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The Pandemic effects and resistance in N/America 2020

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Spikymike
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Apr 26 2020 14:46
The Pandemic effects and resistance in N/America 2020

This is a very useful report and analysis of the ongoing pandemic in North America, it's impact on the economy, the role of the state, working class social conditions and organised resistance, against the background of the preceding 2008 global financial crisis, some aspects of which will be recognisable to those of us in the UK but with important differences.
https://intransigence.org/2020/04/15/the-pandemic-and-the-crisis/

Spikymike
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Jun 10 2020 10:18

This comment posted elsewhere on libcom is worth adding here as well:
https://libcom.org/news/long-live-revolt-08062020

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Jun 10 2020 20:34

What did you think was worthwhile about that "Long Live Revolt" one? To me it seemed like an attempt to shoehorn Left Communist Critique of Antifascism 101 into a situation where it really doesn't have any relevance. I would plug this as being really worth reading, one of the best things I've seen on recent developments: https://libcom.org/news/counterinsurgency-dousing-flames-minneapolis-050...

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Jun 11 2020 09:15

The links both ideologically and organisationally with the problems of racism and inequality more broadly to the concept of 'democracy' or it's lack including specific political links with the USA Democrats is presumably still relevant. The text I refer to above does distinguish between a more modern day 'antifascism' and it's specific historical form in the past. It doesn't detract from other insights elsewhere in the process.