Check out the full interview with author and historian Vijay Prashad, director of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. On the issue of China’s response to COVID-19, Prashad explains how the mainstream Western press is functioning as “stenographers for the State Department.” He expands on his concept of “Coronashock” which is exposing the underlying values and priorities of governments, comparing the U.S. with Vietnam, and discusses a 16-point platform around which social movements worldwide are uniting during the pandemic.
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