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TIDBITS - MAR. 26, 2020 - READER COMMENTS, CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19,
PANDEMIC, DONALD TRUMP, BAILOUT, BACK TO WORK, SANDERS, BIDEN, AIRLINE
BAILOUT, CRUISE LINES, HEROES AND HEROINES - ALL ESSENTIAL WORKERS,
CUBA, SOLIDARITY, NIGERIA, BRAZIL, RESOURCES  
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_ Reader Comments, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic, Donald Trump,
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Tidbits - Reader Comments, CARTOONS and Resources - Mar. 26, 2020,
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Re: Coronavirus is a Historic Trigger Event (Valerie Volk Sober)
Re: Covid-19's Economic Pain Is Universal. But Relief? Depends on
Where You Live. (Stephanie Luce; Ron Logan; Mia Lipsit; Carrie Sloan
Norry)
Trump's approach to coronavirus and the economy - cartoon by Steve
Bell
Re: Back to Work? You First (Geoff Mirelowitz)
I Want You...To Die  --  meme
Re: An Emergency Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (Karin
Pattydukeellington Pritikin)
Re: `Bernie Has a Real Decision to Make': Labor Throws in With Biden
(Ethan Young; Kathy Lipscomb)
Re: Don't Let Trump Off the Hook for the Coronavirus Crisis (Joseph
Maizlish)
"I Take No Responsibility"
Socialism Wins the Republican Primary  --  cartoon by Tom Toles
Re: Fox Endangers Viewers. Pence Says, 'Thank You.' (Jack Parker;
Cindy Bimby)
Thank You Essential Workers (CSEA Local 815)
Our Heroes
Masked Heroes  --  cartoon by Rob Rogers
Grocery Workers Now in the Club  --  cartoon by Theo Moudakis
To All Janitors and Custodial Workers
Re: Meet the Climate Science Deniers Who Downplayed COVID-19 Risks
(Dale Jacobson; Un-Chain Democracy; Barbara Crammer; Frank Kashner)
Re: Coronavirus and the `Shock Doctrine' (Arlene Halfon)
Re: US Airlines Pushing for Massive Bailout Gave $45bn to Shareholders
in Five Years (Ana Perez; Kenny Kimball; Naomi Lockwood; Alan Perry)
Bailout the Cruise Lines -- No Way (Sabrina McDaniel)
Trump Response  --  cartoon by Dave Granlund
Today's Grow It at Home Victory Garden
Re: What Coronavirus Revealed About National Mindsets Across the World
- And How Cuba Came Out on Top (Dave Lott; Jose Felipe Gonzalez Pabon;
Evelyn Nieves; Lori Kaplan; Jos, G. Carrasquillo Ramos; Danny Jimenez;
Hanne Baier; Javier A Perez Acosta)
Re: Cuba's Coronavirus Response Is Putting Other Countries to Shame
(Bernard Cleyet; Sidney Simmons; Bruce Bostick; Harry Targ; Willie
Williamson)
Re: Why Nigeria Knows Better How to Fight Corona Than the US (Ed
Keazor)
Re: Bringing Christ and Coronavirus: Evangelicals to Contact Amazon
Indigenous (Alexandra Del Coro Amengual; Kevin Danenberg; Emory
Thompson; Jerry Steele)
Re: The 2020 Election Won't Look Like Any We've Seen Before (Gordon
Galland)
Re: The Coronavirus Might Kill Fracking (Henry DiSanti; Jean M.
Brennan)
Re: After Bernie: How the Left Can Grow and Change the Democratic
Party (Joaquin A. Rodriguez; Steve Milosic)
Re: Langston Hughes - Domestic Pariah, International Superstar (Jose
Rinaldi Jovet; Susan Llequis; Clarence Lawrey; Katy Castro; Michael
Hersh; Victor M.carreras Roena)

RESOURCES:

CHART: The US Response to COVID-19: What's in Federal Legislation and
What's Not, but Still Needed (Center for Economic and Policy Research
- CEPR)
As Racist Coronavirus Rhetoric Fuels Bigotry, Advocates Launch
Reporting Tool (Laura Wenus - San Francisco Public Press)

 

RE: CORONAVIRUS IS A HISTORIC TRIGGER EVENT
 

If Human Rights were granted by simply asking politely for them, we
wouldn't have to ask. Thank you ACT UP for being rude and obnoxious
enough to improve healthcare for all of us.

