Saturday’s news links – March 28, 2020

Former Venezuelan soldier reveals plan to assassinate Nicolás Maduro People’s Dispatch

Trump admin’s $15 million bounty on Maduro triggers explosive confession of violent Guaidó plot Grayzone

As world hunkers down, Trump moves full-speed against US foes AFP

The coronavirus pandemic is shaking up the world, but not US foreign policy. As billions hunker down to halt the spread of the virus, President Donald Trump has only ramped up sanctions and other pressure against frequent targets such as Iran and Venezuela.

Covid-19 coronavirus

Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn’t Have Health Insurance Gizmodo

U.S. government urges nations to reject medical aid from Cuba

Gamblers First Nation Chief David LeDoux says the Canadian government should let Cuban doctors in on humanitarian grounds.

Manitoba chiefs organization wants Cuban doctor aid on COVID-19 CBC

Cuomo panel recommends $400M in hospital cuts as coronavirus pandemic rages NY Post

Coronavirus fears spark prison unrest worldwide New York Magazine

Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge Bloomberg

More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection NYTimes

The East Asian practice of universal mask usage—even if the mask isn’t hospital-grade—has proven effective. Not using masks is one of the many reasons why NYC is on a pandemic lockdown. “If everyone in the community wears a mask, it could decrease transmission,” Dr. Fishman said. “But unfortunately I think that we don’t have enough masks to make that effective policy in the U.S.” The “magic” of the marketplace.

Coronavirus: Trump delays call with China’s President Xi for 90 minutes to phone Fox News instead Independent

‘Holy Crap This Is Insane’: Citing Coronavirus Pandemic, EPA Indefinitely Suspends Environmental Rules Common Dreams

Class war

Instacart’s Gig Workers Are Planning a Massive, Nationwide Strike Vice

Custodian with coronavirus symptoms accuses Harvard of neglect NBC News

Coronavirus Shock Is Destroying Americans’ Retirement Dreams Bloomberg It’s not the virus doing this, of course

‘White-Collar Quarantine’ Over Virus Spotlights Class Divide NYTimes

Millions of Americans are about to lose their health insurance in a pandemic Guardian

House panel warns coronavirus could destroy Postal Service by June Politico

Bosses are panic-buying spy software to keep tabs on remote workers LATimes

‘My Friends Can’t Get Their Nails Done,’ Fox News Host Laments While Acknowledging ‘People Are Dying’ From COVID-19 Rolling Stone

Capitalist crisis

Boeing to Emerge as Big Stimulus Winner WSJ

Pioneer Natural Resources CEO warns independent oil companies could go bankrupt if production continues CNBC

Oil Drops Fifth Straight Week on Heightened Supply-Demand Shock Bloomberg

Markets v. Lives Boston Review

Claims that the cure is worse than the disease rely on a false tradeoff between human needs and the economy.

Indigenous Peoples

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Prevails as Federal Judge Strikes Down DAPL Permits Earthjustice

N.S. judge agrees with Mi’kmaq band, requires further talks on Alton Gas project CTV News

How Corporate Media ‘Factchecked’ Biden’s Calls for Social Security Cuts Into Oblivion FAIR

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