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The Invasion of Venezuela, Brought To You By Silvercorp USA

bellingcat.com - The video begins with Jordan Goudreau posing confidently, flanked by a man wearing an armour plate and a Venezuela flag wrapped around his shoulder. The man introduces Goudreau in a stern tone. Goudr…

Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela's Maduro

apnews.com - MIAMI (AP) — The plan was simple, but perilous. Some 300 heavily armed volunteers would sneak into Venezuela from the northern tip of South America. Along the way, they would raid military bases in t…

Explosive Whistleblower Complaint by Ousted HHS Official Says He Was Pressured to Give Contract to Trump-Friendly Pharma Firm

commondreams.org - A federal scientist filed a formal whistleblower complaint Tuesday, weeks after being reassigned from his position at the Health and Human Services Department following a clash with Trump administrat…

How Kushner’s Volunteer Force Led a Fumbling Hunt for Medical Supplies

nytimes.com - This spring, as the United States faced a critical shortage of masks, gloves and other protective equipment to battle the coronavirus pandemic, a South Carolina physician reached out to the Federal E…

Trump Fails to Wear a Mask While Touring a Mask-Making Factory

nymag.com - We’re committed to keeping our readers informed. We’ve removed our paywall from essential coronavirus news stories. Become a subscriber to support our journalists. Subscribe now. On Tuesday, Presiden…

Americans deeply wary of reopening as White House weighs ending covid-19 task force

washingtonpost.com - A man crosses 7th Avenue in a nearly deserted Times Square in Manhattan. (Mike Segar/Reuters) By Matt Zapotosky, close Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice Department Email …

Smithfield Foods employee: ‘Essential worker just means you’re on the death track’

argusleader.com - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – John Deranamie knows what danger looks like. Danger was people dying in front of his eyes during the Liberian civil war nearly 30 years ago, and the hunger that gripped his family…

Models Project Sharp Rise in Deaths as States Reopen

nytimes.com - You open businesses first that are most essential, and pose the lowest risk, OK — most essential and the lowest risk. Phase 1, we’re talking about construction, manufacturing and select retail with c…

90% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Mission District study had one thing in common

sfgate.com - Medical student and volunteer Yohana Keleta swabs Mission resident Anna Zhong for COVID-19 during UCSF's mass testing study at Garfield Square. A comprehensive study of the virus's spread held by UC …

Court Requests Probe Into Whether McConnell Unethically Pressured Judge to Retire to Pave Way for His Unqualified Protégé

commondreams.org - A federal court has requested an investigation into whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unethically pressured a judge on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Cir…

‘Doctor diplomacy’: Cuba seeks to make its mark in Europe amid Covid-19 crisis

theguardian.com - They have jetted into some of the most horrifying calamities in recent history, clutching the red, white and blue flag of their small island home. Earthquakes in Indonesia and Pakistan; a cholera out…

Zoom’s Encryption Is “Not Suited for Secrets” and Has Surprising Links to China, Researchers Discover

theintercept.com - Based on a reading of that blog post and Citizen Lab’s research, here is how Zoom meetings appear to work: When you start a Zoom meeting, the Zoom software running your device fetches a key with whic…

White House to wind down coronavirus task force

nbcnews.com - President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force is in the early stages of winding down, according to two people familiar with the matter. The meetings in the Situation Room of the White House have be…

Covid-19 Reignites a Contentious Debate Over Bats and Disease

undark.org - In the past few months, Arinjay Banerjee has gotten an unexpected taste of Internet fame. Since December, when news of Covid-19 began to shudder across the world, Banerjee — who studies the immune sy…

Uncovering A Pro-Chinese Government Information Operation On Twitter and Facebook: Analysis Of The #MilesGuo Bot Network

bellingcat.com - An ongoing information operation is using a network of bots made up of newly created and stolen accounts to target a businessman, exiled from China, who has spoken critically of China’s response to C…

