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Marjorie Cohn: DOJ Seeks to Exploit Coronavirus Emergency to Detain People Indefinitely

Throughout U.S. history, presidents have exploited national emergencies to exceed their constitutional powers

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Justin Podur: When Economists Try to Solve Health Crises, the Results Can Often Be Disastrous

Classical economics helped kill millions in the British Empire’s famines—following economic orthodoxy today could be just as deadly

Nicolas J.S. Davies: Why is the U.S. so exceptionally vulnerable to Covid-19?

Will we finally wake up from our American dream, open our eyes and start learning from our neighbors in other countries, including ones that have different political, economic and healthcare systems than ours?

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Kathy Kelly: Vigil for Peace in Yemen, a New Norm

Particularly now, with intense focus on U.S. health care, it’s timely to recognize that in the past five years U.S. supported Gulf Coalition airstrikes bombed Yemen’s health care facilities 83 times

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Jack Rasmus: A Reflection on Trump the War President

Trump is a ‘true believer’ that the market solves everything and immediately. Just wave the magic market wand and it will appear

Kathleen Wallace: The End of the Parasite Paradigm

The gross incompetence of our leaders may be their undoing. Their greed is unsustainable at this point

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Juan Cole: No Mercy even in a Pandemic

Israeli Occupation Authorities Demolish Makeshift Field Hospital in Palestinian Hamlet

Jessica Dos Santos: Tales of Resistance: Love in Times of Coronavirus

We know we won’t starve to death, because solidarity is alive and well in every corner of the country

Jon Walker: We Must Expand Tricare for Everybody Who Needs It

We need a solution that can be used even faster than any industry bailout or targeted reinsurance program that has the government take on the insurers’ cost for covering Covid-19 patients

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Reese Erlich: In a Plague Year, Trump Ratchets up Tensions with Iran and Iraq

Trump can continue his “maximum pressure campaign” against Iran and face continued Iraqi attacks on US troops. Or he can back off to focus on domestic concerns and avoid a wider war

Eoin Higgins: ‘For Common Benefit of All’

Ireland Nationalizes Hospitals for Duration of Coronavirus Crisis, Sparking Demand for US to Follow Suit

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Badri Raina: Honor the Corona Warriors

When soldiers go to battle, They have guns in hand. They can see the enemy, They can kill, defend.   But, the nurses and the doctors Who tend infected cases Have not a clue when The virus may hit their faces.   When soldiers die fighting, Their loved ones their  losses rue; But an infected Read more…

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II: Poverty Amidst Pandemic: A Moral Response to COVID-19

We call on you to fulfill your moral and Constitutional responsibilities: expand the COVID-19 emergency provisions to care for us all and enact our Moral Agenda immediately

Paris Marx: Nationalize the Airlines

The airline industry will not survive the coronavirus. Now is the time to nationalize it — and use this moment to chart a course to a low-carbon future

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John Feffer: The Politics of the Coronavirus

For the far right, the pandemic is a chance to enact border controls and erode the rule of law. It could also expose their utter incompetence

Sharon Lerner: Gilead Sciences Backs Off Monopoly Claim for Promising Coronavirus Drug

“Gilead is notorious for price gouging. Gilead holds the key to bringing down and ending both HIV and hep C epidemics, and in both cases, prices have played a real factor in our inability to stop both epidemics. And that’s terrifying.”

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Juan Cole: The Novel Coronavirus has a Well-Known Left-Wing Bias

It now seems clear that capitalism is the fear that somewhere someone is having their basic human needs met

Sean Petty & Kelley Cabrera: Frontline NY Nurses Lack Protective Masks & Ventilators

Say Worst Yet to Come as COVID-19 Spreads

Sarah Anderson: Why CEO pay belongs at the center of the coronavirus bailout debate

he fact that so many Americans are facing dire circumstances now is a direct result of the exploitation economy and we should take this opportunity to change it

Peter Mayo: Higher Education in the Time of COVID-19

The history of education is full of episodes whereby necessity, through crises in the form of occupation, led to ingenuity

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Anthony Dimaggio: The Dangers of Depoliticization and Social Media

Misinformation and the Coronavirus

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Conn Hallinan: The Corona Virus & Immigration

How Austerity and Anti-immigrant Politics Left Italy Exposed

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Jonathan Cook: Our leaders are terrified. Not of the virus – of us

There is a kind of tragic karma to the fact that so many major countries – meaning major economies – are today run by the very men least equipped ideologically, emotionally and spiritually to deal with the virus

Dave Lindorff: A Triage Crisis is Coming, and It’s Personal

Hospitals in Seattle, are seriously planning for how to decide which patients will get one of the limited number of ventilators available, and which ones will be left to fend for themselves

Inequality.org: Where We’re Looking in Times of Crisis

There are plenty of places you can direct your energies to support people taking an economic hit during the pandemic

