More Protests In Brazil Over COVID Crisis

By Al Jazeera. -

Protesters have taken to the streets across Brazil once more to demand far-right President Jair Bolsonaro step down over his government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as well as recent [...]

China Has Every Right To Reject WHO’s Embrace Of Lab Leak Theory

By Danny Haiphong, CGTN. -

Deputy of the National Health Commission Zeng Yixin asserted that China will not follow the World Health Organization's (WHO) suggested plan to focus second phase research into the origins of [...]

Preserving A People’s History Through Quilts

By Loretta Graceffo, Waging Nonviolence. -

More than 600,000 people in the United States have died of coronavirus since the pandemic began, a number that is incomprehensible. Few people understand the magnitude of this loss more than [...]

US Life Expectancy In 2020 Saw Biggest Drop Since WWII

By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press. -

The drop spelled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, which health officials said is responsible for close to 74% of the overall life [...]

Only International Solidarity Can Defeat Covid For Good

By Nivedita Majumdar, Tribune Magazine. -

In early March of this year, I was in a hospital bed in Delhi for a week following a Covid diagnosis. This was just about four weeks before the second wave hit the country, showcasing the [...]

The Drug Companies Are Killing People

By Center For Economic and Policy Research. -

After the Biden administration indicated its support for this limited waiver, many other rich countries signed on as well. Germany, under longtime chancellor Angela Merkel, has been largely left [...]

Black People’s Reasons For Not Getting Vaccinated Are Much Deeper

By Elisa J. Sobo, Diana Schow, and Stephanie McClure, News One. -

By early July 2021, nearly two-thirds of all U.S. residents 12 years and older had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; 55% were fully vaccinated. But uptake varies drastically by [...]

Hijacking The Recovery Through Hydrogen

By Fossil Free Politics. -

EU Covid-19 recovery funds are supposed to drive the ‘green transition’ and move us beyond fossil fuels – but industry lobbying at both national and EU level has ensured oil and gas firms and [...]

The Tokyo Olympics Are In Peril

By Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports. -

Ten thousand people. That’s how many Olympic volunteers quit their posts in Tokyo, with the games just 50 days away. That is one of every eight volunteers needed to pull off the 2021 (still [...]

Cuba’s Vaccine Shield And The Five Monopolies That Structure The World

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

In 1869, at the age of fifteen, José Martí and his young friends published a magazine in Cuba called La Patria Libre (‘The Free Homeland’), which adopted a strong position against Spanish [...]

The G7 Reality Check

By Natalie Rhodes, People's Dispatch. -

There were cautious hopes for the G7 meetings held in early June this year, where the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States – the world’s [...]

Relief For Millions As US Apex Court Keeps Eviction Bans In Place

By People's Dispatch. -

In a step that brings relief for millions of low-income families across the United States, the Supreme Court decided against a stay on a federally-imposed eviction moratorium. On Tuesday, June [...]

US Media Give New Respect To Lab Leak Theory

By Joshua Cho, Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting. -

While many Western media outlets (e.g., NBC, 5/4/20; BBC, 4/26/20) reported on the evidence-free speculations surrounding a potential lab leak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the Wuhan Institute of [...]

Final Declaration Of ALBA-TCP’s 19th Summit

By Alba Ciudad, Orinoco Tribune. -

The Heads of State and Government and the heads of delegations of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty, meeting in person on June [...]

United Nations Climate Talks Slowed

By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News. -

The international goal to limit global warming seemed far away this week, as the most recent round of United Nations climate negotiations ended with concerns about a lack of progress on key [...]