Capitalism and Baby Formula

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, May 25, 2022 The baby formula shortage is not a glitch in the system. It actually exemplifies everything that goes wrong when the profit motive rules. Capitalism can’t ensure a food supply or anything else that humans need. “Socialism doesn’t work” is repeated like a mantra. We’re told endlessly that capitalism provides[…]

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Cuba Prepares for Disaster

by Don Fitz, published on MLToday, March 24, 2022 The September 2021 Scientific American included a description by the editors of the deplorable state of disaster relief in the US. They traced the root cause of problems with relief programs as their “focus on restoring private property,” which results in little attention to those “with the least capacity to deal[…]

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New York Times Equates China’s Health Care Workers To Adolph Eichmann

by John V Walsh, published on Popular Resistance, January 19, 2022 A twisted narrative by a paper unhinged by China’s success with Covid-19. In a lead article, on page one of the New York Times on January 13, Li Yuan an NYT reporter, has equated the public health and medical personnel behind China’s successful battle against Covid-19 in the city[…]

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Fighting Covid Together

by Greg Godels, published in ZZ’s Blog, January 7, 2021 It is often said that “the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members,” a quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. Nothing has brought that measure to the forefront like the two years of the Coronavirus pandemic. In an unusual circumstance, a catastrophe[…]

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COVID Fueled by Neoliberal Austerity

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, January 5, 2022 The neo-liberal austerity model of governance ensures that Covid-19 will continue spreading and producing new variants. Only people focused public health remedies will end the pandemic. On December 31, 2019 Chinese media told the world about a newly discovered disease cluster in the city of Wuhan. What was thought to be a[…]

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Wildfire Surge of Omicron Confirms: Health Care for Profit More Deadly Than Coronavirus

by Sara Flounders, published onWorkers World, December 24, 2021 The ominous toll of 800,000 deaths from COVID-19, reached in the U.S. Dec. 14, confirms that health care for profit is more deadly than the virus itself. The U.S. has consistently had the most COVID-19 deaths of any country. (tinyurl.com/3nunmuv7) Since the omicron variant surfaced here Dec. 1, infection rates have[…]

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The “Medicare Advantage” Plan to Kill Real Medicare

by Thom Hartman, published on MLToday, November 19, 2021 This is very interesting because I have always had an Advantage program and I have wondered how ‘Medicare for All’ would free us from the insurance companies.  It never occurred to me that what Thom calls ‘real Medicare’ could actually pay the bills.  This does tell us how high the hurdles[…]

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