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October 30, 2014 10:25 am

Chris Gilbert, "The Light Brigade: Cuban Doctors Fight Ebola"

 

“Riflocracy” could be the name for the U.S.’s latest plan for Third World disasters. Tested first in Haiti and applied now in West Africa, it is something far more degenerate than the assistancialist “latrinocracy” that Che Guevara denounced in Punta del Este some 50 years ago. Yet it makes Che’s internationalism all the more relevant. […]

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Order-Givers and Order-Takers*

 

In the summer of 2001, I worked as a front desk clerk—we were called guest service agents—at the Lake Hotel in Yellowstone National Park. The work was hard. We spent long hours on our feet, dealing with a steady stream of demanding guests and a constant barrage of problems. The pay was low, six dollars […]

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