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When Will We Admit Covid-19 Is Unstoppable and Global Depression Is Inevitable?

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - Given the exquisite precariousness of the global financial system and economy, hopes for a brief and mild downturn are wildly unrealistic. If we asked a panel of epidemiologists to imagine a virus op…

Live updates: China delays political meetings as Xi warns of coronavirus crisis; Wuhan backtracks on easing travel curbs

washingtonpost.com - Tourists from South Korea wearing protective masks walking with their belongings while waiting for a flight back to South Korea at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel on Monday. (Ariel Schal…

Iran lawmaker says 50 dead from new virus in city of Qom

apnews.com - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A staggering 50 people have died in the Iranian city of Qom from the new coronavirus this month, a lawmaker was quoted as saying on Monday, even as the Health Minis…

C5 Announces Red Alert- Corona Virus/ COVID-19. The Real Deal

darkgreenmountainsurvivalresearchcentre.wordpress.com - Lets skip the usual banter and showmanship this round. I have been reluctant to do a post like this. More so, I was observing other serious preppers holding back since this began. Many of us are used…

Live updates: Trump, Modi address massive rally at Indian stadium

washingtonpost.com - By Washington Post Staff February 24, 2020 at 5:01 AM EST refreshRefresh for updates NEW DELHI — President Trump arrived in India for his first official visit on Monday, the beginning of a whirlwind …

‘Why Are They Hiding Us?’ Indian City Builds Wall to Shield Slum Before Trump Visit

nytimes.com - Whether it’s reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, Times Video journalists provide a revealing and unforgetta…

How the Rich Plan to Rule a Burning Planet — Hampton Institute

hamptonthink.org - Originally published at Red Flag News. Republished from Monthly Review. The climate crisis isn’t a future we must fight to avoid. It’s an already unfolding reality. It’s the intensification of extrem…

Buttigieg campaign raises doubt about Nevada results

nbc15.com - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pete Buttigieg's campaign is raising questions about the results of Nevada's caucuses and asking the state Democratic Party to address more than 200 reports of problems allocating …

What We Know About the Trump Administration’s Mishandling of the Coronavirus

nymag.com - After new outbreaks of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus in South Korea, Italy, and Iran, many experts are warning that a pandemic may be inevitable. “When several countries have widespread transmission…

Diversions of Empire: Narco-jihad in the U.S. Backyard ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - On the last day of July, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (better known as ICE) tweeted out an alert for a “most wanted fugitive.” The target was one Tareck El Aissami, Venezuela’s Minister o…

Russian Spy or Hustling Political Operative? The Enigmatic Figure at the Heart of Mueller’s Inquiry

nytimes.com - At the institute, Mr. Kilimnik came to know a handful of brash young Americans who would eventually become key players in the Manafort milieu and the Russia investigations, including Mr. Caputo, Phil…

Inside the Wet’suwet’en Protest Camp That Refused to Cede Land for a Pipeline

theintercept.com - The weeks leading up to Dr. Karla Tait’s arrest were tense at the Unist’ot’en camp, which for a decade has stood in the way of fossil fuel pipeline construction through the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s unce…

Donald Trump, William Jennings Bryan And The Ignored

forbes.com - The political world is abuzz with the comments by and about Donald Trump. Why he is the talk of towns, large and small, is the subject of many analyses. If we put it in perspective, the reason become…

Price disparity in groceries

denverpost.com - Few places reflect that reality more than the aisles of a grocery store, where prices seemingly increase daily as the economy teeters toward recession. “It’s not very easy to make do right now,” said…

Climate change now displaces more people than war, and India should be worried

qz.com - A grim prophecy made years ago by climate scientists and experts is coming true now. World over, the effect of disasters is displacing more people as compared to other reasons for displacement like c…

‘Mad’ Mike Hughes, who wanted to prove the flat-Earth theory, dies in homemade-rocket disaster

washingtonpost.com - By Alex Horton close Alex Horton General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow February 23, 2020 at 3:27 PM EST In December, buttressed by his convic…

'Atmospheric rivers' over the Atlantic blamed for torrential rain

telegraph.co.uk - Britain is being deluged by “atmospheric rivers” delivered on the jet stream, the Met Office has said. Experts believe the west-east band of high-altitude winds is currently pointed directly at the U…

Humanity under threat from perfect storm of crises – study

theguardian.com - The world is facing a series of interlinked emergencies that are threatening the existence of humans, because the sum of the effects of the crises is much greater than their individual impacts, accor…

'Epstein and I have everyone on videotape' Ghislaine Maxwell alleged to have confided

telegraph.co.uk - Ghislaine Maxwell told a former acquaintance that she and Jeffrey Epstein had “everything on videotape,” it has been claimed. Christina Oxenberg, a socialite and distant relative of the royals, said …

Russia’s and China’s Interest in Cold Svalbard Heats Up

nationalinterest.org - When security matters in the Arctic Ocean are discussed, especially in the context of NATO and Russia, it is normally Greenland and Iceland which get a mention. However, Svalbard, a non-militarized N…

I was denied entry into the U.S. because of a “Homeland Security algorithm”

fastcompany.com - Eyal Weizman is the founding director of Forensic Architecture, a research group at Goldsmiths, University of London, that uses media and spatial tools to investigate human rights abuses. The followi…

The Increasing Irrelevance of Climate Change Denial

blogs.scientificamerican.com - Summer in the San Francisco Bay Area started with a bang: a Red Flag Warning announcing 90-plus degrees Fahrenheit (32-plus degrees Celsius) in a region that rarely gets above 75 F (24 C). Three days…

In India, Indigenous Tribes Clash With the Government Over Trees

undark.org - Neat rows of saplings dot the grass on a new plantation about 750 miles south of India’s capital, New Delhi. Here, in the Ambagad Chowki Forest Range, the young teak trees are part of a nationwide ef…

White Supremacist Group Arrested for Murder Plot, Found to Have More Targets in Mind Than Previously Known

theroot.com - These are the words printed on a recruiting flyer for the Base — a white supremacist group of which three members were arrested earlier this year in connection to a plot to kill a Bartow County coupl…

Rapid Permafrost Collapse Is Underway, Disintegrating Landscapes And Our Predictions

sciencealert.com - Permafrost in Canada, Alaska and Siberia is abruptly crumbling in ways that could release large stores of greenhouse gases more quickly than anticipated, researchers have warned. Scientists have long…

Canary Islands' airports reopen as wind and sandstorm ease

apnews.com - MADRID (AP) — All airports on Spain’s Canary Islands had reopened Monday after authorities said the worst is over from strong winds that have thickened the air with sand and dust from the Sahara dese…

Coronavirus impact: Outbreak slashes China's carbon emissions; makes air cleaner

economictimes.indiatimes.com - BEIJING: The coronavirus epidemic that has paralysed the Chinese economy may have a silver lining for the environment. China's carbon emissions have dropped by least 100 million metric tonnes over th…

Guest post: The irreversible emissions of a permafrost ‘tipping point’ | Carbon Brief

carbonbrief.org - Across vast swaths of the northern hemisphere’s higher reaches, frozen ground holds billions of tonnes of carbon. As global temperatures rise, this “permafrost” land is at increasing risk of thawing …


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Doomstead Diner Daily February 25
« Reply #1232 on: February 25, 2020, 05:50:07 AM »

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How a Subtle Turkey-Iran Entente is Helping Iran Secure a Firm Presence in Syria

mintpressnews.com - In stark contrast to their positions during the early years of the deadly war in Syria, Turkey and Iran are currently finding areas of strategic cooperation in the war-torn country. The driving facto…

Violent Protests As Trump Arrives In India, Negotiates $3B Arms Deal With Modi

mintpressnews.com - President Trump arrived in India today for an official state visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is hoping to close a series of huge arms and trade deals between the two nations, including $2…

Stocks, oil prices tumble on pandemic fears, as gold soars

news.yahoo.com - London (AFP) - World stock markets and oil prices tumbled Monday, with Milan and Seoul falling hardest on growing fears of a coronavirus pandemic, as gold hit a seven-year peak on safe-haven buying, …

Live updates: Coronavirus sparks new travel disruption; markets stabilize after earlier rout

washingtonpost.com - People wait in a line to buy face masks at a store in Daegu, South Korea, on Tuesday. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images) By Adam Taylor close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of s…

South Korea reports 60 new coronavirus cases, total 893

news.yahoo.com - South Korea has the largest national total of coronavirus cases anywhere outside China (AFP Photo/Jung Yeon-je) Seoul (AFP) - South Korea reported 60 more novel coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the smal…

Desperate to stop virus' spread, countries limit travel

apnews.com - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police manned checkpoints in quarantined towns, governments issued travel warnings and more flights were suspended Tuesday as officials desperately sought to stop the seemin…

Coronavirus: How the virus has impacted sporting events around the world

bbc.co.uk - The spread of coronavirus around the world has impacted the staging of sporting events in China and elsewhere. This is what has been affected so far:

Trump Asks Congress for $2.5 Billion to Fight Coronavirus

nymag.com - On Monday night, after a weekend of new international outbreaks of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and growing concerns over a potential pandemic, the Trump administration sent Congress a $2.5 billion…

2021 Pentagon Budget Request Hints at Russia and China as the New Focus of US Empire

mintpressnews.com - The Pentagon recently announced it fiscal year 2021 budget request. At $705 billion, it indicates a shifting focus from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a greater emphasis on the types of weapons…

