Wednesday’s news links – April 1, 2020

OPEN LETTER: Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Must be Halted Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Trump administration revokes tribe’s reservation status in ‘power grab’ Guardian

He served nearly 44 years in solitary confinement. He was innocent of the crime. Washington Post

Class war

New York Attorney General Threatens Amazon With Legal Action After Firing Of Worker Who Led Strike Over Coronavirus Precautions Newsweek

Rikers Island Prisoners Being Offered PPE And $6 An Hour To Dig Mass Graves Intercept

Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index: Rich sheltered, poor shafted amid virus

A Major Medical Staffing Company Just Slashed Benefits for Doctors and Nurses Fighting Coronavirus ProPublica 

GOP senator: Open coronavirus-stricken economy, ‘death is an unavoidable part of life’ Business Insider

Iran Sanctions Are Biological Warfare Against Civilians Common Dreams

Indigenous Peoples

The Pipeline and the Pandemic: ‘The Biggest Risk We’ve Got Right Now’ The Tyee

Covid-19 coronavirus

Corporate executives play an outsize role at Trump’s coronavirus briefings Washington Post

Frightened Doctors Face Off With Hospitals Over Rules on Protective Gear NYTimes

Hospitals Tell Doctors They’ll Be Fired If They Speak Out About Lack of Gear Bloomberg

Surgery tells sickest patients ‘they will not get COVID ventilator treatment’ Mirror

What happens when a city’s hospital closes ‘without warning’ during a pandemic Guardian

Cuomo Helped Get New York Into This Mess The Nation

The same Cuomo who holds press briefings at a major New York City convention center, now the home of a temporary 1,000-bed hospital, presided over a decade of hospital closures and consolidations, prioritizing cost savings over keeping popular health care institutions open.

Top hospital executive in Buffalo is fired for suggesting Trump supporters should infect each other with coronavirus and ‘pledge to give up their ventilators’ Daily Mail

Exclusive: Captain of aircraft carrier with growing coronavirus outbreak pleads for help from Navy SF Chronicle

The pandemic is about to devastate the developing world Washington Post

U of M’s Osterholm says obesity could be deadly factor in U.S. COVID-19 outbreak Bring Me The News

Mass disinfections to combat coronavirus pose another health hazard Reuters

‘Seize It’: Progressives Urge Philadelphia City Govt. to Take Hahnemann Hospital After Owner Demands $1 Million a Month in Rent Common Dreams

‘A Shameful New Low’: Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Alberta Govt. Ponies Up $1 Billion for Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Common Dreams

Trump administration has built dozens of miles of border wall since coronavirus outbreak began Newsweek

Florida’s Tens Of Thousands Of Guest Farmworkers Are Facing A Coronavirus “Time Bomb,” Advocates Say Buzzfeed

Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing Intercept

Capitalist crisis

Fed Economists Warn US Unemployment Rate Could Soon Reach 32%—During Great Depression It Peaked at 25% Common Dreams

Bailing Out the Bailout Rolling Stone

Automakers Are About to Give an Inkling of the Sales Collapse Ahead Bloomberg

The First Victims Of The Oil Price War OilPrice

Jobs Aren’t Being Destroyed This Fast Elsewhere. Why Is That? NYTimes

40% of N.Y. Tenants May Not Pay Rent This Month. What Happens Then? NYTimes

She Begged For Mercy. The Utility Cut Her Elderly Parents’ Power Anyway. HuffPost


Industry Is Up and Running in Chinese Province Hit Hardest by Coronavirus Caixin

Commentary: China’s accelerated resumption of production injects stability, confidence into world economy Xinhua

Chinese mainland reports zero increase in domestic COVID-19 cases Xinhua

Neighborhood committees are in the vanguard of virus control Global Times

Spotlight: Iraqi health minister praises China’s assistance in fighting coronavirus Xinhua

The coronavirus has pushed US-China relations to their worst point since Mao Vox

Revealed: Monsanto predicted crop system would damage US farms Guardian

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