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News & Analysis May 2020

Cuba’s Internationalist Response to Covid-19

April 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

by Andrew King As the coronavirus has spread across the globe, infecting more than 3.2 million people so far, the United States today leads the world with more than a million confirmed cases and 61,000 deaths.  The Trump Administration has responded to the crisis with …

by Rep. Mike Connolly Massachusetts has been under a State of Emergency for over six weeks now — and April 20 marked an unprecedented Patriot’s Day with no Boston Marathon or late-morning baseball game at Fenway Park due to the ongoing (and still very necessary) …

Sanctions are War

April 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

by Tanuja Joshi Sanctions are often presented as valuable, non-violent tools of foreign policy. The argument goes: Sanctions allow countries to put pressure on other governments or individuals without engaging in military warfare or harming civilians. To the headline-skimming, casual observer, sanctions may seem like …

Healthcare Workers on the Front Lines

April 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

by Jackie Dee King An elderly man with a 103-degree fever and other Covid-19 symptoms was told by his daughter and son-in-law he had to leave their crowded family house in Chelsea because they had a three-month-old baby. The man had been denied tests and …

by Tony Palomba It was an idea born out of frustration with the Democratic presidential debates.  Why are the hosts not asking more questions about our bloated military budget and why aren’t the candidates talking about it?  This lack of attention to the most obvious …

Why Raytheon?

April 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

“Our work is still to insure peace, paradoxically through developing the world’s most powerful weapons systems…and these works are wonderful works indeed.” —General Electric chairman, Fred Borch, 1964  “Together, we’re advancing defense strategy, protecting people and infrastructure through proven solutions that make that world a …

The following article is the third and last in “Voices from the Border”.  (Read Part 1 and Part 2) by Sunny Robinson      Addressing this question has become more urgent than ever, with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of the southern and northern …