The Bureau of Prisons Just Bought a Ton of Hydroxychloroquine, Trump’s COVID-19 Miracle Drug

Apr 7, 2020 by

Taxpayer dollars are going to an unproven therapy for the coronavirus. And it’s not just the BOP making the orders. Source: The...

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

Apr 7, 2020 by

It is surreal that the United States—during the COVID-19 global pandemic—chooses to put its efforts into this ridiculous,...

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UN Chief Calls for Protection of Women From Domestic Violence

Apr 7, 2020 by

In Latin America, where feminicide and crimes associated with gender discrimination are a frequent social problem, this phenomenon is...

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First Rikers COVID Death Was Jailed on Technicality

Apr 7, 2020 by

“We are both heartbroken and outraged to learn that our client, who was held on Rikers Island for a technical parole violation, has...

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Fox News is ‘lawyering up’ and readying for battle over potential coronavirus lawsuits: report

Apr 7, 2020 by

Back in January and February, Fox News’ coverage of the coronavirus pandemic often downplayed the severity of the virus and claimed...

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Watch 8 Innocent People Get Exonerated in Netflix’s ‘Innocence Files’

Apr 7, 2020 by

“I think the best thing that a lawyer can do with their license is get an innocent guy out of prison,” lawyer Ellen Eggers says in...

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Food Safety Groups Warn of Looming Zoonotic Pandemic, Blast USDA’s New Slaughter Plant Regulation 

Apr 7, 2020 by

“Self-regulation when it comes to animal movement, slaughter, and meat inspection is bad news.” Source: Food Safety...

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Horrific Twitter thread by New York City health committee chair raises concerns on COVID-19 deaths

Apr 7, 2020 by

In a series of viral tweets Monday, Mark Levine, the chair of the New York City Council Committee on Health, claimed that officials...

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California Sets Zero Bail for Many Offenses

Apr 7, 2020 by

To limit the spread of the coronavirus in jails statewide by limiting the number of inmates, California’s Judicial Council moved...

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Navy Secretary Who Called Captain Of Coronavirus-Infected Ship ‘Stupid’ Resigns

Apr 7, 2020 by

After removing Captain Brett Crozier from command of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt—and making an expletive-filled speech to the...

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Biden Is a Problem for Democrats in Pennsylvania 

Apr 7, 2020 by

Activists are mobilized to win back this crucial swing state. But they’re not excited by Biden. Source: Biden Is a Problem for...

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Alert: Trump administration determined to exit treaty reducing risk of war 

Apr 7, 2020 by

Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper agreed to proceed with US withdrawal of Open Skies Treaty despite pandemic, sources say Source: Trump...

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WTF: Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks governor from delaying state’s primary 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court on Monday blocked an executive order by Gov. Tony Evers (D) that attempted to delay in-person voting...

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‘Joe Biden Must Step Aside Now’ 

Apr 6, 2020 by

As Trump twists and stumbles and makes a fool of himself and the rest of us, Joe Biden is utterly absent, showing every sign of...

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Alert: Mysterious Heart Damage, Not Just Lung Troubles, Befalling COVID-19 Patients 

Apr 6, 2020 by

In addition to lung damage, many COVID-19 patients are also developing heart problems — and dying of cardiac arrest.As more...

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Justice Ginsburg sends out dire warning about the new Supreme Court ruling in Wisconsin election case 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a disturbing dissent on Monday as the conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court intervened...

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As Coronavirus Spreads, Poll Shows Nearly 60% in US Believe Political System Designed Solely to Serve Rich and Powerful 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Republicans were the only subgroup in which a majority of respondents said the system works for everyone. Source: As Coronavirus...

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US Government’s Handling of Coronavirus Crisis Has Led to Severe Undercounting of Deaths, Public Health Officials Say 

Apr 6, 2020 by

“Data erasure and the manufacture of mass confusion have already begun.” Source: US Government’s Handling of...

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‘Smash-and-Grab Economics’: Trump White House Weighing Tax Cut for Rich Investors as Workers and Small Businesses Struggle 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Critics slammed the Trump administration for considering “rewarding vulture capitalists profiting off a crisis.” Source:...

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Big pharma-funded group founded by billionaire Trump backer tied to president’s promotion of malaria drug for COVID-19 

Apr 6, 2020 by

The investigative news site Sludge reports a top Trump backer’s advocacy group, fueled with funds from Big Pharma, “has been pushing...

