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Navy’s dismissal of Brett Crozier part of a pattern ignoring warnings facing sailors: report 5.4.2020 Raw Story
by T. Christian Miller and Megan Rose Capt. Brett Crozier, fired this week from command of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, joins a growing list of Navy officers who attempted to raise concerns about the safety of their ships and crew, only to pay with their jobs. Crozier wrote a letter dated March 30 […]
Trump administration quietly guts COVID-19 paid leave provision that already excluded 75 percent of workers 4.4.2020 Raw Story
The Trump administration has quietly issued new guidance that will exempt many small businesses from having to provide some workers with paid leave during the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Labor issued a temporary rule Wednesday that effectively exempted businesses with fewer than 50 workers from being required to provide 12 weeks of paid leave for workers whose […]
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An Interview With Elizabeth Warren: Trump’s $500 Billion Coronavirus “Slush Fund” and More 4.4.2020 Mother Jones
Few people know more about conducting financial oversight during an economic crisis than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who led the congressional panel that monitored how billions in federal bailout funds were spent—and misspent—following the 2008 crash. This week, she Zoomed with Mother Jones’ Washington, DC bureau chief David Corn from the back porch of her […]
Massive coronavirus bailout will inevitably result in scandal – and Trump’s hatred of oversight will aggravate it 3.4.2020 Raw Story
There’s going to be scandal involved in this bailout. It is unquestionable. There is going to be fraud– that is going to be committed in this bailout. There are going to be individuals who are unjustly rewarded, and others who should have been saved and rescued, who will be left on the side  to rot.—Neil […]
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House Intelligence chairman calls for 9/11-style commission to investigate Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic 3.4.2020 Raw Story
Although President Donald Trump is finally acknowledging how deadly the coronavirus is, he continues to draw a great deal of criticism from Democrats for all the weeks he spend downplaying its severity and insisting that it didn’t pose a major threat to the United States. And House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, according to CNN […]
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FEMA says new ventilators promised by Trump won’t be available until June: report 2.4.2020 Raw Story
FEMA told the House Oversight Committee this week that most of the 100,000 ventilators that President Trump promised for the fight against coronavirus won’t be available until June, according to POLITICO. “FEMA officials, according to a readout of a pair of briefings by the panel’s Democrats, indicated that a shortage of ventilators would worsen by […]
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Trump backs Gilead’s exclusive patent on treatment as US reels from COVID-19 deaths 2.4.2020 Raw Story
As the United States leads the world in coronavirus cases, the nation’s healthcare system is already stretched to capacity and protective gear in short supply. President Trump and his health advisors say more than 100,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus in the next two weeks. Meanwhile, millions of people have lost their jobs, and […]
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After a long day of lockdown, how ‘essential’ is a drink? 2.4.2020 Raw Story
Some countries have banned alcohol, others say liquor shops are essential services, and one top official even suggested a tipple after another long day trapped at home can be a necessary restorative. The debate around alcohol and the coronavirus pandemic touches on issues of health, the economy, worker safety — and whether for some a […]
Inspector general builds a huge team of watchdogs over stimulus — even as Trump threatens to obstruct them 2.4.2020 Raw Story
On Wednesday, Politico correspondent Kyle Cheney reported that Glenn Fine, the Pentagon inspector general overseeing the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus spending package, has appointed a dozen new inspectors general to serve on his oversight panel. The new hires, which include the inspectors general for the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, and Veterans […]
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America’s global military presence skyrockets under Trump: US commandos now deployed to 141 nations 1.4.2020 Raw Story
Last October, a group of eight Apache attack and CH-47 Chinook helicopters carrying U.S. commandos roared out of an airfield in Iraq. They raced through Turkish airspace and across the Syrian border, coming in low as they approached a village just north of Idlib Province where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his bodyguards, and some of […]
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Climate strikers blast EPA suspension of pollution laws: ‘How are we supposed to protect our lungs?’ 1.4.2020 Raw Story
As our nation passed the grim benchmark last Thursday with the world’s most confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Environmental Protection Agency quietly announced its new policy to relax oversight for water or air violations at power plants and other industrial operations. Global climate strikers, led by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, didn’t let it slide into the oblivion of […]
In Venezuela shift, US offers sanctions relief for transitional government that excludes Juan Guaido 1.4.2020 Raw Story
The United States on Tuesday offered a path for Venezuela’s leftist leadership to remove sanctions in the face of a mounting humanitarian crisis by accepting a transitional government that excludes US ally Juan Guaido. The tactical shift came after more than a year of faltering US-led efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro and as fears […]
Banks bow to pressure and axe shareholder payments 1.4.2020 BBC: Business
The Bank of England welcomed the decision by the UK's biggest banks and encouraged them to scrap bonuses.
Is Covid-19 introducing a new generation to fears of ‘Jewish Contagion’? 31.3.2020 Raw Story
When news first broke of COVID-19’s presence in New York City, it centered on the city of New Rochelle and its Orthodox Jewish community as the source of the contagion. New York health officials announced that the state of New York would issue a containment zone one mile in every direction around an Orthodox Jewish […]
Red Bull boss on ventilators, coronavirus 'camps' & F1 regulations delay to 2023 31.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
Red Bull boss Christian Horner on ventilators, coronavirus 'camps' & F1's new regulations possibly being delayed until 2023.
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Here’s a comprehensive list of everyone Trump has blamed for his pandemic response failures 31.3.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump infamously said that he isn’t taking any responsibility for the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and has instead constantly sought to shift blame for the government’s failures onto others. The Washington Post’s Amber Phillips has created an exhaustive list of all the people whom Trump has blamed for his own […]
The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same 31.3.2020 The Moderate Voice

Gettyimages Ian Goldin, University of Oxford and Robert Muggah, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) With COVID-19 infections now evident in 176 countries, the pandemic is the most significant threat to humanity since the second world war. Then, as now, confidence in international cooperation and institutions plumbed new lows. While the onset of […]

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Trump to kneecap Obama-era fuel efficiency standards, hurtling nation ‘toward a more dangerous climate’ 31.3.2020 Raw Story
“Of all the bad things President Trump has done to the environment, this is the worst.” As the nation grapples with the coronavirus outbreak crisis, the Trump administration intends to further threaten public health and advance its attacks on environmental regulations with a new rule neutering Obama-era vehicle mileage standards, according to multiple news reports […]
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Trump takes another step towards authoritarianism as America grapples with the coronavirus pandemic 31.3.2020 Raw Story
No sooner did Donald Trump sign the $2-trillion coronavirus aid bill last Friday than he immediately made clear that he intends to break the new law to insist on his own powers, not those dictated by Congress, in seeing how money gets spent. One of the main blocking points to the bill as originally outlined […]
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Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget 30.3.2020 Truthout.com
Headed into a historically expensive election, there remains no independent oversight of the DNC chair’s ...
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