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Enemies everywhere: photos show absurdity of life under the Stasi

 

East German secret police saw evidence of western sabotage in the most mundane events

 

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

Fri 20 Mar 2020 11.23 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/20/enemies-everywhere-photos-show-absurdity-life-under-stasi-east-germany

 

Fully agreed...Just like the military right-wing regimes of Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Italy  way back.....No difference as for oppressing People....Sadly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECB U-turn shows it fears coronavirus could destroy eurozone project

 

Bank now realises Europe will sustain grievous economic damage from Covid-19

 

Larry Elliott Economics editor

Thu 19 Mar 2020 11.54 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/19/ecb-u-turn-shows-it-fears-coronavirus-could-destroy-eurozone-project

 

 

 

 

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Rise in 'forced disappearance' preys on Brazil's young men of colour

 

Carlos Eduardo Nascimento is the latest apparent victim of a trend aided by police impunity and Bolsonaro’s rhetoric, activists say

 

Sam Cowie in São Paulo

Sun 22 Mar 2020 09.00 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/22/brazil-forced-disappearance-young-black-men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US senators accused of coronavirus insider trading are a symbol of moral bankruptcy

 

Unethical and selfish behavior becomes especially disgusting in a time of a deadly pandemic

 

Sat 21 Mar 2020 15.24 GMT Last modified on Sat 21 Mar 2020 15.26 GMT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why are the rich and famous getting coronavirus tests while we aren't?

 

The wealthy and the powerful are counting on us not paying attention. They’re looking out for their own while we are left on a sinking ship

 

Sat 21 Mar 2020 07.18 GMT Last modified on Sat 21 Mar 2020 15.08 GMT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

America is in crisis. We need universal basic income now

 

No one knows how bad coronavirus or a recession might get. People shouldn’t have to worry about how they’ll pay rent

 

Karl Widerquist

Fri 20 Mar 2020 10.11 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/20/america-coronavirus-recession-universal-basic-income

 

 

 

 

 

 

One California mayor has tried universal basic income. His advice for Trump: 'Think big'

 

Stockton mayor Michael Tubbs calls on Republicans to expand proposed payouts amid the coronavirus crisis

 

Lois Beckett in Oakland

Sat 21 Mar 2020 10.00 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/21/universal-basic-income-michael-tubbs-stockton-coronavirus

 

 

 

 

 

It's morally repulsive how corporations are exploiting this crisis. Workers will suffer

 

Using power and privilege to exploit the weak and vulnerable in the face of a common threat is morally repugnant. Call it ‘Burring’ after Richard Burr’s stock sell-off

 

Sun 22 Mar 2020 13.27 GMT Last modified on Sun 22 Mar 2020 13.30 GMT

 
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Brazilians protest over Bolsonaro's muddled coronavirus response

 

Citizens make anger known by hitting pots and pans from their windows and balconies

 

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

Sun 22 Mar 2020 17.41 GMT

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/22/brazilians-protest-bolsonaro-coronavirus-panelaco

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Hungary to consider bill that would allow Orbán to rule by decree

 

Government says legislation is a necessary response to coronavirus but critics fear it is open to abuse

 

Shaun Walker in Budapest

Mon 23 Mar 2020 05.00 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/23/hungary-to-consider-bill-that-would-allow-orban-to-rule-by-decree

 

 

 

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Former ICE Director: Release Immigrants from Detention or COVID-19 Will Spread Like Wildfire Inside

 

March 23, 2020

 

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/3/23/ice_dentention_centers_covid_19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Hope Is Not a Strategy”: Emergency Doctor Asks, Where Are COVID-19 Tests? Where Is Protective Gear?

 

March 23, 2020

 

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/3/23/dr_leana_wen_coronavirus_testing_supplies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solidarity Not Charity: Mutual Aid & How to Organize in the Age of Coronavirus

 

March 20, 2020

 

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/3/20/coronavirus_community_response_mutual_aid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This Is a War,” Says Doctor on COVID-19. “We Are at the Beginning of a Surge, and It’s Terrifying.”