Richard Grenell’s paid consulting included work for U.S. nonprofit funded mostly by Hungary

washingtonpost.com - Ambassador Richard Grenell at a February signing of a transportation agreement between Kosovo and Serbia in Germany. (Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images) By Emma Brown, close Emma Brown Investigative re…

Harvey Weinstein Is A Rapist. No 'Allegedly' About It Anymore.

wonkette.com - One of the small but galling things about writing about Harvey Weinstein for nearly three years now has been having to refer to him as an "alleged" rapist and an "alleged" sexual predator. It is, of …

The long pursuit of justice for victims of MH17, the passenger jet shot down over Ukraine

cbsnews.com - With a single shot, 298 men, women and children were massacred in Ukraine. The dead were traveling from Amsterdam to Malaysia when an anti-aircraft missile shredded their wide-body airliner. That was…

PSA: Do Not Fall For Trump's Gaslighting Bul

wonkette.com - We've now officially known for several days what pretty much anybody could have told you, if they've been paying attention. Russia is actively interfering with the 2020 election right now as we speak…

Putin as Russia’s supreme leader? A constitutional rewrite brings out some ‘crazy’ ideas.

washingtonpost.com - An activist with the Russian Left Front movement holds a banner reading “It's time to change authority” during an opposition rally over Russia’s constitutional changes this month in Moscow. (Sergei I…

Pollution Is in Your Blood. Is That a Form of Battery?

undark.org - “None of us would have signed up for this,” said Sandy Wynn-Stelt, kicking off a round of gallows humor among her neighbors. “None of us would have said, ‘Hey, I’ll do the experiment.’” It was a warm…

Bernie Sanders Plunges to First Place

fair.org - Remember when the big winner of New Hampshire was third-place finisher Amy Klobuchar (FAIR.org, 2/14/20)? “Bernie Sanders may have come first in New Hampshire, but Amy Klobuchar won,” Bloomberg (2/12…

Dark-Money Groups Back Democratic Efforts to Retake Senate

theintercept.com - Advancing Arizona launched in April and has spent at least $1.8 million on ads in the state targeting Republican Sen. Martha McSally and her vote to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. The group…

Trump’s Most Dangerous Destruction Yet

theatlantic.com - So the president spent the week reshaping the intelligence community to serve his political needs, removing those who speak inconvenient realities, and using control over classified material to suppr…

China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — A court in eastern China announced Tuesday that it has sentenced Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen, to 10 years in prison. The Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court convicted the …

Russia Isn't Dividing Us -- Our Leaders Are

rollingstone.com - The latest act in the comedy began Friday, just before voting opened in the Nevada Democratic caucus. The Washington Post ran a story — sourced, I’m not joking, to “people familiar with the matter” —…


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"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

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Zero Hedge Headlines 2/25
« Reply #1233 on: February 25, 2020, 02:18:42 PM »
2/25, 5:10PM. Sky falling in Munchkinland.

Critical-Thinking Has Never Been More Important "Because The Ruling Class Doesn't Want You To"

What they really fear is you...The ruling class doesn’t want you to think, they want you to simply accept the nonsensical stories they tell you...

This Is Not A Drill: Why Covid-19 Could Be The Deadly Pandemic That Changes Everything

Unfortunately, COVID-19 is shaping into what appears to be the one that folks will be reading about in a hundred years in the same way we look back in history at the Spanish flu...

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Coronavirus’s spread in U.S. is ‘inevitable,’ CDC warns

washingtonpost.com - Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), left, speaks with Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) during a hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News) By Erica Werner, close…

Coronavirus spreads further as WHO expert warns world 'not ready' for pandemic

theguardian.com - Coronavirus has spread further around the world as a World Health Organisation expert warned that countries outside China are “simply not ready” for a pandemic. The virus has proliferated in parts of…

More virus deaths outside China raise pandemic fears

news.yahoo.com - The coronavirus epidemic caused more death and disruption on Tuesday, spreading to new countries as a top health official warned the world was "simply not ready" to contain it. Even as the number of …

Coronavirus May Disrupt the 2020 Election. We Need a Plan

wired.com - Imagine it's Election Day 2020, but with a dark twist: As millions leave their homes and stand in long lines at crowded polling stations, officials urge them to don protective masks and gloves, and t…

Syria: 21 dead as targets including schools and nurseries bombed in Idlib

theguardian.com - Eight school facilities have been bombed in Syria’s Idlib province in a single day as the battle for control of the country’s last opposition stronghold intensifies. The attacks come despite warnings…

How Bernie Sanders Became a Fighter for Palestine

mintpressnews.com - SteveSalaita.com — With the Democratic primary in full swing, the outlines of public debate are pretty much entrenched. Common wisdom on the left says that all of the candidates are bad on Palestine …

New Data Shows the U.S. Military Is Severely Undercounting Civilian Casualties in Somalia

theintercept.com - Using official AFRICOM statements, local and international news reports, photos, videos, social media posts, and other open-source information, as well as internal military documents obtained by jour…

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The 2020 Race Has Become The Cable News Primary

thedailybeast.com - Democrats running for president have spent tens of millions of dollars on complicated voter outreach programs, field staff, and volunteer networks. But as they come down the critical primary stretch,…

Biopharma stocks tumble as drug supply chain risk mounts

biocentury.com - Biotech indexes lost considerable ground during Monday’s trading session amid concerns of global supply chain disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, although biotechs were generally spared the wor…

Brexit Talks Turn Sour As EU, UK Clash

ibtimes.com - Britain and Brussels clashed Tuesday over upcoming Brexit talks, with London roundly rejecting key elements of the EU's negotiating platform, setting up an acrimonious start to negotiations next week.

With Grenell Appointment, the Israel Lobby’s Foothold on US Intelligence Grows Even Stronger

mintpressnews.com - Last week’s appointment of U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to the post of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) received criticism from both sides of the political divide, mainly for his…

‘We Have to Look at the Underpinnings of Environmental Degradation’

fair.org - The February 21, 2020, episode of CounterSpin was a special archival show about environmental justice, cross-national organizing and solidarity, featuring excerpts of interviews with Paul Paz y Miño,…

Violence in Indian capital casts shadow over Trump’s visit

washingtonpost.com - Indian police detain members of Centre of Indian Trade Unions protesting against the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to India, in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. India poured on the pag…

Opinion | 70 former U.S. senators: The Senate is failing to perform its constitutional duties

washingtonpost.com - The U.S. Capitol dome in June 2019. (Patrick Semansky/AP) By 70 Former U.S. Senators February 25, 2020 at 1:04 PM EST The following signers are all former U.S. senators: Dean Barkley (I-Minn.), Max B…

Supreme Court to Consider Religious Rights Case Involving Same-Sex Couples

wsj.com - WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court will consider whether the Constitution allows a Catholic organization to reject same-sex couples as foster parents in a city-funded child-welfare program, despite a local…

Three New Books on Human Consciousness to Blow Your Mind

undark.org - At the moment, you’re reading these words and, presumably, thinking about what the words and sentences mean. Or perhaps your mind has wandered, and you’re thinking about dinner, or looking forward to…

It’s dangerous for governments to claim the coronavirus outbreak is under control

qz.com - Just days before the Chinese government locked down Wuhan, the city at the center of the coronavirus outbreak, health authorities said the spread of the virus was “preventable and controllable.” A we…

Viral Video Exposes Israeli Practice of Holding and Desecrating Palestinian Bodies

mintpressnews.com - Jerusalem, Palestine — The Israeli public relations machine is once again making attempts to obfuscate and justify the actions of its army along the Gaza fence. The Gaza Strip, which holds two millio…

carbonbrief.org - Desertification has been described as “the greatest environmental challenge of our time” and climate change is making it worse. While the term may bring to mind the windswept sand dunes of the Sahara…

Europe Is Thinking Harder About Divorcing America

foreignpolicy.com - This year’s Munich Security Conference convened under the rubric of “Westlessness.” The implication was clear: Not only are the United States and Europe staking out separate, clashing positions on ev…

Civil War Rumblings? Republican Efforts to Redraw Map Along Ideological Lines Point to Dark Days Ahead

strategic-culture.org - More American conservatives, frustrated with liberalism and its radical cultural experiments, are joining a rising movement that aims to redraw several state lines. Are such desperate efforts the har…

The Glub, Glub, Glub of Recession Circling the Drain

thegreatrecession.info - Who says there is no recession anywhere in sight? It depends on where you are looking. In short, manufacturing remains in recession; corporate profits remain in recession; freight remains deep in rec…

Rising tides will leave no choice for US millions | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - Time and tide wait for no-one. As sea levels rise, the rising tides will become more impatient. Millions of Americans will have to migrate. LONDON, 26 February, 2020 – The Texan city of Houston is ab…

Trump Officials Keep Contradicting Each Other on Coronavirus

nymag.com - One of the things you want to have in the face of a potential infectious disease outbreak is credible messaging from public authorities. However, credible messaging does not appear to be one of the T…

In Second Debate, Bloomberg Was Still a Man in a Billionaire’s Bubble

nymag.com - After an abysmal performance in his first debate appearance in Las Vegas last week (featuring a particularly forceful pummeling by Elizabeth Warren), Michael Bloomberg assembled his expensive brain t…

How Much Sh*tshow Is Bill Barr's Justice Department Right Now? This Much Sh*tshow.

wonkette.com - Before we forget, we wanted to highlight some great reporting from Katie Benner and Adam Goldman at the New York Times on what's really been going on in the Justice Department and the DC US attorney'…

A Miami man who flew to China worried he might have coronavirus. He may owe thousands.

