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Freedom for Algerian Political Prisoners

On April 6, 2020 Algerian courts sentenced Abdelouahab Fersaoui guilty for “compromising the integrity of the national territory” and “hampering the transport of military material”. The 39-year-old academic and RAJ (Rassemblement Actions Jeunesse) president will stay in jail for one year. Karim Tabbou, the national coordinator of the unrecognized Democratic...

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...

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...

Coronavirus and the Chinese Economy

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the Chinese economy hard, with setbacks in key indicators not seen for decades. What will happen in the coming months? How does this current reality and its dynamics impact world economy? By Alejandro Iturbe    Mar/31/2020 Recently, a BBC article reported: “China's National Bureau of Statistics...

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