Transform : A Journal of the Radical Left #8 July 2020



Journal of the radical left which seeks to help provide a theoretical basis to advance the left in this new political context. It is informed by Marxism and also welcomes the contribution of other progressive political currents such as feminism and environmentalism. It seeks to theorise and critically analyse:

  • The nature of the period and the character and composition of the key political and economic forces and factors
  • The means and methods of political struggle and the organisation of working class and progressive forces to defeat the far right
  • Left alternatives to capitalism and strategies for left political advance
  • Working class unity and the politics of alliance building

Transform will work in solidarity with the transform! network of 29 European organizations from 20 countries, active in the field of political education and critical scientific analysis. transform! is the political foundation of the European Left Party. “Overcoming war, dominance of capital, social injustice, patriarchy, imperial rule and militarism as well as racism, working towards the establishment of an association in which the uninhibited development of each and every person is condition for the uninhibited development of all shall represent the highest goals of this undertaking. The equality of all people and their solidarity represent the most important values transform! is based on.”

Coronavirus Expanded Special Issue – 228 pages

Editorial: Solidarity with the Uprising  Michael Wongsam

No Going Back: the pandemic theses  Andrew Burgin

Venezuela: fighting Coronavirus and US aggression  Francisco Dominguez

South Africa: the coming storm in health and state  David Hemson

Value  Joy Johnson

Greece in the time of the coronavirus  Dimitris Karellas and Stamatis Vardaros

Race, Class and Covid-19 – Not an equal opportunities contagion  Harshad Keval

The Virus Hits an Ill-Prepared Europe Roberto Musacchio

A public inquiry on the UK government coronavirus response is necessary and urgent  Laura Parker and Andrea Pisauro

How to tackle the next big crisis: climate breakdown?  Ann Pettifor

Facing the COVID-19 Crisis in Poland  Gavin Rae

Lives or livelihoods?  Michael Roberts

If you try to cheat reality expect catastrophe – the difference in China’s and US’ responses to coronavirus  John Ross

The natural world and Covid-19  Allan Todd

From aeroplane wings to ventilator parts  Hilary Wainwright

Reorganise the whole economy to fight the virus  Tom Walker

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