Author: Mark T. Harris

Threadbare US Social Safety Net: The War on Science, Medicine, and Equality for All

Across the nation, elected Republicans at every level of government display a callous disregard for the health and lives of the American people, sowing disinformation and resistance to public health efforts to contain and defeat the pandemic. [This article originally appeared on the Common Dreams news site on Nov. 5, 2021.] The Covid-19 pandemic is a

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A Socialist Response to the Republican Death Cult

In the United States, 2020 has proved to be the year everything changed except what most needs to change. Despite massive protests for months, police continue to shoot and kill Black citizens and brutalize peaceful ant-racist protesters. They do so as armed, far-right vigilantes emerge from whatever aggrieved netherworld they occupy to menace Black Lives Matter

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Pandemic Capitalism’s Cruel Absurdity

The United States leads the world in Covid-19 morbidity and mortality. It’s also among the global frontrunners for organized political idiocy, as President Trump’s deadly incompetence in managing the crisis has left many Americans in despair, their hopes for the future uncertain if not on life support.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports 1,504,830 total cases

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