Thursday’s news links – March 12, 2020

Protesters burn flag at North Carolina governor’s mansion after police shooting

Chelsea Manning attempted suicide while in jail for refusing to testify against WikiLeaks

Statement From Chelsea Manning’s Legal Team: Ms. Manning is Recovering in Hospital, Scheduled to Appear in Court Friday

COVID-19 coronavirus

Citing coronavirus, labor coalition demands 15 days paid sick leave, triple the city mandate Chicago Sun-Times

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, New York Nurses Union Warns of ‘Extreme Understaffing’

Why are Korea’s Covid-19 death rates so low? Asia Times

‘Stealth Attack on Social Security’: Trump Condemned for Exploiting Coronavirus Crisis to Push Payroll Tax Cut Common Dreams

Coronavirus: New York Won’t Close Schools Because Homeless Kids Have Nowhere Else to Go Mint Press

Matt Gaetz Wore a Gas Mask to Mock Coronavirus Concerns. Now He’s in Quarantine. Mother Jones

The director of the CDC publicly contradicted Trump’s claim that the US-Mexico border wall would help stop the coronavirus Business Insider

Medical Industrial Complex And Coronavirus Countercurrents

Bernie Sanders is finished and healthcare stocks are screaming buys MarketWatch

‘Unconscionable’: Senate Republicans Block Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill as Experts Declare Coronavirus Outbreak a Pandemic Common Dreams

Super-rich jet off to disaster bunkers amid coronavirus outbreak Guardian

Exclusive: White House told federal health agency to classify coronavirus deliberations – sources Reuters (what have they got to hide?)

Exclusive: U.S. coronavirus testing threatened by shortage of critical lab materials Politico

The slow pace of coronavirus testing has created a major gap in the U.S. public health response.

McDonald’s Workers Demand Protections Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

Trump’s Business Interests Are Shaping His Response to the Coronavirus Truthout

Insurance Industry Corrects Trump: Actually, We’re Only Waiving Copays for Coronavirus Testing, Not Treatment Common Dreams

“Heaven forbid they miss a chance to bankrupt sick people.”

[Enabling testing (so you know you’re sick) while denying treatment (so you don’t necessarily get cured) is criminal.]

Experts Say Trump Is Exploiting Coronavirus Crisis to Attack Social Security Truthout

Capitalist agriculture and Covid-19: A deadly combination Climate & Capitalism

As Coronavirus Testing Increases, Some Labs Fear a Shortage of Other Supplies NYTimes

A Virus Cure Depends on Rare Lab Mice, But There Aren’t Enough Bloomberg

Elon Musk Is Acting Like a Neo-Conquistador for South America’s Lithium Counterpunch

U.S. war drive

30, 000 U.S. soldiers arrive in Europe without masks Manilo Dinucci

The Peace Corps Breaks Ties with China New Yorker

US Marines Arrive on Yemen’s Island of Socotra to Back UAE

Nukes: The Unmentionable Election Issue Counterpunch

Boeing Crashes: $43 Billion in Share Buybacks Turn into Existential Threat Wolf Street

It’s propaganda, all right — against Bernie Sanders Washington Post

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