When conspiracy theorists try to boil power relations down to one or two individuals who control daily events, Marxists instead point to the economic structure which produces these roles and how they function in a class dynamic which allows political control to be maintained. With power over the process of wealth accumulation via the exploitation of labour playing a key part in how this is achieved. This is contrasted with the rather story-like narrative that conspiracies tend to weave. The convenience that conspiracy theorists enjoy is in not having to engage in a radical critique of society but instead to use an almost atavistic fear to whip the public into a frenzy.
The Republic of Ireland has the highest student contribution fee in the EU, with our peers in the North paying even more. #WhatAmIPayingFor
The Irish government is tied at the hip to the interests of the rich making an effective people-oriented attack on the virus impossible.
‘We’ve had our pubs, gigs & festivals taken from us. We’re like the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto being told to hop on the train to Auschwitz’
Soția lui, Mirela, internată tot din cauza COVID-19 a spus “Nu știu cum voi trăi fără el”. Dorel Giurcă, în vârstă de 53 de ani, a murit din cauza COVID-19 pe 8 mai. Câștiga 10.80 euro pe oră ca om de serviciu în spitalul St James din Dublin.
Cold sweats, mental breakdowns and social isolation. The points race is an outdated concept based around a carefully designed high stress environment,, but the government’s COVID-19 plan is guaranteed to fail students on an unprecedented scale.
Some are calling the crisis a ‘cleanse’ of the planet, that because it disproportionately affects older people, it’s the Earth’s revenge against ‘boomers’ and that humanity really needed to ‘check itself’ or let the planet breathe.
Now more than ever, a communist response is needed – one that will transcend the false dichotomy of economic stability vs. human life and protect workers’ livelihoods while defeating the virus.
Ireland is internationally labeled as a corporate tax haven. Apple owes the 26 county state 13bn. These profits have been made by these tax breaks and now it’s the Irish people who again have to pick up the pieces as they fire their workers at the first opportunity.