Artivists at Work 2

Last month, we published a selection of graphic responses by Artivists at Work to the UK government’s response to Covid-19. Here we publish another selection of their work from July 2020. 

Sign the petition against cuts to NHS workers based in Clinical Commissioning Units.

‘Job losses are not inevitable: but if we let them get away with job cuts like the ones they are proposing in the NHS, then it will begin to feel as though they are.’

Read more here.

Many parents and school students have struggled while schools have been closed – but opening schools before it is safe will put many more lives at risk.

#fivetests #boycottreturntounsafeschools #joinaunion

Artwork by Fret Tebb (after Jürgen Holtfreter).

‘Never in history has violence been initiated by the oppressed. How could they be the initiators, if they themselves are the result of violence?…… There would be no oppressed had there been no prior of violence to establish their subjugation.’

– Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed  (1968)

In the first six months of 2020, there were almost 30,000 more deaths of care home residents than the same period in 2019 (a 45.9% increase). Boris Johnson tried to shift the blame onto care homes.

Artwork by Katt Manleigh, inspired after reading about the ‘impact of Covid-19 on women at work and at home.’

The impacts of Covid-19 expose appalling gender, race and class inequalities in our societies.

There is no excuse for the government’s failure to pursue a strategy to eliminate Covid-19. Here are some things we can do.

People’s lives are being made unbearable and in too many cases (one is too many) extinguished by a system that dehumanises and kills with impunity. We must remember.

Errol Graham starved to death after the DWP stopped his disability benefit.


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