Where have all the right-wingers gone?

5 May 2020 — Ricky Coxon’s Blog

by Ricky Coxon

The right-wingers are very quiet these days.  They must absolutely hate what Covid-19 is doing to their politics.

I would imagine they are being forced to realise that the social safety net of £91 per week isn’t actually good enough to live a cushty lifestyle. Or that their party’s lack of action is killing its citizens. Or that their party has obviously lied and cheated at almost anything they are responsible for.

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Government is using daily coronavirus death toll as a ‘propaganda tool’, claims expert

5 May 2020 — Yahoo News

Victoria Bell

Downing Street’s publication of the daily COVID-19 death toll and testing counts is a “propaganda tool” because the data “is unreliable when reported daily”, an expert has claimed.

Professor Allyson Pollock, the director of Newcastle University’s centre for excellence in regulatory science, said coronavirus has “shone a spotlight on the widening inequalities” in Britain and called for the government to revisit its public sector policies.

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Can We Trust the WHO?

2 April 2020 — William Engdahl

By F. William Engdahl

The most influential organization in the world with nominal responsibility for global health and epidemic issues is the United Nations’ World Health Organization, WHO, based in Geneva. What few know is the actual mechanisms of its political control, the shocking conflicts of interest, corruption and lack of transparency that permeate the agency that is supposed to be the impartial guide for getting through the current COVID-19 pandemic. The following is only part of what has come to public light.
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Pompeo and the capricious virus By M.K. Bhadrakumar

3 May 2020 — Indian Punchline

Sanitising the shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh against the coronavirus in the holy city of Qom, Iran, February 25, 2020. File photo

Iran has delivered a devastating blow to the ego of the Trump administration, puncturing it beyond repair, by its announcement Sunday that mosques will start reopening in low-risk areas of the country from May 5.

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First meeting of Global Ecosocialist Network issues Covid-19 statement

4 May 2020 — Climate & Capitalism

Activists from four continents plan activity, elect steering committee, and call for solidarity with the workers who are risking their lives for us all

The recently-formed Global Ecosocialist Network held its first formal meeting by videoconference on May 3. Ecosocialists from Africa, Europe, North America, and Australia spent two-and-a-half hours exchanging experiences and planning activities for the near future.

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Operation GEDEON: New Details Emerge Linking U.S. to Latest Coup Attempt in Venezuela

5 May 2020 — Covert Action Magazine

 by Alan Macleod

Security forces patrol near the shore in the port city of La Guaira, Venezuela, Sunday, May 3, 2020. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said on state television—watch speech below by clicking on the following Twitter image—that security forces overcame an armed maritime incursion with speedboats from neighboring Colombia in which several attackers were killed and others detained. [Source: AP Photo/Matias Delacroix]

There is strong evidence to suggest that both Juan Guaidó and the U.S. government were intimately involved in a botched weekend insurrection.

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Russia-China entente deepens in the shadow of the pandemic

2 May 2020 — Indian Punchline


Richard Lugar Public Health Centre in Georgia, which Russia alleges to be a Pentagon laboratory for biological weapon development. Beijing has called on the US to respond to Russian concerns.

The Russian-Chinese entente emerged as one of the most significant templates of international politics in the recent period since the hugely consequential developments in Ukraine in 2014 that led to western sanctions against Moscow, which in turn galvanised the latter’s ‘pivot to Asia’.

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The Agribusiness Model Is Failing

20 April 2020 — New Eastern Outlook

F. William Engdahl

543Over the past decades the organization of the entire world food supply from farm to consumers has been reorganized into a globalized distribution known as agribusiness. With most of the world in lockdown over the fears of spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, that global food supply chain is in danger of catastrophic breakdown. The consequences of that would dwarf deaths by coronavirus by orders of magnitude. Yet governments seem oblivious.

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