This article, written by Hannah Sell, was originally published in the June 2021 issue of Socialism Today, the monthly magazine published by our co-thinkers in the Socialist Party of England & Wales. The Independent Socialist Group stands in solidarity with the Socialist Party as part of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Unlike many otherContinue reading “Will China’s Bubble Burst?”
by Christopher Chace The Biden administration’s cabinet nominations offer a first glimpse at what the new administration is planning beyond the vague promises of press briefings, Tweets, and stump speeches. Some liberals insisted that Biden could be “pushed left” towards a progressive agenda. But looking at the history and role of the Democratic Party, weContinue reading “Biden’s “Progressive” Cabinet: An Attack on the Working Class”
This article was originally published by our co-thinkers in the Committee for a Worker’s International (CWI). By Tony Saunois As the year 2020 comes to a close the turmoil and convulsions that have shaken global capitalism continue. The year has been a turning point in history, affecting every aspect of society. Commentators and historians willContinue reading “2020 – A turning point: An explosive and uncertain decade has begun”
by Beau Monast and Elisabeth Wichser A resurgent coronavirus is raging across the country. For some, it’s a question of when they can return to gathering with friends or finally put an end to monotonous Zoom meetings, but for a startling number of Americans, it’s a constant worry as to whether (and for how long)Continue reading “The Impending Housing Crisis and How to Fight It”
This article was originally published on socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, by Jon Dale. News that early results from a Covid-19 vaccine – produced by US-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, in conjunction with German company BioNTech – showed 90% effectiveness has been greeted with relief. Another vaccine trial, by US companyContinue reading “COVID, vaccines and Big Pharma”
by Jeff Booth COVID-19 infections are exploding. People in the U.S. suffer from the most deaths due to Coronavirus of any country. The recession that is now gripping the U.S. was in process before the pandemic hit. The pandemic accelerated the economic downturn and as the recession deepens, tens of millions face increasing job, housing,Continue reading “Capitalist Crisis and the 2020 Elections”
by Elisabeth Wichser With the 2020 Presidential Election cycle coming to an end, the nationwide COVID crisis has begun to surge again. On October 23rd, 85,000 new cases were reported, smashing the previous record set in mid-July. The continuing mass fear around COVID-19, particularly fears of losing jobs, of being evicted, and of not beingContinue reading “The 2020 Presidential Election Offers No Solution to Current Crises”
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.
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Episode 66, the latest episode of the podcast, looks at the ongoing decline of US imperialism, as capitalist chaos and coronavirus struggles envelop our nation. More episodes of Socialism can be found on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, as well as many other podcast services.
Russian leader, Joseph Stalin, US president, Harry Truman, and British prime minister, Winston Churchill, in 1945, on the eve of the new ‘Cold War’ which rapidly emerged between US imperialism and the Soviet Union. By Robin Clapp, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) This article was originally written for The Socialist (the weekly paper ofContinue reading “CWI: A new world order: global reconstruction after World War Two”