The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has provoked a severe economic and social crisis. The stock markets have plummeted, panicked people are bulk-buying supplies, and governments are scrambling to respond. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has bluntly informed the population: "your loved ones will die."
The virus is not the cause but merely the trigger for a calamity prepared in the last period of austerity and crisis. This pandemic is exposing the rottenness of the capitalist system worldwide and is preparing the way for a furious backlash from the masses, as Fred will explain.
Material on the coronavirus crisis:
Our recent statement: https://www.marxist.com/coronavirus-pandemic-opens-a-new-stage-in-world-history.htm
Video by Hamid Alizadeh, IDoM editor: https://www.marxist.com/video-coronavirus-contagion-and-crisis.htm
Analysis of economic crisis: http://www.marxist.com/capitalist-system-in-meltdown.htm
British statement: http://www.marxist.com/britain-coronavirus-crisis-make-the-bosses-pay.htm