Daily Archives: March 19, 2020

Conscious Eating and Transparency – 3/18/20 (Zoom Meeting)

The Edible Schoolyard Project

Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus ‘Will Blow Right Past’ Trump’s July And August Claims | The Last Word | MSNBC

MSNBC

Mar 16, 2020

Dr. Michael Osterholm tells Lawrence O’Donnell that he believes the president’s new timeline for the worst of the coronavirus is not long enough. Dr. Jonathan Quick tells Lawrence that a strong federal response is needed, instead of piecemeal state responses. Aired on 03/16/2020.

Joseph Stiglitz: Trump’s “Trickle-Down” Economic Plans Are Not Enough to Meet Coronavirus Challenge

Democracy Now!

Mar 19, 2020

The coronavirus relief package signed by President Trump Wednesday provides unemployment benefits and free coronavirus testing to millions of Americans suddenly out of a job, but guarantees paid sick leave to less than 20% of American workers. Earlier this month, Trump signed into law an $8 billion coronavirus response package and has laid out the first details of a third, $1 trillion economic package and invoked the Korean War-era Defense Production Act to allow the government to direct industrial production. For more on those bailouts and who benefits, we speak with Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist, Columbia University professor and chief economist for the Roosevelt Institute. He served as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton and as chief economist of the World Bank. His latest book is “People, Power and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent.”

‘Premeditated murder’ to increase US sanctions during pandemic – Galloway

RT America

Mar 19, 2020

An eighth of the world’s countries are under US sanctions. How does this complicate Washington’s cooperation with these countries in battling the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic? Former UK MP George Galloway joins Rick Sanchez to weigh in. He calls it “sadistic” for the US State Dept.to increase sanctions on Iran as the latter struggles against the deadly pandemic.

US re-sanctions Iran despite country’s desperation

RT America

Mar 19, 2020

The US State Dept has stepped up sanctions against Iran, depriving the country of vital medical supplies as it fights the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Some researchers believe that Iran will lose 3.5 million people to the pandemic. US sanctions also persist on Cuba, Russia, Venezuela and elsewhere. RT America’s Alex Mihailovich reports for the News with Rick Sanchez.

Hundreds of billions of locusts are swarming in East Africa, ME and Asia

RT America

Mar 19, 2020

By June, there could be trillions.

Defense Sec. Mark Esper on mobilizing the U.S. military to fight COVID-19

PBS NewsHour
Mar 19, 2020

The U.S. military is gearing up to fight the novel coronavirus, which is spreading rapidly across the U.S. Plans include deployment of hospital ships as overflow for hospitals, allocation of critical medical supplies and research in military labs on development of treatment and a vaccine. Judy Woodruff speaks with Defense Secretary Mark Esper about these efforts and keeping service members safe.