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Coronavirus


Lockdowns lead to police brutality and repression in many African countries

06 April 2020
Widespread poverty and lack of public health services make coronavirus a huge threat to people in Africa. But they also face ferocious attacks from state forces

Bosses ‘shout down’ safety concerns

06 April 2020
Distribution workers at a Marks and Spencer warehouse in Swindon have staged three walkouts over health and safety.

US workers on strike as Trump backs big bosses

06 April 2020
Fresh walkouts launched across the US as Trump says that hundreds of thousands should die for profit

Tory measures not enough to protect homeless people

06 April 2020
 The outbreak of Covid-19 is showing just how hard vital homelessness services have been hit by austerity.

Lockdown policies hit the Global South

06 April 2020
There’s an old cliche about the economy falling off a cliff. This time it really has, all over the world.

‘Working in danger because of profit’

05 April 2020
Sadie Robinson investigates how the Tories’ response to coronavirus is wreaking havoc on millions of workers’ lives—and how the bosses are taking advantage

First coronavirus cases reported at refugee camps in northern France

05 April 2020
The first cases of coronavirus have been reported in refugee camps in northern France, according to an aid worker.

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

05 April 2020
Our ‘betters’ have now realised that workers matter. So could workers run society without bosses?

Women, the family and the coronavirus crisis

04 April 2020
During this period where people’s lives are centred around the home, Sarah Bates looks at capitalism's reliance on the family and women’s domestic labour.

Worker dies after call centre is kept open

03 April 2020
At least one public sector worker has died and another from the same office taken ill with coronavirus after having to come into work.

Tory plan for ‘immunity passports’ gambles with our health

03 April 2020
The government wants people back to work as soon as possible—even if it puts them at risk.

Coronavirus means ‘survival of richest’ in Global South, say South African shack dwellers

02 April 2020
The effects will be even more harrowing if the virus spreads through the vast pools of extreme poverty in the Global South. 

Shocking evidence to MPs shows how firms are putting lives at risk

02 April 2020
Submissions to a parliamentary committee reveal how the government’s failures are hitting workers

Mutinous mood among paramedics over lack of safety equipment

01 April 2020
A London ambulance worker spoke to Socialist Worker about the anger and fear over the lack of PPE

Royal Mail workers stage unofficial walkouts over coronavirus safety

01 April 2020
Workers in at least two Royal Mail offices in Scotland have struck unofficially over coronavirus safety fears.

Industrial round up: Don’t let car bosses reopen factories

31 March 2020
Car bosses are drawing up plans to restart production at plants in Britain and Europe producing non-essential vehicles. They must be stopped.

Trump forced into small climbdown as death toll and US virus count rise

31 March 2020
Trump forced into small climbdown as death toll and US virus count rise

Abortion law changes do not go far enough

31 March 2020
Rules relaxing access to abortion aren’t enough to protect women in the pandemic.

Fresh strikes for coronavirus safety in Italy

31 March 2020
Workers in Italy are resisting bosses’ attempts to benefit from the ­coronavirus crisis.

Virus shows how capitalist system fails millions

31 March 2020
The coronavirus crisis has exposed capitalism as a brutal and inhumane system that fails to meet people’s most basic needs.

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