miamiherald.com - After returning to Miami last month from a work trip in China, Osmel Martinez Azcue found himself in a frightening position: he was developing flu-like symptoms, just as coronavirus was ravaging the …

Trump Administration Totally On Top Of Coronavirus Thing, Will Ask Twitter If They Have Any More Questions

wonkette.com - Stock markets have been dropping due to fears that the Covid-19 coronavirus could become a global pandemic, so Donald Trump took a little time away from hugging a fellow authoritarian leader in India…

Climate Change Is a Threat to the Future of All Children, Report Finds

time.com - Every child on Earth faces an uncertain future due to the effects of climate change and not one country is doing enough to ensure its children's sustained wellbeing, a new report says. The findings, …

Earth's coral reefs could be gone by 2100, research finds

nbcnews.com - Climate change could wipe out almost all coral reef habitats around the world by 2100, according to research released Monday. The bleak outlook forecasts that warming oceans and rising seas could hav…

Too dry to thrive: Climate change spurs Mexicans to change crops | Mexico News

aljazeera.com - At least 9,000 years ago, humans began domesticating corn for the first time near Tehuacan, in the central Mexican state of Puebla, laying the foundation for permanent settlements in the Americas. Bu…

Supply chain vulnerability exposed by coronavirus outbreak in China - Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Stainless, Rare Earth, Metal Prices, Forecasting | MetalMiner

agmetalminer.com - If the new coronavirus, COVID-19, has shown anything — apart from the risks of eating certain types of meat — it is the vulnerability of supply chains. All the metals intelligence you need in one use…


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Doomstead Diner Daily February 27
« Reply #1235 on: February 27, 2020, 03:02:57 AM »

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Is Wall Street Behind the Delay in Declaring the Coronavirus Outbreak a “Pandemic”?

mintpressnews.com - A little known specialized bond created in 2017 by the World Bank may hold the answer as to why U.S. and global health authorities have declined to label the global spread of the novel coronavirus a …

Hardest-hit China, South Korea count 938 new virus cases

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — As the worst-hit areas of Asia continued to struggle with a viral epidemic, with hundreds more cases reported Thursday in South Korea and China, worries about infection and containment…

The Trump administration says the coronavirus vaccine might not be affordable for all Americans

businessinsider.com - Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday declined to promise that a coronavirus vaccine would be affordable for all Americans. "We would want to ensure that we work to make it affor…

U.S Has Its First ‘Community Spread’ Coronavirus Case - Incompetent CDC Refused to Test Patient

offgridsurvival.com - Thanks in large part to the United States government’s incompetent response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the United States now has its first Community Spread case of Coronavirus. A resident of Solano…

First person in U.S. tests positive for coronavirus with no known link to foreign travel

washingtonpost.com - By Lenny Bernstein, close Lenny Bernstein Reporter covering health and medicine Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Laurie McGinley and close Laurie McGinley Reporter covering health and medicine Email E…

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia bars pilgrims as global cases spread - BBC News

bbc.co.uk - There’s been an update on a story we reported yesterday - it was about two nurses from Wuhan, China, writing a letter appealing for help from other medical workers around the world to help them “batt…

Microsoft says it won't meet its sales forecast for the upcoming quarter because of the impacts of the coronavirus

businessinsider.com - Microsoft on Wednesday said it would miss its sales forecast for the upcoming quarter because of the impact of the coronavirus on its Windows and Surface businesses. The business segment Microsoft ca…

Everything We Know About the Shooting in Milwaukee at the Molson Coors Campus

nymag.com - Five people were shot and killed Wednesday on the campus of the Molson Coors beer company, according to police officials. “There are multiple people who have died, I believe, including the shooter,” …

Dozens Dead as Hindu Mobs Launch Anti-Muslim Pogroms Amid Trump Visit to India

mintpressnews.com - Much of India’s capital Delhi resembles a warzone, as huge communal riots targeting the city’s Muslim population engulfed it today. Mosques were set ablaze, with at least 27 people killed and hundred…

Delhi tense after deadly religious riots

bbc.com - Delhi remains on edge after three nights of rioting, with reports of Muslim homes and shops being targeted by violent mobs. Twenty-seven people have been killed so far in the deadliest violence the I…

Trump Insists on Paying for Coronavirus Prep by Taking Heating Aid From Poor

nymag.com - Since taking office, the Trump administration has slashed taxes by hundreds of billions of dollars, while increasing the Defense Department’s annual budget by $130 billion (a sum more than large enou…

How the US went from being indifferent to fawning over India—because of China

qz.com - On Oct. 11, 1949, at 4:40pm, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru stepped off US president Harry Truman’s plane Independence onto the tarmac at Washington’s National Airport. Time called it “one of…

Supreme Court Ruling Hands US Border Patrol a Licence to Kill With Impunity

mintpressnews.com - June 2010, 15-year old Sergio Hernandez was playing a game with his friends in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico when a U.S. Border Patrol officer Jesus Mesa shot him in the face, killing him instantly. Mesa fir…

Bernie Sanders Can’t Win (by as Much) Unless Youth Vote Surges (Like It Recently Has)

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fair.org - “The first thing is to raise hell,” said labor organizer Mary Harris “Mother” Jones. “That’s always the first thing to do when you’re faced with an injustice and you feel powerless.” That’s not exact…

Dozens Reported Injured as Clashes Continue on Greece's North Aegean Islands

greece.greekreporter.com - Tensions on Greece’s North Aegean islands over the creation of new migrant detention centers ramped up on Wednesday, as a total of 43 police officers and dozens of residents have been reported injure…

'We're running out of water': NZ army sent in to help with Northland drought relief

theguardian.com - The New Zealand army has been sent to Northland to assist in drought relief efforts after months without any rain. The towns of Kaikohe and Kaitaia are the worst hit with severe water restrictions in…

“Catastrophic”: Trump Is Fighting With Advisers Over Pardoning Roger Stone

vanityfair.com - Donald Trump is escalating his assault on America’s legal system in ways that continue to shock. Earlier this week, the president lashed out at Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader G…

US neo-Nazis charged with harassing journalists, churches and cabinet member | US news

theguardian.com - Leaders of a neo-Nazi group have been arrested and charged in a pair of federal investigations with conspiring to harass journalists, churches and a former cabinet official, among others, with phony …

Cannibalism on rise among polar bears, say Russian scientists

phys.org - Cases of polar bears killing and eating each other are on the rise in the Arctic as melting ice and human activity erode their habitat, a Russian scientist said Wednesday. "Cases of cannibalism among…

South Korea, US postpone annual military drills due to virus

apnews.com - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean and U.S. militaries announced Thursday that they were postponing their annual joint drills due to concern about a viral outbreak that has infected soldiers …

Trump downplays risk, places Pence in charge of coronavirus outbreak response

washingtonpost.com - President Trump, with Vice President Pence and members of the coronavirus task force, speaks during a news conference Wednesdsay at the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Toluse Olo…

Julian Assange condemns court for preventing him from speaking to lawyers

wsws.org - WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange issued a defiant protest in court yesterday, opposing the flagrant abuse of his fundamental legal rights in extradition proceedings brought against him by the

The Modern World is Becoming More Fragile | New Eastern Outlook

journal-neo.org - In mid-January, the Global Risks Report 2020 was published. The report which was drafted by over 750 international experts and decision makers predicts that the world can expect to see political pola…

New Study Reveals How Agroforestry May Improve Planetary Health - Resilience

resilience.org - A new study reports that agroforestry—a method integrating trees with crops and livestock—is linked with more benefits for human and planetary health than previously thought. The study, conducted by …

Chechen blogger escapes apparent assassination bid in Poland

theguardian.com - A well-known Chechen blogger has survived an apparent assassination attempt in Poland, in the latest of a series of attacks on dissidents exiled in Europe. Tumso Abdurakhmanov posted a video showing …

ICE has run facial-recognition searches on millions of Maryland drivers

washingtonpost.com - An officer watches as undocumented immigrants are deported to El Salvador in 2018 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Houston. (David J. Phillip/AP) By Drew Harwell and close Drew Harwell …

New app takes you out of the picture

techxplore.com - In a social media era where one can be "ghosted" or "canceled" at the tap of a key, it should come as no surprise that we can now be simply "erased." Call it: the "un-selfie." A Google engineer has d…

‘Furious’ Trump ‘unhappy’ with HHS secretary after massive stock market plunge over coronavirus fears: report

rawstory.com - President Donald Trump is “furious” the DOW plunged nearly 2000 points during the past two days over coronavirus fears, wiping out all of 2020’s gains as the November reelection approaches. The Presi…

Podcast: Abby Martin Resists Anti-BDS Laws & The Israeli Lobby

mintpressnews.com - Welcome to the re-launch of MintCast, the official weekly MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent re…

What Will You Do When the Culture War Comes for You?

nytimes.com - Twitter is a Gordian knot of news and opinion that can’t be untangled. Inside publications, news and opinion bleed together; opinion writers report while reporters opine via news analysis. Partisan c…


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Global stocks fall on virus fears after Wall Street plunge

apnews.com - Global stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening a global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years. Germany’s DAX skidded more than 5%, Tok…

A government whistleblower alleges US health workers treated coronavirus evacuees without proper protective gear or training

businessinsider.com - According to The Times, the workers went to Travis Air Force Base and March Air Reserve Base and were ordered to go into quarantined areas without proper training in how to handle infectious diseases…

