Coronavirus

Johnson endangers the lives of workers and the population

Capitalism endangers the lives of workers and the population Too little, too late policies with empty promises from Johnson By International Socialist League (ISL) The Present Crisis The Coronavirus situation has laid bare the contradictions of capitalism, which is now leading the world into untold loss of life and the economy into a...

African governments and COVID-19 prevention: hypocrisy and irresponsibility

To start talking about prevention on the African continent, we must state a fact that overlaps everything and anything that is discussed. The most basic preventive measure and what has become a real slogan before the pandemic, washing hands, is already a requirement that may sound absurd to the ears...

The Two Plagues of Capitalism

The coronavirus pandemic could have disastrous consequences, recounting the millions of deaths from the 1918 Spanish flu. But the threat doesn't stop there. A new global recession is beginning that may be the same or even worse than that of 2007-2009. It may evolve into a depression like the...

A Socialist Perspective on the Coronavirus Stimulus Plan

On March 27th, the House passed an historic $2 trillion stimulus bill with almost unanimous bi-partisan support. After denying the crisis for weeks, the government is now jumping into action, but not to help the working class. Written by Florence Oppen The coronavirus health crisis is also becoming a social and...

Organizing During Crisis: Building Working Class Power Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic, which emerged on the global stage at the end of 2019, has pushed the economy to the verge of total collapse, spread worldwide panic and confusion, and exacerbated the precarious and nightmarish situation facing working people.  Written by JP Pereira At the time of writing, The total...

The Coronavirus and the Wretched of the Earth

The pandemic and its consequences hit many countries hard. But it doesn't hit all the social sectors equally. At these catastrophic times, imperialist capitalism shows us, in wide way and in all its cruelty, the deep and growing inequality created. By Alejandro Iturbe Starting with the most basic needs: drinkable tap water, essential for washing...

Release from Prison: A Necessary Policy In Times of Coronavirus

There were rebellions in prison units in Italy, leaving at least six dead; in Colombia, there were 23 dead in 17 prison riots; there were several revolts in Jordan and Israel as well; 1,379 inmates escaped after several outbreaks in five prison units in the State of San Pablo. By:...

Peace, Land and Bread, a Documentary on the Russian Revolution is Available Online

This documentary, shot in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and cities in three other countries, is an outstanding work that connects that historical event with today’s world. That connection is done through labor, peasant and people’s leaders as well as revolutionary Marxists from different countries. In times we live under threat by...

In Addition to the Coronavirus, We Must Fight Capitalism!

The Democratic Republic of Congo has one of the largest mineral reserves in the world. It produces cobalt, copper, coltan, diamond, gold and uranium. It’s a very rich and at the same time extremely poor country. The Democratic Republic of Congo's Human Development Index positions it at 179 out...

Do we really have to choose between saving lives and saving the world economy?

At least a third - although there are estimates of 40% - of humanity undergoes complete confinement or some type of circulation restriction to try to contain the advance of the new coronavirus . We are witnessing an unprecedented fact in history. by Daniel Sugasti Scientific research on the pandemic concludes that...

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