Tag: Labor

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.

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.

Healthcare workers in masks hold up three protest signs and banners: Quality Health Care for All New Yorkers, Captialism: Do Not Resucitate: Healthcare Workers for Socialism, How Many of us must die? #PPEoverprofit #ProtecttheFrontLine
Care Work

Only the Rank and File Can Save Us Now

Organizing, workplace action, and basic protective equipment is not a privilege. It is a necessity if we want to be able to contain Covid-19 and for saving the lives of nurses and patients.

A lone truck or "road train" travels down an otherwise empty Australian road, beneath a blue and party cloudy sky
Anti-capitalism

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.

German graffiti, reads 'Kapitalismus par als Kind schon scheisse'
Climate

Let the Haunting Begin!

The era of “there is no alternative” to capital’s rule is behind us, but what lies ahead?

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