Brazil’s far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro is pushing Latin America’s largest nation to the brink of catastrophe. His inaction and outright denial of the real threat that the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic presents is risking the premature and unnecessary death of hundreds of thousands of people.
All anti-racists have a duty to stand up to the vile racism we have seen in response to Covid-19 and campaign for the government to adopt an approach that saves the maximum number of lives, not put hundreds of thousands of people at risk.
The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in a number of countries in Latin America – posing a threat to the lives of millions of people across the continent. In this life and death situation the people of Latin America need solidarity and assistance.
As we mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the Saudi-led war on Yemen, the new threat of Covid-19 awaits the country. The strength of the Saudi imposed siege has delayed its arrival. But its arrival is inevitable.
Why has the response to COVID-19 been so much more thorough and successful in China than in the capitalist West?
The Coronavirus Bill has had little public political discussion. It is being rushed through parliament today (23rd March). Its provisions reflect the scale of the impact of Covid-19: an impact which will be all the greater the longer the lessons of countries which have contained the virus are not learned (particularly China). Instead of containing the virus government’s lack of appropriate action is allowing it to spread.