South African scientists are nearly finished reverse engineering Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. They are forced to waste precious time and resources recreating a vaccine that already exists, because for-profit science protects industry profits over human life.
Sarah Lazare is web editor at In These Times. She comes from a background in independent journalism for publications including the Intercept, the Nation, and Tom Dispatch.
The revolving door between the Pentagon and the military industry never stops spinning. The latest to walk through it: Bill LaPlante, who’s moving from the arms industry to a top government position — buying arms from the arms industry.
Joe Biden is sounding the right notes about halting US participation in the Saudis’ catastrophic war in Yemen. But now, more than ever, it is vital to hold a firm line about what ending support for the war means: an end to all US assistance, no exceptions, before one more Yemeni dies.
If ever there were a time to suspend global patent rules to ensure widespread distribution of a vaccine, right now is it. Yet pharma giant Pfizer is currently opposing a proposal at the World Trade Organization to expand vaccine access to poor countries, hoping to hoard distribution — and profits — rather than save lives.
If you were hoping for a change of heart from Joe Biden after a decades-long career as a hawk, we’ve got bad news: his incoming team helped shape some of the most militaristic policies of the Obama administration.
It hasn’t taken long for Joe Biden to get down to the business of preparing to assume the presidency — by drawing staff from hawkish think tanks financed by arms companies.
We don’t hear about them very often, but the estimated 800 US military bases around the globe have played an essential role in turning the whole world into a bloody battlefield. Any effort to roll back US empire has to include dismantling the machinery of US military bases.
The fact that the United States is recusing itself from pretty much all global cooperation in the search for a coronavirus vaccine does not bode well for equitable distribution of a cure.
The roots of modern Zionism are in colonialism. This was the foundation of the Jewish left’s opposition to Zionism in the 1930s and ’40s, on the grounds that it is a form of right-wing nationalism and imperialism that is fundamentally opposed to working-class internationalism.
Saudi Arabia created the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen. So why is the UN praising the kingdom for tossing Yemen a measly amount of humanitarian aid?
A Chicago Bus Driver Says He Was Retaliated Against for His Opposition to Transporting Police to Protests
A Chicago bus driver alleges in a new lawsuit that when he tried to discuss opposing the transport of police to protests with his coworkers, the Chicago Transit Authority retaliated against him. If the allegations are true, they’re an attack on the First Amendment and the ability of workers to organize.
The COVID-19 pandemic should be a time to reduce the military’s deadly footprint at home and abroad. We can’t let the military use this crisis to expand its powers.
Iran is ravaged by coronavirus — and US sanctions are making the pandemic even more deadly.
The media and the Democratic Party establishment’s singular focus on paid sick leave leaves out millions of contract and informal workers. We need to think much bigger — now.
US wars have historically been used to beat back and repress exactly the kind of Left movements that we need to tackle the climate crisis. We can’t just focus on fighting climate change or US imperialism — we have to stop both.
When it comes to the United States’ saber-rattling and waging war around the world, we’ve seen a consistent pattern: Democrats tee up the ball for Trump’s aggression, then express outrage when his administration takes a swing.
This week’s all-women-moderated presidential debate is being lauded as a feminist victory in the press. But it was hardly that. The candidates were just fed inane questions meant to defend the benevolence of US empire and marginalize political positions deemed too far left.
From Afghanistan to Yemen, we have to acknowledge the full extent of the Obama administration’s war crimes.
Kamala Harris doesn’t say much about foreign policy on the campaign trail. But a look at her record shows that when it comes to militarism, she’s squarely in line with — and sometimes to the right of — a hawkish, war-happy Democratic establishment.
Taking stock of the Democratic field on US empire.