Socialist Revolution recently interviewed Cliff Willmeng, a labor activist and candidate for the Board of Directors of the Minneapolis Nurses Association and for delegate to the Minnesota AFL-CIO.
There was a growing mood of discontent within the U.S. labor movement before the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak has only served to heighten the tensions.
Capitalism and the profit-oriented health system endanger patients, healthcare workers, and America’s healthcare infrastructure in the face of COVID-19
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.
Join our livestream on Saturday at 7PM ET for a discussion between John Peterson (Socialist Revolution editor) and Stefanie Reis, IMT member in Boston and registered nurse.
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.
Massachusetts nurses are fighting both the virus and the bosses to keep themselves and their patients safe and healthy.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.