Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden on coronavirus crisis


This 8 April 2020 video says about itself:

System Update With Glenn GreenwaldEdward Snowden, Andray Domise and Cassie King

In the second episode of The Intercept’s new weekly show, host Glenn Greenwald explores the under-discussed consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Glenn interviews activist and whistleblower Edward Snowden to talk about the risk of acquiescing to more surveillance during times of peril, journalist Andray Domise of Maclean’s about how this pandemic can impact the social fabric, and to Cassie King, DxE investigator, about the relationships between animal agriculture and new diseases.

How Trump’s USA became world coronavirus epicenter


This 12 April 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Alarming Data Puts U.S. Coronavirus Response into Perspective | NowThis

This alarming chart of global COVID-19 cases puts the U.S. response into perspective.

In US news and current events today, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world. This alarming chart of the global COVID-19 cases puts America’s coronavirus response into perspective, and it’s alarming.

The coronavirus graphic reads: ‘By implementing rigorous testing and strict social distancing, many countries hit hard by the coronavirus are starting to flatten the curve. Trump was briefed on the impending coronavirus threat by U.S. Intelligence and the CDC in January. He wasted a critical 70-day window to contain the [coronavirus].’

Donald Trump’s coronavirus response (or lack thereof) dramatically impacted the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States when compared to countries such as Spain, Italy, China, Iran, and South Korea, according to the graphic. And Donald Trump has continued to downplay the seriousness of COVID-19 and the widespread dangers of the coronavirus.

Ancient Eyptian general Horemheb, online lecture


This 9 April 2020 video by the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (in Dutch, also in the subtitles, which, however, you can change to English or many other languages with the Settings button), says about itself, translated:

The special reliefs from the grave of General Horemheb are masterpieces in our Egyptian collection from the National Museum of Antiquities. Horemheb served under the famous Pharaoh Tutankhamun and had his tomb built around 1330 BC. Exactly 45 years ago, his grave was rediscovered in the ancient Egyptian burial field near the village of Saqqara.

Every March / April, an RMO team goes to Egypt to conduct research in this Egyptian city of the dead. This year the archaeological investigation is due to circumstances related to the coronavirus unfortunately did not continue. But also from home, there is plenty to discover and tell about the reliefs from Horemheb’s grave. That’s why curator Daniel Soliman tells everything about this special general in a mini-lecture from his home workplace.

Anti-Asian racism of Trump and violent attacks


This 11 April 2020 video says about itself:

Trump’s Sinophobia Fueling Violent Attacks Against Asian People (with Congressmember Jayapal)

Trump’s anti-Chinese sentiment is fueling violent attacks against Asian people in America, over fears of COVID-19.

Sinophobia is strengthed by anti-communist rhetoric by the Trump administration against democratic socialists like the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Bernie Sanders.

But the violence of this has spread to any person assumed to be Chinese. How can progressives mobilize to stop Donald Trump, his supporters and other Sinophobes from causing more attacks against Chinese people?

Ted Lieu, tapped to address antisemitism, points finger at Trump for stoking anti-Asian hate crime.

Anti-Muslim Propaganda Is Seeping Into Online Discourse About The Coronavirus. As the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, far-right groups and websites across the globe have taken advantage of people’s fears and vulnerabilities in order to push forward a flood of conspiracy theories and disinformation to vilify Muslims and spread Islamophobic propaganda: here.

Coronavirus paralyzes Europe’s far-right parties.  [Foreign Policy]

Chomsky on Trump’s United States coronavirus disaster


This 12 April 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Noam Chomsky on Trump’s botched coronavirus response: “The country is simply run by sociopaths

“Countries have reacted to this in many ways — some very successfully, some more or less successfully. One is at the bottom of the barrel. That’s us“, says renowned linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky of the COVID-19 crisis sweeping the globe.

“The U.S. is the only major country that cannot even provide data to the World Health Organization, because it’s so dysfunctional.” Chomsky says the fault lies with neoliberal, capitalist logic guiding the for-profit healthcare system, compounded by the current “sociopathic” administration at the helm in D.C. “We have a freak show in Washington — a totally dysfunctional government, which is causing enormous problems.”