International May Day 2020

Governments worldwide respond to COVID-19 by saving profits, not lives

By Joseph Kishore—SEP candidate for US president, 12 May 2020

The ruling elite’s efforts to enforce a return to work—and impose a massive restructuring of class relations to pay for the bailout of Wall Street—will encounter enormous opposition from the working class.

Mexican workers, COVID-19 and the fight against the back-to-work campaign

By Andrea Lobo, 11 May 2020

Thousands of workers at manufacturing plants across Mexico, called maquiladoras, have struck to force the closing of nonessential plants and to demand protective equipment at essential plants.

Canada’s callous and calamitous response to COVID-19

By Keith Jones, 11 May 2020

Canada was entirely unprepared for the pandemic, with the “health” of the financial markets regarded as far more important than that of the health care system.

The COVID-19 pandemic and global imperialist war

By Bill Van Auken, 9 May 2020

For all of the vapid talk about us all being in it together, the US ruling class views the pandemic as an instrument of war.

Brazilian workers reject demands to choose between COVID-19 and starvation

By Tomas Castanheira, 9 May 2020

Brazil is rapidly emerging as the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, as workers engage in wildcat strikes and protests around the country and beyond.