The US Is A Failed State, And COVID-19 Proves It

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report. -

U.S. imperialism has a long-standing habit of imposing the most brutal forms of war and torture onto nations under the pretext of so-called humanitarian grounds. Humanitarian intervention and the [...]

COVID-19: The Capitalist Emperor Has No Clothes

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

As the capitalist emperor strolls down the avenue of U.S. public opinion butt-naked but for the first time since the 1930s, more and more people are starting to realize that they were not crazy. [...]

Taxpayers Paid Millions To Design A Low-Cost Ventilator For A Pandemic

By Patricia Callahan, Sebastian Rotella and Tim Golden, ProPublica. -

Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tried to plug a crucial hole in its preparations for a global pandemic, signing a $13.8 million contract with a Pennsylvania [...]

On Market Solutions To The Covid-19 Crisis

In 2008 the Federal Reserve provided more than $4 trillion to bail out the banks. Now it is providing more than $6 trillion (thus far)—and this time the banks haven’t even failed yet! The Fed [...]

When The Invisible Hand Gives You The Finger

By Dorothee Benz, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Since the days of Adam Smith, capitalists have been arguing that unfettered markets are the best way to organize the economy. Smith famously said that the rich are “led by an invisible hand” to, [...]

Coronavirus Opens The Door To Big Changes, The Left Faces Pushback

By George Lakey, Waging Nonviolence. -

Emergencies have a way of shaking up old, limiting beliefs. The coronavirus pandemic is pushing people back to the drawing board. In the United States, many are noticing the institutional [...]

On The Front Line Of COVID-19: Doctor Calls For System Change

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

New York is the area hardest hit by the coronavirus currently in the United States with over 60,000 cases and over 1,000 deaths, ranking it as the sixth highest number of cases in the world. The [...]

The Wall Street Journal’s Pitch For Mass Murder

By J. E. Karla, HamptonThink.org. -

Not even two weeks into an extraordinary response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the upper echelons of capital are wondering whether saving millions of lives is really worth the damage being [...]

The Pathogenic Profits System: Beyond Begging, Praying, And Capital

By Paul Street, Counterpunch.org -

We live in an age of Orwellian untruth where falsehood is the norm. One key falsehood worth unmasking is the claim that the current COVID-19 stock market decline, soon to usher in a full-on [...]

We Won’t Go Back To Normal, Because Normal Was The Problem

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute -

It is hard to remember that just a few weeks ago, the planet was in motion. There were protests in Delhi (India) and Quito (Ecuador), eruptions against the old order that ranged from anger at the [...]

Capitalism Is An Incubator For Pandemics. Socialism Is The Solution.

By Mike Pappas and Tatiana Cozzarelli, Leftvoice.org -

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the world. Capitalism cannot adequately respond to a global health crisis. That’s why we need socialism. Anew coronavirus called “SARS-CoV-2” — known [...]

COVID-19 Is A Classic Example Of The Dangers Of Putting Profits Over Health

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

It is unusual for Popular Resistance to cover an issue two weeks in a row but the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is developing rapidly, and there is a lot of misinformation about it. In the US, we [...]

Capitalism Is Responsible For The Deaths Of Millions Of People

By Solomon Comissiong, Black Agenda Report. -

The United States' corporate media is a well-oiled machine, engineered to effectively distribute misinformation to masses of politically domesticated Americans. Like apex predators, they feast [...]

#Mexico: “We Don’t Give Up and Don’t Give In” Call For Collective Action

By National Indigenous Congress, Enough is Enough. -

As a “Women’s” working group of the CIG, we would like to remember the words of Comandanta Yesica at the end of her closing speech at the Second International Gathering of Women who Struggle held [...]

Global Stock Markets Crashing–What’s Next?-Audio

By Jack Ramus , Jackrasmus.com -

Listen to my analysis of this week’s record collapse of US and global stock markets. What’s the impact on the global and US ‘real’ economy? Is the Recession here? (Globally yes, per Goldman Sachs [...]