Tuesday’s news links – March 17, 2020

US ramps up sanctions devastating Venezuela’s health sector as coronavirus spreads Grayzone

Promising to “smash” Venezuela’s government during a “maximum pressure March,” Trump has imposed crushing sanctions that force Venezuela to spend three times as much as non-sanctioned countries on coronavirus testing kits.

Why sanctions against Iran and Venezuela during a pandemic are cruel Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada

An epicenter will be prisons and jails.

Covid-19 coronavirus

An Epicenter of the Pandemic Will Be Jails and Prisons, if Inaction Continues NYTimes

Cuba leads global efforts against COVID-19 in spite of blockade Peoples Dispatch

Spain has nationalized all of its private hospitals as the country goes into coronavirus lockdown Business Insider

The Companies Putting Profits Ahead of Public Health NYTimes

US CDC Director Robert Redfield Admitted that Coronavirus Deaths Have Been Miscategorized as Flu

Wall Street crash

Largest Oil Glut In History Could Force Crude Prices Even Lower OilPrice

S&P 500 Plunged Most Since 1987, Gave Up in 18 Days the 42% Gains of Past 3 Years. Boeing Shares Collapsed

The Fed Tried to Give Away $1 Trillion to Wall Street Today and Failed, Suggesting Specific Banks Are In Trouble

What is the world coming to when the New York Fed can’t mix up $1 trillion of almost-free money in its punch bowl and get the mega Wall Street banks to drink freely?

Steve Mnuchin brags to Fox News about spending by panicked consumers: “Businesses are booming” Salon

U.S. war drive

US Awards Nearly $320 Million for 32 F-35 Fighter Engines Sputnik

US House Rams Through Nicaragua Regime-Change Bill with Zero Opposition Grayzone

Angela Davis calls to unite anti-racist struggles for Israeli Apartheid Week 2020 BDS Movement

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