Covid-19, Economics

A Bonanza for the Rich: Crumbs for the Rest of Us

Marie Edwards unpacks the U.S. government's economic policy response to the coronavirus crisis, explaining how each stimulus package has benefited the wealthiest few in society while the rest of us brace for a new Great Depression. The Impending Disaster of a Pandemic The newest virus in the coronavirus family was unleashed on the world in… Continue reading A Bonanza for the Rich: Crumbs for the Rest of Us

Labor, US Politics

How we shut down the schools • Interview with NYC teacher

With strikes, sick-outs, sit-downs and other kinds of industrial action sweeping the country, Marx21 sits down with Frankie Lamar to look back at one of the earliest US worker mobilizations to combat COVID-19 — when New York City teachers shut down their schools. With New York lawmakers now fighting over when to reopen schools, lessons from the teachers’ struggle are more important than ever.

Bernie Sanders, US Politics

Sanders’ presidential campaign is over. Building socialism is up to us.

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential fight has come to an end. His campaign was a critical part of the re-emergence of anti-capitalist politics, albeit in a limited form, on the American mainstream political scene. In large measure due to the machinations of the DNC, Sanders’ departure means Americans will now have to choose between Biden, consistent… Continue reading Sanders’ presidential campaign is over. Building socialism is up to us.

Covid-19, Health, Interviews, Labor

“We feel like cannon fodder” • Nurse Elizabeth Lalasz on fighting COVID-19 in a broken healthcare system

Elizabeth Lalasz is a Registered Nurse of 11 years working in Chicago’s largest public safety net hospital. As the busiest hospital in Illinois mainly serving working class people, the uninsured, and communities of color, her hospital is on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis. Marx21 interviewed Elizabeth about what it’s like handling COVID-19 in our broken medical system, she and her co-workers’ fight for life-saving equipment, and how we can show solidarity with healthcare workers through this pandemic.

Covid-19, Editorial, Health

Marx21 COVID-19 statement • 5 socialist solutions to a capitalist disaster

We face an unprecedented international health crisis. The Trump administration has made clear that they don’t care how many people die. The stimulus packages, his deranged announcement that we’ll all be back at work by Easter — these are all measures to bail out the economy and save capitalism from COVID-19. We are told that… Continue reading Marx21 COVID-19 statement • 5 socialist solutions to a capitalist disaster

Covid-19, Economics, US Politics

No, we will not die for their profits

Thomas Hummel takes a look at the deepening economic toll of COVID-19, the disastrous response of the ruling class, and the inspiring working class resistance spreading around the world.  President Trump is the decay of capitalist society in human form. Grotesque, alienated to the point where his humanity is all but unrecognizable, the president represents… Continue reading No, we will not die for their profits