The Pandemic effects and resistance in N/America 2020

Submitted by Spikymike on April 26, 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

2 years 2 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

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

R Totale

2 years 1 month ago

In reply to by libcom.org

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-05062020

Spikymike

2 years 1 month ago

In reply to by libcom.org

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.
Edit: This then maybe more relevant coverage which got passed over when I linked it on the longer thread about 'international protests' here;
https://internationalistperspective.org/why-we-cant-breathe/

Spikymike

2 years ago

In reply to by libcom.org

And this deserves another mention here before it gets passed over on the other 'international protests' thread:
https://brooklynrail.org/2020/07/field-notes/Prelude-to-a-Hot-American-Summer
The 'Field Notes' editors include Paul Mattick Jnr. Do read it through to it's conclusions.