Live updates: Coronavirus pummels financial markets; Japanese island declares state of emergency

washingtonpost.com - By Adam Taylor close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow February 28, 2020 at 5:18 AM EST refreshRefresh for updates Fears that a coron…

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case in sub-Saharan Africa

theguardian.com - The first confirmed case of coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa has been reported by Nigeria, as stock market losses around the world deepened amid investor alarm over a potential global pandemic. The …

Cool: Health Officials, Scientists Banned From Speaking About Coronavirus Without Mike Pence’s Approval

vanityfair.com - On Wednesday night, in an effort to allay fears about the rapidly spreading coronavirus, Donald Trump held a press conference designed to convince the American public that he’s totally got everything…

Geneva Motor Show canceled after coronavirus causes government to ban large events

theverge.com - The 2020 Geneva Motor Show is canceled after the Swiss government banned gatherings of 1,000 people or more on Friday due to concerns over the coronavirus. The ban is effective immediately and runs a…

World Bank's $500m pandemic scheme accused of 'waiting for people to die'

theguardian.com - A flagship $500m World Bank scheme to help the poorest countries deal with a health emergency is “too little too late” for the coronavirus outbreak, say health experts. The first pandemic emergency f…

Prayers at fire-bombed mosques as India's riot toll grows

apnews.com - NEW DELHI (AP) — Muslims in a northeastern neighborhood of India’s capital returned for weekly prayers at fire-bombed mosques on Friday, two days after a 72-hour clash between Hindus and Muslims that…

Russia denies responsibility for attack in northern Syria that killed 33 Turkish soldiers

washingtonpost.com - Turkish troops patrol in the town of Atareb in the rebel-held western countryside of Syria's Aleppo province on Feb. 19. (Aref Tammawi/AFP/Getty Images) By Robyn Dixon close Robyn Dixon Moscow bureau…

Brian Kemp Seemed to Really Enjoy Suppressing Votes, Congressional Report Finds

nymag.com - The House Oversight Committee held a hearing on Wednesday to address an issue that’s stymied Democrats for more than a decade: voter suppression. The event preceded a renaming ceremony for the room o…

Clearview clients include ICE, Macy's, Best Buy, leaked data reveals

dailydot.com - Clearview AI, the controversial company that made a facial recognition app that uses scraped public-facing photos online, lists several government agencies and a number of major retailers among its c…

West Texas Fracking Boom Sputters as Apache Corp. Admits Firm Lost Billions, Cites Alpine High “Challenges”

desmogblog.com - Balmorhea, Texas – Less than four years ago, oil and gas company Apache Corp. announced an oil strike worth $80 billion in one of the most pristine reaches of west Texas — the “biggest oil find” of 2…

The Red-Baiting Attacks on Bernie Sanders Ignore His Flawed Foreign Policy Record

mintpressnews.com - Bernie Sanders has once again caused a firestorm of condemnation from America’s talking heads and political mouthpieces. What did Sanders say this time that got pundits like Republican strategist and…

Houthis Release Video Showing US Destruction of Yemen's Air Defenses Before Saudi-led War Began

mintpressnews.com - Yemen’s Houthis have accused the United States of intentionally destroying the country’s air defense systems during the reign of former Yemeni president the late Ali Abdullah Saleh in preparation for…

Coronavirus Spending Bill Could be Used to Cement Spying Authorities

theintercept.com - The Trump administration’s request for $2.5 billion to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic is likely to become an unstoppable legislative vehicle — as must-pass legislation that congressional leaders o…

How Will Trump’s Supreme Court Remake America?

nytimes.com - It appears in retrospect that Thomas was obscuring his views in order to win Senate votes. On the court, he became the justice most determined to use originalism to rip up whole fields of American la…

Top General Orders Removal of All Confederate Paraphernalia From Marine Bases

slate.com - Gen. David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, on Capitol Hill on Dec. 3. Elizabeth Warren’s Deft Approach to Male Bluster, as Seen in a Disastrous Live Chris Matthews Interview For Some Rea…

In Israel, Corruption and Political Turmoil Mark Netanyahu’s Desperate Bid to Stay in Power

mintpressnews.com - Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, must be channeling the spirit of Houdini as he continues to plot his escape from one of the most convoluted political dilemmas in Israel’s history. It is n…

The Opioid Epidemic Might Be Much Worse Than We Thought

theatlantic.com - So the researchers set out to try to determine the real causes behind those unspecified drug overdoses. In the process, they uncovered something unsettling about how deaths are tracked in the U.S.: T…

Watch: Glenn Greenwald’s Exclusive Interview With Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Who Was Deposed in a Coup

theintercept.com - We also discussed the once-notorious but now forgotten extraordinary event in 2013, when Morales’s presidential plane was forced to land in Austria as he was traveling back to Bolivia from a state vi…

You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus

theatlantic.com - Even if Lipsitch’s estimates were off by orders of magnitude, they wouldn’t likely change the overall prognosis. “Two hundred cases of a flu-like illness during flu season—when you’re not testing for…

Media Vapors Over Vaping Cloud Public Health Goals

fair.org - The “vaping-related” injuries in NPR‘s headline (12/19/19) are not caused by e-cigarettes like the one in NPR‘s photo. There’s been a moralist war on nicotine vaping for years, despite the scientific…

The End of Egyptian Cotton

newyorker.com - In 1994, Ayman Nassar, an Egyptian-American who grew up in California, briefly abandoned his studies at Colorado University and followed his older brother to Egypt. “There were so many opportunities,…

Virus epidemic growing by day hits schools, concerts, parks

apnews.com - TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s schools prepared to close for almost a month and entertainers, topped by K-pop superstars BTS, canceled events as a virus epidemic extended its spread through Asia into Europe an…

Could the Covid-19 Pandemic Collapse the U.S. Healthcare System?

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - Observers have noted that the number of available beds in U.S. hospitals is modest compared to the potential demands of a pandemic, and others have wondered who will pay the astronomical bills that w…

Rush Limbaugh So Mad Rod Rosenstein Invented Coronavirus With The Deep State And His Sister

wonkette.com - Bad news, y'all. Rush Limbaugh, the well-known Nobel-Prize-winning epidemiologist, has figured out what is going on with this whole coronavirus thing. Actually, we should say good news, because knowi…


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Live updates: New coronavirus cases of unknown origin indicate virus is spreading in U.S.

washingtonpost.com - Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul on Friday. (Ahn Young-Joon/AP) By Gerry Shih and close Gerry Shih China Co…

Trump barred a top health expert from speaking freely about the coronavirus. It's one of many ways the administration has muzzled scientists.

businessinsider.com - Anthony Fauci has been the director of the US' National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for 36 years. He guided the US through the AIDS and Ebola epidemics, and is now helping to…

Coronavirus latest: South Korea reports 'critical moment' after 594 new cases – live

theguardian.com - Health officials in the US have identified four “presumptive” coronavirus cases believed to have been infected within the country, in a turning point in efforts to contain Covid-19 there, Reuters is …

Trump administration tries to play down the health and economic risks of the coronavirus

washingtonpost.com - President Trump speaks to the press on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One en route to North Charleston, S.C., on Friday. (Amanda Voisard/for The Washington Post) By Anne Gea…

People can't stop touching their faces–and the CDC really wants them to

dailydot.com - People are painfully aware that they can’t stop touching their faces since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its coronavirus prevention methods. The prevention guidelines tell p…

S&P 500 posts worst week since the financial crisis as coronavirus fears flare | Markets Insider

businessinsider.com - The historically deep sell-off in US stocks showed no signs of recovery on Friday. All major US stock indexes tanked on Friday as investors continued fleeing highly volatile equities. The S&P 500 san…

Months After Supporting a Deadly Coup, WaPo Admits Bolivia's Elections Were Clean

mintpressnews.com - The Washington Post published an op-ed yesterday from a research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showing that there was no fraud in the October elections in Bolivia after all. The P…

Sam Husseini: Media Promote Militaristic Foreign Policy in Democratic Debates

mintpressnews.com - On Tuesday, CBS News hosted the latest Democratic debate in South Carolina. Described by mainstream media outlets as both “feisty” and “chaotic,” the debate was largely characterized by efforts by ot…

The Media’s Deafening Silence on Mike Bloomberg's Ties to Epstein and Other Criminals

mintpressnews.com - After his late jump into the Democratic primary and, as critics argue, purchasing his way into the primary debates, former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg has received mixed coverage from co…

Pence Hates Science. Tasking Him With Coronavirus Response Could Cost Lives.

truthout.org - The world has been watching the encroachment of the coronavirus closely ever since it emerged from Wuhan, China. Tens of thousands have been infected in 56 countries and counting, some of them lethal…

Media's coronavirus stories trying to hurt Trump, Mick Mulvaney says as he urges public to turn off TV

cnbc.com - The Office of Management and Budget referred CNBC's request for comment on Mulvaney's remarks to the White House, which did not immediately provide a response. The Trump administration imposed travel…

Coronavirus Could Affect Availability of THESE Products from China

theorganicprepper.com - If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! The effects of the Wuhan coronavirus could end up being far more widespread than the illness itself. It is already a…

Once Saudi Allies, Tribes in Eastern Yemen's Al-Mahrah Are Now Battling Saudi Forces

mintpressnews.com - AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN — Saudi Arabia’s continued efforts to occupy Yemen’s province of al-Mahrah, which lies on the country’s border with Oman, appear only to have emboldened al-Mahrah tribes, who have re…

