SARS-CoV-2 or COVID19, now declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has begun to wreak havoc in large parts of the world, with other parts waiting in anticipation. We are in a real struggle, which needs total mobilisation; a struggle that needs to put life before profit. We will only win this struggle – as China has already done – if are people are united and disciplined, if governments earn our respect by their actions, and if we ...

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Even in the wake of austerity measures that have eaten away at workers’ rights for medical staff, these heroes work beyond exhaustion to stem the tide against the virus. In this mutilated world, those who hold us together by the bonds of love and fellowship are our heroes, marvellous people ...
In the times that we live in – in which far too many people are faced with hunger, deprivation and suffering – radical hope flourishes and emancipatory ideas, forged in the vortex of struggle, take on a certain brightness. In our world, civility is not just a matter of attitude; ...
On 8 March 1917, a hundred women in the textile factories in Petrograd decided to go on strike. Before long, around 200,000 workers – led by the women – marched through the streets. This strike set in motion a cascade of protests which eventually broke the Tsarist state and inaugurated ...
This dossier offers a sparkling introduction to Fanon’s life and work, stressing the contemporary political traction of his radical humanism, and noting that his work carries an ‘irrepressible openness to the universal’ and an axiomatic commitment to ‘recognize the open door of every consciousness’. It examines, in particular, Fanon’s contribution ...
Marx and Engels lay out a provisional ten-point plan that should make sense to any decent person. This list was drafted in 1848, and yet it seems not only contemporary but necessary. It opens with the demand to abolish the idea of private property in land – a demand that ...
Scientists are wrong’, the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano said with a warm smile on his face. ‘Human beings are not made of atoms; they are made of stories’. It is why we want to sing and draw, tell each other about our lives and our hopes, talk about the wonders ...