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 Indian Lock-down

For the last 30 days the Indian government has imposed the biggest lockdown in human history. The movements and work of over a billion people have been effectively shut. Public offices are closed, vital public transport has been stopped. Cities with millions of inhabitants appear like ghost towns with...
Measures to combat coronavirus in Brazil

Halt Brazil to stop the coronavirus

A general strike is needed to defeat the attacks by Bolsonaro, bosses and the National Congress. It is necessary to use all the resources available in society to fight the pandemic and prevent the social catastrophe and the loss of thousands of lives. It is necessary to apply an emergency...

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...

Capitalism’s response to COVID-19: Not enough PPE, even less testing, many die

The class nature of pandemics is revealed by the fact that in the Flu Pandemic of 2009 three times as many of the poorest died compared to the richest despite both groups having the same level of infection. Today NHS doctors, nurses, porters, and care workers, bus drivers, construction...

Workers Fight Two Wars: Against the Coronavirus and Against the Bourgeoisie

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, the world seems to be living an almost apocalyptic situation: the economy is collapsing, governments and people are panicking, and cities, countries, and houses are being isolated or blocked. Sporting, cultural and...

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...

Class Struggle Doesn’t Stop Under the Pandemic

The corona virus pandemic, with the measures of social isolation, is forcing many mobilization processes to take a break in their forms of mobilization against their despotic governments. This occurs in: Hong Kong, France, Algeria, Sudan or Chile, to name a few examples. But those who think that these...

Only Socialism Can Free Health and Science From the Clutches of Capitalism

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues unabated. The UNO declared that the problem could reach "apocalyptic proportions".1 At the time of writing this, the number of infected and dead on the planet exceeds 439,000 and 19,600, respectively. There are almost 7,000 deaths in Italy and 3,400 in Spain. Regarding...

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...

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