Sunday’s news links – March 22, 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus

Banks Pressure Health Care Firms to Raise Prices Amid Coronavirus Crisis Intercept

Connecticut town cancels drive-through coronavirus testing after ‘ white liberal’ residents complain Daily Mail

Coal Industry Group Asks Federal Lawmakers to Cut Funding for Black Lung Program, Citing COVID-19 DeSmog

The Kushner Family Could Be Getting Very Rich Thanks to the Coronavirus MPN

Trump Disagrees With Top Immunologist Over Untested Drug Treatment for Covid-19 Intercept

Can’t Get Tested? Maybe You’re in the Wrong Country NYTimes

U.S. Now Has Third-Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases After China and Italy Newsweek

I’m A Doctor. The U.S. Response To Coronavirus Has Been Nothing Short Of Criminal. Resumen

Front Line Food Workers Need Protections NOW

‘Terrified’ Package Delivery Employees Are Going to Work Sick NYTimes

Gibson Guitar Forces Its Factory Workers in Nashville to Work During COVID-19 Payday Report

L.A. County gives up on containing coronavirus, tells doctors to skip testing of some patients LA Times

Cuban doctors hold an image of late Cuban President Fidel Castro during a farewell ceremony before departing to Italy to assist, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Havana, Cuba, March 21, 2020.

Cuban doctors head to Italy battle coronavirus Reuters

DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic Politico

DOJ Wants to Suspend Certain Constitutional Rights During Coronavirus Emergency Rolling Stone

The Department of Justice has secretly asked Congress for the ability to detain arrested people “indefinitely” in addition to other powers that one expert called “terrifying”

Athletes Take a Knee Against Israel’s Occupation Edge of Sports

Wall Street crash

Federal Reserve to lend additional $1 trillion a day to large banks PBS

Capitalist recession

‘I Have Bills I Have to Pay.’ Low-Wage Workers Face Brunt of Coronavirus Crisis WSJ

Coronavirus and Poverty: A Mother Skips Meals So Her Children Can Eat NYTimes

A debt jubilee is the only way to avoid a depression Michael Hudson, Washington Post

Tlaib proposes minting two $1 trillion platinum coins to finance monthly coronavirus debit cards Washington Examiner

In Light of the Global Pandemic, Focus Attention on the People. Tricontinental

Read the 16-point socialist program from International Assembly of the Peoples and Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.


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