The working class, socialism and the fight against the pandemic

The wildcat strikes and protests by Instacart, Amazon and Whole Foods workers are in response to the criminal subordination of workers’ safety to corporate profits. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

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By admin On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Coronavirus deaths in US nearing 4,000 as Trump washes his hands of responsibility

More than 800 people died Tuesday of COVID-19 in the United States, the highest death toll so far, with nearly 25,000 new cases. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Amazon warehouse workers describe unsafe conditions and discuss forming workplace committees

Workers at the JFK8 warehouse in Staten Island, New York announced yesterday that they plan to walk out today to protest the prevailing conditions. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Amazon fires New York worker for leading strike demanding safe working conditions

Nationwide, at least ten Amazon facilities have confirmed cases. The strikers said that Amazon was deliberately hiding the real number of those infected. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Trump boasts holding US pandemic deaths to 200,000 would be “a good job”

In a press briefing held Monday in the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump declared that a death toll of 100,000 to 200,000 in the United States as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic would represent “a More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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EU divisions erupt as anger mounts among workers over COVID-19 response

Open conflicts are emerging between the EU powers after the collapse of Thursday’s COVID-19 summit in Brussels, as top officials warn of a disintegration of the EU. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

By admin On Monday, March 30th, 2020
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Spanish police assault steelworkers striking against COVID-19 “back-to-work” order

The police assault on the Sidenor steel factory in the Basque Country was carried out under the authority of the pseudo-left Podemos party and the Spanish social-democrats. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

By admin On Monday, March 30th, 2020
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Top US health adviser predicts millions will contract COVID-19 and 100,000–200,000 will die

As Trump’s top health advisers warn of a rapid escalation of infections and deaths across the country, the White House, visibly in crisis, shifts from one stop-gap policy to another. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

By admin On Monday, March 30th, 2020
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UK health care assistant: “There’s a fear that if we are tested for COVID-19, most of us will come back positive and the NHS will collapse”

A senior health care assistant spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about his experiences at work during the coronavirus pandemic. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...

By admin On Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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UK government buried 2016 report exposing catastrophic NHS failings during flu pandemic

Exercise Cygnus has been buried for years for fear it would give rise to demands for an end to health care cuts. World Socialist Web Site (en)  More...