By Mark Montegriffo
This week began with the Workers’ Memorial Day and it will end with May Day. Our current pandemic reality has cost the lives of so many essential workers. While nobody is immune to the virus, it has had an outweighed effect on the poorest neighbourhoods and on frontline workers, as well as the global south. In the UK, we know that many healthcare workers, in a National Health Service already stripped bare, have faced their death. When one’s labour is costing one’s life, it is time to sound the alarm bells. The new reality that emerges after the pandemic must come to terms with this relationship. The first place to start is re-thinking the economy, and therefore politics, at a foundational level.