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How to Have a Boycott in a Pandemic
What does the pandemic change about the strike at UC Santa Cruz?
Jordy Cummings’ Review of Comrade
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?
How “Just-in-Time” Capitalism Spread COVID-19
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.
Thoughts on Jodi Dean’s Comrade
What politics underlies the concept of “comradeship”? Is it a term that levels the playing field, or is it imposed from the top down?
Fighting to Save Lives in a World That Doesn’t Value Them
The Trump administration and employers didn’t prioritize saving lives over saving money. Nurses did.
Towards a General Strike to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Create a New World
We must do everything that we can to create a new, just, equitable and ecologically regenerative economy. The question is: how?
A Left Case for Hong Kong Self-Determination
Though the left has been sidelined in these protests, our role should neither be simply tailing the demands nor opposing them.
On Social Reproduction and the Covid-19 Pandemic
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.
The Virus, Capitalism, and the Long Depression
An interview with Marxist economist Michael Roberts about COVID-19 and its likely impact on politics, consciousness, and struggle in the coming years.