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“We’re at war with no weapons”: Coronavirus cases surge inside Chicago’s Cook County Jail 

Apr 6, 2020 by

With 291 confirmed cases, the jail is experiencing one of the largest outbreaks inside a U.S. correctional facility.CBS News spoke to...

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Coronavirus lockdowns shave off almost 30 percent of entire US economy — Moody’s 

Apr 6, 2020 by

The full scale of economic disaster stemming from almost countrywide closures of businesses in various industries — from...

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“The Pandemic Is Being Used as Cover”: Planned Parenthood’s Alexis McGill Johnson on the Dangerous New War on Abortion

Apr 6, 2020 by

In several GOP-led states, politicians are trying to ban abortion as a “nonessential” procedure. “We’re clear,” she says, “that women...

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Alert: COVID19 Distance-Learning Rules Help Big Tech Shut Down Brick-and-Mortar Public Schools, Replace Human Teachers with AI 

Apr 6, 2020 by

This article breaks down the new US federal ‘distance-learning’ regulations that are being proposed by the DeVos...

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Jared Kushner creating ‘confusion’ by coordinating COVID-19 response with Trump’s ‘corporate allies’: WaPo reporter

Apr 6, 2020 by

Reporter Robert Costa revealed that Jared Kushner has been coordinating the distribution of medical supplies with Republican...

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Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as coronavirus symptoms worsen 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Johnson was admitted to the hospital on Sunday for what Downing Street called “routine tests” because his condition had...

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WATCH: Bernie Sanders Hosts Livestream Detailing Priorities for Worker-Focused Coronavirus Relief Bill 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Sanders has called on Congress to pass a new package including Medicare for All, salary guarantees for Americans put out of work by...

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Coronavirus: Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for Covid-19

Apr 6, 2020 by

Nadia, along with six other big cats, is thought to have been infected by an asymptomatic zoo keeper. Source: Coronavirus: Tiger at...

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The Pandemic Makes the Bernie 2020 Campaign More Vital Than Ever

Apr 6, 2020 by

At a time when the structural failures of a corporatized society have never been more glaring and deadly, we desperately need...

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In 1918 and 2020, Race Colors America’s Response to Epidemics 

Apr 6, 2020 by

“Who you are — and I mean in terms of your race, your gender, where you live — will have a major role in how you...

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‘Slide into martial law’: ACLU attorney warns anti-coronavirus measures are coming at the expense of civil liberties 

Apr 6, 2020 by

“No one should underestimate the danger of this pandemic, but neither should we underestimate the threat to our liberty arising from...

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Climate Crisis: The Green New Deal Is Cheap, Actually

Apr 6, 2020 by

Decarbonizing will cost trillions of dollars, but it’s an investment that will have big return — for the economy and the...

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“We’re Going to Rely Disproportionately on Ourselves”: Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Governors Are Cutting Out Trump 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Thanks to the leadership vacuum left by the White House, the likes of Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo, and Mike DeWine have stepped in,...

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Was The Fed Just Nationalized? 

Apr 6, 2020 by

The Fed has evidently abandoned its vaunted “independence” and is now working in partnership with the Treasury. In some sense, it has...

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If It’s Biden vs. Trump, This Year’s One-Choice Election Will Be for Oligarchy 

Apr 6, 2020 by

We don’t need a “Punch and Judy” show between Trump and Biden. But that, along with corporate tyranny, is what we seem...

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Fired Intel IG Speaks Out Against Trump as Watchdog Warns of a Democracy In ‘Gravest Danger’ 

Apr 6, 2020 by

“The president’s attempts to rid the government of those who would provide appropriate oversight and accountability for...

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How Obama-Era Economics Sold Us Short 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Faced with the shattering 2008 crisis, Obama and his key advisers largely sought to restore the wobbly pre-crisis status quo. Source:...

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Joe Biden: Democrats ‘May Have to Do a Virtual Convention’ Due to COVID-19

Apr 6, 2020 by

While the ex-veep said a convention was necessary, it may not be feasible to have thousands of people publicly gather this summer....

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Red America Is Becoming a ‘Democracy Desert.’ Coronavirus Threatens to Make It Worse 

Apr 6, 2020 by

The GOP’s decade-long war on voting rights is making it harder to hold fair elections as COVID-19 spreads Source: Red America Is...

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Prisons Breed the Coronavirus. We Can Safely Free Thousands of Inmates. 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Nonviolent offenders, the medically vulnerable and those near the end of their sentences should be released. Those who remain deserve...

