Monday’s news links – Nov. 29, 2021

2.5 Million Nurses Demand UN Probe Into ‘Covid-19 Criminals’ Blocking Patent Waiver Common Dreams

Why Moderna Won’t Share Rights to the COVID Vaccine With the Govt That Paid for It The Wire

The Cuban vaccines Cory Doctorow

The belief that poor people are incapable of making vaccines goes hand-in-hand with a doctrinal worship of “market forces” as the only way to resolve hard policy questions. This is Bill Gates’s bread-and-butter, and his Gates Foundation led the charge to keep vaccine production in private, for-profit hands. …

Today, the Cuba vaccine program – publicly owned, cooperative, and managed for the public good – is paying off handsomely. 100% of Cubans have had at least one dose, and 78% are fully vaccinated. Only 2.8% of the population of the world’s other low-income countries are vaccinated.

The Toll of NYCHA’s Lead Lies: A Brooklyn Girl Poisoned as Officials Covered Up Danger The City

The Secretive Prisons That Keep Migrants Out of Europe New Yorker

Tired of migrants arriving from Africa, the E.U. has created a shadow immigration system that captures them before they reach its shores, and sends them to brutal Libyan detention centers run by militias.

Lukashenko: USA wants to use Poland, Baltic states, Ukraine to start war

Biden Just Announced Date for WWIII Finian Cunningham

The Biden administration this week brazenly announced its intention to walk over China’s red line warning on Taiwan. …

The date in question is December 9-10 when the Biden administration plays host to a so-called “Summit of Democracies”. This week the State Department announced a list of “participants” that include 110 countries. China and Russia are not invited, among other excluded nations. Most provocatively, the separatist Chinese territory of Taiwan is invited to attend

Views on China Michael Roberts

What is the experience and future for China and its Communist party rule?  It seems appropriate to consider a number of new books on China that have been published that try to answer this question.

How the Mexican Revolution Made John Reed a Red Jacobin

John Reed’s thrilling dispatches from the front lines of the Mexican Revolution could have made him a pop culture celebrity. Instead, the experience made him a committed socialist.

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