"Looking back at another public health emergency, we can remember
that, during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, the LGBTQ community came
together to respond to the sickness and death of thousands of
individuals - even as society ostracized people who were HIV-positive,
and the medical establishment often turned a blind eye to their
suffering. Groups like Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York City
organized the community to raise money for research, distribute
information about prevention and care, and provide counseling and
social workers for thousands who needed it. At a time when the doctors
and hospitals were either overwhelmed, indifferent, or antagonistic,
they stepped up to fill the gap and meet basic human needs.

"Meanwhile, the decentralized affinity groups of the more militant ACT
UP worked tirelessly to raise public awareness about the crisis,
rallying under the motto "Silence Equals Death." They quickly became
on-the-ground experts in the community impact of the disease -
publicly confronting leaders who spread misinformation or were
hesitant to adequately fund public health efforts, calling out drug
companies more fixated on profits than humane treatment and brashly
insisting that health professionals be in dialogue with patients
themselves. Ultimately, ACT UP fundamentally changed the country's
response to AIDS.

"They helped revolutionize the American practice of medicine," The New
Yorker's Michael Specter wrote in 2002. "The average approval time for
some critical drugs fell from a decade to a year, and the character of
placebo-controlled trials was altered for good . Soon changes in the
way AIDS drugs were approved were adopted for other diseases, ranging
from breast cancer to Alzheimer's." In 1990, the New York Times paid
reluctant tribute to the group with a headline reading, "Rude, Rash,
Effective, Act Up Shifts AIDS Policy."

Valerie Volk Sober
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

 

RE: COVID-19'S ECONOMIC PAIN IS UNIVERSAL. BUT RELIEF? DEPENDS ON
WHERE YOU LIVE.

(posting on xxxxxx Labor
[[link removed]])
 

The coming Depression will be rough.

Things in the US will be worse as the entire structure of support had
already been gutted. Just a year ago, 40% of Americans said they
didn't have $400 in savings for an emergency.

None of the stimulus packages on the table provide any real relief for
those most in need, and certainly no strategy for revitalizing an
immuno-compromised economy.

But there are alternatives. The UK will cover 80% of wages lost due to
the virus; Denmark will cover 75-90%. China and Korea have increased
unemployment insurance benefits and expanded social safety nets. Let's
see what we can learn from others.

Stephanie Luce
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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     =====

a key to learning is to be willing to learn. i don't see the current
administration doing anything that would suggest wanting to get better
at running a country for anyone who isn't ultra-wealthy.

Ron Logan
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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Hey y'all. Your friendly neighborhood pessimistic realist here. Our
country hasn't learned from others in over 200 years, and given the
goings-on in the halls of power-and-idiocy right now, they-and, given
the overwhelming preferences stated by the voters of the supposedly
left-of-center party of our two-party system, we-never will. So
basically those of us who have are screwed because we didn't move
somewhere that has.

Mia Lipsit
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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     =====

Certainly, I don't expect anyone in Congress or the White House to
learn. Luckily, that isn't how change happens anyway. We must learn
and teach each other what is possible; how to dream.

I am with Gramsci - pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.
I am an optimist not because it is the rational response but because I
have no choice. I am a fighter and will go down fighting; I won't let
them win without fighting back.

Stephanie Luce
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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     =====

Gridlock in Washington is not new. This moment seems like a tremendous
opportunity to right many injustices in our current system.
Unfortunately, I fear our rescue package will exasperate them.

"Weeks of layoffs and lockdowns have made clear that poor and
working-class people will bear a disproportionate share of the pain
from the coronavirus pandemic."

