Joe Attard
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Capitalists Clash Over Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine

The bourgeoisie is eager to get a vaccine produced so they can put an end to this pandemic and restart production. The ruling class, however, is divided.

Labour, COVID-19, and the Fiction of National Unity

The coronavirus pandemic is exposing the class lines in society more than ever. National unity is a reactionary fiction. We need workers’ unity against capitalism in the face of this crisis.

Pandemics, Profiteering, and Big Pharma: How Capitalism Plagues Public Health

A perfect storm of private sector profiteering, reckless production practices, environmental destruction, and underinvestment in medical research has made global pandemics more common, and undermined our capacity to deal with them.

French Strike Passes 40th Day as Workers Reject Macron’s Maneuver

As protests continue in France, workers must build for an all-out, continuous general strike, setting the stage for a revolutionary struggle to bring down Macron.

France: Biggest Strike in Decades Signals New Era of Class Struggle

At yesterday’s general strike in France 1.5 million people demonstrated against Macron’s pension reform and the government as a whole. The spirit of the gilets jaunes can be felt on the streets.

France in a “State of Insurrection” as the Yellow Vests Advance

The Gilets Jaunes movement in France is at a turning point: the organized working class has begun to enter the struggle, as have the students.

Profits before people: Capitalists Abandon Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Research

Pfizer’s decision to abandon research on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s reflects the high-risk, low-reward nature of work on such diseases from a capitalist perspective.

IMT World School: Celebrating the Legacy of 1917

Over 300 revolutionaries from 20 different countries flocked to Italy in the last week of July for the International Marxist Tendency 2017 World School.

In Defence of Soviet Art: A Reply to Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones’ spittle-flecked tirade against a Russian art exhibition is distinguished by a hysteria that borders on the comical.

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