Patriarchy And The Pandemic

By Surangya, People's Dispatch. -

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it agonizingly clear that the systems under which we are living were already broken. The pandemic has only exacerbated the crisis of the capitalist system and [...]

We Are Living In An Emergency That Requires Urgent Action

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

Large parts of the world – outside of China and a few other countries – face a runaway virus, which has not been stopped because of criminal incompetence by governments. That these governments in [...]

In 2021, Let’s Ring A Global Alarm On Inequality That Everyone Can Hear

By Sam Pizzigati, Counterpunch. -

Remember that old joke they used to tell — and maybe still do — in luxury retail circles? The customer, precious product in hand, walks over to a haughty sales clerk at a high-end emporium and [...]

The Political Lessons Of The Pandemic

By Joseph Kishore and David North, WSWS. -

1. As the New Year begins, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep across the globe. This is a world crisis of vast historical significance. The pandemic is a “trigger event” that manifests in a [...]

Prisons And Jails Are COVID-19 Super-Spreaders

By Marc Norton, Popular Resistance. -

One in five prisoners in the U.S. has been reported to have had COVID-19. That’s 20% of people behind bars. And that is likely a “vast undercount,” according to Homer Venters, the former chief [...]

Biden Predicts Surge In Deaths

By Barry Grey, WSWS. -

On Tuesday, Democratic President-elect Joe Biden gave what was billed as a “major speech” on the coronavirus pandemic. He spoke following a meeting with his coronavirus advisory panel. In [...]

Sara Nelson, The Labor Movement Leader We Needed Most

By Esther Wang, Portside. -

In January of 2019, weeks into Donald Trump’s government shutdown, Sara Nelson accepted the labor federations’ MLK Drum Major for Justice Award with a soaring, and startling, speech. The annual [...]

Chris Hedges: The Great Delusion

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

Joe Biden and the systems managers of the deep state and empire are returning to power. Trump and his coterie of buffoons, racists, con artists and Christian fascists are sullenly preparing to [...]

Science Magazine Report Praises China’s COVID-19 Vaccine

By Telesur English. -

The Science magazine website has just published a report praising a Covid-19 vaccine China has developed and referred to its "outstanding efficacy data" as a relevant feature, compared to the [...]

States With Few Coronavirus Restrictions Are Spreading The Virus

By David Armstrong, ProPublica. -

For months after Washington state imposed one of the earliest and strictest COVID-19 lockdowns in March, Jim Gilliard didn’t stray far from his modular home near Waitts Lake, 45 miles north of [...]

Mutual Aid Will Help Us Survive The Biden Presidency

By Dean Spade, ROAR Magazine. -

Many people are feeling great relief that Trump has been voted out and are rightly celebrating the efforts so many people have undertaken to make that happen. But even as we celebrate, we must [...]

Evictions Have Led To Hundreds Of Thousands Of Additional COVID-19 Cases

By Annie Nova, CNBC. -

Expiring state eviction bans have led to hundreds of thousands of additional coronavirus cases, new research finds, raising alarm about what will happen when the national eviction moratorium [...]

Why Are Millions Of People In The US Traveling For Thanksgiving?

By Niles Niemuth, WSWS. -

The coronavirus pandemic is breaking records every day in the United States, filling up intensive care units, overwhelming hospital systems and exhausting health care workers. A record 203,000 [...]

People Are Rising Up Against The Elites, So Should We

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

This weekend, ten thousand people took to the streets in Guatemala to protest the President and Congress over a proposed budget, the largest in its history, that cuts funds for health care and [...]

Biden Could Enact Medicare For All By Executive Action

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

Journalist David Dayen presented a convincing case Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden, once sworn into office come January, would have the legal authority to immediately provide complete [...]