Capitalists Clash Over Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine

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.

Flat-Earth Revival: A Distortion of Capitalism

Like most conspiracy theories, the flat earth theory seeks to “connect the dots” and bring clarity to a world that feels confusing and polarized.

The Slipping Mask of Swedish Capitalism

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 on the Frontline in the Battle Against COVID-19

Massachusetts nurses are fighting both the virus and the bosses to keep themselves and their patients safe and healthy.

Coronavirus in Africa: Kick Out Imperialism!

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine: The Free Market’s Failure

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.

Global Warming: No, the Virus Is Not the Solution!

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. 

Them and Us: Rich vs. Poor during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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 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.

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.

COVID-19 Pandemic: The Threatening Catastrophe and How to Combat It

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.

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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