Mike Davis on the Coronavirus COVID-19

Mike Davis examined the bird flu threat in, “The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu” (2005)

Mike Davis has been commenting extensively about the current global Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. I’m sharing his analysis on my social media spaces, as I often do with City of Quartz for urban planning students. For better or worse, Davis avoids social media and has no personal website with links to his work. Fortunately for readers, several outlets are making available without a paywall his works on COVID-19. It just takes some searching.

As I usually do with Davis, I found myself scouring Twitter and Google to find these commentaries. I know others are doing the same. We need his analysis to show us a pathway forward — and we need to get it beyond his faithful readers. So, to help boost readership, I’m aggregating links in this post to Mike Davis’s COVID-19 writings, comments, podcast interviews, etcetera.

There will be cross-posted duplicates from the various publications involved. I’m okay with doubling up. This increases reader access and helps overcome potential link rot. Also there will shorter and longer versions of his articles depending on the publication’s version. All is worth reading.

I’ll update this blog post as often as possible. Readers can recommend relevant works at this Contact page. Thank you. ~JPB

Update: New citations will end on May 31, 2020. This post will stay up as a resource on Mike Davis and COVID-19.


Mike Davis on COVID-19: The Monster Is at the Door

Date: March 12, 2020. Source: Haymarket Books

https://www.haymarketbooks.org/blogs/110-mike-davis-on-covid-19-the-monster-is-at-the-door


Mike Davis on COVID-19: The Monster Is at the Door

Date: March 12, 2020. Source: International Journal of Socialist Renewal

http://links.org.au/mike-davis-covid-19-monster-finally-at-the-door


Mike Davis sobre COVID-19: El Monstruo Finalmente Está en la Puerta

Date: March 12, 2020. Source: Izquierda Diario

http://www.izquierdadiario.es/Mike-Davis-sobre-COVID-19-el-monstruo-finalmente-esta-en-la-puerta


Who Gets Forgotten in a Pandemic

Date: March 13, 2020. Source: The Nation

https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/mike-davis-covid-19-essay/


Mike Davis on Coronavirus: “In a Plague Year”

Date: March 14, 2020. Source: Jacobin Magazine

https://jacobinmag.com/2020/03/mike-davis-coronavirus-outbreak-capitalism-left-international-solidarity


Socialism as Counter-Pandemic — Mike Davis

Date: March 14, 2020. Source: Legal Form: A Forum for Marxist Analysis of Law

https://legalform.blog/2020/03/14/socialism-as-counter-pandemic-mike-davis/


Mike Davis: Social Distancing, Not Home Arrest

Date: March 16, 2020. Source: Haymarket Books

https://www.haymarketbooks.org/blogs/113-mike-davis-social-distancing-not-home-arrest


Mike Davis on COVID-19: The Monster Is at the Door

Date: March 19, 2020. Source: Monthly Review Online

https://mronline.org/2020/03/19/mike-davis-on-covid-19-the-monster-is-finally-at-the-door/


Mike Davis: The Coronavirus Crisis Is a Monster Fueled by Capitalism

Date: March 20, 2020. Source: In These Times

http://inthesetimes.com/article/22394/coronavirus-crisis-capitalism-covid-19-monster-mike-davis


Solidarity Is an Essential Vaccine

Date: March 20, 2020. Source: The Nation

https://www.thenation.com/article/society/outdoor-coronavirus-exercise-california/


Mike Davis on Coronavirus Politics (podcast interview)

Date: March 20, 2020. Source: The Dig Podcast

https://www.thedigradio.com/podcast/mike-davis-on-coronavirus-politics/


Mike Davis on Coronavirus Plague (podcast interview)

Date: March 22, 2020. Source: Beneath the Surface with Suzi Weissman

https://archive.kpfk.org/index_one.php?shokey=bts_friday


Lessons From Wuhan

Date: March 25, 2020. Source: The Nation

https://www.thenation.com/article/society/lessons-wuhan-coronavirus-recovery/


Mike Davis: Why Global Capitalism Is so Impotent in the Face of Coronavirus (video interview)

Date: March 26, 2020. Source: Jacobin Magazine

https://youtu.be/SWkSOnlOfwA


Mike Davis on Pandemics, Super-capitalism and the Struggles of Tomorrow

Date: March 30, 2020. Source: Mada Masr

https://madamasr.com/en/2020/03/30/feature/politics/mike-davis-on-pandemics-super-capitalism-and-the-struggles-of-tomorrow/


Capitalism Is the Disease: Mike Davis on the Coronavirus Crisis (online teach-in FREE)

Date: March 31, 2020. Source: Haymarket Books and Verso Books

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOp9G5hoQnM


Mike Davis: The Coronavirus — Politics vs. Science; plus Rebecca Solnit on Becoming a Feminist (podcast interview)

Date: April 1, 2020. Source: Start Making Sense

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mike-davis-coronavirus-politics-vs-science-plus-rebecca/id1060110806?i=1000470232960


In Memoriam: Michael Sorkin, 1948–2020

Date: April 2, 2020. Source: The Nation

https://www.thenation.com/article/society/michael-sorkin-obit/


How to Save the Postal Service

Date: April 6, 2020. Source: The Nation

https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/usps-profiteering-nationalize-amazon/


COVID-19: A Man-Made Crisis — A conversation with Mike Davis, Marianela D’Aprile and Nafis Hasan

Date: April 7, 2020. Source: Democratic Socialists of America

https://www.dsausa.org/calendar/covid-19-a-man-made-crisis/


Mike Davis: Is Coronavirus Ushering in a New World Order? plus Barbara Ehrenreich on low-wage work (podcast interview)

Date: April 15, 2020. Source: Start Making Sense

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mike-davis-is-coronavirus-ushering-in-new-world-order/id1060110806?i=1000471601983


The Geopolitics of COVID-19: Mike Davis in Conversation with Joshua Clover

Date: April 16, 2020. Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Source: UC Davis Humanities Institute

https://dhi.ucdavis.edu/events/geopolitics-covid-19-mike-davis-interviewed-joshua-clover


The Monster Enters

Date: March/April 2020, No. 122. Source: New Left Review

https://newleftreview.org/issues/II122/articles/mike-davis-in-a-plague-year


Mike Davis in the Age of Catastrophe

Date: April 24, 2020. Source: The New Yorker

https://www.newyorker.com/news/california-chronicles/mike-davis-in-the-age-of-catastrophe


Mike Davis: Back to Work in the Covid-19 Economy? Plus John Powers on Virus Time TV (podcast interview)

Date: April 29, 2020. Source: Start Making Sense

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mike-davis-back-to-work-in-covid-19-economy-plus-john/id1060110806?i=1000473073052


Mike Davis: C’est La Lutte Finale

Date: April 30, 2020. Source: Progressive International

https://progressive.international/blueprint/34da398a-af05-43bb-9778-c27023932630-la-lutte-finale/en


Mike Davis on the Coronavirus (podcast interview)

Date: May 1, 2020. Source: Coronavirus in California

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mike-davis-on-the-coronavirus/id1506426526?i=1000473233887


 

(Last Updated: May 27, 2020)

 

 

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