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The Covid Vaccine & the Failure of Capitalist Competition

This article was originally published by the Socialist Party, the Irish sister organisation of Socialist Action. The total failure of the capitalist system to deliver for the needs and aspirations of ordinary, working-class people is...

Competition vs. Coordination: The Search for a Vaccine

This article was originally published on the website of Socialist Action's US sister section, Socialist Alternative. It was written in coordination with a shop steward at a pharmaceutical company in Belgium and member of...

Italy: Covid-19’s social and class impact

We republish here an interview with Giuliano Brunetti, from Socialist Action's sister section Resistenze Internazionali (International Resistance – ISA Italy) about the situation in Italy today in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. This...

Metro Train’s attempted coronavirus cover up backfires

Bosses at Flinders Street Station attempted to cover up news of a sub-contracted cleaner testing positive for coronavirus last week. Workers are angry that they weren’t told immediately that the cleaner attended Melbourne’s main...

Eco-destruction and plagues

Raging fires in Australia and a plague of locusts in east Africa dominated global news at the start of 2020. These rapidly receded in consciousness as the COVID-19 pandemic erupted onto the world, already...

Planning and democratic control needed more than ever

The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing all the more clearly the fundamental failings of the capitalist economic system that we live under. Even before the pandemic, capitalist states have allowed for growing inequality, mass poverty,...

COVID-19 & the climate crisis

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...

How would socialists distribute goods?

Recently someone commented, "The bare supermarket shelves we've seen recently show that capitalism isn't really equipped to deal with pandemics. How would socialists go about doing things differently?" We answer below. ** The COVID-19 crisis...

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