Vaccine apartheid and support for Big Pharma are driving the policies of the rich countries. These policies will perpetuate the continuation of the global pandemic, the emergence of new variants, along with the economic crisis faced by most nations.
The motor of the crisis is located in the imperialist countries of Western Europe and North America, as well as other countries that are following their lead.
It is very important to campaign against these government policies and for Zero Covid.
Large parts of the world—outside of China and a few other countries—face a runaway virus, which has not been stopped because of criminal incompetence by governments.
Although the pandemic is the principal issue on all of our minds, we also need to pay attention to other issues that threaten the longevity of our species and of our planet.
The issue of Black Liberation is under all circumstances of decisive importance because it concerns the overwhelming majority of humanity who are not of primarily European (‘white’) descent and because this almost entirely overlaps with the division between the small number of imperialist states and the great majority of humanity who live in states dominated by imperialism.
‘American hegemony syndrome’ has shifted public attention away from the critical problems facing humanity by demonising China.
This article, by Ajamu Baraka, was a speech he made to an online conference ‘No to a new cold war’ held on 25 July.