Essential Work

Portside Snapshot - April 16, 2020

Essential Work


Stephanie Luce

Organizing Upgrade
Under capitalism, the only real essential work is that which makes a profit. How can we seize the moment to push for change in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic?

How China Broke the Chain of Infection


Vijay Prashad, Weiyan Zhu and Du Xiaojun

Independent Media Institute
As information about coronavirus emerged, the Chinese government and Chinese society began to organize an immense campaign against its spread.

Erich Fromm’s Marxist Sociology Forty Years Later


Kieran Durkin

Marxist Sociology Blog
Fromm was famous for this critique of consumer capitalism as well as for his penetrating studies of authoritarianism. He was a significantly influential figure on U.S. radical thought during the second half of the 20th Century.
 
 

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