US Military Building Presence in Saudi Arabia for First Time in 17 Years

mintpressnews.com - Amid rising tensions with Iran, the United States is increasing its military presence in Saudi Arabia- separated from the Islamic Republic by only the Persian Gulf. Some 2,500 troops have arrived at …

Greece blocks migrants on border with Turkey

news.yahoo.com - Kastanies (Greece) (AFP) - Greece blocked hundreds of migrants trying to enter the country on Friday, hours after Turkey said it would no longer prevent them from going to Europe. At a border crossin…

Cognitive Dissonance and Outright Lies at the Edge of Extinction

kevinhester.live - In recent weeks and months I have been amazed at the general public and most scientists ability to ignore the blatant evidence that we are in early stage, non-linear runaway warming. From individual …

This is What a Society Without a Future Looks Like

eand.co - I wake every day and watch their implosion with a combination of fascination, horror, and disbelief. Like you do, perhaps. “Our societies” means Anglo ones: America, Britain, Australia perhaps. You c…

Trump Will Not Be the Churchill of the Coronavirus

nymag.com - As a private germophobe and very public xenophobe, Donald Trump has the intuitive disposition to grasp the severity of a global epidemic that originated in China. And yet in the early stages of what …

Will Spring Temperatures Stop Coronavirus?

forbes.com - Like everyone else, I am watching the Coronavirus. It has become a world-wide threat and governments are scrambling for a response. The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a su…

The case that America’s in decline

vox.com - Is Trump a symptom or a disease? And if he’s a symptom, what’s the underlying sickness? Decadence is one possible answer. This is very close to the argument New York Times columnist Ross Douthat make…

How to Think About the Plummeting Stock Market

theatlantic.com - What investors think the public is thinking is therefore crucial. Whether the costs of the outbreak turn out to be historically large or not, there is a risk that investors’ worries will snowball dur…

Spooky 'blood snow' invades Antarctic island

livescience.com - It's summer in Antarctica, which means record-high temperatures, jarring glacial melt and — in a very metal symbol of our changing climate — a bit of blood-red snow spattered across the Antarctic Pen…

Guess who’s hiding again? Oregon Republicans hoping to squash a climate bill.

grist.org - When it came time to vote on a bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the Oregon Senate on Monday, the Republican state senators’ chairs were empty. All of them except state Senator Tim Knopp of B…

JP Morgan warns of end to human life in climate report

telegraph.co.uk - The human race could cease to exist without massive worldwide action to tackle global warming, economists at JP Morgan have warned in a hard-hitting report on the "catastrophic" potential of climate …

The vengeful, lawless, corporate toady Trump explodes

intrepidreport.com - The day after his acquittal by the Republican Party in a trial that banned witnesses, the unhinged Donald Trump gloated for over an hour on all the television networks. Trump flattered his courtiers,…

Uber and Lyft generate 70 percent more pollution than trips they displace: study

theverge.com - Uber and Lyft have weathered criticism about pollution and traffic congestion for years, but it’s been difficult to get an exact gauge about how much ride-hailing contributes to daily emissions. A ne…

Naomi Seibt: 'anti-Greta' activist called white nationalist an inspiration

theguardian.com - A young campaigner who has been hailed by climate sceptics as the right’s answer to Greta Thunberg has previously described a white nationalist who appeared to promote “white genocide” theories as on…

World’s most polluted cities are mostly in India: Report

hindustantimes.com - Several Chinese cities, including Beijing, have dramatically improved their air quality in recent years, while Indian metropolises remain some of the world’s worst polluted, according to a new report.

Closing the 'Collapse Gap': the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US - Resilience

resilience.org - Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I am not an expert or a scholar or an activist. I am more of an eye-witness. I watched the Soviet Union collapse, and I have tried to put my observations into a co…

Opinion - Even NATO is unwilling to touch Turkey’s Idlib mess with a ten-foot pole

informationclearinghouse.info - February 28, 2020 "Information Clearing House" - Having been hit by the Syrian Air Force in Idlib, Turkey has called on NATO’s protection, but as much as the alliance would like a fight with Assad an…


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Trump, on 1st death from virus in US: 'No reason to panic"

apnews.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to reassure the American public, President Donald Trump said there was “no reason to panic” as the new coronavirus claimed its first victim inside the U.S. The White House a…

Joe Biden wins South Carolina primary, reshaping the Democratic race

washingtonpost.com - By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and close Cleve R. Wootson Jr. National political reporter covering the 2020 presidential campaign. Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Michael Scherer close Michael Scherer Natio…

Coughing pope cancels participating in Lenten retreat

apnews.com - VATICAN CITY (AP) — A coughing Pope Francis told pilgrims gathered for the traditional Sunday blessing that he is canceling his participation at a week-long spiritual retreat in the Roman countryside…

Inside Trump’s frantic attempts to minimize the coronavirus crisis

washingtonpost.com - By Yasmeen Abutaleb, close Yasmeen Abutaleb National reporter focusing on health policy Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Ashley Parker and close Ashley Parker White House reporter Email EmailBio BioFo…

Clowns in the Time of Coronavirus

rollingstone.com - The president opened his response to a looming pandemic with a lie about a vaccine. The United States is “rapidly developing” a remedy to COVID-19, or the coronavirus, President Trump said, seeming m…

Coronavirus: US, Australia and Thailand report first deaths

theguardian.com - The US, Australia and Thailand have reported their first deaths from coronavirus as two frontline doctors in China died and more countries put in place bans on large gatherings and travel restriction…

Politics Trumped the Coronavirus at CPAC

nymag.com - The specter of communism, and along with that, socialism, Bernie Sanders, Chinese expansionism, big tech corporations, the national popular vote compact and a host of other conservative hobgoblins ha…

Nearly 700 vacancies at CDC because of Trump administration’s hiring freeze

washingtonpost.com - A scientist measures a deadly bird flu virus grown in a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Atlanta headquarters. (James Gathany/CDC) By Lena H. Sun close Lena H. Sun National rep…

Cronyism and Conflicts of Interest in Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force

theintercept.com - Alex Azar, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, admitted Wednesday that a vaccine for the coronavirus might not be affordable for all Americans. “We can’t control that price,” Azar told Rep. J…

Donald Trump’s Anti-Globalist Response to a Global Coronavirus

newyorker.com - Donald Trump may be the most erratic and intemperate man ever to occupy the Presidency, but, when it comes to protecting the public health of Americans, his actions have been unfailingly consistent. …

Sunday Reading: The Coronavirus and Combatting Global Pandemics

newyorker.com - Two years ago, under a directive from the Trump Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled back from thirty-nine of the forty-nine countries where it had been working to pr…

Opinion | We Don’t Really Know How Many People Have Coronavirus

nytimes.com - There were, of course, some genuine barriers to understanding what exactly was happening in Wuhan: Pneumonias are not unusual in winter, and there was no way to know that there was a novel virus. (Dr…

Iran dismisses 'rumours' as virus deaths jump to 43

news.yahoo.com - Tehran (AFP) - Iran Saturday dismissed as "rumours" a report that coronavirus has killed more than 200 people in the country, one of the hardest hit by the disease, with senior officials among those …

Thousands gather at Turkish border to cross into Greece

theguardian.com - The UN has said 13,000 people have gathered to cross into Greece from Turkey following President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s vow to keep open his western borders for migrants and refugees seeking to trave…

The ‘Puppet Master’ of Putin’s Kremlin Is Out, but His Sinister Policies Are Still In

thedailybeast.com - MOSCOW—Historians of Vladimir Putin’s reign used to write volumes about the man who stood behind him, directing and manipulating, like the éminence grise of old. Kremlinologists described Vladislav S…

Trump’s Pick for Top Intelligence Job Bragged of Experience as Terror Prosecutor — But He Doesn’t Have Any

theintercept.com - Update: August 2, 2019 After this story was published, President Donald Trump announced that John Ratcliffe was withdrawing from consideration for director of national intelligence. “Our great Republ…

Anti-graft party wins Slovakia vote haunted by journalist murder

news.yahoo.com - Bratislava (AFP) - Slovak voters handed a resounding victory to the centre-right, anti-graft OLaNO opposition party in Saturday's general election, dominated by an angry backlash over the 2018 murder…

Who is 'patient zero' in the coronavirus outbreak?

bbc.com - Chinese authorities and experts are at odds about the origin of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. More specifically, who is "patient zero" for the outbreak. Also known as an index case, patient zero …

Coronavirus 'battle plan' role for retired doctors

bbc.com - Newly-retired doctors and nurses could be asked to return to the NHS as part of a UK "battle plan" to combat a possible further spread of coronavirus. If the outbreak worsens, people could also be ur…

The United States badly bungled coronavirus testing—but things may soon improve

sciencemag.org - A faulty reagent in a test kit distributed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has hampered efforts to find and confirm COVID-19 cases. By Jon CohenFeb. 28, 2020 , 5:45 PM Speed is…

William Gibson on the apocalypse: “it’s been happening for at least 100 years”

newstatesman.com - Science fiction writers are made to seem prescient by confirmation bias: with time, almost any imagined future can be said to have come true. Take the pulp space opera Agent of Chaos by Norman Spinra…

The case that America’s in decline

vox.com - Is Trump a symptom or a disease? And if he’s a symptom, what’s the underlying sickness? Decadence is one possible answer. This is very close to the argument New York Times columnist Ross Douthat make…

You Can’t Buy Memes

theatlantic.com - People who care about meme culture tend to think of making and sharing memes as amoral but somehow pure: A meme can be a package for vulgar or stupid ideas, but it almost always moves through a netwo…