Carrie Sloan Norry
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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TRUMP'S APPROACH TO CORONAVIRUS AND THE ECONOMY - CARTOON BY STEVE
BELL
 

Steve Bell
March 24, 2020
The Guardian
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RE: BACK TO WORK? YOU FIRST
 

Again...

The old union song, "Solidarity Forever" contains this verse:

    They have taken untold millions
    That they never toiled to earn
    But without our brain and muscle
    Not a single wheel can turn
    We can break their haughty power
    Gain our freedom when we learn
    That the union makes us strong
    Words to live by. Literally.

(Make that "Billions" today.)

Geoff Mirelowitz
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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I WANT YOU...TO DIE  --  MEME
 

 

RE: AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
 

It all makes sense in the face of this catastrophic event. But
sberveltst_rmfuhrer wants to do the bare minimum for the people.

Karin Pattydukeellington Pritikin
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: `BERNIE HAS A REAL DECISION TO MAKE': LABOR THROWS IN WITH BIDEN

(posting on xxxxxx Labor
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Why should Bernie drop out? Would that enhance Biden's chances of
beating Trump? Let's take a hard look at this year's political
maneuvers. To beat back the challenge from the left, Dem leaders fell
in behind Biden, then cut off any negotiations on the most urgent
issue, health care. Now that a threatening crisis is fully blown,
Sanders uses his candidacy to say out loud what people need to hear
bur few dare to speak to. Biden... well, you know.

Ethan Young
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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the reason i can think of him staying in is because he and his
delegates can press for a better platform at the Dem convention.

he apparently really made a difference in the Senate with regards to
the unemployment compensation increase and also raised hell about the
1/2 trillion $ which will go to corporations with the stimulus
package.

Kathy Lipscomb

 

RE: DON'T LET TRUMP OFF THE HOOK FOR THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
 

Shephard's concluding paragraph:

"It was Trump's choices that put us in the situation we are in now: A
collapsing economy, thousands sick across the country, and
shelter-in-place orders in a growing number of major American cities.
The media can't forget that." 

Just what is it that those in the media straining to be worshipful and
to imagine there is a helpful, caring, and most of all, capable parent
figure up there to protect us "can't forget?" 

They can't forget the dire situation, that's correct.  But that "It
was Trump's choices that put us in the situation" they so far show no
sign of remembering, or even of having permitted themselves to know. 

Joseph Maizlish, Los Angeles

 

"I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY"
 

 

SOCIALISM WINS THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY  --  CARTOON BY TOM TOLES
 

Tom Toles
March 19, 2020
The Washington Post
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RE: FOX ENDANGERS VIEWERS. PENCE SAYS, 'THANK YOU.'
 

When this is over it will be time to make sure Trump is brought to
account for his irresponsible words and actions. Faux News hosts
should be held accountable as co-conspirators in the damage they
allowed to be wreaked on Americans with their lies.

Jack Parker
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

     =====

Give Trump the credit he deserves: Call the virus The Trump Virus

Cindy Bimby

 

THANK YOU ESSENTIAL WORKERS
 

CSEA Local 815 [[link removed]]
Erie County, New York

 

OUR HEROES
 

Today the first nurse died in Italy from COVID-19, she died fighting
the battle to the end, as she once did under oath.

 

MASKED HEROES  --  CARTOON BY ROB ROGERS
 

Rob Rogers
March 20, 2020
robrogers.com [[link removed]]

 

GROCERY WORKERS NOW IN THE CLUB  --  CARTOON BY THEO MOUDAKIS
 

Theo Moudakis
March 24, 2020
Toronto Star
[[link removed]]

 

TO ALL JANITORS AND CUSTODIAL WORKERS
 

Thank you to all JANITORS and custodial workers cleaning and
sanitizing the facilities that we use.

AgapOMedia
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March 20, 2020

 

RE: MEET THE CLIMATE SCIENCE DENIERS WHO DOWNPLAYED COVID-19 RISKS
 

What else can they deny? How about gravity?

Dale Jacobson
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

     =====

Groups in the Koch Network deny science about climate and disease to
further their own agenda.

