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The Tokyo Olympics Are In Peril

Dave Zirin Edge of Sports
The masses of Tokyo want to postpone or cancel the games, but the government says it’s the IOC’s decision, not the host country’s. If the Olympics go on, it will be the ultimate negation of its alleged purpose: profit trumping the joy of sport.

A People’s Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus and Neoliberal Rule

Nicolas JS Davies Counterpunch
Around the world, we are witnessing what can happen when people rise up and act collectively for the common good. That is how we will solve the serious problems we face, from the COVID pandemic to the climate crisis to the danger of nuclear war.

The Pentagon Took Money for PPE and Bought Weapons

Phyllis Bennis Foreign Policy in Focus
sewing a mask The military says that the “health” of the defense industry is crucial to national security. But the CARES Act money was specifically allocated to protect the health of the people of this country — not the companies that build weapons.

It Has Come to This: Ignore the C.D.C.

Harold Varmus and Rajiv Shah The New York Times
The agency’s new guidelines are wrong, so states have to step up on their own to suppress the coronavirus.
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