The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Indonesia:
Health Crisis and Social Crisis

Aug 2, 2021

Translated from Lutte Ouvrière (Workers’ Struggle), the newspaper of the revolutionary workers’ group active in France.

The number of deaths from Covid in Indonesia exceeds 1,200 per day. This number is underestimated because many people die at home without being able to go to the hospital.

The Delta variant is not the only cause. The entire organization of society is. Access to the vaccine is limited. Under six percent of the population is vaccinated. Hospitals are overwhelmed. Indonesia has fewer than three intensive care beds for every 100,000 inhabitants. There aren’t enough oxygen tanks....

Capitalism is more dangerous than the virus.