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
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
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.
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.