Saturday’s news links – April 25, 2020

U.S. war drive

‘No Warming, No War’: Report Details How US Militarism and Climate Crisis Are Deeply Interwoven Common Dreams

Covid-19 coronavirus

Native Americans being left out of US coronavirus data and labelled as ‘other’ Guardian

A Louisiana prison battling coronavirus tells inmates: “It’s too late for us” Joseph Neff and Keri Blakinger

Another Republican “Grassroots” Movement Hijacks the Media Common Dreams

Trumped 

Lysol Maker and EPA Issue Warning: Please Ignore Trump, Don’t Drink Disinfectant Products Daily Beast

The F.D.A. warned that two anti-malaria drugs can cause “dangerous” side effects and should be used cautiously. President Trump has touted the drugs. NYTimes

“Really Want to Flood NY and NJ”: Internal Documents Reveal Team Trump’s Chloroquine Master Plan Vanity Fair

Forget testing, ventilators, and PPE. Donald Trump’s big plan to beat COVID-19 involved distributing millions of doses of an unproven drug. Behind the scenes, senior administration officials pushed hard to bend the rules and back up his boasts.

Dr Birx defends Trump’s unfounded claims on bleach: He just wanted to ‘talk that through’ MSNBC

Revealed: leader of group peddling bleach as coronavirus ‘cure’ wrote to Trump this week Guardian 

A timeline of Trump’s musings on the false idea of injecting ‘light’ and ‘disinfectant’ to treat coronavirus — from a presentation to Trump’s claim he was being ‘sarcastic Business Insider

Class war

Trump says he will block coronavirus aid for U.S. Postal Service if it doesn’t hike prices immediately Washington Post

With 23 UAW Members Dead, UAW Halts Automakers Reopening Next Week PayDay Report

NJ Transit workers face payroll problems amid crisis North Jersey

Detroit water department sidelines hundreds of employees Deadline Detroit

Employee tells what’s going on inside Marshalltown meat packing plant

Amazon Asks Workers Staying At Home To Return Or Seek Leave Bloomberg

COVID-19 sweeping through US immigrant farmworker and meatpacker ranks openDemocracy

Bernie Sanders’s Most Vocal Supporter Lets Loose The Atlantic

Briahna Joy Gray has spent the past year waging war on behalf of Bernie Sanders—and now she’s shifted her focus to attacking Joe Biden.

China

Ambassador condemns ‘political virus’ Chinadaily

Fewer virus deaths easy to explain Chinadaily

Capitalist crisis

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

Why farmers are dumping milk down the drain and letting produce rot in fields The Conversation

Fewer than half of working Americans will have a paycheck in May as devastating coronavirus layoffs persist, economist says Business Insider

A new study shows over 100 public companies got $550 million of federal loans intended for ‘small businesses’ Business Insider

New Evidence Supporting Credibility of Tara Reade’s Allegation Against Joe Biden Emerges The Intercept

Michael Moore climate film snubs solar and urges population control, ruffling mainstream movement MarketWatch


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