COVID-19

The sudden surge in numbers of COVID-19 cases in the Brazilian state of Amazonas has caused a collapse in the public health system with a lack of ICU beds and oxygen, writes People's Dispatch. Jair Bolsonaro’s government now admits it knew about the impending oxygen shortage eight days before several hospitals collapsed on January 14.

In the dying days of his presidency, Donald Trump’s administration redesignated Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

Pressures from the pandemic mean that the long-running Alfalfa House Community Food Cooperative is facing the prospect of having to close at the end of January, reports Pip Hinman.

Like Donald Trump, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has normalised white supremacists, peddled fake news, downplayed the coronavirus pandemic and used conspiracy theories to attack science, writes Michael Fox.

Today the war drums have new and highly enthusiastic beaters in Britain, America and the 'West', writes John Pilger.

Thanks to all of Green Left's supporters; we wouldn't have done it without you, write Susan Price and Pip Hinman.

The current upsurge of COVID-19 infections in the United States is, by far, the most serious of the pandemic to date, writes Barry Sheppard

The global airline industry is doing its utmost to redeem itself and win back customers it lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic by promoting notions of sustainable or green aviation, writes Hans Baer

Even if a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for use before Donald Trump leaves office, the job of vaccinating the US population will be largely left to underfunded local governments, writes Barry Sheppard.

The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network reports questions are being asked about a new trade deal Australia just signed that does not include commitments to labour rights or environmental protections.

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