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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Socialist Demands for the COVID-19 Crisis

from Workers World, published March 18, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, the government’s response to the crisis has been criminally negligent, while capitalists would rather risk workers’ health than stop production for profit. As the ruling class shows itself to be incapable of addressing the crisis, how can we, as working class and oppressed people, organize to[…]

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Coronavirus and the Antiwar Movement

UNAC Administrative Committee, 3/18/20 The coronavirus is serious, and our movement needs to take it seriously.  We must protect ourselves and each other.  These are the sentiments that brought us to the movement in the first place.  For a coalition like UNAC, which has always supported street demonstrations, face-to-face meetings and mass actions, we need to rethink our activity during[…]

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COVID-19 Exposes Failure of U.S. Health Care

Editorial published on Workers World, March 16, 2020 In this pandemic, people in the U.S. should be questioning why the current capitalist health care system seems unable to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. We should be demanding why U.S. officials — from the Trump administration to state and local health care departments — have let this crisis reach[…]

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The Fed’s Baffling Response to the Coronavirus Explained

by Ellen Brown, published on Global Research, March 12, 2020 When the World Health Organization announced on February 24th that it was time to prepare for a global pandemic, the stock market plummeted. Over the following week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 3,500 points or over 10%. In an attempt to contain the damage, on March[…]

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BigPharma’s Role: U.S. Sanctions Lead to Global Rise in Coronavirus

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, March 10, 2020 As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads, it is a clear reminder that germs and viruses don’t respect national boundaries in an interconnected world. But the mainstream press has certainly not publicized how corporate capitalism and imperialism cross national boundaries to destroy people’s health. The responsibility of U.S. corporate power, especially the medical-industrial[…]

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Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Pressure Group Pushes to Stop Medicine Sales to Iran

by Eli Clifton, published on Global Research, March 5, 2020 Despite a massive coronavirus-related public health crisis, an anti-Iran pressure group with close ties to the Trump administration is urging major pharmaceutical companies to “end their Iran business,” focusing on companies with special licenses — most often under a broadly defined “humanitarian exemption” — to conduct trade with Iran. [Ed,[…]

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This Is the Time for Solidarity, Not Stigma

Vijay presents some perspectives on China’s handling of the Coronavirus crisis that you are likely unaware of.   He goes on to make some comparisons with other socialist and communist countries’ medical investment. (jb) by Vijay Prashad, published in Tricontinental Institute for Research Newsletter,  February 2020 n December 2019, several people began to develop infections in Wuhan (People’s Republic of China);[…]

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