Killer Capitalism Says “Back to Work!” in a Pandemic

by Jeff Mackler and James Fortin, published on Socialist Action, May 21, 2020 Over the past several weeks, daily new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have remained in the 22,000–25,000 range. By June 1, it is estimated that the number of deaths each day will rise to 3,000. Yet all 50 states now have begun lifting socially-protective measures aimed[…]

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COVID-19: The Capitalist Emperor Has No Clothes

by Ajamu Baraka, published by Black Agenda Report, April 1, 2020 The systemic failure of the capitalist order triggered by the coronavirus has reinforced the growing awareness that extreme wealth inequality is a fundamental characteristic of the system. “Billions of dollars were allocated to business while millions of people are facing an increasingly desperate situation.” As the capitalist emperor strolls[…]

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Puerto Ricans Protest Undistributed 2017 Supplies Unearthed by 2020 Quakes

By Betsey Piette posted on Workers World, January 29, 2020 Still grappling with the aftermath of devastating earthquakes, Puerto Ricans reacted with protests when they learned Jan. 19 that massive amounts of vital material aid have been warehoused since 2017. The aid arrived after two major hurricanes struck the Puerto Rican archipelago that year. The donated aid included generators, emergency[…]

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Trump is a Criminal but the Democrats Belong to the Same Mafia

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, January 9, 2020 The Republicans and Democrats are united under the American imperial banner, and only differ on details of strategy to maintain Washington’s global domination. “None can be free of the scourge of war – the ultimate crime against humanity, from which all others flow – while the warmakers are in[…]

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Grayzone Editor Max Blumenthal Arrested

Max has most recently traveled to Syria as well and written about his experiences there.   He  has been undermining government lies on several fronts.  (Editor) ‘This charge is 100% false’: Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal arrested months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence The Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal has been arrested on false charges after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence outside[…]

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Sanders vs. the Endless Austerity Regime

by Glen Ford, published by Black Agenda Report, July 11, 2019 Bernie Sanders must very quickly get serious about building a grassroots movement-type politics on the ground that disrupts the corporate-managed pace, coverage and content of the primary season. “The corporate media have acted in near-unison to alternatively ignore or malign Sanders.” Corporate Democrats have had great success in smothering[…]

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Prosecution Falters in Poisoning of Flint Water

by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, June 17, 2019 “Much of today’s American capitalist enterprise is only profitable because poisoning the air and water and soil is, essentially, free — for the businessman.” Five years after it was confirmed that the water supply of Flint, Michigan, was a danger to human health, charges have been — at least[…]

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