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

Covid-19, Environment, Public Meetings

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

Covid-19, Editorial, Labor, US Politics

COVID Class Struggle: One Month of US Workplace Actions

They say the working class can’t run society. But look at the mess governments around the world have made of the coronavirus pandemic. Even in traditionally unorganized industries like food service and grocery delivery, workers on the ground are using their power to get things done. We saw that early on in the pandemic with… Continue reading COVID Class Struggle: One Month of US Workplace Actions

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