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Bill Gates Almost Single-Handedly Derailed the Plan That Could Have Led to a 'People's Vaccine'

For all his philanthropy, Gates is deeply committed to protecting the rights of patent holders.

Linda McQuaig ·


Corporations Should Not Have the Power to Undermine Global Efforts to Vaccinate People

Even if governments agree to suspend patent protections for vaccines, corporations can fight back with expensive lawsuits.

Manuel Pérez Rocha ·


More Than McCarthyism: The Attack on Activism Students Don't Learn About from Their Textbooks

Our students deserve to know that anti-communist repression has always been about a lot more than Russian spies, a blustering senator from Wisconsin, and a blacklist in Hollywood.

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca ·


The Fumbling King of Palestine: Palestinians are Defeating the Oslo Culture

Like Biden's foreign policy, Abbas is equally bankrupt.

Ramzy Baroud ·


Biden's Military Budget Is Unconscionable

With the Afghanistan War finally ending, we shouldn't squander our "peace dividend" on costly weapons or military bloat.

Lindsay Koshgarian ·


Schumer's Anti-China Bill Sacrifices Climate for Empire

This bill would sabotage an opportunity for the U.S. and China—countries responsible for releasing half of the world's fossil fuel emissions—to partner on curbing emissions and sharing strategies for greening the Earth.

Marcy Winograd ·


Do We Humans Have Too Much Power?

If we modern humans are, in effect, addicted to power, perhaps we need something like a collective twelve-step program.

Richard Heinberg ·


Was There a Wuhan Lab Leak? An Inquiry Won't Dig Out the Truth. It Will Deepen the Deception

Our understanding of the origins of Covid has been narratively managed over the past 15 months and is still being narratively managed. We are being told only what suits powerful political, scientific and commercial interests.

Jonathan Cook ·


Even Your Dog Knows Better Than to Let Corrupt GOP 'Fix' Our Postal System

It's time to let the agency's trusted, decentralized, well-trained workforce provide even more services for our communities.

Jim Hightower ·


The Republican Party Is an Existential Threat to American Democracy

The GOP is increasingly defined not by its shared beliefs but by its shared delusions. This right-wing political party puts us all in peril.

Robert Reich ·

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