Capitalist Crisis and the 2020 Elections

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”

The‌ ‌2020‌ ‌Presidential‌ ‌Election‌ ‌Offers‌ ‌No‌ ‌Solution‌ ‌to‌ ‌Current‌ ‌Crises

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”

The Supreme Court and U.S. “Democracy”: Workers Must Fight Attacks on Democratic Rights

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.

Socialism Episode 82: Trotsky, fascism, and the ‘united front’

Socialism is a weekly podcast produced by the Socialist Party of England and Wales, offering a Marxist analysis of the issues we face and the struggles of workers and youth around the world.

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.

CWI: A new world order: global reconstruction after World War Two

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”

Socialism Episode 66: US imperialism in decline: coronavirus, Trump, Sanders and socialism

Socialism is a weekly podcast produced by the Socialist Party of England and Wales, offering a Marxist analysis of the issues we face and the struggles of workers and youth around the world.

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.

2020 promises to start as 2019 ended – with global protests and capitalist instability

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Today’s developing mass movements of workers and youth in many countries against the ‘establishment’ and capitalism will spread around the world in 2020. On a world scale, 2019 has ended in the tumultuous manner in which it began andContinue reading “2020 promises to start as 2019 ended – with global protests and capitalist instability”

A world of explosive social upheavals and inter-imperialist turmoil

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. The following statement was agreed at a meeting of European CWI sections and supporters, along with visitors from the USA and Nigeria, which was held earlier this week, in London. socialistworld.net The world situation is marked by explosive socialContinue reading “A world of explosive social upheavals and inter-imperialist turmoil”

Britain: ‘Socialism 2019’ – daring to fight

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. ‘Socialism 2019’, a weekend of discussion and debate, held in central London on 2 and 3 November, came as the parliamentary logjam finally burst apart into a general election. As Paula Mitchell told the opening rally, the Rally thatContinue reading “Britain: ‘Socialism 2019’ – daring to fight”

Rebuilding the CWI, Lessons and tasks

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Following an intense and polarized factional struggle in the last 12 months an international conference was convened by the International Secretariat in London in July 2019. This very successful and optimistic meeting agreed to re-constitute the CWI. The conferenceContinue reading “Rebuilding the CWI, Lessons and tasks”