The premise that Big Pharma is corrupted by the profit motive does not justify the conclusion that its products must be fraudulent. The multinational industry has demonstrated the capacity to accomplish remarkable scientific feats when it wants to. But there’s the rub: it has to want to. And the only thing that can make it want to is the prospect of material rewards in the form of supersized profits. …
The remarkable achievements of Cuban biomedical science demonstrate how even a relatively poor country could—in the absence of the profit motive—mobilize its scientific and financial resources to create and produce a suite of safe, effective Covid-19 vaccines. Cuba was the first country to immunize its population against Covid-19 with its own vaccines. And in sharp contrast to Big Pharma’s relative neglect of poorer countries, Cuba plans to share its vaccines with Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Jamaica, Vietnam, Iran, and others.
Amazon workers in 20 countries to strike and protest on Black Friday Peoples Dispatch
Violence and intimidation leave bloody imprint on Honduran elections Peoples Dispatch
America must prepare for war with China over Taiwan David Sauer, The Hill [“retired” CIA]
U.S. Takes Another Step Towards Nuclear War SouthFront
The United States is going to produce about 480 brand-new B61−12 nuclear bombs to equip its bombers and those of its European allies. The first guided, standoff nuclear gravity bomb, known as the B61-12, is intended to replace all existing gravity bombs.
NATO Conducting Provocative Drills in Latvia Lucas Leiroz
Rare Earth Elements: Where in the World Are They? Nicholas LePan
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