COVID-19, capitalism, wars, revolution…

When the German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that the current COVID-19 pandemic was Germany's biggest challenge since World War II, she gave the impression she was overreacting. But after that, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, declared the same thing. Even Donald Trump, who at the beginning...

The Hope in the Revolution Will Bring a New Dawn

It might sound intriguing to the reader hearing about hope at this time we are undergoing. Surely, insecurity, fear and hopelessness are the feelings hanging in the air. So imagine, talking about hope in revolution! Furthermore, what kind of revolution can we think at this moment? By: Ana Godoy   Looking around,...

The world economy plummets: major clashes are looming

"It is now clear that we have entered a recession – as bad as or worse than in 2009," said Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in late March . Actually, the announcement only confirmed an ongoing trend long before the pandemic but is now...

The Deflation of Speculative Bubbles

The effects of the pandemic on the already existing trend of decline in the world economy are already causing several speculative bubbles to deflate and for other bubbles to threaten to burst. By Alejandro Iturbe. Speculative bubbles are the result of the inflow of surplus capital from production that does not...

The “Face Mask War” and the Anarchy of Capitalism

“We don’t want others getting face masks”, declared president Trump when explaining the policy of his government to get hold of the equipment and supplies necessary to fight the pandemic of the new coronavirus, that has stricken the United States in the last few days. In fact, the main...

In Times of Crisis Workers Have to Fight Back Repression and Stand for Self-Organization!

Imperialism and major world capitalists share the responsibility for both the economic and the public healthcare crises caused by the coronavirus pandemic. By Asdrúbal Barboza They are responsible for the imbalances in nature as they prioritized the huge profits of their companies at the cost of polluting the world and degrading...

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...

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