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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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The Socialist Party and support for the Corbyn movement

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Article from “The Socialist” , paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales on our approach towards the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party in Britain. Socialist Party members have received widespread support from trade unionists, anti-cuts activists and supporters of Jeremy Corbyn both inside and outside the Labour Party for our calls for democratising the Labour ...

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Women rising around the world

A woman carries a banner  that reads in Spanish "Duarte Femicide," referring to the Gov. of the State of Chihuahua Cesar Duarte, during a protest against violence against women marking International Women's Day in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. International Women's Day celebrates women and their accomplishments, but it also offers a stark reminder of the gender divides in rights, representation and pay. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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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US: We need mass resistance to Trump & a new party of the 99%

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Here we publish the latest analysis of Socialist Alternative (SA) in the US, following Trump's victory. Last night (9 November), Socialist Alternative organised mass marches and rallies across the US as a first response to Trump's election. Tens of thousands of people attended, at only hours' notice.

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US: Deeply damaged, the two parties limp towards the finish line

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The country is “slouching towards the mutual assured destruction of our political system.” – William S. Cohen, former secretary of defence under Bill Clinton In this election between the two least popular presidential candidates in modern history, whoever wins tomorrow will enter office facing unprecedented levels of popular hostility. Hillary still holds a narrow lead in most polls. But, with ...

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US: Brutal crackdown in Standing Rock

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By Manus Lenihan North Dakota today is the centre of a US-wide and international movement of Native Americans and their allies in the environmental movement. The planned route for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) winds from Illinois to the Bakken oil reserves. On the way it passes through the water source of tens of millions of people, and the burial ...

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Statement from Kshama Sawant: End political repression against Standing Rock protesters

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Statement by Seattle City Councilmember and Socialist Alternative (sister organisation of the Socialist Party in the US) member Kshama Sawant on the brutal repression against those protesting against the North Dakota pipeline. “Thursday in North Dakota, a police force backed by corporate paramilitary agents and armored vehicles moved against indigenous people and other activists courageously protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. ...

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Our planet can’t wait: System change not climate change!

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By Manus Lenihan Climate change is no longer just a distant threat. The town of Fort McMurray in Canada burned for months earlier this year, part of a trend towards far more intense wildfires across the world. Extreme weather events have tripled since the 1960s. The Arctic could be ice-free in the summer by 2020. It’s now too late to ...

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US Presidential election & the need for a party of the 99%

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By Cillian Gillespie The US Presidential election has taken a dramatic twist with the coming to light of a secret recording of Donald Trump grotesquely bragging of his sexual assaults of various women.  As vile as these comments are, their content should not come as a major surprise to those who have listened to the litany of racist, Islamaphobic and ...

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