Socialist Worker

Even in the coronavirus crisis, we’ll keep up the fight

Issue No. 2696

The coronavirus crisis makes much of mass collective action impossible. But we still have to find ways to act together, and to put forward arguments for resistance.

The coronavirus crisis makes much of mass collective action impossible. But we still have to find ways to act together, and to put forward arguments for resistance. (Pic: Guy Smallman)


When there is a social and economic crisis, socialists call for mass collective action. We say take to the streets, gather in meetings and hold rallies.

The coronavirus crisis makes much of that impossible. But we still have to find ways to act together, and to put forward arguments for resistance.

Those who are at work will need to use every method to organise to defend their interests and fight for our wider class’s demands.

We hope you will continue to read Socialist Worker in its printed form and online.

Now more than ever we need to skewer the Tories’ failures, bring news of resistance and link the crisis to the way capitalism operates.

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The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) won’t hold meetings in the usual way. But there will be online meetings for people to watch at the SWP’s Facebook page. There are videos to watch at swpTvUK on YouTube.

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The socialist voice will not be silenced, and we will find new ways to be together in solidarity and for change.

Facebook live: Corona crisis - put health before profit, Wednesday 18 March, 7pm, for details go here. Speakers include Dr John Parrington, professor of science at Oxford University • NHS nurse • Charlie Kimber, editor of Socialist Worker 

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