Un-Chain Democracy [[link removed]] 
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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     =====

Heartbreaking that so many people believe every word that comes from
these sources.

Barbara Crammer
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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     =====

They are all members of the Koch Network.

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Frank Kashner
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: CORONAVIRUS AND THE `SHOCK DOCTRINE'
 

We don't want to let the catastrophe to wire a new kind of corporate
interest. And this time the rhetoric is with us. Just as we don't want
medical care (insurance) to stay in control of private interests and
depend on one's employer, we don't want a guaranteed income to remain
there either. For now, there's no choice but to leave the sick leave
and pay up to individual employers, following rules laid down by
government; the structure is not set up for anything better. But
businesses hate this. We can use that to our advantage--this should
not be an employer decision and program; it should be a government
one. Stop depending on employers for anything except wages, hours,
safety conditions, sick and annual leave, coffee breaks, whatever--as
it relates to employment. Everything else, whether health insurance,
minimum income standards, other necessities (food, housing, etc.)
should be government responsibilities. 

Right now is a good time to convince employers, corporations, etc. of
this idea and start working to implement it. It's also a great time to
let the public know that this is what we're after. We should not be
suffering financially just because we are suffering physically. 

Arlene Halfon 

 

RE: US AIRLINES PUSHING FOR MASSIVE BAILOUT GAVE $45BN TO SHAREHOLDERS
IN FIVE YEARS
 

This is how the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Ana Perez
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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But they aren't buying as much fuel, they're not paying employees as
much when there are fewer flights so, how are they going belly up
anyway?

Kenny Kimball
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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     =====

They can get a loan for 0 interest. The money needs to go to small
businesses and individuals who are out of work.

Naomi Lockwood
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

     =====

Nope! Get their money back from their stockholders; not everybody
flies, and not everybody should pay.

Alan Perry
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

 

BAILOUT THE CRUISE LINES -- NO WAY
 

All the major cruise lines are asking for bailouts from the U.S.
Government.

Yet, Disney Cruises sails under the Bahamian flag ... Celebrity
Cruises under Liberian/Maltese flags & Carnival Cruises  under the
Panamanian flag - all to avoid U.S. taxes & employment law

Sabrina McDaniel
post on Facebook

 

TRUMP RESPONSE  --  CARTOON BY DAVE GRANLUND
 

Dave Granlund
January 20, 2020

 

TODAY'S GROW IT AT HOME VICTORY GARDEN
 

 

RE: WHAT CORONAVIRUS REVEALED ABOUT NATIONAL MINDSETS ACROSS THE WORLD
- AND HOW CUBA CAME OUT ON TOP
 

"Cuban officials instead accepted the request, stating that there must
be "a shared effort to confront and stop the spread of the pandemic".
After all, these are still humans suffering, regardless of the
passport they hold.

Cuba itself has only had five confirmed cases of Covid-19, and the
ship docking could threaten to increase that number exponentially.

This is not the first time Cuban healthcare providers have stepped in
to support global emergencies. Cuban doctors were praised after being
deployed in West Africa to help during the Ebola crisis. They were
said to have put other countries "to shame" following their response
to the Haitian earthquake in 2010."

Dave Lott
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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It is disgraceful when hardened people are willing to continue with
their stupid political tunnel visions even in a health crisis of world
proportions. It says so much about lack of compassion and kindness!

Jose Felipe Gonzalez Pabon
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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And Cuba said, PRESENT.

Evelyn Nieves
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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Of course the U.S. wouldn't let them dock. Trump "doesn't want the
numbers to go up".

Lori Kaplan
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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This is for the hypocrite fanaticism of so called sanctions .

Jos, G. Carrasquillo Ramos
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

     =====

God bless Cuba for that.

Danny Jimenez
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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Cuba is doing a lot for the world. They sent doctors to Italy to help
during the emergency, they allow this cruise to anchor and are also
active in the research for vaccine and treatment of the coronavirus.
Thank you Cuba.

Hanne Baier
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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also they have provided China with their medicine which had a great
success ratio on patient recovery.

