Covid-19: the ecological dimension

Pandemics are an integral part of the global ecological crisis we are facing, and must be seen and treated as such.

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6th April 2020 // 4 Comments

Self-isolation, Corbynism and class consciousness

Groups of people, often previously unknown to each other, started pulling together networks at the level of boroughs, individual streets and housing estates.

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1st April 2020 // 2 Comments

Made in Downing Street

Market failure has to be replaced by social solidarity. This is what makes the myriad networks and solidarity groupings that have sprung up so important. The left need to make building these our overwhelming priority over the weeks and probably months ahead.

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25th March 2020 // 3 Comments

Covid-19 pandemic: let’s protect our lives not their profits!

Many instances of grassroots organization at the level of a neighbourhood, a block of flats, with those proposing to help and those needing help (elderly, disabled, in quarantine) making contact, often for the first time, exist in different countries, in Britain, in the Netherlands, in France. In Italy, alongside the practical help, communities have come together to break social isolation and show solidarity through mass singalongs from their balconies.

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25th March 2020 // 0 Comments

Pay the workers! Suspend rent and bill payments!

This pandemic starkly poses questions about austerity, profiteering, the control of production and distribution, housing, poverty and homelessness, writes Andy Stowe.

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18th March 2020 // 1 Comment

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