On average, we touch our faces 23 times an hour. In part 1, Phil Shannon summarises the overwhelming evidence that shows face masks don’t protect and points out the multiple ways in which they harm.
Dave B revisits James Burnham’s 1940s theory of a ‘managerial revolution’ as a context for what is happening now.
The final contribution we are publishing from the event last month is a set of critical observations by Simon Elmer, who was unable to attend.
From 18 September: Robin Monotti discusses capitalism’s need for ever-expanding markets, the turn to the human body as a new market and the militarization of supply chains which may be coming.
From 18 September: Dr Jenny Goodman explains why the vaccine is a socialist issue and how our health has been under attack by capitalism for many decades.
Roberto Strongman from the Department of Black Studies at the University of California retells the story of Escrava Anastácia to explore the links between masks, muzzles, slavery and resistance.
Bert Olivier exposes the changing narrative of the virus’s origins, explains PCR testing’s ineffectiveness and cites the doctors and scientists calling for bravery in refusing the Covid vaccine.
Addison Reeves argues that progressivist ideology, a direct descendant of imperialism, explains why much of the left has dumped freedom of speech and movement, bodily autonomy and economic justice.
We need a serious socialist analysis of what is going on. Yet the left has all but collapsed. Mike Haynes takes us on his journey in 14 basic points.
Broach the forbidden topic of lockdowns and up comes the impenetrable wall of silence – to protect against the Palestine of a harmless, amiable confab on the demerits of our own degradation, and help crush the virus of self-determination.