Javier A Perez Acosta
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

 

RE: CUBA'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE IS PUTTING OTHER COUNTRIES TO SHAME
 

not completely true - which claims no one died as a result of Mathew.
 According to Wikipedia four died as a result of a bridge collapse.
 

"Four people were killed in Cuba due to a bridge collapse, and total
losses in the country amounted to US$2.58 billion, most of which
occurred in the Guantanamo Province."  

[link removed]
[[link removed]]. 

lefties must be very careful in their reports, so right wingnuts won't
be able to claim fake news.  

Bernard Cleyet

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"Cuba's response to the coronavirus pandemic - from sending doctors to
other countries to pioneering anti-viral treatments to converting
factories into mask-making machines - is putting other countries, even
rich countries, to shame."

Of course our jackass in chief wouldn't dream of reaching out for
assistance from a "shit hole" country.

Sidney Simmons
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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this is proletarian internationalism at work!

Bruce Bostick
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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It is shocking even beyond expectation that the corporate media says
nothing about Cuban medical solidarity and the uses of Interferon
(even if commentary would be critical). The BBC News Hour this morning
had an interview with a medical professional who reviewed drugs that
are in use or in research concerning the virus. No mention was made of
Interferon or the treatments used by the Chinese. Unfortunately the
corporate media is not to be trusted: for what it prints or what it
omits.

Harry Targ
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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Speaking of crimes against humanity. What ever happened to our right
to know?

Willie Williamson
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: WHY NIGERIA KNOWS BETTER HOW TO FIGHT CORONA THAN THE US

...its a mixed situation I must be honest. Nigeria was certainly more
proactive in detection at the earlier stage than the US and UK for
example. While this was commendable at the front-end phase, however,
questions still arise as to steps to be taken when patient numbers
increase. I have a great deal of confidence in the DG of the CDC,
however, I worry about the general infrastructure, which is a matter
beyond his abilities or control.

The one factor in Nigeria's 'favour' is that the projected age
demographic that majority of cases shall arise are of younger age -
and in most urban centres there is a fair bit of awareness and private
initiatives at preventative effort. Even restaurants have hand
sanitisers and temperature guns. There were long queues at airports
and other public places with people queuing up just to wash their
hands.

As for social distancing, that will be the biggest problem. In a
society where most of the population subsist on daily income, how do
you enforce a total lock-down, without causing civil unrest? Fact is
millions of Nigerians, need to head out every day to sell, lift,
carry, serve, ferry, and even beg just to earn enough to find one
square meal that day. The next considerations, population density, and
compulsive mobility based on the demands of survival. It's a tough
one, I wish them well. They've got a tough job, but somehow (faith
more than logic - I'm sorry), I think we'll pull through this one.

Ed Keazor
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

RE: BRINGING CHRIST AND CORONAVIRUS: EVANGELICALS TO CONTACT AMAZON
INDIGENOUS

The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Brazil, yet President
Bolsonaro has approved a new project to contact and convert isolated
Amazon indigenous groups by an evangelical organization with a history
of doing deadly harm to indigenous.

Alexandra Del Coro Amengual
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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In the middle of a pandemic??!!! THESE F**KERS ARE ASSASSINS!!!

Kevin Danenberg
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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This made me so angry I could spit.

I loathe Bolsonaro.

 I don't think he is ignorant about what this will do to them.

Emory Thompson
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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Evangelicals = colonization, cultural appropriation and a cancer type
of capitalism that will literally kill these people and their way of
life.

LEAVE THEM ALONE.

Jerry Steele
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

 

RE: THE 2020 ELECTION WON'T LOOK LIKE ANY WE'VE SEEN BEFORE
 

Reichstag fire, anyone?

Gordon Galland
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

 

RE: THE CORONAVIRUS MIGHT KILL FRACKING
 

Oil prices crashing are not because of the Coronavirus, it's falling
because Russia and Saudi Arabia are having a gas war.

Russia is trying to stop the USA from fracking.

Henry DiSanti
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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Russia & OPEC flooding the market Killed Fracking.
Many people don't like Fracking anyway.

