Britain: the capitalist press – “a great keyboard on which the government can play”

24 April 2020 — In Defence of Marxism

Ben Gliniecki

Image: Socialist Appeal

This article was written before the coronavirus pandemic, but with the press spending weeks subjecting the Tories to nothing but uncritical “wartime” coverage, and now fawning over the establishment-friendly Labour leader Keir Starmer, the points it makes are more valid than ever.

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Palestinians hunker down for Ramadan, facing a virus that doesn’t discriminate but an occupier that does

25 April 2020 — Jonathan Cook

Palestine DeepDive – 25 April 2020

As the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the coronavirus outbreak in Israel and the Palestinian territories is proving how inevitably intertwined the two populations’ lives are, while also underlining the extreme differentials of power between them.

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Trump was given ‘realtime updates’ over Covid-19 as the pandemic developed

21 April 2020 — Morning Star Online

US SCIENTISTS at the World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters gave US President Donald Trump “real-time updates” about the emergence and spread of coronavirus in China in late 2019, undermining his claims that the organisation covered up information in the early stages of what became a pandemic.

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