Life Expectancy and Human Development in the 21st Century
If we accept that life expectancy is a good measure of human development, the latest data are revealing about capitalist societies in the 21st century. Life expectancy fell in the US in 2021 to its lowest since 1996, the second year of a historic retreat, mainly due to COVID-19 deaths.
Michael RobertsSeptember 13, 2022
One Million U.S. Covid Deaths and Counting: A Grim Milestone
The official death toll in the U.S. for COVID-19 has surpassed one million. The capitalists and U.S. politicians have blood on their hands.
Emma LeeJune 17, 2022
Rapidly Changing Mask Mandates Reveal Capitalism’s Hypocrisy
The U.S. is about to hit one million coronavirus deaths, but multiple states have just announced that they are lifting mask mandates, prioritizing (yet again) “going back to normal” over workers deciding how to return safely, using recommendations based on scientific research.
K.S. MehtaFebruary 11, 2022
Blood on Their Hands: U.S. Regime Responsible for More than 900,000 Covid Deaths and Counting
Over 900,000 people in the U.S. have died of Covid-19. This is a damning indictment of a capitalist system that has put profits over human lives.
Sou MiFebruary 7, 2022
Indigenous Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Has Covid and Is Being Denied Treatment
Native American activist and political prisoner Leonard Peltier has Covid-19. Decades of imprisonment in torturous conditions and multiple health issues place him in great danger. He must be treated and freed immediately.
Samuel KarlinFebruary 4, 2022
A Working-Class Program for Safe School Reopenings
Schools have been at the center of the capitalist strategy to reopen the economy for nearly two years. But the decision to reopen schools shouldn’t be up to the capitalists — it should be decided by the people who live and work within their communities. Here we present a working-class program for safe school reopenings.
Carmin MaffeaJanuary 28, 2022
What Student Activists Walking Out Over Covid Safety Can Learn From Student Movements Around the World
There is a long international history of student strikes. The recent student movements in Chile, Brazil, and elsewhere can offer ideas and inspiration to the thousands of K-12 students organizing school walkouts to demand remote learning and other safety protocols during the current Covid wave.
Rose LemlichJanuary 22, 2022
Capitalists Only “Trust the Science” When It Suits Their Agenda
Trusting science should not mean trusting in the benevolence of the ruling class.
Olivia WoodJanuary 21, 2022
CUNY Rank-and-File Activists Fight for Safe Reopening
At the City University of New York (CUNY) tens of thousands of students are petitioning for more online classes, and in-person sections are getting canceled left and right due to low enrollment, leading dozens of part-time faculty to lose their jobs. Dissatisfied with the union leadership’s response, rank-and-file union members are taking matters into their own hands.
Left VoiceJanuary 21, 2022
Mine Workers in Peru Protest Over Covid-19 Infections
Faced with the inaction of the Ministry of Labor, mine workers in Peru staged a massive protest on Tuesday demanding that Anglo American mining company cover quarantine expenses for those infected with Covid-19 caused in the mining camps.
La Izquierda Diario PerúJanuary 19, 2022