1260

In this episode of Lockdown: Coronavirus, Capitalism and Solidarity we take a look at the potential medical catastrophe Australia's detention system is leading to and how the refugee rights campaign is finding ways of showing solidarity.

While the JobKeeker allowance is significant, the package has a number of major weaknesses, writes Lisbeth Latham.

Phil Shannon reviews Oxford University historian Marc Mulholland's book about the 19th century French Republican and communist revolutionary Emmanuel Barthélemy.

The federal government’s JobKeeper package will be a relief for about 6 million workers, but more than a million workers will be left to fend for themselves, writes Jim McIlroy.

Michael Bull reveals JobKeeper as a thinly disguised handout to businesses, and argues we need an assistance package that directly supports workers.

More than 60 vehicles joined a car convoy on April 9 to demand the federal government give all workers a living wage as part of its COVID-19 stimulus package, report Rachel Evans and Jim McIlroy.

With protesting suspended, the refugee movement is exploring new ways to express solidarity with those left in precarious situations in their continuing detention hell, writes Zebedee Parkes.

The US military’s decision to move thousands of sailors from the stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt onto Guam has angered indigenous Chamoru people, reports Nic Maclellan.

It is one more mind-boggling tragedy, in a world full of them, that COVID-19 can claim John Prine and yet Donald Trump is still alive, writes Carlo Sands.

Key to Venezuela's success to date in quashing the coronavirus have been the existing community organisations that permeate Venezuelan society. To get a sense of how the local communities are coping with the pandemic, Green Left’s Federico Fuentes spoke to Altos de Lidice Commune spokesperson Gsus Garcia.

Pages

Subscribe to 1260