Independent geopolitical analyst, writer and journalist
Two decades after the fact, a political earthquake that should be rocking Brazil apart is being met with thunderous silence.
MAGA – which is a rehash of the American dream – simply cannot happen when society is viciously polarized; vast sectors of the middle class are being completely erased; and mass immigration is coming from the Global South.
The marriage of post-Lockdown and George Floyd protests has nurtured a rough beast that is still immune to any form of civilized debate in the U.S.
This is our choice: it’s either Neoliberal Restoration or a revolutionary rupture. And nothing in between.
We may have been set up for an endless biopolitical quarantine without even noticing it, Pepe Escobar writes.
The post-Planet Lockdown world – still a hazy mirage – may well need a post-Planet Lockdown currency.
How could U.S. intel have known about a contagion one month before Chinese doctors detected an unknown virus?
The absolutely key issue is how the West was caught completely unprepared for the spread of Covid-19 – even after being provided a head start of two months by China, and having the time to study different successful strategies applied across Asia.
On the surface, coronavirus is a dream bio-weapon for those fixated on wreaking havoc across China and praying for regime change.