No Future for Youth Under Capitalism

by Ashley Rogers Young people today are feeling increasingly trapped by the capitalist system. The over 3.5 million high school graduates in America this year are in a precarious position. The minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour nationwide—with it, the skyrocketing cost of living. In some areas, jobs are forced to pay $15/hr, butContinue reading “No Future for Youth Under Capitalism”

How Do We Solve Gun Violence?

by Jai Chavis The Buffalo supermarket shooting on May 14th killed ten people and injured three more in an explicitly anti-Black terror attack. Then, ten days later, another shooter killed 19 children and two educators at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, TX, while police spent over forty minutes refusing to confront the shooter. More recently, aContinue reading “How Do We Solve Gun Violence?”

Will China’s Bubble Burst?

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?”

Biden’s “Progressive” Cabinet: An Attack on the Working Class

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”

2020 – A turning point: An explosive and uncertain decade has begun

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”

The Impending Housing Crisis and How to Fight It

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”

COVID, vaccines and Big Pharma

This article was originally published on, 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”

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.