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John Pilger: Can we trust our governments in what they say to us about Coronavirus? No, we can’t, absolutely not!

Originally published: Dandelion Salad (April 9, 2020)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and film-maker John Pilger about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

He discusses the fact that the Conservative government was warned about shortages leaving the NHS vulnerable in pandemics 4 years ago, the damage privatisation has done to the National Health Service, budget cuts which have seen bed capacities fall to record lows, his criticisms of the Boris Johnson administration’s response to Coronavirus, the lack of mass-testing in the U.K. which has been seen in other countries such as Germany, South Korea and China, the government blaming China for the Coronavirus crisis, the threat to Julian Assange’s life as he is denied release from prison as Coronavirus claims its first victim in Belmarsh Prison and more!

From the archives:

Coronavirus Pandemic, Economic and Political Crises, and Revolutionary Situations by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

US Gunning for Trouble, by Finian Cunningham + Caleb Maupin: New Great Depression in USA?

Abby Martin: US Empire Exploits COVID-19 For More War

Sick and Sadistic: World Fights COVID-19 Amid U.S. Sanctions, by Finian Cunningham

NATO and COVID-19: A Parasitical Disease in Europe’s Biggest-ever War Games (Cancelled) + America’s Wages of Sin by Finian Cunningham

Assange Hearing Day 1 by Craig Murray + USA v Julian Assange: Extradition Day 2 + The Assange Story: Wikileaks Founder’s Journey From Whistleblowing Hero To Exile

John Pilger: The Dirty War on the NHS: Privatisation, Profits and the Impact on Patients

John Pilger: The Coming War On China (must-see)

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