Friday’s news links – April 10, 2020

Billionaire-Backed Human Rights Watch Lobbies for Lethal US Sanctions on Leftist Governments as Covid Crisis Rages Orinoco Tribune

Class war

Coronavirus Numbers Reflect New York City’s Deep Economic Divide Intercept

GE workers demand company rehire laid-off workers to produce ventilators Nation of Change

People move into one of the reclaimed homes in Los Angeles’ El Sereno neighborhood.

Working-Class Tenants Are Seizing Vacant State-Owned Property in LA

Hospitals are laying off staff in midst of the coronavirus pandemic Washington Post

Coal companies seek to cut tax that supports Black Lung Disability Trust Fund Washington Post

Fearful of COVID-19, Amazon workers ask for state probe of working conditions LATimes

Applying for Unemployment Is My New Full-Time Job I’ve called hundreds of times this week. I haven’t spoken to a human yet. New York Magazine

Virus Sparks Prison Riot, Hits More WA Long-Term Care Homes US News

Covid-19 coronavirus

Pence’s office blocks public health officials from appearing on CNN

Federal Support Ends For Coronavirus Testing Sites As Pandemic Peak Nears NPR

COVID-19 and American Racism: A Mohawk Perspective Indianz

A Medical Worker’s View From Inside Pandemic-Stricken Rikers Island

The Virus does not Discriminate, but Social and Economic Inequality will Ensure that it Does Resumen

The Young Americans Most Vulnerable To COVID-19 Are People Of Color And The Working Class FiveThirtyEight

New York man fleeing pandemic pays almost $2m to rent Hamptons hideout Guardian

New York hires laborers for mass burials on Bronx island amid Covid-19 surge Guardian

Thousands of coronavirus tests are going unused in US labs Nature

Jennifer Nuzzo: “We’re Definitely Not Overreacting” to COVID-19 JSTOR Daily. Respiratory pathogen expert.

Guayaquil – The Epicentre of Latin America’s Coronavirus Crisis LatAm Investor

Capitalist crisis

Exclusive: U.S. banks prepare to seize energy assets as shale boom goes bust Reuters

The coronavirus pandemic threatens low-wage jobs Axios

‘A disastrous situation’: mountains of food wasted as coronavirus scrambles supply chain Guardian

Over 16 Million Americans Have Lost Their Jobs Since the Start of the Coronavirus Pandemic WSJ

Elaborately decorated eggs predate Easter by thousands of years Science

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