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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 23.

It may not yet be absolutely clear to most people that the present mode of production based upon capitalism is structurally falling apart. Even as it re–opens, its socio-economic foundations are continuing to crack and disintegrate. The current situation facing … Continue reading

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SELF-PROTECTING COMMUNITIES!

Hawzhin Azeez, writes: “In Rojava, Asayish (Internal Security Forces) and HPC (Civil Defense Forces) forces work together in a symbiotic relationship to provide safety and security to the community.” “The Asayish work as traffic controllers, arrest criminals, protect victims of … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 22.

Youth and Covid-19. The incredible unity and diversity of young people in the May and June 2020 George Floyd demonstrations around the world protesting police violence are to be welcomed in spite of the risks to life posed by Covid-19. … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 21.

Toxic masculinity during lock-down. The Covid-19 Pandemic has starkly exposed three of the most fundamental contradictions within the capitalist mode of production. They are contradictions which are ripping apart the already tattered fabric of capitalist socio-economic relations. First, the suspension … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 20

The killing of yet another Afro-American citizen of the USA, George Floyd, on May 25th, has once again revealed that alongside the Covid-19 biological virus pandemic, there run much older intellectual viruses of prejudice. Intellectual as well as biological viruses … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 19.

To mask or not to mask? The surgical mask became one of the visible signals outside of China announcing the emergence of the virus we now know as Covid-19. As more countries recommend the wearing of these basic masks in … Continue reading

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A COVID-19 LOCK DOWN POEM.

‘CONTRASTS’ So many people suffering While others have a ball It’s very obvious just now The unfairness of it all: Some are desperate for food With no money coming in, While others have a long paid break With time to … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 18.

Of three important questions concerning the current pandemic of Covid-19 two have attracted little attention and one has received a great deal. They are 1) Where on the planet did this latest Zoonotic virus come from? 2) How did it … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 17.

Class conflict over the present lock-down. The recent media reports of conflict between those who wish to end lock-down asap and those who wish to delay it, has been framed within the dominant dualistic and liberal viewpoint. It has been … Continue reading

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CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC – 16.

The limits of nature. The 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic has been another demonstration that the natural world has limits and that not every limit can be definitively overcome. However, this microscopic life-form has not ‘caused‘ the crisis. It merely placed a … Continue reading

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