Archie and Jughead At Work

20 March 2020 — Anti-Capital

1. All of this stuff–this self-isolation, this quarantine, this social distancing, this confinement; all the lock-downs, ups; all the virtual meetings, the telecommuting, the face-timing- all of this eau gazeuse dispensed from the candy-cane headquarters of advanced capitalism with Archie behind the soda fountain and Jughead in the shipping room, are being manipulated as distractions, as spectacles to deflect from the failure of these bozo-stock boys to organize and execute the fundamental requirement for any program to get a grip on an outbreak of a new disease– testing, testing, and more testing.  Without the testing, nobody knows what’s working and what isn’t.  Without the testing, nobody knows how acute or gradual the curve is; nobody knows the peak, the upside, the downside, or most importantly, the area under the curve.

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Covid-19: propaganda and manipulation by Thierry Meyssan

21 March 2020 — Voltaire Network

Returning to the Covid-19 epidemic and the way governments are reacting to it, Thierry Meyssan stresses that the authoritarian decisions of Italy and France have no medical justification. They contradict the observations of the best infectiologists and the instructions of the World Health Organization.
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Brexit, Covid-19 and the Debt Deluge – The perfect storm about to engulf us all

21 March 2020 — True Publica

By TruePublica Editor: Remembering this impending event and recalling it from memory to your friends is as easy as A, B, C, D. Broadly speaking it is about four interlinked events that have already happened but their combined effects will engulf the country within a year. Austerity, Brexit, CoVid and Debt will lead to a ruinous recession or a country and society so debt-laden it will be at the mercy of the ‘moneymen’ for decades to come.
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The Capitalist Pandemic, Coronavirus and the Economic Crisis

19 March 2020 — CADTM

by Eric Toussaint


 A public health crisis

The coronavirus pandemic is a serious public health problem and the human suffering caused by the spread of this virus will be enormous. If it massively affects countries of the Global South with very fragile public health systems that have been undermined by 40 years of neo-liberal policies, the death toll will be very high. We must not forget the critical situation of the Iranian population, victim of the blockade imposed by Washington, a blockade that includes medicines and medical equipment.

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