 

March 20, 2020

 

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/3/20/this_is_a_war_says_doctor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ten years after Affordable Care Act, former Obama official’s group offers COVID-19 plan

 

March 23, 2020 2:37 PM CDT By United States of Care

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/ten-years-after-affordable-care-act-former-obama-officials-group-offers-covid-19-plan/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus bill: What’s there and what progressives say should be there

 

March 23, 2020 9:58 AM CDT By Mark Gruenberg

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/coronavirus-bill-whats-there-and-what-progressives-say-should-be-there/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Bolsonaro’s Brazil begs for Cuban doctors – after expelling them

 

March 23, 2020 9:25 AM CDT By Ben Norton

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/amid-coronavirus-pandemic-bolsonaros-brazil-begs-for-cuban-doctors-after-expelling-them/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can coronavirus teach us the value of a democratic economy?

 

March 18, 2020 1:56 PM CDT By Tim Libretti

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/can-coronavirus-teach-us-the-value-of-a-democratic-economy/

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So it is an anti Trump campaign message. 

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1 hour ago, nstoolman1 said:

So it is an anti Trump campaign message. 

 

Yep!!!

 

A wench from the trench leaving a stench!!!

 

Image result for women stench

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End US sanctions against Iran so that we can fight coronavirus with all our might

 

The pandemic is ravaging an already weakened economy. But Iranian activists across society are stepping up

 

Azadeh Moaveni and Sussan Tahmasebi

Sat 21 Mar 2020 12.00 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/21/end-us-sanctions-iran-fight-coronavirus-pandemic

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Johns Hopkins University: Preparedness for a High-Impact Respiratory Pathogen Pandemic

 

http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/publications/preparedness-for-a-high-impact-respiratory-pathogen-pandemic

 

 

 

 

 

Johns Hopkins report finds global preparedness needs improvement to face high-impact respiratory pathogens

 

Friday, September 20, 2019 by Chris Galford
 
 
 

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Bridgewater Makes $1.5 Billion Options Bet on Falling Market

 

World’s largest hedge fund takes on a big bearish trade; founder Dalio says firm’s overall position on market isn’t negative

 

By
Juliet Chung and
Gunjan Banerji

Updated Nov. 22, 2019 2:07 pm ET

 

 

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/bridgewater-bets-big-on-market-drop-11574418601

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Eight German neo-Nazis jailed over planned attacks

 

Men were part of hooligan skinhead scene in country’s former communist east

 

AFP in Frankfurt

Tue 24 Mar 2020 19.58 GMT Last modified on Tue 24 Mar 2020 20.00 GMT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Russian official questions Putin over coronavirus

 

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin tells president situation more serious than thought

 

Andrew Roth Moscow correspondent

Tue 24 Mar 2020 17.57 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/24/russian-official-questions-putin-over-coronavirus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says coronavirus crisis is a media trick

 

Far-right president has resisted strong measures to stop spread of what he calls a ‘little flu’

 

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

Mon 23 Mar 2020 12.58 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/23/brazils-jair-bolsonaro-says-coronavirus-crisis-is-a-media-trick

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Coronavirus pandemic has delivered the fastest, deepest economic shock in history

 

The financial crisis and Great Depression took three years to play out, this crisis has taken three weeks. The Greater Depression beckons

 

Wed 25 Mar 2020 06.00 GMT Last modified on Wed 25 Mar 2020 06.34 GMT

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'People think it's magic': how one of Brazil's poorest cities gets its best school results

 

The children of Sobral have overcome disadvantage to top 5,000 districts. Now their success is being replicated across the country

 

Sarah Johnson in Sobral, Brazil

Wed 25 Mar 2020 07.00 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/people-think-its-magic-how-one-of-brazils-poorest-cities-gets-its-best-school-results

 

 

 

 

 

‘Opening a door that was closed too long’: the hunt for a female vice-president

 

As Biden says he will pick a female running mate, experts say having a woman on the Democratic ticket will move the US closer to the first female president

 

Lauren Gambino in Washington

Wed 25 Mar 2020 07.00 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/25/democrats-woman-vice-president-joe-biden-running-mate

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Mexicans help satisfy British demand for blood plasma

 

A growing source of the UK’s blood plasma is from Mexicans crossing the border into the US and donating at high frequencies, which some experts fear could risk their health

 

Stefanie Dodt of NDR in New York and Samuel Gilbert in El Paso, Texas

Wed 25 Mar 2020 07.30 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/mexico-us-uk-blood-plasma-donations-coronavirus

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The shock of coronavirus could split Europe – unless nations share the burden

 

European governments still seem destined to repeat the mistakes made in the financial crisis

