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  • THE TRUTH – Gov’t docs emerge to show how they’ve failed us all

    COVID-19: THE TRUTH – Gov’t docs emerge to show how they’ve failed us all

    In October 2016 the UK government ran a national pandemic flu exercise. It was codenamed Exercise Cygnus. The report of its findings was not made publicly available, as part of the general antipathy towards the NHS in general by the Conservative party. But the then chief medical officer Sally Davies commented on what she had learnt from it in December 2016. The public will now pay with their lives for deliberate government inaction and total disregard towards their primary function – to protect us all.

  • BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - OCTOBER 26: (FILE PHOTO) Ageing infrastructure, leaking crude oil and debris from decades of extraction, litter an oil field, October 26, 2006 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Oil-rich Azerbaijan gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and its wealth of oil has been responsible for both its development and success, as well as its status as one of the most polluted environments in the world. Azerbaijan have joined the Ukraine in the construction of the Odessa - Brody pipeline, to provide Europe with 6-7 million tones of oil each year and will reduce dependence on giant Russian energy firm, Gazprom. (Photo by Wojtek Laski/Getty Images)

    The COVID-19 debt deluge

    How long the COVID-19 crisis will last, and what its immediate economic costs will be, is anyone’s guess. But even if the pandemic’s economic impact is contained, it may have already set the stage for a debt meltdown long in the making, starting in many of the Asian emerging and developing economies on the front lines of the outbreak.

  • Yanis Varoufakis

    Yanis Varoufakis on the economic and political impact of the Coronavirus | DiEM25

    Yanis Varoufakis, DiEM25 co-founder and MeRA25 MP, on the economic and political impact of the coronavirus.

  • Workers clean a subway station in Brooklyn as New York City confronts the coronavirus outbreak on March 11, 2020 in New York City. , Spencer Platt/Getty Images

    What workers have already won in the face of Coronavirus

    When things get dire enough, the working class fights back. In dealing with the outbreak of the coronavirus, people across the United States have organized at their workplaces, and also won major reforms in the housing sector.