Pandemic in the Pacific: US Military Bases Are Hot Spots for More Than Just Covid-19

by Tiara Na’puti, published on Common Dreams, September 12, 2020 Guam has always been the U.S. military’s best kept secret. Military secrecy isn’t really new, but in the midst of the global pandemic the Pentagon ordered bases to stop publicly announcing their coronavirus cases. By July more than 29,000 service members had contracted the coronavirus, and this summer military and[…]

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Liberal Sympathy for Trump

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, October 7, 2020 If Ava Duvernay really believes Trump is a white supremacist, why wish him well? “Maddow and Duvernay speak and act in defense of their class interests.” Everyone reveals their true self in a time of turmoil. A crisis forces exposure which can no longer be kept hidden. The revelation that Donald[…]

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Propaganda Won’t Get Rid of Trump

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, July 15, 2020 The biggest threat to Biden’s chances is the continuing suppression of black votes and the refusal of the Democrats to do anything about it.. “The Democrats’ effort to sell the lackluster and problematic Joe Biden involves telling some outright lies.” “Biden will win in a landslide.” “Trump will quit[…]

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New Alliance Against China: D-10 Countries Threatened By China Unite Against It

by Vijay Prashad, published on Frontline, June 19, 2020 US Allies Unite Against China’s Growth As Global Economic Power. The Donald Trump administration’s trade war against China, occasioned by anxiety over the latter’s scientific and technological advances, is set to deepen in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In late May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom floated the idea[…]

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Tough Times for Military Recruiting

How COVID-19 is impacting the Delayed Entry Program and threatening the health of recruits. By Pat Elder, published on National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth, NNOMY – June 8, 2020 COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the way the military finds new soldiers. The recruiting command was caught unprepared to face the pandemic and is facing a challenging new reality. Military[…]

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Weapons of Mass Incompetence

These slightly edited remarks were given April 24 at the “U.S. Empire vs. Political Prisoners” webinar teach-in sponsored by Mobilization4Mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal. by Vijay Prashad, published on Workers World, May 19, 2020 We are in Corona shock. The bourgeois order has become a prison. We are in[…]

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U.S. Tries to Deflect COVID Fiasco Onto China

By Sara Flounders posted on Workers World, May 26, 2020 A growing world confrontation is roaring onto the political and economic scene. Not a day goes by without the corporate media in the U.S. carrying totally distorted and negative news attacks on the People’s Republic of China. Republicans and Democrats are trading barbs over who is “soft” on China. Business[…]

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Killer Capitalism Says “Back to Work!” in a Pandemic

by Jeff Mackler and James Fortin, published on Socialist Action, May 21, 2020 Over the past several weeks, daily new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have remained in the 22,000–25,000 range. By June 1, it is estimated that the number of deaths each day will rise to 3,000. Yet all 50 states now have begun lifting socially-protective measures aimed[…]

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First Somali Congressperson Legitimizes AFRICOM and US Drone War

by Netfa Freeman and Tunde Osazua, published on Black Agenda Report, May 13, 2020 Rep. Omar recently commended the US war machine for increasing the “transparency” and “accountability” of its bombing of her native country. “Instead of this being an asset to expose AFRICOM and to the decolonization Africa, Rep. Omar validates the role of AFRICOM.” United States representatives, no[…]

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