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Key Medical Supplies Were Shipped From US Manufacturers to Foreign Buyers, Records Show

Apr 6, 2020 by

The failure of the U.S. to recognize Covid-19 as a serious problem follows years of efforts to dismantle federal programs designed to...

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Alert: Israel attacks Palestinians As They Fight COVID-19 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Israeli forces confiscated food parcels that were due to be distributed to quarantined families in Sur Baher, a village south of...

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In the poorest county, in America’s poorest state, a virus hits home: ‘Hunger is rampant’ 

Apr 6, 2020 by

In county where every child qualifies for free school meals, a superintendent embarks on a project — driving 6,000 meals a day...

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As COVID-19 Spreads Behind Bars, Will Officials Release Pregnant People?

Apr 6, 2020 by

Some prison officials are releasing pregnant people and new mothers early; advocates say this needs to occur nationwide. Source: As...

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Inmates At Privately-Run ICE Camp Go On Hunger Strike 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Amidst a COVID-19 outbreak, around 100 detained migrants at a private, for-profit prison in Farmville, VA, have collectively gone on...

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Can San Francisco’s New DA Change the Way We Think About Crime? 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Chesa Boudin’s vision is simple: Lock up fewer people.That means not prosecuting so-called “quality of life”...

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ER Staffing Company Reverses Benefits Cuts for Doctors and Nurses Fighting Coronavirus

Apr 6, 2020 by

Alteon Health rolled back cuts to vacation and retirement benefits for emergency room doctors and medical professionals after...

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Nonprofit uses pooled funds to bail out dozens from Cook County Jail in the face of COVID-19 threat 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Dozens of detainees at Cook County Jail were bailed out Friday by a national nonprofit group that launched an emergency response to...

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Andrew Cuomo’s not your boyfriend: Liberal derangement and quarantine madness have made New York’s gov a sex-god celebrity. Let’s do better

Apr 6, 2020 by

Too much of our national life is now quarantine melodrama and content-free hero worship, stretching back well before we were all in...

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Company Sells Low-Cost Ventilator Funded by US Taxpayers at a Markup Overseas

Apr 6, 2020 by

Some experts say the nature of the current crisis underscores the urgent need for simpler, lower-cost ventilators. Source: Company...

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With a Return to Fracking, Gov. Gavin Newsom Shows His True Oily Colors 

Apr 6, 2020 by

Reports indicate that after a nine-month moratorium on new fracking permits being issued in California, state regulators began...

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Renters In Turmoil As Federal And State Relief Measures Fall Short 

Apr 6, 2020 by

“I can’t be out on the street right now,” a woman in Jackson, Mississippi, said. Source: Renters In Turmoil As Federal And State...

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UN Unanimously Adopts Resolution Urging Global Cooperation To Defeat COVID-19 

Apr 5, 2020 by

It was the first resolution adopted by the 193-member world body on the coronavirus pandemic. Source: UN Unanimously Adopts...

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Success Stories: The Countries That Are Flattening the Coronavirus Curve

Apr 5, 2020 by

Lessons from Taiwan, Canada, South Korea, Georgia, and Iceland show that the coronavirus can be stopped. Source: Success Stories: The...

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Alert: Hackers Easily Breach U.S. Voting Machines in Chilling ‘Kill Chain’ Trailer

Apr 5, 2020 by

The vulnerabilities of the United States’ election system are highlighted in the unnerving new trailer for the documentary, Kill...

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Sanders Calls for Boldest Legislation in Modern History to Halt COVID-19 Crisis

Apr 5, 2020 by

Sen. Bernie Sanders released his demands for six key priorities that he said must be included in the next relief bill. Source:...

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“We’re Running Out of Time to Get This Right”: Congress Urged to Move Swiftly to Protect 2020 Elections From Pandemic’s Mayhem 

Apr 5, 2020 by

“None of us know how long this pandemic will last, and no American should have to choose between protecting their health and...

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Alert: Coronavirus death toll: Americans are almost certainly dying of covid-19 but being left out of the official count 

Apr 5, 2020 by

Only people who test positive are counted. Source: Coronavirus death toll: Americans are almost certainly dying of covid-19 but being...

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Alert: Joe Biden again rejects Medicare for all despite coronavirus crisis

Apr 5, 2020 by

Joe Biden has again declared that he does not back Medicare for all — and said that it would not have made a difference in dealing...

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‘Drop the Medicare Eligibility Age to 0 Right Now’: Study Warns 35 Million Could Lose Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance 

Apr 5, 2020 by

“The national health insurance system is crumbling more with every day that passes.” Source: ‘Drop the Medicare...

