COVID-19 Could Be a Death Sentence for Thousands of Prisoners

For the millions of people incarcerated by the United States, social distancing is not an option. COVID-19 will kill untold numbers of inmates in prisons and ICE detention facilities unless we act now! A movement of the working class is essential to dismantling the Prison-Industrial complex, and building a socialist world.

The danger of the far right today

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. With right-wing politicians, like Hungarian premier, Viktor Orbán, not slow to blame ‘foreigners’ for the coronavirus crisis, the looming world downturn could provide new opportunities for the far right to develop. The continuing murderous activity in Europe and furtherContinue reading “The danger of the far right today”

Socialists debate identity politics

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Featured article from February 2020 Socialism Today (Monthly journal of the Socialist PArty- CWI England & Wales. The relationship between fighting women’s oppression, identity politics, and the struggle for socialism is a feature of many debates in the workers’Continue reading “Socialists debate identity politics”

Violence against women in South Africa: How should organised workers respond?

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, by the Marxist Workers Party, the South African branch of the CWI. The rape and murder of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana was the final spark that lit a new wave of protests demanding an end to violence against women.Continue reading “Violence against women in South Africa: How should organised workers respond?”