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From The Socialist newspaper, 18 March 2020
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The coronavirus is triggering a serious capitalist crisis. Millions of people are worrying about the prospects for their health, jobs and security.
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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal
The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
- Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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In The Socialist 18 March 2020:
Workplace news and analysis
Stop Press: postal workers deliver massive strike vote and offer to become additional 'emergency service'
East London bin workers strike to get back unpaid holiday pay
Determined St Mungo's homelessness workers strike for three days
International socialist news and analysis
French local elections: CWI candidate elected
New pamphlet: constituent assemblies and the revolutionary programme
South Africa: 60 years marking the Sharpeville Massacre
Coronavirus: workers must not pay the price!
Capitalist crisis and corona: Johnson's budget for the bosses
Coronavirus - a workers charter 2020
Coronavirus: socialist planning, not capitalist chaos!
Coronavirus housing emergency - suspend rent and mortgage payments, seize empty homes
PCS union demands better deal for benefits claimants
Councils must break austerity rules
Action needed to protect shop workers and access to essential goods
Coronavirus hospital worker: amazing response from staff - but worst still to come
'Health not profit' strike wave sweeps Italy
United States: private healthcare exposed as Trump throws money at markets
Workers at Lewisham coronavirus hospital walk out after not being paid
Coronavirus - waste processing employers putting us at risk
Bexley bin workers strike over lack of hand sanitiser
Going viral: socialist letters and comments on the coronavirus crisis
Under the microscope: socialist coronavirus news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
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Stop gentrification of Lea Bridge
Tory student plot defeated at Cardiff uni
Nottingham uni occupation ends
Socialist Students speaking tour
Selling the Socialist
TV: Noughts and Crosses
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