Vital Health Care Workers Face Massive Layoffs

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, April 15, 2020 Health care workers are suddenly facing the largest layoffs and pay cuts in three decades. These workers are being justifiably lauded as the frontline of defense in a global pandemic. But rather than thanks, health care workers face hardships as administrators, investors and stockholders look first at the bottom line[…]

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Our Latest Sinophobia Fest

by Patrick Lawrence, published on Consortium News, April 27, 2020 One hundred nine years ago, one G. G. Rupert published an extraordinary book called “The Yellow Peril, or The Orient vs. The Occident as Viewed by Modern Statesmen and Ancient Prophets.” The book was a racist diatribe all dressed up as learned historical scholarship. It quickly proved a best-seller and[…]

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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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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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The Decade of Transformation: Remaking International Relations

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, April 5, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic is magnifying the cruelty of US foreign policy. The economic collapse is showing the failure of neoliberalism and how the empire-economy is not working for the people of the world, including the United States. The US is losing its global dominance as it demonstrates[…]

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