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Coronavirus and the Healthcare Crisis: Our Lives Are Worth More than Their Profits!

The global economic and public health crisis opened by the coronavirus pandemic requires radical solutions. This is a statement by the Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth International (TF-FI) on the implications of the world situation and the response required to protect the lives of those most affected by the crisis.

U.S. Capitalism Confronts Coronavirus — For the Wealthy

As the spread of the coronavirus roils the stock market and upends the social and economic lives of working people in the United States, the federal government is stepping in to address the crisis. But in whose interests?

Scott Cooper

March 14, 2020

Italian Factory Workers Go on Strike for Coronavirus Protections

As coronavirus rips through Italy, the country remains on lockdown and most businesses are closed. Yet many of Italy’s factories remain open, putting millions of workers at risk. Workers are going on strike around the country to stand up against these dangerous working conditions.

Diego Lotito

March 13, 2020

Broadway Is Closed: What Does That Mean For Gig Workers?

Left Voice spoke to Chandler Black, a building manager for a NYC theatre, about the impact that the closing of Broadway (and Off-Broadway) theaters has had on gig economy workers.

Chandler Black

March 13, 2020

The Virus & the Working Class

The following article was originally published on economist Jack Rasmus’ blog. It discusses the implications of the coronavirus crisis for the working class and what an alternative response could look like.

Jack Rasmus

March 13, 2020

A Call for Submissions: Capitalism Will Not Heal the Pandemic

We are calling for submissions about the COVID-19 crisis that address the struggles of the working class and oppressed. Send us your stories, your experiences, and your anger at [email protected]

Left Voice

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus Takes Toll on China’s Poor

Living under a largely privatized health care system, a repressive regime, and rampant inequalities, China’s workers, peasants, and popular classes are now facing both the coronavirus and state repression.

Philippe Alcoy

February 7, 2020