• The Left Chapter

May 21 Red Daily Newswire

With news from the United States, Canada, Venezuela and more.


International left news from May 20.


Featured:


Andrew Cuomo is no hero. He's to blame for New York's coronavirus catastrophe


There’s something disturbing about Cuomo being hailed as the hero of the pandemic when he should rightly be one of the villains. As Business Insider notes, he is now only able to attain praise for his actions because his earlier failures made those actions necessary. He’s lauded for addressing a problem that he himself partly caused. Of course, part of this is because Donald Trump has bungled the coronavirus response even more badly, so that Cuomo – by not being a complete buffoon – looks like a capable statesman by contrast. But this is the problem: for too long, Democrats have measured their politicians by “whether they are better than Republicans”. This sets the bar very low indeed, and means that Democrats end up settling for incompetent and amoral leaders who betray progressive values again and again.

Africa:


Why are Africa's coronavirus successes being overlooked?


Canada:


THE BOMB


Indigenous group files human rights complaint against Montreal police


Manitoba government proposes 5 days of unpaid leave for 1,000s of employees to cut costs


Province and feds have no plans to pay low-wage essential workers a living wage


Colombia:


Colombia: outrage as warlord's son picked to lead victim support project


Cuba:


UK Government Supports Cuba Against US Blockade


Feminism / Women's Issues:


This pandemic threatens to undo what generations of feminists have fought for


International:


'Ticking Time Bomb': Corporate Lawyers Openly Discussing Suing Nations Over Profits Lost to Covid-19 Measures


Israel / Palestine:


Netanyahu Ordered by Court to Appear at Start of Graft Trial


Latin America:


Hospitals in Latin America buckling under coronavirus strain


United States:


American "transparency" is a sham


Coronavirus hot spots erupt across the country; experts warn of second wave in South


US trade unions to sue over failure to protect workers from Covid-19


'Democracy Has Prevailed': Federal Court Rules NY Primary Must Go Forward With Sanders, Yang, and Others on Ballot


Lockdown Delays Cost at Least 36,000 Lives, Data Show


PROGRESSIVE WINS D.A. RACE IN PORTLAND, SENDING “SHOCKWAVES” THROUGH OREGON’S PUNITIVE SYSTEM


Venezuela:


UN Under-Secretary Condemns US Sanctions Against Venezuela


Venezuela Demands the UN to Act on US, Colombia's Interferences


Venezuelan Army to Escort Iranian Tankers Bringing Gasoline to Venezuelans Blockaded by US Sanctions