coronavirus

Capitalism and its States against the Working Class, once again on the Front Line just as in the World Wars

Article from Bilan et Perspectives #19, magazine of our French comrades.

France isn't a Special Case in the General Crisis of Capitalism

The editorial from Bilan et Perspectives #19, magazine of our French comrades.

Does working from home weaken the working class? - Bluebirdbeta

An article about the challenges of workplace organising when working from home, first published by New Syndicalist.This piece came about from conversations within IWW Cymru, and we hope that it kicks off discussion in the wider labour movement.

A Class Compass in the Covid Crisis

The crisis, which has been developing since the start of 2020, opens up new and unprecedented scenarios in class confrontations. For revolutionaries it is essential to clarify some basic points about the current period which are as original in form as they are classical in substance.

Abolitionism against pandemic policing in the Philippines

The demand for abolition becomes urgent in the face of a highly militarized response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.

Covid Crisis or Capitalist Crisis

Why the Working Class is Key

Some may wonder why we keep harping on about the working class. Let’s briefly explain…

Unrest in the USA: A Perfect Storm

The spread of COVID-19 to the United States earlier this year both triggered and exacerbated the economic crisis which has been building up for decades. Around 50 million workers in America have been thrown out of work since the start of the lockdown, the great majority of whom have no alternative source of income for the necessities of life.

Pandemic Politics in the UK

In the UK, the coronavirus crisis has brutally exposed the significance of the endless cuts to the NHS as well as the incompetence of the Johnson government. From failure to organise protective equipment for medical staff to the catastrophic decision to return elderly COVID-19 patients to care-homes, the shambles of the bespoke track-and-trace scheme and shipwreck of the scheme to re-open schools in England, the government has lurched from fiasco to debacle.

A Crisis of Capitalist "Civilisation"

More than 650,000 official deaths, 130 million on the edge of starvation, hundreds of millions potentially out of work. And still counting. This is the scale of the catastrophe that has spread around the world over the past months.