If capitalism could be said to have a motto, “profits before people” would be it. The banks, the corporations, and profits are sacrosanct, and people are expendable.
This has been clear from the response of the Canadian and provincial governments to the COVID-19 crisis over the past two weeks. While big business are given handouts, millions of workers have to deal with mass layoffs, inadequate protections, and a health care system that is overstretched due to decades of cuts.
The capitalists have proven incapable of dealing with this crisis. Watch Fightback editor Alex Grant discuss why it is vital that working class people organize to fight both against COVID-19 and against capitalism.