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
Traducido del inglés (USA) por David Karvala de nuestra organización hermana 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. Trump,… Continue reading Ante un levantamiento nacional contra el racismo, Trump ataca a Antifa para desviar la ira
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
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
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
Christopher Reed looks at the Democratic primaries amid the pandemic and the departure of Bernie Sanders. He argues that the slogan “Not Me, Us” has never been more important, and that all left wing activists and organizers must pivot to building social movements and working class power now.
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.
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
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.
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