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04.03.2020

U.S. Public Health Departments Scramble Against Coronavirus, Decimated by Funding Cuts

U.S. Public Health Departments Scramble Against Coronavirus, Decimated by Funding Cuts

By Countercurrents Collective The U.S. state and local public health offices are scrambling to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. They are doing so against a backdrop of years-long budget cuts, leaving them without the trained employees or updated equipment to adequately address the virus’ growing threat, former public health officials say. A… »

03.03.2020

The New Deal, Bernie Sanders and Apple Pie

The New Deal, Bernie Sanders and Apple Pie

By Mark Lesseraux Did you know that FDR entered the presidency in 1932 during the Great Depression as a centrist Democrat with a mantra of, “Sorry, there just isn’t enough money to fix any of this.”? Then, a few months later in 1933, BOOM! There was suddenly tons of money available… »

02.03.2020

Joe Biden Claims Decisive South Carolina Victory, Buttigieg & Steyer Drop Out Ahead of Super Tuesday

Joe Biden Claims Decisive South Carolina Victory, Buttigieg & Steyer Drop Out Ahead of Super Tuesday

Former Vice President Joe Biden won a decisive victory Saturday in the South Carolina Democratic primary, marking his first-ever win in a presidential primary or caucus. He took over 48% of the vote — more than double Senator Bernie Sanders, who received just under 20%, placing second. Billionaire Tom Steyer… »

02.03.2020

‘Against Colonial Violence and Land Theft,’ Indigenous Activists and Allies Target Mining Industry Convention in Toronto

‘Against Colonial Violence and Land Theft,’ Indigenous Activists and Allies Target Mining Industry Convention in Toronto

Demonstration held “in solidarity with every community that has found itself staring down the barrel of a gun for daring to oppose Canada’s ongoing colonial project through resource extraction.” By Jon Queally, staff writer – Common Dreams Hundreds of people led by Indigenous land defenders and a coalition of environmental… »

02.03.2020

Americas: States cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in 2019

Americas: States cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in 2019

As millions took to the streets to protest rampant violence, inequality, corruption and impunity, or were forced to flee their countries in search of safety, states across the Americas clamped down on the rights to protest and seek asylum last year with flagrant disregard for their obligations under domestic and… »

29.02.2020

Paging Doctor Trump: First, Do No Harm

Paging Doctor Trump: First, Do No Harm

President Donald Trump and Larry Kudlow, the Director of Trump’s National Economic Council, aren’t doctors, but they play them on TV. As the coronavirus epidemic spirals into a pandemic, causing a plunge in the U.S. stock market, Trump and Kudlow, a former CNBC TV host, are cynically spreading disinformation about… »

29.02.2020

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs meet with government representative

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs meet with government representative

The Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have invited Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan (B.C. Premier) to Wet’suwet’en Territory to meet. However, both have declined at this time. Therefore, the Hereditary Chiefs have agreed, as a first step, to meet with Ministers Bennett and Fraser from federal and provincial governments… »

29.02.2020

Warren Accuses Trump of ‘Bungling Every Aspect of This Crisis’ as WHO Elevates Coronavirus Threat to Highest Level

Warren Accuses Trump of ‘Bungling Every Aspect of This Crisis’ as WHO Elevates Coronavirus Threat to Highest Level

“This is a reality check for every government on the planet: Wake up. Get ready,” said a top World Health Organization official. “This virus may be on its way and you need to be ready.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer –  Common Dreams The World Health Organization on Friday raised the… »

29.02.2020

Yet Another Mass Shooter Was a Military Veteran

Yet Another Mass Shooter Was a Military Veteran

Thursday yet another mass shooting was committed by a military veteran, this one in Milwaukee. Virtually all military veterans are not mass shooters. Many peace activists are veterans. Many everything under the sun are veterans. But mass shooters are very disproportionately military veterans. Some mass shooters who… »

28.02.2020

Rediscovering the Maya Tzeltal culture. 3- The corn people

Rediscovering the Maya Tzeltal culture. 3- The corn people

“The birds sing to ask the sky for rain. They sing for corn to grow, the life food of creation. Our elders knew the needs of the animals well; they allowed them to eat a part of the harvest, because the fruits of Mother Earth had to be shared. The… »

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