Care facilities for the elderly have become a pandemic hotspot. One third of all the people in Germany who have died due to Covid-19 were residents of elderly care and nursing homes. The misconduct of individual facilities isn’t to blame – this disaster has structural causes.
INTERVIEW with Sarah Quadir of Workers against Sectarianism, at the forefront of anti-government protests in Tahrir Square (Baghdad). About the effects of the lockdown on the demonstrations and the experiences she has had as a feminist activist.
Many workers now have to choose between health and income. Or between poverty and illness. That’s ordinary blackmail, but apparently not even worth mentioning in this society.
All over the world we see struggles continuing or arising during the pandemic. This text by the Angry Workers looks at some of the material boundaries and confinements that struggles face and which are set by the peculiarities of national markets, the specific sectorial conditions or state interventions.
This interview was done by a feminist strike collective from Vienna, Austria. In Austria, more than 80,000 people work in 24-hour homecare, almost all of them are women. They mainly … Read More