Global Recession Is Underway: Selected Stories

31 March 2020 — Global Research

Warnings of Economic Depression

By Stephen Lendman, March 31, 2020

According to a March 20 – 26 online survey of over 250 companies of varying sizes and business sectors, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported that nearly half the number surveyed are likely to lay off workers over the next three months. Over one-third (37%) of companies instituted a hiring freeze. The St. Louis Fed projects unemployment potentially reaching 32% of the US workforce, a loss of 47 million jobs if things get this bad.

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Craig Murray: Daily Record Investigates My Home and Finances

31 March 2020 — Craig Murray

The day after I publish my article accusing the corporate media of being an active part of the conspiracy against Alex Salmond, and of giving disgracefully selective, slanted and biased coverage of the evidence of his trial, the Daily Record has decided to investigate my home and personal finances. Is not life full of little coincidences?

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‘Can I Keep You Safe? Your Future Is Uncertain’: Climate And The Fate Of Humanity

1 March 2020 — Media Lens

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the most immediate objective is to slow its spread, minimise the death toll and help people through the crisis.  But, despite government promises to support citizens who are now losing their jobs and income, the underlying establishment concern will be as it always has been: to preserve the global inequitable system of wealth and power.

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Amid coronavirus crisis, China demonstrates that an alternative to the US-led, neoliberal order is possible

31 March 2020 — MROnline

From the series Paintings for Wuhan, China (2020) by Li Zhong

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For nearly four decades the United States and its Western allies have proclaimed to the world that “there is no alternative” to neoliberalism, maligning the state and public sector as inefficient and unproductive. If the 2008 financial crisis loosened this myth’s stranglehold on notions of what is possible, the current coronavirus pandemic has shattered it.

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Putchists in the Shadow of the Coronavirus

31 March 2020 — Voltaire Network

by Thierry Meyssan

While the public’s eyes are riveted on the progression of coronavirus numbers, a profound reorganization of the executive is taking place, giving primacy to senior health officials over policy. In the shadows, bankers and soldiers are agitating in the hope of confiscating power for their own benefit.

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COVID-19 MAY NOT ONLY KILL THROUGH INFECTION, BUT THROUGH RADIATION AS WELL!

30 March 2020 — theplanningmotivedotcom

Under the consistent (sic) hand of helmsman Trump, official estimates for the death toll in the USA are ranging up to 200,000. More worrying from the perspective of profits, talk is now centring on the probability of a six month lockdown. If the economy of the USA collapses while China’s recovers, then the US’s global economic hegemony will be at an end. What would have taken years, has been achieved in months.

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J’Accuse By Craig Murray

30 March 2020 — Craig Murray

A 22 person team from Police Scotland worked for over a year identifying and interviewing almost 400 hoped-for complainants and witnesses against Alex Salmond. This resulted in nil charges and nil witnesses. Nil. The accusations in court were all fabricated and presented on a government platter to the police by a two prong process. The first prong was the civil service witch hunt presided over by Leslie Evans and already condemned by Scotland’s highest civil court as “unlawful, unfair and tainted by apparent bias”. The second prong was the internal SNP process orchestrated by a group at the very top in SNP HQ and the First Minister’s Private Office. A key figure in the latter was directly accused in court by Alex Salmond himself of having encouraged a significant number of the accusers to fabricate incidents.

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NHS Must Explain Role Of Surveillance Company in Covid Battle

30 March 2020 — True Publica

By Rob Woodward – TruePublica: Peter Theil is the co-founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies. Palantir is a data-mining company – nice words for it activity of surveillance and espionage. Their activities have been found in the past to breach all sorts of privacy laws. Its algorithms vacuumed up emails and browser histories, GPS locations from smartphones, printer and download activity, and transcripts of digitally recorded phone conversations. They comb through financial documents, airline reservations, cellphone records, social media postings—and searches for personal and business connections and work places and at home.

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The real reason UK government pushed through such draconian powers?

30 March 2020 — True Publica

By TruePublica: No-one in the mainstream media has made mention of what has happened here. Everyone has remained silent. No public figure of significance has raised an eyebrow. Everyone has gone along with this. Even human rights and civil liberty NGO’s have been motionless by what can only be described as a huge assault on the fundamental freedoms, of movement and assembly in Britain, made by the Johnson government. And why was so much authority needed by this government in the Coronavirus Act right now when they took no heed of the warnings of others about this crisis? It’s because they’ve now understood the opportunity it presents.

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