Monthly Archives: March 2020

US response to coronavirus is exposing its sociopathically warped priorities

Having first played down the severity of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Donald Trump’s government is now reacting. But as we might expect, pushing major social reform to improve the lives of ordinary people hasn’t exactly been its top priority. Instead, it’s been exposing its truly sociopathic tendencies by exploiting the crisis to further regime-change efforts abroad and corporate welfare at home.

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The coronavirus crisis is proving our current economic system to be a death cult

In the weeks since the new coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread around the globe, the stock market has been going haywire with abrupt ups and downs. In the midst of the chaos, the US government has been on the fence about how to respond. The reason is simple – the US capitalist economy isn’t built to handle this kind of crisis; it’s built to maintain constant growth and profit.

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By forcing the hand of power, the coronavirus pandemic reveals radical change was possible all along

As the coronavirus pandemic escalates around the globe, debate has heated up about how governments and international institutions should respond. Already some surprisingly progressive proposals have been floated – and often from unexpected quarters. It raises the question of whether radical changes to our economic and social systems have been possible all along. And also if they were falsely labelled unworkable because they went against powerful interests.

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How corporate money gave Biden an unfair advantage over Sanders from day one

Former vice president Joe Biden just won another three contests in the Democratic primary race. It now looks all but certain that he will win the nomination to face Donald Trump in the presidential election this coming November. But we shouldn’t take this as granting legitimacy to his stale neoliberal platform. Because an investigation into his campaign shows that he had an unfair advantage over his main rival Bernie Sanders all along.

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Watch Labour legend Tony Benn nail the US medical system’s inadequacy to deal with the coronavirus

The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak is a global pandemic. While the US seems to be less affected than Europe, the Trump administration’s response has so far been almost comically inept. But having a semi-literate buffoon in the White House is not the only problem; the US has a structural problem that long predates Trump’s election to the presidency. And from beyond the grave, UK Labour Party legend Tony Benn hit the nail on the head – years before the outbreak even happened.

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US activists call for election monitors as elitist Joe Biden keeps advancing

Former vice president Joe Biden has just had another good night in the Democratic Party primary race. It looks increasingly likely that he will take the nomination to face Donald Trump in November rather than progressive challenger Bernie Sanders. But one group of activists has pointed out that the process itself might not have been as ‘free and fair’ as it’s being presented.

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After surprise ‘Super Tuesday’ victories, a new video emerges showing Joe Biden for the liar and charlatan he is

It’s no secret that former vice president Joe Biden’s progressive credentials are paper-thin. Following the resurrection of his campaign in the Democratic Party’s primary contest, his past political positions have been getting put under greater scrutiny. Now, a new video has exposed him as a repeated and unrepentant liar and plagiarist as well as a supporter of reactionary policies.

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Joe Biden is ‘basically Hillary Clinton, but even worse’, author of new exposé tells The Canary

Joe Biden has just made a comeback in the Democratic Party primary campaign. But the author of a scathing new exposé has told The Canary that the former vice president is “basically Hillary Clinton… in many ways with her weaknesses turned up to 11”. And considering that Clinton couldn’t beat Donald Trump in 2016, that’s something all Democrats need to be aware of.

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Talk of chlorinated chicken misses the point. Importing food makes no sense to begin with.

As negotiations on a trade deal between the UK and US have heated up, so has debate about food and animal welfare standards. But the whole discussion has missed a much larger issue. The question of food self-sufficiency seems to have hardly arisen at all.

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