Covid-19 has disproportionately hit disabled people. This is one of the effects of capitalist society, which is disabling and puts profit before lives, including the people it disables. Around one-fifth of the population of England and Wales has its “activities limited because of a health problem or disability” to some degree. But this group has represented almost three-fifths of official Covid deaths! The current economic crisis and its threat of further austerity will only make this worse.
by Nicholas Wurst, TCU/IAM Local 1089 (personal capacity) The 2020 presidential election is taking place in the midst of a deep crisis of US capitalism and its political system. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to hammer the US, with a death toll over 180,000—more Americans killed than in WW1. The attacks carried out by the TrumpContinue reading “Democratic, Republican, and Peoples’ Conventions: What Way Forward for Workers?”
by Jacob Bilsky Since the appointment of the Trump donor and multi-millionaire capitalist Louis DeJoy to Postmaster General in May, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has become a battleground for the democratic rights and quality of life of working people. Corporate media has tried to spin the role of the Democratic Party as supposedlyContinue reading “Postal Service Cuts are Attacks on Working People”
In the rapidly approaching 2020 U.S. presidential election, the Democratic Party and the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris campaign offer no way forward for working people. With careers built on segregation and mass incarceration, Biden and Harris oppose universal healthcare and lack any serious plan for a just transition to green energy. It is crucial that workersContinue reading “ISG Calls for Workers to Break from the Democrats & Vote Hawkins/Walker”
Americans are continually bombarded by the idea that the only way to defeat Trump and the Republicans is to “vote blue no matter who,” but has this ever actually worked?
by Jeff Booth and Elisabeth Wichser And so today, I am announcing the suspension of active campaigning and congratulate Joe Biden, a very decent man, on his victory. Bernie Sanders (April 8, 2020) The Bernie Sanders campaign for the Democratic Party nomination for President in the current election cycle in the U.S. ended earlier thisContinue reading “The U.S. Left After Sanders’ Retreat”
Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign to be the Democratic Party candidate for President and less than a week later, he formally endorsed Joe Biden as the party nominee in the presidential election this November. This move comes as a huge economic and social crisis unfolds in the U.S. where the failures of capitalism are fully on display in the system’s lack of preparation and chaotic response to the COVID-19 virus.
This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Written on 09/03/2020 for The Socialist – Weekly paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales). Sanders faces uphill struggle to win Democratic Party nomination. Working class must have an independent political voice. The turmoil in the USContinue reading “How can Trump be ousted from the White House”
This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, by Robert Bechert. The attempt by bosses of Amazon and other companies to effectively buy control of Seattle city council was defeated by a city-wide reaction against their takeover attempt. Despite the big business dominated Seattle Chamber of CommerceContinue reading “Amazon bosses defeated in Seattle; Kshama Sawant re-elected”