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Ang Virus ay Hindi Buhay, Samakatuwid Hindi Mapapatay

A pamphlet on the current COVID-19 pandemic, translated by an anarchist in the Philippines.

Workers Launch Wave of Wildcat Strikes As Trump Pushes for ‘Return to Work’ Amidst Exploding Coronavirus

A report on the spread of wildcat strikes in response to the coronavirus in the US. This article was first published by It's Going Down.

Staying Healthy, Staying Connected: COVID-19 info for prisoners

A zine created by Blue Ridge Anarchist Black Cross with information for prisoners about the coronavirus outbreak. Primarily in English with some Spanish sections, and designed for North Carolina inmates although most of the information will be applicable elsewhere.

Lifting the Mask of Capitalist Disaster: The Coronavirus Response

From official disregard and denial to mismanaged response, each day the COVID-19 crisis brings into ever sharpening clarity the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of the ruling class. This article was first published by Black Rose Anarchist Federation.

Keep 'Em Clean: Hands, Please!

A DIY guide to making hand-sanitizer, cleansing wipes, and keeping your hands clean. This resource was previously posted to It's Going Down.

Safety Practices for Mutual Aid Food & Supply Distribution

A quick compilation of some resources accessible online to support mutual aid-based projects providing services for their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This zine was originally posted at It's Going Down.

An Anarchist Response to Ebola: Visions and Questions

ADYE, a free self-organised healthcare clinic in Exarchia

Anarchists are part of the global conversation on what's broken in the world, but when things really fall apart—like with the Ebola or Coronavirus outbreaks—is the state the only answer? How might a stateless society respond to a challenge like this one? This article provides an anarchist response to these questions, while highlighting issues that require those of us with anarchist politics to carefully think through our position. This article was originally posted in two parts at Anarchist Agency.

I, the caregiver – stories from “the grey zone”

A Bulgarian caregiver's personal account of working in a Greek hospital.

France: Following the SNCF Mechanics' Struggle, The Fight in the Hospitals Shows the Way

In spring 2019, a crisis on an unprecedented scale was sparked in French hospitals. The emergency services went on strike in massive numbers. Barely three months from its beginnings on 18 March, in the Saint-Antoine Hospital in Paris, it had spread to around a hundred establishments all across France by July. The movement will not stop spreading as long as the situation remains untenable. In September, the number of emergency services on strike was 239, or more than half of all services. This mobilisation has not died down and even rose to 267 services on strike in mid-October.