Category Archives: Poverty

WEBCAST: The Exploitation and Resistance of Migrant Workers

Thursday, July 2   7 p.m. eastern time:  The Exploitation and Resistance of Migrant Workers   Host: Jeremiah Carag, with panelists Gabriel Allahdua and Pauline Corpuz.

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People die – and the rich get richer

Amazon’s growing wealth and power during COVID-19

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People die – and the rich get richer

by Omar A. Sulaiman

COVID-19 has had many huge detrimental effects on society. Hospitals are overcrowded, businesses are shutting down, and thousands are dying. According to Statistics Canada, over three million Canadians have lost their jobs. In the United States, workers have lost 38.5 million jobs since March (at this writing). The COVID-19 crisis has driven unemployment rates not seen since the 1930s Great Depression. But the crisis is not affecting everyone in the same way.

As millions of working class households lose income, the world’s billionaire class gets richer. According to Inequality.org, American billionaires have seen a collective wealth increase of $434 billion, up by 15%. The wealth of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, increased by $34.6 billion, bringing his total net worth to 147.6 billion USD. Fellow

billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have seen their wealth increase by $25.3 billion and $11.8 billion, respectively.

Why is it that – as the world’s workers struggle to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic—the obscenely rich just keep getting richer?

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WEBCAST: SOCIALISM 2020

WEBCAST – Socialism 2020, an international education conference online Saturday, June 6, with sessions at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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4 p.m. Capitalism is the Virus – pandemic, climate change, economic ruin and authoritarianism,

France – Aurelien Gavois, a leading member of Anticapitaliste et Revolution, Nouveau Parti Anti-capitaliste in France.

Italy – Michela Guardigli, member, National Women’s Commission, Communist Workers’ Party (PCL), Italy.

USA – Lisa Luinenberg, Political Committee, SA-USA.

Canada – Daniel Tarade, SA-Canada member and science doctoral student at University of Toronto.

6:30 p.m. System in Crisis – A Working Class Vision for the Future,

Emily Steers, Socialist Action Canada activist, and Public Service Alliance, Local 902 member.

Jeff Mackler, SA-USA candidate for President.

Yves Engler, author, activist and leading critic of Canada’s foreign policy.

John Clarke, founding member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.

 

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WEBCAST- Keep Your Rent: Tenants’ Rights in the Age of COVID-19

 

Live broadcast starts Thursday, May 21, 7 p.m.  with Rob McBean, Peter D’Gama and Euridice Baumgarten, and Ellen Ramsay in Vancouver.

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WEBCAST – COVID-19: Capitalism is the Virus

Webcast COVID-19:  Capitalism is the Virus — Thursday, May 14, 7 p.m. with Robbie Mahood in Montreal, Daniel Tarade in Toronto and Tom Baker in Hamilton.

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