Daily News Digest October 7, 2020

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The US Capitalist Class is Divided Over When — Not If, to Apply:  The Iron Heel!

The Trump Administration is Going to Be Pushing/Proiteering Remdesivir When He Gets Out of the Hospital and On the Campaign Trail.:   Trump Has Been Treated With Gilead Sciences Remdesivir In Addition yo Regeneron’s Neutralizing Antibody Cocktail President Donald Trump, who recently tested positive for the coronavirus, has been treated with Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir in addition to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s experimental neutralizing antibody cocktail. Gilead’s GILD, -1.81%  remdesivir received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration in May. It is an antiviral therapy that so far has been proven to reduce recovery times in COVID-19 patients who have been hospitalized with severe cases of the disease. It helps stop the spread of the virus in the body. By Jaimy Lee

Extreme Fires and Floods — We Are at the Global Waming ‘Tipping Point’ If It’s Not Here, Its Near!

Due to Years of Austerity, Cuts to Public Health Care, And An Anti-Science and Profiteering President, The United States Now Leads the World In  Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in the World! And Now the Total Caronavirs Deaths in the United  States are Over 20%  of the Total Deaths in the Entire World!

Another Example Capitalism as a Failed System: World Capilalism Was Aware of the Danger of Cornovavirus Threat 4 Years Ago and Did Nothing!

Under Capitalism — Human Lives Don’t Matter  Capitalism Does Not, and Never Has, Worked for the Masses! In Its Death Agony, Capitalism Is Traveling About The World Like The Four Horsemen of the The Apocalypse, Spreading  Racism,  War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death. The very future of Humanity Is Now At stake! By Roland SheppardLaura Gray’s cartoon from the front page of The Militant August 18, 1945, Under the Banner Headline: “There Is No Peace”

During This Economic Crisis, Capitalism’s Three-Point Political Program: 1.Austerity,2.Scapegoat Blacks, Minorities, and ‘Illegal’ Immigrants for Unemployment, and 3.  The Iron Heel!

Always Remember:  That President Obama, With a Majority Democrat Legislature Supported the Wall Street Bailout and Remember, That he Established, in writing,  the United States Capitalist Austerity Program. —  The Race to the Bottom/Pauperization of the 99%!

Democracy?:As the Capitalist Robber Barons Steal from the 99%,  Only the 1% Voted For Austerity!   The 99% Should Decide On Austerity — Not Just The 1% Who, Profit From Austerity!!  Under Austerity, All of the World Will Eventually Be Pauperized, Humbled, and Desecrated Like Greece and Puerto Rico.!   Socialism Means True Democracy, that the 99% Will Rule, Not the Few!

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Quotes 0f the Day:

More than half of Earth’s freshwater resources are held by the Antarctic Ice Sheet, which thus represents by far the largest potential source for global sea-level rise under future warming conditions1. Its long-term stability determines the fate of our coastal cities and cultural heritage. Feedbacks between ice, atmosphere, ocean, and the solid Earth give rise to potential nonlinearities in its response to temperature changes. So far, we are lacking a comprehensive stability analysis of the Antarctic Ice Sheet for different amounts of global warming. Here we show that the Antarctic Ice Sheet exhibits a multitude of temperature thresholds beyond which ice loss is irreversible. Consistent with palaeodata2 we find, using the Parallel Ice Sheet Model3,4,5, that at global warming levels around 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, West Antarctica is committed to long-term partial collapse owing to the marine ice-sheet instability. — The Hysteresis of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

Videos of the Day:

What Constitutes Affordable Housing? When we talk about affordable housing, we usually talk about whether someone has a place to live or not. But buried in that discussion is another facet of the housing shortage: whether someone’s rent is just a few dollars away from becoming unaffordable.

United States:

The United States is not a Democracy (A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly)! Only the 1%, through their ownership of the Reublicrats and who profit from war and the war budget, vote for War and the war budget — A policy, which Gore Vidal called a  Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace. — The 99% Should Decide On War — Not Just The 1% Who Profit From War!  Under a Democracy, The 99% would have the right to vote on the policy of Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace! The United States takes from the poor and gives to the Rich. Rax the Rich!  — They Can Afford To Pay!

Against Covid-19, Imperfect Measures Do the Most Good Speed and scale may matter more than absolute effectiveness when it comes to tests, masks, treatments and vaccines. It is a basic instinct of infectious diseases clinicians and researchers to seek and prescribe prophylactics or treatments that are almost guaranteed to benefit the patients who entrust us with their care. With Covid-19, this instinct can be counterproductive. By  Dr. Schiffer  infectious diseases specialist.Environment:

Capitalism – Not ‘Humanity’ – Is Killing the World’s Wildlife The new Living Planet report grimly documents global environmental destruction, but lets the responsible systems and institutions off the hook The latest Living Planet report from the WWF makes for grim reading: a 60% decline in wild animal populations since 1970, collapsing ecosystems, and a distinct possibility that the human species will not be far behind. The report repeatedly stresses that humanity’s consumption is to blame for this mass extinction, and journalists have been quick to amplify the message. The Guardian headline reads “Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations,” while the BBC runs with “Mass wildlife loss caused by human consumption.” by Anna PigottAntarctica’s Ice Loss Could Soon Be Irreversible Global heating means the southern ice will melt. Antarctica’s ice loss could then be permanent, drowning many great cities. The greatest mass of ice on the planet is growing steadily more unstable, and that means Antarctica’s ice loss may before long be inexorable. New studies show that right now, just one degree of warming must mean an eventual sea level rise of 1.3 metres, simply from the flow of melting ice from the continent of Antarctica. By Tim RadfordCivil Rights/Black Liberation!


Nearly 20,000 US Amazon and Whole Foods workers have been infected with COVID-19 The increase in Amazon’s market capitalization since the start of the year amounts to $34 million for each worker who got sick. On Thursday, the management of Amazon quietly revealed in a blog post that 19,816 employees in the US, including warehouse and Whole Foods workers, have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. By  Tom Carter



Education, Health, Science, and Welfare:

The government of the United States can pass laws in a few days to spend tens of trillions of dollars for war and the bailout of Wall Street and the bankers. Yet, those who pass universal healthcare for  themselves, but they cannot spend even one trillion dollars for universal health for those who are ‘governed’! This is what is considered, by the powers to be,  a democracy and part of the democratic way. — Roland Sheppard, Let the People  Vote on Healthcare