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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over 300 revolutionaries from 20 different countries flocked to Italy in the last week of July for the International Marxist Tendency 2017 World School.
Jonathan Jones’ spittle-flecked tirade against a Russian art exhibition is distinguished by a hysteria that borders on the comical.