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What does the pandemic change about the strike at UC Santa Cruz?
Is it possible to think, write, and practice a communism that is not fully determined by the debates and divisions of the twentieth century, one that learns from socialist and communist struggles—victories as well as defeats—and extends the struggle for communism into the twenty-first century?
Historically, most epidemics have spread geographically through two common forms of long-distance movement: trade and war. The timing, however, changed dramatically with the rise of capitalism.
What politics underlies the concept of “comradeship”? Is it a term that levels the playing field, or is it imposed from the top down?
The Trump administration and employers didn’t prioritize saving lives over saving money. Nurses did.
We must do everything that we can to create a new, just, equitable and ecologically regenerative economy. The question is: how?
Though the left has been sidelined in these protests, our role should neither be simply tailing the demands nor opposing them.
This pandemic, and the ruling class response to it, offers a clear and tragic illustration of the idea at the heart of Social Reproduction Theory.
An interview with Marxist economist Michael Roberts about COVID-19 and its likely impact on politics, consciousness, and struggle in the coming years.