A Killer Enterprise: How One of Big Pharma’s Most Corrupt Companies Plans to Corner the Covid-19 Cure Market

thelastamericanvagabond.com - In August 2001, biopharmaceutical company BioPort faced imminent disaster. A series of company scandals, controversial federal bail-outs and severe, adverse health reactions among U.S. troops were ca…

Ring the alarm bells! The media needs to respond to Trump’s calamitous failure with urgency and activism

presswatchers.org - New projections of mass death in the United States should be prompting the country’s major news organizations to abandon any complacency in their government coverage and instead use every opportunity…

Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus could be more contagious than original

latimes.com - Scientists have identified a new strain of the coronavirus that has become dominant worldwide and appears to be more contagious than the versions that spread in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemi…

The word that explains why the US is pushing discredited Wuhan lab conspiracy theory

smh.com.au - Pompeo: The best experts so far seem to think it was man-made. I have no reason to disbelieve that at this point. Reporter: Your office of the [director of national intelligence] says the scientific …

Europe's olive trees face a pandemic of their own

treehugger.com - Nutrient-depleting bacteria are decimating olive groves throughout the Mediterranean, with devastating consequences. Olive trees in Europe are facing a health crisis not unlike the one we humans are …

Trump’s demand for payroll tax cut is rebuffed on Capitol Hill as lawmakers spar over next virus aid bill

washingtonpost.com - Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leave a policy luncheon Tuesday. McConnell said that his Senate GOP caucus wants to take a pause on another c…

TVA Plans to Outsource Hundreds of Federal Jobs to Overseas Companies

theintercept.com - While TVA claims the jobs will remain in the United States, citing the existence of U.S.-based subsidiaries for some of its vendors, workers say outsourcing labor is baked into these firms’ business …

Don't hold your breath for a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020

theconversation.com - Donald Trump may be “very confident” we will have a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of the year, but the rest of us should be more cautious. Billions of dollars are being spent trying to develop vacc…

‘Come after me’: Ohio’s GOP Gov. Mike DeWine calls out ‘obnoxious’ protesters who targeted health chief, news media

washingtonpost.com - By Meagan Flynn close Meagan Flynn Morning Mix reporter Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow May 5, 2020 at 6:35 AM EDT Republican Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio said he doesn’t like to comment on demonstration…

Warehouse and Delivery Workers Flex Their Labor Muscles | DCReport.org

dcreport.org - Friday’s impressive May Day walkouts and demonstrations involving workers at Amazon, Whole Foods, Walmart, Target and others did not amount to a general strike in the classic sense. But they should b…

In a Nation Paralyzed by a Pathogen, Deep Cleaners Have Their Day

undark.org - As it travels between hosts, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, appears as a tiny, spiky orb, around 120 billionths of a meter across. Expelled from the human body – by a cough, say, or a we…

Opinion -Chinese ministry warned Xi of war with US

informationclearinghouse.info - Reuters reported Monday that the analysis, which was supposedly presented to Xi early last month, concluded that anti-Chinese sentiment resulting from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic was at its high…

Opinion - The deeper roots of Chinese demonization

informationclearinghouse.info - And that brings us to The Big Guy: Hegel. Hyper well informed – he read reports by ex-Jesuits sent from Beijing — Hegel does not write about the “Far East” but only the East, which includes East Asia…

Opinion | When this pandemic is over, let’s avoid the partisan blame game

washingtonpost.com - A closed restaurant in San Antonio, Tex. (Eric Gay/AP) By Mitch Daniels close Mitch Daniels Contributing columnist Bio Bio Contributing columnist May 5, 2020 at 2:37 PM EDT Mitch Daniels, a Post cont…

Opinion | Trump trots out his latest pandemic fall guy: Anthony Fauci

washingtonpost.com - Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the coronavirus task force briefing at the White House on April 6. (Jabin Botsford/The Washi…

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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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