Cuba and Covid

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 1:00pm
Jose Ramon Cabanas, Al Campbell & Victor Wallis

Although a poor country that has suffered under a 6-decade blockade by the US, Cuba is rich in the human resources its socialism has developed. It has focused on people, not profit. With more doctors per capita than the US, it has increased the survival rate for critical Covid patients from the global rate of 20% to 80% while also sending 2,000 doctors and nurses to the global South and even Italy.

Cuba’s Ambassador to the US, Jose Ramon Cabanas, discusses how Cuba has dealt with Covid at home while also providing medical assistance to 24 other countries during this pandemic.  He is joined by Victor Wallis who contrasts the socialist and capitalist approaches to public health. Economist Al Campbell looks at the economic impact of the pandemic in Cuba.

Upcoming Forums & Films

Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Robert Meeropol
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71 years after the U. S. Government executed Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on charges of “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb,” is Ethel Rosenberg finally about to be exonerated?

Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, was six years old in 1953 when his parents were executed. In the 1970s, he... Read more

Monday, August 5, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Book Party
Cynthia Yoder
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Cynthia Yoder's memoir tells her story of working in a new university in Palestine during a time of political strife and upheaval. She describes the joys of life in Palestine against the backdrop of military occupation and the second intifada, which began soon after she arrived in 2000. Rather than give political analysis, the book... Read more

Monday, August 12, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Vijay Prashad
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Each year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) releases its World Migration Report.  In 2000, it wrote that “it is estimated that there are more migrants in the world than ever before.” Between 1985 and 1990, the IOM calculated, that the rate... Read more