3 April 2020 — Asia Times
In the Belt and Road framework, China is supplying much of the world including virus-hit Europe with medicine and healthcare items
3 April 2020 — Internationalist 360°
The Cuban Communist Party joined the international call for cooperation in the battle against the epidemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 50,000 people around the world. The text, signed by 230 political parties from more than 100 countries, recognizes that the Covid-19 has confronted us with the most pressing and serious challenge to human health and peaceful global development.
3 April 2020 — The Most Revolutionary Act
By Mareile Pfannebecker and J.A. Smith
Zed Books (2020)
In this book, authors Pfannebecker and Smith summarize the current anti-work movement and literature. In view of rapid displacement of blue and white collar workers by robots and computers, coupled with the offshoring of most manufacturing jobs, there are growing calls for an end to waged work altogether.
4 April 2020– Origin: WSWS
As Britain recorded its largest increase in deaths from coronavirus in a single day, 684, taking the grim toll to over 3,000, it is the elderly who are most at risk from the pandemic. While more than half of all hospital deaths in England were among those aged 80 and over, the number of those dying in care homes now exceeds 600.
3 April 2020– Origin: Climate & Capitalism
Essays by pioneering ecosocialist Joel Kovel argue that radical social change is the only way to prevent ecocatastrophe
Mike Shaughnessy is a member of Green Left, the ecosocialist current in the Green Party of England and Wales.
Quincy Saul, Editor
THE EMERGENCE OF ECOSOCIALISM
Collected Essays by Joel Kovel
2Leaf Press, 2019
reviewed by Mike Shaughnessy
London Green Left Blog