Covid-19, the rise of new zoonotic* diseases, and the capitalist disaster
Saturday 23rd May at 9 a.m. Pacific Time
[* Zoonotic = diseases transmitted from other species to humans]
The Covid-19 pandemic is just one of several new zoonotic diseases. These are a consequence of the clash between capitalist development and the natural world, specifically due to habitat loss and industrial farming. Previous capitalist crises – wars, economic or political crises – arose from the laws of motion of capitalism itself. This one is different and signals the opening of a new and dangerous era in world history. In previous new eras, such as at the dawn of the 20th century, the world working class was caught unprepared. What steps can be taken now to deal with this crisis and this new era? In the USA, far-right conspiracy theories about Covid-19 are starting to win some support. It’s necessary to have a world view to combat these theories.
You are invited to attend a zoom conference hosted by the Workers International Network (WIN) to participate in this discussion, introduced by John Reimann, a WIN supporter and administrator of the blog www.oaklandsocialist.com.
If you are interested, contact oaklandsocialist for details. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please note: if you are interested in a discussion on the underlying causes of this pandemic and what it says about the new world historic era, see the announcement of this zoom meeting.