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The US Badly Needs a Wake-Up Call on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brian Resnick Vox
"Years of potential life lost" is the most sobering and sad Covid-19 statistic I've seen. There are so many reasons to not be numb to the coronavirus pandemic. As we see case counts rising, we can't stay complacent. There's so much more left to lose

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Monster Capitalism

Jonah Raskin CounterPunch
Updating his 2005 The Monster at Our Door, Davis views the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of previous viral catastrophes, exposing the key roles of agribusiness, the fast food industries, corrupt governments and a capitalist system out of control

NBA Players Face the Question: To Boycott or Not to Boycott

Dave Zirin The Nation
A debate heats up among NBA players over whether to return to the court amid nationwide protests against racist violence. Many players feel the issues of racial justice and stopping police violence are pressing, now is not the time for pro basketball

Crumbs for the Hungry but Windfalls for the Rich

Nicholas Kristof The New York Times
Billions are going to zillionaires under the guise of pandemic relief. While President Trump and his allies in Congress seek to tighten access to food stamps, they are showing compassion for one group: zillionaires.

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...

Tidbits - May 21, 2020 - Reader Comments: Reader Comments: Biden- Sanders Joint Policy Task Forces; Voter Suppression; COVID-19 Victims; Prison Labor as Scabs; Somalia; Cuba; Support Postal Workers, Retail and Food Workers in UNITE HERE; more...

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Reader Comments: Biden-Sanders Joint Policy Task Forces; Voter Suppression; COVID-19 Victims; Prison Labor as Scabs; Somalia; Cuba; Radical Books Sale; How to Absentee Vote NY Primary; Support Postal Workers, Retail and Food Workers in UNITE HERE
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