Archives: Online Posts
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.
Paul LeBlanc reflects on the relevance of Rosa Luxemburg’s legacy today.
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.
COVID-19 isn’t just a pandemic. Let’s put the homicidal structures of capitalism on trial.
Edna Bonhomme explains how Germany’s relatively sucessful COVID-19 policy is fueling denialism, conspiracism, xenophobia, and racism – and how it may undermine the public health response.
Alex Doris discusses Bernie Sanders victory in Nevada’s Democractic Party primary in terms of the Culinary union there, health care, “fortress unionism,’ mass COIVD-19 layoffs and lessons for the left.
As the world descends into chaos, political struggles are articulated in unexpected ways. Gramsci’s concept of “organic crisis” can help us make sense of this mess and what it all means for the politics of class struggle.
International feminist manifesto about the pandemic, global crisis, and the need for continued struggle.
A transit worker writes of the political potential of the demand for PPE.
Notes on the betrayal of the Syrian left