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Brutal new ad features GOP voters trashing Trump’s leadership — and it’s about to air on Fox News 

Apr 5, 2020 by

Republicans for the Rule of Law, a group of anti-Trump conservatives who backed the president’s impeachment, has released a brutal...

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10 signs the U.S. is heading for a Depression

Apr 5, 2020 by

I hope that President Trump expands his economics team by adding more experienced, top-notch economists who can help him navigate...

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Pandemic profiteers are making a fortune off the deaths of Americans, while Trump stands aside

Apr 5, 2020 by

Not only are pandemic profiteers setting 50 states and the federal government bidding against each other in a process that is costing...

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‘We Need People’s Bailout, Not Polluters’ Bailout’: Climate Groups Move to Preempt Big Oil Giveaway Amid Pandemic

Apr 5, 2020 by

“Oh, so we have to pay our rent, but now Big Oil doesn’t have to pay anything for destroying our public lands? Cool,...

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The US Postal Service is on track to run out of money by June, and it could be a disaster for states trying to expand voting by mail

Apr 5, 2020 by

“The post office has the ability to deliver democracy,” one elections expert told Insider. “That’s what we...

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The CDC Has Begun Testing Blood for Immunity Against Coronavirus

Apr 5, 2020 by

If a person can be shown to have developed those protections against reinfection, they could potentially reenter society — and...

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‘We’re gonna die’: migrants in US jail beg for deportation due to Covid-19 exposure 

Apr 5, 2020 by

Ice detainees isolated after one had Covid-19 symptoms tell the Guardian that cries for help and protection have gone ignored Source:...

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Biden Joins Fellow Democrats in Call for Easing Iran Sanctions

Apr 5, 2020 by

The Democratic presidential frontrunner says US has moral obligation to aid those in need regardless of where they live. Source:...

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The Case for a Wealth Tax

Apr 5, 2020 by

 “All throughout the coronavirus crisis, the rich have been accidentally making the argument that they need less money as soon...

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What Happens if America’s 2.5 Million Farmworkers Get Sick? 

Apr 5, 2020 by

Their cramped living and working conditions threaten their health and the nation’s food supply. Source: Opinion | What Happens if...

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‘We can’t go back to normal’: how will coronavirus change the world?

Apr 5, 2020 by

Times of upheaval are always times of radical change. Some believe the pandemic is a once-in-a-generation chance to remake society...

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Alert: How Republicans Are Using the Pandemic to Suppress the Vote

Apr 5, 2020 by

“Even in a pandemic, some Republicans are looking to suppress the vote for partisan political advantage. But the biggest power...

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These Senators May Soon See the Folly of Endorsing Biden Instead of Bernie   

Apr 5, 2020 by

Krystal Ball: Biden so WEAK establishment already blaming Bernie for his loss. youtube.com/watch?v=B5UkNoCJGg4 Source: Article: These...

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Alert: Federal Health Agencies Block Journalists’ Access To COVID-19 Experts And Information 

Apr 5, 2020 by

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or...

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Europe Sends Medical Aid To Iran Using Sanctions Workaround 

Apr 5, 2020 by

In the first transaction of its kind, France, Germany and Britain have sent medical goods to Iran under a trade mechanism set up to...

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Kushner’s Shadow Task Force Appears to Violate Multiple Laws

Apr 5, 2020 by

Kushner’s task force, composed of a team of allies from within the government and representatives from private industries, has...

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Trump is preparing the ground for a totalitarian dictatorship — but we can stop him 

Apr 5, 2020 by

Trump is using the strictures necessary to control the virus as a form of participation in mass passivity. In her classic book, “The...

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China rolls Out The Health Silk Road 

Apr 5, 2020 by

In The Belt And Road Framework, China Is Supplying Much Of The World Including Virus-Hit Europe With Medicine And Healthcare Items....

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Alert: ICE Detainees with chronic illnesses won’t be released

Apr 5, 2020 by

Over the plast few weeks, local and state governments across the United States have reduced their jail and prison populations in an...

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Boris Johnson admitted to hospital as coronavirus symptoms persist 

Apr 5, 2020 by

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for tests as a “precautionary step” as his...

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‘Abolish For-Profit Health Insurance’: Analysis Warns Companies Could Hike Premiums by 40% Amid Pandemic 

Apr 5, 2020 by

“Corporate-run health insurance isn’t about saving lives. It’s about making as much money as possible. With...

