Majority Of US Population Supports Patent Waiver For COVID-19 Vaccine

By People's Dispatch. -

According to a new survey, more than 60% of US voters across party lines would support president Joe Biden endorsing the demand of a patent rights waiver for COVID-19 vaccines raised by over 100 [...]

Self-Emancipation Continues To Rise At The St. Louis City Justice Center

By Adofo Minka, Black Agenda Report. -

In the early morning hours of April 4, 2021, a day that many Christians recognized as Resurrection Sunday, detainees, at the St. Louis City Justice Center moved in the spirit of insurrection to [...]

On Contact: American Economic Illusion

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses with the economist Richard Wolff the nearly $5 trillion being allocated by the Biden administration for Covid-19 relief and infrastructure projects.

Why China’s Vaccine Internationalism Matters

By the Qiao Collective. -

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called it “the biggest moral test” facing the world today. World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom warned of a “catastrophic [...]

Corporate Versus Public Control Of Science And Technology

By Nicholas Freudenberg, Stat News. -

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity.” Louis Pasteur said that in 1876. Today it would be more accurate to say that science belongs to the corporations and investors [...]

In The Spirit Of Abolition, Let’s Shut’em Down!

By Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, Hood Communist. -

A call to action. National “Shut’em Down” demonstrations August 21st and September 9th. Originally published on the Jailhouse Lawyers Speak blog. Over the last year prisoners across the [...]

Grocery Companies Denied Us Hazard Pay—So We Went Over Their Heads

By Sam Dancy and Chandra Messer, Labor Notes. -

We’d like to tell you a story of our struggles with Covid and our safety concerns—and how we ended up getting two city councils to enact hazard pay by law. As grocery store workers, we were [...]

St. Louis Justice Center Inmates Rise Up Again, Demand Hearings

By Sam Clancy, KSDK. -

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis police responded to the city's downtown jail Sunday night after inmates broke windows, set fires and threw debris onto the street below Sunday night. The St. Louis [...]

Epidemiologist Warns That A Fourth COVID-19 Surge Is Under Way

By Benjamin Mateus, WSWS. -

Leading US epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy in Minneapolis, gave a stark warning of a devastating new stage of the COVID-19 [...]

Nicaragua: Scary Covid Projections Are More Newsworthy Than Hopeful Results

By John Perry, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

One year ago, as both the Trump administration in the US and the Johnson government in the UK responded fitfully to the growing pandemic, the international media were looking for whipping boys: [...]

Beyond COVID: The Essential Building Blocks Of A Just World

By Graham Peebles, Nation of Change. -

We are living through extraordinary times. Even pre-COVID they were strange, unprecedented in a variety of ways; now more so, crazy in many ways. Among the madness, contradictions and movements [...]

Study: Canada Is One Big Pandemic Response Experiment

By Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee. -

An extensive French study has surveyed nations’ responses to COVID-19 and concludes that those taking an aggressive “Zero COVID” approach fared better than others by both health and economic [...]

The Vaccine Must Be A Common Good For Humanity

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

Nearly three million people have reportedly been killed by the novel coronavirus (SAR-CoV-2) and upwards of 128 million people have been infected by the virus, many with long-lasting health [...]

Vaccine Nationalism Is Putting World Health At Risk

By Laura Lopez Gonzalez, Tribune Magazine. -

It’s 9:21pm, and the phones of journalists across South Africa are buzzing. The health department has just released the country’s daily Covid-19 statistics in a WhatsApp message. ‘We convey [...]

UK’s Vaccine Rollout Is A Reminder That We Need Universal Healthcare

By Natasha Hakimi Zapata, In These Times. -

London - Dr. John Lister watched in horror as the United Kingdom’s Covid-19 mortality rate climbed above 1 per 1,000, one of the highest death rates in the world since the start of the pandemic. [...]