Pandemic Explodes, Capitalist Economy Tanks

By JAMES FORTIN Now that the COVID-19 contagion has spread to the four corners of the globe, the unpreparedness of the capitalist state and the outright disregard by the ruling class for the fate of the working people of the United States has come into full view. Underlying a perfect-storm scenario is the certain emerging…

Cuba: A Model of Solidarity in Covid-19 Fight

By NICK BAKER In his speech “On Revolutionary Medicine,” Che Guevara said, “The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.”    While the U.S. damns its population with reluctant and haphazard “free market” responses to a global pandemic that demands comprehensive,…

Capitalism’s coronavirus response: Bail out the rich!

By JOHN POTTINGER Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap off tall buildings in a single bound! Superman? No, it’s the U.S. and the world capitalist economies. Or is it? As more states and more counties mandate stay-in-place orders more and more people are out of jobs to the…

The Demise of Bernie Sanders

By JEFF MACKLER Bernie Sanders, face to face on March 16 with his often-proclaimed “friend” Joe Biden, could only assert that “Joe,” voted for the 2003 Iraq War. True! Sanders scored a debater’s point that a well-scripted and lying Biden brushed off in a few words. Sanders left it at that. Television debates are rarely…

Trump expands racist war on immigrants

By LISA LUINENBERG President Trump has taken yet more drastic steps in his ever-expanding war against immigrants and refugees over the past month. Citing “national security” issues, Trump quickly moved to expand his much-maligned travel ban, adding six new Muslim-majority countries – Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania and Sudan – to the list, now totaling…