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Joe Emersberger: Media Struggle to Defend Washington’s Cruelty

U.S sanctions toward Venezuela and Iran continue as Coronavirus Spreads

Leonardo Flores: Venezuela’s Coronavirus Response Might Surprise You

Venezuelans waiting to go home understand that their chances of surviving the coronavirus – both physically and economically – are much better in a country that values health over profits

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Ali Abunimah: West Bank woman is first Palestinian to die from COVID-19

Israel has not eased up on its abuses of Palestinians despite the pandemic. In one shocking incident on Monday, a Palestinian laborer with flu-like symptoms and a fever was dumped at a West Bank checkpoint by Israeli police

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Nick Turse: Trump Says Ventilator Shortage Was “Unforeseen”

Nothing Could Be Further From the Truth

Peter Kornbluh: “Humanitarian Solidarity”

Even Under U.S. Sanctions, Cuba Sends Doctor Brigade to Italy and More

Ben Burgis: Cuba’s Coronavirus Response Is Putting Other Countries to Shame

Cuba is caricatured by the Right as a totalitarian hellhole. But its response to the coronavirus pandemic — from sending doctors to other countries to pioneering anti-viral treatments to converting factories into mask-making machines — is putting other countries, even rich countries, to shame

Ezekiel J. Emanuel: Fourteen Days. That’s the Most Time We Have to Defeat Coronavirus.

If the United States fails to act decisively now, it will follow Italy’s course or, worse, that of Iran, and recovery may take a decade or more with extraordinary levels of death and dislocation

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Max Elbaum: Fight for Immediate Solutions; Fight for the Future

COVID-19 is heightening the life-and-death consequences of economic, racial and other forms of inequality

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Yanis Varoufakis: Last night Julian Assange called me. Here is what we talked about

Whether the epidemic helps deliver the good or the most evil society will depend, of course, on us – on whether progressives manage to band together

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Vijay Prashad: Overlooked Region of India a Beacon to the World for Taking on Coronavirus

In a pandemic, a rational person would much rather live in a society governed by the norms of socialism than of capitalism, a society where people rally together to overcome a virus; than to live in a society where fear pervades

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Yanis Varoufakis: “Syriza Was a Bigger Blow to the Left Than Thatcher”

Interview on why the Left around Europe is struggling to overcome Syriza’s disastrous legacy

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Jack Rasmus: US Senate’s Final Stimulus Bill

Why It Won’t Be Enough

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Walden Bello: Coronavirus and the Death of ‘Connectivity’

The Great Recession could have killed globalization, but China emerged as the champion of a new global “connectivity.” With the coronavirus, that phase is finished

Max Haiven: No return to normal: for a post-pandemic liberation

Today, new forms of solidarity, mutual aid, and common struggle are emerging in the pandemic. How will they shape tomorrow’s struggles for a post-capitalist world?

Matthew Cunningham-Cook: Defense Production Act Needs $75 Billion Infusion in Coronavirus Stimulus

“President Trump should be using the DPA to ensure we have enough ventilators and other medical equipment to deal with this crisis”

Sophie Lewis: The coronavirus crisis shows it’s time to abolish the family

What does the pandemic tell us about the nuclear family and private household?

Jamie Hale: The politics of Covid-19: government contempt for disabled people

The challenges facing disabled people – and their demands of the British government

Matt Smith: Inside Amazon During the COVID-19 Crisis

Putting Profits Before Workers’ Safety

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Badri Raina: Corona: Universal Dictator

Corona is a dictator With global dominance; What man may speak of anything but Its universal preponderance.   The Neros, Hitlers, Stalins They were but limited ghouls; Corona’s colossal nothingness All states and nations rules.   Is there a something from whose womb This nothingness has birth? Is nothingness an idea Destined to suck in Read more…

Michael Hudson: Corona Debt Jubilee

The coronavirus outbreak is serving as a mind-expansion exercise, making hitherto unthinkable solutions thinkable. Debts that can’t be paid won’t be. A debt jubilee may be the best way out.

Nick Rabb: COVID-19 Green New Deal

The COVID-19 mitigation effort presents an unexpected blueprint for what rapid change in the face of a climate crisis might look like. In fact, the current situation should give us hope in our ability to cope with rapid change and encourage us to recognize our resilience

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Jack Rasmus: The 2020 Great Recession 2.0–Or Worse

They fear economic collapse and their loss of incomes more than the virus and its destruction of American lives

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George Monbiot: Prescription for Disaster

In the UK, the US and Australia, governments built on dirty money cannot be trusted to protect us from the coronavirus.

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Mike Davis: The Coronavirus Crisis Is a Monster Fueled by Capitalism

Pandora’s Box is open, and our ruthless economic system is making everything far worse

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