Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the message sent to the working class by the bosses from the safety of their homes has been clear: “Go to work!”
The Swedish government is peddling the nationalist idea that Sweden is somehow better than the rest of the world. But the pandemic has revealed the true colors of Swedish class society.
Faced with the sudden surge in demand, grocery stores across the country were completely overwhelmed. Not just shelves but entire stores were cleared out, so “one-per-customer” rules were established on select items.
The crushing domination of imperialism means increased exploitation of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, making things such as pandemics, war, climate catastrophes, locust outbreaks and famine inevitable.
Despite decades of warnings from scientists, the combined efforts of the world’s most powerful governments, best-resourced private health companies, and most prestigious institutions have been exposed as useless in the face of the CoV-SARS-2 virus.
The COVID-19 outbreak is rampant. Some reactionaries rejoice at this and go so far as to assert that “the virus is the solution to save the planet!” Marxists must staunchly counter this nonsense.
We are told: “the virus does not discriminate.” In reality, the privileged elite, who enjoy relative safety, expect the workers to risk infection to keep profits rolling in.
COVID-19 found its way across the Pacific to Seattle on January 20, nine days after the first reported death from the virus in China. There was no official response to this Seattle case until nearly […]
Social distancing in and of itself is an iron necessity for addressing the spread of COVID-19. However, the capitalist state cannot coordinate the response required to stem the disease significantly.
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.
The following statement by the International Marxist Tendency explains how capitalism has utterly failed to deal with the coronavirus crisis, and is putting the lives of millions of people at risk.
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.