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From the Last Days of the U.S. Empire

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From the Last Days of the U.S. Empire

    Imperialism's Intensified Military and Economic War Against Latin America and the Caribbean

    Imperialism's Intensified Military and Economic War Against Latin America and the Caribbean

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    U.S. policies in the Americas — militarism, economic warfare, political subversion and the denial of national sovereignty — have intensified and are becoming even more reckless. It is important that anti-war and anti-imperialist forces in the Americas remain especially vigilant. This webinar will highlight the popular struggles being waged for national liberation and the efforts being made by the U.S. imperialism and other colonial powers to subvert those efforts.

    ORGANZED BY: U.S. Peace Council

    SPONSORED BY: Black Alliance for Peace; World Peace Council (WPC)

    MODERATOR: Bahman Azad, U.S. Peace Council

    PANEL (In order of appearance):

    Alfred L. Marder, President, U.S. Peace Council
    Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research / USPC Executive Committee
    Margaret Flowers, Director, Popular Resistance / USPC Executive Committee
    Jemima Pierre, Haiti/Americas Coordinator, Black Alliance for Peace
    Monisha Ríos, USPC Executive Committee
    Netfa Freeman, Black Alliance for Peace / Pan-African Community Action
    Iraklis Tsavaridis, Executive Secretary, World Peace Council (WPC)

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    "Lab Leak" and Other Anti-China Conspiracy Theoris

    "Lab Leak" and Other Anti-China Conspiracy Theoris

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    Audio from a webinar sponsored by Workers World Party: workers.org

    Rather than change course from the disastrous policies of former President Donald J. Trump, the Biden administration has doubled down on the deadliest failures of the U.S. COVID response. The U.S. capitalist state is refusing to put modest safety protocols and lockdown procedures in place despite the skyrocketing infection rate of the even more deadly and contagious Delta variant.

    Meanwhile, President Biden and other U.S. lawmakers are hell bent on blaming the COVID catastrophe on China. The U.S. deliberately sabotaged a collective effort to learn more about the origins of the novel coronavirus by calling for the World Health Organization to focus solely on the laboratory in Wuhan, China.

    China has asked, why not also look at Fort Dietrich and 200 other U.S. labs? Why not investigate the earlier outbreaks before Wuhan in Italy, Spain, and France? Why is the U.S. choosing competition and protecting patents over global cooperation? What is billionaire Bill Gates' role in all of this?

    Join revolutionaries in the U.S. and China for this necessary pushback on "lab leak theory" and the Cold War being waged against China and the entire global working class.

    With Sara Flounders and Siu Hin Lee, co-editors of "Capitalism on a Ventilator: the Impact of COVID-19 in China & the U.S."

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    Jason W. Moore - The Modern Dangerous Words

    Jason W. Moore - The Modern Dangerous Words

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    Audio of Professor Jason W. Moore's talk at the 2021 Real Abstractions web conference, hosted by Foreign Objekt.

    In this talk, Jason W. Moore argues that Man and Nature – operationalized through successive Christianizing, Civilizing, and Developmentalist Projects – are ruling abstractions constitutive of the capitalist world-ecology. In this light, Man and Nature are not only fundamental epistemological categories, but also instruments of bourgeois hegemony on a world-scale. (Hence, successive world hegemonies shape and are shaped by successive Civilizing Projects, with distinctive renderings of Man and Nature.) In this light, civilizational fetishism – embodying an ethos of planetary management – appears as the logical and historical precondition for commodity fetishism, not least through the Naturalization of imperialism, racism, and sexism, beginning in the long sixteenth century. Giving special attention to the post-1968 New Environmental Imaginary, Moore shows how the ruling abstraction Nature has been pivotal to the success of neoliberal rule and the climate crisis.

    Link to the conference page: https://www.foreignobjekt.com/real-abstraction--the-conference

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    Press Conference in Support of Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale

    Press Conference in Support of Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale

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    Daniel Hale is facing sentencing on July 27, 2021 that could bring him 10 years in federal prison after he pled guilty to one charge under the Espionage Act for releasing government documents that revealed the gross human rights violations and war crimes of the U.S. killer drone program. More information on Daniel's case can be found at Stand with Daniel Hale: https://standwithdanielhale.org/

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    100 Years of Revolution - The Centenary of the Communist Party of China

    100 Years of Revolution - The Centenary of the Communist Party of China

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    Audio from a webinar organized by Worker’s World Party: workers.org

    Statement from Worker’s World Party:

    As the Communist Party of China approaches its 100th anniversary, Workers World Party looks to the CPC's accomplishments: eliminating absolute poverty for 800 million people, leading the world in pandemic response and vaccine distribution, and supporting the construction of 21st century infrastructure through its Belt and Road Initiative.

    Join WWP members Makasi Motema, Sara Flounders, Joshua Hanks, and Ted Kelly for a roundtable discussion on how the CPC was able to achieve these accomplishments – and why the US empire is so threatened by the success of socialist revolution

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    • 58 min
    No Cold War - China is Not Our Enemy!

    No Cold War - China is Not Our Enemy!

    Audio from a webinar organized by No Cold War Britain: nocoldwar.org

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    From the Organizers: Join a range of high-profile speakers at the launch meeting of the No Cold War Britain campaign. This event comes as Britain sends its largest ever warship to the South China Sea in a deliberately aggressive and provocative move.

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