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2020-08-08: News Headlines

_____ (2020-08-08). Coronavirus Is Being Tackled By Nicaragua's Community-Based Health System. popularresistance.org Nicaragua's Sandinista government is — like every other government — engaged in a struggle to limit the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on its people. But Nicaragua suffers two additional handicaps. One is that it is subject to US and European sanctions, which severely limit the aid it gets from abroad or from multilateral bodies. The other is its internal opposition, which aims to use the pandemic in its latest attempt to destabilize the government and turn opinion against it. To do so it employs a wide range of propaganda methods, at home and abroad. These were very evident in a recent article in t…

Nicky Reid (2020-08-07). When the Chickens Came Home to Roost In Portlandistan. counterpunch.org Well folks, it's official, Donald Trump has declared war on America. Probably should have saw that coming. After all, I've long argued that our dayglow duce isn't an isolationist but merely the world's shittiest imperialist. After trying and failing miserably to bring fascism to Nicaragua and Venezuela, Trump has set his sites on targets much

_____ (2020-08-06). Document Exposes US Plot To Overthrow Nicaragua's Elected Government. popularresistance.org A newly released document exposes a US government operation to overthrow the democratically elected socialist government in Nicaragua. | The plot is administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a regime-change vehicle that uses the pretense of "humanitarian aid" to advance Washington's aggressive foreign-policy interests. | The document (PDF) details the creation of a new "task order" called Responsive Assistance in Nicaragua (RAIN) and its plan for "Nicaragua's transition to democracy"…

_____ (2020-08-06). Document Exposes US Plot To Overthrow Nicaragua's Elected Governmentt. popularresistance.org A newly released document exposes a US government operation to overthrow the democratically elected socialist government in Nicaragua. | The plot is administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a regime-change vehicle that uses the pretense of "humanitarian aid" to advance Washington's aggressive foreign-policy interests. | The document (PDF) details the creation of a new "task order" called Responsive Assistance in Nicaragua (RAIN) and its plan for "Nicaragua's transition to democracy"…

The Canary (2020-08-06). UK's first Dutch-style roundabout which prioritises cyclists opens in Cambridge. thecanary.co The UK's first Dutch-style roundabout — which prioritises cyclists and pedestrians over motorists — has opened in Cambridge.Cyclists have an outer ring on the roundabout, with cycle crossings over each of the four approach roads in a contrasting red surface.There are also zebra crossings over each approach road for pedestrians.Motorists must give way to pedestrians and to cyclists when joining and leaving the roundabout.Cambridgeshire County Council said that the old roundabout "was perceived by many people to be dangerous to cycle around" (Joe Giddens/PA)Reduced lane widths on the roundabout and at exi…

_____ (2020-08-06). US Contracts Out Its Regime Change Operation In Nicaragua. popularresistance.org Masaya, Nicaragua – An extraordinary leaked document gives a glimpse of the breadth and complexity of the US government's plan to interfere in Nicaragua's internal affairs up to and after its presidential election in 2021. | The plan,[1] a 14-page extract from a much longer document, dates from March-April this year and sets the terms for a contract to be awarded by USAID (a "Request for Task Order Proposal"). It was revealed by reporter William Grigsby from Nicaragua's independent Radio La Primerisima[2] and describes the task of creating what the document calls "the environment for Nicaragua's transition to dem…

WSWS (2020-08-06). Transport for London coronavirus bailout prepares tube privatisation. wsws.org The bailout, only half the sum requested, spearheads an assault on TfL's workforce, in stark contrast to the generous packages offered to the privatised passenger rail franchises.

Philipp Gerhartinger and Joseph Woss (2020-08-06). A fair and solid crisis financing. indybay.org The contrast between the EU and the US in COVID financing could hardly be greater. McDonald's operators, Marathon Oil (over $400 million), Exxon, Chevron and Sea World received relief and will reduce their future tax payments. Tax gifts charac terize the US way of corruption and contradict these recommendations.

Ben Norton (2020-08-06). Document exposes new U.S. plot to overthrow Nicaragua's elected socialist gov't. mronline.org A disturbing new document outlines plans for a U.S. regime-change scheme against Nicaragua's elected leftist government, overseen by USAID, to bring about a "market economy" and a purge of Sandinistas.

sputniknews (2020-08-05). 'Coup-Plotters for Hire': Unearthed USAID Nicaragua Regime Change Doc Puts 2018 Protests in Context. sputniknews.com An uncovered US Agency for International Development (USAID) document lays out a blueprint for regime change in Nicaragua. An expert told Sputnik the playbook shines a new light on the 2018 protests in Nicaragua as well as similar operations in other countries targeted by the US, such as Venezuela.

