Sign the Petition: Support GE Workers to Build Ventilators Not Bombers!

(Signatures listed at the bottom of the page) More information:  General Electric is laying off workers due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.  However, they might have a better option.    According to a report on AdWeek.com At General Electric, some plant workers walked off the job Monday because they want the company to shift factories to produce the much-needed ventilators increasingly sought[…]

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Cuba on the front lines of fighting COVID-19

By Mirinda Crissman posted Workers World,  March 24, 2020 Cuba continues to illustrate international health care solidarity in its response to the COVID-19 crisis.  The island nation has sent brigades of doctors and supplies to Italy, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Suriname and Grenada. (telesurenglish.net) Meanwhile, the United States has been criminally negligent in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and in testing[…]

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Statement of Socialist Action National Committee: Coronavirus Threatens the Lives of Billions

By James Fortin and Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, March 21, 2019 As the devastating novel coronavirus (COVID-19) literally threatens the lives of billions of the earth’s people, two truths about the contagion remain unchallenged: All nations are ill-prepared for the arrival of the virus, and once it lands, despite herculean efforts in some cases, little can be done[…]

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Why Sanctions During a Pandemic are Cruel and Mean Spirited

by Vijay Prashad and Paulo Estrada, published on MROnline, March 16, 2020 Swiftly moves the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), dashing across continents, skipping over oceans, terrifying populations in every country. The numbers of those infected rises, as do the numbers of those who have died. Hands are being washed, tests are being done, and social distance has become a new phrase.[…]

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End Sanctions on Iran Petition

Iran is suffering terribly from the the combination of a serious outbreak of the novel coronavirus and US sanctions which make it difficult if not impossible for the Iranian state to acquire the resources necessary to fight the virus.   The result is a high death toll.  Meanwhile, just this week, the US (Congress and the Trump Administration) increased the severity[…]

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