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United States: A socialist strategy to defeat Trump

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Article by Seattle Council Member and Socialist Alternative (sister organisation of the Socialist Party  in the US) member Kshama Sawant on where next in the battle against the Trump regime. Originally published on Counterpunch.org.  Donald Trump and his bigoted, billionaires-club administration have ignited a social explosion unlike any that has ever greeted an incoming US president. The White House’s series ...

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Romania: Biggest street protests since 1989

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Mass street protests erupted at the end of January in several Romanian cities over the plans of the new social-democratic government to pass two executive orders that would weaken the anti-corruption legislation. The protests reached their peak this week, on Wednesday, with approximately 400,000 people taking the streets across the country in the biggest mass demonstrations since the Revolution. Despite ...

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The “fake news” hysteria in the US

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By George Martin Fell Brown, Socialist Alternative in the US Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election signifies a war on workers, on women, on immigrants, on LGBTQ people and racial minorities. But for some, it signifies a war on truth itself. The Oxford English Dictionary has gone so far as to name “post-truth” it’s word of the year ...

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During the next 100 days: Build the resistance to Trump’s agenda!

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By Bryan Koulouris, Socialist Alternative (Sister organisation of the Socialist Party in the US) One of the most reactionary, bigoted, and predatory administrations in modern history has officially taken office. The incoming Trump presidency, from the vicious tweets to the bizarre press conferences to the reactionary cabinet picks and executive orders, has millions of people understandably feeling they are in ...

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US: Climate change denier takes power

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Since taking power Donald Trump has a) given the go ahead to Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines b) forbidden scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency from speaking to the media and said they will have to submit their work to the White House for review before it is published c) Removed all reference to climate change from the White House ...

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Trump’s Presidency: The resistance has started

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The following article is from the current edition of “The Socialist”. It was written before last weekend’s historic women’s marches in the US, the largest in the country’s history, against the new Trump regime. It is estimated that over three million marched in the major cities US. Solidarity protests took place across the globe.  The election of Donald Trump has ...

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Palestine/Israel: Everyday life under occupation

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Just before Christmas the United Nations security council symbolically voted 14-0 declaring Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank as illegal. The United States abstained, denying a veto sought by Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition government in Israel and US President-elect Donald Trump. A week earlier, Socialist Struggle Movement – the Israel/Palestine section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI- the international socialist organisation to ...

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Mexico: 20% Fuel hike sparks mass protests

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By David López, Izquierda Revolucionaria (México) The answer that the Mexican working class has given to the gasolinazo (fuel price hike) has been overwhelming. In four days the entire country has experienced intense mobilizations and acts of protest.  Various cities have witnessed roadblocks, the occupation of gas stations and forced closures of Pemex supply-plants. The government is conscious of all ...

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Women rising around the world

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By Aprille Scully Inequality under the capitalist system has accelerated in recent years and sees the top 1% own more wealth than the 99%. Neoliberalism means privatisation and underfunding of public services which particularly affects women in areas of health, education, maternity leave and low pay. It’s in this context that across the world we are seeing a new generation ...

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The life and legacy of Fidel Castro

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The death of Fidel Castro, aged 90, was announced by his younger brother President Raul, on Cuban state television, late last night. Millions of workers in Cuba and globally will mourn the passing of the leader, who long with Che Guevara, is most closely associated with the 1959 Cuban Revolution. At the same time, the forces of capitalist reaction and ...

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