Airline Industry Collapse Shows Need for Socialist Planning

The global airline industry is on its knees, facing an unprecedented crisis. It is no exaggeration to say that this could be worse than 9/11 and the 2008 slump combined.

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American Capitalism on the Edge of the Abyss

The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged American society into panic. With confirmed cases and the death toll rising by the hour, capitalism has already proved incapable of dealing with this crisis.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Opens a New Stage in World History

The new coronavirus has set in motion a chain reaction, which is upending any semblance of stability in one country after another. All of the contradictions of the capitalist system are coming crashing to the […]

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Russian Oil and the Currency Crisis: the Capitalists Must Pay!

We publish a statement by the Russian section of the IMT about the impending economic crisis resulting from Russia’s failed oil deal with Saudi Arabia.

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Failed WeWork IPO Reveals Fault Lines of the Next Crisis

In recent years, private funding has driven the concentration of speculative capital to new heights. WeWork’s failed IPO sent shockwaves through the venture capitalist ecosystem.

Capitalist System in Meltdown

The coronavirus has become the catalyst for a crash on the stock markets, with drastic slumps everywhere on “Black Monday.” The epidemic has exposed the deep sickness in the capitalist system.

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Coronavirus Outbreak Threatens World Economy

The coronavirus outbreak triggered the biggest wave of stock market losses since 2008. Markets are worried that the virus will have a serious impact on an already weak world economy.

Solving California’s Housing Crisis: Reformism or Revolution?

The contradictory impasse of capitalism has led to skyrocketing housing costs and homelessness—while at the same time, millions of homes stand empty.

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The Mood in Davos: Doom and Gloom as Crisis Looms

The out-of-touch elite are meeting in Davos this week for their annual exclusive shindig. But the mood amongst the superrich will be gloomy, with their liberal world order facing threats on all fronts.

Uber Workers vs the “Sharing Economy”

The class struggle within Uber is rippling through global markets. We analyze here the dynamics and repercussions of the so-called sharing economy.

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Trump, China, and the Coming Crisis

The social costs of the next recession will be borne first by the working class. No level of sustained economic growth under capitalism will reverse the exploitation of workers that drives that growth.

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The Amazon Empire Strikes Back

On November 5, there will be City Council elections in Seattle. Amazon is directly intervening in these elections with a view toward defeating council member Kshama Sawant.

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