By Jeremy Trott, Socialist Action (our sister organisation in Australia) Australia is in the grip of an extreme bushfire crisis. Record-breaking heat waves and months of drought have created the conditions for massive blazes across the country. The scale of the fires is unprecedented, affecting every state on the continent. They are the largest bushfires ever recorded in Australia. At the ...Read More »
World Congress of International Socialist Alternative: Capitalism has failed, fight for a socialist future!
By Ann Orr (Irish delegate) The Twelfth World Cong...
The campaigns for US primaries are at full speed. ...
By Christian Bunke, Martina Gergits, Philipp Chmel...
“They are lying, we know they are lying. The...
By Gary McDonald The current situation in Austral...
By Bryan Koulouris, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US) Bernie Sanders is experiencing a surge in the polls; he’s ahead in New Hampshire (11/26/2019) and California (LA Times, 12/5/2019) while he is consistently crushing all other candidates among young people. All of this is despite a media blackout and recent negative campaigning by both Obama and the Clintons. Bernie’s call for a Green New ...Read More »
By Tom Crean, Socialist Alternative (Our sister organisation in the United States) For socialists who want to see the right and its agenda defeated, the victory of the reactionary Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party in last week’s general election in Britain is obviously a serious setback. The corporate media and the leadership of the Democratic Party have honed in ...Read More »
By Keely Mullen, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in the US). Below is an article written in early November about the potential for Trump’s impeachment, which subsequently took place on Wednesday, 18 December. Tens of millions of people are looking to get Donald Trump out of office. In his nearly three years in office, he has doled out tax cuts ...Read More »
The Conservative victory at the general election is a major setback for the working class and youth of Britain. The bumbling bigot Johnson will whip up prejudice and launch further attacks on our services, livelihoods and environment. This will meet with resistance which we will support and help organise. Local ‘conferences of resistance’ should be convened everywhere, by trade unions, ...Read More »
By Myriam Poizat For the past month, a Chilean protest song and choreography about sexual violence, state sexism and a culture of victim blaming has become a viral anthem for feminists around the world. Following the first song protest performed on 25 November, the international day against gender based violence, tens of thousands have performed the song in Chile and ...Read More »
By Nicolas Croes (our sister organisation in Belgium) The first day of strikes and protests against French President Macron’s proposed reform of the pension system was a resounding and historic success. On Thursday 5th December, there were nearly 250 demonstrations across France attended by no less than 1,5 million people. This compares with the first day of the movement against ...Read More »
By Claire Laker Mansfield, Socialist Alternative (our sister organisation in England, Wales and Scotland) The final countdown has begun. With less than a week left of election campaigning, Corbyn and Johnson took part in the final televised head-to-head on 6 December. The debate revealed a contrast that could barely be clearer. In some ways, Johnson’s posh-boy debating society demeanour illustrated ...Read More »
By Rob Jones – Sotsialisticheskaya Alternativa – our sister organisation in Russia In 2003 the imperialist powers launched a brutal ‘shock and awe’ campaign intended to remove Saddam Hussein and establish a new democratic order in the Middle East. At least that was the official cover, in reality it was as much an attempt by western imperialism to get its ...Read More »
By Simon D. LSP/PSL (our sister organisation in Belgium) According to an IFOP survey, 64% of French people believe that the general strike of Thursday 5 December is justified. President Macron’s pension reform is going badly. The list of sectors calling for a strike has grown steadily (railway workers at SNCF, transport workers at RATP, air traffic controllers, transport, energy ...Read More »