Book Review: A Starry-Eyed Vision of the Future

undark.org - Having prognosticated and pontificated their way through the past decade, Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler have come to dominate the robust market in predicting the future. Diamandis, a scientist…

Opinion | Bernie Sanders Can Beat Trump. Here’s the Math.

nytimes.com - To fully harness the energy from the demographic revolution, Mr. Sanders will need to strengthen his support among African-American voters who were more resistant to his candidacy when he faced Mrs. …

Debate Moderators Frame Questions to Define Acceptable Politics

fair.org - With Super Tuesday around the corner, the Democratic presidential debates are coming to a close. The debates are ostensibly an exercise in democracy, a chance for voters to evaluate candidates’ posit…

Attacks on Indian reporters highlight growing intolerance

apnews.com - NEW DELHI (AP) — Reporting in India has never been without its risks, but journalists say attacks on the press during last week’s deadly communal riots between Hindus and Muslims in New Delhi show th…

Everybody’s Chum

currentaffairs.org - In 1948, South Carolina segregationist Strom Thurmond ran for president on the breakaway Dixiecrat ticket. Thurmond was furious that President Truman had proposed anti-lynching legislation, the elimi…

Syrian journalist corrects the record on mainstream media’s absurd Idlib coverage

thegrayzone.com - Bashari criticizes international media’s coverage of the Syrian military’s efforts to retake Idlib province, the last territory in the country controlled by al-Qaeda affiliated extremist groups. He a…

Polanski’s ‘Oscar’ divides elite world of French cinema

theguardian.com - The elite world of French cinema, one of the pillars of the country’s exception culturelle, was bitterly divided after Roman Polanski was named best director at France’s equivalent of the Oscars. Sev…

Forever-Chemicals Tap Water 

counterpunch.org - Throughout the history of Western Civilization there are times, but only on rare occasions, when people en masse feel compelled to run into the streets, similar to the storming of the Bastille 1789, …

Stock markets are headed for a 40 percent plunge, says economist who predicted financial crisis

theweek.com - The end of a very rough week for U.S. markets brought a worrying prediction. While one expert warned fallout from the global coronavirus outbreak could be "worse than the financial crisis" of 2008, t…

Coronavirus time bomb: America’s uninsured and brutal work culture

rawstory.com - Like many Americans, bartender Danjale Williams is worried about the growing threat of the novel coronavirus. What makes the 22-year-old in Washington even more frightened: The thought of medical bil…

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Coronavirus may have spread undetected for weeks in Washington state, which reported first two deaths in U.S.

washingtonpost.com - The Life Care Center of Kirkland, Wash., the long-term care facility linked to two confirmed coronavirus cases. (David Ryder/Reuters) By Joel Achenbach, close Joel Achenbach Reporter covering science…

Coronavirus live updates: UK to hold emergency meeting while Australia reports first community transmission

theguardian.com - Concern is growing among campaigners that vital UN climate talks will be derailed by the coronavirus outbreak, while government officials are working to find ways round the problem, reports Fiona Har…

Live updates: Coronavirus defies travel curbs; markets stage cautious recovery on stimulus hopes

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« Reply #1241 on: March 03, 2020, 01:33:17 PM »
Dow closes down almost 800 points despite Fed rate cut
There are growing signs that the economic impact of the coronavirus will last much longer than initially expected, and global leaders are still searching for ways to address the health and economic challenges.

A visitor wearing protective face mask walks past a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, March 2, 2020. (Issei Kato)
A visitor wearing protective face mask walks past a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, March 2, 2020. (Issei Kato)

U.S. stocks plummeted Tuesday after the Federal Reserve’s emergency rate cut failed to bring calm, extending the mayhem that has defined the markets for days over growing concerns the coronavirus will blunt economic growth.

The Dow Jones industrial average sank nearly 3 percent, or close to 800 points, and the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury bond — a foundation of global finance — briefly fell below 1 percent, before recovering slightly, as investors fled equities for the safety of bonds. Investors are worried that the spreading outbreak will upend the global economy and end the decade-long expansion.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 and Nasdaq composite were off more than 3 percent by midafternoon. Ten of the 11 S&P stock market sectors were in negative territory, and so was nearly every one of the 30 Dow stocks.

Stocks twisted and turned most of the day, despite the central bank announcing it would slash the benchmark U.S. interest rate by half a percentage point.

“The Fed went a little early,” said Jamie Cox, managing partner of Harris Financial Group. “Everybody knew the Fed was going to lower interest rates, but they left markets with a lot more questions than answers. That’s why the early-morning bounce was quickly sold.”

The Fed, whose leaders were unanimous in their decision to bring the rate to just below 1.25 percent, had not taken such an emergency step since 2008. The announcement came after the Group of Seven failed to offer a specific course to combat the economic fallout from the outbreak, which has upended global supply chains since the first cases emerged in Wuhan, China, in December.

Speaking at an 11 a.m. news conference, Fed Chair Jerome H. Powell said the central bank took action to help counter the economic risks that have emerged in recent weeks. He said the Fed is in active discussions with other central banks and that any future changes to monetary policy would come based on the best information available at that time.

“We do recognize the rate cut will not reduce the rate of infection. It won’t fix the broken supply chain. We get that … but we do believe our action will provide a meaningful boost to the economy,” Powell said.

But his comments did little to settle markets.

“In times of crisis, the Federal Reserve should just let the policy decision stand on its own,” Cox said. “It’s too easy for those comments to be misconstrued.”

The Fed has been under increasing pressure to take action to quell the anxiety that has roiled global markets for days and filtered down to consumers, who are clearing store shelves of water, disinfectant and shelf-stable food in anticipation of quarantines and shortages. But interest rates were already at low levels, and economists worry that any further reductions will give the central bank less leeway in the event of a downturn.

“The Fed’s rate cut is a psychological palliative but I have severe doubts it will make a difference to economic growth going forward,” said Daniel P. Wiener, chairman of Adviser Investments. “The rate cut is not going to drive consumers out of their homes and into the malls if they fear contagion.”

Vanguard Group, the mutual fund giant with more than $6 trillion under management, called the Fed cut “premature, given the lack of data suggesting a significant drag on the economy.”

“Today’s announcement could send the wrong signal to market participants, including individual investors who are concerned with recent market volatility,” according to a statement from Roger Aliaga-Diaz, Vanguard’s chief economist for the Americas.

The 10-year Treasury yield’s new record low beneath 1 percent rattled markets.

“Two things are driving the 10-year bond yield lower,” said Luke Tilley, chief economist at Wilmington Trust. “First is the Federal Reserve decision to reduce interest rates. Also is the growing concerns about future economic growth and inflation, which are sharply lower the past week because of the coronavirus.”

Dropping bond yields, which decrease as bond prices increase, “means the U.S. Treasury is the safe haven of choice for investors concerned about economic growth and equities,” Tilley said.

Early Tuesday, before the rate cut, President Trump blasted Powell for not doing enough to boost the economy. Even after the announcement, Trump called for further measures.

“The Federal Reserve is cutting but must further ease and, most importantly, come into line with other countries/competitors,” Trump tweeted. “We are not playing on a level field. Not fair to USA. It is finally time for the Federal Reserve to LEAD. More easing and cutting!”

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The Federal Reserve is cutting but must further ease and, most importantly, come into line with other countries/competitors. We are not playing on a level field. Not fair to USA. It is finally time for the Federal Reserve to LEAD. More easing and cutting!

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The whirlwind day came just after Wall Street staged an explosive rally, shaking off its worst week since the 2008 financial crisis. The Dow surged nearly 1,300 points, closing up 5.1 percent, its largest percentage gain since March 2009. And the three major indexes all exited correction territory, which marks a 10 percent reversal from recent highs.

European markets climbed, with Britain’s FTSE 100, Germany’s DAX and France’s CAC posting gains of roughly 1 percent. In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei fell 1.2 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng finished essentially flat.

Arturo Bris, professor of finance and lead of the IMD World Competitiveness Center at the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, said that markets and companies could emerge from the current crisis better prepared for the next one, to "prevent the overreaction and panic we’re in now — and help keep markets and economies stable even during the unthinkable.”

Though the outbreak is serious, it "is not the end of the world,” he said. "In addition to making preparations for a pandemic, they also need to be planning for what comes after a pandemic, when things return to normal.”

The coronavirus has caused a rupture in global supply chains, particularly for goods manufactured and produced in China, where economic activity has largely stalled. And the longer fears swirl around its spread, shaky consumer confidence could push Americans to rein in their spending. The world economy is now expected to have its worst year of growth since 2009, according to numerous forecasts. And Goldman Sachs is predicting no growth in the second quarter, which would be the worst quarter the country has experienced in six years.

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“Stocks are likely to continue reacting to ebbs and flows in the news cycle, and it is too early to tell if Monday’s 1,300 point rally in the Dow means a bottom is in place for stocks,” said David Bahnsen, chief investment officer of The Bahnsen Group, based in Newport Beach, Calif., with over $2.25 billion in assets under management. “Economic damage has certainly been done, but how severe and for how long, remains to be seen.”

U.S. stocks surge, global markets stabilize on hopes that central banks will address coronavirus fallout

In the United States, the number of confirmed cases surged past 100 in 15 states, with six people dead. There are at least 18 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Washington state, with evidence suggesting the virus may have spread undetected there for weeks.

Roughly 70 countries have reported incidences of the virus, and new countries are added to the list each day. In South Korea, the number of confirmed cases exceeded 5,000, the highest outside China. Government officials were placed on 24-hour alert, and health tests expanded in virus-hit areas. China, the epicenter of the outbreak and still the worst-hit country, announced its lowest number of new cases since late January.

