COVID-19 is bringing economic and social dislocation with no parallel since the Second World War. It is a huge burden on working class people, and a real concern for the strategists of capital.
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.
In the early hours of Sunday May 3, Venezuelan police and armed forces foiled an attempt by armed men to kidnap Venezuelan officials and spark a military coup.
A major political crisis has broken out in Brazil. The Minister of Justice Moro resigned after president Bolsonaro removed the head of the Federal Police Valeixo, who had been nominated by Moro.
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.
With the whole world’s attention turned towards the coronavirus crisis, the western-backed Saudi war on Yemen has continued unabated. The war machine has been deemed too essential to shut down during the pandemic.
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.
The Gaza Strip, already under heavy restrictions and shortages since the beginning of the blockade 13 years ago, now must also contend with the threat of COVID-19.
Despite being prepared far before the present events, the following document outlines all of the underlying contradictions which are now revealing themselves in the coronavirus crisis.
Over the past week, US imperialism has escalated its levels of aggression against the Venezuelan government. Now, naval forces have been deployed near Venezuelan coasts in the Caribbean.
El imperialismo norteamericano está utilizando la crisis por el coronavirus para intensificar su campaña contra el gobierno venezolano. Todos los obreros, jóvenes, y antiimperialistas debemos oponer estos ataques del gobierno estadounidense.
US imperialism is using the coronavirus crisis to ramp up the campaign to overthrow the Venezuelan government. All US workers, youth, and anti-imperialists must oppose these latest moves by the US government.