FCA Warren Truck plant workers returned to work amid COVID-19 pandemic
Domestic News

COVID-19 Infection Rates Surge While Millions Are Forced Back to Work

By Abayomi Azikiwe There were more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in the United States on July 2. These figures represent a pattern of a rapid escalation of people being sickened by the potentially […]

Henry Reeve brigade
Domestic News

Detroiters Demand: Allow Emergency Medical Aid from Cuba

By Jason Tschantre As quarantine-weary crowds flocked to beaches over Memorial Day weekend, scientists and health-conscious people in the United States had to face, once again, the well-founded fear that COVID-19 is far from over. […]

Influenza pandemic of 1918-1920 where women workers wear masks
Domestic News

COVID-19 Pandemic: A Socialist View on the Capitalist Crisis

Note: The following remarks are excerpted from the Detroit Marxism Class held via teleconference on Saturday May 9, 2020. The course was sponsored by the Communist Workers League (CWL). By Abayomi Azikiwe At present the […]

Cuban healthcare workers arriving in South Africa
International News

Cuba Continues African Solidarity in COVID-19 Battle

By Abayomi Azikiwe High-ranking governmental and military leaders in the Republic of South Africa greeted a Cuban medical mission which arrived on April 27. The 217 Cuban healthcare workers are in the country to assist […]

Medical worker with Cuban flag
International News

The COVID-19 pandemic makes clear the need to cooperate despite political differences

Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement The impact of COVID-19 can already be measured and will be assessed in the future by the striking numbers of people infected, the unacceptable numbers of deaths, the unquestionable […]

World Health Organization Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Domestic News

Trump Administration Suspends Funding to WHO amid Global Pandemic

By Abayomi Azikiwe After a series of verbal attacks against the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the United States administration of President Donald Trump has announced that funding […]

Dr. Tedros Adhanom, WHO Director General meets with Chinese President Xi Jinpinge
International News

As COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, U.S. blames China

By Mike Shane The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to kill 100,000 to 250,000 people or more in the U.S. As it sweeps across the country, exposing stark inequalities in many areas of social life, the deficiencies […]

World Health Organization Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Domestic News

Trump Administration Attacks on the WHO Highlights Imperialist Policy on COVID-19 Pandemic

By Abayomi Azikiwe United States President Donald Trump has launched a verbal attack against the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Director General Dr. Tedros Ahhanom Ghebreyesus. The WHO is an international agency affiliated with […]

Cuban doctor goes door-to-door in Havana on March 31 looking for possible cases of coronavirus
International News

Cuba Helps World Fight Covid-19

By David Sole Countries around the world, hard hit by the Covid-19 virus, are turning to socialist Cuba for medical assistance. These include Italy, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Suriname and Jamaica among others. Cuba has a long […]

The interferon project began in 1981, after Fidel met U.S. doctor Randolph Lee Clark. Photo-Granma Archives
International News

The history of interferon in Cuba, in use today to treat Covid-19

Note: Interferon Alpha 2B is used to treat various cancers (e.g., leukemia, melanoma, AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma). It is also used to treat virus infections (e.g., chronic hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis C, condylomata acuminata). This medication […]