Vaccines Alone Will Not End the COVID-19 Crisis

by Jai Chavis As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase and hospitals continue to be understaffed and overwhelmed by patients with coronavirus complications, it is clear that the pandemic is far from over. The recent flurry of reports says that at least three major pharmaceutical companies based in the US and UK have highlyContinue reading “Vaccines Alone Will Not End the COVID-19 Crisis”

Millions join general strike, as India’s working class flexes its muscles

This article was originally published by the Committee for a Worker’s International (CWI) by Jagadesh G Chandra, New Socialist Alternative (CWI India) Despite the widespread repression under the blatantly right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party-Modi regime, the all-India general strike on 26 November, involving more than 250 million workers (the Joint Committee of Trade Unions- JCTU claimedContinue reading “Millions join general strike, as India’s working class flexes its muscles”

Poland: Tens of thousands protest against Constitutional Court abortion ruling

By Christine Thomas The following is a statement was originally published on socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International, on October 14, 2020 Tens of thousands of women have taken to the streets of Poland in an uprising against living in a “female hell”. The Constitutional Court has effectively banned abortion, by rulingContinue reading “Poland: Tens of thousands protest against Constitutional Court abortion ruling”

CWI: Azerbaijan and Armenia in armed conflict over Nagorno Karabakh

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.

CWI: Capitalism cause of disproportionate disabled deaths and isolation

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.

Who Will Pay for the Coronavirus Crisis?

Every year, in every crisis, the rich have gotten richer, while the working class struggles to keep its head above water. Capitalism entails booms and busts where workers rarely benefit from the booms and are always hurt by the busts. As entire sections of the workforce either lost their jobs or have been unable to work due to COVID-19, the inevitable economic crash has come to a head once again—with this recession promising to be much more severe than the last. But this pandemic doesn’t need to be a death sentence for the working class.

COVID-19 podría ser una sentencia de muerte para miles de prisioneros

For the millions of people incarcerated by the United States, social distancing is not an option. COVID-19 will kill untold numbers of inmates in prisons and ICE detention facilities unless we act now! A movement of the working class is essential to dismantling the Prison-Industrial complex, and building a socialist world.