Ice breaker imperialism

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple follows the crew of Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Terry Fox through the icy waters of Franklin Strait, in Nunavut Canada, August 11, 2017. The Canadian Coast Guard assisted Maple’s crew by breaking and helping navigate through ice during several days of Maple’s 2017 Northwest Passage transit. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn. … More Ice breaker imperialism

Malignant ulcers of capitalism: The proletarian struggle for reproductive freedom (Part 2)

1919 Introduction The article which follows was first published on the website of the Internationalist Communist Tendency (leftcom.org) at the end of 2020. It sheds light on sterilization, sex selective abortions, religion, and bourgeois laws as specific to the needs of capital, while noting the consequential damages which are caused to the proletariat. Along with … More Malignant ulcers of capitalism: The proletarian struggle for reproductive freedom (Part 2)

Agricultural migrant workers during pandemic capitalism

There has been an ongoing shortage in labor for agriculture and adjacent industries, such as food processing, tourism and hospitality. All of these industries have a dependence on the labor of seasonal migrant workers. This issue was already trending in 2019 before the outbreak of Covid-19 but has been exacerbated by the pandemic. In a … More Agricultural migrant workers during pandemic capitalism

Covid capitalism is still killing workers across the world

Over the previous year and a half, the working class across the world has been subject to an extreme intensification of their exploitation and the degradation of their living conditions. Already suffering from a renewed series of attacks by the capitalists to expand their profit margins going all the way back to the end of … More Covid capitalism is still killing workers across the world

New year, same crisis

1919 Introduction As of 26 January 2021, the total number of COVID-19 cases has now surpassed 100 million globally, the number of deaths is up over 2.1 million, and the amount of people who have received at least the first dose of a Coronavirus vaccine stands around 80 million. The United States remains the hardest … More New year, same crisis

Notes on the impacts of the pandemic on workers

Fighting the pandemic by crushing the working class  Global capitalism and the states response to the pandemic triggered the implosion of the economy. For 37 weeks new unemployment insurance claims in the US were over a million. Worldwide 21 countries are experiencing a famine and 150 million more people have been pushed into extreme poverty … More Notes on the impacts of the pandemic on workers

“Democracy under assault”: Democracy for whom?

The rhetoric between the two political parties that dominate the ruling class in the United States has led to increasing polarization, with COVID-19, the ensuing economic crisis, and the anti-police brutality protests last summer as points of contention between them. The 2020 election in November of last year added new fuel to the fire, as … More “Democracy under assault”: Democracy for whom?

Reopen or close schools: A lose-lose situation for the working class

The United States is now infamous across the world for, among many other things, an extremely poor handling of the Coronavirus, especially given the resources at its disposal. The weeks after the first confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country were marked by denials of the severity of the virus, or even of the very … More Reopen or close schools: A lose-lose situation for the working class

Vaccine nationalism

Introduction At the time this is being written, nearly one year has passed since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported. Often it can feel as if everything has changed since. The initial period of lockdown after the failure to contain the virus cratered the global economy, and while the markets appear to have rebounded, … More Vaccine nationalism