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Re: Dow closes down almost 800 points despite Fed rate cut
« Reply #1242 on: March 03, 2020, 02:04:32 PM »
Dow closes down almost 800 points despite Fed rate cut
There are growing signs that the economic impact of the coronavirus will last much longer than initially expected, and global leaders are still searching for ways to address the health and economic challenges.

Dow plunged despite Fed’s emergency rate cut to stem coronavirus panic

A visitor wearing protective face mask walks past a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, March 2, 2020. (Issei Kato)
A visitor wearing protective face mask walks past a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, March 2, 2020. (Issei Kato)

U.S. stocks plummeted Tuesday after the Federal Reserve’s emergency rate cut failed to bring calm, extending the mayhem that has defined the markets for days over growing concerns the coronavirus will blunt economic growth.

The Dow Jones industrial average sank nearly 3 percent, or close to 800 points, and the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury bond — a foundation of global finance — briefly fell below 1 percent, before recovering slightly, as investors fled equities for the safety of bonds. Investors are worried that the spreading outbreak will upend the global economy and end the decade-long expansion.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 and Nasdaq composite were off more than 3 percent by midafternoon. Ten of the 11 S&P stock market sectors were in negative territory, and so was nearly every one of the 30 Dow stocks.

Stocks twisted and turned most of the day, despite the central bank announcing it would slash the benchmark U.S. interest rate by half a percentage point.

“The Fed went a little early,” said Jamie Cox, managing partner of Harris Financial Group. “Everybody knew the Fed was going to lower interest rates, but they left markets with a lot more questions than answers. That’s why the early-morning bounce was quickly sold.”

The Fed, whose leaders were unanimous in their decision to bring the rate to just below 1.25 percent, had not taken such an emergency step since 2008. The announcement came after the Group of Seven failed to offer a specific course to combat the economic fallout from the outbreak, which has upended global supply chains since the first cases emerged in Wuhan, China, in December.

Speaking at an 11 a.m. news conference, Fed Chair Jerome H. Powell said the central bank took action to help counter the economic risks that have emerged in recent weeks. He said the Fed is in active discussions with other central banks and that any future changes to monetary policy would come based on the best information available at that time.

“We do recognize the rate cut will not reduce the rate of infection. It won’t fix the broken supply chain. We get that … but we do believe our action will provide a meaningful boost to the economy,” Powell said.

But his comments did little to settle markets.

“In times of crisis, the Federal Reserve should just let the policy decision stand on its own,” Cox said. “It’s too easy for those comments to be misconstrued.”

The Fed has been under increasing pressure to take action to quell the anxiety that has roiled global markets for days and filtered down to consumers, who are clearing store shelves of water, disinfectant and shelf-stable food in anticipation of quarantines and shortages. But interest rates were already at low levels, and economists worry that any further reductions will give the central bank less leeway in the event of a downturn.

“The Fed’s rate cut is a psychological palliative but I have severe doubts it will make a difference to economic growth going forward,” said Daniel P. Wiener, chairman of Adviser Investments. “The rate cut is not going to drive consumers out of their homes and into the malls if they fear contagion.”

Vanguard Group, the mutual fund giant with more than $6 trillion under management, called the Fed cut “premature, given the lack of data suggesting a significant drag on the economy.”

“Today’s announcement could send the wrong signal to market participants, including individual investors who are concerned with recent market volatility,” according to a statement from Roger Aliaga-Diaz, Vanguard’s chief economist for the Americas.

The 10-year Treasury yield’s new record low beneath 1 percent rattled markets.

“Two things are driving the 10-year bond yield lower,” said Luke Tilley, chief economist at Wilmington Trust. “First is the Federal Reserve decision to reduce interest rates. Also is the growing concerns about future economic growth and inflation, which are sharply lower the past week because of the coronavirus.”

Dropping bond yields, which decrease as bond prices increase, “means the U.S. Treasury is the safe haven of choice for investors concerned about economic growth and equities,” Tilley said.

Early Tuesday, before the rate cut, President Trump blasted Powell for not doing enough to boost the economy. Even after the announcement, Trump called for further measures.

“The Federal Reserve is cutting but must further ease and, most importantly, come into line with other countries/competitors,” Trump tweeted. “We are not playing on a level field. Not fair to USA. It is finally time for the Federal Reserve to LEAD. More easing and cutting!”

Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump

The Federal Reserve is cutting but must further ease and, most importantly, come into line with other countries/competitors. We are not playing on a level field. Not fair to USA. It is finally time for the Federal Reserve to LEAD. More easing and cutting!

21.4K people are talking about this

The whirlwind day came just after Wall Street staged an explosive rally, shaking off its worst week since the 2008 financial crisis. The Dow surged nearly 1,300 points, closing up 5.1 percent, its largest percentage gain since March 2009. And the three major indexes all exited correction territory, which marks a 10 percent reversal from recent highs.

European markets climbed, with Britain’s FTSE 100, Germany’s DAX and France’s CAC posting gains of roughly 1 percent. In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei fell 1.2 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng finished essentially flat.

Arturo Bris, professor of finance and lead of the IMD World Competitiveness Center at the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, said that markets and companies could emerge from the current crisis better prepared for the next one, to "prevent the overreaction and panic we’re in now — and help keep markets and economies stable even during the unthinkable.”

Though the outbreak is serious, it "is not the end of the world,” he said. "In addition to making preparations for a pandemic, they also need to be planning for what comes after a pandemic, when things return to normal.”

The coronavirus has caused a rupture in global supply chains, particularly for goods manufactured and produced in China, where economic activity has largely stalled. And the longer fears swirl around its spread, shaky consumer confidence could push Americans to rein in their spending. The world economy is now expected to have its worst year of growth since 2009, according to numerous forecasts. And Goldman Sachs is predicting no growth in the second quarter, which would be the worst quarter the country has experienced in six years.

“Stocks are likely to continue reacting to ebbs and flows in the news cycle, and it is too early to tell if Monday’s 1,300 point rally in the Dow means a bottom is in place for stocks,” said David Bahnsen, chief investment officer of The Bahnsen Group, based in Newport Beach, Calif., with over $2.25 billion in assets under management. “Economic damage has certainly been done, but how severe and for how long, remains to be seen.”

In the United States, the number of confirmed cases surged past 100 in 15 states, with six people dead. There are at least 18 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Washington state, with evidence suggesting the virus may have spread undetected there for weeks.

Roughly 70 countries have reported incidences of the virus, and new countries are added to the list each day. In South Korea, the number of confirmed cases exceeded 5,000, the highest outside China. Government officials were placed on 24-hour alert, and health tests expanded in virus-hit areas. China, the epicenter of the outbreak and still the worst-hit country, announced its lowest number of new cases since late January.


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statnews.com - The coronavirus outbreak in the Seattle area is at a critical juncture and could see explosive growth in cases much like Wuhan, China, if public officials don’t take immediate, forceful measures, acc…

Coronavirus live updates: WHO warns protective gear 'rapidly depleting' amid recession fears

theguardian.com - Scotland’s health secretary Jeane Freeman has said that two more cases of coronavirus were confirmed overnight, taking the number of patients diagnosed in the country to three. She refused to give fu…

New York City doctor says he has to 'plead to test people' for coronavirus

cnbc.com - Hospitals across the U.S. are unprepared to identify and treat the new coronavirus, which has begun to spread across the country, New York City-based physician and author Dr. Matt McCarthy said Monda…

Report: Rich Americans Trying to Get the Coronavirus Vaccine Early Like It’s a Pair of Limited Edition Air Jordans

vanityfair.com - POLITICO spoke to 17 current and former officials and individuals close to the Trump administration. Interviews with officials in HHS, who declined to comment on record for fear of retaliation, indic…

Trump coronavirus effort undermined by mixed messages and falsehoods

washingtonpost.com - Vice President Pence, center, leads a press briefing Monday with members of the coronavirus task force at the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker, close Philip Rucker W…

Taliban attacks kill 20 army, police, hours after Trump call

news.yahoo.com - Taliban militants killed at least 20 Afghan soldiers and policemen in a string of overnight attacks, government officials told AFP Wednesday, hours after US President Donald Trump said he had a "very…

Analysis | As Netanyahu claims win, Israel loses U.S. Democrats

washingtonpost.com - By Ishaan Tharoor close Ishaan Tharoor Reporter covering foreign affairs, geopolitics and history Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow March 4, 2020 at 12:00 AM EST Want smart analysis of the most importa…

Trump silent as coronavirus inspires wave of anti-Asian racism

americanindependent.com - Asians and Asian Americans across the country are suffering as a result of racist fearmongering, but the White House has so far been silent. Donald Trump has been mostly silent as coronavirus fears h…

‘We Are Going to Be Back to Where We Were After Reconstruction—Unless We Stop It’

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fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Emory University’s Carol Anderson about voter suppression for the February 28, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: Heritage F…

Greece and Turkey Trade Blame for Syrian Boy’s Death

theintercept.com - Nearly five years after Europe’s conscience was stung by the image of a young Syrian refugee’s lifeless body washed up on a beach, another Syrian boy drowned on Monday when a dinghy filled with refug…

When the Abnormal Becomes Typical: Clinging to Memories of Normalcy Three Years into the Trump Administration

justsecurity.org - Three years ago tonight, I took one last look back at the White House, lit brilliantly against the night sky, as I walked out the front gates onto Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s the same look back I’d giv…

