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Imperialist rivalries heighten the crisis


The Coronavirus pandemic represents a crisis that is simultaneously biological, economic, and political

Internationalism matters


When the working class is faced with global crises, an internationalist response is needed. The coronavirus outbreak is clearly one such crisis.

Workplace action must be central to fight 


Worker's Memorial Day on Tuesday showed there is bitterness and anger among the working class about how people have been treated during this crisis.

Science advice is shaped by politics


The latest bombshell to explode in the government’s face has hit its claim to base its policy for the Covid-19 pandemic on “the science” or “the evidence”

Reopening schools won’t help poor children


Governments claim they are reopening schools out of concern for children’s welfare and safety. But Sadie Robinson reveals the real reasons

There are no Tories on our side


Tory disagreements over ending the lockdown reflect splits in the ruling class about how to return to “business as usual”

Inaction makes union leaders complicit


The failures of most trade union leaders to mount any resistance to the Tory government’s fatal handling of coronavirus intensifies the danger to workers

Will US hegemony survive pandemic?


Donald Trump's decision to withdraw United States funding for the World Health Organisation symbolises how the coronavirus pandemic has been dominated by national responses to what is a global problem. 

Flying into a storm


Keir Starmer has already failed spectacularly to challenge the Tories since being elected Labour Party leader earlier this month.

Tories’ lies mean thousands die of virus


Tory lies over the coronavirus crisis mean many more people will die. And we are not all in it together—poor, black and vulnerable people will be the hardest hit.

We’re in the fight of our lives—to save our lives


“History has brought mankind to that pinnacle on which the total obliteration of mankind is at last a practical possibility,” wrote the radical scholar Norman O Brown. 

Racism, not genetics, explains why Covid-19 hits black and Asian people harder


The front page of Socialist Worker last week featured faces of some of the many workers in Britain who have died from coronavirus. Of the eight people pictured, six were black or Asian.

‘Business as usual’ is killing workers


Ministers say that a “small minority of people” are putting our lives at risk. That’s true—they sit in the Tory cabinet, on the boards of corporations, and are at the top of society.

Lockdown policies hit the Global South


There’s an old cliche about the economy falling off a cliff. This time it really has, all over the world.

Coronavirus crisis - put workers in charge and end the chaos of capitalism


Our ‘betters’ have now realised that workers matter. So could workers run society without bosses?

Virus shows how capitalist system fails millions


The coronavirus crisis has exposed capitalism as a brutal and inhumane system that fails to meet people’s most basic needs.

A warning from Hungary


Hungary’s government effectively declared itself a dictatorship on Monday under the guise of combating coronavirus.

Coronavirus crisis exposes the myth of a progressive EU


The coronavirus crisis has exposed political leaders as wanting. The systematic bungling by Boris Johnson’s government is summed up by the fact that he, his health secretary and the chief medical adviser have all tested positive for the virus.

Thousands across the country clap to show solidarity with the NHS


The #ClapForOurCarers this week was a huge, grassroots event that reflected a desire by ordinary people to show solidarity, pull together and help one another in difficult times.

Government cost-cutting in the NHS over a decade ago is putting lives at risk now


Why is the NHS failing to get the right protective equipment to health workers coming face to face with the coronavirus?

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