Fighter Jet, Helicopters Scramble in Ladakh
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
New Delhi (Sputnik): The current stand-off in eastern Ladakh is the second such instance since India and China disengaged in Doklam after a 73-day stand-off in 2017. The Indian Air Force (IAF) scrambled its Su-30MKI after it spotted the movement of military helicopters on the Chinese side of the border last week.
sputniknews.com/military/202005121079279…

US, UK Poisoning Ties With China, Basing COVID-19 Responses On 'Politics, Not Science', Author Says
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
China's handling of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has come under question by a few top US authorities and factions of the UK government in recent months. But as global responses to the crisis reveal the efficacy of national-level strategies, it appears that such questions remain political and less based on scientific data.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202005121079268…

Back to Normal? Scenes of Daily Life in Europe as Countries Start Lifting Coronavirus Restrictions
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
We all have been missing many things during the quarantines that have been imposed in our countries as part of measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Undoubtedly, walking in parks and meeting up with friends in cafes and pubs are what many people are most eager to do now that restrictions are partially lifted.
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Oxfam Calls Efforts to Reach Global Ceasefire Amid Coronavirus 'Catastrophic Failure'
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The international community has failed to establish a global ceasefire so that the whole world, and in particular countries plunged in ongoing conflicts, may consolidate their efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and save numerous lives, the Oxfam international relief group said on Tuesday.
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Israeli Soldier Killed by a Rock in West Bank Raid is First IDF Casualty of 2020
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
Israeli troops are currently searching the town where the attack happened to identify the culprits. It came a day before the scheduled visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is expected to discuss Israeli plans to annex a chunk of the West Bank.
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2020051210792…

Indian Markets Nosedive in Opening Trade as Spike in COVID-19 Cases Continues
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-12
New Delhi (Sputnik): The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Indian equity markets very badly. From the pre-COVID-19 levels of over 41,000 in late February, the benchmark index, Sensex slumped to 25,983 levels on March 23. The rise in March levels has remained choppy.
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Why America Cannot Afford to Let the U.S. Postal Service Go Bankrupt
Tom Conway | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
Bill Boone was a fresh-faced 23-year-old in 1952 when he cast his first ballot for U.S. president, while proudly serving aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of Korea. The U.S. Postal Service carried that vote untold miles to the election board in Boone's hometown of Benton, Arkansas, and he's considered "the mail" an essential…
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Why America Cannot Afford to Let the U.S. Postal Service Go Bankrupt
Tom Conway | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-12
Bill Boone was a fresh-faced 23-year-old in 1952 when he cast his first ballot for U.S. president, while proudly serving aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of Korea. The U.S. Postal Service carried that vote untold miles to the election board in Boone's hometown of Benton, Arkansas, and he's considered "the mail" an essential…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/12/why-america-…

Biden says 'responsible' journalists have duty to investigate Reade claims… yet will not authorize opening his archives
rt.com | 2020-05-12
"Women should be believed," Joe Biden said in a new interview, while insisting Tara Reade's allegations against him are totally unfounded. He also wants journalists to "investigate"

Ignoring Trump and Right-Wing Think Tanks, Red States Expand Vote by Mail
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-12
On April 23, during the same week that Kentucky's Republican secretary of state said he was contemplating a "significant expansion" of vote by mail, the Public Interest Legal Foundation emailed one of his employees under the subject line "28 MILLION ballots lost." | "Putting the election in the hands of the United States Postal Service would be a catastrophe," wrote J. Christian Adams, president of PILF, a conservative organization that has long complained about voter fraud. His missive contended…
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Survival of our public postal service threatened
Dave Welsh | workers.org | 2020-05-12
Fifty years ago, wildcatting postal workers shut down the U.S. mail for a week in the 1970 Great Postal Strike over poverty-level wages. President Nixon tried to use Army and National Guard soldiers to break the strike