Vaccine Passports in a Failed State

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, April 15, 2021 The non-vaccinated can be smeared and equated with MAGA hat wearing Trumpers, regardless of their religious or political affiliations. “The U.S. medical community should ask Cuba, China, Vietnam and other countries with low rates of infection for help in addressing the ongoing health emergency.” The COVID-19 pandemic fully exposed how[…]

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Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Health Emergency: Interview with Dr. Ricardo Alvarez

from a Guest Essay on Workers World, March 15, 2021 Mumia Abu-Jamal, the internationally renowned journalist, Pennsylvania prison inmate and former Black Panther widely considered to be a political prisoner, is now experiencing a health emergency. A Feb. 27 call from Mumia alerted supporters who immediately began a campaign to telephone Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections John Wetzl, Philadelphia District Attorney[…]

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COVID Vaccines are Big Business and a Political Weapon

By Manuel Raposo, published on Workers World, February 18, 2021 It has often been said that so-called “natural” disasters, including unforeseeable catastrophes, lay bare the weaknesses of the societies they strike. The health, social and economic crisis the coronavirus triggered is an example of this. An aggravating factor is that it has long been predicted that the spread of a[…]

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Calls for a Mass Mobilization Against the Vaccine Market and Speculation in Place

Statement from Labor Today Nothing like a pandemic shows whether an economic and political system is working or is completely wrong. Nothing like a pandemic shows which interests are at the heart of that system, whether those of a few powerful people or those of the entire population. After a year, millions of deaths around the world and measures put[…]

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Capitalism on a Ventilator

by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, published on Counterpunch, December 18, 2020 Asian countries have been far more successful than the US in responding to the COVID pandemic, but you’d never know that from the US media. Even most alternative media has been largely US- & Euro-centric. While our domestic issues here are important, we have been missing out on important lessons[…]

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Time to Build a Movement to Cut Runaway Military Spending

Statement from U.S. Peace Council, August 3 2020 This statement was written last summer but the reality that drives it is more pertinent than ever.  We need to update these issues.   While Congress continues to bicker over whether or not to proceed and how they might proceed with monies to address the COVID-19 crisis, they calmly support budgeting hundreds of[…]

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