If We Die of Monkeypox, Leave Our Bodies on the Steps of the WHO
On July 23, 2022, the WHO declared monkeypox a global public health emergency, but access to testing and vaccination is still limited. The struggle to fight the spread of monkeypox is inextricably linked to the fight against homophobia, racism, and imperialism.
K.S. MehtaJuly 31, 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
Ending the Pandemic Is Not an “Individual Responsibility”
The Biden administration’s “individual responsibility” directive to “get vaccinated and boosted” is failing. The focus on vaccination only, rather than systemic solutions, is a ruling-class tactic to deflect blame away from bourgeois politicians and the capitalist system that continually places profit over lives.
Mike PappasDecember 28, 2021
“We Could Vaccinate The World In Six Months”: End Medical Imperialism Now!
A recently released report identifies more than 100 companies worldwide that could begin manufacturing vaccines immediately. Vaccine imperialism needs to end, and the profit-driven medical system should die with it.
B.C. DaurelleDecember 26, 2021
France’s Discussion of Autonomy for Guadeloupe and Martinique Is an Imperialist Maneuver
The French government says it’s ready to talk about autonomy for Guadeloupe and Martinique, its Caribbean territories. That’s all about trying to calm the crisis in the West Indies and, at the same time, divide the movement.
Philippe AlcoyDecember 4, 2021
Pfizer Isn’t Your Friend
Competition between vaccine manufacturers isn’t some cutesy rivalry to win hearts and minds. It’s a brutal economic war to carve up markets and maximize profits, in which millions of unnecessary deaths are regarded as inevitable collateral damage.
Luca TavanSeptember 15, 2021
Vaccination Effectiveness and the Fight against the Health Pass in France
As French rail worker and Trotskyist presidential candidate Anasse Kazib writes, the effectiveness and safety of the Covid-19 vaccines, compared to the risk of the virus, is undeniable. But the French government’s health pass is a profound anti-social assault on freedom that the rulers are using in lieu of a genuine strategy to ensure people’s health.
Anasse KazibAugust 14, 2021
Pandemic Profiteers: Pfizer Profits Exceed $10 Billion in Six Months
Pfizer has announced record profits as a result of vaccine sales. While the world is in crisis, pharmaceutical companies are raking in billions of dollars from advance contracts and by preventing the release of patents.
Juan Andrés GallardoAugust 1, 2021
The Global South is Dying and There is Blood on Joe Biden’s Hands
Joe Biden has announced that he is in favor of waiving coronavirus vaccine patents, but this is not enough. Patents must be completely abolished to expand vaccine production and distribution to send critical supplies to the Global South.
Tatiana CozzarelliMay 7, 2021