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In Ireland and across much of the advanced capitalist countries the political class has decided to put all its eggs into the basket of a COVID-19 vaccine, rather than elimination, writes Dave Murphy, heralding mega profits for the major pharmaceutical companies.

Even if a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for use before Donald Trump leaves office, the job of vaccinating the US population will be largely left to underfunded local governments, writes Barry Sheppard.

Demonstrations in Poland to defend abortion rights have become a catalyst for people’s anger at the ultraconservative government. Dagmara Zawistowska-Toczek speaks about this new movement.

In response to the Rodrigo Duterte government's mishandling of the typhoon disaster response, left-wing coalition Laban ng Masa released this statement.

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party/Unidas Podemos coalition government has launched its 2021 draft budget to great fanfare, writes Dick Nichols.

Richard D Wolff argues that regardless of the United States election outcome, the challenge remains  to coalesce a broad, new socialist party that can overcome the disorganisation of the left and become a voice for economic democracy.

Mindful of what Deaths of Despair explains, writes Barry Healy, when US President Donald Trump said his healthcare plan was “cheaper drugs”, it was clear he was promising his base cheaper opioid addiction.

The pain that comes from not being able to see a relative in their last weeks or days is hard to describe and border closures based on politics makes it harder, writes Pip Hinman.

Ahead of the United States election, President Donald Trump’s administration has effectively given up on controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Barry Sheppard.

This month marked two and a half years since the assassination of Brazilian socialist councillor Marielle Franco. Green Left spoke to Andre Mozor about the campaign demanding justice for Marielle and Brazil’s worsening political and health crisis.

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