Corrupt Propositions: AstraZeneca, Public Institutions and the Coronavirus Vaccine Drive

13 Jue 2020 — The New Dark Age

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June 27 – Join the #CantPayWontPay Day of Action

14 June 2020 — London Renters Union

Good news! The government has announced a 2 month extension of the eviction ban. Renters getting organised helped make this happen. 

This extension is the first victory of the Can’t Pay Won’t Pay campaign, but we have so much more to win. We still need the government to cancel rent debt and make the evictions ban permanent, so that all renters are safe. The government should end the benefits ban on migrants, and the government must end the racist Right to Rent legislation that means people have to prove their migration status when starting a new tenancy.

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EU, China draw closer in post-pandemic setting

12 June 2020 — Indian Punchline

M.K. Bhadrakumar

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ freight train to Europe. (File photo)

The 10th annual Strategic Dialogue between the European Union and China on June 9 can be regarded as marking the resumption of structured big-power diplomacy in the post-Covid-19 setting. It was both a symbolic and substantive event, preparing the ground for the forthcoming EU-Summit.

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Post-Pandemic Economic Scenarios: China & Europe (Interview #2)

10 June 2020 — Jack Rasmus

This past April, in the midst of the surging pandemic and collapsing US economy, I was interviewed by three sources in Europe for a US perspective on the events. The following is the second part of an interview with Polish social commentator, Konrad Stachnio, that will appear in a collection of interviews later this summer. Subsequent interview topics with Stachnio, and others in April, will be posted here in coming weeks as well.

(April 2020)

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“There Is a Transformation In The Content, Character, and Operation of the Capitalist State in the United States”

8 June 2020 — legalienate

Interview with Sociologist James Petras

Centennial Radio Uruguay

Hernán Salina: The ongoing protests have completely displaced the topic of coronavirus, which has not decreased in the United States, right?

Petras: Yes, the mobilizations and protests have changed their nature. The protests began against the repression of victims of racism, but now there are some social, political, and legal demands, among others, which could have an impact on the structure of power.

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