Quote from Henry Wallace Presidential Candidate of the Populist Party

The really dangerous American fascist… is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power… They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective, toward which all their deceit is directed, is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.

~quoted in the New York Times, April 9, 1944

Henry A. Wallace

Coronavirus Vaccination Campaign Urged

There is no question that in 3 months time we will have not one but several vaccines fid the new coronavirus virus outbreak. Several companies produced vaccines for SARS and at least one company for MERS. However, none of these efforts have resulted in a vaccine available to the public. This time it is abundantly clear that a vaccine should be made available vaccine to provide population wide herd immunity not only for this virus but also cross protection against future coronavirus outbreaks. I suggest a mass vaccination campaign sponsored by the government with a vaccine provided at cost.

Moderna and Invio biotechnology companies have been awarded contracts by different United states government agencies to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Whuhan China.

China Quarantines 11 Million Residents Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

The United States recognizing the seriousness of the coronvirus outbreak has awarded contracts for the development of a vaccine. The quickest vaccine development platforms are the Mrna system of Moderna and the DNA vaccine system of Invio

The CDC describes both the nature of coronavirus and the outbreak in China as follows:

“Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, says the CDC. Coronaviruses that infect animals can also evolve and become a human coronavirus. The best-known human coronaviruses are Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Outbreaks of a Novel Coronavirus (nCoV), now known as 2019-nCoV, are causing pneumonia-related infections in various counties in 2020

As of January 26, 2020, there are no approved antiviral medications to treat or vaccines to prevent the 2019-nCoV virus in the USA, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

2019-nCoV Outbreak

The WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology (cause) detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China on December 31, 2019. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the causative virus by Chinese authorities”

The WHO has declared a country wide emergency in China and is monitoring the situation regarding the need for a pandemic world wide emergency should the virus spread within other countries.

African Swine Fever World Wide Outbreak May Preface a Human Pandemic Flu

There is currently an epidemic of African Swine Fever and since influenza virus undergoes reassortment in pigs it is possible that a human influenza virus might emerge by this process which may contain the virulence of pig African Swine Flu. There is now a grave epidemic amongst pigs in China and elsewhere in the world. African Swine Flu virus is both virulent and hard to kill . Hence the current epidemic among pigs. Time will tell what this might mean for humans.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is among the few unions playing a leading role in real organizing in the workplaces and especially the lowest paid and most needy of workers. Now SEIU has proposed a radical readjustment of the labor laws giving employees the right to bargain by industry much like other European countries bargain. The plan calls for unions for all by industry. It is time for change in America and the empowerment of those who are now powerless in their work life. SEIU is in the forefront of an idea whose time has come.


The Trump Labor Relations Board weakened the National Labor Relations Act by making a ridiculous decision that an employer does not violate the act by deliberately misclassify workers as independent contractors to avoid giving them the right to organize as employees.

The Labor Board is intent on gutting the Labor Relations Act in order to make it a useless for employees to organize over wages, hours, and working conditions. It is time to engage in union recognition strikes, job actions, militant acts and demonstration organized through joint activity in the workplace. We can organize outside of the legal norms when such norms become useless. Justice demands organization.