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Climate Crisis and Social Transformation in the Age of Corona - Norbert Trenkle

Text from Norbert Trenkle of Krisis Group examining the corona crisis in relation to the climate crisis and capitalist value production.

The Global Pandemic and Imperialist Competition

By any rational measure you might assume that a dominant sentient species when faced with global threats would pull together, pool resources and information and search for a mutual solution to the problem. But the coronavirus pandemic has confirmed what the climate change crisis already told us: that capitalism, even in its “globalised” form, is fundamentally unsuited to producing a coordinated response to tackle anything.

The Virus is Capitalism, the Revolutionary Proletariat is the Cure

The following leaflet was given out in various cities across Italy on 6 June on the occasion of demonstrations by the various rank and file (Cobas) unions against the imposed return to work whilst the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage.

Long Live The Revolt!

After another night of revolt in the streets of The United States due to the killing of George Floyd, president Trump, from a bunker in the White House, announced that he would designate “Antifa” as a terrorist organization. This finger-pointing seeks to frame a spontaneous and manifold movement (without capitals) as an Organization, not only assigning it an ideology but also a functionality that is hierarchical and in consonance with state logic.

The pandemics of capital

# The pandemics of capital [Grupo Barbaria]
# Against the Holy Family of capital, we defend our lives by means of social antagonism [Grupo Barbaria]
# Against the pandemic of capital, social revolution! [Proletarios Internacionalistas]

Making good use of epidemics

The State’s counting pennies, we’re gonna count the dead…

Action Group for the Reconstitution of Proletarian Autonomy
Communique #77 – March 2020

Boletín La Oveja Negra nro.69: Coronavirus and social issue

We find ourselves in a state of exception although it is within capitalist normality. State reason knows not of exceptions but of rules. It is not the end of the world. And it is not necessary to suspend reflection or action due to force majeure.

Jalil Muntaqim tests positive for COVID-19 and is hospitalized in New York

An update on Jalil Muntaqim, an elderly Black Liberation prisoner and former Black Panther who has been infected with Covid-19 in prison after the New York Attorney General deliberately blocked his court-ordered release on medical/humanitarian grounds. This story was first published by the San Francisco Bay View.

Domestic Violence: The Hidden Pandemic

For many people, lockdown has exacerbated an already deadly domestic situation, or, as one sufferer put it, it’s a pandemic on top of an epidemic.

Covid-19: No going back to 'Business as Usual'

A statement from Haringey Solidarity Group. Not sure what others are doing, either individually or in their groups, but once lockdown is reduced, there seems a lot we could fight for keeping. And we probably need to get a lot better organised as the attacks on the poor could come fast and hard