Who said that?

“Today’s media are exponentially worse than they were in the 1980s and 1990s. They no longer provide news. What they provide are stories that are around 80 percent ideology and opinion, 10 percent lies and spin, and 10 percent fact.”—Mitchell Feierstein, investor, banker, and author.

“People can’t criticise Maduro and not criticize the blockade. The blockade doesn’t attack soldiers, it doesn’t kill the guilty, the blockade kills innocents.”—Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil

“Also in Italy it has been understood that capitalism provides what is superfluous, while socialism provides what is necessary.”—Message by Italian communists to Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, president of the Republic of Cuba

“Apologists for the US in Western media have their work cut out for them, but history shows that they will descend to the task.”—Joe Emersberger, Canadian author, writing in Venezuela Analysis

“UN Ceasefire Defines War as a Non-Essential activity.”—headline in /Counterpunch/ referring to a call by the United Nations for an end to all acts of war

“It takes a virus to strip away the veneers, focus everyone’s attention, and reveal capitalism in all its repulsiveness.”—Julie Wark in Counterpunch

“Who is now willing to stand up for a system that would put our supermarket workers to the back of the queue so that wealthier patients can use their private health insurance to get diagnostic tests done faster, or get priority access to a private room?”—Prof. John Browne, director of the National Health Services Research Institute

“. . . If we do not rise up, once and for all, in a worldwide struggle for the only effective alternative, which, whether it be called socialism or whatever younger generations may call it, must be decidedly anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist and anti-neoliberal. There is no possibility of capitalism with a human face.”—Carlos Luque, writing in Granma International

“One cannot be helping someone with one hand and smothering them with the other.”—Russian mission at the United Nations, after its proposal to end all economic sanctions was opposed by the United States, Britain, Canada, and South Korea

“It’s not the sight of Russian military experts ‘charging around Italy’ that is shameful, it’s the fact that the EU’s inaction created the need for it in the first place.”—Danielle Ryan, Irish freelance writer in RT

Economic sanctions are “financial carpet-bombing” and “a new way of war.”—Financial Times (London), adding to the growing wave of protests against economic sanctions