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COVID-19 forces US foreign policy on backfoot

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at US-China and US-Russia relations during the pandemic and falling oil prices

US Patriot missiles in Iraq US deploys Patriot missile systems in Iraq

The missiles have been deployed to Ain al-Assad and Erbil bases in Iraq, both of which recently suffered missile and rocket attacks. Iran has condemned the deployment as a bid to increase tensions in west Asia

US forces withdraw from three Iraqi bases

We look at the history of the invasion even as US troops withdraw from certain bases.

Whole Foods strike US gig and informal workers strike demanding better protection during COVID-19 outbreak

Workers at Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods protested on March 30 and 31 over concerns about unsafe working conditions, inadequate safety measures and lack of enough pay

US judges strike down States’ move to halt abortions during COVID-19 crisis

The administrations of Texas, Ohio, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa took steps to postpone or halt non-essential medical procedures, and included abortions in the category. This was under the pretext of making more facilities available for COVID-19 patients

Pandemic exposes cracks in world order

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at the failure of the G20 leadership to arrive at any concrete plan to address the COVID-19 crisis.

Maduro indictment Trump’s narcoterrorism indictment of Maduro already backfires

Among those indicted by the US was Cliver Alcalá, a retired general who is considered the military leader of the pro-Juan Guaidó forces. Soon, Alcalá posted videos that threaten to cause further splits in the opposition and could result in the arrest of Guaidó.

Dakota Access Pipeline is cancelled in an important victory for Standing Rock Sioux tribe

The judge observed that the Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Protection Act when granting approval for the pipeline.

US relief package is a giveaway to big business

Chris Caruso, education director The People’s Forum in New York, talks about the skewed priorities of the ruling class in the US as shown by the provisions of the financial package passed in the Senate

US indicts Nicolas Maduro for ‘narcoterrorism’

Vijay Prashad joins us to speak on the absurdity of the proceedings and its dire implications at a time when US sanctions have already caused immense harm to the people of Venezuela.

US COVID deal US Senate finally agrees on relief package worth USD 2.2 trillion to fight COVID-19

The USD 2.2 trillion plan once passed by both houses of the Congress will be the largest rescue plan in US history. It includes urgently required measures such as direct transfers to citizens and the infusion of funds into healthcare and insurance

US workers COVID Poultry workers walk out over working conditions amid COVID-19 outbreak in the US

50 workers walked out of a Perdue Farms plant over concerns about the company not following through on its policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19

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