Thursday’s news links – April 23, 2020

Indigenous Peoples

Coronavirus Emergency Aid Has Become Its Own Disaster in Indian Country New Republic

Inquiry Needed Into Police Violence Against Indigenous Peoples Canadian Dimension

Mi’kmaq community in Nova Scotia holds ceremony to honour lives lost APTN

Nova Scotia mass shooting lays bare media’s white male bias Toronto Now

#Covid-19

The government’s inefficient delivery means relief will come too late for many Americans Washington Post

Anti-lockdown protester who said it was a ‘political ploy’ is killed by coronavirus Metro

Special Report: Former Labradoodle breeder tapped to lead U.S. pandemic task force Reuters

Top vaccine expert says he was fired for resisting Trump on hydroxychloroquine Guardian

Racism and Covid-19 Are a Lethal Combination Nation

For Black North Birmingham residents fighting toxic pollution, staying home isn’t safe Scalawag

Banks Funneled Stimulus Funds To Largest Companies To Fatten Fees, Lawsuits Say HuffPost

Class war

I Want My Death to Make You Angry Emily Pierskalla, RN, Minnesota Nurses Association

I want you to politicize my death. I want you to use it as fuel to demand change in this industry, to demand protection, living wages, and safe working conditions for nurses and ALL workers.

U.S. war drive

U.S. Airstrikes Hit All-Time High as Coronavirus Spreads in Somalia Intercept

Trump says he told Navy to ‘destroy’ Iranian boats harassing U.S. ships Politico

Oil Jumps After Trump Orders Navy To ‘’Shoot And Destroy’’ Iranian Gunboats OilPrice

As the US Grapples with Coronavirus, Congress Leaps into Action… On a New Military Draft MPN

U.S. Media Fall For Kim Jong Un Rumor From U.S. Government Financed Propaganda Outlet MoA

China

How a Trump media dump mainstreamed Chinese lab coronavirus conspiracy theory Grayzone

How China Ensured No One Went Hungry During Coronavirus Lockdown Internationalist 360º

Media Fail to Identify Xenophobia as Biden Says Trump ‘Rolled Over for Chinese’ FAIR

Venezuela

House-to-House: How Venezuela, with the Help of Cuban Doctors, is Stopping the Coronavirus Resumen

Class and Quarantine in Venezuela: A Conversation with Anacaona Marin of El Panal Commune (Interview) Orinoco Tribune

Capitalist crisis

Another Giveaway Michael Hudson

Disney Furloughs 100,000 Theme Park Workers NewsMax

Oil Tankers Surround California With Nowhere to Unload Bloomberg

Bankruptcy looms over U.S. energy industry, from oil fields to pipelines Reuters

Earth Day

Michael Moore Drops New Documentary on Climate Change ‘Planet of the Humans’ Rolling Stone

The documentary pointedly arrives the day before the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22nd. Its focus is not just the devastating effects of climate change — it also offers a critical view of the ways in which, per a press release, “the environmental movement has lost the battle through well-meaning but disastrous choices, including the belief that solar panels and windmills would save us, and by giving in to the corporate interests of Wall Street.”

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest spikes Axios

The reason Zoom calls drain your energy BBC


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