Arctic sea butterflies swim, video


This 19 May 2020 video says about itself:

How Sea Butterflies “Fly” in Water

Birds fly, and fish swim. We learn this when we are children. But not everything in nature is quite so simple… Meet Limacina helicina, an Arctic-dwelling sea butterfly that flies through the water.

Hosted by: Hank Green.

COVID-19 disaster protest in Maryland, USA


This 22 May 2020 video says about itself:

Children Are Infected, Inmates Are Dying’

Maryland’s largest public sector union staged a socially-distanced protest to demand more PPE, testing, and safer working conditions.

Kids Aren’t Spared From the Coronavirus. A New Inflammatory Condition in Children is on the Rise. Fevers, rashes, nausea and other less-visible symptoms point to the mysterious Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome apparently related to the coronavirus. By Leslie Nemo, May 22, 2020 8:16 PM.

Military-industrial complex gets billions, COVID-19 or not


This 21 May 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Why We Need To Cull The Military-Industrial Complex (with Representative Mark Pocan)

Former Desert Storm and War on Terror Military officer asks Congressman Mark Pocan why are we spending so much money on war?

Can Congressman Mark Pocan do as asked by US military member who wants to build an anti-war movement?

Swimming with whale sharks


This 19 May 2020 BBC video says about itself:

Swim With The Biggest Fish In The Ocean | VR 360 | Seven Worlds, One Planet

Whale sharks share the fishermen’s catch in the seas of Indonesia. These gentle giants were once hunted and killed, but here their numbers are on the rise thanks to this special relationship. Stay in and explore their underwater world.

COVID-19 pandemic, Asia and Oceania


This 20 March 2020 video says about itself:

Coronavirus crisis exploited through ‘disaster capitalism’

As the world reacts to the coronavirus pandemic, analysts are warning of ways the crisis may be exploited – through so-called “disaster capitalism“.

Basic medical necessities – such as face masks, hand wash and sanitisers – are being sold at inflated prices online as demand soars.

And – while US authorities have struggled to make testing available – some private companies are said to be offering home tests for those who can pay.

There is also a growing concern of alleged “congressional insider trading” after two senators sold stocks following a White House briefing – before markets crashed.

Sam Pizzigati, an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, talks to Al Jazeera.

Sri Lankan government understates COVID-19 figures to recklessly reopen economy. By Naveen Dewage, 23 May 2020. The low number of [recorded] infections in Sri Lanka is because few COVID-19 tests are being conducted—an average of less than 600 per day between February 18 and May 20.

From the World Socialist Web Site, 23 May 2020:

Pakistan: Sindh hospital workers’ protests

Young Doctors Association (YDA) and Young Nurses Association (YNA) members from state-funded hospitals held separate protests this week against the government’s failure to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and to demand payment of all outstanding allowances.

According to YDA, the government has only provided 20 percent of the required PPE to hospitals. They also claimed that, despite repeated government promises, doctors at the Larkana and Sukkur hospitals have not been paid for 13 months. After continuing its protests for more than a week, the YNA has warned that it would hold a provincial-wide hospital strike if its demands are not met before the weekend. …

Australian governments fully reopen schools despite intense opposition. By Erika Zimmer, 23 May 2020. The danger of sending up to a million children back full-time in New South Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic is compounded by the public transport crisis.