Dozens of protesters took to the streets of New York City, chanting “Pfizer’s Greed Kills,” as Pfizer and the German government refused to share COVID-19 vaccine formulas with the Global South. Pfizer has made billions in profits while the global pandemic death toll has surpassed 4 million people.
COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruption to the world economy, shining a harsh light on the frailties of global capitalism. But there won’t be a progressive paradigm shift coming out of the crisis without a dramatic upsurge of collective action.
Six months ago, January 6, 2021, the United States government was toppled in a coup d’etat. It was led by President Donald Trump in which thousands of protesters at the “Stop the Steal” rally stormed the capitol. It was a medieval siege. The insurgent mob – waving American flags, Trump flags, Confederate flags, Gadsden flags More
Thanks to @aidachavez and @thenation for important reporting on the current continuation of Trump's economic war against the people of Cuba. It fits the definition of collective punishment in the Geneva Convention & therefore should be considered a crime. https://t.co/QHymuWofw4
— Mark Weisbrot (@MarkWeisbrot) July 28, 2021
Marxists can’t flunk a test as simple as Darwism’s pseudoscience. In that case, ‘you are fired’: socialism needs a restart.
https://redfortyeight.com/2021/06/23/notes-toward-a-critical-marxism-and-a-new-path-to-postcapitalism/ Continue reading “Some links for Red Forty-eight blog”
In the wake of the protests, Politico reported that some Democrats are viewing the situation as a “golden opportunity” to try to win back the former swing state, which went for Trump in both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections.Inevitably, the protests have also served as a convenient tool for the US government and its allies in the Cuban-American exile community to reinvigorate their decades-long campaign to impose “regime change” on the beleaguered Caribbean island nation.
Nationalizing fossil fuels could be a path to a postcapitalist ere, a revolutionary step here assessed in terms of a reformist track…???
Only the mentally impaired now doubt the reality of climate change. Only the ideologically blind question that human burning of fossil fuels has caused it. In just a few weeks, we had once-in-millennium floods in Germany and Belgium, a once-in-a-millennium heat wave in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Fires. Melting Arctic ice and permafrost. Mudslides in India. Floods in the New York City subway. Record floods in China, with a year’s worth of rain falling in a single day in Zhengzhou. More
Leaked CDC slides on delta variant got you concerned?
I find the slides insightful & largely reassuring
Delta variant is a problem
Vaccines prevent vast majority of infections, transmission
And nearly all hospitalizations, deaths
— Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH (@ashishkjha) July 30, 2021