Tag Archives: capitalism

Prince Andrew & the depraved culture of the ruling class

By Aislinn O’Keeffe The Grand Old Duke of York, he had ten thousand men… and they comprised members of the British royal family, the mainstream media, wealthy business folk, a PR team, at least one convicted sex trafficker and one convicted child abuser, along with a legal team reportedly costing millions of pounds.  This week, however, even Prince Andrew’s army ...

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Intellectual property rights: Big pharma makes billions from vaccine apartheid

By Cathal Curran In the month since the discovery of the Omicron variant, it has already spread across the globe, brought about the return of harsh restrictions on the lives of millions, and made shareholders in vaccine manufacturers billions. In the first week after the strain’s discovery, the eight top Pfizer and Moderna shareholders made over $10 billion as their ...

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How bad is It? The acute threat from climate crisis

By Jonas Brannberg and Blythe Serrano, Members of the ISA from Sweden and United States In the two years after the great global climate strikes of 2019, Covid-19 has overshadowed the climate catastrophe facing the planet. Yet the coronavirus is in itself a judgement on the capitalist mode of production which destroys ecosystems and creates biological and environmental dangers that ...

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United States: Why is everyone quitting their job?

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the United States) Are you thinking about quitting your job? You can’t stand one more day working under the thumb of your manager, you’re not paid nearly enough to deal with the demands of unruly customers, and there’s no room for you to grow at the company anyway. If this sounds ...

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Agnes Tirop’s murder and the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence

By Harper Cleves On Wednesday, 13 October 25-year-old Kenyan long-distance runner Agnes Tirop was found tragically murdered in her home in Iten, Kenya. Her husband has been arrested as the prime suspect in this horrifically brutal crime. Tirop’s family have reported that Agnes had recently moved out of the shared home with her husband due to fears for her life, ...

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Review: The Care Crisis by Emma Dowing

Reviewed by Caitriona Ní Chatháin In her book The Care Crisis: What Caused It and How Can We End It, Emma Dowling explores the multifaceted world of care, and its degradation under decades of neoliberalism, and capitalism today. With a special focus on the situation in Britain, Dowling examines not only what we mean by ‘care’ and ‘care work’ but ...

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“Housing for All” plan: Repackaging a failed model

By James McCabe  For so long we’ve been told that if we work hard enough, we can attain a comfortable standard of living or at the very least be able to afford the security of a roof over our head. Yet so many people are now in a situation where they can’t guarantee where they will be living from one ...

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World economy: Where is the recovery going?

By Eric Byl, ISA International Executive There is much to say about the so-called “post-pandemic” economic rebound. The figures look impressive, but warnings are manifold. New heights in inequality between rich and poor are pouring petrol on existing social tensions and producing new ones. Spiraling food prices are provoking further social explosions. Capitalism’s disastrously slow, uneven and inefficient vaccine rollout ...

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Climate change: Prepare for mass protests at COP26

By Connor Rosoman, International Socialist Alternative We are living through a decisive period in the fight against climate change. A recently leaked report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that at current rates, we are heading for 3C of warming — well above the 2C limit set by the Paris Agreement to avert a climate disaster. But ...

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