“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.
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.
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.
There’s an old cliche about the economy falling off a cliff. This time it really has, all over the world.
Our ‘betters’ have now realised that workers matter. So could workers run society without bosses?
The coronavirus crisis has exposed capitalism as a brutal and inhumane system that fails to meet people’s most basic needs.
Hungary’s government effectively declared itself a dictatorship on Monday under the guise of combating coronavirus.
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.
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.
Why is the NHS failing to get the right protective equipment to health workers coming face to face with the coronavirus?
The crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak is testing every political force in society—and exposing some basic truths.
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.
If coronavirus rips through countries ravaged by imperialism, it would spell catastrophe for millions.
If you want a sense of how bad the crisis is, just look at Boris Johnson’s face
There are no “market?based solutions” to saving hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people’s lives from coronavirus. We have to suspend capitalism.
The Development of vaccines is conditional on what big business wants, not the needs of people
We’ve already learned two important things in the Covid-19 crisis. The first is that the future is here.
Ahead of the Tory budget announcement, campaigners have warned that new rules for councils in England threaten early years and special needs education.
Bosses must not be allowed to make ordinary people pay for coronavirus or the chaos in the financial markets.
“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.