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Coronavirus Will ‘Absolutely’ Make Inequality Worse. But We Can Change That. 

Apr 5, 2020 by

For some, the COVID-19 pandemic is an inconvenience, says a former Lehman Brothers executive. For others, it’s life and death....

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‘Powerless’: NY Federal Judge Calls for Congress to Act to Protect Inmates From COVID-19 

Apr 5, 2020 by

U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman of the Southern District of New York said he was “powerless” under federal law to...

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Israel’s Refusal to Test Its Arab Population for COVID-19 Is a Ticking Time-Bomb

Apr 5, 2020 by

There must be a significant increase in the number of tests in Arab communities. Source: Israel’s Refusal to Test Its Arab...

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How Do People Living in a Food Desert Feed Themselves Amid a Pandemic?

Apr 5, 2020 by

Many people who lack a car also lack internet access, so ordering food online is not an option. Source: How Do People Living in a...

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America’s Farmworkers – Now `Essential,’ but Denied the Just-Enacted Benefits 

Apr 5, 2020 by

The undocumented workers who pick the nation’s food are excluded from the CARES Act. Source: America’s Farmworkers...

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Medical Device Company’s Israel Division to Provide Ventilator Blueprints for Free

Apr 5, 2020 by

‘Our goal is to prolong lives — to save lives, in fact.’ Source: Medical Device Company’s Israel Division to Provide...

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Most homeowners can skip mortgage payments for up to a year — regardless of what their banks say 

Apr 5, 2020 by

Here’s some coronavirus relief your bank or home loan servicer might not be telling you:New federal coronavirus relief measures...

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Navy’s firing of Capt. Brett Crozier shows the Trump administration has lost its moral bearings 

Apr 5, 2020 by

Trump in essence tells the military: War crimes are okay, but truth-telling is not. Source: Navy’s firing of Capt. Brett Crozier...

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To Help Stop Coronavirus, Everyone Should Be Wearing Face Masks. The Science Is Clear

Apr 5, 2020 by

Even people without symptoms can infect others just by speaking but a simple cloth covering can stop us spreading harmful droplets...

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Are The European Union And The UN Willing To Bypass The Blockade Against Venezuela? 

Apr 5, 2020 by

The High Commissioner for Human Rights points out that in Venezuela some hospitals “experience a lack of medicines, equipment, soap...

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Pandemic be damned, Secret Service just signed a new golf cart rental contract with Trump’s VA club

Apr 5, 2020 by

Even as hospitals overflow with ICU patients and makeshift morgues are built, the Secret Service signed a brand new contract with...

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‘The Poor, the Sick, the Homeless, the Children, the Low-Wage Workers’: Moral Leaders Demand Coronavirus Relief for Most Vulnerable 

Apr 2, 2020 by

“We are asking people to call on the White House and Congress to enact relief for the people that Jesus cared about,” say...

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Coronavirus Cripples Voter Registration Efforts. Millions Could Be Denied.

Apr 2, 2020 by

Presidential elections are usually when advocates want to bring new people into the political process. Source: Coronavirus Cripples...

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As DNC Postpones Milwaukee Convention From July to August, Critics Say ‘Absolutely Foolish’ to Hold Wisconsin Primary Next Week 

Apr 2, 2020 by

“The DNC is delaying a convention that was set to take place in Wisconsin in July. But the Democratic governor and Republican...

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Key Medical Supplies Were Shipped From US Manufacturers to Foreign Buyers, Records Show

Apr 2, 2020 by

While much of the world moved swiftly to lock down crucial medical supplies used to treat the coronavirus, the U.S. dithered,...

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Inspector general builds a huge team of watchdogs over stimulus — even as Trump threatens to obstruct them 

Apr 2, 2020 by

In a signing statement attached to the bill, Trump warned that he will treat as optional the provisions mandating that the inspector...

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6.65 million workers filed new claims for jobless benefits last week, 10 times the record set in ’82

Apr 2, 2020 by

But as the first economic impacts of the coronavirus took hold, new benefit claims soared by 70,000 three weeks ago, hit a...

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Imagining a Justice-Based Health System

Apr 2, 2020 by

 In the U.S. – a country that is infamous for the unequal outcomes of its health system – hospitals find themselves...

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Journalist Mehdi Hasan on Trump’s Iran warmongering: ‘What kind of maniac risks such a war in the middle of a global pandemic?’ 

Apr 2, 2020 by

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called for an immediate halt to “warmongering during the coronavirus outbreak” as U.S....

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