Socialist Demands for the COVID-19 Crisis

first_imgAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, the government’s response to the crisis has been criminally negligent, while capitalists would rather risk workers’ health than stop production for profit.As the ruling class shows itself to be incapable of addressing the crisis, how can we, as working class and oppressed people, organize to meet our needs? What demands can we put forward in response?Workers World Party proposes the following 10 demands – which are a work in progress based on the fluidity of the crisis – as an initial socialist response to COVID-19:Free healthcare for allNationalize the healthcare system under community control. Build emergency hospitalsFull pay, benefits and guaranteed income for allFood, housing, medical supplies, and utilities including internet for allSuspend rent, evictions, mortgages, utility shutoffs and ALL debtPrioritize resources for communities of color, migrants, LGBTQ2+ people, seniors, youth, people with disabilitiesEmpty prisons and detention centers. Shut down ICE. End racist attacksCommunity control. No cops. No military$2 Trillion to the workers, not the banksEnd U.S. wars, sanctions, and environmental destructionFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

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