Mike E takes a look at the pro-Trump rally in Michigan this past week, arguing that these were both medically and politically dangerous, and that the left must fight against both the right and the establishment Democrats.
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.
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.
“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.
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
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
Statement from Greek anti-racists: Protect refugees from coronavirus
KEERFA, the Movement United Against Racism and Fascist Threat in Greece, has issued the statement below calling on the government to immediately transfer refugees and asylum seekers to safety to prevent a major health emergency in the detention camps.
Racism, borders, and the coronavirus
Yesong Lee takes a materialist look at some reasons behind the coronavirus spread, as well as the racist and ineffective government responses to the disease, and explains what we’ll need to defeat it.
Anti-Muslim pogroms break out in India’s capital
Rebecca Gilson reports on the wave of racist violence against Muslims in India facilitated by the right wing Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi, as well as the inspiring anti-racist resistance that students and workers are leading. Last month deadly violence broke out in Delhi, India when peaceful protesters, most of them Muslim, were set… Continue reading Anti-Muslim pogroms break out in India’s capital
Bernie Sanders, social democracy and the state
Thomas Hummel explores the exciting possibilities the Sanders campaign has opened up, alongside the serious risks and pitfalls of social democratic electoral movements around the world, including Greece, the UK, and Chile. I never thought I would hear a presidential candidate openly and unapologetically say the words, “billionaires should not exist.” And yet, those are… Continue reading Bernie Sanders, social democracy and the state