Tag Archives: COVID-19

A Conversation with Noam Chomsky on Trump, Capitalism, and the U.S. Role in the New Cold War

Every major problem we have is global in its scope and requires global cooperation: climate crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, and nuclear war and all require international cooperation. Negotiation and diplomacy are required.

Fourth of July Musings: The Curse of Exceptionalism and the Perils of Patriotism

“…empire-building has always been the path of this vocally republican nation. Like racism and slavery, empire evolved rather than ended.”

Chomsky: We Must Not Let Masters of Capital Define the Post-COVID World

“Since January, Trump has escalated…threats to survival. He has continued his project of dismantling the arms control regime that has provided some protection against nuclear disaster.”

Who’s Really Looting America? with Robert Reich

As hundreds of thousands take to the streets to protest ruthless police killings of Black Americans and centuries of systemic racism, and Donald Trump and his enablers cast the protesters as violent “looters,” former Labor Secretary Robert Reich exposes the real looters in America: Wall Street bankers in designer suits and corporate executives in lofty […]

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.”

Democracy Now! Trump Threatens Protests with Troops, But Police Have Already Been Militarized — With Deadly Results

We look at the increasing militarization of the police with Stuart Schrader, author of “Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing.”

Henry Giroux: Why it is dangerous to use the language of war about COVID-19

“For Trump, saving the economy is more important than saving lives. As ‘warriors’ the American public is being told to support this new battlefield strategy…”

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

COVID-19: Multilateralism Matters

“Our multilateral world order has been deliberately constructed on the principles of militarised security and hence to encourage investments in weapons and war instead of the well-being of people and planet. This is a truism tragically exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We must change this. “

Some Progressives Are in Denial About Trump’s Fascist Momentum

“Fascist politics exchanges reality for the pronouncements of a single individual, or perhaps a political party. Regular and repeated obvious lying is part of the process by which fascist politics destroys the information space.”

Take Action and Statement: U.S. organizations react to global military spending report

“The devastating impact of this #1.917 trillion in military spending has become painfully clear in the United States as we struggle to keep pace with the healthcare needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Stimson Center/SIPRI: Trends in Global Arms Transfers and Military Spending (Video)

(Video Recording of Webinar)   “The discussion highlights SIPRI’s data on international arms transfers and the recently released analysis of world military expenditure and analyses potential future dynamics arising from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

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…”

“Internationalism or Extinction”: Noam Chomsky talks about COVID-19 and his new book

Can we stop the race to the abyss?

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.

Democracy Now! COVID-19 Kills Blacks Disproportionately and Black Sacrifice Zones

“Exposing U.S. Racism in a Stark New Way”: COVID-19 Kills Disproportionate Number of Black America; COVID-19 Sacrifice Zones: Coronavirus Devastates Black Communities Historically Denied Healthcare

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.”

Naomi Klein: Sanders “Broke the Spell” of Neoliberalism as Trump Pushes Coronavirus Capitalism– Democracy Now!

Naomi Klein talks about capitalism and COVID-19 and about Bernie Sanders: what he has accomplished and what comes next for people who support his programs and ideas.

IT’S A SCANDAL THAT WE DON’T KNOW WHO SUPPORTED THE CORONAVIRUS BAILOUT. HELP US FIND OUT.

“We’re not just talking about half a trillion dollars that went to Wall Street, as I mentioned in my remarks,” [Ocasio-Cortez] continued. “That is being leveraged to $4 trillion for Wall Street and corporations. And what we’re seeing in payroll protection for small businesses is just a drop in the bucket compared to that.”