03 | 04 | 2020

In this episode of The Specter, Comrade Ian Goodrum explains how the coronavirus pandemic emerged in Wuhan and describes his experience as an American Communist living in China during the initial outbreak. China has been able to contain the virus, while the confirmed cases of infected persons and death toll continue to rise in the United States. Only a system which puts people before profits will be able to save humanity.

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This essay is from the book ‘Blackshirts and Reds’ and has been republished due to the on-going propaganda war against the People’s Republic of China. You can find the full PDF here if you’re tired of the imperial let anti-communist and racist propaganda:

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