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May 18 Red Daily News Wire



News and developments from around the world from the weekend of May 16 & 17.


Featured:


- CANADA’S CERB: HOW AN EMERGENCY BENEFIT DESIGNED FOR EXPOSED PEOPLE BECAME A GIANT WINDFALL FOR GOVERNMENTS


It is becoming very clear that the CERB is not only a taxable benefit but a massive windfall to provincial and territorial Treasuries and their public housing providers. And it’s more than interesting that this cavalcade of confiscation is taking place on the backs of poor seniors, low income working age adults and people with disabilities, the very people who are most vulnerable to COVID19 and those in greatest need of the CERB.

Brazil:


- Brazilian Workers' Party Ask for Impeachment Against Bolsonaro


- Brazil Second Health Minister Quits, Deepening COVID-19 Crisis


- 'The ship is sinking': Bolsonaro battles to block foul-mouthed cabinet video


Canada:


- First Nations Asked for Help in Fighting COVID-19. They Were Ignored


Germany:


- The Deadly Consequences of Neoliberalism: The Covid-19 Pandemic in Germany


India:


- India: Right wing uses COVID-19 to implement 12-hour workday, 72-hour week


Israel / Palestine:


- Netanyahu Sworn in as Israeli PM, Vows West Bank Annexation


- International Socialist Coalition Blasts Israeli Labor for Joining Netanyahu's Pro-annexation Government


- Palestinians tear gassed in protests against Israeli settlements


- Jordan Warns Israel of 'Massive Conflict' Over Annexation


Latin America:


- Latin America Sees Rise in COVID-19 Cases as Economies Reopen


- 'We're all on death row now': Latin America's prisons reel from Covid-19


Lebanon:


- Lebanon's 'second wave' of resistance


Puerto Rico:


- Puerto Rico to Hold Statehood Referendum Amid Disillusion


United Kingdom:


- Austerity reloaded: Tories want us to pay for crisis


United Sates:


- Meet the Slate of Socialist Insurgents Running for Office in New York


- Civil Disobedience, Billionaire-Style


Venezuela:


- Venezuela Reveals Proof of Guaido’s Involvement in Foiled Plot


- Venezuela: Guaido’s Leadership in Question Following Failed Coup Attempt


- Sabotage Reported on Caracas’ Water System – Pumping of Water Interrupted in Caracas


- Ex-Green Beret captured in Venezuela believed U.S. backed overthrow plot: family


- Iran Reportedly Sends Five Tankers to Venezuela Amid US Economic Blockade


Vietnam:


- Viet Nam vs. COVID-19: How one small nation defeated a global enemy


- Vietnam now clear of community transmission of COVID-19: PM


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