Michael Friedman on the political ecology of emerging diseases and pandemics.
Rob Wallace speaks about the global capitalist roots of the current pandemic, the likelihood of future pandemics, and the types of organized resistance necessary to prevent them.
Ongoing organizing in the face of COVID-19 reveals how class struggles in Toronto are inseparable from fights waged on feminist, anti-racist, and other fronts, all in the name of reclaiming life over profits.
An epidemiologist responds to two Harvard researchers who called for socialists to oppose lockdowns in the name of workers’ lives. But their argument, Michael Friedman insists, puts us all at risk – above all, workers.
How should we understand the irrationalism of American rightists today? What to make of their seeming enthusiasm for the death drive?
Gareth Dale reviews Andreas Malm’s forthcoming book on responses to the coronavirus and climate change. “Malm describes his project as Leninist—but which of the umpteen Lenins is his?”
A preschool teacher in Vermont writes about the calamity of going back to work in the fall.
In our latest dispatch, an English professor argues that plowing ahead with university reopening in the fall is akin to the Thatcherite mantra, “There is no alternative.”