 

Adam Tooze and Moritz Schularick

Wed 25 Mar 2020 19.51 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/25/shock-coronavirus-split-europe-nations-share-burden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US indicts Nicolás Maduro and other top Venezuelan leaders for drug trafficking

 

  • $15m reward for information leading to president’s capture
  • William Barr alleges plot involving Farc guerrilla faction

 

Julian Borger in Washington and Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

Thu 26 Mar 2020 18.27 GMT

 

 

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President Nicolás Maduro and the head of Venezuela’s national constituent assembly, Diosdado Cabello, have been indicted in the US
Photograph: Zurimar Campos/Venezuelan Presidency/AFP via Getty Images
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Back poor countries fighting Covid-19 with trillions or face disaster, G20 told

 

Experts warn leaders of huge social and economic consequences of failing to support developing states against ‘unprecedented threat’

 

Fiona Harvey environment correspondent

Fri 27 Mar 2020 12.25 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/mar/27/back-poor-countries-fighting-covid-19-with-trillions-or-face-disaster-g20-told

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump thinks he can snap his fingers and reopen the economy. It won't work

 

Even if we thought it was acceptable to risk millions of deaths by ending physical distancing, it’s not clear the economy would rebound

 

Nick Obradovich and Renee C Wurth

Fri 27 Mar 2020 10.18 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/27/can-us-reopen-economy-coronavirus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Will the coronavirus 'kill populism'? Don't count on it

 

Predictions for how the coronavirus outbreak will effect politics are unreliable. Here’s why

 

Fri 27 Mar 2020 10.20 GMT Last modified on Fri 27 Mar 2020 10.31 GMT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Covid-19 presents people in the crosshairs of conflict with a terrifying new threat

 

As the Red Cross launches an emergency appeal, its president calls for the world to pull together

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coronavirus has not suspended politics – it has revealed the nature of power

 

In a lockdown, we can see the essence of politics is still what Hobbes described: some people get to tell others what to do

 

Fri 27 Mar 2020 06.00 GMT Last modified on Fri 27 Mar 2020 10.01 GMT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brazil scales back environmental enforcement amid coronavirus outbreak

 

Experts fear efforts to protect field agents from virus could lead to surge in deforestation

 

Reuters in Brasília

Fri 27 Mar 2020 17.37 GMT Last modified on Fri 27 Mar 2020 20.39 GMT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jeff Bezos sold $3.4bn of Amazon stock just before Covid-19 collapse

 

As trillions of dollars were wiped off stock markets some of the world’s richest got lucky

 

Rupert Neate

Fri 27 Mar 2020 15.34 GMT Last modified on Fri 27 Mar 2020 19.16 GMT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dozens of poorer nations seek IMF help amid coronavirus crisis

 

IMF’s Kristalina Georgieva says world has entered recession ‘as bad or worse’ than 2008-09

 

Larry Elliott Economics editor

Fri 27 Mar 2020 17.44 GMT

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/dozens-poorer-nations-seek-imf-help-coronavirus-crisis

 

 

 

 

 

 

'It’s a razor’s edge we’re walking': inside the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine

 

Around the world, more than 40 teams are working on a vaccine for Covid-19. We followed one doctor in the most urgent quest of his life

 

 

Fri 27 Mar 2020 06.00 GMT

By Samanth Subramanian

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/inside-the-race-to-develop-a-coronavirus-vaccine-covid-19

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Egypt's disdain for transparency will backfire in this coronavirus crisis

 

President Sisi may have nothing to hide, but his crackdown on anyone who challenges the official line only fuels speculation

 

Tue 31 Mar 2020 12.51 BST Last modified on Tue 31 Mar 2020 14.10 BST

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

'They are leading us to catastrophe': Sweden's coronavirus stoicism begins to jar

 

There’s a surreal calm in the last country in Europe to hold out against lockdown. But the death toll is rising and some are voicing dissent

 

Derek Robertson in Malmö

Mon 30 Mar 2020 18.38 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/30/catastrophe-sweden-coronavirus-stoicism-lockdown-europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hungary passes law that will let Orbán rule by decree

 

 

Fears over coronavirus legislation that gives no time limit for state of emergency

 

Shaun Walker in Budapest and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

Mon 30 Mar 2020 15.16 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/30/hungary-jail-for-coronavirus-misinformation-viktor-orban

