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🦅 Robert Scheer:
... The Great American Stickup is a mythology that was embraced on a totally bipartisan basis. As I argued in the book, the 🐘 Republicans had always been talking about radical deregulation, reversing the New Deal and so forth. They never could do it; even Ronald Reagan couldn’t do it. You had the savings and loan crisis, you had a reality check: people like Social Security, they like Medicare, they won’t let you touch it. There were real limits.

It required a shameful opportunist by the name of Bill Clinton coming into the Democratic Party as the great reinventor of the center of our American politics, you know. For poor people, reversed the whole war on poverty. Prison, millions of people, the whole incarceration program and the drug war and all the stuff he did. And you can go down the list of really the crimes of the center of the Democratic Party, allowing the concentration of media, the Telecommunications Act that let these big giants–they’re now companies like Verizon and others, you know, Comcast–they can own MSNBC or something. And everybody thought, oh, that’s good, they’re all for us, and you could have another billionaire like Jeff Bezos own the Washington Post; that’s good for journalism, you know.

Scheer Intelligence: Coronavirus Has Already Transformed America, For Better And For Worse
By Robert Scheer, KCRW. In a special edition of “Scheer Intelligence,” host Robert Scheer becomes the guest as filmmaker Stephen French asks for the journalist’s take on the coronavirus crisis. Speaking on the eve of Scheer’s 84th birthday, the “Scheer Intelligence” host draws from lessons learned in his seven decades of reporting to make sense of this unprecedented moment. His two most recent books, “They Know Everything About You” and “The Great American Stickup,” are especially helpful in understanding how governments, as well as financial institutions and private companies are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. -more-

A Pandemic Is No Time For Precarious Work
By Bama Athreya, Inequality.org. The Trump administration and many of its wealthiest allies recklessly floated an end to social distancing, endangering public health to allegedly help “the economy.” I don’t usually take the trouble of responding to right-wing opinions, but the gleeful celebration of the gig economy during a pandemic is further evidence of an empathy deficit among their ranks. The executive class, safe in their bunkers, are considering how they can best take further advantage of a precarious workforce. Need to go out and don’t want to face public transportation? Just order car service from Uber or Lyft. Want to avoid crowded...-more-

Cuban Medical Aid In Italy Shows Positive Results
By Telesur English. According to Dr. Carlos Pérez Díaz, head of the Cuban medical brigade in Italian territory, 12 of the 36 affected by the virus in Lombardy have already recovered. Perez Diaz explained that the Cuban medical team received 16 cases on the first day of work. These patients came from the Intensive Care Unit of the Crema Hospital in the Lombardy region. According to his statement to the Cuban press, the medical brigade, as of April 3, had served 428 people. Of those infected with COVID-19, 5 were transferred to intensive care at the hospital. Only one of those infected died. Among other information...  -more-
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23


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