SWP candidate in Calif. backs nurses’ protests for safety gear

Vol. 84/No. 13 - April 6, 2020
March 24 protest at Richmond, California, Kaiser Permanente, demanding immediate action to get needed protective gear. Nurses protested at other Kaiser hospitals earlier in the week.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Holding signs reading, “PROTECT NURSES, PATIENTS, PUBLIC HEALTH,” nurses protested outside more than a half-dozen Kaiser Permanente-owned hospitals in northern California March 19. They demanded immediate action to end the scarcity of N95 masks and other gear…

‘Only working class can protect humanity’

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

No capitalist government on earth, including Washington, has made the preparations necessary to deal effectively with the spread of coronavirus. The capitalist class — and the parties and governments that protect their class rule and their “right” to wrest profits…