Thursday’s news links – March 26, 2020

‘Looting of America by Big Corporations’: Progressives Appalled as Senate Unanimously Passes Largest Bailout Bill in US History Common Dreams

“COVID-19 emergency spending bill: $250 billion for direct payments to Americans, $250 billion for expanded unemployment benefits, $4 trillion to bail out corporations,” tweeted Judd Legum, author of the Popular Information newsletter. “Seems like the balance is off a bit.”

Stop the $6 Trillion Coronavirus Corporate Coup! Matt Stoller

Covid-19 coronavirus

ICE Detainee Says Migrants Are Going on a Hunger Strike for Soap ProPublica

Haunted by Disease-Ridden WWII Death Camps, Jewish Activists Push to Free ICE Detainees as COVID-19 Strikes First Facilities Sparrow Project

Anne Frank didn’t die in a gas chamber; she got sick in a crowded and unsanitary ICE-like concentration camp

Tampa UPS Teamsters demand gloves, hand sanitizer to prevent COVID-19 spread FightBack! News

NYC morgues near capacity, DHS briefing warns Politico

HHS clarifies US has about 1% of face masks needed for ‘full-blown’ coronavirus pandemic CNBC

How to make a Face Mask Deaconess

China Sends One Million Surgical Masks to Greece GreekReporter.com

Karl Marx in Wuhan: how Chinese socialism is defeating COVID-19

Class war

Poultry workers walk out over working conditions amid COVID-19 outbreak in the US Peoples Dispatch

Putting Profits Before Workers’ Safety: Inside Amazon During the COVID-19 Crisis Counterpunch

Black Garbage Workers Go on Wildcat Strike in Pittsburgh as General Strike Wave Spreads PayDay Report

About 4 in 10 Latinos in NYC have lost their jobs because of coronavirus

In California, protective equipment shortage pushes nurses to consider drastic action NBC News

NYPD Raids Sleeping Truckers In Brooklyn, Tows Trucks Needed To Haul Supplies

Virus Rules Let Construction Workers Keep Building Luxury Towers NYTimes

Jeff Bezos, World’s richest man, wants your donations to help Amazon employees

Comrade Britney Spears, We Salute You Jacobin

Britney Spears called for a general strike and wealth redistribution in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Capitalist crisis

Jobless claims soar to record 3.3 million

The Cost of This Pandemic Must Not Bankrupt the People Peoples Dispatch

U.S. public pension funds face nearly $1 trillion in losses -Moody’s Reuters

Senate aid package quietly carves out billions intended for Boeing, officials say Washington Post

China defeats Coronavirus in 60 days. Builds global Sanitary Silk Road. Washington and Brussels in Chaos. What will happen in Latin America? Dr. Heinz Dieterich

Pompeo’s Focus On Blaming China For Coronavirus Derails Joint G-7 Statement

‘Huge Victory’ for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as Federal Court Rules DAPL Permits Violated Law Common Dreams

Federal Judge Tosses Dakota Access Pipeline Permits, Orders Full Environmental Review DeSmog

Walmart was almost charged criminally over opioids. Trump appointees killed the indictment.

Maurice Berger, Historian Who Fearlessly Called Out Art-World Racism, Is Dead at 63 Art News

Maurice Berger, an art historian and curator whose areas of focus included whiteness in the art world and the political implications of photography, has died at 63. On Twitter, New York magazine art critic Jerry Saltz wrote that Berger died of coronavirus-related causes, which was confirmed in an obituary by New York’s Jewish Museum, for whom he had organized an exhibition about art and television in 2015.


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