By Ollie Bell The Covid-19 crisis is exposing the inherent weaknesses in the capitalist system. The privatisation of the healthcare system in Ireland and globally means that hospitals are underprepared to deal with this global pandemic. But what is also clear are the contradictions within the system. Images of empty shelves and long queues outside of supermarkets went viral, and ...Read More »
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Interview with Eljeer Hawkins, New York City surgical technician & socialist activist NYC is at the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic. What are conditions like for health workers there? EH: The conditions throughout our for-profit healthcare system and for the workers has been an utter disaster with unconscionable consequences as we try to take care of our patients and the ...Read More »
By Gary McDonald Capitalism is yet again inflicting more shock and horror on the world that is bound to traumatise the global population, leaving scars that will be felt for generations. Just like the climate crisis, the writing has been on the wall for years for a possible pandemic with this ferocity. Considering this is the sixth major epidemic in ...Read More »
By Finghín Kelly Last week saw a major clash between eurozone finance ministers with a 16 meeting ending in a deadlock before a face-saving meeting later agreed to a package of measures worth up to €540 billion. This has been heralded with much fanfare as a breakthrough and a ‘game changer’ in terms of the EU’s response to this crisis ...Read More »
By Serge Jordan, International Socialist Alternative (the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated to) The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the profound social inequalities prevailing under modern capitalism. Nowhere more than in Africa. The Global Health Security (GHS) Index is a measured assessment of 195 countries’ capacity and readiness to face outbreaks of infectious ...Read More »
The victory of Keir Starmer in the election to choose the Labour Party leader, with Angela Rayner as deputy, is undoubtedly a major setback for the left and has been greeted by much fanfare by the main mouthpieces of the capitalist class like the Financial Times.Read More »
On 8 April, the 76-day lockdown imposed on the metropolis of Wuhan (11 million inhabitants) ended.Read More »
By Kshama Sawant On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders announced that he was suspending his campaign for the presidency, effectively bringing it to an end. He was 300 delegates behind Biden and had a very difficult path to winning the nomination, but pulling out at this point has left millions of Sanders’ supporters deeply disappointed. They understand, as we in Socialist Alternative ...Read More »
This crisis will have major ramifications for the European Union, which has already been left undermined by the previous crisis.Read More »
By Calvin Priest, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) In recent weeks, the bankruptcy of global capitalism has been exposed to millions as the system has gone into deep crisis and its representatives have failed to take the measures needed to stem COVID-19’s spread. This has been no accident. As scientists and health care professionals shouted themselves hoarse ...Read More »