Jean M. Brennan
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

 

RE: AFTER BERNIE: HOW THE LEFT CAN GROW AND CHANGE THE DEMOCRATIC
PARTY
 

The defeat of Bernie means we can expect more of the same. No real
change. All we can hope is to get rid of the worst president in the
history of USA.

Joaquin A. Rodriguez
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

     =====

The electorate is fine ,its the corporate stranglehold that Wall
Street GOP/DNC have on all the levers of democracy

Steve Milosic
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

 

RE: LANGSTON HUGHES - DOMESTIC PARIAH, INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR
 

Any similarities to Paul Robeson is not coincidence.

Jose Rinaldi Jovet
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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Anyone that wanted independence for Puerto Rico and anyone that wanted
desegregation was called a communist.

Susan Llequis
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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Black artists have always found more love and acceptance anywhere but
America.

Clarence Lawrey
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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Black Power!! All you need to have enemies is to tell the truth, like
MLK said.

Katy Castro
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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Oh, when poets were superstars!

Michael Hersh
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

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How many brilliant men and women's careers were destroyed by the likes
of McCarthy and JEdgar Hoover, lesser men with no human empathy ?

Victor M.carreras Roena
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
[[link removed]]

 

CHART: THE US RESPONSE TO COVID-19: WHAT'S IN FEDERAL LEGISLATION AND
WHAT'S NOT, BUT STILL NEEDED
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2020
CONTACT: Karen Conner, 202-281-4159, [email protected]

Washington D.C. - This morning, the Center for Economic and Policy
Research (CEPR) published a comparison chart
[[link removed]]
of what is in the two COVID-19 response bills, the compromise bill
passed by the Senate, and most importantly, what important protections
continue to be missing.

The chart is broken into issue areas, like Paid Family and Medical
Leave, Unemployment Insurance, Health Care Capacity, Worker
Protections and Support, and more.

This table is based on the two COVID-19 bills enacted by Congress to
date—the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental
Appropriations Act
[[link removed]] (C1)
and Families First Coronavirus Response Act 
[[link removed]](C2)—and
our best understanding of the compromise bill passed by the Senate
(C3). We will continue to refine and update this document as more
information becomes available.

Full article here
[[link removed]].

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is an independent,
nonpartisan think tank that was established to promote democratic
debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect
people's lives.

CEPR was co-founded by economists DEAN BAKER
[[link removed]] and MARK WEISBROT
[[link removed]] in 1999. CEPR's
Advisory Board includes Nobel Laureate economists ROBERT SOLOW and
JOSEPH STIGLITZ; JANET GORNICK, Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center
and Director of the Luxembourg Income Study; and RICHARD FREEMAN,
Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) [[link removed]]
1611 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 293-5380
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AS RACIST CORONAVIRUS RHETORIC FUELS BIGOTRY, ADVOCATES LAUNCH
REPORTING TOOL
 

By  Laura Wenus
March 20 2020
San Francisco Public Press
[[link removed]]

As the coronavirus has spread, racist harassment and attacks against
Asian Americans have mounted – Chinese restaurants and markets have
seen declining patronage, children have been bullied by their peers
for perceived links to China and transit riders reported being
targeted by insults and outright violence. Federal officials have
repeatedly referred to the coronavirus as “Chinese,” with one CBS
correspondent saying
[[link removed]] an
official even called it “Kung Flu” in her presence. In response, a
coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander advocacy groups have
launched a reporting tool [[link removed]] to
collect data about bigoted acts that could help develop policies to
address them. Cynthia Choi, co-executive director of Chinese for
Affirmative Action in San Francisco, says giving people a place to
report acts of racist aggression can also help them feel less alone
and demonstrate to governments how grave the problem really is.

“When we started hearing about these incidents, directly and in
social media and through our scan of news reports, we quickly
approached different state agencies to say, ‘hey, could you help us
track this? This is happening at such an alarming rate.’ And we
couldn't get a response. And so we decided to take this on
ourselves.” — Cynthia Choi

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