On this episode of CN Live! we examined in detail one of the few success stories in the coronavirus pandemic, asking how Australia has been able to escape the worst of the crisis.
Category: Health Reform
COVID-19: Coronavirus and Civilization
Lockdowns reveal helplessness rather than power. While in a crisis some will take advantage of disaster, it makes no sense that dominant economic powers sought this crisis for some mysterious benefit to themselves, says Diana Johnstone.
JOHN PILGER: Freedom From Fear
T.J. Coles interviews the world-renowned journalist and filmmaker, John Pilger, about the coronavirus crisis in the context of propaganda, imperialism, and human rights.
COVID-19: How Germany is Managing its Outbreak & Reacting with Disdain to Trump’s Policies
A “short time” system, which proved highly successful during the Great Recession of 2008-2012, is being used to prevent a wave of unemployment, Klaus W. Larres reports.
COVID-19: The Mutilated World Is Moved by the Nurses and Doctors
There is no substitute, as this catastrophe unfolds, to transfer priorities from privatization to the creation of a robust public sector at the very least for health, says Vijay Prashad.
COVID-19: The American Mask of Death
Health industry executives themselves are at risk because they’ve put profit before public health, says Joe Lauria.
Secret Reason Rx Drugs Cost So Much: Global Web of Patent Laws Protects Big Pharma
Patents and other intellectual property rights allow the multinationals to evade competition for years on end, writes Faisal Chaudhry.
Health Insurance Industry’s Attack on ‘Medicare for All’ Relies on Old Playbook
When corporations sense a threat, they often frame the free market as the optimal venue for Americans to enjoy individual autonomy, writes Burton St. John III.
In Case You Missed…
Some of our special stories in January highlighted misrepresented historic events, analyzed shortcomings of the Democratic Party, and remembered Robert Parry’s legacy.
Migration Reform from a Native American Perspective
Congress has agreed to a temporary funding measure to end the government shutdown, but there is still no guarantee for bipartisan immigration reform. Native American activist Bill Means discussed the issue of humane reform with Dennis J. Bernstein.