Noam Chomsky on capitalism and COVID-19

This 23 May 2020 video from Britain says about itself:

Laura Pidcock, People’s Assembly National Secretary, interviews Noam Chomsky.

Laura Pidcock, People’s Assembly National Secretary in conversation with legendary writer and activist Noam Chomsky. Together they discuss the current pandemic as a crisis of capitalism and how the role of activists is more crucial than ever. You DO NOT want to miss this.

British Conservative Dominic Cummings, COVID-19 parody song

This 23 May 2020 satiric music video from Britain is about British Conservative Dominic Cummings and COVID-19.

It says about itself:

CUMMA MIA! – Dominic Cummings sings ABBA

Dominic Cummings sings the hits of ABBA.

This song is a parody of ABBA’s Mamma Mia.

Indian venomous snakes, how many bitten?

This 23 May 2020 video says about itself:

How many people are bitten by venomous snakes in India?

Venomous snakes, like spectacled cobras, Russell’s vipers or common kraits are very common and are responsible for many human bites in India. But how many of them happen each year? How many incidents happen with tigers or elephants? Who is causing bigger human-animal conflict?

Spanish neofascists want killing for Wall Street

This February 2020 video says about itself:

Spain: Far-right protesters perform fascist salutes at “Spain Exists” demo in Barcelona

Far-right protesters raised their arms in fascist salutes as they confronted Catalan independence supporters in Barcelona’s Sant Jaume Square, outside regional government buildings, on Sunday.

The rally was called under the slogan “Espana existe” (Spain exists in English), with similar protests held outside local government offices in all provincial capitals.

Antifascist and pro-Catalan independence protesters staged a counter demonstration holding signs and Catalan flags.

Vox members also took part in the demonstration with the party’s MP Ignacio Garriga …

In contrast, Carles Riera, the spokesperson of Catalonia’s pro-independence CUP party, warned that “Every space and every metre that is left free for fascism, it’s an attack against democracy, freedoms and everyone’s rights.”

Dutch NOS radio reports today that in Madrid, the capital of Spain, the neofascist Vox party, the heirs of the Franco dictatorship, have demonstrated for ending anti-COVID measures.

According to the NOS (translated):

Spain has been severely affected by the coronavirus with more than 28,000 deaths. … For some regions, lockdown relaxations have already been announced.

Diplocaulus, prehistoric Permian ‘hammerhead salamanders’

This 22 May 2020 video about Diplocaulus says about itself:

The Hammerheaded Salamander

This boomerang head has been a part of every prehistoric background scene. Why is this, and what did it do with those horns?

German church reopened, dozens infected

This 3 March 2020 video from South Korea says about itself:

COVID-19: Seoul’s mayor sues Shincheonji Church of Jesus leaders over spike in cases

The mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, is suing South Korea’s Shincheonji Church of Jesus over the spike of COVID-19 cases in the country. There are now more than 4,800 confirmed cases of the virus in South Korea, and about half are linked to the church. CNA’s Lim Yun Suk with more.

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

More than 40 people have been tested positive for the coronavirus after a church service on May 10 in Frankfurt, reports German news agency DPA. …

Religious meetings have been allowed under certain conditions since May 1 in the state of Hesse, where Frankfurt is located.

Trump mismanages COVID-19, United States nurses react

This video from the USA says about itself:

Deborah Burger R.N. president of the National Nurses Union NNU-California Nurses Association CNA talks about the crisis in the healthcare system and the fight of the NNU-CNA to defend nurses, healthcare workers and the public. She also discusses the lowering of standards by the CDC on the re-use of masks, the retaliation and bullying of nurses and the role of the hospitals and Big Pharma.

She reports on how other countries have successfully defended their nurses and frontline healthcare workers as well as their populations including much poorer Cuba.

With 40 million unemployed in the United States and a likely 25% in California, she discusses the growing need for medicare for all and how the structure of the privately run healthcare system prevents the United States from properly protecting the people of the United States.

This interview was done by WorkWeek host Steve Zeltzer on 5/22/20.