Tag Archives: coronavirus

A Pandemic, the Geopolitical Struggle for Power, and the Urgency of Common Security

“The pandemic teaches that we are a single interdependent species, and that militarism and xenophobic policies threaten our security and survival.”

Women Against Military Madness Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Now more than ever we recognize our solidaruty with people at home and around the world.” Kristin Dooley, WAMM Director

Palast on Staying Home with Josh Fox: All we’re asking is that the voters choose the politicians and not the opposite way around

“It was brutalizing to watch. When I saw the videos of people in Milwaukee in the rain, six feet apart, standing there for hours to be able to vote because there were only five polling stations open in the entire city, it broke my heart…”

Henry Giroux: The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism

“Neoliberal capitalism is the underlying pandemic feeding the current global shortage of hospitals, medical supplies, beds and robust social welfare provisions, and increasingly an indifference to human life. The social contract has been all but eliminated while notions of the public good, social obligations and democratic forms of solidarity are under attack.”

Noam Chomsky: The Rich Aren’t Waiting To Build a New World. Why Are We?

How corporations are profiting from the COVID-19 and how the Trump administration made it possible.

US ‘Disinformation’ Claims Do Exactly What Enemies Are Accused of: Distract From Covid-19 Failures

“While the foreign misinformation in question isn’t clear, the purpose of the domestic narratives surrounding said misinformation is.”

Voters Are Finally Starting to Notice the Trump Administration’s Botched Response to the Pandemic

“President” Trump and the Corona Virus Voters Are Finally Starting to Notice the Trump Administration’s Botched Response to the Pandemic MOTHER JONES  April 4, 2020 As the country was gripped by the coronavirus pandemic in March, President Donald Trump saw some of the best approval numbers of his presidency. Multiple polls showed that a small […]

Democracy Now! April 2 Coronavirus Global News Roundup

“A report in The New England Journal of Medicine published in late January warned asymptomatic people can spread the coronavirus, and the finding has informed public policy worldwide for weeks.”

Beyond the Economic Chaos of Coronavirus Is a Global War Economy,

“The level of global social polarization and inequality is unprecedented. In 2018, the richest one percent of humanity controlled more than half of the world’s wealth while the bottom 80 percent had to make do with just 4.5 percent of this wealth.”

Understanding US-China Conflict, with Sarah Flounders

Sarah Flounders of the International Action Center discusses and compares China and the US, talks about COVID-19 in the two countries, and discusses US sanctions worldwide.

Joseph Stiglitz: Trump’s “Trickle-Down” Economic Plans Are Not Enough to Meet Coronavirus Challenge

“Trump’s package will only benefit 20 percent of workers.”

“Coronavirus Capitalism”: Naomi Klein’s Case for Transformative Change Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

“Klein argues it’s vital for people to fight for the kind of transformative change that can not only curb the worst effects of the current crisis but also set society on a more just path.”