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White House blocks Fauci from testifying before House panel next week

washingtonpost.com - Anthony S. Fauci in early April. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Erica Werner and close Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Mike De…

Trump uses White House events to project return to normalcy while relying on testing that public lacks

washingtonpost.com - President Trump and Ivanka Trump arrive to deliver remarks on the Paycheck Protection Program in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By David Nakamura cl…

Georgia reported over 1,000 new coronavirus cases on the same day its governor lifted the stay-at-home order for most residents

businessinsider.com - Georgia reported over 1,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the same day Gov. Brian Kemp lifted the shelter-in-place order for most of the state's 10.6 million residents. The Georgia Depar…

President's 'So what?' as 5,000 die sparks fury in Brazil

news.yahoo.com - Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Rarely have two words ignited such a firestorm of controversy. "So what?" said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday when a journalist asked him about the fact that mor…

Coronavirus live news: Singapore to ease restrictions as second wave of cases subsides

theguardian.com - India has mandated that all public and private sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as New Delhi begins easing some of its lockdown…

Russia, Pakistan virus cases spike as others ease controls

apnews.com - BEIJING (AP) — Russia and Pakistan reported their biggest one-day jumps in new coronavirus infections as some other countries and U.S. states where case numbers are stabilizing allowed businesses and…

Kim Jong Un is alive. And he’s ... at a fertilizer factory.

vox.com - Well, it looks like North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un isn’t dead after all. In fact, he’s, uh, at a fertilizer factory. For the last 21 days, the world has been wondering where Kim Jong Un is and if …

How Trump Gutted Obama’s Pandemic-Preparedness Systems

vanityfair.com - Trump critics are quick to draw contrast between the COVID-19 and Ebola crises. Obama, they assert, was guided by objective facts. “One of the principles [that] President Obama was very clear on when…

The May Day strike from Amazon, Instacart, and Target workers didn’t stop business. It was still a success.

vox.com - Essential workers at major companies like Amazon, Instacart, and Target across the United States on Friday protested for better safety protections, working conditions, and pay during the coronavirus …

Anti-Union Operative Warns Business of Historic Rise in Labor Activism

theintercept.com - Berman warned that employees concerned about exposure to the coronavirus have taken to Facebook and other online platforms to share their concerns about the workplace, a situation that has given unio…

Medical Expert: Federal Jail Intentionally Destroying Medical Records and Hiding Extent of Coronavirus Behind Bars

theintercept.com - A federal jail in Brooklyn, New York, that houses roughly 1,700 people is destroying medical records as part of a deliberate effort to obscure the number of incarcerated people infected with the coro…

With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran | The Grayzone

thegrayzone.com - President Donald Trump scrapped the nuclear deal with Iran and continued to risk war with Iran based on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim to have proven definitively that Iran was det…

First Cases of Coronavirus and Deadly Flooding Mark Ramadan in Yemen

mintpressnews.com - ADEN, YEMEN — In northern Yemen, the Saudi-led coalition has so far offered little reprieve to civilians during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Several regions — including Marib, al-Jawf, Beydha, …

The Bloody Story of How May Day Became a Holiday for Workers

time.com - Celebrations on May 1 have long had two, seemingly contradictory meanings. On one hand, May Day is known for maypoles, flowers and welcoming the spring. On the other hand, it’s a day of worker solida…

Virus surge in Brazil brings a coffin shortage, morgue chaos

apnews.com - RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In Brazil’s bustling Amazon city of Manaus, so many people have died within days in the coronavirus pandemic that coffins had to be stacked on top of each other in long, hastily…

Coronavirus: How European Countries Are Treating Refugees Amid the Pandemic?

mintpressnews.com - As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading its tentacles throughout China and eventually to the rest of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO), along with other international groups, so…

Canada bans assault weapons in wake of worst-ever mass shooting

news.yahoo.com - Ottawa (AFP) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced an immediate ban on military-grade assault weapons, responding to a mass shooting and arson spree that left 22 people dead ea…

Number of coronavirus cases from second warship outbreak nears 100 as Navy restricts information on pandemic

cnn.com - Nearly 100 sailors from the US Navy destroyer USS Kidd have tested positive for coronavirus, two US defense officials told CNN Friday. The ship, which is currently in port in San Diego, was the secon…

Infected with the coronavirus but not showing symptoms? A physician answers 5 questions about asymptomatic COVID-19

theconversation.com - Blood tests that check for exposure to the coronavirus are starting to come online, and preliminary findings suggest that many people have been infected without knowing it. Even people who do eventua…

At Ukraine's Asgardsrei, A French Connection - bellingcat

bellingcat.com - In December 2019, the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, hosted the neo-Nazi Asgardsrei music festival for the fitfh year in a row. It was there that scores of far-right extremists and sympathizers made their …

Experts Warn of New Nuclear Arms Race After Trump Signals US Withdrawal from START Treaty

mintpressnews.com - After pulling out of multiple international treaties designed to limit the global threat of atomic weapons, the Trump administration is now strongly indicating that it will also let the New Strategic…

Opinion | What the Proponents of ‘Natural’ Herd Immunity Don’t Say

nytimes.com - The coronavirus moved so rapidly across the globe partly because no one had prior immunity to it. Failure to check its spread will result in a catastrophic loss of lives. Yet some politicians, epidem…

Podcast: Dan Kovalik on How Sanctions and Humanitarian Interventions are Used to Plunder Nations

mintpressnews.com - Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists the establishme…

The Black Death killed feudalism. What does COVID-19 mean for capitalism?

intrepidreport.com - You pay little attention to the systems of your body—circulatory, digestive, pulmonary—unless something goes wrong. These automatic systems ordinarily go about their business, like unseen clockwork, …

Clogging the System: The Feud Over Flushable Wipes

undark.org - In the basement of the Center for Urban Innovation at Ryerson University in Toronto, a lone toilet sits on a raised, tiled platform. Darko Joksimovic, an associate professor of civil engineering, dro…

Cheap natural gas is making it very hard to go green

treehugger.com - It's killing everything, including renewable energy. We recently noted that the US is drowning in cheap natural gas, and that "Gasmaggedon" will make it even harder to electrify everything. Now we le…

The Cancer in the Camera Lens

newrepublic.com - In close up, on television, at a glance, with the volume down, Donald Trump can from time to time look like a president. That effect becomes less convincing the more you pay attention, though. Even u…

Editor's note

The Doomstead Diner is a hub for discussion and information pertaining to the ongoing Economic Collapse of the Industrial Economy. The Diner is the result of many years of discussion and debate on many other forums. At Doomstead Diner, our goal is to collate much of the information we can to assist in planning for the world to come.


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