2020-08-07: News Headlines

Nicky Reid (2020-08-07). When the Chickens Came Home to Roost In Portlandistan. counterpunch.org Well folks, it's official, Donald Trump has declared war on America. Probably should have saw that coming. After all, I've long argued that our dayglow duce isn't an isolationist but merely the world's shittiest imperialist. After trying and failing miserably to bring fascism to Nicaragua and Venezuela, Trump has set his sites on targets much

_____ (2020-08-06). Document Exposes US Plot To Overthrow Nicaragua's Elected Governmentt. popularresistance.org A newly released document exposes a US government operation to overthrow the democratically elected socialist government in Nicaragua. | The plot is administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a regime-change vehicle that uses the pretense of "humanitarian aid" to advance Washington's aggressive foreign-policy interests. | The document (PDF) details the creation of a new "task order" called Responsive Assistance in Nicaragua (RAIN) and its plan for "Nicaragua's transition to democracy"…

_____ (2020-08-06). Document Exposes US Plot To Overthrow Nicaragua's Elected Government. popularresistance.org A newly released document exposes a US government operation to overthrow the democratically elected socialist government in Nicaragua. | The plot is administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a regime-change vehicle that uses the pretense of "humanitarian aid" to advance Washington's aggressive foreign-policy interests. | The document (PDF) details the creation of a new "task order" called Responsive Assistance in Nicaragua (RAIN) and its plan for "Nicaragua's transition to democracy"…

The Canary (2020-08-06). UK's first Dutch-style roundabout which prioritises cyclists opens in Cambridge. thecanary.co The UK's first Dutch-style roundabout — which prioritises cyclists and pedestrians over motorists — has opened in Cambridge.Cyclists have an outer ring on the roundabout, with cycle crossings over each of the four approach roads in a contrasting red surface.There are also zebra crossings over each approach road for pedestrians.Motorists must give way to pedestrians and to cyclists when joining and leaving the roundabout.Cambridgeshire County Council said that the old roundabout "was perceived by many people to be dangerous to cycle around" (Joe Giddens/PA)Reduced lane widths on the roundabout and at exi…

_____ (2020-08-06). US Contracts Out Its Regime Change Operation In Nicaragua. popularresistance.org Masaya, Nicaragua – An extraordinary leaked document gives a glimpse of the breadth and complexity of the US government's plan to interfere in Nicaragua's internal affairs up to and after its presidential election in 2021. | The plan,[1] a 14-page extract from a much longer document, dates from March-April this year and sets the terms for a contract to be awarded by USAID (a "Request for Task Order Proposal"). It was revealed by reporter William Grigsby from Nicaragua's independent Radio La Primerisima[2] and describes the task of creating what the document calls "the environment for Nicaragua's transition to dem…

WSWS (2020-08-06). Transport for London coronavirus bailout prepares tube privatisation. wsws.org The bailout, only half the sum requested, spearheads an assault on TfL's workforce, in stark contrast to the generous packages offered to the privatised passenger rail franchises.

Ben Norton (2020-08-06). Document exposes new U.S. plot to overthrow Nicaragua's elected socialist gov't. mronline.org A disturbing new document outlines plans for a U.S. regime-change scheme against Nicaragua's elected leftist government, overseen by USAID, to bring about a "market economy" and a purge of Sandinistas.

Philipp Gerhartinger and Joseph Woss (2020-08-06). A fair and solid crisis financing. indybay.org The contrast between the EU and the US in COVID financing could hardly be greater. McDonald's operators, Marathon Oil (over $400 million), Exxon, Chevron and Sea World received relief and will reduce their future tax payments. Tax gifts charac terize the US way of corruption and contradict these recommendations.

sputniknews (2020-08-05). 'Coup-Plotters for Hire': Unearthed USAID Nicaragua Regime Change Doc Puts 2018 Protests in Context. sputniknews.com An uncovered US Agency for International Development (USAID) document lays out a blueprint for regime change in Nicaragua. An expert told Sputnik the playbook shines a new light on the 2018 protests in Nicaragua as well as similar operations in other countries targeted by the US, such as Venezuela.

Ben Norton (2020-08-04). Document exposes new US plot to overthrow Nicaragua's elected socialist gov't. thegrayzone.com A disturbing new document outlines plans for a US regime-change scheme against Nicaragua's elected leftist government, overseen by USAID, to…

DiMasi JA. (2020-08-04). Research and Development Costs of New Drugs. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The article by Dr Wouters and colleagues compared their estimate of the mean cost of developing a new drug with that found in a study by myself and colleagues. Their base case mean cost per approved new drug of $1.3 billion (in 2018 US dollars) stands in contrast to our estimate of $2.8 billion (2018 US dollars). The authors acknowledged that their sample was nonrepresentative in a number of drug characteristics (including therapeutic class) and by firm size (primarily small firms). Given that our sample consisted of midsized to large firms, their results could be viewed as complementary. Wouters an…