COVID-19

The Guardian • COVID-19

Issue #1953

Beyond digital capitalism: new ways of living

Only a socialist publication could, in the midst of COVID-19, expose “for all to see the severe consequences of longstanding neoliberal state practices” and take on the challenge of capturing the significance of the pandemic and what it spoke to in terms of imagining, struggling for, and planning for, new ways of living.

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A delegation of Cuban doctors arrives in Angola on April 10 to help the African country fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Issue #1947

Success of Cuba’s fight against Coronavirus

On the 1st of January, 2021, Cuban revolution completed 62 years.

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Issue #1969

The [UK] PM is giving bosses, not workers, the right to “exercise judgement” on COVID safety

Boris Johnson is a gambler and lifting remaining COVID restrictions this month is a gamble with unpredictable consequences.

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Issue #1966

US intelligence community meddling in COVID-19’ origins echoes the tactics of Iraq war

At the end of May, US President Joe Biden ordered the intelligence community to “redouble” its efforts in the investigation of the origin of COVID-19 and report back to him in ninety days.

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Issue #1972

Study reveals shocking decline in life expectancy in the US

The United States life expectancy fell by more than a year, from 78.8 years to 77.3 years, during the first half of 2020.

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Issue #1961

Federal court upholds India travel ban

In a judgment handed down on the 10th May, the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) upheld the federal government’s India travel ban.

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Issue #1966

COVID-19 and child labour

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) reported that child labour has risen by over 8mil to 160mil children in the four years from 2016 to 2020.

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Issue #1953

Socialist and capitalist response to COVID-19 and vaccinations

Now more than ever is probably a good time to look at the difference in responses between socialist and capitalist countries

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Issue #1969

Cuba is not alone

The Communist Party of Australia recently sent a diplomatic delegation to Canberra.

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Issue #1949

Ever increasing precarity for public education amidst TAFE funding cuts and privatisation

The Federal Government continues to neglect public Vocational Education and Training, diminishing accessibility for many Australians.

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Issue #1965

ACTU calls on government to save lives and support a waiver on vaccine patents

Australia is just one of twelve countries stopping a waiver on patents for COVID-19 products which would allow developing countries to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

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Issue #1966

Industrial policy for Australia post COVID-19 webinar

This webinar proved to be a most interesting Q&A debate between Sarah Howe, chairing the session and Professor John McKay, Hon. Prof of the Faculty of the Arts and Education at Deakin University.

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Issue #1951

Communist Party of Greece, Joint Statement

A year has passed since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, which also acted as a catalyst for the deepening of the capitalist crisis ...

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Editorial Issue #1954

ACTU CALLS for GLOBAL SOLIDARITY ON PANDEMIC

The ACTU stated that “[t]he pandemic has highlighted the world’s stark social and health inequities".

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Issue #1950

Op-ed: the global class struggle post-pandemic

Over one year ago (30/1/2020), the World Health Organisation (WHO), declared that the outbreak of COVID-19 constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

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Issue #1967

WA police access COVID app

The WA government has butted heads with their police force over the police’s ability to access data from the state’s contact-tracing app, SafeWA.

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Issue #1957

Workers forced to pay for crisis

Australian government income support for the COVID19 crisis, JobKeeper and JobSeeker, has ceased and been revised from April despite ongoing hardships for workers in Australia relating to the pandemic.

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Editorial Issue #1958

JobKeeper used to profit the corporations, not help people

The purpose of JobKeeper should have been to help keep the working class employed during a once-in-a-century pandemic that devastated the global economy. However ...

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Issue #1972

Ideology before health

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the failures of capitalism and its neoliberal policies.

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Issue #1960

COVID-19

The pandemic is ravaging India with more than one million new cases every three days – a figure which is undoubtedly a gross underestimate.

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Issue #1970

How the “red rooster line” affects COVID-19 police response

Often referred to light-heartedly, the “Red Rooster line” highlights the class border separating two parts of the city – east and west Sydney – where...

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Issue #1963

Vaccine rollout disgrace!

The federal government’s vaccine rollout continues to be a disappointment.

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Issue #1972

The workers and the people first!

Incredibly, fifteen months after the first COVID-19 lockdown in Australia was declared, the Sydney outbreak of the Delta variant is now being called a national emergency by the NSW government.

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Issue #1969

Teachers demand Federal Government make their vaccinations a “priority”

The Australian Education Union (AEU) wants educators across the country to be considered higher up on the list for those to be inoculated against COVID-19.

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Issue #1970

Charities under threat from coalition’s legislation

Undisputedly, the pandemic has caused economic disruption, much to the chagrin of the Morrison government.

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Issue #1971

Bring back Jobkeeper!

Thousands of workers face a substantial loss of income with the extension of lockdowns in Victoria and NSW and a new one in South Australia.

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Issue #1965

COVID: It is a race!

As the Victorian state government continued to grapple with the more virulent Delta variant of COVID-19, the federal government failed to recognise the seriousness of the situation.

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Issue #1972

Call for urgent vaccinations for Sydney workers and an end to pandemic handouts to big business

The people of south-western and western Sydney need 24-hour vaccination hubs and pop-up vaccination centres as the Delta variant continues to pose a threat to...

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Issue #1970

HARD SHUT DOWN NOW!

The situation in NSW is extremely serious. The Delta strain is far more infectious and deadly than earlier strains. Almost ten per cent of those who tested positive have been hospitalised.

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Issue #1971

Vaccination the only way out

The delta strain of COVID-19 had spread to all states on the eastern seaboard and to South Australia and border closures are in place at the time of writing.

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Issue #1972

ATAGI not the problem, our prime minister is

With less than fifteen per cent fully vaccinated and less than twenty per cent only having their first dose, to say that the Morrison government’s vaccine rollout has been a disaster would be an understatement.

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Issue #1964

“THE INEQUALITY VIRUS”

“COVID-19 has been likened to an x-ray, revealing fractures in the fragile skeleton of the societies we have built.”

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Issue #1972

Major floods a timely reminder to humanity’s greatest threat

Recent major flooding across Germany, Belgium, and China, along with wildfires in Northern America have sharply brought back into focus the need for urgent united action on climate change.

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Issue #1968

Only solidarity can defeat COVID

Around the globe, COVID-19 in its various mutations continues to spread, with the health systems of many developing nations unable to cope and vaccines in short supply.

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Issue #1971

Aus gov’ts favour celebrity racist over citizens

Last week, Far-right British commentator Katie Hopkins had her visa cancelled and subsequently was deported from Australia.

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