Once-Confident Bloomberg Campaign Retreats in Texas as Biden Surges

theintercept.com - Campaign spokesperson Lizzie Lewis sent an email to the Texas state team on Monday advising staff not to allow organizers or volunteers to conduct any media interviews, saying that they needed to foc…

Inside the Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Plan to Profit From Climate Change

nymag.com - “We think democracy is better,” said the jet-fuel salesperson. “But is it? In terms of outcomes?” In a conference room overlooking the gray Thames, a group of young corporate types tried to imagine h…

9 freaky phenomena revealing how warm this winter was

treehugger.com - In many part of the world, the 2019-2020 winter was the winter that wasn't. Here in New York City, I keep waiting for winter to happen ... and now it is, checks calendar, March! There were no spells …

How Pandemics Change History

newyorker.com - In his new book, “Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present,” Frank M. Snowden, a professor emeritus of history and the history of medicine at Yale, examines the ways in which diseas…

What You Can Do Right Now About the Coronavirus

theatlantic.com - A lot of advice is going around, both good and bad. I hope it’s helpful to compile some good information in one place. Much of what follows is not original—generally don’t trust health advice that no…

The Official Coronavirus Numbers Are Wrong, and Everyone Knows It

theatlantic.com - In total, fewer than 500 people have been tested across the country (although the CDC has stopped reporting that number in its summary of the outbreak). As a result, the current “official” case count…

Lonely Mona: Once again, virus fears close the Louvre

apnews.com - PARIS (AP) — Once again, the “Mona Lisa” is all alone. The Louvre, the world’s most visited museum and home to Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, did not open as scheduled Wednesday morning as its …

According to the WHO, Coronavirus Is WORSE Than the Spanish Flu ... Which Killed Tens of Millions of People | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - Yves here. I don’t like seeming like a scaremonger, but I see way too much evidence that people are not taking coronavirus risk seriously enough. For instance, I have been e-mailing the service that …

Trump's Mental Health - Now the Worst Case Scenario | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - The moment we feared has come. In a real emergency, the president’s inability to stay with reality and to resist the need to conform the world to what is in his head will result in a tangible loss of…

Trump crisis management by lies, bogus numbers, and superstition

intrepidreport.com - Impeached President Donald Trump has completely bolloxed up America’s carefully thought-out contingency plans that deal with pandemics. In addition to lying about the number of Americans infected wit…

Tim Cook and Apple Bet the Farm on China, But Then Coronavirus Hit | naked capitalism

nakedcapitalism.com - By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. The WSJ published a feature today on Apple’sits depende…

S. Korea hunts sick beds as West braces for long virus fight

apnews.com - BANGKOK (AP) — South Korea struggled to find enough beds for its sick, Italy grappled with a rising number of deaths and concern grew over an expanding outbreak in the United States on Wednesday as t…

The lie of health care ‘choice’

intrepidreport.com - Lyndon Johnson had a saying about special interests trying to get his support to pass some blatantly self-serving legislation: “They can’t make chicken salad out of chicken (bleep)!” Yet chicken (ble…


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Live updates: Coronavirus turmoil widens as U.S. death toll mounts; Xi cancels Japan trip

washingtonpost.com - By Adam Taylor and close Adam Taylor Foreign reporter who writes about a variety of subjects Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Teo Armus close Teo Armus Reporter on the Morning Mix team Email EmailBio …

Coronavirus: California declares state of emergency - latest updates

theguardian.com - While we reported earlier that North Korea’s leader has sent a letter to the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, offering his condolences for South Korean victims of the coronavirus, observers have …

Comforting: Americans With Coronavirus Symptoms Are Being Turned Away For Testing

vanityfair.com - Among the many terrifying traits of the Trump administration, one that sticks out is its seemingly bottomless supply of incompetence. It’s not enough, for example, for Donald Trump and Co. to be woef…

'We are in a crisis here': The Yale professor who said US coronavirus cases were set to 'explode' in the coming days warns that America is way behind on testing

news.yahoo.com - The number of documented coronavirus cases in the US was at more than 100 on Tuesday, but according to the Yale professor Howard Forman, a practicing radiologist and expert in healthcare management, …

How coronavirus spread in New York: From a man to his family. Then a neighbor. Then friends.

washingtonpost.com - Yeshiva University has canceled classes at its Wilf Campus in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan after a student tested positive for the coronavirus. (Sharon Pulwer for The Washi…

Roberts rebukes Schumer for saying justices will ‘pay the price’ for a vote against abortion rights

washingtonpost.com - By Robert Barnes and close Robert Barnes Reporter covering the U.S. Supreme Court Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Colby Itkowitz close Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health policy, Pennsylvania …

Italy closes schools as death toll hits 107

news.yahoo.com - Italy has borne the brunt in Europe of a disease that is now spreading across the world faster than it is in the central Chinese region where it was first detected (AFP Photo/Miguel MEDINA) Rome (AFP…

AP PHOTOS: Venice a shell of itself as tourists flee virus

apnews.com - VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Carnival period in Venice usually marks the start of peak season in one of the world’s most visited cities, with hordes of tourists piling onto vaporettos to cruise the Grand…

Russian strikes kill 15 civilians in Syria amid Erdogan-Putin talks

globalvillagespace.com - Russian airstrikes Thursday killed at least 15 civilians including a child in the last major opposition bastion of Idlib in northwestern Syria, a Britain-based war monitor said. The strikes after mid…

Turkey vows justice for migrant killed at border with Greece

apnews.com - ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has vowed to seek justice for a migrant it says was killed on the border with Greece after Greek authorities fired tear gas and stun grenades to push back dozens of peopl…

Could China's Overlapping Crises Spiral Out of Control?

charleshughsmith.blogspot.com - 1. Collapse is typically triggered by an external crisis that overwhelms the empire's ability to handle it. Absent the external shock, the empire could have continued on for decades or even centuries.

For WaPo, Flourishing Elites Are a Matter of Perception

fair.org - Online, the Washington Post story (3/2/20) alternates a photo of Donald Trump… The piece, by Sean Sullivan and Robert Costa, is determined to tell people the problem is just one of perceptions: Each …

What Liberal Feminism Leaves Out ❧ Current Affairs

currentaffairs.org - It’s a perfectly nice photo. Elizabeth Warren is climbing a flight of stairs with a young woman at her side. They look delighted and energetic. To the right and slightly in the background, Bernie San…

Greek Security Services May Be Using Potentially Lethal Tear Gas Munitions - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - Images and videos from social media suggest that Greek security services may be using a similar kind of tear gas round that has resulted in the serious injury or death of scores of protesters in Iraq.

Covid-19 Threatens Global Trade, Hits Shipping Industry Hard

hellenicshippingnews.com - Since the outbreak of Coronavirus (nCovid-19) in China, trade especially shipping which has been the most affected sector around the world as the international shipping industry is responsible for th…

Tropical forests losing their ability to absorb carbon, study finds

theguardian.com - Tropical forests are taking up less carbon dioxide from the air, reducing their ability to act as “carbon sinks” and bringing closer the prospect of accelerating climate breakdown. The Amazon could t…

The invisible city: how a homeless man built a life underground

theguardian.com - Most nights, before bed, before it all went wrong, Dominic Van Allen whiled away the last of the evening hours in a pub called The Garden Gate. It was easy to fit in and feel smart there, chatting an…

The conspiracy theories about the origins of the coronavirus, debunked

vox.com - The signs that the small, scattered coronavirus outbreak in the United States could spiral into a larger-scale problem are growing. A new analysis, first reported by STAT, found there are likely now …

[Easy Chair] Losing My Religion, by Kevin Baker | Harper's Magazine

harpers.org - In the Seventies, when I came of age politically, being a lefty was all about believing that “the people” would always save us, if they just knew the truth. We were still immersed in the Century of t…

Netflix cancels SXSW screenings, events amid virus concerns

apnews.com - LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix is canceling its South by Southwest screenings and events amid concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus. A company spokesperson confirmed to the Associated Press …

Panic buying follows coronavirus across the globe

news.yahoo.com - Shelves are being stripped bare of toilet rolls, hand sanitiser and surgical masks everywhere from Japan to France to the United States as panic buying criss-crosses the globe with the coronavirus, d…

American führer: Delusionary, dictatorial Donald Trump is drunk on power

intrepidreport.com - Delusionary, dictatorial Donald Trump is drunk on power. Trump’s monarchical and lawless actions are a clear and present subversion of our republic and its Constitution. As soon as the impeachment tr…

Yes, it is worse than the flu: busting the coronavirus myths

theguardian.com - Many individuals who get coronavirus will experience nothing worse than seasonal flu symptoms, but the overall profile of the disease, including its mortality rate, looks more serious. At the start o…

Opinion: As gerontocracy looms, American democracy may be running out of time - The Globe and Mail

theglobeandmail.com - Sarah Kendzior is the co-host of the podcast Gaslit Nation and the author of the coming book Hiding in Plain Sight. Since the election of Donald Trump, Americans have watched their country transform …

Super Tuesday Plagued by Long Lines, Closed Polling Stations and Systemic Failure

mintpressnews.com - Chaos and gridlock again reigned across much of America as fourteen states chose their candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination yesterday on Super Tuesday. Many voters were forced to wai…

Health-Insurance Stocks Are the Real Super Tuesday Winners

barrons.com - Joe Biden, the former vice president, outperformed expectations in key primary states on Super Tuesday, setting up a rally in the stocks of the health-insurance companies threatened by Sen. Bernie Sa…


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