How Much Have the World’s Ultra-Rich Earned from the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Misión Verdad From left to right, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gate and Warren Buffet, three of the richest Americans on the planet. Photo: Business Insider After almost a semester of taking over large areas of the planet and causing thousands of deaths and infections, the Covid-19 pandemic has had its destructive effects on the world economy….

US Responds to Failed Mercenary Incursion with an Escalation of the Economic Blockade Against Venezuela

Misión Verdad Two FBI agents. Photo: Iberoeconomia As Reuters recently reported, “the FBI is investigating several Mexican and European companies allegedly involved in the Venezuelan oil trade while gathering information for a U.S. Treasury Department investigation into possible sanctions. In its report, Reuters anonymously quotes four people familiar with these “investigations” and also sources close…

Anti-Capitalist Catastrophism?

Atilio A. Boron The Future of Capitalism, Foreign Affairs, January/February 2020 Sometimes I am accused of making catastrophic diagnoses in an attempt to demonstrate what the official ideologues of the system (the Vargas Llosa and company, grouped together in Fundación Libertad) consider absurd or extravagant: that the possibility of its demise is looming on the…

In Haiti, ICE is Spreading COVID-19

Greg Dunkel Despite widespread protests that it will spread the pandemic, the Trump administration’s ICE officials plans to continue deporting COVID-positive Haitians and other immigrants on Swift Air jets, like the one pictured here. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Homeland Security agency charged with deporting people from the United States, scheduled 100…

For the Workers of the World the Pandemic is Based on Inequality

Pasqualina Curcio Photo: Bill Hackwell It is not entirely true that covid-19 does not distinguish between attacking and, above all, killing. It is possible that biologically there are no differences in skin color, age, or sex, in any of the case studies that will have to be conducted carefully once we have all the details…

The Violence of Non-Violence: Canadian Sanctions Policy in Times of Covid-19

Claudia Chaufan and Maria Victor Paez Both at its birth, and later in the paradigmatic Alma Ata declaration, the WHO established a human right to health which required not only access to health care but the satisfaction of a broad range of human needs, such as appropriate nutrition, adequate housing, and personal safety. Decades later…

COVID-19 Like HIV, Another Bioweapon Targeting African People!

The Burning Spear From massive strokes in young people, to permanent damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver and the weakening of the immune system, more and more symptoms and effects of the COVID-19 disease are coming to light as the world total of cases tops three million. These and other serious manifestations of…

Vargas Llosa and the Pandemic: No to Life

Ángel Guerra Cabrera In this pandemic, as rarely seen in history, the contempt of capital for human life has never been so clear. The obsession of the vast majority of tycoons with not shutting down business no matter how much damage this may inflict on workers’ health is something to behold. The same applies to…

What Comes After the Flood?

Stella Calloni Photo: Bill Hackwell It is enough to look at the faces of the presidents who represent unbridled capitalism in times of decadence or to listen to their “speeches”, to understand some analysts who mention how empires slowly begin to commit suicide and resemble a monster that still maintains its claws extended over various…

SARS-CoV-2: A Virus “Made in” Capitalism

Misión Verdad “Wetiko” is the term Native Americans use to describe the ”virus” of selfishness: Liana Buszka What the new coronavirus pandemic has made very clear is that the drive for profit in the capitalist system can be fatal. Of course, this multi-layered crisis triggered by Covid-19 will have a disproportionate impact on vulnerable groups,…

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism

Henry A. Giroux The current coronavirus pandemic is more than a medical crisis, it is also a political and ideological crisis. It is a crisis deeply rooted in years of neglect by neoliberal governments that denied the importance of public health and the public good while defunding the institutions that made them possible. At the…