CWI: Capitalism cause of disproportionate disabled deaths and isolation (10/1/2020) - 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’ (9/10/2020) - 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? (7/28/2020) - 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.
CWI: Ecuador’s new cycle of mass protests (6/18/2020) - As the COVID-19 crisis rages on, a new wave of protests rock Ecuador. ISG sits down with an activists and freelance journalist in Ecuador to figure out the way forward.
COVID-19 podría ser una sentencia de muerte para miles de prisioneros (6/9/2020) - 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.
Oppose the Coup in Venezuela: Only International Solidarity Can Defeat U.S. Imperialism (5/22/2020) - While workers across the world suffer from COVID-19 and economic hardship, the U.S. and its allies continue their attempts to overthrow the democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela. The Independent Socialist Group opposes such imperialist attacks. Learn more about the recent coup attempt and the history of U.S. imperialism in Latin America in our latest article.
COVID-19 Could Be a Death Sentence for Thousands of Prisoners (5/17/2020) - 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.