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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. 
 

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

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.

A reporter recently told US President Donald Trump he had a moral responsibility to help Iran as it is hit by the new coronavirus. No mention was made about Venezuela. Why Iran and not Venezuela? Steve Ellner explains why.

Corporations bailed out

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the United States hard in the past few weeks. Of reported cases globally so far, the US — with 5% of the world’s population — now has 12% of cases and rising, reports Barry Sheppard.

Green Left’s Alex Bainbridge speaks to Isaac Silver, a Democratic Socialists of America member in Chicago involved in Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Green Left’s Pip Hinman spoke to anti-war activist Vince Emanuele, who is active in US Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign for presidential nomination, about how it is drawing in new activists and shaping politics.

Rapper, producer, film maker and socialist activist Boots Riley took to Twitter to outline why he will vote for the first time ever this year, and why he will be voting for democratic socialist presidential nominee Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders' campaign slogan “Not me, us” is a powerful differentiator from the rest of the Democratic establishment, for whom returning to the status quo by simply deposing Trump is enough, writes Leo Crnogorcevic.

By limiting the impeachment charges against US President Donald Trump, the Democratic establishment has left aside the major crimes Trump has committed — against humanity worldwide as well as the great majority of the US population, writes Barry Sheppard.

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