Deena Stryker

Humanity: Coming Together, Then Breaking Apart

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A dozen years ago I acquired a fascinating book titled The Practical Science of Planetary Medicine by James Lovelock, one…

Going Down with the Ship

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The mightiest Empire ever to have existed is being brought down by a bug. Aesop had nothing to say about this, but someone out there will know whether the situation is unique. (I breathed a sigh of relief upon learning that the former British Foreign Secretary, one of the ubiquitous Cameron brothers, is heading the International Relief Center for the Corona Response in camps where refugees from…

Covid 19: The Ultimate Foreign Affair

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A media that justifies its failure to cover the world by claiming that Americans are ‘not interested’ in foreign affairs, now mocks Trump supporters for repeating his claim that Covid 19 is a ‘Chinese’ virus, a ‘foreign’ problem they need not worry about. It also criticizes China for having an authoritarian regime, WITHOUT admitting its superiority when it comes to meeting…

Wall Street Whacked by Boot Straps

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The Trump administration is discovering with astonishment that the Corona Virus cannot be defeated without a robust social structure. Although Bernie Sanders has not gotten the votes he expected for his comprehensive social programs in the recent elections for delegates to the Democratic Convention, a virus from China — our economic challenger — suddenly illuminated…

Bringing Down the City on a Hill

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Never mind Bernie Sanders, pundits are mentioning Andrew Yang’s plan to GIVE every American $1000 a month as the US contemplates the Wall Street fall-out from the Corona Virus – although, due to a lack of testing materials, only 500 cases have been reported in the US. How would a ‘democratic’ government handle 5000 cases? Two Senators have self-quarantined…

Corona Should Have Boosted Bernie’s Chances

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The US is only beginning to pay for President Trump’s second grade knowledge of science, as the stock market, which he purports to understand better than anybody, comes tumbling down as a result of the Corona Virus. Between the POTUS who doesn’t believe in climate change, and his VP, who believes we’re in the hands of God and due for punishment…

The Limb is Getting Thicker

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I recently wrote that I might be going out on a limb by suggesting that ‘Something is Afoot’ with Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Pompeo, suggesting he was probably planning to back a different Republican in this year’s Presidential Election. Now it turns out that the Senate Republicans who acquitted Trump in the impeachment trial, hoping he would mend his ways, have been shaken by…

America’s Hundred Year War on Socialism

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The Democratic Party and the US media are facing a new challenge: the rise of an avowed Social Democrat to first place in the competition for Democratic candidate in this year’s presidential election. In 2016, the media were convinced that Donald Trump couldn’t be elected: they have been ‘eating crow’ ever since. This time around, the Democratic Party (supposedly…

Independence for French Workers — and the Military

In a country whose population has been famous for demonstrating at the drop of a hat, ever since Parisians assaulted the Bastille in 1789, the Yellow Vest movement launched in October 2018 has brought the population to the brink of total breakdown. While Emanuel Macron’s international image, based on his wide-ranging initiatives, grows exponentially…

Trump’s Impeachment Is About Russia — via Ukraine

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After three years of revelations about President Trump’s peccadillos, large and small, it was going to be difficult for the Democrats to command the air waves twenty-four hours a day for a whole week. The public had heard it all before! In order for him to be ejected from the White House, serious crimes had to have been committed, and what better idea…

Why are Africans Desperate?

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Decades after achieving independence, why are Africans seeking asylum EuropeThe answer is that ‘What goes around comes around’ and it’s not only about recent neglect, but centuries of abuse. Although both southern hemispheres were aggressed by northern powers, their stories could not be more different. Latin America’s Indian populations fell prey to sixteenth century…

Leaders of the World, Unite!

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Ever since Marx and Engels got together almost two hundred years ago to try to protect the people who were building the modern world, largely with their bare hands, the slogan of the Communist Manifesto of 1848, ’Workers of the World, Unite,” has increasingly become reality. Trade unions and other worker organizations have close cross-border relationships…


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