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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United States Imposed Economic Sanctions: The Big Heist

by Lauren Smith, published on MROnline, March 10, 2020 Since the start of the great recession in 2008 the U.S. has become increasingly dependent on the use of unilateral economic sanctions to achieve its policy objectives against its declared targets. Presently, sanctions impact one-third of humanity in 39 countries. Economic sanctions not only cause untold death and devastation to a[…]

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Layoffs Skyrocket, Virus Deaths Soar, Opposition Grows

by James Fortrin, published on Socialist Action, March 31, 2020 This article is long but it tells us, in detail, how we got to where we are now, with the economy shut down and schools closed (for the year in many places), thousands sick and dying and people who supported themselves only a month ago lining up at food pantries[…]

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Cuban Solidarity Combats the Pandemic From Italy to Angola

by Kathy Durkin, published on Workers World, April 15, 2020 What country can always be counted on to show international solidarity and provide concrete aid in a crisis? The people of the world know that it is socialist Cuba. It has shown the world what solidarity means, sending multiple medical teams around the globe to help in humanitarian crises. This[…]

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Makes Clear the Need to Cooperate Despite Political Differences

Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, published on Resumen, April 16, 2020 The impact of COVID-19 can already be measured and will be assessed in the future by the striking numbers of people infected, the unacceptable numbers of deaths, the unquestionable damages to the world economy, production, trade, employment and personal income of millions of people. It is a crisis that[…]

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Nicaragua and the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Stephen Sefton – Tortillas con Sal, published on TeleSUR English, March 30, 2020 While each country’s experience facing the COVID-19 pandemic is different, some common fundamental factors can make the difference between a widespread catastrophe and relative stability. Nicaragua has so far been among the most successful countries in Latin America in protecting its population from the virus while[…]

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Public Health, COVID-19 and Recovery

Tim Anderson’s lengthy and technical exploration of the data on COVID-19 reveals some insights into the source and the spread of the disease and compares US medical practices treating the disease with those in some other places. [jb] By Tim Anderson, published on the Herald Tribune, April 10, 2020 In all epidemics, there are some principles which determine how well[…]

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