Capitalism and Baby Formula

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, May 25, 2022 The baby formula shortage is not a glitch in the system. It actually exemplifies everything that goes wrong when the profit motive rules. Capitalism can’t ensure a food supply or anything else that humans need. “Socialism doesn’t work” is repeated like a mantra. We’re told endlessly that capitalism provides[…]

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The Working Class and the Global Capitalist Crisis

by Larry Holmes, published on Workers World, May 23, 2022 The following excerpts are from remarks by Larry Holmes, Workers World Party First Secretary, at a May 19 New York City branch meeting.  Most bourgeois economists are now predicting a recession, which is a sharp downturn in the economy. A recession used to be considered cyclical, but this has changed,[…]

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Cuba Prepares for Disaster

by Don Fitz, published on MLToday, March 24, 2022 The September 2021 Scientific American included a description by the editors of the deplorable state of disaster relief in the US. They traced the root cause of problems with relief programs as their “focus on restoring private property,” which results in little attention to those “with the least capacity to deal[…]

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The struggle for reproductive justice is a struggle against capitalism: A 10-point fightback program

Workers World Party Statement, January 20, 2021 The Women and Oppressed Gender Caucus of Workers World Party issued the following statement and program on the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Email the caucus at As a result of a hard-fought mass movement, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade on Jan.[…]

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COVID Fueled by Neoliberal Austerity

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, January 5, 2022 The neo-liberal austerity model of governance ensures that Covid-19 will continue spreading and producing new variants. Only people focused public health remedies will end the pandemic. On December 31, 2019 Chinese media told the world about a newly discovered disease cluster in the city of Wuhan. What was thought to be a[…]

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Wildfire Surge of Omicron Confirms: Health Care for Profit More Deadly Than Coronavirus

by Sara Flounders, published onWorkers World, December 24, 2021 The ominous toll of 800,000 deaths from COVID-19, reached in the U.S. Dec. 14, confirms that health care for profit is more deadly than the virus itself. The U.S. has consistently had the most COVID-19 deaths of any country. (tinyurl.com/3nunmuv7) Since the omicron variant surfaced here Dec. 1, infection rates have[…]

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Global Supply Chain Crisis: Capitalism, Militarism and Infrastructure

by Betsy Piette, published on Workers World, December 3, 2021 Multiple issues confront the U.S. capitalist economy during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Of major impact is the global supply chain crisis which has exposed long-existing problems within the capitalist system. During the last 40 years, corporations have maximized profits by globalization — moving production abroad for the lowest wages. Now[…]

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COP26: Greenwashing and Plutocratic Misadventures

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, November 17, 2021 For all the policy failures of COP26 it may actually be an inflection point in history — a point where social and political conditions force a transformation of consciousness and politics that can usher in epochal change. COP 26 reaffirmed what has been obvious from the beginning: the Northern[…]

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