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

Left nationalism and support for imperialist war in the United States

A large part of the legacy that hangs on the modern left is left nationalism, the idea that there is a good nationalism that is progressive and fights against the great imperialist powers for a supposed national self-determination. With the epoch of imperialism, nationalism transformed into a thoroughly reactionary political force reflective of great power … More Left nationalism and support for imperialist war in the United States

Malignant ulcers of capitalism: The proletarian struggle for reproductive freedom (Part 1)

In this first piece on reproductive struggles in class society we bring to focus some of the facts and dangers surrounding abortion, as well as the family unit and prostitution, two phenomena that Marxists deem to be flipsides of the same coin, and inseparable from the struggle for reproductive freedom. In the following installments of … More Malignant ulcers of capitalism: The proletarian struggle for reproductive freedom (Part 1)

Against police reform: For the abolition of capitalism

Despite losing its initial fervor on a nationwide scale, protests continued in cities such as NYC, LA, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, and Washington DC for several months after the murder of George Floyd. While the images and emotions felt from the original protests and uprisings throughout late May and early June 2020 may seem like a … More Against police reform: For the abolition of capitalism