Israel Confiscates Materials for Clinic in the West Bank

From B’tselem Website, March 26,  2020 This morning, Thursday, 26 March 2020, at around 7:30 am, officials from Israel’s Civil Administration in the West Bank arrived with a military jeep escort, a bulldozer and two flatbed trucks with cranes at the Palestinian community of Khirbet Ibziq in the northern Jordan Valley. They confiscated poles and sheeting that were meant to[…]

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The U.S. is a Failed State and COVID-19 Proves it

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, March 25, 2020 The United States’ capitalist and imperialist economy cannot provide a modicum of social welfare to its people and has been in perpetual war with Black Americans and Indigenous Peoples since its formation. “COVID-19 proves that the United States’ war on the world is a drag on humanity.” U.S. imperialism[…]

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Coronavirus and Militarism, The End of an Illusion

Statement from the Black Alliance for Peace The nation that considers itself to be the apex of capitalist achievement on planet Earth turns out to have no health care system worthy of the name – a testament to the sucking moral vacuum at America’s imperial, white settler colony core. A lowly virus – a form of being that exists at[…]

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Cuba on the front lines of fighting COVID-19

By Mirinda Crissman posted Workers World,  March 24, 2020 Cuba continues to illustrate international health care solidarity in its response to the COVID-19 crisis.  The island nation has sent brigades of doctors and supplies to Italy, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Suriname and Grenada. (telesurenglish.net) Meanwhile, the United States has been criminally negligent in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and in testing[…]

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On the Shore Facing a Tidal Wave: Reflections of a Physician

By George Duncan, MD, published on ML Today, March 24, 2020 This week I joined the first multi-specialty team in our hospital specifically dedicated to patients with COVID-19 infection. The “tidal wave” analogy has now many echoes in the mainstream media. I was saying this too. It will be a “tidal wave.” We can see the “tidal wave” coming in[…]

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US Should Lift Economic Sanctions to Avoid More Deaths From Pandemic

by  Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), published on TeleSUR English, March 18, 2020 The U.S. government should immediately lift economic sanctions against Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, and other countries to avoid unnecessary deaths and more extensive propagation of the pandemic, said economist Jeffrey Sachs, professor, and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. While sanctions already[…]

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Sick Palestinian Laborer Dropped of Near Checkpoint by Israeli Police

by Suha Arraf, published by +92 Magazine, March 24, 2020 What happens to Palestinian laborers in Israel who are suspected of contracting the novel coronavirus? Based on two recent stories, it appears the Israeli authorities are simply dropping off sick Palestinian workers at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank without any concern for their health and safety. Palestinian social[…]

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The Cost of This Pandemic Must Not Bankrupt the People

by Vijay Prashad and Manuel Bertoldi, published by Independent Media Institute, March 23, 2020 The global pandemic of COVID-19 has spread to almost every country on the planet earth. The virus will take many lives, disrupt communities and institutions, and leave behind trauma and a devastated world economy. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates that by the end[…]

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The Decade of Transformation is Here: Remaking Healthcare

by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, published on Popular Resistance, March 22,  2020 We’ve been writing for a while that the 2020’s would be a decade when multiple crises would come to a head and we would have an opportunity for major transformations if we were organized to mobilize and demand them. The current coronavirus pandemic, economic collapse, and falling[…]

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