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.
Category Archives: Housing & Healthcare
Systemic Racism in Healthcare and the Need for Socialism
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?
Urgent Need for a US National Health Service!
Private healthcare delivers profits, not care – and it’s killing us. We need universal free healthcare now!
– Free Universal Healthcare for all, funded by taxing big business and slashing the bloated military budget!
– No furloughs, no layoffs, and no benefits cuts for hospital staff during the crisis! For proper PPE, workplace sanitation, sick leave, and hazard pay!
Coronavirus exposes capitalism’s healthcare weaknesses
This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, by Steve Score. Tragedies like the deaths from novel coronavirus, over 400 at the time of writing, are never just ‘natural disasters’. They are not isolated from society. They are impacted by capitalism and also have an effect onContinue reading “Coronavirus exposes capitalism’s healthcare weaknesses”
Coronavirus: capitalism limits response to viral outbreaks
This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, by Jon Dale. For the third time in 20 years, a new virus has spread from animals to humans. It began on 29 December in Wuhan, a Chinese city of eleven million, probably crossing to humans at a liveContinue reading “Coronavirus: capitalism limits response to viral outbreaks”
Big Pharma: End profiteering from health
This article was originally published on socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, by Adam Goulcher. The issue of allowing US corporations access to the NHS and the affect this could have on the cost of drugs has featured prominently during the election campaign. Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, recently announced thatContinue reading “Big Pharma: End profiteering from health”