Coronavirus crisis…strikes and workers’ protests

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Even during a global pandemic, profit is the top priority for capitalists. On the one hand, our freedom of movement is restricted, and, on the other hand, we are supposed to continue working with numerous colleagues in offices andContinue reading “Coronavirus crisis…strikes and workers’ protests”

Coronavirus: State intervention shows what is possible

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. All that seemed solid now seems to be melting. This is the effect of the coronavirus crisis. The governing Tories in the UK cut – but now they spend. They privatised – but now they nationalise. Many are askingContinue reading “Coronavirus: State intervention shows what is possible”

Coronavirus crisis deepens in USA, challenging neoliberal business as usual

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Coronavirus continues to spread in the United States, with new confirmed cases in West Virginia completing the virus’ spread to all 50 states and three U.S. territories. As the crisis seems to plateau in China, the number of confirmedContinue reading “Coronavirus crisis deepens in USA, challenging neoliberal business as usual”

Coronavirus plunges capitalism into global turmoil -The need for a socialist alternative

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Statement from International Secretariat of the CWI 23 March 2020 The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has plunged world capitalism and society into an entirely new era of turmoil and upheaval. In country after country, as the pandemic hasContinue reading “Coronavirus plunges capitalism into global turmoil -The need for a socialist alternative”

Coronavirus: Socialist planning, not capitalist chaos!

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. A newly spreading virus is a danger that can befall any society. The question facing the world today, however, is what kind of society can best meet such a challenge. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, capitalism is being exposedContinue reading “Coronavirus: Socialist planning, not capitalist chaos!”

Coronavirus: International cooperation needed, not capitalist competition

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Nine weeks after the first Covid-19 coronavirus patient was identified in Wuhan it had spread to 98 countries. This is much faster than the 2003 Sars coronavirus outbreak, which eventually spread to 37 countries. However, so far Covid-19 isContinue reading “Coronavirus: International cooperation needed, not capitalist competition”

Coronavirus infects world economy

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. The biggest one-day fall in stock markets since the financial crisis; an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia; and the fastest drop in the cost of oil for 30 years. The impact of coronavirus on an alreadyContinue reading “Coronavirus infects world economy”

Socialist Party of Nigeria and seventy three other political parties de-registered – An assault on the right of political representation

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) vehemently condemns and rejects the action and decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to deregister the SPN and other seventy-three political parties, allegedly for failing to win elective posts or obtain 25% of any election in 2019 elections. This action of the INEC is undemocratic and represents an assault on the rights of working people for political representation.