The Corporate Food System Is Making the Coronavirus Crisis Worse

By Walden Bello, April 22, 2020 Reprinted from Foreign Policy In Focus The global food system has been very much front and center in the COVID-19 story. Everyone, of course, is aware that hunger is closely tracking the virus as its wreaks havoc in both the global North and global South. Indeed, one can say that, unlikeContinue reading “The Corporate Food System Is Making the Coronavirus Crisis Worse”

Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino, Philippines, Press Release

Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino PRESS RELEASEApril 29 2020 Nationally-coordinated, decentralized, community-wide noise barrage on Labor Day:“Kaldero at sikmurang walang laman”from poor communities to cyberspace Various groups, initiated by the Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), held an online press conference today to announce its plans for a nationwide coordinated community-wide noise barrage on Labor Day. TheContinue reading “Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino, Philippines, Press Release”

Workers of the World Unite! South African Federation of Trade Union’s (SAFTU) May Day 2020 message

The South African Federation of Trade Unions joins the workers of the world in celebrating May Day, when we all come together in solidarity to demand an end to exploitation, poverty, hunger and inequality. Today is the day the world working class celebrate their victories against the brutalities of the world profit mongers and theirContinue reading “Workers of the World Unite! South African Federation of Trade Union’s (SAFTU) May Day 2020 message”

MAY DAY MANIFESTO 2020 — CONGRESS OF INDIAN TRADE UNIONS (CITU)

On this Day of International Working Class Solidarity, May Day 2020, In the midst of the Corona virus pandemic – One of the worst tragedies that struck humanity in a century, Leading to an impending economic crisis predicted to be the worst since the World War II, CITU Expresses its heartfelt gratitude and class prideContinue reading “MAY DAY MANIFESTO 2020 — CONGRESS OF INDIAN TRADE UNIONS (CITU)”

Joint Statement for May Day 2020

1st May 2020Build a better future for the working people in times of multiple crises (This statement is prepared by Left parties and labour organisations in the Southeast Asia, and endorsed by groups from within and outside the region.) In recent months, the world has been severely affected and paralyzed by the spread of theContinue reading “Joint Statement for May Day 2020”

The post-pandemic slump

By Michael Roberts Reprinted from “Michael Roberts Blog blogging from a Marxist economist” https://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2020/04/13/the-post-pandemic-slump/ The coronavirus pandemic marks the end of longest US economic expansion on record, and it will feature sharpest economic contraction since WWII. The global economy was facing the worst collapse since the second world war as coronavirus began to strike inContinue reading “The post-pandemic slump”

LABOR WEBINAR SERIES SESSION 1: CAMP AT TUPAD

Organized by Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP, Philippines) Dahil umatras si ASEC Dominique Rubia-Tutay sa pagiging guest, ang guest speakers sa session natin ngayon ay si Atty. Luke Espiritu, BMP President at Labor Representative ng National Tripartite Executive Council ng DOLE, at si Ka Leody De Guzman, Chairman ng BMP at Spokesperson ng PAGGAWA.

Online Forum “Covid19 & The Global South”

Speakers were Dr. Reihana Mohideen from the Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM, Phillipines); Dr. Kumar Jeyakumar, the ‘red’ medical doctor, Malaysian Socialist Party (PSM); Kavita Krishnan, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI-ML) and All India Progressive Women’s Association, and Dr. Hawzhin Azeez is a Kurdish academic and feminist who specializes in gender and MiddleContinue reading “Online Forum “Covid19 & The Global South””

Webinar on “The Coming Global Recession: Building and Internationalist Response”

Panellists included: – Professor Jayati Ghosh, award-winning economist Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Author of India and the International Economy (2015) and co-editor of Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development, 2018. – Quinn Slobodian, associate professor of history, Wellesley College. Author of Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (2018) – WaldenContinue reading “Webinar on “The Coming Global Recession: Building and Internationalist Response””

Aeroplanes and COVID-19: Another contradiction of global capitalism

By Hans A Baer April 16, 2020 Reprinted from Green Left Weekly While a growing number of critical scholars acknowledge that global capitalism constitutes the overarching driver of anthropogenic climate change, one of the smaller elephants in the room has been the aviation industry. The number of aeroplane flights worldwide has been growing — atContinue reading “Aeroplanes and COVID-19: Another contradiction of global capitalism”