In Light of the Global Pandemic, Focus Attention on the People.

By International Assembly of the Peoples & Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, March 21,2020 SARS-CoV-2 or COVID19, now declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has begun to wreak havoc in large parts of the world, with other parts waiting in anticipation. We are in a real struggle, which needs total mobilisation; a struggle that needs to put[…]

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Late Stage Imperial Omni-Crisis: Death by Virus and Internal Contradictions

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, March 19, 2020 The epidemic reveals the stark truth, that the US dismantled and privatized its public health system, to fatten the pockets of the oligarchy and render working people more helpless and dependent. “Citizens have become aware that the oligarchs – their rulers — are the vectors of mass insecurity, sickness[…]

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COVID-19 Exposes Failure of U.S. Health Care

Editorial published on Workers World, March 16, 2020 In this pandemic, people in the U.S. should be questioning why the current capitalist health care system seems unable to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. We should be demanding why U.S. officials — from the Trump administration to state and local health care departments — have let this crisis reach[…]

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While Millions Here Lack Health Care, U.S. Bombs Iraq and Invades Yemen

by Bill Dores, published on The Internationalist, 360°, March 14, 2020 The coronavirus stalks the land. Millions in the United States are without health insurance or paid sick leave. The White House has cut funds to the Centers for Disease Control. It’s also cutting food stamps. People are not getting tested for the virus because there are not enough kits.[…]

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The Fed’s Baffling Response to the Coronavirus Explained

by Ellen Brown, published on Global Research, March 12, 2020 When the World Health Organization announced on February 24th that it was time to prepare for a global pandemic, the stock market plummeted. Over the following week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 3,500 points or over 10%. In an attempt to contain the damage, on March[…]

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Capitalism versus Life on Earth

by Ian Angus, published on Socialist Action, December 4, 2019 Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus spoke at an educational conference organized by Socialist Action Canada in Toronto, on November 16, 2019. His talk has been edited for publication. These sentences are from a recent report on the consequences of climate change: “Sea level rise, changes in water and food[…]

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Booming Economy Means More Bad Jobs and Faster Race to the Bottom

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, December 5, 2019 For the past 30 years, no matter which party has been in power, the US economy has produced more and more “bad” jobs – because the Race to the Bottom is ruling class policy. “Whole sectors have become precarity zones.” A Brookings Institution study  shows 44 percent of all American[…]

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