The USSR recorded giant world changing achievements, such as the defeat of Nazism, its role in destruction of colonial empires, education, literacy and many other areas. However, its post World War II economic policies led to the USSR’s collapse. It is China’s post 1978 economic policies that provide the positive economic model for socialists.
Although viruses are naturally occurring phenomena their effect is to a large extent determined by the type of society they operate in, and the policy response of governments.
In general, the Western imperialist countries have the worst death toll and the socialist countries have either far better outcomes or the best of all.
Efforts to pass the Build Back Better plan have been upended due to the anti-worker intransigence of the Democratic Party’s right wing and the blundering weakness of its leadership.
Repeated broken promises and betrayals will not drive people to the polls in 2022.
The left’s victory in Chile’s presidential election – Gabriel Boric secured 56 percent of the vote in the second round – and the right wing’s dirty campaign that failed. The opportunity now exists to build a better Chile.
The challenges in Chile are immense. One of the great problems of Latin American has been the lack of strategic vision in economic development. The example of China and the centrality of development of productive forces is very important.
Where next for the Covid crisis?
On line meeting
6.30pm Monday 10 January
Organised by the Zero Covid Coalition