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Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, U.S. Economic Sanctions on Iran, Venezuela a ‘Crime Against Humanity’

Interview with Alfred de Zayas, professor of law at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and former first UN independent expert for the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, by Melinda Tuhus

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Pandemic Rescue Bill Includes Massive, Unprecedented Wealth Transfer from Beleaguered Working People to Corporations

Interview with Richard Eskow, senior advisor for Health & Economic Justice with the group Social Security Works and Zero Hour TV host, conducted by Scott Harris

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Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Gaping Holes in U.S. Social Safety Net That Must Be Overhauled & Improved

Interview with Rev. Jim Wallis, a writer, teacher, preacher, justice advocate and founder of Sojourners magazine, conducted by Scott Harris

This Week’s Under-reported News Summary April 1, 2020

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Now with this #coronavirus crisis upon us, Corbyn's policies are so obviously the only way forward to survival. #BorisJohnson's cut-throat capitalism, racist #Brexit and lethal austerity is obviously a suicide pact. Wake up before it's too late! #TrumpGenocide #GOPDeathCult https://t.co/EjWAWu5FWt

Red-states', Cult-like Obeisance to #Trump Is Killing People:
Every one of 10 states w/out a Stay-at-home order is a red state. But when CNN showed this map, they didn't point out that every one of them is a Republican dominated state with a GOP Governor! https://t.co/iey8VHcIDC

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo on how it could so difficult to get life-saving medical supplies for hospital workers on the frontline of the pandemic
https://t.co/OIZHMuJTXI #WTF #OMG #medicalsupplies

Lack of coordinating supplies, so many failures since January when intelligence agencies warned of pandemic

https://t.co/LBJwJSlEKy #pandemic #misinformation #trumpgenocide

Dan Rather: "How is it that a country that can put men on the moon can't get enough masks and gowns for its health care frontline workers?" https://t.co/l60ImMMRIl

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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo on how it could so difficult to get life-saving medical supplies for hospital workers on the frontline of the pandemic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcByd4MdrfY #WTF #OMG #medicalsupplies
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Watch live: N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives coronavirus update
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is giving an update Friday on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. He announced Thursday that the state has now s...
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Lack of coordinating supplies, so many failures since January when intelligence agencies warned of pandemic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjud_Jvyeaw #pandemic #misinformation #trumpgenocide
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Boston Globe Editorial Board: Trump 'Has Blood On His Hands' | The Last Word | MSNBC
Bina Venkataraman, Editorial Page Editor for The Boston Globe, tells Lawrence O'Donnell that President Trump is trying to "recalibrate our expectations" afte...
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National #medicalsupply stockpile near depletion, leaving "Trump administration & states to compete for personal protective equipment in a freewheeling global marketplace rife with profiteering & price-gouging,"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-protective-gear-stockpile-depleted/2020/04/01/44d6592a-741f-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html #wtf #pricegouging #profiteering #pandemic
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"U.S. exports of surgical masks, ventilators & other personal protective gear to China skyrocketed in January and February, when the coronavirus was wreaking havoc in the country where it began & as U.S. intelligence agencies warned it would soon spread."
https://www.yahoo.com/now/u-exported-nearly-60-million-215234356.html
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Trump doesn't want to step in to stop profiteering on medical supplies. Rear Adm. John Polowczyk said they were not going to disrupt the commercial supply chain

https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/claire-mccaskill-says-trump-hasn-t-stopped-price-gouging-with-medical-supplies-81566789611 #medicalsupplies #coronaviruspandemic