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Amazon Forest- Burning the Future

By James McCabe  “At first I thought I was fighting to save the rubber trees. Then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realise I am fighting for humanity.” Brazilian trade union leader and environmentalist, Chico Mendes who was assassinated by a cattle rancher in 1988. A planetary problem The words of Chico Mendes ring ...

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Brazil: Save the environment, smash the system!

By Bruna Leão, Liberdade, Socialismo e Revolução (our sister organisation in Brazil)  Since the 2018 elections, there has been a marked concern about the direction environmental policies would take should Jair Bolsonaro assume the presidency. Bolsonaro’s declarations on the environment have always been controversial, because they treat any consideration for the preservation of the forest or for indigenous peoples as something ...

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North Africa and the Revolutionary Processes in Algeria and Sudan

Resolution approved by CWI International Executive Committee By bringing down two long-standing dictators within a week in April of this year, the revolutionary uprisings in Algeria and Sudan have confirmed the analysis made by the CWI eight years ago, while stunning most bourgeois scholars and commentators. At the time, we explained that the revolutions initiated in Tunisia and Egypt were ...

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20Q: How to Rescue the Climate from Capitalism?

By Sonja Grusch, CWI Austria  The 1.8 million strong global youth strike on the 15th of March made it clear: the threatening climate catastrophe is having a politicizing effect around the globe. The ongoing destruction of our natural world in all its aspects cannot be ignored any longer: there is no part of earth, no sphere of nature that is ...

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Britain: Parliament suspended – fight for a general election now!

By Becci Heagney, Socialist Alternative (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in England and Wales)  No to Boris coup! For mass protests, bringing together the trade unions, climate strikes movement and all those opposed to this attack on democratic rights We can’t trust capitalist MPs to protect workers and young people from a Tory No Deal Brexit! Fight for a ...

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Hong Kong: Airline trade union leader sacked in government revenge attack

HKCTU needs to call strike action by airline and airport workers who are facing the brunt of government ‘white terror’ By Socialist Action reporters (our sister organisation in Hong Kong)  The trade union chairperson for 2,000 flight attendants at Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon airline, Rebecca Sy On-na, has been sacked. This is the latest and most serious attack on employees ...

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Why is the Amazon burning?

By Electra Kleitsa, Xekinima (Greek Section of the CWI- the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party in Ireland is affiliated to) This July, very worrying news came to light: it is estimated that since the beginning of the year, when Jair Bolsonaro took over the presidency of Brazil, the Amazon loses a forest area equal to one football ...

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Resolution on World Economic Crisis

The following resolution was passed at the International Executive Committee (IEC) of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI), the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party in Ireland is affiliated to. It gives an analysis of the potential for a new crisis for the world capitalist economy and the impact this will have on the consciousness of the ...

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Hong Kong: Mass struggle needs new direction

Organising the working class is the key to victory 1.7 million people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday 18 August in yet another gigantic display of anger and defiance against the local (Hong Kong) and central (Beijing) governments. The struggle now enters its 12th week as the Chinese dictatorship shows no signs of shifting from its strategy of increasingly brutal ...

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Seattle: Socialist City Council Member Kshama Sawant to Face Off Against Amazon’s Candidate

By Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative (CWI in the US and the sister organisation of the Socialist Party. The initial results for Seattle’s city council primary elections will greatly sharpen the class divisions in Seattle. Led by Amazon, big business in Seattle is waging a ferocious campaign to defeat every candidate who isn’t firmly aligned with them. Through a record-breaking infusion ...

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