Anti-capitalist politics in the time of COVID-19
- David Harvey
As Marxist geographer David Harvey argues, forty years of neoliberalism has left the public totally exposed and ill prepared to face a public health crisis on the scale of coronavirus.
When trying to interpret, understand, and analyze the daily flow ...
A trigger for a crisis driven by profit
- Claudio Katz Κλάουντιο Κατς
March 13 — The global economic crisis is deepening at a rate as dizzying as the pandemic. The reduction in the economic growth rate and the sudden slowdown in the Chinese production system are now behind us. Now the price of oil has collapsed, ...
The viral crisis in light of the crisis of capitalism
- Manuel Raposo
It would be all too easy for people to attribute the ongoing economic crisis to the coronavirus. The propaganda peddlers already call the market collapse “the COVID-19 crisis.” But, as in chemistry, you have to distinguish between reagents ...
NGOs call for release of Saharawi political prisoners at high risk of coronavirus infection
- Equipe Media Sahara Media Team ايكيب ميديا
The groups denounce that these prisoners are victims of ill-treatment, torture and intentional medical negligence
Moroccan prisons are the places most conducive to the spread of the coronavirus, where thousands of prisoners are living in overcrowded ...
How a Palestinian shoemaker started the West Bank’s only mask factory overnight
- Suha Arraf سهى عراف סוהא עראף
What started as an experiment days after the coronavirus outbreak in the West Bank is now a factory producing thousands of masks a day.
The only mask factory in the West Bank, in al-Khalil (Courtesy of Amjad Zghayer)
Two days after the outbreak ...
“Together we will resist”: Saharawis launch a campaign of solidarity with Spain, Italy and Algeria
Algiers, March 31 (EFE) - The media activists group “Saharawi Voice” launched this Tuesday its campaign “Together we will resist” in solidarity with its neighbours Spain, Italy and Algeria, affected by the coronavirus pandemic, ...
Follow China, follow Russia, follow USA: the politics of Covid-19 alternatives without choice
- John Helmer
“The immediate priority is to prevent the quick spread of this disease”, President Vladimir Putin (lead image, top left) declared in his state speech on the corona virus last week.
This is the point on which there is no disagreement, ...
How Covid 19 is fought in the Saharawi refugee camps
- Isabel Lourenço
Exiled since 1975 in the Algerian desert, in the hamada (desert of death) of Tindouf, the Saharawi people have survived the most diverse adversities, bombing with Napalm and white phosphorus, epidemics, hunger and thirst and extreme weather, ...
Covid-19: should we really close the schools?
- Leopoldo Salmaso
As the days and weeks go by, political leaders can no longer afford to question experts about when will it be possible to loosen the lockdown. The small assaults on supermarkets "justified by hunger"1 and false notices of home visits " ...
How does the Coronavirus behave inside a patient?
- Siddhartha Mukherjee সিদ্ধার্থ মুখার্জী सिद्धार्थ मुखर्जी
We’ve counted the viral spread across peoples; now we need to count it within people.
Measurement will help identify factors affecting the severity of COVID-19 cases.Illustration by Alexander Glandien
In the third week of February, as the COVID-19 ...