Friday’s news links – Feb. 28, 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus

Virus Spreads Over The Planet As Governments React Too Slowly Moon of Alabama

How Can the US Confront Coronavirus With 28 Million People Uninsured? Truthout

US Health Workers Responding To Coronavirus Lacked Training and Protective Gear, Whistle-Blower Says NYTimes

How the Climate Crisis Is Making the Spread of Infectious Diseases Like Coronavirus More Common Democracy Now

Oil Prices In Freefall As Pandemic Fears Grow OilPrice

Coronavirus fears trigger biggest one-day fall on US stock market Guardian

Why the Silent Spread of Coronavirus Might Actually Be a Good Sign Slate

Coronavirus and its global sweep stokes fear over facts. Experts say it’s unlikely to produce ‘apocalyptic scenario’ USA Today

Coronavirus – we need to learn from Darwin Daphna Whitmore

Coronavirus Stock market panic

We Just Witnessed The Fastest Stock Market Plunge on Record

Closing sell-off sends US stocks into correction territory FT

“We’re in panic mode,” said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist of the Leuthold Group. “This isn’t just a temporary pullback where people are wondering whether to buy the dip, this is people not wanting to touch this.”

Coronavirus: nature fights back Michael Roberts (from Jan. 31)

It could be a trigger for a new economic slump because the world capitalist economy has slowed to near ‘stall speed’. The US is growing at just 2% a year, Europe and Japan at just 1%; and the major so-called emerging economies of Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Argentina, South Africa,and Russia are basically static. The huge economies of India and China have also slowed significantly in the last year and if China takes an economic hit from the disruption caused by 2019-nCoV, that could be a tipping point.

Gundlach blames Bernie Sanders for sell-off, cites ‘dark side of momentum investing’ CNBC

Recovered History: America lured, drowned thousands of Cubans Yasha Levine

Indigenous Peoples

Tribal Nation Condemns ‘Desecration’ to Build Border Wall NYTimes

Tohono O’odham Chairman testifies on dynamiting of O’odham burial place for the border wall Censored News

Rise in anti-Indigenous racism and violence seen in wake of Wet’suwet’en protests CBC

Tyendinaga Mohawks re-establish camp with big tent after police raid

Orlando police officer Dennis Turner leads a 6-year-old girl away in handcuffs after her arrest.

Police terror

Gun-Toting Cops Endanger Students and Turn Schools into Prisons Counterpunch

Video of 6-year-old girl’s arrest shows the perils of putting police in primary schools The Conversation

Oklahoma City Public Schools Apologize for Watermelon Photo Frame Displayed During Black History Month Event Newsweek


The Anti-Union Dimension of Cutting Food Stamps Washington Babylon

Union to start 10-day countdown to St. Paul teacher strike Pioneer Press

Chipotle violates NYC paid sick leave law by illegally firing worker: officials NY Daily News

Chipotle must rehire unjustly fired worker and pay restitution, mayor says amNY

At least 11 more workers plan to file paid sick leave complaints, according to SEIU 32BJ.

Starbucks Union Organizer Fired For ‘Drinking Water’ On The Job Labor411

Debtors of the World, Unite! Boston Review

Bolivia coup

New Study Finds No Evidence of OAS Fraud Claims, “Very Likely” Evo Morales Won Bolivia’s October Elections in the First Round Common Dreams

Did Evo Morales win? Washington Post

Bolivia dismissed its October elections as fraudulent. Our research found no reason to suspect fraud.

US Athletes Kneel Down during Israel’s National Anthem, Draw Accusations of ‘Anti-Semitism’  Palestine Chronicle

Pentagon’s Own Map of U.S. Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of “Light” Footprint The Intercept

Global billionaire population hits a record 2,816 Daily Mail

Secret US Chemical Warfare Contracts at the UK Porton Down Lab – Dead Monkeys Tell Their Tales, But Live Skripals Can’t

Nina Simone: Portrait of a Revolutionary Artist LeftVoice

Bernie Sanders’ L.A. rally will ‘fight the power’ with hip-hop icons Public Enemy LATimes

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