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Covid-19 changes everything

Viruses such as Covid 19 represent a direct threat to the future of life on the planet – human life in particular – on a par with the other threats such as global warming, the pollution and acidification of the oceans, the mass extinction of species, and fresh water depletion.

8th June 2020 // 5 Comments

For lessons in protest during the pandemic, look to Latin America

Socially-distanced street protests, moves to impeach a president – Latin America has begun to lead the way, not only in the gravity of the Coronavirus crisis, but in the scale and character of the resistance that social movements are mounting,

5th June 2020 // 0 Comments

The Living Flame

It is clear as a strong woman inside a largely male leadership of the biggest workers party in the world, she had to be strong. As Le Blanc suggests she perhaps benefited from her outsider status to put her finger on the rampant reformism destroying it as a class struggle force.

3rd June 2020 // 1 Comment

We Can’t Breathe: Rebellion against Racist Police Violence

George Floyd’s recorded pleas of “I can’t breathe” are painfully reminiscent of the police murder of Eric Garner by New York city police in 2014… The political climate that encourages this is stoked by a president who openly flirts with the most racist and reactionary forces in the country with the tacit complicity of one of the parties that rule us and the hollow dissent and ineffectuality of the other.

3rd June 2020 // 0 Comments

Johnson shielded by Brexit populism

It appeals to the white British exceptionalist world view that is more likely to be older, more overweight, unhealthy and in more dangerous jobs than the average. As with Trump’s voters they’ve opted for a reactionary, nationalist reponse to what’s happening in the world which is actively putting their own lives at risk. It’s an ideological choice which requires an explicit refusal to consider the consequences.

2nd June 2020 // 0 Comments

The Johnson Cummings élite death cult

They live on the planet where it is considered perfectly normal for family members to live in a castle, as Wakefield’s parents do, or to have a private wood you can stroll in, like The Cummings do. It is the world of the rich and powerful, the world of the ruling class

26th May 2020 // 1 Comment

We are not all in the same boat

Dave Kellaway analyses the fall-out of the pandemic and discusses what action programme for the crisis. He argues that the movement should not get tied in to a false sense national interest.

22nd May 2020 // 4 Comments

Women’s labour and C-19

When women enter the capitalist labour market for the first time, they often enter it doing those tasks that are done at home and which are seen as women’s traditional labour; this, of course, is viewed as unskilled and hence earns low pay. Entering the labour market does not eliminate women’s primary responsibility for those tasks at home; what happens is that their exploitation in the labour market is then added to their oppression at home.

20th May 2020 // 0 Comments

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