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The Political Economy of COVID-19 Vaccines

Jayati Ghosh Monthly Review
Within a month of the regulatory approval being granted to the first three vaccines, advanced countries, accounting for only 14% of the world’s population, had placed orders for around 85% of the estimated entire production for 2021

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G&Ts on the Veranda: An Homage to Franz Boas and a Better Anthropology

Francis Gooding London Review of Books
Boas was an outlier in a field that tolerated if not justified white racial superiority over the world’s “lesser” breeds, He and his intellectual successors— largely women-did what scholars and journalists need to do: listen, ask questions, observe.

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Can We Unlearn Imperialism?

Stephen Sheehi Hyperallergic
This book uses the history of photography and the history of imperialism to shed light on both the work of images and on the work of colonial and imperial domination.

Undercover Patriots

Danny Sjursen Tom Dispatch
The imperial power that we veterans fought for abroad is the same one some of us are now struggling against at home and the two couldn’t be more intimately linked. Our struggle is, at least in part, over who gets to define patriotism.

What Black America Means to Europe

Gary Younge New York Review of Books
Many have attempted to claim that `things are better here' for black people than in the US. This ignores both Europe's colonial past and its own racist present.

Tidbits - May 28, 2020 - Reader Comments: I Can't Breathe - Again; Trump Second Term Means Tyranny; Reader's Respond on Tara Reade; Open Churches?; Vietnam; Indonesia; Chile; Nuclear Testing, Nuclear Cold War - Again; announcements; resources

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Reader Comments: I Can't Breathe - Again; Trump Second Term Means Tyranny; Reader's Respond on Tara Reade; Open Churches?; Vietnam; Indonesia; Chile; Nuclear Testing, Nuclear Cold War - Again; Resources; Events:COVID and mass incarceration; June 20th

Internationalism in Vietnam, Then and Now

Tran Dac Loi Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Vietnam is building on the internationalist traditions of Ho Chi Minh. True patriotism, is quite different from narrow, selfish nationalism - it should always respect the rights and interests of other nations without harming common interests...
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