Working-Class Demands in COVID Economy

Editorial, Workers World Editor, July 1, 2020 The International Monetary Fund issued a warning on June 24 that the global economy faces an even deeper downturn than it previously projected, greater than any since the 1930s Great Depression. While many economists warned earlier of a cyclical downturn in the world economy, the IMF blamed the current collapse on the coronavirus[…]

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Weapons of Mass Incompetence

These slightly edited remarks were given April 24 at the “U.S. Empire vs. Political Prisoners” webinar teach-in sponsored by Mobilization4Mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal. by Vijay Prashad, published on Workers World, May 19, 2020 We are in Corona shock. The bourgeois order has become a prison. We are in[…]

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Democratic COBRA Plan Denounced as Costly Taxpayer Gift to For-Profit Industry

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, May 13, 2020 For weeks, progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups pressed the House Democratic leadership to support an emergency expansion of Medicare coverage to the tens of millions of people who have lost their jobs and their employer-provided health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic. But in their newly introduced 1,815-page coronavirus relief bill,[…]

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Project G-2101: Pentagon Biolab Discovered MERS and SARS-like Coronaviruses in Bats

by Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, published on Armswatch.com,  April 30, 2020 Two years ago, I investigated an alleged laboratory accident at the Lugar Center, the Pentagon biolaboratory in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, which had resulted in the death of two Filipinos working in the laboratory. The death cases were hidden by the local authorities but I recorded on camera witnesses who testified about[…]

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Vital Health Care Workers Face Massive Layoffs

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, April 15, 2020 Health care workers are suddenly facing the largest layoffs and pay cuts in three decades. These workers are being justifiably lauded as the frontline of defense in a global pandemic. But rather than thanks, health care workers face hardships as administrators, investors and stockholders look first at the bottom line[…]

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Diseased System in a Shut-Lockdown, Never a Better Time to Fight for Socialism

by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, April 23, 2020 The current health and economic crisis will dramatically accelerate the processes of corporate monopolization, finance capital dictatorship, and working class precarity and immiseration. The only cure is socialism. “The duopoly parties’ refusal to establish a national health care system, beginning with Medicare for All, can only be understood in[…]

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