The spread of COVID-19 anywhere on the planet threatens us all, yet Big Pharma’s monopoly on the vaccine supply ensures that people in most of the world aren’t getting inoculated. In this appeal, left-wing figures like Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Rafael Correa, and former Brazilian president Lula call on governments to lift the patents and ensure vaccines are distributed as cheaply and quickly as possible.
Rafael Correa was president of Ecuador from 2007 to 2017.
In an exclusive interview, Ecuador’s former president Rafael Correa spoke to Jacobin about the coup against his ally Evo Morales in Bolivia and the mass resistance to his rightward moving successor Lenín Moreno in Ecuador.
The jailing of former Brazilian president Lula shows the power of “lawfare,” the use of spurious legal action for political ends. Former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa and France Insoumise’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon discuss how legal harassment has become a key weapon against the Left around the world.