Cuba Defeats Covid-19 with Learning, Science, and Unity / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Photograph Source: Phillip Pessar – CC BY 2.0 Education is central to Cuba’s brand of socialism. The revolutionary government’s dedication to scientific knowledge and healthcare for all shows up now as Cubans cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. The United States is not so lucky. Cubans have wholeheartedly carried out masking, social-distancing, testing and quarantining. Cuba’Continue reading “Cuba Defeats Covid-19 with Learning, Science, and Unity / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

I Want to Get Our Rights from the Americans Who Harmed Us / Vijay Prashad

Latif al-Ani (Iraq), Eid festivities in Baghdad, 1959 Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. On 12 July 2007, two US AH-64 Apache helicopters fired 30-millimetre cannon rounds at a group of Iraqi civilians in New Baghdad. These US Army gunners murdered at least a dozen people, including Reuters photographer Namir Noor-EldeenContinue reading “I Want to Get Our Rights from the Americans Who Harmed Us / Vijay Prashad”

Chileans elect Gabriel Boric president, reject ultra-conservative candidate / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Supporters of Chile’s President-elect Gabriel Boric celebrate his victory in the presidential run-off election, in Santiago, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. Above the crowd wave several flags belonging to the Communist Party of Chile, which supported Boric’s candidacy in the run-off. | Matias Delacroix / AP Chileans on Dec. 19 were facing a defining moment asContinue reading “Chileans elect Gabriel Boric president, reject ultra-conservative candidate / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

‘Amazon won’t let us leave’: Tornado creates modern Triangle Shirtwaist Factory / by C.J. Atkins

A heavily damaged Amazon fulfillment center is seen Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, in Edwardsville, Ill. A large section of the roof of the building was ripped off and walls collapsed when a tornado moved through the area Friday night. Six workers were killed. Reportedly, Amazon would not let them leave their workplace as the stormContinue reading “‘Amazon won’t let us leave’: Tornado creates modern Triangle Shirtwaist Factory / by C.J. Atkins”

Marxism and STS: From Marx and Engels to COVID-19 and COP26 / by Helena Sheehan

The Soviet delegation at the International History of Science Congress in London, 1931 : Nikolai Bukharin, Modest Rubenstein, and Boris Hessen in the foreground This article is a co-publication of MR Online and Science for the People. At the recent conference of the Society for the Social Study of Science, I came to the conclusion thatContinue reading “Marxism and STS: From Marx and Engels to COVID-19 and COP26 / by Helena Sheehan”

The Housing Crisis and the Case for Expropriation / by Ivan Stoiljkovic, Doug Yearwood and Romy Sugden

Photo: Housing advocates in Berlin march in support of expropriation / People’s Voice The defeat of the Soviet Union caused misery and death to millions of Soviet people and ushered in the increased immiseration of the working class in capitalist countries. Without the threat of a workers’ superpower, Western capitalist powers quickly set out toContinue reading “The Housing Crisis and the Case for Expropriation / by Ivan Stoiljkovic, Doug Yearwood and Romy Sugden”

Income of wealthiest in Maine nearly doubled from 2019 to 2020, report shows / by Evan Popp

Photo: Mainers rally in Augusta in 2019 for a fair tax code | Beacon he wealth of the 30 highest income earners in Maine nearly doubled from tax year 2019 to tax year 2020, a recent report from the Maine Revenue Services Office of Tax Policy shows.  The report, which helped inform a December 2021 revenue forecast that projectedContinue reading “Income of wealthiest in Maine nearly doubled from 2019 to 2020, report shows / by Evan Popp”

Penobscots don’t want ancestors’ scalping to be whitewashed / by David Sharp

Dawn Neptune Adams holds a copy of the Phips Proclamation of 1755, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in Bangor, Maine. Adams recently co-directed a film that focuses on the proclamation, one of the dozens of government-issued bounty proclamations that directed colonial settlers to hunt, scalp and kill Indigenous people for money. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) PORTLAND,Continue reading “Penobscots don’t want ancestors’ scalping to be whitewashed / by David Sharp”