coronavirus

The Muslims are immune

Puru Miah finds Trevor Philips’ appointment as adviser to Public Health England and his Times comments about Muslims and Covid-19 deeply objectionable

Seoul survivor

Glyn Ford on a South Korean success story

Mutual Aid groups and Covid-19: a grassroots demand for social insurance

Puru Miah sees the flowering of Mutual Aid groups as a signal for a new form of social insurance that includes a universal basic income

Why can’t Britain cope with Covid-19?

Bryn Jones finds a catalogue of short-term failures combined with the corrosive effects of neoliberal free-marketism and ten years of austerity underline the crisis

Nudging towards 400,000 deaths

David Hookes on the dangerous role of behavioural ‘science’ experts and the concept of ‘herd immunity’ in the Government response to the Covid-19 epidemic

Putting people’s health before profit

Paul Nowak explains how trade unions, in contrast to some business fat cats, have been at the forefront of pushing Government to take belated but necessary actions to protect us from the ravages of Covid-19. But there is more to do

A radical programme to get us through the crisis

The UK, in common with the rest of Europe, has swung sharply in the direction of state capitalism. Don Flynn argues that Labour has to push hard to ensure that full employment, a cooperative model for business and a strong voice for workers and communities becomes the direction of travel

Test, trace, isolate, treat and build solidarity

Mike Davis finds the government playing catch-up with its pronouncements in the face of a devastating virus

Could corona kill off global capitalism?

Bryn Jones sees parallels between the film Parasite and the destructive subversion of globalisation by Covid-19