 

 

 

 

 

 

If coronavirus sinks the eurozone, the 'frugal four' will be to blame

 

 

The Dutch-led opposition to a ‘coronabond’ to raise funds for nations hardest-hit by the pandemic is self-defeating

 

David Adler and Jerome Roos

Tue 31 Mar 2020 09.47 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2020/mar/31/solidarity-members-eurozone-coronavirus-dutch-coronabond

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hungary's emergency law 'incompatible with being in EU', say MEPs group

 

Measures voted on Monday will allow Viktor Orbán to rule by decree without time limits

 

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

Tue 31 Mar 2020 15.28 BST

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/31/hungary-emergency-law-incompatible-with-being-in-eu-say-meps-group-viktor-orban

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revealed: the great European refugee scandal

 

Evidence obtained by the Guardian exposes a coordinated and unlawful EU assault on the rights of desperate people trying to cross the Mediterranean

 

 

Thu 12 Mar 2020 11.17 GMT

by Daniel Howden, Apostolis Fotiadis and Zach Campbell

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/12/revealed-the-great-european-refugee-scandal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What if the rest of Europe follows Italy's coronavirus fate?

 

The silence from Brussels could be as damaging as the silence on Italian streets

 

Simone Tagliapietra

Tue 10 Mar 2020 14.22 GMT Last modified on Wed 18 Mar 2020 10.56 GMT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Poland’s leadership doesn’t need ‘Polexit’ – it can undermine the EU from within

 

The rightwing Law and Justice party’s capture of the judiciary poses a threat to the fundamental values of the EU

 

 

 

 

 

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DeLauro: ‘Woman workers on frontlines’ of coronavirus battle still shorted in pay

 

April 1, 2020 10:34 AM CDT By Mark Gruenberg

 

 

 

DeLauro: ‘Woman workers on frontlines’ of coronavirus battle still shorted in pay
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., speaks during the Democratic Women's Caucus press conference marking Equal Pay Day 2019 and celebrating passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. For this year's Equal Pay Day, DeLauro spoke via video from her home. | Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call via AP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New York launches investigation after Amazon fires worker who led walkout

 

March 31, 2020 3:23 PM CDT By Mark Gruenberg

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/new-york-launches-investigation-after-amazon-fires-worker-who-led-walkout/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, Equal Pay Day, there are 11 things you must know

 

April 1, 2019 10:30 AM CDT By Kenneth Quinnell

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/today-equal-pay-day-there-are-11-things-you-must-know/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Bad Banks’: Global misbehavior in the German financial system; and ‘Nancy Drew’

 

March 30, 2020 9:15 AM CDT By Dennis Broe

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/bad-banks-global-misbehavior-in-the-german-financial-system-and-nancy-drew/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'You think Trump will save you?': my nine days detained by North Korea's secret police

 

Alek Sigley was studying in Pyongyang when he was blindfolded and taken to an interrogation facility where his handlers demanded he confess to his ‘crimes’

 

Alek Sigley

Wed 1 Apr 2020 17.30 BST Last modified on Wed 1 Apr 2020 18.22 BST

 

 

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Alek Sigley during his studies in North Korea
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Sanders drops out of Democratic race, says movement “won the ideological struggle”

 

April 8, 2020 1:01 PM CDT By Mark Gruenberg And C.J. Atkins

 

 

 

Sanders drops out of Democratic race, says movement “won the ideological struggle”
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to supporters behind the stage during one of his last campaign rallies before the COVID-19 outbreak suspended public events, March 5, 2020, in Phoenix. | Ross D. Franklin / AP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why is this Passover, in the U.S. and Israel, different from all other Passovers?

 

April 8, 2020 9:26 AM CDT By Eric A. Gordon

 

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/why-is-this-passover-in-the-u-s-and-israel-different-from-all-other-passovers/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cuban doctors battle COVID-19 around the globe, defying U.S.

 

April 8, 2020 9:41 AM CDT By Andrea Rodríguez

 

 

 

 

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/cuban-doctors-battle-covid-19-around-the-globe-defying-u-s/

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Bernie Sanders’ political revolution is not over

 

In his two longshot campaigns for president, Bernie Sanders put progressive ideas on the national agenda and changed the future of US politics

 

Wed 8 Apr 2020 22.27 BST Last modified on Thu 9 Apr 2020 04.58 BST

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