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Essential workers in the United States, who have been serving the general public during the COVID-19 shutdown, held a mass strike on May Day to demand hazard pay and better health and safety conditions, writes Barry Sheppard.

This episode of Green Left is a recording of an online forum with long-time US revolutionary socialist and historian Paul Le Blanc, in which he addresses the character of the COVID-19 disaster under late capitalism, Bernie Sanders' campaign for preselection as the Democratic presidential candidate and the future of socialism in the United States. 
 

Reopening the US economy while the virus is still freely circulating will cost lives, writes Mike Davis.

United States President Donald Trump has made many stupid remarks in his daily campaign events on TV, writes Barry Sheppard. But suggesting that injecting or ingesting “disinfectants” could be used to combat the virus has created criticism even within his own party.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a marked impact on the 2020 election campaign in the United States, writes Barry Sheppard.

In the wake of democratic socialist Bernie Sanders’ ending his campaign for the United States Democratic presidential nomination, Seattle’s socialist city councillor Kshama Sawant argues that to defeat the power of corporate rule, working people must build independent class struggle.

Barry Sheppard reports on the horrific spread of the pandemic in the United States and the widening chasm in international cooperation.

Structural inequality and racism means African Americans are dying at a much higher rate than whites in the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Malik Miah.

It is one more mind-boggling tragedy, in a world full of them, that COVID-19 can claim John Prine and yet Donald Trump is still alive, writes Carlo Sands.

Barry Sheppard writes that, in another indication of the abject failure of the Donald Trump administration, there is no national plan to confront the pandemic, or even to collect true information.

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