Wednesday’s news links – April 29, 2020

Minnesota workers walk off the job at Pilgrim’s Pride outside of St. Cloud, Minnesota. Photo: Greater Minnesota Workers Center

Class war

Defying Trump’s Order, Nebraska Meatpackers Strike PayDay Report

Health Care Workers Stand Up To Anti-Lockdown Protesters In North Carolina HuffPost

Nurses Say They Don’t Want to Be Called Heroes During the Coronavirus Pandemic Teen Vogue

“I don’t need a compliment; I need safe staffing.”

As Amazon, Walmart, and Others Profit Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Their Essential Workers Plan Unprecedented Strike Intercept

Top Unions Accuse Trump of Exploiting Loopholes in Covid-19 Stimulus to ‘Enrich Corporate Executives’ Common Dreams

The Trump administration has, once again, shown complete disregard for the well-being of working families and failed to implement any requirements that would benefit workers.

Koch-Funded Think Tanks Are Lobbying to Send Workers to Their Deaths In These Times

The U.S. plans to lend $500 billion to large companies. It won’t require them to preserve jobs or limit executive pay. Washington Post

Exasperation Grows Over Delays Trying To Sign Up For Unemployment, ‘People Have No Food, People Are Talking About Suicide’ CBS

As Bills Pile Up, Getting Unemployment Benefits In NY Is Still A “Kafkaesque Mess” Gothamist

Meat processing plants have become incubators for coronavirus. Trump reportedly wants to keep them open anyway. Vox

Another Way the 2020s Might Be Like the 1930s NYTimes


In California, Hawaiians And Other Pacific Islanders Have Highest COVID-19 Death Rate Civil Beat

No US state meets China’s work resumption criteria, as does EU Global Times

Beware of studies claiming covid-19 death rates are smaller than expected Washington Post

Who’s Profiting From the Coronavirus Crisis? NYTimes

‘No Consequences for Negligence That Kills’: McConnell Wants Corporate Immunity From Covid-19 Lawsuits Common Dreams

One Thing the Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped: Aggressive Medical-Debt Collection ProPublica


The Innocence Files: a shocking Netflix series on wrongful convictions Guardian

Joe Biden’s latest ad said Trump ‘rolled over for the Chinese’ on coronavirus, and people are calling it racist and xenophobic Business Insider

U.S. war drive

US has waged war after war, killed millions to prop up oil price: Analyst PressTV

Bill Dores, a writer for Struggle-La Lucha and longtime antiwar activist, made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Monday.

Indigenous Peoples

The Red Nation Launches Part Three of The Red Deal: Heal Our Planet

Capitalist crisis

Covid-19 is set to unleash a wave of corporate mergers and acquisitions Quartz

Climate change

Richard Heinberg’s Review of Planet of the Humans Films for Action

The film is controversial because it makes two big claims: first, that renewable energy is a sham; second, that big environmental organizations—by promoting solar and wind power—have sold their souls to billionaire investors.

Michael Moore responds to critics

Planet of the Humans

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