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The Futility of Capitalist Planning for a Global Coronavirus Pandemic

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. The videos linked to here are from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/Bloomberg School of Public Health "table-top" exercise planning for a novel corona-virus global pandemic (Center for Health Security planning exercise that took place in October 2019), urging governments and private businesses to work together to allocate and distribute medical supplies and treatments and deal with other aspects of such a pandemic. https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/videos.html These videos illustrate [...]

Hands Off Hong Kong

The East Bay Chapter of Veterans For Peace has passed a resolution opposing the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019,” introduced by Marco Rubio, (R-FL) in the Senate and by Chris Smith (R-NJ) in the House, with multiple sponsors and broad bipartisan support. The bill passed both houses and Trump signed it  into law. It will allow the Secretary of State (currently Mike Pompeo, former head of the CIA) [...]

Global Police State

By William I. Robinson, Prof of Sociology & Global and International Studies, UC Santa Barbara [excerpts] A global police state is emerging as capitalism descends into an unprecedented crisis, given the extent of ecological degradation and social deterioration, and the sheer scale of the means of violence deployed around the world. "Global police state" refers to three interrelated developments: 1. Ever more omnipresent systems of social control, repression and warfare to contain [...]

Mercy for Animals

Mercy For Animals From death nets sweeping sea animals to their deaths, to farm animals raised for slaughter; what are we doing for these voiceless beings? Can anyone affect commercial farm giants like Perdue, and others that kill millions of chickens every minute for the pleasure of the so-called consumer, who intentionally ignores the shocking conditions in which these farm animals are maintained and killed? These conditions require applying great amounts of [...]

Pentagon Strategy for Military Confrontation with Russia and China

Pentagon Strategy for Military Confrontation with Russia and China By Bill Van Auken [excerpts] httpss://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/01/20/ndst-j20.html Trump’s defense secretary, former Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, rolled out a new National Defense Strategy in Jan. that signals open preparations by US imperialism for direct military confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia and China. Mattis made clear that the strategy, the first such issued by the Pentagon in roughly a decade, represented a shift from the justification [...]

The Cold War Truth Commission

The Cold War Truth Commission by Rachel Bruhnke, Witness for Peace Southwest board member The first “Cold War Truth Commission” will take place on Saturday, December 9 at the Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia St. 90015 (off Pico near DTLA) where organizers will put the Cold War on trial. We say “First” because we hope this event will be recreated in other venues throughout the US. The Latin America solidarity organization Witness [...]

Historic U.S. Activists Delegation to China

Historic U.S. Activists Delegation to China By Lee Siu Hin In July 2017, the first-of-its-kind US activists solidarity delegation to China, organized by the National Immigrant Solidarity Network and activist Lee Siu Hin, the long-time Chinese American activist, brought a dozen North American activists to Beijing and Shanghai to meet with Chinese  activists, officials, workers; and to explore in-depth historic, cultural, social, political and economic aspects of China. The delegation idea began [...]

Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction

Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction by Carl Boggs [excerpts from: https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/04/imperialism-and-the-logic-of-mass-destruction/] As it has through much of its war-obsessed history, the US is engaged in military conflict or threatening it  across a broad terrain. In Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, Washington's been sending barrages of missiles and bombs, often hitting civilians and resources needed for their survival. Death tolls mount, the largest numbers lately in the battle for Mosul. Heavier casualties [...]

Oppose US War Plans Against North Korea

Oppose US War Plans Against North Korea by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.PopularResistance.org The US has been escalating conflict with North Korea recently. Of concern is that President Trump announced plans to meet with all 100 senators on Wednesday, April 26, without their staffers, at the White House. We must send a strong message to the senators that we will not tolerate a US attack on North Korea. The time to [...]

Applications being accepted for 2017 China Solidarity Delegation

Applications being accepted for 2017 March/July 10-Days Activist to China Solidarity Delegation (Beijing, Shanghai). Participants must pay for travel and related costs. https://www.ChinaDelegation.org China: Understand Chinese Society, History, Culture, Economic and Politics (10 Days), two delegations: Friday March 24-Sunday April 2, 2017 or Friday June 30-Sunday July 9, 2017 e-mail: ActivistWeb@gmail.com Phone: (213)403-0131 Lee Siu Hin National Coordinator/Co-Founder National Immigrant Solidarity Network https://www.ImmigrantSolidarity.org ActionLA Coalition https://www.ActionLA.org  Peace NO War Network https://www.PeaceNOWar.net Activist Video Service https://www.ActivistVideo.org e-mail: ActivistWeb@gmail.com

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