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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?

Coronavirus exposes capitalist greed


The crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak is testing every political force in society—and exposing some basic truths.

Labour and union chiefs fail coronavirus test


The crisis caused by coronavirus is testing every political force in society—and exposing some basic truths. One remarkable feature is how often the Labour Party agrees with the right wing Tory government.

An imperial disaster


If coronavirus rips through countries ravaged by imperialism, it would spell catastrophe for millions.

Coronavirus crisis is a big blow to neoliberalism


If you want a sense of how bad the crisis is, just look at Boris Johnson’s face

Organise for alternative to Tories’ shutdown


There are no “market?based solutions” to saving hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people’s lives from coronavirus. We have to suspend capitalism.

Under capitalism vaccines are for profit, not people


The Development of vaccines is conditional on what big business wants, not the needs of people

Rulers want to cure capitalism of virus


We’ve already learned two important things in the Covid-19 crisis. The first is that the future is here.

Resist council cuts


Ahead of the Tory budget announcement, campaigners have warned that new rules for councils in England threaten early years and special needs education.

Workers must not pay for the corona crash


Bosses must not be allowed to make ordinary people pay for coronavirus or the chaos in the financial markets.

Bosses’ virus fears are only for profits


“New data paint grim picture of coronavirus fallout,” read a headline in the Financial Times newspaper last week. My heart sank when I saw it. But when I anxiously scanned the article, it wasn’t about the spread of the coronavirus or the deaths it is causing.

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