Life expectancy for people in the US dropped by one-and-a-half years from 2019 to 2020 and for Black and Latino people by three years. More than 3.3 million people in the US died in 2020, the most ever in US history.
The rise in unemployment, the attack on pay and conditions represent a qualitative sharpening of the ruling class offensive that began in the 1980s. The latest policies are not an aberration, mysteriously afflicting all the major capitalist powers simultaneously. They are a deepening of previous attacks.
In this video leading Indian Marxist Vijay Prashad explains what the difference between socialist China and capitalist India really means for 2.8 billion people. It is a literal life and death issue.
Why has the response to COVID-19 been so much more thorough and successful in China than in the capitalist West?
The following article by Michael Burke, examining how imperialism has developed since 1916, originally appeared on the Socialist Economic Bulletin website.
A new situation requires a new analysis, and each new factor in the situation requires a specific and concrete analysis, placing it and its weight correctly in the overall situation.
By Paul Lewis
There can be few more compelling pieces of evidence of capitalism’s redundancy as a vehicle for human progress than the news that levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rose above four hundred parts per million (ppm) for the first time in human history last week.