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Ang Kapitalistang Pandemya at Sosyalistang Solusyon*

[*Halaw sa presentasyon ni Ka Sonny Melencio sa Webinar na The Capitalist Pandemic and Socialist Solution, noong May 16, 2020.] ANG PANGUNAHING ideya para sa presentasyong ito ay nagmula sa pagkakabasa ko ng isang artikulo na isinulat ni Simon Hannah, na pinamagatang “Coronavirus has given us two visions of the future,” nalathala sa Mutiny, isangContinue reading “Ang Kapitalistang Pandemya at Sosyalistang Solusyon*”

Transforming Our Infrastructure Systems to face Pandemics

By Reihana Mohideen In our response strategies to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are effectively undertaking a massive experiment where we disrupt our entire economy and how we work and live within it. This has implications for our health and infrastructure linked systems and social inclusion linkages. Better health is a measure of progress in diverse dimensionsContinue reading “Transforming Our Infrastructure Systems to face Pandemics”

VIETNAM, SOCIALISTS LEAD THE WAY IN COMBATTING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

By Merck Maguddayao The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has revealed the real character of capitalism, in both its authoritarian and liberal faces, as a system that sees the majority of humanity as both machines—rendering labour in exchange for starvation wages—and consumers of necessities, and fetishes, products of that labour. Unfortunately, this has been theContinue reading “VIETNAM, SOCIALISTS LEAD THE WAY IN COMBATTING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC”

Isang Sosyalistang Pahayag para sa Pilipinas Matapos ang COVID-19

A SOCIALIST MANIFESTO FOR A POST-COVID-19 PHILIPPINES Mayo 2020 The English Language version is available here https://www.facebook.com/notes/laban-ng-masa/a-socialist-manifesto-for-a-post-covid-19-philippines/1136252453402561/ Habang sinusubukang bawasan ng pamahalaan at ng pribadong sektor ang epekto ng pandemikong COVID-19 sa pamamagitan ng pag-institusyonalisa ng mga hakbanging pangkalusugan at panlipunang amelyorisasyon, nangingibabaw ang pag-aakalang kung huhupa na ang krisis, babalik din ang lahat saContinue reading “Isang Sosyalistang Pahayag para sa Pilipinas Matapos ang COVID-19”

The Capitalist Pandemic & Socialist Solution

Ang Kapitalistang Pandemya at Sosyalistang Solusyon Webinar video “Hindi kami maaaring bumalik sa normal, dahil normal ang tunay na problema.” “We can’t go back to normal, because normal was precisely the problem”.

Engels vs. Marx?: Two Hundred Years of Frederick Engels

by Paul Blackledge Reprinted from Monthly Review At the bicentenary of his birth, Frederick Engels’s reputation as an original thinker is, among Anglophone academics at least, at its nadir. The main reason for this unfortunate state of affairs is undoubtedly political. Despite the recent global economic crisis and associated increases in inequality that have tended toContinue reading “Engels vs. Marx?: Two Hundred Years of Frederick Engels”

Lenin, 150 years on

By Julian Coppens Reprinted from Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal April 27, 2020 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — For Stalinists and liberals, Vladimir Lenin has been useful both as a myth and as a scapegoat. For the former, a myth selectively cited and distorted to justify the terror of bureaucratic rule and the theoryContinue reading “Lenin, 150 years on”

THE MONSTER ENTERS

MIKE DAVIS Reprinted from New Left Review 122, March-April 2020 Coronavirus footnote1 is the old movie that we’ve been watching over and over again since Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone (1994)introduced us to the exterminating demon, born in a mysterious bat cave in Central Africa, known as Ebola. It was the first in a succession of new diseases eruptingContinue reading “THE MONSTER ENTERS”

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