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    Covid vaccines: Welcome developments but profiteering must be opposed

    The vaccine should be free to all on the basis of need, risk of exposure, and risk of serious illness, not on ability to pay. Keishia Taylor, Socialist Party (ISA Ireland) Ten months after the novel coronavirus erupted around the world, after 58 ...

    Capitalism and COVID-19: Why We Need a Planned Economy

    weak spots and vulnerabilities built into every joint in the capitalist system. Keely Mullen Socialist Alternative (ISA-the US) Capitalism is set up like a house of cards. Disjointed supply chains, competition for component parts, research a...

    Keynesianism and the crisis of capitalism

    Is the problem neoliberalism or capitalism? George Martin Fell Brown and Tony Gong, Socialist Alternative (ISA USA) The current economic crisis may have been triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, but its roots lie in a deeper crisis of capital...

    Capitalism rushes to re-open as pandemic grows

    The new blame game Bill Hopwood, Socialist Alternative (ISA Canada) Around the world, countries are lifting the restrictions that were introduced to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. People are being allowed to leave their homes, and workplaces, caf...

    Capitalism and the Chinese state

    How was capitalism restored in China? This article was first published in 2015 in the Greek magazine Marxist Thought. It is now published in English for the first time. Vincent Kolo In March, China’s ornamental ‘parliament’ the National People’s C...

    End of Second World War: Soviet flag raised over the Reichstag

    Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe Paddy   Meehan Socialist party (ISA in Northern Ireland) In the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown, the establishment are appealing to the ‘Blitz spirit’ and the sen...

    Rosa Luxemburg: Her revolutionary ideas

    January 15th marked the 101st anniversary of the murder of the outstanding revolutionary socialist leader, Rosa Luxemburg  Eleanor Crossey-Malone (ISA Ireland) This article, first published by Socialist Party Ireland, looks at her def...

    A New 1930s: Lessons for Workers and Socialists

    “The shock to the global economy from COVID-19 has been both faster and more severe than... even the Great Depression” Per-Åke Westerlund Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (ISA in Sweden) That comment by economist Nouriel Roubini on 24th March indicate...

    US: We Won’t Die for Wall Street

    This pandemic has laid bare how rotten and brutal capitalism is. It doesn’t have to be like this. By Calvin Priest, Socialist Alternative In recent weeks, the bankruptcy of global capitalism has been exposed to millions as its representatives have ...

    Socialists and the democratic struggle

    Socialists fight for all, even limited democratic advances, but explain the need to overthrow capitalism Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The following is a reprint from September 2010 of our reply to criticisms on social media from a sectar...

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    Economics: Modern Monetary Theory or Marxism?

    Socialists should be friendly and understanding of MMT’s appeal, but firm in pointing out its weakness as a bourgeois theory which does not recognize the limitations of the capitalist system itself.

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