Ruling Class Flounders Faced with the Worst Crisis in the History of Capitalism

The ruling class are breaking all the rules that have governed their policy for the past 80 years, scrambling to cushion the global recession triggered by the spreading pandemic.

Workers Fight Back in the Class War Against COVID-19

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the capitalists’ main concern was to continue production to keep the stream of profits flowing. In response, workers have launched wildcat strikes in the US and around the […]

LIVESTREAM TODAY 7PM ET: The Revolutionary Socialist Case for Nationalization

How would a democratically planned economy address the COVID-19 crisis? Socialist Revolution editor Antonio Balmer will make the case for workers’ control and nationalization in this week’s live episode.

ICE, Immigrant Workers, and the Pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in society and the economy, ICE is sparing no effort to maintain repression against migrants—actively undermining efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus in the name of “homeland […]

Coronavirus Exposes the Myth of European Unity

With the coronavirus pandemic, Europe faces its most serious crisis since WWII. European integration is buckling under the pressure.

COVID19: Banks and Big Business Profit from Scarcity & Price-Gouging

The most nefarious element in the response to the COVID-19 crisis are the actions of those seeking to make top dollar from the artificial scarcity and oligopoly of the American healthcare system in this time […]

Prisons, Policing, and the Pandemic

US prisons have long been inhumane and overcrowded facilities where poor people are arbitrarily confined in horrible conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to escalate this to new levels.

The Class Interests Behind Social Distancing, Lockdowns, and “Stay At Home” Orders

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.

The Lessons of the Italian Coronavirus Crisis for the Workers of the World

The coronavirus crisis in Italy has brought out the real nature of capitalism. Profit is being placed before lives, but the working class is reacting with militant strike action. What lessons can be drawn for […]

[Video] COVID-19 and the Crisis of US Capitalism

Tonight at 7PM ET John Peterson will introduce our new live video series with an overview of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the economy and shaping the class struggle in the US.

Coronavirus and the Shock Doctrine: Capitalism is the Disaster

In 2007, the author Naomi Klein wrote the book The Shock Doctrine. In it, she described “disaster capitalism”: a political approach to disasters that seeks to maximize private profit in their aftermath. As the scale […]

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.

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