The racist police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has ignited an unprecedented movement of protest within the US. It is crucial to understand why.
Latin America has become a new epicentre of the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Brazil, Ecuador and Peru seem to be seriously mishandling the public health crisis. Cuba and Venezuela are showing that it’s possible to contain the disease.
The UK government is trying to force people back to work while the UK death rate from coronavirus is one of the highest in the world.
This needs to be widely publicised by all those who are seeking to protect lives in this pandemic.
The US administration has embarked on a course certain to unleash mass deaths domestically and turn the country into the global centre of the pandemic. Its citizens will decide if they accept this course later this year. But the bigger question is whether it will be permitted to infect the entire world.
Health workers and campaigners have achieved a rapid-fire succession of victories against this government’s reactionary policies against migrant workers. These gains should be celebrated and widely popularised.
The Tory government’s criminal plan to end the partial lockdown in the UK at a time when the coronavirus pandemic continues to kill of hundreds of people every day is facing mass resistance.