The 1% and the 99%

It would be nice to believe that the 1% have become so irrelevant that all we, the 99% have to do is give them a one way ticket to one of their tax havens and all would be well. The issue, as ever that we face is, whether the 99% will consciously choose and organise an alternative future. Our culture is so used to opposition and protest, that running things for ourselves and taking responsibility for the government of the country from neighbourhood to national ministries is going to be a new and profound challenge. But it is precisely the one we have to take. It is a democratic choice of rule by the majority.

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Trump has said if they manages to keep the death toll to 100,000, they’d be doing a “very good job.” Instead of protecting US citizens, his administration launches a campaign of misinformation & anti-China conspiracy theories blaming China for Covid19.
https://thegrayzone.com/2020/04/01/us-conspiracy-theory-on-china-coronavirus-trump/#more-22821

Economically speaking we would expect food prices to go up Overall social cost of production is higher since the social wage has necessarily gone up Millions of workers are not working & yet, strangely for capitalism they are paid, albeit less than before
https://theworker.org.uk/

Shut the Sites! call for building sites to close, so that building workers do not become infected by COVID 19. Construction magnates have too much influence over the government.
Penalties set by large corporations for late completion, must be banned
https://www.union-news.co.uk/coronavirus-will-spread-like-wildfire-workers-calls-for-construction-sites-to-be-shut/

We are living in difficult times, being encouraged to socially distance ourselves. It is essential that our union organisation remains intact. Indeed, in this environment our collective organisations are not only needed but should be made to thrive. https://digital.tuc.org.uk/working-remotely-for-trade-unions/

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