Covid-19

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,

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5th 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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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20th May 2020 // 0 Comments

International Earth Day and Covid-19

Our starting point, in the best traditions of Earth Day, has to be the defence of the planet itself as a viable living space. We as human beings cannot keep on trashing nature without serious consequences.

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22nd April 2020 // 1 Comment

Let’s build the transition to ecosocialism now!

We cannot wait for governments to act, we must act collectively to develop self-managed initiatives of working people, from the territories in resistance, in the countryside and in the cities.

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21st April 2020 // 1 Comment

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