The pandemic is a “trigger event” that manifests in a highly concentrated form the contradictions of the global capitalist system and is unleashing long-suppressed forces of social transformation.
Biden hails abandonment of social distancing, covers up Trump’s coup attempt in Fourth of July speech
President Joe Biden addressed a maskless crowd on the South Lawn of the White House Sunday night, delivering a Fourth of July address in which he pledged to continue dismantling protections to stop the spread of COVID-19 and covered up the fascist coup attempt of January 6.
The noxious product of social inequality and war creates the objective conditions for dictatorship. The defense of democratic rights, not only in the US but internationally, depends on the independent mobilization of the working class for socialism.
Two decades after the start of an invasion and occupation that claimed the lives of a million Iraqis, the US is still attacking the region as it prepares for far wider wars.