Coronavirus: Five key questions about China and COVID-19

28 April 2020 — Tricontinental

Since the world first heard about COVID-19 in December 2019, nearly every corner of the planet has been affected by this pandemic. Based on what media around the world is saying, it’s hard to know what is true and what is not.

1) Did COVID-19 originate in Wuhan?
2) Did China suppress “whistleblowers” of the virus?
3) Did China fail to warn the world about COVID-19 until it was too late?
4) Was China’s response to COVID19 authoritarian?
5) Did China’s medical warning system fail to respond to COVID-19?

Read the study, China and CoronaShock, from Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research

The Most Revealing Footage On Police Brutality Is These Cops Applauding Its Perpetrators

6 June 2020 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

Among the constant deluge of police brutality footage flooding the internet as America’s armed goon patrol responds to the Black Lives Matter protests across the nation, there is one video which stands out above all the others in illustrating just how pervasively violent police culture is. Curiously enough, this video itself contains no police brutality.

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Speak out against systemic racism

6 June 2020 — Medact

George Floyd’s murder must prompt deep interrogation of the structural racisms that pervade our society.

The disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on BAME communities are increasingly clear, compounding pre-existing truths about how minority groups are more likely to suffer from impoverishment, low pay, poor housing and ill health.

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Capitalism: As for the markets, covid-19 never happened

6 June 2020 — theplanningmotivedotcom

Let us be clear. We are in the biggest bubble in history. Investors underestimated the fall in March, now they are overestimating the recovery. Therefore, they are vulnerable to bad news. And there is a lot of bad news to come. When that happens, the placard raised will read FIRE, and investors will trample each other heading for the exits. The bursting of the bubble will leave a financial crater so deep capitalism cannot avoid toppling into it, necessitating a socialist revolution if society is to recover and escape all that has become scorched. The FED, in securing the fortunes of present-day capitalism, has cost it its future.

As far as the Stock Markets go, the pandemic never happened. As Graph 1 below shows, the Nasdaq has reversed its fall and is now trading at the FED induced peak around the middle of February.