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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.

Anti-racism

Covid-19 Denialism and Xenophobia

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.

Elections

Learning from Las Vegas

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.

Anti-capitalism

An Organic Crisis Is Upon Us

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.

Feminism

Cross-Border Feminist Manifesto

International feminist manifesto about the pandemic, global crisis, and the need for continued struggle.

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