Tuesday, April 28
5:00 – 7:00pm

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What is the socialist response to the COVID-19 pandemic?


Description: The COVID-19 coronavirus confronts mankind with not only a scientific-medical problem, but also a political and social challenge. The response of the ruling classes to the coronavirus pandemic reveals that its interests are incompatible with human progress and the very survival of mankind.

From Trump to Newsom, the ruling class is preparing for a premature return to work which will lead to countless thousands of deaths. In its failure to prepare for the pandemic, its chaotic and disorganized response to the coronavirus once the outbreak began, its subordination of every social need to its own economic interests, its nationally-grounded sabotage of all possibility of a unified global response to the disease, and its open justification of the reactionary program of social euthanasia and "herd immunity," the ruling class is demonstrating the necessity of socialism.

Facilitator bio: Candidate for vice president of the United States. Member of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE). Norissa has written extensively on the issues faced by health care workers and educators at UC and beyond, as well as the bipartisan attacks on immigrants and refugees.




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