The Lancet censors Gaza health letter after pro-Israel pressure

1 October 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Omar Karmi

A doctor wearing a face mask is taking a boy's temperature

A doctor in Gaza City is using a temperature test machine to test a boy for coronavirus. Ashraf Amra APA images

With a fresh spike in the number of coronavirus infections, Gaza is yet again facing the very real prospect that its healthcare system will be overwhelmed.

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Sadistic Facebook shuts down Gaza health ministry page

26 August 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Man in mask places gloved hand on protective screen

A worker in Khan Younis during a lockdown imposed following the discovery of the first coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip outside of quarantine centers, 25 August. Ashraf Amra APA images

Update

After The Electronic Intifada reported on the removal of the Gaza health ministry’s page, Facebook restored it.

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Global Fever

1 August, 2020 — Spectre Journal

A Review of Andreas Malm’s “Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century”

Gareth Dale

9781839762154
Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century
by Andreas Malm
Verso
2020

What can a virus tell us about climate breakdown, in its causation and in humanity’s response? And what can both tell us about capitalism and communism? These are the questions that Andreas Malm addresses in his new book forthcoming next month. It is a remarkable work, a tour de force. It portrays capitalism not simply in metaphorical colors as a meta-virus run by parasites, but as the godfather of actual viruses, the patron of parasites. Written at whirlwind pace, one of its leitmotifs is tempo: the varying velocities of climate collapse, locust swarms, zoonotic pathogenic leaps, and the dynamics and gear changes of political response and strategy. While others were hesitantly piecing together analyses of COVID-19 and its links to climate change and the capitalist system, as the familiar coordinates heaved all around in April 2020, Malm seems to have summoned the energies of the crisis and guided them onto the page. The prose crackles—this is an urgent book.

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An Effective COVID Treatment the Media Continues to Besmirch

4 August 2020 — Real Clear Politics

ANALYSIS

On Friday, July 31, in a column ostensibly dealing with health care “misinformation,” Washington Post media critic Margaret Sullivan opened by lambasting “fringe doctors spouting dangerous falsehoods about hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 wonder cure.”

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 12 June 2020

12 June 2020 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ pick

Pesticide Giants Get $2 Billion UK Taxpayer COVID-19 Bailout Despite Mammoth Dividend Plans

Chemicals manufacturers BASF and Bayer have been given enormous payouts of  Covid-19 support cash from the British government just weeks after announcing plans to distribute billions to shareholders in dividends. Source: unearthed.greenpeace.org/ The world’s largest chemicals company BASF, which makes agricultural, industrial and automotive products at its eight UK plants, has received £1 billion in support […]

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No letup in Israeli attacks on Gaza fishers

27 April 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Tamara Nassar

Men and boys parse through fish on the seaportPalestinians prepare fish for sale at the Gaza seaport, 27 February. Ashraf Amra APA images

The coronavirus pandemic has derailed a lot of activities, but not Israel’s attacks on Palestinian fishers.

Israeli warships have increased their assaults in recent months, causing injuries to fishers and damage to boats.

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Will EU and pandemic pave way for Israeli global surveillance?

13 April 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

Two men in suits smile and shake handsIsraeli defense minister Naftali Bennett, left, with EU ambassador Emanuele Giaufret in 2017. Bennett is now hoping other countries will buy a coronavirus tracking system made by an Israeli spy firm implicated in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (via Twitter)

The coronavirus pandemic is a priceless opportunity for governments and spy firms to expand their reach into people’s lives.

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China’s Offers Experience in Europe’s Fight Against COVID-19

8 March 2020 — Telesur

Epidemiologist Bruce Aylward at the China-WHO joint expert team press conference, Beijing, China, Feb. 24, 2020.

Epidemiologist Bruce Aylward at the China-WHO joint expert team press conference, Beijing, China, Feb. 24, 2020. | Photo: Xinhua – EFE

The World Health Organization stressed that international cooperation is crucial to managing the outbreak.

At an extraordinary council on the COVID-19 epidemic held in Brussels on Friday, the European Union (EU) health ministers agreed to develop a coordinated approach to prevention and protection of people at risk, and establish coherent containment measures, including evidence-based advice concerning travel to and from risk areas.

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