Sean Cumming explores how governments have responded to the pandemic, explaining how states’ strategies reflect their place in the global capitalist system of production, and argues that keeping people safe from pandemics like Covid-19 can only be prioritized in a system that puts people and our environment before profit.
Covid recession casts 100 million into extreme poverty, while world’s richest gain record trillions
Two mainstream reports issued in October, the USB Billionaire’s Report and the World Bank Poverty Report, together showed that under the Covid-19 pandemic the rich getting richer and poor getting poorer have reached gargantuan levels. Together they are, as Eric Fretz notes here, an unwitting indictment of capitalism.
Capitalism in Crisis: the impact on jobs and working lives
Joseph Choonara and Brett Wallace discuss how the current crises within capitalism are impacting the working class. Wallace introduces the discussion by untangling current unemployment figures, while Choonara examines the Covid-19 pandemic, economic recession, as well as prospects for the economy and workers fightback. Recorded October 31st, 2020. Joseph Choonara is the editor of International… Continue reading Capitalism in Crisis: the impact on jobs and working lives
“So Many Questions Still Unanswered”: Why NYC Schools Should Not Reopen in the Fall
New York educator E.H.D. explains what is at stake as the new school year approaches, arguing that there is no safe way to reopen schools during the pandemic—and teachers are ready to fight.
Redes de ayuda mutua hacia: Una crítica constructiva
Thomas Hummel, de Marx21 USA, explora el surgimiento de redes de ayuda mutua durante la pandemia del COVID-19, ofreciendo una crítica fraterna de las mismas como estrategia política, y mostrando alternativas socialistas. Publicado originalmente en español aquí en marx21.net. Las organizaciones de ayuda mutua han aparecido a lo largo de todo el país en respuesta… Continue reading Redes de ayuda mutua hacia: Una crítica constructiva
Mutual Aid Networks: Toward a Constructive Critique
Thomas Hummel explores the emergence of mutual aid networks during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a comradely critique of mutual aid as a political strategy and putting forward socialist alternatives. Mutual aid organizations have appeared all over the country in response to coronavirus and the economic shutdown. Very often these organizations are vital, keeping people alive… Continue reading Mutual Aid Networks: Toward a Constructive Critique
Ante un levantamiento nacional contra el racismo, Trump ataca a Antifa para desviar la ira
Traducido del inglés (USA) por nuestra organización hermana en el Estado español, Marx21.net Iannis Delatolas informa sobre los planes de Trump para hacer que Antifa sea ilegal y las causas subyacentes de esta rebelión antirracista, incluida la pandemia del COVID-19 y la incapacidad bipartidista de lidiar con las crisis de salud y racismo en Estados Unidos.… Continue reading Ante un levantamiento nacional contra el racismo, Trump ataca a Antifa para desviar la ira
Faced with a national uprising against racism, Trump attacks Antifa to deflect anger
Iannis Delatolas reports on Trump’s plans to make Antifa illegal and the underlying causes of this anti-racist rebellion, including the COVID-19 pandemic and a bipartisan inability to deal with the health and race crises in the US. Trump, in the hopes of deflecting anger against the racist murder of George Floyd and the pandemic crisis,… Continue reading Faced with a national uprising against racism, Trump attacks Antifa to deflect anger
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
Capitalism in Crisis: Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Socialist Response. Mike Davis and Joseph Choonara May 9th
The coronavirus pandemic has precipitated the biggest crisis in decades and has intensified the pre-existing fault lines of capitalism. At the most basic level it poses a choice: defend profits or save lives. Governments around the world have prioritized the former. The crisis of climate change is no different. How the left organizes now, to… Continue reading Capitalism in Crisis: Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Socialist Response. Mike Davis and Joseph Choonara May 9th