This 17 April 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
“Gangster in the White House”: Noam Chomsky on COVID-19, WHO, China, Gaza and Global Capitalism
We continue our conversation with world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky. He responds to President Trump’s cuts to U.S. support for the World Health Organization and the surge in deaths in the United States to another record high, and discusses conditions in Gaza, the rise of authoritarianism around the world, and the progressive response.
“This is typical behavior of autocrats and dictators. When you make colossal errors which are killing thousands of people, find somebody else to blame,” say Chomsky. “In the United States, it’s unfortunately the case, for well over a century, century and a half, that it’s always easy to blame the ‘yellow peril’.”
Trump administration’s “back to work” drive will fuel pandemic. 17 April 2020. Trump’s plan is not conceived from the standpoint of public health, but to ensure that major corporations are allowed to get back to the business of squeezing profits out of workers as quickly as possible: here.
New York City transit workers continue to pay the price for the authority’s criminal response to the crisis. On Tuesday, the MTA’s official death toll stood at 59. At least 2,269 transit workers have tested positive for the virus: here.
More temporary plant closures as workers protest conditions at US meatpacking facilities. By Shannon Jones, 17 April 2020. After the death of four workers at the JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colorado the company has moved for a temporary shutdown of the facility.
As push for privatization ramps up. Hundreds of COVID-19 cases among US Postal Service workers. By Kayla Costa, 17 April 2020. While postal workers are denouncing unsafe conditions, USPS predicts it may run out of money and close down by September due to the lack of financial support from the Trump administration: here.
US rural hospitals close amid COVID-19 pandemic. By Gary Joad, 17 April 2020. Since 2010, 128 rural hospitals have closed, with 19 closures taking place last year alone.
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