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World Congress of International Socialist Alternative: Capitalism has failed, fight for a socialist future!

By Ann Orr (Irish delegate) The Twelfth World Congress of the international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated took place in January 2020. It was attended by delegates and visitors from 27 countries. The Congress followed the splitting away of a minority who demonstrated a staid, conservative and dogmatic approach to tackling the challenges and seizing the opportunities ...

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Interview with a US socialist on Bernie Sanders campaign

The campaigns for US primaries are at full speed. Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls. We spoke about Bernie’s campaign and the situation in the US with Ginger Jentzen. She is a member of Socialist Alternative, our sister organisation in the US, who played an active role in the fight for a minimum wage of $15.  Hi Ginger, you ...

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The Auto Industry, Jobs and a Green Future

By Christian Bunke, Martina Gergits, Philipp Chmel, Stefan Brandl, Brettros (SLP-our sister organisation in Austria)  The automobile industry, along with the oil industry, remains the world’s largest and most dominant industrial sector. More than eight million people are directly employed by the auto manufacturers, and millions more work in connected industry. It employs hundreds of thousands of workers in Germany and ...

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Coronavirus-China’s Dictatorship Ignites Massive Backlash

“They are lying, we know they are lying. They also know that we know they are lying, and yet they are still lying.” This online comment from a resident of Wenzhou, one of several big cities locked down under an unprecedented quarantine, underlines the explosive anger being felt across China as the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) epidemic spreads at an alarming ...

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Climate changes creates raging fires and red skies in Australia

By Gary McDonald  The current situation in Australia is a frightening glimpse of our future. The catastrophic effects of climate change that scientists have been warning about for decades are coming to fruition right before our very eyes. Beginning unusually early in September 2019, this bushfire season has marked the ushering-in of a whole new terrifying climate reality particularly for ...

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AOC and Joe Biden Should Not Be In The Same Party

By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (US) After months of attacks by the Democratic establishment against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives, she is firing back. Since her shock election to the House of Representatives in 2018, beating Democratic Party institution Joe Crowley, AOC has developed a following of millions because of her fearless telling truth to power, fighting for a Green ...

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2020s- New decade of explosions and struggles awaits

By Cillian Gillespie The opening days of 2020 saw news reports dominated by the horrific images and footage of bushfires in Australia and the potential for a new war against Iran. This new year and decade we have entered promises a continuation of the international turmoil, crises and instability, resulting in further hardship and misery for the majority of our ...

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Strike wave grips France in opposition to Macron regime

By Finghin Kelly  Strikes have been gripping France for over a month now in opposition to attempts by the Macron government to attack workers’ pension rights. Railway workers led the strikes, starting in early December, which then broadened out to bring in teachers, lawyers, healthcare workers, airline staff and even dancers at the Paris Opera house. The protests on 5 ...

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Cyprus rape case outrage: Stop the victim blaming

Joint statement from our sister organisations in Cyprus; England, Wales and Scotland and Israel-Palestine. The 19-year-old woman who reported being brutally gang-raped last July in Agia Napa, Cyprus, was found guilty. Guilty of daring to report a rape and asking the police to investigate it. The police did nothing of the sort. On the contrary, from the very first days, ...

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Iran: Trump brings region closer to war

By Rob Jones, Committee for a Workers International (the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party in Ireland is affiliated to) The headline and editorial in the Lebanese pro-Hezbollah newspaper “Al-Akhbar” on Friday read: “The martyrdom of Soleimani: It is war!” This is just one of the first angry reactions to the overnight US drone attack on the convoy ...

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