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Posted on 29 April 2020 at 21:48 GMT

May Day 2020: Covid-19 pandemic exposes capitalist barbarism and the need for global socialism

Click here to go to a CWI (Committee for a Workers' International) May Day 2020 statement, posted on socialistworld.net, the CWI's website.

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