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Operating a Train in a Pandemic

A New York transit worker explains the limits of TWU’s conciliatory leadership and advocates a rank-and-file approach as the only way for workers to survive the pandemic.

Anti-capitalism

A COVID-19 Survival Guide

Three workers explain how the working class is fighting for life over profits in Southeastern Michigan.

Health & Health Care

Postcards From the Pandemic

“Postcards from the Pandemic” is a cartoon published by and for Amazon workers, in eight languages, by Amazon Workers International (AWI), a global network of Amazon workers’ organizations.

Africa

Sexuality in a Lockdown

Colin Wilson on what COVID-19 reveals about the politics of sexuality, race, class, and gender for the future of LGBTQ liberation.

A red pipeline, upheld by a bridge of metal cables, fades into the white mist. Photo by JJ Ying on Unsplash
Anti-capitalism

The Global Supply Chain

The vulnerability of the global supply chain has been thrown into sharp relief amid the global pandemic. But earlier this year that vulnerability was also exposed by indigenous protests and solidarity actions across Canada. John Clarke, a longstanding anti-poverty activist in Toronto, draws some strategic lessons.

Capitalism

Covid Capitalism

Covid-19 has starkly revealed not only the brutal systemic priorities of capitalism—profit-making over life-making—but also the relationship between capital and the capitalist state form. We should be attentive to this relationship in order to face a darker truth about this crisis: that it is far from an anomaly and that lacking a body blow to the system, we should prepare for a world where such crises and its effects become part of our daily lives.

Capitalism

COVID-19 as Social Murder

COVID-19 isn’t just a pandemic. Let’s put the homicidal structures of capitalism on trial.

HELLO, COMRADE

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